Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Tallball, Jul 9, 2015.
Wow. I've never seen on of those
There are Taurus haters but every Taurus I've both is a winner in my book. The first was a 669 in 1988 I bought new for $85. I'm a sucker for good deals. Bought 2 S&W Model 10 NRA VG to EX for $100 each a few years ago. I got a wartime Walther PP that had later been nickel plated (no collector value) for $150. There's been many more deals I've gotten.
Best deal I've seen though a friend got about 10 years ago. Someone was liquidating a relative's estate. He had several handguns. A friend offered 300 for a refinished 1911 made in 1918. The guy told him he could have all the guns for that price. My friend got the 1911, a new S&W 64, and a new Charter 38 all for 300.
I got a Bresa 380 from a friend for $100. I still have it. It's an excellent shooter and reliable as a rotweiller. Another friend gave me a new set of fingergroove grips for it. Made it even better!
Not exactly inexpensive, but I bought a Sig P6 fives years ago when the trade-ins came. Think it was around $380.
My SIG P225 with 4 mags cost me $319.00 about 6 years ago. My NIB Satin Chrome BHP 9mm was $389.00 7 yrs ago. My S&W 27-2 6" bbl. cost me $275.00 about 10 yrs. ago. Still have the SIG & the BHP, but I miss that N-frame!
.38 Enfield No. 2 Mk 1* for $125 in 1989 (Dad bought it for me at age 13.)
.357 Ruger Police Service-Six (4" blued 99%) for $180 in 1997 (Bought it on my 21st B-Day)
.45 Colt Ruger Vaquero (7.5" blued NIB) for $225 in 1998.
.357 S&W Model 28-2 (6" blued 99%) for $275 in 1998.
Paid $199 for a used 38 special Windicator with 4" bbl a few months ago. No scratches, looks almost new.
Colt Trooper Mk III estate sale. Cleaned up old grease in the works, changed trigger and hammer spring . Shoots like a dream.
Funny you should ask.
About 2 years ago I guy I go to church with showed up at the range with a S&W 4006. Nothing special about that particular gun but I have always wanted one. I let him know I’d always wanted one and long story short he walked into church the next day and offered it me for 200.00 $
Great .38 Specials
I have three that I paid $150 for each, in or about the late 1990's :
1. Colt Police Positive 4", 99.6 % condition.
2. S&W Model 10-6, 4" bull barrel, with original grips and grip adapter, 98%.
3. S&W pre-model 10, M&P 5", 96%.
Sorry, can't do pics.
Wow! THR members have gotten some REALLY GOOD deals!
Been there. Done that.
Now, I'm an old geezer, with plenty of info and memories, that are slow-lllyyy fading.
Man, I've enjoyed being a gun nut!!!!
Back in the mid-90s the conversion of police departments from revolvers to semiautos happened. Suddenly nobody wanted revolvers and people were practically giving them away. I got a mint S&W 14 8 3/8", TT, TH, TS, TG, the works for $250. A mint 6" S&W Target Masterpiece for $300. What is now the Holy Grail - a like new Royal Blue Colt Python, with box, papers, original grips for a price so low I'm embarrassed to mention it. Let's just say it was a tiny fraction of what they go for now. The last was this early S&W model 34, built on the tiny I frame and misidentified as a Model 17:
I almost did myself an injury whipping out my wallet on this one. The gun shop owner was suspicious because I didn't even try to haggle, but he couldn't very well turn me down either.
I picked one up last year from a friend for $250!
Smith and Wesson model 39-2 for 300
I've got 3 of them: Colt Trooper 4" .38 Spl. pawn shop, $325 OTD 90%
SW 15-4 4" .38 Spl. GS $350 OTD 92%
Colt Python 6" BNIB LGS $325 OTD 99%
Best bang for the buck you can find in a pistol (pun intended).
Got my East German for $109 about 4 years ago on the uses rack at Cableas. I think they must have mis-makred it it should be been about 3 times that price if not more...
Got a Bulgarian Mak in the early 2000's for $129.99
These guns are accurate and reliable, you really can't go wrong with one...
Bought a RIA 1911 Tactical .45 from a now-former co-worker a few years ago that eats everything I've fed it. - $400.
Bought a S&W M64 4" bull barrel from a fellow THR member about a year-and-a-half ago. - $250.
All the rest of my handguns are S&W bought new at S&W prices.
The East German Makarov was probably "mis-Maka-marked", for sure!
Stacks up 115 Grn ammo all day long. Nice trigger. Fit and feel are out of proportion for the price
Llama "Especial" 45 Automatic. Ugly 1911 lookalike that has never failed to go bang. $70 NIB circa 1967.
Three different Hi Points all purchased at a pawn shop for $75-$90 each. 2 in 9mm and a 45. All three are 100% reliable.
I got this for $200 last year. Friends and family deal. Smith 10-6 with these plastic grips. It shoots well and feels good but I may get some different grips.
I think my Sig 2022 was a bargain at $399 brand new.
Great shooter with a fine trigger.
I purchased a smith 19 from a member on here. His description of its condition was "average" and sold it to me for a very reasonable price.
Apparently the definition of "average" varies from person to person, and area to area. when my LGS received the pistol, he was extremely jealous of the price I paid vs condition.
remains the best value purchase I've made to date. Sorely wish I had bought the 66 that he had as well. That remains one of my stupidest decisions to date.
To be clear I actually AM a Taurus fanboy...
Of the 50+ firearms I've purchased over the years the $200 Taurus M82 4" blued six-shot .38 spl used police service revolver is the best value... And I've had some great $200 guns (polish P-64, etc)
I've had no more trouble with my Tauri than I've had with Sigs and a few other brands
The Taurus M82 has-
-Buttery smooth SA/DA trigger
-Accurate and reliable
-A wonderful point and shoot feel
The older M82's have a great (deservedly so) reputation
It came with two service holsters, two speed loaders and carrier
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