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Posted: 11/20/2008 12:02:33 PM EDT
LOL I'm on a quest for a tactical paperweight. What is the very cheapest functional handgun I can get? I'd prefer current production, but it doesn't have to be. I'd prefer a mousegun caliber... I'd prefer something that isn't likely to blow up. I may actually shoot the thing.
Once upon a time, you could pick up a Raven .25 for about $50. Is there anything close to that price range on the market? *GRIN* This thread ought to be interesting.

Sam
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:15:39 PM EDT
P3AT

$250 bucks.

They work, don't buy into the forum BS.

If you have problems, go to KTOG.org and read over there.  

Best bargin out there.

Don't go with Raven, they give pot metal a bad name.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:23:08 PM EDT
CZ52 for under $150 if you look for one.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:25:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 12:26:08 PM EDT by 1IV]
H&R Gardeners gun in 32swl  $50-100
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:27:23 PM EDT
LOL, no, seriously, I'm looking for a paperweight. LOL

I own a Kel-Tec P-32 and a Ruger LCP. They take turns being my backup carry
piece. I'm very happy with both of them.

I'm sorta looking for potmetal... Well... zinc allow, probably. I'm thinking along
the lines of cobra, hi point, skyy, etc. Something small, CHEAP, heavy, shiny. LOL

Thanks.

Sam
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:29:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1IV:
H&R Gardeners gun in 32swl  $50-100


That sounds kinda promising... :-)

I own 3 CZ-52's, I love them all to death. My favorite one is a hard chromed model from Classic Arms.

Sam
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:29:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 12:30:12 PM EDT by HELOBRAVO]
My .22 Jennings has never failed to go bang.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:40:49 PM EDT
Looking for a cheap gun to grind the SN off and use as a "plant" piece eh?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:47:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aggie_Gunner:
Looking for a cheap gun to grind the SN off and use as a "plant" piece eh?


SHHHH!!!! That's against the LAW!!!!

LOL

Sam
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 1:04:52 PM EDT
Phoenix arms made a 22 cal pistol new was $100.  It could probably be found for $50 to $75.  Horrible trigger!!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 1:09:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 1:21:47 PM EDT
I recommend a hi point if you dont mind moving a boulder around your desk!

lmao
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 1:42:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 1:44:44 PM EDT by Easy_E]
Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Hi Points are big, ugly, and dirt cheap, but they usually work just fine.


We sell many hipoints with very little complants.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 1:51:51 PM EDT
"cheap" and "life" does NOT compute too well for me...

the cheapest gun i'd recommend would be a surplus Sig P225 trade in for ~$250 (if they are still around); if not, then the only "cheapo" gun thats in current manf i'd look to would be keltec, hi-point, and rossi revolvers

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:01:50 PM EDT
go get yourself a ruger LCP.  They are cheap and some people might bash them or dislike them, but ruger makes decent reliable firearms for the small pricetag.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:05:58 PM EDT
People often attend my CCW class with Hi-Points. They always seem to work, unlike some "quality" guns. Go figure.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:07:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By flyboy1788:
go get yourself a ruger LCP.  They are cheap and some people might bash them or dislike them, but ruger makes decent reliable firearms for the small pricetag.


I have one, and I love it. LOL I'm not looking for a shooter. I have a couple of carry pieces, and a couple of backups. I'm looking for a paperweight. One that I *CAN* shoot if I so choose, but not a first line gun.

Sam
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:26:13 PM EDT
For both being cheap and functional.  I would have to go with a P3AT.  There are cheaper functional pistols but they aren't current production/commonly available.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:34:09 PM EDT
Holy crap people, read his posts! He wants a paper weight, not a LCP or KelTec
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:47:57 PM EDT
I'm thinking somewhere in the $50-$100 range at the most.

Starting to look like I should go with a used gun. I'm perusing
GunBroker. Maybe I can find a Hi Point 380.

Sam
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:59:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:03:49 PM EDT
Cheapest functional handgun...


Soon-To-Be-Divorced Specials
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:08:00 PM EDT
Another vote for Hi-point paperweight that semms to be shootable.  If you can find one of the Jennings that hasn't self destructed they can be had dirt cheap.  The .22s actually seemed to work o.k.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:14:02 PM EDT
Davis P380


Almost worse than a raven but has style... Not much but some.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:42:03 PM EDT
Kel-Tec PF9
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:54:06 PM EDT
Nagant revolver?  $70  Looks kinda neat too.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:53:31 PM EDT
Not sure why your looking for a POS that can shoot if it had to.

For cheap I would go with a surplus gun like a CZ-52, CZ-82, TT-33 or Nagant revolver. These are all pretty good quality firearms though and you want junk. I guess goto a gun show and look for rusted out bargin guns that show up at every show that nobody buys.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:53:38 PM EDT
I have a Nagant. They are pretty neat. A little too historical for a paperweight.
I think I'd prefer an autoloader anyway...

Speaking of Nagants... Anybody know where to find a .32acp cylinder for one?

