Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by horsemen61, Aug 29, 2019.
It all depends on the reason for buying a pistol.
Hi-Point Yeet Cannon and a case of ammo
Alexanders in north GA has the S&W SD9VE for 199.00 and I picked up 7 mags at surplus store for my sd40 for 10.00 ea recently. If he doesn't like the trigger get an Apex kit for about 25.00, everyone that shoots mine likes it.
CPO SIG P320 or P229.
My top choices (checked prices & availability on gun.deals):
-Ruger SR Series/American Series/Security 9
-CZ P-07/P-09 (if he can push it to around $420)
-S&W M&P Series
Kahr CW series, or as someone mentioned, a used Glock. I handeled a friend's Canick, and I liked it... just haven't fired it... yet.
@horsemen61: We need more information. What is the intended purpose of this gun? The EC9s is a fantastic budget subcompact carry gun, but less than ideal for a dedicated home defense gun. And it’s not a good target/range gun.
Go to a LGS or pawnshop and try some out within your price range. I would see how the pistol field strips , had very hard time with narrow take down plate on SD9VE.
This is a good point. I assumed we were talking nightstand/range gun since carry wasn't mentioned. If carry is a consideration, that would change things a bit.
I can recommend a TriStar (Canik) S-120, a Turkish made CZ 75 clone. I just bought one a couple of weeks ago. Under $400.
Would go with a Ruger SR9c.
Carry single stack ... S&W Shield 250.00 at PSA. or used 43
Compact .. Used 19 or 26
You can find Springfield XD series pistols at great deals on GB
M&P9 2.0 under 350 new.
or for concealed carry. A shield for 250 and the rest spend on a good holtser and ammo
Guys this is for ccw and problem solved I found a Ruger LC9S for $180 and since I owed him a favor I just snagged it he loves it by the way got him a box of 124 grain fmj we are shooting it tomorrow if it eats that and some other stuff I have I’ll give him a box of 124 grain hst or 147 whatever he shoots better
Glad you found a nice gun at a nice price.
New G2C are GTG.
Thanks everyone for all the helpful suggestions I thought that made it on my last message guesss not anyways thanks y’all
Good for you; I wish I had more friends like you.
Friends, a local gun shop that has a few location has brand new Italian Beretta 92FS for $429.00 plus whatever shipping. Despite what their site says they had them at that price at a show last weekend and in store for that price still available full size or compact, So for a little more than $400 it is a classic quality 9mm , I am seriously thinking about getting ANOTHER one just because even though I REALLY REALLY shouldn't given my credit card statement lol.
I like mine, though it takes practice to shoot it well. Be mindful of the feedramp. I just had to polish mine as I started having FTFs. The gun has at least 1.5K rounds through it, mostly 124gr. FMJ. A compact weapon which is especially "flat". I think your friend will find it an excellent defensive weapon out to 20 to 30 feet.
Taurus G2C. Best 9mm for the money right now. hands down. 200 give or take 15 bucks
I bought a S&W M&P 2.0 compact for $350 OTD
Is he okay with spending the full $400 or would he rather spend something like $300 instead?
Good 9's under 400 are:
Zastava M70 or M88 (dunno how these will feed hollow points, but for about $300, these are great budget steel frame single stack single action 9mm's.)
I'm not a big fan of the SCCY, I don't like the triggers, but for $200 they're not bad.
The one budget 9 I would advise he avoid is the Hi Point as there are better 9mm's for the money. The yet to be released YC9 Hi Point's tho... those are a total redesign of the Hi Point and will be about $200 but have better mags with higher capacities.
I have the EC9s, paid $209 for it, the wife got one for herself then I bought one for a daughter. They have pretty good triggers and have been reliable and quite accurate for what they are. I removed the magazine safety, put on a Hogue hand-all grip sleeve and added a clip-draw and it's my edc.
Anybody said a star model bm? Talk about a solid gun for 200 ish
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