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Reputable handguns under $500?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by MoparMan1991, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. MoparMan1991

    MoparMan1991

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    The title says it all folks. Show me what's out there. Thanks!

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  2. bac1023

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    Tons of stuff

    Beretta PX4
    Ruger SR9
    Smith & Wesson Sigma
    Sig SP2022

    ...just to name a few.
     

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    Ruger P-95........The best $325 you'll ever spend.....
     
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    Uh... Glock:dunno:
     
  5. HexHead

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    Get a revolver.
     
  6. countrygun

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    You didn't specify caliber? Plenty of good .22s out there, but I will just guess you mean something larger. $500 is right on the cusp of "sometimes you can find them on sale" territory.

    Springfield XD

    Sigpro 2022

    Two CZ 82's in 9X18 Mak or two 83's in .380

    A few "plain" 1911's come in under that number

    those are just a few options off the top.

    you are going to have to narrow it down by purpose and desired caliber or this thread will look like the Sunday Times.
     
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    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    To do what? What caliber? :dunno:

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    Glock 9mm.
     
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    All kinds of choices. Why don't you tell us a little more?
     
  9. toddje

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    M&P pistols can be had for under 500 at the right store (new).

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    New or used?
     
  11. MoparMan1991

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    I done goofed and forgot to include a .40 cal. New/Used doesn't matter.
     
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    I counted ten or eleven handguns just on the first page that were listed at 500 or less that I suspect could all be put in service and be more than adequate http://glocktalk.com/classifieds/showcat.php?cat=5

    If I were in need of a $500 handgun just off the top of my head from the above classifieds there is a guy near me selling a G19, third generation, near new for 500. While I like the G26 better for carry and the G34 better at the range, the G19 would be a good "one size fits all" pistol that could be concealed and used for extended range sessions easily. I would try to come closer to ~450 for a used G19 though.

    And I just read you are looking for a .40. The same add indicates the guy is also selling a G23 for 500. Also seems a bit high for me. I don't think it would be difficult to find a police trade in G22 for around 400.
     
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    S&W Shield FTW.$399/100% reliable out of the box and laser accurate.It just doesn't get any better in the less than $500 category.
     
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    Cheap flare pistol and 100+ rounds? That can be devastating. Screw .380. Ain't nobody gunna sign up to take two of them to the chest.
     
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    Of course there are. One of these is only around $330 and mine has been perfectly reliable. No issues whatsoever, and good for concealed carry.

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    Rock Island Armory 1911. A simply outstanding economical 1911 pistol that is routinely available at about $410 plus tax.

    Springfield 1911 G.I. Recently bought one for $400 plus tax. It is a very very good pistol.

    Glock 17/22, etc. I very much like the Glock pistol. They can be found new for less than $500 and used for less than that. I've had a 17L, 21 and 22. They have been uniformly excellent in every respect.

    These are the three handguns I would suggest for the price range stipulated. There are many other fine handguns in the $500 range. Others will doubtless offer their opinions.
     
  19. The_Gun_Guru

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    OP, why .40? Why not 9mm?

    Most folks want a 9mm or a .45, but I don't see a lot requesting a gun in .40:dunno:

    If it's a .40 you want then it's a S&W Sigma you should get. If you want a Glock, there are USED 22s, 23s and 27s around for under $500. If you plan on carrying this gun, perhaps one of the new single-stack 9mms would suit you more. They are out there....very plentiful and very affordable.


    Good luck and shoot safe!

    TGG
     
  20. MoparMan1991

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    Because that's what my dad wants. We've talked about a S&W SD40VE (Sigma) already and that's probably what he will get. I just wanted a list of other guns under $500 in .40 in case he wasn't satisfied with the SD40VE.