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I've narrowed down my choices and need your input

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Aaryq, Sep 21, 2008.

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What would you choose with $500 set aside for guns

  1. 9mm Hi-Point 995 Carbine

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. 9mm Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Carbine

    18 vote(s)
    17.3%
  3. 9mm Kel-Tec PF-9

    8 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Inexpensive .357 Revolver (Don't know brands)

    79 vote(s)
    76.0%
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  1. Aaryq

    Aaryq Member

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    Howdy, folks.

    I've narrowed down my choices and need assistance in deciding where to go from here.

    I've set aside about $500 for firearms. I've toured the gun shops and they don't have what I want (Except 1 gun). This means I might need to place an order.
    After assessing what I think I need and what I think I want I've narrowed it down to this:
    9mm Kel-Tec Sub-2000
    9mm Hi-Point 995 Carbine
    Kel-Tec PF-9
    Don't know what but a less expensive .357 revolver (not for a CCW)

    Please do me a favor and try to keep it to this list.
     
  2. Big45

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    Glock:p
     
  3. NavajoNPaleFace

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    Of the ones listed.....I said the .357.

    I won't start a war over my reasons for my choice. LOL
     
  4. MICHAEL T

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    Buy a older used 357 Use left over money as down pmt and layaway a 357 Lever action rifle.
     
  5. JImbothefiveth

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    Do you have a home defense suitable long-gun? A .22 rifle, or other long gun for plinking/target practice?
    Do you allready have a CCW handgun?
     
  6. CB900F

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    Aaryq;

    In reality, by the way that means buying the gun somewhere besides off the internet, you can pick up a very good .357 for under or well under $500.00. I'm talking Ruger GP100 or Blackhawk, Smith & Wesson, Taurus, Colt Trooper, etc. All you have to do is look around and be patient.

    Search the local "Shopper" papers. Read the garage sale listings. Post an ad at the local seniors center bulletin board, etc.

    900F
     
  7. Vern Humphrey

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    Make friends with your local pawnshop owner and ask him what he charges to do a firearms transfer for you. (It should be around $20).

    The following are from Gunsamerica.Com





















     
  8. Aaryq

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    I'm currently covered in the CCW, Hunting and HD departments. These guns will mainly be used for fun and new shooter conversions.
     
  9. Steve H

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    If that's your entire choce list I'd go with a good used .357
     
  10. jakemccoy

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    You do realize your poll allows people to vote for all choices, right?
     
  11. woerm

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    I voted the keltec carbine.
    pistol caliber catbines are usually accurate and easy to shoot.
    for newbies they make almost as much sense as a 22 rifle, which is what I generally use to teach new shooters. It is easier to get accuracy, and positive results with small rifles or carbines.

    woerm
     
  12. denfoote

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    $500 will buy one of these.

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    Smith and Wesson 28-2 "Highway Patrolman"
    N-Frame .357mag
    4" barrel
     
  13. Bozo

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    You have apples and oranges there. What do you really want? Only you can decide that.
     
  14. green country shooter

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    I can't answer without knowing the proposed use. Concealed carry? Home defense? Target shooting? Plinking? Fondling?
     
  15. markk

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    You can find a pretty dang good .357 for $500.
     
  16. rfurtkamp

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    Out of your options as has been mentioned go with a used S&W.

    They're getting more and more and more expensive every year.

    You can get a Hi-Point carbine or the Keltecs for a long time for relatively cheaply.
     
  17. R.W.Dale

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    a used $350 Ruger GP100 is a gun that'll last you 2 lifetimes
     
  18. Old Dog

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    Easy choice. A clean S&W Model 19 w/4 inch barrel ... if you can't find one, a nice new Ruger GP 100.

    Forget the 9mm carbines. Just a really fast way to burn through too much ammo.

    Kel-Tec PF-9? If you're truly
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    forget that ... the Kel-Tec 9s aren't fun to shoot and and there are better options out there for "new shooter conversions," CCW and home defense ...
     
  19. Kind of Blued

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    If that's the case, .22LR is the ONLY way to go in my opinion. You could get a nice rifle AND a nice pistol for $500. Do you already have those covered?
     
  20. deaconkharma

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    get 2: a used rossi 357 and the hi point

    Flame me anyone if ya want, but the hipoint is a pretty good shooter and not to mention later you can buy the better looking stock and laser toy built into the stock if you are so inclined.

    The Rossi 357 is pretty cheap and goes bang too. My buddy took a hog with the Rossi so... these selections are cheap and pretty versatile.
     
  21. moooose102

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    i voted for the revolver. wheel guns are fun to shoot. plus, you could hunt with one. i killed a deer 10+ years ago with my 6" 686 smith and wesson.
     
  22. ZeSpectre

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    The OP mentioned that it would be for "Fun and introducing new shooters" Sounds like a .22lr to me. With $500 you could buy a nice .22 and a pretty good supply of ammo!
     
  23. ImARugerFan

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    Ruger security six! I love mine. Stainless can be had for $300-$350.
     
  24. Neckshot5seven

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    Taurus .357 there are many to choose from if you can live with the bilboard on the side of the gun. They are wonderful guns that shoot great. Quality like big names at half price
     
  25. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Your first 3 choices are junk---spend your $500 on something good.
     
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