May 14, 2012, 07:11 PM
Like any type of surplus guns or shotguns
May 14, 2012, 07:11 PM
Like any type of surplus guns or shotguns
May 14, 2012, 07:33 PM
Maverick 88, Mosin-Nagant rifles (only around $100, actually), Nagant revolvers (again, only around $100), Mossberg 500, a large section of your local used gun rack.
May 14, 2012, 08:10 PM
Hi point pistols (all of them), kel-tec pf9, ruger 10/22 (and various other rimfires), chinese shotguns, bersa thunder (used) ...
May 14, 2012, 08:21 PM
Makarov, CZ-82, TT-33 or TTC Tokarev, Hi-Point anything
May 14, 2012, 10:01 PM
You can find single shot rifles and shotguns, Rossi, Harrington and Richardson, in that price range, also pump shotguns with smoothbore barrels and rifle sights meant for deer slugs sell pretty cheap used, hunters want the rifled barrels now. Military rifles that have been sporterized cheaply are often available, but may be badly worn or unsafe, some are good buys, but you need to know what you are getting.
May 14, 2012, 11:01 PM
S&W Sigma VE in 9mm or .40 new in box for close to that price.
May 15, 2012, 09:09 AM
Taurus TCP 738
May 15, 2012, 09:17 AM
There are a number of guns that will fall into your price range, but this discussion will probably be more helpful if you give us an idea of what applications you'd like to use a gun for.
May 15, 2012, 12:54 PM
i would mainly be getting a gun just for shooting but if need a home defense weapon.
May 15, 2012, 12:57 PM
If you're just starting with firearms a .22LR would be a great place to start. And you'll be able to buy new and have a bit more to choose from.
May 15, 2012, 01:08 PM
Plenty of Taurus revolvers, especially used, fall into that category. That would be my suggestion. some kind of Taurus 38sp. Or a used Mossberg shotgun in 12. Both are fun to shoot and can be used in self defense.
May 15, 2012, 02:02 PM
In terms of long arm milsurps: Mosin-Nagant (91/30s and M44s), Yugo M24/47 and M48 (Mauser actions), Steyr M95, M1916 Spanish Mausers,
For a bit more (up to about $350) you can throw in a few SKS rifles, Russian-capture K98k, perhaps a Finnish Mosin-Nagant, K31s, Swedish M38 Mausers, etc.
In terms of milsurp pistols you're looking at Nagant revolvers, most Tokarev variants, CZ-82s, you might be able to find a Makarov as well.
If you're interested in milsurps, I highly recommend you get a C&R. It'll easily pay for itself after 1-2 firearms. This is by no means a complete list, there's lots of others available but sometimes it's just finding the right deal or even what's available on the market at the moment. Condition also can have a big affect on price...ie condition of the bore, matching part numbers, etc.
May 15, 2012, 02:30 PM
...just for shooting but if need a home defense weapon.
I almost always answer this question the same way; H&R Pardner 20ga. (http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/england-pardner-single-shot-shotgun-sb1020-gauge-chmbr-blue-barrel-full-choke-hardwood-stock-p-84558.html?tbm=shop)
May 16, 2012, 08:02 AM
I bought a S&W 1905, in 38 Special, for $250.00 not long ago (last month). It had been refinished so it had zero collector value, but is a good solid shooter.
Truthfully I bought it to get the mid 50's diamond magna grips that were on it. I didn't want the gun but they wouldn't sell just the grips.
I admit that most M&P/Model 10 type revolvers will be more than that, but you can still find them.
I see Harrington & Richardson revolvers in that price range too.
May 16, 2012, 08:57 AM
Smith and Wesson model 915.
May 16, 2012, 09:06 AM
TT-33/ M57's. (7.62X25mm)
Nagant 1895 Revolvers. (7.62X38Rmm)
Mosin Nagant M91/30's. (7.62X54Rmm)
All three are really good guns to own.
May 16, 2012, 09:06 AM
Used Remington 870
May 16, 2012, 09:14 AM
Well used, but mechanically sound, S&W police trade in revolvers can be had at the upper point of that range. .38 spl is cheap to shoot and a good choice for HD.
May 16, 2012, 10:31 AM
May 16, 2012, 12:58 PM
Used Ruger MKII's, 22/45's, and Browning Buckmarks show up in that price range. The CZ-82 in 9mm Makarov and Ruger P-95's in 9x19 (Luger, Parabellum, Nato) and occasionally .38 Special revolvers, sometimes even .357's.
