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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mark_Mark, Jan 24, 2023 at 7:24 AM.

  1. GBExpat

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    Cheap quality?

    No, but I enjoy finding and acquiring good-quality guns that are relatively inexpensive/cheap.

    Taurus 856s, 605s, G3Cs and GX4s immediately come to my mind. :)
     
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  2. CajunBass

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    I don't consider Tisas a "cheap" gun. Inexpensive maybe, but not cheap.

    My favorite "inexpensive" guns were Sears-Roebuck branded. I've got a Sears 12 ga pump gun now that I paid $99.00 for, with an extra barrel about 1978. Even then that was "inexpensive." Still that gun has worked for all these years shooting nothing but 3" magnum buckshot shells. Many a whitetail fell in front of it. I had a 12 double that I got from Sears when I was about 16 or so. My mother ordered it for me, and the Sears truck delived it a couple of days later (Pre 1968). The gun itself was a Stevens 311 rebranded. The Stevens 311 itself was known as an "inexpensive gun" in it's own right. Slapping "Sears-Roebuck and Co. on it did nothing to elevate it most peoples eyes.

    I've owned a High-Point C-9, and a Kel-Tec P-11. Both worked quite well. A Bulgarian Makarov and a couple of CZ-83's? Both good guns that didn't cost a lot. A couple of Star's from Spain...very nice. A "Unique" 22 semi auto from France...that was the brand name..."Unique." I wish I still had that one.

    Revolvers I mostly stuck with the big three, but I've had my share of Taurus and Rossi revolvers...and Charter Arms too now that I think about it. Harrington and Richardson and High Standard too. All good servicable guns.

    I keep saying I'm halfway looking for a Raven 25 just for grins and giggles. I remember when they sold for about thirty bucks, but I couldn't afford thirty bucks back then.
     
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  3. Tallball

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    I don't know for sure what inexpensive milsurp pistols are out there just now. Police turn-ins (when a department replaces all of their pistols) are another good thing to watch out for. There are LE trade-ins like Glocks and S&W M&P's for sale online somewhere at any given moment. AIM normally has a few batches.

    Occasionally there will be some LE turn-in revolvers from Office of Corrections or from overseas. I got my daughter a really nice Model 64 that way.

    Last time I checked, there were still CZ83's and S&W 3rd generation pistols for sale from what seems to be a descendant of Coles Distributing. They usually had CZ's and/or clones, also.

    If there's an especially good deal on milsurp pistols right now, I'd love to hear about it.

    My daughter's Model 64.

    My favorite milsurp pistol I snagged is a Tanfoglio.

    My favorite LE turn-in I snagged is a Sig. IDC about the worn finish, It's a great shooter. :)



     
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  4. JB111

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    The tx22 isn't exactly double stacked either. It's just barely staggered. I load mine one by one and not to carefully, you just have to make sure the rims don't get hung up on each other. It's never had a feeding issue. I like it enough to where I plan to buy another.

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  5. Buckeye63

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    Picked this up awhile back …
    FXS-9 Turkish imported by American Tactical
    Seems the slide looks like a Sig P320 Slide but internally looks like a CZ , frame looks like a XD but has manual safety… and metal trigger that is amazing… has a large frame 17rd grip with a compact slide .. uses CZ-75 mags
    $198.00
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  6. ericuda

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    Not sure how ole mark envisioned responses but I didn't include what we "used" to buy. The mosins or whatever are too hit and miss.
     
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  7. Armybrat

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    The beef stir fry the wife made this afternoon was excellent…..
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  8. Dave DeLaurant

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    I owned a Raven .25 for a couple years, back in the mid-80s. I left the magazine loaded for about three months and when I rotated ammo I found that the spring had taken such a set that the first round loaded would just fall out. Jeepers, they didn't even use decent springs!
     
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  9. tominboise

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    PSA (Palmetto State Armory) offers Glock clones for great prices. I bought a G19 Clone from them and it has run perfectly thus far.
     
  10. AustinTX

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    Nope.

    Went through my brief phase of buying some Combloc and other cheap oddball handguns a number of years ago. The charm wore off very quickly.
     
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  11. Mark_Mark

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    What’s your cheapest gun, you would be proud to say?
     
  12. gc70

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    Inexpensive quality? You bet!

    $275 Ruger SR9 and SR9c - after the models were discontinued and remaining stocks were heavily discounted
    $300 S&W M&P 9c - this model was discounted as an orphan after M&P 2.0 and Shield 2.0 models were introduced
    $325 Sig SP2022 - after initially being discontinued and French police contract overruns were imported for liquidation
     
  13. Mark_Mark

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    I have always loved the look of the Ruger SR guns! might look for a .40 !!! on sale of course
     
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  14. AustinTX

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    A Kahr(ap) P380. Absolute nightmare of a pistol. My ownership of it would be a past-tense thing, but I can’t sell the piece of junk to anyone in good conscience.

    I sent the guns I was referring to earlier down the road a while ago.
     
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  15. tarosean

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    thats $470.13 in December 2022 dollars. Not sure if that qualifies for the OP.

    I was buying the ring of fire guns like crazy when they were 34 to 45 dollars. Hence the reason I will not buy “cheap” guns today.

    As others pointed out cheap has different meanings. For example I have an XDs I paid less than 300 for new. It works very well but It’s pretty much worthless on the open market.
     
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  16. tercel89

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    As far as new pistols I'll say the Canik TP9SF . I got one new last year for $274 . They are made in Turkey but are as reliable as a Glock 17.
    As far as older used guns I'll say the Ruger P-Series such as a P85 , P89, P90 ,and on . They are big and bulky but run forever. They are sold used from $199-$350.
     
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  17. 9mmepiphany

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    That's an easy one...Jennings J-22

    I bought it out of curiosity, plus it was less than $50. Had heard that it was underrated and overly bad mouthed. It's all true.

    Mine had been reliable and accurate...and I've carried it as a BUG to everything from my Star PD to my Kahr CW9
     
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  18. ericuda

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    Lol I have two of them. One i got at 16 when running a trapline and it functioned fine. A few years ago got one from mother in law. I bet both are 40 years old and still function fine.
     
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  19. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm almost 70, so I'll bet mine is about the same age...maybe older
     
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  20. Mark_Mark

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    I bought the latest version of the Jenning .22, call it the redheaded Step-son of it, the Jimenez JA22. Could not go through a mag without a FTF! Sold it for $75 though facebook back in the days
     
  21. CajunBass

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    Even then as dumb as I was then, I knew they were cheap, and I don't mean inexpensive. They were just the only pistols I could imagine being able to afford, and even at that I never managed to come up with the money for one...about thirty bucks if my old memory is right.

    I keep saying I'm going to buy one if I ever see one cheap enough, just for grins and giggles, but I haven't even seen one for years, and the last one I saw was tagged at $100.00. I didn't want to grin and giggle that much. It was at least NIB, and had fake MOP grips though. :rofl:
     
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  22. TTv2

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    I've been surprised by Zastava steel frame pistols. No, they won't feel like a tuned 1911, but they're basically GI models and can be had for under $350 and they are bombproof.

    Taurus lately been very good too.
     
  23. toivo

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    Ruger is a cheap gun?
     
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  24. ericuda

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    Not all, some like wrangler and security series sure are.
     
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    Ah, gotcha. I forgot about those.
     
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