I've narrowed down my choices and need your input


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Aaryq
September 21, 2008, 03:28 PM
Howdy, folks.

I've narrowed down my choices and need assistance in deciding where to go from here.

I've set aside about $500 for firearms. I've toured the gun shops and they don't have what I want (Except 1 gun). This means I might need to place an order.
After assessing what I think I need and what I think I want I've narrowed it down to this:
9mm Kel-Tec Sub-2000
9mm Hi-Point 995 Carbine
Kel-Tec PF-9
Don't know what but a less expensive .357 revolver (not for a CCW)

Please do me a favor and try to keep it to this list.

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Big45
September 21, 2008, 03:29 PM
Glock:p

NavajoNPaleFace
September 21, 2008, 04:10 PM
Of the ones listed.....I said the .357.

I won't start a war over my reasons for my choice. LOL

MICHAEL T
September 21, 2008, 04:19 PM
$500 for firearms

Buy a older used 357 Use left over money as down pmt and layaway a 357 Lever action rifle.

JImbothefiveth
September 21, 2008, 04:20 PM
Do you have a home defense suitable long-gun? A .22 rifle, or other long gun for plinking/target practice?
Do you allready have a CCW handgun?

CB900F
September 21, 2008, 04:41 PM
Aaryq;

In reality, by the way that means buying the gun somewhere besides off the internet, you can pick up a very good .357 for under or well under $500.00. I'm talking Ruger GP100 or Blackhawk, Smith & Wesson, Taurus, Colt Trooper, etc. All you have to do is look around and be patient.

Search the local "Shopper" papers. Read the garage sale listings. Post an ad at the local seniors center bulletin board, etc.

900F

Vern Humphrey
September 21, 2008, 04:54 PM
Make friends with your local pawnshop owner and ask him what he charges to do a firearms transfer for you. (It should be around $20).

The following are from Gunsamerica.Com


S&W 65-3 SS 4 in .357 G-VG 1987 (GA Number: 991949516) Classified Ad
Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
The AYB serial number prefix on this .357 Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless model 65, third engineering change, Revolver dates it to the Ye ...(read more)

Seller: Robertson Trading Post (FFL Dealer) $319.95
GA Sales: 356



S&W 65-3 SS .357 4in HB VG Mfg 1987 (GA Number: 906435514) Classified Ad
Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
Since Supicaís and Nahasís Standard Catalog gives the AVB prefix as June 1987, this one was made a bit earlier that same year. This is a thoroughly tr ...(read more)

Seller: Robertson Trading Post (FFL Dealer) $319.95
GA Sales: 356



S&W .357 SS 65-3 VG 4 in HB SB 1987 (GA Number: 944970122) Classified Ad
Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
From its AUC serial number prefix, this .357 Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless magnum revolver, model 65-3, was manufactured early in 1987. ...(read more)

Seller: Robertson Trading Post (FFL Dealer) $319.95
GA Sales: 356



S&W 65-6 ROUND BUT .357 (GA Number: 969210206) Classified Ad
Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
***Sale Pending*** Excellant carry gun , this S&W model 65-6 stainless in .357 mag, with a 4" barrel with an excellant bore. S&W factory finger grip grips fit ve ...(read more)

Seller: Twin Oak Arms (FFL Dealer) $350.00





S&W 65-2 WITH SERVICE HOLSTER (GA Number: 969214617) Classified Ad
Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
Another gresat stainless S&W carry gun with a 4 1/8" pinned barrel and mint bore.Model 65-2, in.357 MAG. Gun locks up tight.Factory grips have som ...(read more)

Seller: Twin Oak Arms (FFL Dealer) $350.00




Smith & Wesson 19-5 (GA Number: 955704274) Classified Ad
Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
Smith & Wesson 19-5 Caliber:&nbsp.357 Magnum Barrel:&nbsp4" Finish:&nbspBlue Condition:&nbsp90%+ Serial Number:&nbspAEV47 ...(read more)

Seller: YankeeArtifacts (FFL Dealer) $359.00





S&W 28-2 HWY PATROL .357 (GA Number: 938879681) Classified Ad
Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
One tough gun with a 4 1/8" pinned barrel, and adjustable rear target sight.Model 28-2 in .357 mag! Gun locks up tight, and bore is excellant as are ...(read more)

Seller: Twin Oak Arms (FFL Dealer) $385.00




Smith Wesson 640 SS 2" .357 box, papers. (GA Number: 966938399) Classified Ad
Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
Smith Wesson 640 .357/.38 2" SS revolver with box, papers, warranty. Gun rates 95% and is very, very clean. Will make a great shooter. Will sell for $ ...(read more)

Seller: The Gun Exchange (FFL Dealer) $395.00

Aaryq
September 21, 2008, 05:35 PM
I'm currently covered in the CCW, Hunting and HD departments. These guns will mainly be used for fun and new shooter conversions.