Sam
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:04:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nakanokalronin:
Not sure why your looking for a POS that can shoot if it had to.

For cheap I would go with a surplus gun like a CZ-52, CZ-82, TT-33 or Nagant revolver. These are all pretty good quality firearms though and you want junk. I guess goto a gun show and look for rusted out bargin guns that show up at every show that nobody buys.


I have 3 CZ-52's, a CZ-82, a CZ-83, a TT-33, and a Nagant revolver. They are all fine guns.
I'm looking for a piece of junk. Pretty much literally. Something that I can use for instructional purposes to show the parts of a gun, and MAYBE fire occasionally. It's GENERAL purpose will be a paperweight. Something that I don't give a DAMN if someone steals, or if it gets damaged.

*shrugs* I get that it doesn't make sense to most people. It doesn't have to make sense. I thought it would be fun to get suggestions. I've been cruising Gunbroker looking at Ravens, Jennings, Cobras, and Hi Points....

Sam
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:29:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sambeaux:
Originally Posted By Nakanokalronin:
Not sure why your looking for a POS that can shoot if it had to.

For cheap I would go with a surplus gun like a CZ-52, CZ-82, TT-33 or Nagant revolver. These are all pretty good quality firearms though and you want junk. I guess goto a gun show and look for rusted out bargin guns that show up at every show that nobody buys.


I have 3 CZ-52's, a CZ-82, a CZ-83, a TT-33, and a Nagant revolver. They are all fine guns.
I'm looking for a piece of junk. Pretty much literally. Something that I can use for instructional purposes to show the parts of a gun, and MAYBE fire occasionally. It's GENERAL purpose will be a paperweight. Something that I don't give a DAMN if someone steals, or if it gets damaged.

*shrugs* I get that it doesn't make sense to most people. It doesn't have to make sense. I thought it would be fun to get suggestions. I've been cruising Gunbroker looking at Ravens, Jennings, Cobras, and Hi Points....

Sam


To be honest then, a Hi-point. They are dirt cheap, modern enough and crazy reliable for a pot metal gun. Hi-point is your answer. Gun shows usually overcharge and I saw them at the last one around me for like $170-$199 new.

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:03:34 AM EDT
FEG AP 7.65 (32 ACP) Pistol

$120
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:25:58 AM EDT
A Makarov or a Bersa Thunder. Great bangs for the buck.

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:45:45 AM EDT
A chrome Lorcin L380 would be beautiful!



http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=116602811
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:51:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Nakanokalronin:
Originally Posted By sambeaux:
Originally Posted By Nakanokalronin:
Not sure why your looking for a POS that can shoot if it had to.

For cheap I would go with a surplus gun like a CZ-52, CZ-82, TT-33 or Nagant revolver. These are all pretty good quality firearms though and you want junk. I guess goto a gun show and look for rusted out bargin guns that show up at every show that nobody buys.


I have 3 CZ-52's, a CZ-82, a CZ-83, a TT-33, and a Nagant revolver. They are all fine guns.
I'm looking for a piece of junk. Pretty much literally. Something that I can use for instructional purposes to show the parts of a gun, and MAYBE fire occasionally. It's GENERAL purpose will be a paperweight. Something that I don't give a DAMN if someone steals, or if it gets damaged.

*shrugs* I get that it doesn't make sense to most people. It doesn't have to make sense. I thought it would be fun to get suggestions. I've been cruising Gunbroker looking at Ravens, Jennings, Cobras, and Hi Points....

Sam


To be honest then, a Hi-point. They are dirt cheap, modern enough and crazy reliable for a pot metal gun. Hi-point is your answer. Gun shows usually overcharge and I saw them at the last one around me for like $170-$199 new.



We sell them for 139.00 plus tax.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:01:11 PM EDT
With the Hi-Point you do actually get a warranty too.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:29:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 5:43:14 PM EDT by RiffRandall]
How about one of those funky Cobray/FMJ/Leinad/whatever the fvck name they're going by this month derringer/pepperbox?

A used Raven .25 would probably be the way to go if you insist on a cheapo mousegun.

One of the Hungarian FEG .32acp Walther PP copies would be a big step up.  Either one of these or a Nagant would be my choice.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:47:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:
My .22 Jennings has never failed to go bang.


Dang skippy.  When I was a kid a Jennings was all that I could afford and it was a great little dubba deuce.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 8:30:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Easy_E:
Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Hi Points are big, ugly, and dirt cheap, but they usually work just fine.


We sell many hipoints with very little complants.


Why would they waste their one free phone call to complain to you?  

Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:18:10 AM EDT
best compromise between performance and cost- it may not be tacticool but a smith and wesson model 10 used beater runs about $150 where I am from. a tough dependable fighting gun- overlooked by many
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:35:15 AM EDT
Lorcin .380

Forgive me father for I have owned one.  It was my first handgun.  Finally got rid of  it at a gun show a few years back.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 4:56:46 AM EDT
This cost me $125.00 OTD


Goes bang every time....32 times
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