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Posted: 9/11/2005 7:01:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 7:01:57 PM EDT by tc6969]
I love my Norinco and Tangfoglio 45s
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:32:51 PM EDT
CZ75

SRM
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:34:02 PM EDT
EAA Witness!

I have a .38 Super and I love it!
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:34:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 6:35:03 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
I don't think you can find them much anymore, but the 1927 Sistema Colts were a smoking deal back when they were being imported a few years back! Usually for less than $300 you could get a arsenal reworked and newly finished 1911A1 - that is identical in every way to actual Colt 1911A1s - built on Colt machinery, and supervised by Colt personnel (as far as I understand it).

I kick myself for only having bought two of them

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:35:08 PM EDT
Aren't the XD pistols cheap as heck?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:39:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I don't think you can find them much anymore, but the 1927 Sistema Colts were a smoking deal back when they were being imported a few years back! Usually for less than $300 you could get a arsenal reworked and newly finished 1911A1 - that is identical in every way to actual Colt 1911A1s - built on Colt machinery, and supervised by Colt personnel (as far as I understand it).

I kick myself for only having bought two of them




I hear you, mine is pretty lonely. The Norinco was a great deal too. Of current ones, any CZ75 framed pistol (Tan, EAA, etc) is usually a great buy.

SRM
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:43:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 6:43:37 PM EDT by AntiochusIV]
If you download a CDNN catalog, you can find some smoking deals on police trade in Rugers, Glocks, Sigs, etc that are priced in the $240-$400 range, so any working man could afford one.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:43:37 PM EDT
Steyr M9!
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:45:18 PM EDT
I have a Taurus model 85 Ultralite loaded with +P ammo. It's small enough to carry all the time and only cost $250. I carry other "items" in the truck, so I just need it to fight to the truck.

R.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:49:58 PM EDT
+1 on the Sistema Colt, but they are not readily available.

2nd choice is the Makarov 9X18, DDR or Bulgarian preferred.

3rd choice is CZ-52, a rifle dressed up as a pistol.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:50:38 PM EDT
Glock, hands down.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:51:45 PM EDT
I love my Taurus .45 PT945. I got it NIB for $325 at a funshow. One of the best shooting handguns I have ever owned and everybody I know who has shot it loved it as well. It just feels really balanced and comfortable to me.


Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:52:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 6:52:44 PM EDT by ARDOC]
Come on guys he said BUDGET and that should mean under 2 bills. Glocks are full price so are the others. Bulgarian MAKs are $129 a piece.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:52:21 PM EDT
Kimber Custom.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:53:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Kimber Custom.



Are you Hielo's poor cousin?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:53:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Come on guys he said BUDGET and that should mean under 2 bills. Glocks are full price so are the others. Bulgarian MAKs are $129 a piece.



I do like my $220 Bersa Thunder .380 as well, great little firearm.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:53:58 PM EDT
CZ52
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:54:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Kimber Custom.



Are you Hielo's poor cousin?




Hey, FOR THE MONEY and the features, they are a bargain pistol.


Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:55:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

I do like my $220 Bersa Thunder .380 as well, great little firearm.



I've shot one of these. I was very impressed.

R.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:55:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Kimber Custom.



Are you Hielo's poor cousin?



Hey, FOR THE MONEY and the features, they are a bargain pistol.




Good one. I like jokes.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:56:07 PM EDT
My cheapest handgun was $400.00
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:56:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Come on guys he said BUDGET and that should mean under 2 bills. Glocks are full price so are the others. Bulgarian MAKs are $129 a piece.

Look no further.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:57:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Kimber Custom.



Are you Hielo's poor cousin?




Hey, FOR THE MONEY and the features, they are a bargain pistol.





But how's your bathroom?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:57:45 PM EDT
Anything made by Sundance Industries, Arcadia Machine & Tool, Phoenix Arms, Davis Industries, Lorcin Engineering, Bryco Arms and Raven Arms.

You didn't say they had to work.....
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:58:30 PM EDT
Mak 9X18
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:00:52 PM EDT
I don't own any shit guns anymore.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:00:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zer04evr:
Glock, hands down.



+1

For me, Glock 20, 21, or 34.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:01:32 PM EDT
FEG Hungarian Hi-Power clones.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:02:49 PM EDT
CZ52 and Makarov
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:10:16 PM EDT
My Sistemas

Bought new at like $300 each...held for me until I could escape the hell that is NY and legally own them out-of-state...one's a Grade 1 (looks like it just came out of the factory) and the other's a Grade 3 (carried, dropped, shot, but still works just fine)...the Grade 3 is my shooter now. Other than the sights being off (it shoots high), it's great.

This is what it looks like now:



I put more money into the parts than I did for the gun (And yah...shoots like a champ. Might have to check the extractor, but otherwise, runs like a raped ape.)

