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Posted: 11/26/2002 12:48:13 PM EDT
Hi all, A friend of mine asked me for some advice on a handgun for him. Here is his criteria: 1. around 300- 400 bucks 2. very reliable 3. very accurate 4. he is a lefty so a ambi safety would be nice I recommended the cz 75b for the price range. any other ideas? used might be a good idea. He said he saw a good deal on a ruger. I told him to hold off until i get a list of options for him. Thanks Lojack
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 12:53:17 PM EDT
I'd look for a 1st Gen Glock for $400. I know there are some listed on EE right now. I think you can also get a Beretta 92 for around $400 if you look hard enough.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 12:54:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 1:08:10 PM EDT
Has your friend considered a .38/.357 revolver? Ambidextrous, very reliable, and most service revolvers are much more accurate than most service autos. The best part is that used S&W or Ruger revolvers are commonly available for around $250 – at least in this part of the country. With the other $150 your friend can buy a case of ammunition or get a head start on a reloading set-up.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 1:24:54 PM EDT
I think I paid around 325 for my 92F. the only thing I DON'T like about it is the safty is kinda too far away for the thumb.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 3:34:03 PM EDT
I second Maddock re/ the used .357, look for a police trade-in like a S&W 686. Those babys have been armorer maintained, carried a lot, and generally shot very little. Mine is a tack driver. Ambi-yes, reliable-yes, accurate-yes, price-WAY less than $400. Speedloaders are a whole lot cheaper than magazines too, and if you find yourself needing more that 6 well placed shots methinks you're in the wrong line of business. -Eric
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 3:52:15 PM EDT
I'm going to have to go with the other guys and say the Beretta 92F. Good, reliable, and not that expensive.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 3:52:27 PM EDT
A Taurus PT-99 is/was a pretty good handgun. Ambidextrious, takes high caps, and even has adjustable sights. Mine was accurate and reliable, should have kept it. MM419
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:36:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:46:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:52:38 PM EDT
I'd go with a Ruger P-series. You can sometime find them brand new for under $300. My first gun was a Ruger P89 and I never had it jam and I ran about 3000 rounds through it. Might want to look at the Springfield XD pistols as well. Right now AIM surplus is selling used Sig P228's for $400. Can't get much better than a Sig.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:58:03 PM EDT
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