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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by S&W620, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. S&W620

    S&W620 Member

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    I am going to a gun show tomorrow and have allocated myself 400 bucks to spend on a gun. I already have a revolver so I won't be getting another just yet. Also, I go to an indoor target range so a rifle is out. What is the best gun that I will be able to buy? (Shotgun/Autoloader). Thanks for the advice fella's.
     
  2. Smith357

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    If you can find an old Baretta A-303 get it. I'm still kicking myself for selling mine. The gun had great balance and was quick to target, fit and finish were supurb.
     
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    You might be able to find a FN Hipower for ~$400. I got mine at a gun show for $425 and love it!
     
  4. Werewolf

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    CZ-75B SA in .40 S&W can sometimes be had new for as little as $380 but is getting more and more difficult to find at that price.

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  5. Shipwreck

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    I saw some Springfield 9mm XD's at $395 at the Houston Reliant gunshow last weekend. I think it is a good gun - Probably the best for the $.
     
  6. Derby FALs

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    They were considerably cheaper before Springfield started selling them. It is the same as the HS2000
     
  7. gripper

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    Best ?CZ or Ruger....best bargain period??Makarov,and with the change you can get a LOT of ammo,not to mention spare parts,mags,related stuff.Also,consider some of the Hi Power rip offs from FM ( Argentina) and FEG to name a few.
    Used .38/.357 revolvers also sold for beloww 4 yards in the past.Things may have changed.
     
  8. CAnnoneer

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    Ruger P series. No contest.
     
  9. Zak Smith

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    Used Glock 17-19.
    Gets the job done.
     
  10. possum

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    +1 for the xd, i have seen them for as low as $399 plus tax, new!
     
  11. kart racer

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    I got a cz pcr for a lot less almost new and is my favorite 9mm now,I too have an xd and prefer the cz.
     
  12. MCgunner

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    Lots of good revolvers for under 4 bills. Any Rugers are high quality in that price range.
     
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    +1 best bag for your buck
     
  14. Soybomb

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    CZ is always popular, I'd personally be looking at used 3rd generation s&w semi's, I'm really getting to love them.
     
  15. poppy

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    I'm taking my NIB Indian Hi Power (Inglis clone) to the show and will be asking $350 for it. I just have too many Hi Powers.

    I've never seen any good Belgium HP's for under $400 at this show. This is more of a seller's show than a buyer's show. It's just not a big enough show to have very many table vendors, so walk in sellers get a lot of attention.

    There will be plenty of good Rugers in your price range. May be some CZ's. Should be some Makarov's, mostly Bulgarian (under $200). Plenty of KelTec's.

    I haven't run across any Glocks for under $400 at this show, but their used prices are coming down.
     
  16. ezypikns

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    You said you're looking for an autoloading shotgun?

    Check out the latest CDNN catalog. Verona SX-401 and SX 405 for 239.00. I don't know whether these are Italian or Turkish made, but I believe they're OK quality wise. Go to the CDNN website and download their catalog. Then you'll have to open it with ADOBE Reader. They'll furnish a copy of that too.
    Gun shows are fun, but you won't find too many bargains there. Do yourself a favor and check out this website instead.
     
  17. S&W620

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    An autoloading shotgun would be nice but not really. I am looking for either an autoloader OR a shotgun (preferably a pump) under $400.:)
     
  18. ArmedBear

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    Walther P1/P38 (same gun military vs. civilian name, like Beretta M9 or 92). In VG+ condition. Get late '70s military; they were decommissioned in 1980. You'll get a parkerized gun with little use. Should be under $300 with 2 mags and holster, German milsurp. An excellent gun. Mine shoots Silvertips well, despite its military heritage.

    CZ. Can't say enough good about CZ. Ruger P's are high quality for a good price. Very reliable. But ergonomics are mediocre. The thing might fit you; handle it. I like the CZ75. New, sometimes seen for $400 or a bit less. Less often as someone else said.

    Makarov. 9x18 ammo is now pretty easy to find at a decent price. Buy two!

    Star B. Spanish military pistol; I just got one for $200 with perfect blue, 2 mags, oil-soaked walnut grips. New unfinished walnut grips available from Numrich for $22.50. It's a 9mm knock-off of a 1911, with a simplified mechanism (no grip safety and some internal mods). Fits a 1911 holster except a molded plastic one. Good gun, according to others. I just cleaned and oiled mine; with refinished grips I'll shoot it soon.
     
  19. ezypikns

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    I sound like a broken record but.....

    CDNN has some unbelieveable prices on CZ and EAA autoloading pistols too.

    How about 249.00 for a new CZ 9mm?

    www.cdnnsports.com
     
  20. Shipwreck

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    I used to recommend Rugers as cheap 9mms - U can sometimes find them around the $300 mark, maybe a few dollars more. But, I still think the XD is better than any of the other guns mentioned in this thread, at least for the $.
     
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    +1
     
  22. bakert

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    Another vote for Ruger here. P95 or P97 my favorites and the rest aint bad either.
     
  23. medic_guns

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    Go with a police trade g17 or g19. Or try www.policeguns.com. They have police trade g19s for 349.

    Ric
    P.S. I bought two there, and they are awesome.
     
  24. S&W620

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    Thanks for all the help guys. I ended up getting a CZ 75. Couldn't be happier! Thanks again.
     
  25. Pilot

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    The CZ-75 variants are top notch. A cut above the Rugers in design and function.
     
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