For rifles, if you go rimfire you've got a lot of options even in a new gun. The Mosin Nagant has been mentioned in centerfire and you could also seek out a decent used lever-action for just over $250.
But if your limited by the budget and want to shoot much, I'd think a Savage MKII or other quality .22LR rifle and the rest of your money spent on ammunition would be a great start.
FWIW, I shoot rimfires A LOT!
May 16, 2012, 03:44 PM
Polish P-64 Radom, CZ-82, surplus CZ-83, VZ50, Mosin rifles, Nagant revolvers, FEG High Powers, Star 9mm surplus, Used Rossi revolvers, some of the Maks, and Tokarev pistols.
All of the Hi Point pistols are in that range too. You can also find stuff cheap used sometimes.
For a little more money, you can get a CZ-75 surplus ($350, or you could) German Walther P1 ($325) or a surplus FN Browning High Power from Israel ($399)
I should also mention I picked up my Remington 870 with two barrels, box etc. for $280. It was a display model and hadn't been fired.
May 16, 2012, 09:43 PM
My Israeli Kareen Mk.III cost me $250.
May 16, 2012, 09:50 PM
If it were me, I'd save up a little more $$, that way you can be a little pickier...
A good deal of firearms in this price range are going to be used. Used firearms require more scrutiny and inspection prior to purchasing so you need to know what to look for. If you're new to firearms and don't know what to look for, a new or newer firearm may be a safer option for you.
May 17, 2012, 11:53 AM
I would definitely handle one of these before you decide to use it for home defense...
May 17, 2012, 02:05 PM
Was in a pawn shop yesterday and saw an old Springfield pump 20 gage for $125...bluing almost all gone and front bead was beat up, but in good mechanical shape. Something like that would make a good, first purchase for HD, hunting or shooting.
May 17, 2012, 04:22 PM
I would go with the hi point. Mine is the 45 model. I have had mine for about a year now and have put a good 1,000 rounds through it, mostly hollowpoints which feed wonderful. No ftf, no fte's, natta. Just lots of fun. It comes with a peep sight styled rear sight that does great for accurate shooting. I qualify AAA with 3/8 sized targets in pistol slihouette inside of 100 yards. Weird thing though is that brass ejects and throws sharply over your right shoulder and wings kinda close to your face. I would also have to admit it weighs a good 1.5 times a typical 1911 styled pistol and is sorta blocky but bad guys breaking into your house cant see well enough at night to comment on your ugly gun and I am confident it would not fail you in such a circumstance. 1911 clips can also be jimmy rigged to fit though I prefer to just buy extra factory clips. I know I can trust those to work instead of a garage monster.
May 17, 2012, 04:29 PM
I think im am going to go with a ruger p95
May 18, 2012, 12:23 PM
The P-95 is a decent choice. Ammo is common and inexpensive for a centerfire, it's totally up to the task of HD, and you can carry it should you feel the need to.
May 18, 2012, 11:00 PM
Don't forget to handle it before you buy it. They all fit your hand differently. The fit can mean the difference between it being shot regularly or collecting dust.
May 19, 2012, 04:47 AM
If you're tight on money for the gun purchase, then you're going to have to be thrifty when buying ammo to practice. You WILL be practicing with the new gun, right?
So, without knowing what you really seek, I'd strongly recommend a LEO trade-in in 9mm (9x19). Preferably a semi-auto which is a better HD design, and likely a 'gateway gun' to others you might buy in the future. More gun for the money than buying new, and much cheaper to run than anything with a larger handgun cartridge, or even most long guns unless they are near-antiques that eat old/cheap ammo that's often reasonably priced. But I don't consider a MN or some such a generally practical weapon.
Check gunbroker.com and CDNN (sp?) for such deals. Regardless, buying a new gun in this price range is a non-starter. Just nothing worth owning/keeping. But that doesn't mean there aren't many lightly used (if heavily carried) guns out there at your price. Find one, buy buckets of low cost ball ammo and head to the range. Finally, test it out with 200 rounds of one particular SD JHP and you're good to go.
Even if you had more money, I'd choose the same route but imagine that you could spend a bit more on that first 9mm semi. If you could swing it, find a used Gen2 or Gen3 Glock 19 (9mm). For the money, it's approximately perfect for learning. general use and it's hyper-dependable. Then follow the same process. Besides if you wanted to ever sell it, you would likely recoup all of your cash from the purchase.
May 19, 2012, 06:38 AM
Try your local Gun Show . If you have any. Plenty of guns in that price range.