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Best choice for less than $300 gun for Christmas gift?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lightsped, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Lightsped

    Lightsped Well-Known Member

    I am considering buying a gun for my best friend for Christmas. He already has a decent collection including a Marlin Model 60, Mossberg 500, Marlin 917, Ruger 22/45 pistol, Romainan AK-47, Chiappa 22 1911, Ruger SR-9, and a Ruger 357.

    Anyways, what gun that is $300 or less would be good for my best friend? Just a few suggestions would be great.

  2. dogsoldier0513

    dogsoldier0513 Well-Known Member

    CZ83 in 9x18 Makarov.
  3. dusty14u

    dusty14u Well-Known Member

    PA63 in 9mm Mak. Wolf spring kit, extra mags and nice grips would bring it in under $300.

  4. MrOldLude

    MrOldLude Well-Known Member

    Dunno. Pocket-gun maybe. Kel Tec P3AT or Ruger LCP.
  5. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    I would consider a Rossi revolver. My father inlaw gave me one he bought in 1994 and has a surprisingly smooth action. Even though he bought it way back than the gun was NIB. That would put it within your budget.

    May you should think outside of the box as well and instead of a gun maybe a surefire flashlight, or a holographic sight he could use with whatever firearms he already has. I know I want to be your friend. He is lucky.
  6. thunder173

    thunder173 Well-Known Member

    Stretch a bit,...look for a Savage or a Stevens rifle in a centerfire caliber. Looks like he has a pretty good start on covering the bases,...noticed no crank guns though.

    Another idea might be ammo for what already has.....?????

    Just a thought.........
  7. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

    I would agree with MrOldLude- He seems to like Rugers-Maybe an LCP.
  8. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    I'd go with fodder to feed those guns of his and perhaps some fun targets instead of risking purchasing a gun he might not like.
  9. docnyt

    docnyt Well-Known Member

    Makarov PM

    RIA 1911 (used)

    FEG HiPower

    Mossberg 500
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  10. Spec ops Grunt

    Spec ops Grunt Well-Known Member

    If your going to get a pistol chambered in 9x18 Makarov, then you need to get the real deal. Makarov PM, Russian, Bulgarian, or German.

    Bulgarian is probably best value to price ratio.
  11. CeeZar

    CeeZar Active Member

    How about something from the WWII era? You can still get a nice K31 for that price or one of the various Mausers or a Mosin Nagant and a pile of ammo. For something slight more modern, a Yugo SKS and a tech sight would come in at about $300.
  12. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    Maybe something *really* unusual? I once found a 80 dollar blackpowder kit pistol.
    200 bucks should buy some powder, balls and stuff?
  13. Bill B.

    Bill B. Well-Known Member

    +1 ...........Makarov!
  14. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    I notice he also has a few 22lr but not a ruger 10/22. He could do wonders with that rifle since it is so easy to modify. May be also another mossberg in 20 gauge or a remington 870 would put you within your budget. For the price I also like Taurus. See what they have to offer. Don't forget a Tactical Knife.
  15. Lakeshore

    Lakeshore Well-Known Member

    Your amigo seems to be partial to Rugers, so get him a P-95. $300 @ Bud's w/free shipping.
  16. HGM22

    HGM22 Well-Known Member

    I like the Swiss K31, (Yugo) Mauser, or Mosin Nagant + case or two of ammo. idea.
  17. Clifford

    Clifford Well-Known Member

    The best bet would be a gift card to his favorite local gun shop. Just ask the counter guy at the shop, most has them even if they don't advertise it.

    It would appear that he could use a larger centerfire rifle. Maybe a savage centerfire rifle or rossi/H&R single shot in .308 or 30-06.
  18. Defense Minister

    Defense Minister Well-Known Member

    A smallish handgun in a defensive caliber that he can carry every day. The Kel-Tec PF-9 comes to mind. It's a 9mm, so of all the common defensive calibers, it is the least expensive to practice with. I paid $269 for mine brand new. At that price, you could include a couple boxes of practice ammo to boot!
  19. Lovesbeer99

    Lovesbeer99 Well-Known Member

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  20. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    As one mentioned, buying ammo, targets, and range time for what he already has would be a better bet, IMO

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