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:18:36 PM EDT
Browning High Power or a Glock 17, depending on which grip works for you.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:24:50 PM EDT
Cheap is good...with reliable function only. So far, I've had excellent results from my EAA Witness compact 10 mm and Kel-Tec P-11 9 mm. As a bonus, both are excellent at handling recoil. I would characterize the recoil from hot loads at pussy cat like.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:57:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SilverState:

Originally Posted By zer04evr:
Glock, hands down.



+1

For me, Glock 20, 21, or 34.



+2

glocks are the cheapest i go
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:15:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Come on guys he said BUDGET and that should mean under 2 bills. Glocks are full price so are the others. Bulgarian MAKs are $129 a piece.



I do like my $220 Bersa Thunder .380 as well, great little firearm.



Are we talking about value priced firearms with stopping power? Or just value priced firearms?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:26:38 PM EDT
CZ75, absolute best bang for the dollar I have ever found
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:26:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Come on guys he said BUDGET and that should mean under 2 bills. Glocks are full price so are the others. Bulgarian MAKs are $129 a piece.



I do like my $220 Bersa Thunder .380 as well, great little firearm.



Are we talking about value priced firearms with stopping power? Or just value priced firearms?



Just cheap guns that make you smile.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:36:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By makeminealil9:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Come on guys he said BUDGET and that should mean under 2 bills. Glocks are full price so are the others. Bulgarian MAKs are $129 a piece.



I do like my $220 Bersa Thunder .380 as well, great little firearm.



Are we talking about value priced firearms with stopping power? Or just value priced firearms?



Just cheap guns that make you smile.



Okay, then I apporve of the Bersa Thunder.

You also have the Makarov, the Star BM if you can find somebody with one in stock, old wheel guns can be found in places for less then $200 as well.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:48:02 PM EDT
I would have to say for me it is EAA witness, CZ and the .380 Bersa hands down. I do not think these guns are junk either. If a gun is reliable and accurate I consider it a good hand gun. I like my witness as much as any thing I have ever had.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:57:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zer04evr:
Glock, hands down.



+1
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:33:15 AM EDT
Glock, CZ, Taurus, Ruger, Bersa, Makarov
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:36:51 AM EDT
Cheap and reliable Makarov. Prices from 129.00 to 150.00 average. I've got one its a Russian 1977 with probably 2K rounds though it with the only malfunction of the saftey switch spring breaking and the weapon going on safe when I didnt want it to. replaced spring and runs like a champ.
EAA Witness/CZ 75 basicly the same weapons. New price tags, middle high 2's to low 3's
I've seen several Springfield Armory WWII Milspec pistols (1911A1's) new in the box at 400.00 hard to beat a 1911A1 in any flavor. They are too easy to work on and customize, parts can be had ANYWARE

Sgt Bingham
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 5:08:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Aren't the XD pistols cheap as heck?



Same exact price as Glocks, $499 for XD40 5" and $499 for G22.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 5:31:25 AM EDT
Ruger P89

The trigger sucks (still better than a glock though), and it goes bang every time with no failures. Fun to shoot too.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:53:57 AM EDT
1) EAA Witness .45. Paid $269 for the gun and scope mount, new.



2) Makarov: I bought several EG Maks when they were under $150.

3) Star Model B & Ballester Molina: Tastes like a 1911 but in a slightly different package. Under $200 for each.

4) FEG High Power clone. Under $250.

I would have said the CZ52 but I pretty much despise them.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:58:33 AM EDT
Budget friendly = Norinco 1911

$260 new. Reliable out of the Box. Hard Chromed barrel. Accepts all 1911 parts/mags.

Too bad they can't import them any more.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:05:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
FEG Hungarian Hi-Power clones.



I've had several of these come through my hands and found them to be hit or miss, reliability-wise - but the "good ones" are indeed excellent values.

Back in the day, Star pistols were great inexpensive pistols IMHO.

+1 on the aforementioned various CZ clones, recent Steyrs, and (when they wer being imported) Norinco 1911s.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 10:24:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Come on guys he said BUDGET and that should mean under 2 bills. Glocks are full price so are the others. Bulgarian MAKs are $129 a piece.

Look no further.



Absolutely.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:29:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 12:55:57 PM EDT by JustSomeDude]
Hey guys, when we talk budget, don't forget that the most expensive part of most guns is feeding them after you get them, so a Buckmark or Ruger Mark-whatever is your best bet here.

ETA: He also did not specify CCW or home defense.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 3:14:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustSomeDude:
Hey guys, when we talk budget, don't forget that the most expensive part of most guns is feeding them after you get them, so a Buckmark or Ruger Mark-whatever is your best bet here.

ETA: He also did not specify CCW or home defense.



I was just going to say that my Ruger MKIIs are great budget handguns. And if you are on a budget, you buy 500 rounds of 22 for less than a 100 rounds of 9mm. (at Wal Mart).
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:49:28 PM EDT
CZ, CZ P01 in particular.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:38:00 PM EDT
I would say a Bersa Thunder 380, Kel-tec P32 or PA3T or P11 and used quality guns.

Depends on what your planning to use it for of course...
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