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Posted: 9/28/2011 8:10:36 PM EST
Just as the tile says––-which is the least expensive firearm you've ever owned that you've willingly staked your life upon/CCWed?

Descriptions and pictures are both good.

For me, the placeholder for such thing is an old beat-to-heck BHP, which I acquired for sub-$400.

My Dad's "least expensive gun" would be an LCP; someone at work's gun would be an XDM9.

So, what's yours? An inexpensive Bersa? Or is the least expensive gun you've ever trusted something more along the lines of an Ed Brown 1911?
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:12:18 PM EST
S&W 442 purchased used for $320
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:13:00 PM EST
A Remington 870.
I certainly did not feel inadequately armed for $199.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:16:28 PM EST
I had a Beretta Tomcat 32ACP for a while. I think I paid around $300 for it. I hated the trigger and sold it.
Ruger SP101 for $319.
Smith 442 for around $350.
Now I've got a Kimber CDP-II Compact in 45. It cost more than all three of these.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:17:48 PM EST
hipoint 995 carbine for $199
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:19:55 PM EST
A Bersa .380.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:20:03 PM EST
A fucking Grendel.

One of the originals that had to be loaded with a stripper clip.

Wouldn't feed HP, so I had a Hydrashock in the chamber, with FMJs behind it.

Poverty is a bitch.

Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:20:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2011 8:20:48 PM EST by Black_Talon]
Walther p22
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:22:46 PM EST
$100 Mauser, my first gun and I bought soft points "just in case" along with the surplus ammo. Hopefully, if any Bad Guys came in the door, they would be kind enough to stand in a line so that there wasnt any over penetration.

$230 Bersa Thunder .380. I shoot more accurately with it after my first 50rds years ago than I do now with my XD 5" after 3000. Its my glove box gun.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:23:32 PM EST
$250 PF9
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:23:54 PM EST
Taurus 24/7, great pistol. Cheap and it just plain works.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:25:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By DontShootMyDog:
A fucking Grendel.

One of the originals that had to be loaded with a stripper clip.

Wouldn't feed HP, so I had a Hydrashock in the chamber, with FMJs behind it.

Poverty is a bitch.

Word. At one point many moons ago, the only handgun I had to carry was a Davis derringer in .38

Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:25:45 PM EST
Colt Trooper (with Python action) purchased for $125 (and the Trooper came with another gun as a bonus weapon).
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:26:43 PM EST
Glock 19
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:31:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By laserrs:
Taurus 24/7, great pistol. Cheap and it just plain works.

Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:32:00 PM EST
An old Smith and Wesson Chief's Special (acquired used but in good condition).

It was at the time an inexpensive gun, but it was a damn fine thing regardless.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:38:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Thoughtcrime:
S&W 442 purchased used for $320

Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:40:06 PM EST
Springfield Mil-Spec...
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:47:25 PM EST
$200.00 ish
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 8:48:27 PM EST
Ruger LCP $299....carried for about a month.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:09:45 PM EST
I won't carry anything less than a Korth Auto.

Anyone that settles for less hates their family and wants them to die.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:12:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2011 9:12:59 PM EST by tyman]
Glock 19, because of .mil discount.....it was $30 cheaper than the XD that it replaced.

$398 for G19
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:12:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2011 9:13:29 PM EST by Clarinath]
$200 Norinco 1911. Bought new for me by my parents went I left the Army. I have carried that in uniform and CCW for over 20 years.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:23:53 PM EST
Ruger sp101, 320.00
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:30:35 PM EST
Makarov, $150.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:32:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:34:49 PM EST
Mossberg 500 $200 something
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:37:25 PM EST
$160 Remington 870 at home.
$180 AMT backup .380 (bought it for myself as a 21st birthday present, only pistol I owned when I got my carry permit).
I carry a Taurus now.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:50:55 PM EST
Bersa Thunder 380 CC.

IIRC I paid $210 for it. It's surprisingly accurate out to 25m given it has shaved sights.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 9:53:51 PM EST
Kel-tec P32. There are times my wardrobe just won't accommodate something bigger. It's either P32 or nothing.

I think I paid $150 or maybe $200 for it.

Not my pic but I have the same Desantis holster and it looks identical to that setup.

Link Posted: 9/28/2011 10:34:45 PM EST
P3AT and a trade in P6

Link Posted: 9/28/2011 10:38:39 PM EST
The 'cheapest' gun I've ever CCWed and trusted my life to was a 1988 West-German Sig P6.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 10:40:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2011 10:41:02 PM EST by Alien]
Makarov. I was in between carry pistols for a very brief time. Currently carry an M&P 9mm fullsize with 17+1 Winchester Ranger T-Series rounds. I feel much much better with that pistol and load.

The Makarov is a decent cheap gun, but it is pretty snappy for its round.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 10:41:29 PM EST
Kahr CW9
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 10:45:16 PM EST
FIE Titan .25ACP, acquired in trade for $50 debt

Cracked the frame after about 50 rounds but still "worked". Safety (both manual and half-cock) failed frequently, and went full auto on me a couple times at the range.

Total piece of shit, sold as parts..

(google image, not mine)
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 10:51:07 PM EST
A 1944 Remington Rand M1911A1. It was a gift.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:07:22 PM EST
Taurus 24/7 pro compact in .45
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:08:56 PM EST
RG32 in 32 S&W long. Although I carried it as a back up to my M&P9c.

$75 at a gun show.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:09:44 PM EST
Kel tec P-11. But not for very long. Shittiest trigger i have ever shot. I paid $185
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:14:27 PM EST
I have a very reliable and accurate S&W Sigma 40. I paid $275 for it and have shot around 750 rounds
and never had one problem. No FTE or FTF ever. It is a very reliable pistol.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:18:37 PM EST
Glock 17 is the least expensive gun I've carried, but I'd trust my lift to my Mossberg 500 I bought for $180 back in 1999.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:21:03 PM EST
It's a toss-up between the NAA Mini-Mag(which I still carry in a pocket holster) and my old Kel-Tec collection.(which have all been sold for various reasons).
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:26:51 PM EST

Want to say I paid something like $550 for it, but I don't really recall.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:27:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:35:39 PM EST
1895 Nagant revolver
It was a gift.

There was a week or so period between moving back home and into an apartment after I graduated college where all of my regular pistols were in stasis as it were, and that's all I had with me.
I think if I had ever pulled it, I could have made a get away as the perps would be to busy laughing
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 11:53:00 PM EST
A WWII-era Ithica 1911. Still have it, it shoots flawlessly. $259 back in 1980 or so.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:10:29 AM EST
A Smith & Wesson Model 10 .38 Special revolver with a damaged finish.

Bluing is worn down to bare steel around the muzzle from holster wear, and the frame and cylinder have numerous shallow
pits from rust. However, the bore and action are near-mint, the trigger is surprisingly smooth, and it's really accurate.

Paid $80 for it in 1987, and still keep it loaded in an end-table drawer in the living room.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:14:05 AM EST
A 75 dollar Model 11 12 ga. for hiking/HD/truck gun.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:26:30 AM EST
Ruger P89. The AK47 of handguns.

CCW would be a Rock Island Armory compact. Goes bang every time I pull the trigger.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:52:53 AM EST
Phoenix Arms HP22.
Think it cost me $110, "target barrel" included.

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Link Posted: 9/29/2011 1:17:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By DanNH:
Kel tec P-11. But not for very long. Shittiest trigger i have ever shot. I paid $185

Ditto on all points, except I still have and occasionally carry mine. With the waistband clip, it's a great concealed carry gun on a sweaty pair of jogging shorts. But that trigger...

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