I like the Makarov.
Any other good Mil Surps out there? Cheap?
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September 17, 2003, 10:20 PM
Star B 9mm
Balister Molina 45acp
Beretta M1934 380acp
Manurhin Walther 32acp
Cz 50 32acp
Cz 52 7.62x25 Tok
Nagant Revolver 7.62x38r
September 17, 2003, 10:40 PM
Not surplus, but the Crock is my pick for inexpensive pistols.
However, I read that since SA is now doing the Form 6s the price doubled???:confused: Can you still get a deal on a HS?
September 17, 2003, 10:45 PM
TT-33 Tokarov or for a little more the CZ75B.
September 18, 2003, 07:58 AM
Tons and Tons of great Smith & Wesson and Colts. Remember, any gun made 50+ years ago is C&R. Some of my favorites right now are the Brazilian Contract Smiths in 45acp. Great guns at great prices.
September 18, 2003, 08:51 AM
Not surplus, but the Crock is my pick for inexpensive pistols
That would be the clay version, right?
Hmmmm...Tactical Pottery!:neener: :neener: :neener:
September 18, 2003, 09:09 AM
Mighty Mule, Crock=Croatian Glock, the newfangled XD 9.
September 18, 2003, 10:20 AM
I don't know what you consider cheap but you can probably find the following for $350 or so.
Inglis High Power
S&W or Colt M1917 .45 ACP
Argentine Sistema 1911
P08 Luger (mismatched shooter grade)
S&W .38 Special
S&W "Victory" .38 S&W models are around $200-250
Tokarevs can be had under $200 if you look long enough.
September 18, 2003, 10:51 AM
*Ian checks his links file*
Doing Freedom! ezine had an article a few months back about exactly this; cheap-but-effective pistols. It should be here: http://www.doingfreedom.com/gen/0103/bargainpistols.html
September 18, 2003, 11:21 AM
Glock sells the 9mm/.40 family of guns to police departments around the midwest for about 369.00, about 389.00 to an individual officer through some wholesalers.
A really big dept. can get into them en masse for about 350.00 a gun. Glock's "LEO-Friendly" strategy has them giving GREAT deals on agency trade-ins.
I believe one city of about 35,000 people (70-80 cops) just got into Glocks for about 170.00/unit after trading in old S&W 5900's.
That's what I call a good, cheap service gun. AND good marketing...
September 18, 2003, 12:37 PM
For around $200 or less I like the Star B and Argentine Hi-Powers from SOG plus all the surplus police S&W wheelguns that are everywhere.
September 18, 2003, 12:53 PM
Used S&W M10s are all over at $100-$150 and make great guns for any use.
I keep hearing this from several sources, but when I'm doing the crawl through the gun shows I can never find any. I'd love to find one, just to have something a little heavier than my tapered 3" Mod. 36 for my wife to plink with.
September 18, 2003, 07:48 PM
EAA witness series of pistols.
KY imports has used glocks for $350.00
September 18, 2003, 08:57 PM
FEG PA63 in 9mm Mak, ~$100 at shows.
September 18, 2003, 11:26 PM
Not too long ago, if you were a member of the GSSF (Glock Sport Shooting Foundation, or something like that), you could get a brand-new Glock 17 "GSSF Commemorative" for $389.00, shipped to your FFL. That's pretty darn inexpensive. You can still get police trade-in Glocks for $400-450, not a bad deal either.