What is the most overpriced handgun in the market?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Brubz, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Trashyshoots

    Trashyshoots Member

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    Colt snake guns
    Thank the walking dead for that one, and the original craftsman who could build them dying off, without training new. Also thank the epa for making the royal bluing finishing basically impossible. (So I've read)

    Fk bruno
    You're paying for research and development. So yes, it is overpriced.

    Korth
    If you ever had the pleasure to fiddle with one, you would find they're priced where they should be. Especially once you figure in german wages.

    Hk mk23
    Overpriced imo

    Fn 5.7
    Overpriced imo
     
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  2. tarosean

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    Yet the poly framed multi-caliper version of the BRNO called the PSD, is under 2000. Leads me to believe there is quite a bit of machining time in the Metal Framed version.
     
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  3. Trashyshoots

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    Probably not 5k worth of machine time. Doesnt matter, I still want one. Hah.

    The alien 9 is overpriced also. Want that one as well.
     
  4. Zerodefect

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    2011's and 1911's.

    Worth $2500 tops, but they're often $4000+.
     
  5. ClemY

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    How about $4k for a Korth revo?
     
  6. welldoya

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    That was a ton of money in 1977.
    You could buy a new S&W for less than $200.
    Or are you saying you bought it recently and it was made in 1977?
     
  7. Bigdog357

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    Bought it in used in 2017, guy didn't know what it was worth
     
  8. welldoya

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    Ah, that makes sense.
    I bought a Python in about 2010 for $500 and another at a pawn shop 2 years ago for $600.
    It functioned ok but had bad pitting and some rust.
     
  9. Keyfer 55

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    Desert eagle handgun.
     
  10. shafter

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    Just because something is more expensive than I'm willing to pay doesn't mean it's overpriced. There are a lot of guns that are worth every penny but not to me.
     
  11. rkittine

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    Pre-Ban Mac 10, Automags and a few others. (Without counting all the really old collector pieces.)
     
  12. burk

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    I know I'll get some flack for this and I'm basing this on pre-pandemic pricing. I think the SIG P-226-229, M11 especially the Legion models which were going for $1200 plus were way overpriced. In general, the whole series was consistently over a grand. Too me they don't require near as much hand-fitting and workmanship as a good 1911 in the same price range and they don't appear as well put together. If you look they didn't have better workmanship than a Beretta 92 which was selling at the same time for a few hundred less. Don't misunderstand me, Sig makes good guns, but I think the sticker on those was bit rich for what they were.
     
  13. daniel craig

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    Before covid....Kimber.
     
  14. Old Dog

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    Well, some (myself) would disagree. I have been buying -- and more importantly -- shooting SIG pistols for more than thirty years. I have never, ever had one fail, break or malfunction. I have found every new SIG pistol I've ever purchased to be consistently accurate and reliable straight from the box. So, in my opinion: no, they're not "way over-priced." Frankly, ergonomics, great sights, phenomenal reliability and OOB accuracy are my benchmarks, hence my belief that they're not over-priced.
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    Don't see this, either. At the same price point, if you buy a comparable Colt or Springfield Armory (and trust me, I'm a fan of both Colt and SA) you're not getting front-strap checkering, nice Meprolight night sights, ambi-safeties, premium coco bolo or rosewood stocks...
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    I guess my point would be, this question seems to boil down to "What is the most over-priced handgun THAT YOU WOULD NOT buy?" rather than "in the market." I only mentioned Korth because while I'm sure they're fine revolvers, for my personal needs, they won't do anything I can't - or need to -- do with my Smith & Wesson or Colt revolvers. (Plus, the new ones are fugly.) I used to harbor hard feelings toward H&K, because at one time, I was issued the totally un-ergonomic brick known as the USP, the world's finest $400 pistol that retailed for $850 or $900. However, I've since forgiven H&K as it's come out with some great new, reasonably priced pistols such as the HK-45, the P-30 and the VP-9 that are a much better value for the price.
     
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  15. silicosys4

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    IME, many 2nd and 3rd gen Colt SAA's. $2000+ for a SA that is no better quality than a $500 Uberti.
     
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