Steve H
September 21, 2008, 05:37 PM
If that's your entire choce list I'd go with a good used .357

jakemccoy
September 21, 2008, 05:41 PM
You do realize your poll allows people to vote for all choices, right?

woerm
September 21, 2008, 05:48 PM
I voted the keltec carbine.
pistol caliber catbines are usually accurate and easy to shoot.
for newbies they make almost as much sense as a 22 rifle, which is what I generally use to teach new shooters. It is easier to get accuracy, and positive results with small rifles or carbines.

woerm

denfoote
September 21, 2008, 07:36 PM
http://usera.ImageCave.com/denfoote/Mod28-2.jpg

Smith and Wesson 28-2 "Highway Patrolman"
N-Frame .357mag
4" barrel

Bozo
September 21, 2008, 07:45 PM
You have apples and oranges there. What do you really want? Only you can decide that.

green country shooter
September 21, 2008, 07:47 PM
I can't answer without knowing the proposed use. Concealed carry? Home defense? Target shooting? Plinking? Fondling?

markk
September 21, 2008, 11:13 PM
You can find a pretty dang good .357 for $500.

rfurtkamp
September 21, 2008, 11:39 PM
Out of your options as has been mentioned go with a used S&W.

They're getting more and more and more expensive every year.

You can get a Hi-Point carbine or the Keltecs for a long time for relatively cheaply.

R.W.Dale
September 21, 2008, 11:42 PM
a used $350 Ruger GP100 is a gun that'll last you 2 lifetimes

Old Dog
September 22, 2008, 04:26 AM
Easy choice. A clean S&W Model 19 w/4 inch barrel ... if you can't find one, a nice new Ruger GP 100.

Forget the 9mm carbines. Just a really fast way to burn through too much ammo.

Kel-Tec PF-9? If you're truly currently covered in the CCW, Hunting and HD departments. and
These guns will mainly be used for fun and new shooter conversions.
forget that ... the Kel-Tec 9s aren't fun to shoot and and there are better options out there for "new shooter conversions," CCW and home defense ...

Kind of Blued
September 22, 2008, 04:54 AM
I'm currently covered in the CCW, Hunting and HD departments. These guns will mainly be used for fun and new shooter conversions.

If that's the case, .22LR is the ONLY way to go in my opinion. You could get a nice rifle AND a nice pistol for $500. Do you already have those covered?

deaconkharma
September 22, 2008, 08:44 AM
Flame me anyone if ya want, but the hipoint is a pretty good shooter and not to mention later you can buy the better looking stock and laser toy built into the stock if you are so inclined.

The Rossi 357 is pretty cheap and goes bang too. My buddy took a hog with the Rossi so... these selections are cheap and pretty versatile.

moooose102
September 22, 2008, 09:07 AM
i voted for the revolver. wheel guns are fun to shoot. plus, you could hunt with one. i killed a deer 10+ years ago with my 6" 686 smith and wesson.

ZeSpectre
September 22, 2008, 09:12 AM
The OP mentioned that it would be for "Fun and introducing new shooters" Sounds like a .22lr to me. With $500 you could buy a nice .22 and a pretty good supply of ammo!

ImARugerFan
September 22, 2008, 09:22 AM
Ruger security six! I love mine. Stainless can be had for $300-$350.

Neckshot5seven
September 22, 2008, 09:25 AM
Taurus .357 there are many to choose from if you can live with the bilboard on the side of the gun. They are wonderful guns that shoot great. Quality like big names at half price

Omaha-BeenGlockin
September 22, 2008, 12:17 PM
Your first 3 choices are junk---spend your $500 on something good.

weisse52
September 22, 2008, 12:25 PM
No matter what the price constrant.

Of that list a $500 revolver can be a real quality piece. With no worry of CCW this open you up to a wonder selection of both old and new handguns.

There are some nice older Smith and Wesson's floating around for less than that. I just purchased a 6" 28-3 for $350.

These guns will mainly be used for fun and new shooter conversions.

Hard to beat a revolver for your stated goal.

frankcostanza
September 22, 2008, 12:35 PM
Revolvers are waaaaaay sexier than a Hi-Point carbine

SSN Vet
September 22, 2008, 12:39 PM
let's see.....

for what purpose?

Moose hunting?

Pop can plinking?

Home Defense?

Competitive target shooting?

get a used Taurus .357 revolver, as it will be better for all of the above (accept for perhaps pop can plinking) than your other choices.

Walkalong
September 22, 2008, 12:41 PM
These guns will mainly be used for fun and new shooter conversions.

Either of the carbines will be fun, and cheap to shoot, cheaper still if you reload. They will also be easy for new shooters to shoot well, so they will have fun and want to shoot again.

butters
September 22, 2008, 10:59 PM
That's a pretty diverse list. As most have suggested the 357 would be a good choice. For $500 you could get one and buy the Hi-Point too. One of our local sporting goods chains routinely sells the Hi-Point on sale for ~$169. For the money the Hi-Point would be a fun plinker. The ability to use Glock hi cap mags in the Kel-Tec sub-2000 is intriguing but you'll pay almost $300 for one.

I say get the 357 and the Hi-Point and you'll have a little left over for ammo.

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