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Old 07-08-2012, 14:13   #1
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Reputable handguns under $500?

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

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Old 07-08-2012, 14:18   #2
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Tons of stuff

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...just to name a few.
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Old 07-08-2012, 14:22   #3
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Ruger P-95........The best $325 you'll ever spend.....
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Old 07-08-2012, 14:22   #4
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Uh... Glock
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Old 07-08-2012, 14:24   #5
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Old 07-08-2012, 14:27   #6
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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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Old 07-08-2012, 14:28   #7
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To do what? What caliber?

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Old 07-08-2012, 14:36   #8
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All kinds of choices. Why don't you tell us a little more?
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Old 07-08-2012, 14:40   #9
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M&P pistols can be had for under 500 at the right store (new).

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Old 07-08-2012, 14:42   #10
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I done goofed and forgot to include a .40 cal. New/Used doesn't matter.
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Old 07-08-2012, 14:48   #12
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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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Old 07-08-2012, 15:59   #13
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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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The title says it all folks. Show me what's out there. Thanks!

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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.
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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

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.


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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

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.


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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.
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