Suggestions in the $600 - $800 range.


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Orion8472
June 20, 2012, 12:12 PM
In the $600 - $800 range, . . . list handguns you would place on your "buy list".

An option could be "two pistols".

It could be "This pistol, plus _____________" . . . Fill in the blank with accessories.

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Skribs
June 20, 2012, 12:13 PM
If you're specifically looking for between 700-800, I don't have anything. If 800 is simply your upper limit, I'm looking at getting a S&W M&P9 in the near future. Although I guess with trigger work and night sights, it'll probably be in the 700-800 range.

HDCamel
June 20, 2012, 12:18 PM
Assuming I/you could find one, a Colt 1991A1.

boricua9mm
June 20, 2012, 12:20 PM
H&Ks
Pre-2004 SIG Sauer P-Series
Glock 34/35

Orion8472
June 20, 2012, 12:30 PM
An option could be TWO pistols.

This is just for fun. . . to see what others would get.

HDCamel
June 20, 2012, 12:36 PM
An option could be TWO pistols.

This is just for fun. . . to see what others would get.
In that case a Cz 75 and maybe a .22 revolver OR a Colt 1991A1.

Skribs
June 20, 2012, 12:47 PM
Seven Hi Points.

Just kidding. I still stand by my M&P with work.

RBid
June 20, 2012, 12:52 PM
Walther PPQ, for low-mid 500 cost.

Arkansas Paul
June 20, 2012, 12:54 PM
If I had that much to spend, I would prolly get a 1911. A Ruger, if I could find one.

Orion8472
June 20, 2012, 12:55 PM
Updated the first post to add:

An option could be "two pistols".

It could be "This pistol, plus _____________" . . . Fill in the blank with accessories.

kcshooter
June 20, 2012, 01:01 PM
I have no idea how to answer this question with no qualifiers other than a very decent price range.

Carter
June 20, 2012, 02:06 PM
Cz phantom with upgrades from cajun gun works, sti spartan, a boat load of other options.

Chevelle SS
June 20, 2012, 02:14 PM
Tokarev and a RIA 1911 to beat on

Orion8472
June 20, 2012, 02:38 PM
kcshooter, . . . there aren't any qualifiers. Just a "what would you do" thread.

Teachu2
June 20, 2012, 02:39 PM
Every gun I own was under $800. Each was purchased to fill a particular niche. I have long exceeded my "needs" and am now purchasing guns that I find interesting.

Next up is a G21 - I'd have it already if they were available. Should be here in early July.

After that, my list is complete.

kcshooter
June 20, 2012, 02:45 PM
Well, then, I'd buy a wheelgun and semiauto in 22lr.

Probably the Taurus 990 4" and ATI 1911-22.

Sergei Mosin
June 20, 2012, 03:01 PM
Lots of good choices in that range. One hole in my collection that wants filling and can be had on that budget is a SIG P226 or P229.

tarosean
June 20, 2012, 03:58 PM
P220 Carry

tubeshooter
June 20, 2012, 04:11 PM
For those who are saying ".22 revolver and something else", you might very well not have enough left over after you get the revolver.


Depends on what you get of course, but anything much more than a Rough Rider will pinch that budget.

HKGuns
June 20, 2012, 04:48 PM
HK45, HK45c & P30 to name a few.

smalls
June 20, 2012, 04:58 PM
For just about the $800 mark, I bought an STI Spartan IV, a few extra mags, a nice holster, and enough ammo to function test it's reliability. I'm pleased with it, and would do it again.

holdencm9
June 20, 2012, 05:30 PM
Is this if I was starting from scratch, or based on what I already own?

If starting from scratch I'd probably get a SIG SP2022 ($350) for range fun and home defense and pick up an LCP ($280) for concealed carry. The SIG could also be carried but the LCP can go anywhere anytime. That way I'd have my two biggest roles filled and anything else I'd buy would be gravy.

Based on what I already have, since my home defense and CCW roles are already filled, if I just had $800 laying around for a pistol I'd probably look for a P-series SIG, an HK USP, or a BHP. Just another something fun.

Mauser lover
June 20, 2012, 05:43 PM
CZ something or other, and if you have any cash left over, a .22 Revolver, something like an old H&R or Hi-Standard or a Heritage, or something like that.

kcshooter
June 20, 2012, 06:31 PM
HK45, HK45c & P30 to name a few. You are really missing out by limiting yourself to one manufacturer.

