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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by MoparMan1991, Jul 8, 2012.
The title says it all folks. Show me what's out there. Thanks!
Tons of stuff
Smith & Wesson Sigma
...just to name a few.
Ruger P-95........The best $325 you'll ever spend.....
Get a revolver.
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.
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.
To do what? What caliber?
Ruger .44 Special
All kinds of choices. Why don't you tell us a little more?
M&P pistols can be had for under 500 at the right store (new).
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New or used?
I done goofed and forgot to include a .40 cal. New/Used doesn't matter.
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.
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.
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.
Too many to list...
Most **** is guaranteed to fire once. Remove a century or so, and we're all good, no?
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.
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.
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
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!
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.