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9mm handgun for under $300

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jay43228, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. jay43228

    jay43228 New Member

    i am looking for a main house gun to replace the hi point c9 i got rid of had if for 6 months and the felt recoil and the blockeness was a no go "wife shots with me some time to time" so i am looking for a new main pistol

    taurus pt24-7
    ruger p series
    bersa 380 thunder
    or ? ? ?:confused:

    want something that is some what light and well last a lifetime of use...:confused: what do you guys think???
  2. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Well-Known Member

    "want something that is some what light and well last a lifetime of use... what do you guys think???".....your quote

    For this, I think you will have to spend something over $300.
  3. klingy

    klingy Member

    Ruger P95

    They are on sale at www.galleryofguns.com until 12/11/07. Mine cost $304.99 + Tax & Fees = $348.54. They might be less in your area or maybe look at pre-owned.

    Since you mentioned "blockeness" you definitely want to have your hands on one before you buy it. Many people find the Ruger P series to be blocky but the P95 fits and points very well in my average size hands.
  4. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Well-Known Member

    You might want to look at a SIG 225. I've seen them advertised for a little more than $300 in Shotgun News. You'd have to add any fee charged by a dealer to receive it for you.
  5. SDDL-UP

    SDDL-UP Well-Known Member

    You can usually get used CZ-75's for right around $300 or so. That or a Ruger P series as mentioned.
  6. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    Think "used"

  7. dralarms

    dralarms Well-Known Member

    Get a Sigma 9mm for around 329. get 2 extra mags and a $50.00 rebate from S&W.

    Yea I know it's "over" 300 but in the end it will be close (after rebate) and you will have a firearm that is well built and has a lifetime warranty.
  8. ozwyn

    ozwyn Well-Known Member

    +1 on the Cz and Ruger deals

    Might also want to keep an eye out for some of the argentine browning highpower clones made by FM. Last time I checked they got good reviews and were often at bargain prices.
  9. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I think I'd go with the Sigma too. I've seen them for under $300.00 but it's been a while. Still they seem a decent gun for the money.

    1BLINDREF Well-Known Member

    If you are on a concrete budget of $300, then I suggest you go used.
    I'd look for a CZ75 or a Beretta 92 in a full sized gun, or a Sig P6 (P225) in a more compact gun.
    I'd rather buy a used better quality gun, than a new POS, but you probably already learned that from your Hi-point.
  11. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    Keep your eyes open for local private sellers with used guns. A sub-$300 Ruger shouldn't be too hard to find, and I've occasionally seen CZs and Steyrs below $300 as well.
  12. modifiedbrowning

    modifiedbrowning Well-Known Member

    I would get a Bersa Thunder 9. I have three now and all of them have been completely reliable.
  13. Stillwater97

    Stillwater97 Active Member

    Sub 300 could be difficult..

    I was in the same boat as you were a couple of months ago. I wanted something reliable and of quality for a reasonable price that would not draw the attention and possible ire of "She who must be obeyed". :evil:

    I ended up settling on the Stoeger Cougar and although it ended up costing me a total of $350 from Sportsman's warehouse (including the background check) I am really really happy with it. The quality was great, the gun looks good, and I'm amazed at how well it shoots.

    Stoeger is owned by Beretta and they shipped the equipment Beretta used to make the Beretta Cougar to Turkey where Stoeger makes the "new" Cougar.

    Simply put, I got a Beretta Cougar with a different logo on the grip for about half of what a Cougar used to cost.
  14. Exmasonite

    Exmasonite Well-Known Member

    +1 on the bersa thunder 9. the .380 is nice but the ammo is kinda expensive. i think you'll shoot the 9 more.

    taurus is an option, too.

    For $350, you can get a Sig P225/P6 police trade in at Gander Mountain (if you can find one). hard to beat that quality for the price.
  15. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Well-Known Member

    Ruger P95. Very tough, very reliable. On sale, they go for under $300 new, and finding a used one for under $300 won't be a problem.
  16. pete f

    pete f Well-Known Member

    look into the used guns sold by CDNN out of texas, lots of used guns in there paper catalog for less than $300. You do not list where you live, so its hard to judge what the FFL fee would be, but you can often use the CDNN price to talk a dealer down on a gun in their case.

    I have bought SIG's for $340 and S&W's for $250 from them and been VERY happy with what I got.

    ky imports have been pretty good too
  17. hotpig

    hotpig Well-Known Member

    I can send you a new Ruger P95 for 299.00 plus 14.00 shipping.
  18. DNA

    DNA Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of suprised that no one has mentioned it, but you can usually find good deals on used S&W semi autos (39 and 59 series). The great part on these is that they can be had for in and about $300 w/ hi-caps.

    Used CZs and used Rugers are good for that price too. As are a couple of the "off brand" pistols, like the Astra's, Star's, HS2000 (old Springfield XDs), FEG Highpower clones, Arcus 94 (another Highpower clone), some EAA Witnesses (CZ clones).

    Kyimports is a good source.

  19. strat81

    strat81 Well-Known Member

  20. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Buddy of mine picked up a S&W Sigma at the gunshow in Nashville this last weekend that fits the bill. NIB with a $50 rebate. When he sends the coupon in and get's the $50 he'll be into the Sigma for under $300 otd.

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