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Reputable handguns under $500?

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

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

  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Tons of stuff

    Beretta PX4
    Ruger SR9
    Smith & Wesson Sigma
    Sig SP2022

    ...just to name a few.

  3. L Pete

    L Pete

    Mar 4, 2011
    Ruger P-95........The best $325 you'll ever spend.....
  4. B_RAD


    Jan 2, 2008
    NW AR
    Uh... Glock:dunno:
  5. HexHead


    Jul 16, 2009
    Get a revolver.
  6. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    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.
  7. To do what? What caliber? :dunno:

    S&W .38

    Ruger .44 Special

    Glock 9mm.
  8. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

    Feb 28, 2005
    DFW TX
    All kinds of choices. Why don't you tell us a little more?
  9. toddje


    Nov 16, 2008
    M&P pistols can be had for under 500 at the right store (new).

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  10. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    New or used?
  11. I done goofed and forgot to include a .40 cal. New/Used doesn't matter.
  12. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    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

    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.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012
  13. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

    May 3, 2008
    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.
  14. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    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.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012
  15. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
    Too many to list...
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  16. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    Most **** is guaranteed to fire once. Remove a century or so, and we're all good, no?
  17. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    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.

  18. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    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

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    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!

  20. 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.