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Old 02-17-2012, 20:41   #1
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help with finding $350 or less gun

looking to get a gun soon, all i have right now is .22 rifle. money is tight with planning a wedding and bills so all i have for now is $350 MAX. i would even like to keep it under that. as i live in Virginia i plan to open carry. i would prefer a semi-auto. i like the extra carry capacity and have more experience with them. thanks for all the help
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Old 02-17-2012, 20:49   #2
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I would go to a police trade in.
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Old 02-17-2012, 20:52   #3
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Check out VA gun trader some good deals to be had from time to time.
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Old 02-17-2012, 20:57   #4
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Definitely something used at that price
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Old 02-17-2012, 21:09   #5
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I see a few good deals online occasionally.

Check out Summit.com for deals, especially on Ruger pistols.

At local pawn shops Rugers can be had for $300 or less.
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Old 02-17-2012, 21:14   #6
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Definitely something used at that price
+1, Look around and you'll find someone that needs some money alittle more than you do. You said, semi-auto, get ya a good used Glock.
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Old 02-17-2012, 21:28   #7
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You could prolly find a used makarov well under that...
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Old 02-17-2012, 21:39   #8
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don't be afraid to hit the gunshows gotta look around a bit. found a good 3rd gen smith 40 cal for less than 300 out the door with 4 mags. looks a little rough but turned out to be a great pistol.
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Old 02-17-2012, 21:40   #9
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Used Glock or XD, or even 3rd gen S&W. If you want new, Ruger P-series.

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Old 02-17-2012, 21:53   #10
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Shouldn't be hard to find a good gun under 350, you just can't be as picky about features. I keep hearing nothing but good things about the ruger lc9, I just don't like the safety features or I would be picking one up. I see them for 350 everywhere.
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Old 02-17-2012, 21:55   #11
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Used Glock or XD, or even 3rd gen S&W. If you want new, Ruger P-series.
I like the P Series. They're ugly, but shoot well.
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Old 02-17-2012, 21:56   #12
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Ruger P95.
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Old 02-17-2012, 22:01   #13
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Sigma.

it gets a lot of flak on the forums from people who have never even seen one in person but those who have them swear by them. I myself have had exactly one malfunction in over 2000 rounds in mine.
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Old 02-17-2012, 22:07   #14
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The cheapest Glock you can find.

I think I've recently seen used ones for $400 in NYS, so there's got to be cheaper ones in the land of the free.
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Old 02-17-2012, 22:12   #15
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Sigma.
Sigmas are solid guns. The trigger sucks, however.
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Old 02-17-2012, 22:24   #16
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You should be able to pick up a police trade in Glock for around that price

Keep an eye on Summit, they get them in pretty regularly

http://www.summitgunbroker.com/index.html

Maybe give them a call about when they're expecting more in
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Old 02-17-2012, 23:10   #17
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Ruger P95. As previously stated, ugly but functional.
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Old 02-17-2012, 23:57   #18
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My first pistol was a police trade in G22, paid right around $325 out the door. Of course this was several years ago, but I see them all the time still under $400.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:13   #19
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Ruger P95...best gun for $300. Seriously ugly but very functional. Not good for concealed carry but open carry would be great with it.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:13   #20
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Or a used Glock.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:18   #21
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Local police trade-in Glocks are averaging $265.
If you want a revolver, you can find a used .38Sp Rossi or Taurus for $300.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:27   #22
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Used 3rd Gen S&W pistols can be had for that price. Underrated guns, IMHO.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:56   #23
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Used 3rd Gen S&W pistols can be had for that price. Underrated guns, IMHO.
They are underrated.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:04   #24
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Cabelas has a Polish semi-auto PS4 in 9 X 18 caliber with 2 6 round mags for $199.99.

I know nothing abou this pistol.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:14   #25
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Ruger P95s aren't bad; that's what my agency issues at FLETC (the DAO version). Used police trade in Glocks can be found in that price range if you shop around; that's what I did for my first pistol (G17). I don't have any personal experience with the SIGMA series.

If you're willing to look at revolvers, you can find Model 10s and Model 36/37's for less than $300 at several different places; I think Buds had some Model 10's for $269 or so.
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