Range gun in 9mm or 40sw for under $400 new or used


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knicks118
August 15, 2012, 12:18 AM
what's the best bet at the moment. $400 or under with $35 FFL and shipping.

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signalzero
August 15, 2012, 12:22 AM
A Ruger P95 9mm would run under $400.

knicks118
August 15, 2012, 12:25 AM
Solid choice, maybe a little too ugly.

Mr.357Sig
August 15, 2012, 12:42 AM
S&W 5906. Well under $400. Here you go...

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411544529

knicks118
August 15, 2012, 12:44 AM
I guess someone jumped on it. It's sold but I already have one and a 6906.

Davidfl
August 15, 2012, 12:44 AM
Used glock or m&p cz xd p99

One_Jackal
August 15, 2012, 12:51 AM
I just bought a Ruger P-95 today. It's a fun gun! The Ruger is also very easy to carry.

joecil
August 15, 2012, 08:21 AM
RIA/Armscor MAP line of guns run about $300 to $400 NIB. I have a MAPP1 MS in 9mm and it is a great range gun.

shooter001
August 15, 2012, 08:30 AM
Solid gun, reliable and great handling...

newbuckeye
August 15, 2012, 09:15 AM
What about a CZ p-07? They come in 9 and 40, and are very accurate right out of the box...... I paid $369 for mine in .40.

2wheels
August 15, 2012, 09:16 AM
Stoeger Cougar.

murphys_law
August 15, 2012, 10:19 AM
Sig sp2022

Sent from my ICS Inspire 4g

mgmorden
August 15, 2012, 11:30 AM
I've not found many guns of the DA/SA variety that I trust more than my Ruger P95 (and I also own Beretta, SIG, and Walther DA/SA guns). Its an AMAZING value for what you get.

If you want a striker fired gun in the brand new category about all you can get for that price is the S&W Sigma or the new SD VE. I've fired the Sigma before. Its good (and was reliable), but not really my cup of tea. Never fired the SD but I've heard its a lot better and I'm probably going to end up trying out one of those myself. The Ruger SR9 would be a solid choice too but after FFL transfer would slightly exceed your budget.

On the used front you can look at Glock police trades or other surplus guns. Military/police surplus in general tend to be a great place to look as the guns are usually very well maintained and since they're bought in quantity the prices are often very good.

signalzero
August 15, 2012, 12:19 PM
I've not found many guns of the DA/SA variety that I trust more than my Ruger P95 (and I also own Beretta, SIG, and Walther DA/SA guns). Its an AMAZING value for what you get.

If you want a striker fired gun in the brand new category about all you can get for that price is the S&W Sigma or the new SD VE. I've fired the Sigma before. Its good (and was reliable), but not really my cup of tea. Never fired the SD but I've heard its a lot better and I'm probably going to end up trying out one of those myself. The Ruger SR9 would be a solid choice too but after FFL transfer would slightly exceed your budget.

On the used front you can look at Glock police trades or other surplus guns. Military/police surplus in general tend to be a great place to look as the guns are usually very well maintained and since they're bought in quantity the prices are often very good.
Where do you find guns for sale/trade that are military/police surplus?

mgmorden
August 15, 2012, 01:34 PM
Where do you find guns for sale/trade that are military/police surplus?

AIM Surplus, Wideners, Robertson Trading Post, J&G Sales, Southern Ohio Gun, Century Arms, Centerfire Systems. You should be able to google all of those. I'm sure I've bought from a few others but those are the ones that spring to mind.

knicks118
August 15, 2012, 02:06 PM
What about a CZ p-07? They come in 9 and 40, and are very accurate right out of the box...... I paid $369 for mine in .40.

Where did you get it?

Sig sp2022
I hear so many mixed reviews on this one so I mentally blocked it.

jogar80
August 15, 2012, 02:18 PM
Used Glock or a new S&W sigma.

knicks118
August 15, 2012, 02:35 PM
Anyone know who has SD9's or Sigma 9mm's in stock besides Bud's?

mgmorden
August 15, 2012, 02:47 PM
Anyone know who has SD9's or Sigma 9mm's in stock besides Bud's?