MrDig
June 20, 2012, 06:37 PM
First option look for a used Browning Hi-Power I can't extol their virtues enough and I love to shoot mine.
Second Option
Get 1911 and something in 9x18 for fun I don't know. As much as I love a good Bargain I would get one great gun and forego the second.

DINLONG
June 20, 2012, 07:33 PM
Personally I would probably pick up an SR9C and an SKS, as it looks like those will be my next two purchases anyways and it fits into your budget.

bbuddtec
June 20, 2012, 07:40 PM
I like mr dig's angle, a mak, and a used G27 or G30 for me.

Gtscotty
June 20, 2012, 08:02 PM
Sig p226
Sig p229
Smith and Wesson stainless E-series 1911

tubeshooter
June 20, 2012, 11:56 PM
For that kind of budget range, I'd probably get:


A .22 auto pistol, SKS or budget bolt in a caliber I wanted to try

AND

Something else that was about $450-ish (you can get a number of items)




Or you could blow the whole thing on one item in the 500 to 650 range, and get some ammo/accessories for it. Again, quite a few things you could get for $650 still. Even at today's prices.

jfrey
June 21, 2012, 12:17 AM
I'd get a Glock 19 and a lot of ammo to burn in it.

JEB
June 21, 2012, 12:29 AM
ruger 1911, 5.5" redhawk, 4 or 6" gp100, sr40c, sr9, sp101 in .22lr, .357 lcr...so many choices...

You are really missing out by limiting yourself to one manufacturer

i dunno about this. i have shot enough stuff to know what i like, and i really like my rugers! there is a lot of other stuff that i would like to get and hopefully will someday, but they are all pretty well out of the price range for this thread so i didnt bother to include them.

Manny
June 21, 2012, 01:40 AM
Ruger LCR .357 w/ CT grip or maybe a 4" SP101 .357 w/ CT grip...

fstbckgt
June 21, 2012, 02:02 AM
HK45/45C are both well over 800 new

ponchsox
June 21, 2012, 07:27 AM
Walther PPQ. Best $500-$600 you will ever spend on a handgun.

Kiln
June 21, 2012, 08:31 AM
A CZ75B ($500 locally) and another Mosin Nagant (still hovering around $100 or so).

F-111 John
June 21, 2012, 08:39 AM
What are you looking for? A range gun? Concealed carry? Bedstand gun? One gun to do it all? Here's my list of "I want" autoloaders, in no particular order:

Ruger 22/45
1911
Beretta 92/M9
Glock 26

Orion8472
June 21, 2012, 09:35 AM
My list would be:

FNH FNS-9 + ammo
Ruger Bisely 45 colt + extra [expensive] 45 colt ammo
Walther PPQ + ammo
S&W Shield + ammo
Belgium made used HP [in very good shape]

I think that may be the short list.

mdThanatos
June 21, 2012, 08:57 PM
I would go with a CZ 75B, prolly the SA model if you can find it, ammo and extra mags.

Kiln
June 21, 2012, 09:24 PM
I have never understood why someone would want the SA only version of the CZ75. The trigger is one of the best I have ever felt on the DA/SA versions after a 500 round break in, which a serious shooter will go through in one or two range trips.

The CZ75 is probably the most accurate handgun I have ever fired and is also one of the most comfortable.

mdThanatos
June 21, 2012, 10:19 PM
I won't argue about the DA/SA trigger, the DA I have felt on a friends CZ75B is very nice but for me, personally, I am a range shooter so DA never gets used when I shoot.

Kiln
June 21, 2012, 11:04 PM
Same here but it is nice to have the DA option should you ever need it, at least in my opinion. I can't see the difference in the trigger pull being enough to matter much unless you're a serious competition shooter...even then the benefit is probably negligable.

Moptop
June 21, 2012, 11:27 PM
Hi-Power, Smith & Wesson, Kimber, High Standard, Ruger, even Hi Point, but NOTHING SIG!

beatledog7
June 22, 2012, 12:10 AM
I already have a pair of CZ-75s so I think I'd go for a 586

Wanderling
June 22, 2012, 01:34 PM
There's many options for full size + compact combo in this price range.

If I was buying, with this kind of cash, I'd get a G26 + G17, should be get them gently used or one new / one trade-in for this king of money. I do admit I am partial to Glocks. This combo covers your EDC and range toy / HD in 9mm. Can substitute G17 for G19, they are very close in size (IMHO) so it's all about what suits you best. Or CZ75 if you want a nice all steel shooter (too heavy for EDC but that's purely personal preference).

