“budget” anything can also mean a high end item bought a low price. my budget semiauto pistol is a brand new sig p238 with two mags that i won in a gb.com auction for just $300. i’m generally a revolver guy but this sig shoots like a dream. i’ve just put 500+ rounds through it in the past couple of weeks to learn it. i may rotate the sig as a ccw with two other excellent budget guns, both used 38sp snubby revolvers: a $180 taurus and a $200 s&w.