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What would you get with $300?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by knicks118, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. knicks118

    knicks118 Member

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    I have an extra $300 from Christmas and looking to get a new toy.
    I realize I can get a better gun if I saved more but I don't really care right now and just want a new toy.

    What would you get with $300 and where would you get it?
     
  2. TAB

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    I would go to a gun show and look for a deal. A nice used 22 auto would not be hard to find for 300, nor would something like a dan wesson revoler.
     
  3. jdorian

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    A nice but used S&W in either .40 or 9mm, as price with sales tax should still be under $300. I would get the Metal ones, but I hear the Sigma is nice for the money.

    Try to get one that works with mags you already own of course. My main gun has mags that work with at least 7 other guns, maybe even more, I never really looked. And all of them are readily available for about $300-400 each.
     
  4. bluetopper

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    A CZ-82 and about 6 boxes of ammo at aimsurplus.com
     
  5. boalex207

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    Just today, I ordered a NIB Ruger P95 from CDNN. The gun, 3 magazines, tax, shipping, transfer fee,......all of it ran me....

    $ 281


    As I posted on the other thread, a Ruger ain't "sexy" but it will go bang every time you ask it to.
     
  6. knicks118

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    I was thinking about the Sigma but I wouldn't able to deal with that trigger.
    The CZ is not a bad choice but I would rather not.

    I own only HP's but I don't want to get another one.

    The S&W's were what I was leaning toward.

    Just looking for ideas I haven't thought of.
     
  7. NGIB

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    About a month ago I bought a lightly used EAA Witness, all steel, wonder finish in .40 S&W. I paid $289 out the door and it's a great shooter...
     
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    I'll assume you already own a firearm or two and with that assumption in mind why not go out and spend that $300.00 on ammo and more ammo!
     
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  10. knicks118

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    The Ruger is a good deal BUT it's too damn ugly/bulky and reminds of a Hi-Point.
     
  11. kamagong

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    I'd get a Ruger Mark III with 5 1/2" bull barrel.
     
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    How do you like the Witness?

    I saw it once and was skeptical about the reliability/accuracy.
     
  13. NGIB

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    I actually have 2 of them, an all steel and a poly both in .40. Very accurate, built very well, and fun to shoot. They're built just like the CZs with the slide in frame design and I wouldn't hesitate buying another. Had both at the range yesterday and no malfunctions with 4 boxes of CCI aluminum...
     
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    1) A lightly used CZ 75
    2) A Ruger P95
     
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    knicks118

    I was looking through the CDNN catalog and they have several different used Beretta Model 92's and 96's, all for around $300. Even a Beretta 8040D Mini Cougar .40 with night sights, for $289. Or how about a S&W990 in .40 with night sights, for $329? Seems like there's a lot of product out there for around $300.
     
  16. Six O'clock Tactical

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    Ive seen a few used Ruger autoloaders and a large handful of Taurus's... (Taurii?) for under $300 at the local shop. Gun shows are a great place to look, but never forget the "under the table" stuff at the gun shop. Alot of people dont even get to see all the pistols at a gun shop because of a lack of counter space.
     
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    USED LEO TRADE IN GLOCKS, can be in the 300 range

    Also if you carry and dont have a Kel-Tec P3AT, its not a bad option.
     
  18. tbreed725

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    i just got a used sigma for 290 today its the ve model the trigger isnt all that bad not as bad as ive read on here anyways, more like a glock with a ny-1 trigger i love the feel of the gun
     
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    Large frame or small frame Witness? The large frame mags will not fit in a CZ75 and are long enough to fit 10mm, .45ACP, or .38Super rounds. The small frame guns will not take .45ACP, 10mm, or .38Super conversion kits and CZ75 mags will fit the well but may not lock in.

    I've had nothing but trouble with .40S&W and 9mm Large frame Witness pistols. Accuracy is very good, but the short rounds in the large mags lead to way too many feed failures as they slop around under recoil -- the strongest magazine springs I could get from Wolff reduced the frequency of the problem but didn't cure it. I find Wolf and CCI aluminum blazer works best because the steel and aluminum cases have more friction than brass which helps the rounds stay in proper feed position.

    The S&W Sigma has a $50 rebate and two free magazines offer from S&W through Jan 31th 2008. IMHO for under $300 for a new gun its hard to do better and easy to do worse than the Sigma.

    You might get lucky and find a good used gun.

    --wally.
     
  21. mrcpu

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    A CD at 4% until I had 300 more and could get something fun...

    Lots of used stuff out there.
     
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    Used S&W j-frame
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    Ruger Single Six
    Used S&W 65 or 686 trade-in
     
  23. ArchAngelCD

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    I bought a really nice Ruger Mark II for under $300 a while back. It's a blast to shoot and you can plink away all day long for less than $10 in ammo. I also have a S&W M22A that's part of a special run that came with a 7" Fluted Bull Barrel and a Fiber Optic front sight. Both are a lot of fun to shoot.

    Here is the S&W M22A:

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  24. biscuitninja

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    For me? I'm a Cruffler! So i'd get a Mosin Nagat 91/30, M44 and enough ammo to keep me happy for YEARS. OR i'd get a nice updated CZ52 put on some nice grips, fix the firing pin and get enough ammo to have my fingers hurt for weeks!

    Anyways good luck
    -bix
     
  25. 4v50 Gary

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    $300? Not much. :(
     
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