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Most trouble free gun you have less than $600

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by WayneJessie, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Kahr PM9
    Sig P226 but it's over $600.
  2. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland
    O.K. -

    All of them.

    I won't keep a handgun that gives me problems.
    I have owned two (2) that I consider POS.

    • S&W mdl 39-2. It was known as a 'jam-o-matic'. Gone.
    Being absolutely honest, it COULD HAVE BEEN the magazines.
    ????? I sold it.

    • S&W mdl 5906. Early 3rd gen Smith. Stainless steel. Apparently, the frame and slide were made from the same hardness, stainless.
    It was galling itself to pieces. Metal filings and 'metal powder', from shooting it. No amount of lube/grease would stop the galling.
    S&W couldn't explain it.

    A neighbor offered to buy it for more than I paid for it. "Sold!"
    (I really wanted to like that pistol.)

  3. BigSpenda864


    Jul 31, 2012
    South Carolina
    Glock 26, 22 and 35
    Sig 226 (owned a couple of them but not brand new so under $600)
    Beretta 92
  4. pat701


    Feb 2, 2005
    Beyond OZ
    Sig SP2022 in 9MM
  5. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles
    Hmm, I'm going to have to say my G26.
    Tied for second my OD G17 and G19.
    For third I have to go with a used USP Compact .45 LEM. It was under $600 when I bought it. :supergrin:

    All of the above had not had a single anything happen with a buttload of rounds through them.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  6. sappy13


    Sep 30, 2007
    Bremen, GA
    My Beretta 92. Never had a single issue, even with the dspring in it. I love my glock but i cant say the same for it.
  7. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I've owned many Glocks since about 1989 and fired many, many thousands of roudns through them - all have cost me under $500 and none has ever malfunctioned, even once. Actually, I have about 20 handguns - all cost under $600 - the only one that has ever malfunctioned was the 1911 I built from random parts, mostly used stuff from Ebay and that was just an extractor issue - it has been perfect since I did some work on the extractor.

    But for most rounds with 0 malfunction, for way under $600, any of my Glcoks would top the list. mainly either my wife's 34 or her or my 17 for most rounds.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  8. My gorgeous hi point 995.

    And a glock or two.
  9. Haldor

    Haldor Retired EE

    Oct 22, 2006
    Central Arizona
    Glock 26. Cost me $400 slightly used. Have close to 5000 rounds through it without a single malfunction.

    That includes several hundred rounds fired with a suppressor mounted on it. Looked silly, but worked fine.
  10. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    $100 Makarovs ... :supergrin:

  11. I Shooter

    I Shooter

    Dec 22, 2011
    My Glocks and S&Ws. Though I think the S&Ws I have are more than $600 now.
  12. Glock. Beretta M9. Ruger P90.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  13. bear62


    Feb 5, 2005
    Rocky Mountains
    No malfunctions on my G23 or G27.
  14. Mixednuts


    Apr 9, 2011
    Willis, TX
    Most reliable for me is a tie between my Gen4 G26 and my XDm 4.5" 9mm. The XDm especially as it has had tens of thousands of rounds through it (G26 only has about 2k) and has never once malfunctioned. I would love to add my Gen4 G17 and make it a 3 way tie but the first few hundred rounds were troublesome (usual FTE/FTF issues the Gen4 has on occasion). Thousand of rounds later it is very reliable and does not malfunction. It still spits brass at me from time to time though. =(
  15. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    Three used smith model 10 revolvers! And they are more accurate out to 50 yards than any center fire auto in the price range. I suspect prices on 6 guns are going to rise here in ny but it was easy to go to my local dealer and get model 10's for under 200 bucks
  16. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Both of my Taurus revolvers have been flawless, and I probably paid less that $600 combined for them. . . But I have owned both for ~20 years or so. . . .
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  17. CU4X4N

    CU4X4N 5th of November

    Nov 3, 2006
    In a handbasket
    My 1988 Sig Sauer P226


    Bought it as a CPO seven years ago, never had a single issue with it.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  18. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I have many under $600 that have been trouble free.
  19. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    Any of my Glocks, but there are lots of other good guns out there.