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Old 08-10-2014, 18:19   #1
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What's Your Choice for a $350 Handgun??

Hey everyone,

How about a little game? What else do you have to do on a Sunday evening?

Let's say that someone handed you $350 and said you could buy ANY handgun you wanted.

What would you pick and why?


I ask because I have a Bersa Thunder 380 that I have had for several years but haven't used much at all and since I have another 380 in the Walther PPK/s and a Bulgie Makarov, I thought I might sell my Bersa and get something new and interesting and would like to stay in that price range.

So...let's have the ideas please.

Thanks for your time and help.

Nalajr
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:27   #2
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Hey everyone,

How about a little game? What else do you have to do on a Sunday evening?

Let's say that someone handed you $350 and said you could buy ANY handgun you wanted.

What would you pick and why?


I ask because I have a Bersa Thunder 380 that I have had for several years but haven't used much at all and since I have another 380 in the Walther PPK/s and a Bulgie Makarov, I thought I might sell my Bersa and get something new and interesting and would like to stay in that price range.

So...let's have the ideas please.

Thanks for your time and help.

Nalajr
Well, I've seen a Smith & Wesson Shield in that price range.
Another choice would be a Turkish Canik 9mm. Quite well-made from what I hear.
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:28   #3
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Used S&W K or J frame..they CAN be found (mostly on the internet)

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Old 08-10-2014, 18:28   #4
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:29   #5
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New? Yeah I would go with the Turkish Canik too.


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Old 08-10-2014, 18:36   #6
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The new Ruger 9E seems to be going for around $325 or so.
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:38   #7
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I ran across a great deal on a demo G33 with the old cast iron pan finish for about $380, and it is one of my most-carried Glocks.
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:40   #8
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I'm not sure there is much both new and interesting at $350.

I'd definitely look at the used market.
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:43   #9
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I'd probably track down a turn-in Glock.
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:44   #10
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:44   #11
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I like my Kahr CM9 I got for $350 after transfer fee
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:45   #12
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:47   #13
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New gun for $350 would probably go with Kahr CM9 or CW380, or a Shield without the safety if I could find one that cheap. I've seen them for $370.
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:56   #14
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I'd look for a police trade in glock, a ruger LCP for ease of carry, like others have said a shield or CM9 (though I sold my cm9 b/c i didn't like the mags nor the trigger). Ruger 22/45 for a plinker.
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Old 08-10-2014, 18:58   #15
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Since you didn't specify a caliber, I'd say Ruger.
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Old 08-10-2014, 19:13   #16
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A used S&W revolver or auto. Bud's has loads for under $400 right now and they regularly have them for $350 or so. They just sold out of $299 Model 10's with 4" bull barrels. $350 will get you a used M&P or Gen 3 semi-auto if you shop around. Just passed up a $300 USF&A Rough Rider .357 which would have been pretty useful to me.

I guess if I was had to spend $350 on a handgun and it wasn't for self-defense, I'd probably go with one of the Pietta or Uberti made single actions in .357.

If it was for self-defense, I guess I'd go with one of the S&W 5906 9mm's Bud's currently has for $349.
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Old 08-10-2014, 19:25   #17
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First, define the purpose the handgun will be used for. Once you have that figured out simply evaluate the most appropriate sidearms which meet your criteria and find those within your price range.

But, without defining the purpose of the sidearm I don't see the point of the thread.
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Old 08-10-2014, 19:39   #19
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CZ 40B, bought mine New for $350. Not common, very underrated handgun.
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