Not sure, but while checking Palmetto State Armory's site I did see that they have SIG Pro 2022's in .40S&W for $349.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/handguns/sig-sauer/sp2022-sig-pro-40cal.html

Any reason you don't want to deal with Buds?

preachnhunt
August 15, 2012, 02:52 PM
Ruger SR9c

knicks118
August 15, 2012, 02:56 PM
Not sure, but while checking Palmetto State Armory's site I did see that they have SIG Pro 2022's in .40S&W for $349.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...pro-40cal.html

Any reason you don't want to deal with Buds?

No reason, just the fact that the SD9 is a VIP member only item and Sigmas are OOS.

kludge
August 15, 2012, 04:00 PM
Springfield XD $399.99 +tax at the LGS.

Ruger SR9/40 $389 at the same LGS.

9mmforMe
August 15, 2012, 08:01 PM
I would have to also give a nod to the Ruger P95. Excellent value, very solidly built, ultra reliable, in my opinion far from ugly, but it will be the buyers perception that rules. I have owned one for years and it has been very impressive with its smooth though heavy double action trigger, its great single action trigger, ambi safety/decocker, ambi mag release, 15 plus one in the chamber. It comes with 2 mags too. I have out-shot Glock, S&W, Berreta and Sig owners at the range with some of them commenting that they were interested in getting one for themselves. I think this gun has always been underrated by those who have no experience with one, which is truly unfortunate. If you can fire one I would advise you to do so...at least hold one in your hand and see if there is a good marriage. You can't go wrong with this handgun especially with the pecuniary limitations you have set on your purchasing of a new pistol. In the end, I wish you good fortune finding a pistol that satisfies your needs, let us know what you choose. Peace.

Pukindog12
August 15, 2012, 08:18 PM
Stoeger Cougars or Bersa Thunder HC/UC Pro models.

Buck Kramer
August 15, 2012, 09:23 PM
I would vote P95 or 5906 over sigma, that trigger pull is ridiculous. Big XD fan here so you can guess what I vote...

45_auto
August 15, 2012, 09:59 PM
Where are you at? Shops around here are full of used Glocks, any size or caliber you want, for $350.

I don't pay any attention to the used Rugers although they're all over the place also. They don't do anything for me, they seem to go for mid 200's.

Walking Dead
August 15, 2012, 10:03 PM
Sig SP2022. I'm curious to what mixed reviews you have heard on this gun? My experience with both German and American have been great. Are you sure your not thinking of the P250?

Dlowe167
August 15, 2012, 10:20 PM
Try cheaperthandirt.com I think u maybe able to find one. Ive ordered 3 guns so far saved $800. $5-600 is a better bet to find a real good one. U can sometimes find a Ruger P90 under $400. I own one. Very solid guns.

b.thomas
August 16, 2012, 07:04 AM
Since I have both a 3rd generation S&W 9mm pistol and a Ruger p95..............I would recommend one of them!:D

newbuckeye
August 16, 2012, 07:38 AM
knicks118......... It was a "scratch and dent sale at gunenvy.com. Most of them are NIB and you can't tell they aren't full priced guns. They are my favorite LGS, and a CZ dealer and i'll bet they have sold 20 or 25 P-07's at that price .

Dreamliner787
August 16, 2012, 09:11 AM
Sig SP2022 either 9mm or 40SW.

9thchild
August 16, 2012, 10:42 AM
Seems like the newer SD9 would be a better buy than the P95. Cheaper at most places ($300 right now at Academy). Two more rounds in the standard mag. Almost five ounces lighter. Reportedly the SD9 trigger is infinitely better than the Sigma. I've actually been debating between the P95 and the SD9 for a while now.

kerreckt
August 16, 2012, 10:49 AM
EAA Witness steel full size. Made by Tanfoglio. Copy of a CZ 75. Best gun for the money IMHO.

