I've seen a plethra of threads asking what is the cheapest or least expensive or best budget (fill in the blank) gun on the market. My question is why? There is not that much price difference between a cheap deer rifle, or .22 auto pistol, or .380 pocket pistol and a reputable firearm. Unless you just have to have it right now, I suggest it's better to hold off a while until funds can be saved up to go ahead a purchase a quality firearm. Seems a common question is, "what is the best 1911 I can get for $300"? The answer . . . nothing! Instead, cut down on the soft drinks and save a few more bucks and get a Springfield or Kimber or S&W or Ruger. I'm not talking about holding off for a Wilson or Les Baer, but don't settle for cheap when you can only afford one gun.