Bobson
June 22, 2012, 01:55 PM
Pre-2004 SIG Sauer P-Series
What happened in '04? I've done a ton of reading up on the SIG P-series in the last year, and I've never seen a single other reference to "pre-'04" SIGs.

Bobson
June 22, 2012, 02:38 PM
Surprised nobody has said this yet, but I'd buy a reloading kit and components.

RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Kit is a hair over $300. Buy a couple sets of dies, a second reloading manual (the kit comes with Speer #14) , and still have $350-400 to drop on components. If you buy a used kit off craigslist or something, you could probably get it even cheaper.

Fishbed77
June 22, 2012, 10:11 PM
The Walther P99AS and Walther PPQ are the best pistols I can think of in this price range.

WinThePennant
June 22, 2012, 10:33 PM
Personally, I think the Sig P220 Stainless Elite is pretty much the most awesome gun I do not yet own. God, I love that gun.

http://somarriba.com/images/products/sigsauer/pistols/p220elitestainless.jpg

YankeeFlyr
June 23, 2012, 12:23 AM
Beretta 92

OR

Ruger GP100

Auto or wheelgun.

tarosean
June 23, 2012, 01:00 AM
Personally, I think the Sig P220 Stainless Elite is pretty much the most awesome gun I do not yet own. God, I love that gun.



Its a damn shame Sig has decided to put a rail on just about every single gun..

YankeeFlyr
June 23, 2012, 01:11 AM
Yeah, my buddy in Georgia wanted a 226 straight, but all anyone had in stock at that time was the rail model.

I think it's ugly but he got used to it.

daybreak
June 23, 2012, 05:59 AM
I have never understood why someone would want the SA only version of the CZ75. The trigger is one of the best I have ever felt on the DA/SA versions after a 500 round break in, which a serious shooter will go through in one or two range trips.

The CZ75 is probably the most accurate handgun I have ever fired and is also one of the most comfortable.

Because I dont see the point of having a DA trigger. And the SA only has a shorter reset and nicer SA trigger.

I'm looking to go SAO on my SP01.

OP,

I'd get a CZ SP01, or CZ 75b SA

wwace
June 23, 2012, 06:50 AM
SR1911 if you do not already have one, or a Springfield GI model or several others in that range from them.

Or wait for the XDS45 if you want a nice carry 45

GreyCoupe
June 23, 2012, 10:27 AM
Walther P5. You'll love it, small, accurate, dependable.

Brockak47
June 23, 2012, 01:36 PM
Well yesterday I picked a used Sig SP2022 in 9mm for 400 bucks, but you can get them NIB for 350 OTD on Gunbroker. I haven't shot it yet but it looks and feels real handy. Has some nice features. I like the sights too.

Or you could get a nice 1911.

boricua9mm
June 23, 2012, 04:15 PM
What happened in '04? I've done a ton of reading up on the SIG P-series in the last year, and I've never seen a single other reference to "pre-'04" SIGs.

Ron Cohen resigned from Kimber and went over to Exeter, New Hampshire to Manage (then) SIG Arms. That was when everything changed...

sixgunner455
June 23, 2012, 04:23 PM
Would depend on what I'm supposed to be doing with it, but at this moment in time, I'd probably buy a used S&W M64 revolver for about $300 (because I love K frame S&W revolvers, and I don't have a stainless one), and look for a S&W 3913 with the rest (just because I've always wanted one).

wankerjake
June 23, 2012, 04:24 PM
XDm in 45

tarosean
June 23, 2012, 11:25 PM
Ron Cohen resigned from Kimber and went over to Exeter, New Hampshire to Manage (then) SIG Arms. That was when everything changed...

Specifics please..

MIM?

Bobson
June 24, 2012, 02:15 AM
Specifics please..
+1

Haven't heard of any negative changes to SIGs, unless we're talking about rails, which I have no problem with.

boricua9mm
June 24, 2012, 01:32 PM
+1

Haven't heard of any negative changes to SIGs, unless we're talking about rails, which I have no problem with.
Beginning to get off topic at this point, but my experiences were hashed out in this thread from arf.com a few years back (http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_5_14/80793_.html). If you've been researching this topic and haven't come across anything negative, I'm frankly a bit surprised.

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