9mmforMe
August 16, 2012, 06:21 PM
9thchild,
That is a great price for the SD9. I have not had the chance to handle one yet. Since its a newer pistol, I personally would stay away for a couple years to see the bugs worked out, if any, just my 2-cents. Have you shot either the SD9 or the P95?...thoughts?

aprayinbear
August 16, 2012, 08:18 PM
Buds now has the Witness P with 4 1/5" barrel for $291 shipped!!!

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_231/products_id/411548803/EAA+Witness+Polymer+9mm+4.5%22+16%2B1

I bought one of these recently and am more then pleased. My gun eats anything I put through it. Mostly I shoot cast bullet reloads for the range. And of the 500 or so rounds I have fired so far, not one hiccup, not one! Accuracy is one ragged hole at 10 yards if you do your part. Three dot sights are very good and offer rapid target acquisition. This is my first poly gun, but the Witness feels very solid. Ergonomics put the Ruger to shame (of course that is a personal preference.)

Of course many people don't like EAA, the importers of the Tanfoglio line of Witness pistols. But for the price, the durability and the inherent accuracy, that's a small risk for me.

Check them out!:D

9thchild
August 17, 2012, 09:04 AM
I have not shot either gun. Would like to before I make the ultimate decision.

The_Armed_Therapist
August 17, 2012, 10:41 AM
I was in the same boat not that long ago. I didn't own a 9mm yet and knew it was cheapest, so I knew I wanted 9mm. I started looking around (my budget was more like $350). I went to some stores and gun shows to familiarize myself with all of the options. TONS of Ruger P95s (as well as 89s and some of the others that are basically identical to the P95) and Smith & Wesson Sigmas. I hated the Sigma's trigger and the size of the P95 (I have tiny hands despite being 6'1" 250).

So, I was specifically on the lookout for an Arcus 9mm (Hi-Power clone), a Sig 2022 (don't like the 250s), or anything else that caught my eye for under $350.

Well, one vendor had NIB Taurus 24/7 Pro pistols on sale for $319+Tax. The trigger is a little different, but scores better than the Sigma. Additionally, they had a 5" barrel model that was still scores at fitting my hand than the P95. I kept looking for a Sig 2022 (they fit me better than just about everything I've ever held) but didn't find one for less than $399, and couldn't talk anyone down. I also didn't find any Arcus Hi-Powers. So, I bought the 24/7 Pro DS LS. It has been a FANTASTIC range gun! I've gotten very used to the trigger and it's the easiest pistol to shoot accurately that I've ever used. In the first 100 rounds or so, I had perhaps 3-5 failures, but it's been flawless for many hundreds of rounds since then. It goes with me to the range every single time.

So, look into the Taurus 24/7 Pro! :) With your budget $50 higher, you have a lot more options available to you, though.

Girodin
August 18, 2012, 05:31 AM
I don't know what your local used market is like but where I live there are a lot of used handguns in the local classifieds. It is not real hard to find a number of pretty good guns for $400. Various glocks, and XDs, are seen with good regularity at or below $400. It might take even more watching but I've also seen M&Ps, Steyr M series,

Other guns that are avialable at the price that may or may not interest you and which in scanning this thread I didn't notice mention of. The Sig P6s (I'd personally much rather have the SP2022 or spend $50-100 more for a P226), and hi power clones.

I would skip the Sigma that some have mentioned as well as the SR9. Range guns should have decent triggers, and IMHO neither of those guns do.

If I were going to buy new I'd look real hard at the SP2022.

There are a lot of options you'd likely be happy with.

Motodeficient
August 18, 2012, 07:39 AM
That EAA witness 9mm is a nice looking gun for $291

Girodin
August 18, 2012, 11:35 AM
A few others that haven't been mentioned but are options include the turkish clones of the Beretta 92 and perhaps some of the Armscor (RIA et al) 9mm 1911s.

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