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Old January 18, 2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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What is the cheapest polymer handgun?

What is the cheapest polymer handgun? By cheapest i mean lowest price....
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Cheapest sounds so, well, cheap. Stick with known makers. Probably one of the lest expensive, but reliable polymer pistols is the Ruger SR 9/SR40 series.
S&W has an economy line (forget the name) that, from what I hear as I have never shot one, is not bad either.
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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Dig deep, spend for reliability

"Cheap" is fine if you are starting the fight, but to save life, in an emergency, to end the fight when the fight comes to you, unexpectedly, get what's reliable and hard hitting.

In a semi-auto, you may need to pay more for reliability and durability from a well reputable maker:

S&W Sigma
Taurus (45 ACP) 1911
Ruger 345

Sig 220 new $1000.....What pistol has a better reliability reputation?
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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"Cheap" is fine if you are starting the fight, but to save life, in an emergency, to end the fight when the fight comes to you, unexpectedly, get what's reliable and hard hitting.

In a semi-auto, you may need to pay more for reliability and durability from a well reputable maker:

S&W Sigma
Taurus
Ruger 345

Sig 220 new $1000.....What pistol has a better reliability reputation?
How did Taurus make that list? Durability and reliability don't belong in the same sentence as Taurus.
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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The cheapest polymer handgun that I would be willing to buy is a Kel-Tec P32.

I'd prefer a Kel-Tec PF-9 because of the harder-hitting cartridge, however.
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S&W has an economy line (forget the name) that, from what I hear as I have never shot one, is not bad either.
That would be the SW-series Sigmas, as referenced by Batmann.

I'll add a caveat. Two early Sigma models, the SW9M and SW380, are the closest thing to outright junk that S&W has sold during the last century. (S&W has realized this themselves; if you send one in for service, they reportedly destroy it and send you a gift certificate. ) The new Sigmas are fine, though, and some big-box discount sporting goods stores regularly put them on sale for <$300.
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:55 PM   #6
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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Absolute Cheapest? Nerf

(sorry, just could NOT resist)

Assuming a self defense caliber, assuming new, and assuming semi-auto:

The cheapest polymer gun is probably going to be a Hi-Point.

The cheapest polymer gun worth considering would probably be either a Bersa or a Taurus, in that order of preference. That will get you into a Thunder PB9cc or a 709 Slim for less than $400.

This isn't to say there aren't others, but those are what come to mind to me.

*Edit* carguychris's suggestion to look at Kel-Tec is also good.
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:05 PM   #8
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Dare I say, Hi Point!
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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Nerf????!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA! Nice one....
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:25 PM   #10
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HiPoint may be one of the least expensive polymer handguns available. they come with a lifetime guarantee.......and they work!
i have one of thier 9mm compacts (not to compct lol) and it works perfectly every time! they have 380's and 45's and maybe 40 cal also, pistols and a carbine.
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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I would say Hi Point........ But please don't waste your money. Buy a S&W M&P, XD/XDm, Ruger SR 9/40, or a Glock IMO. I feel you get the most "bang for your buck" with these polymer handguns I listed. The XDm is higher in price, but from what I hear they are pretty bad to the bone.

You should also checkout this video from SHOT show 2012 introducing the new XDs: A single stack XDs .45 Autohttp://http://m.youtube.com/index?de...?v=P4p1HbwKGzw
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:49 PM   #12
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the Kel-Tec guns don't have a polymer frame. They have aluminum frames with a polymer cover.
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:03 PM   #13
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What is the cheapest polymer handgun? By cheapest i mean lowest price....
AFAIK, keltec. Though, I hear Taurus is selling their .380 polymer gun under US$200, at times.

Now, why are you interested in cheap? There's a sweet spot, or sweet range, where cheap is also good and functional. Below that sweet spot, you compromise something.
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:04 PM   #14
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By cheapest i mean lowest price....
Cheapest and lowest price usually end up meeting in the same gun.

However, the lowest priced, reliable guns I'd go with would be either a Ruger P95 or a S&W Sigma. Both are very good guns and won't break the bank.
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:05 PM   #15
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Buds has CZ P-07s for $428 brand new. Good deal right there.
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:08 PM   #16
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the simple answer to the man's question is Hi Point.
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:24 PM   #17
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HiPoint.

The End!
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:43 PM   #18
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You mean the lowest price that is acceptable to the "experts", or one that is accurate, reliable, nearly indestructible, made in the United States, and has a no questions asked lifetime warranty for whoever owns the gun, and a customer service that is second to none?
OK, so it is thought to be ugly, large for caliber, roughly finished, has a trigger that is far from the greatest, and made of material that again is unacceptable to many. But it works!
To find out just put Hi-Point in the search tool above, click go, get some popcorn, and start reading!
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:48 PM   #19
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What is the cheapest polymer handgun?

Since you didn't specify caliber, I'd say a Wal-Mart pellet gun! Not kidding! They sell for less than $30.00! If you want a specific caliber and something that gives you the best value for your dollar, Thats a different question!
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Old January 18, 2012, 08:24 PM   #20
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What is the cheapest polymer handgun? By cheapest i mean lowest price....
In my experience, according to guy behind the LGS counter, it's always the one I bring in to trade up with. Doesn't matter the manufacturer...
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Old January 18, 2012, 08:32 PM   #21
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I have to throw in a vote for the sigma.

The older ones were cheap, the new ones are "inexpensive"!
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Old January 18, 2012, 09:25 PM   #22
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The cheapest polymer gun I would ever consider would be the S&W Sigma, and for a few dollars more I would really prefer the S&W SD9 series for the improved ergonomics, trigger, and sights.

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Old January 18, 2012, 09:33 PM   #23
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Every one is talking about the cheapest they would buy but the ? Is what is the cheapest. Definetly hi point fun to shoot cans with
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Old January 18, 2012, 10:42 PM   #24
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Thank you bqglock!!! That was my entire point!
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Old January 18, 2012, 11:54 PM   #25
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For cheapest reliable centerfire, I would say hipoint. Don't plan to CCW it or let anyone see it at all.

There are a lot more expensive guns that are a whole lot less reliable.

You can buy some rimfires and very unreliable mouseguns a little cheaper.
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