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Old February 5, 2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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Best gun for the money

I have asked a few times now, but never really got a clear answer.

This is what i am looking at and what i can spend:

$450 total (less would be better ). 9mm with at least a 4" barrel. Steel. Good lighter trigger. 12+ mag. Doesnt weight 4 lbs.

With all of that, can anyone come up with a handgun for me?
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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inB4 the Glock 19 post.
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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You'll probably never get a clear answer–the "best gun for the money" is subjective. Everyone has their opinion of what is the best for a given price.

I'd recommend looking at used guns from any of the big manufacturers.
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:16 PM   #4
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inB4 the Glock 19 post.
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:17 PM   #5
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Not asking for the "best gun". I am asking for something that fits what i am looking for. If i get 15 answers, then that gives me 15 things to research.
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:23 PM   #6
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I don't know how much it hold but a nice surplus Sig P225/P6 may fit the bill
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:27 PM   #7
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I just realized that i did say "best gun for the money". Wow, i am dumb. Ok, well i am NOT looking for the "best gun". FYI

I am looking for your thoughts
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:29 PM   #8
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good... another "best" thread.

I think the Ruger P-95 provides a lot of quality gun for the money. If it has to be all steel, then you might have a LOT fewer choices seeing at a lot of all metal guns aren't all steel. There are MANY guns with alloy frames that are excellent. I hope that you don't exclude them. Otherwise, S&W5906 and 6906, Beretta 92, and maybe some of the all metal Taurus's. I've heard good things about the medium frame and large frame metal taurus's.

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Old February 5, 2009, 08:44 PM   #9
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I think the Ruger P-95 provides a lot of quality gun for the money
What he said.

The Ruger P-series is the best value in automatic pistols, bar none.
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:46 PM   #10
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That'll do is right. It's a completely subjective thing and everyone does have their own opinion. That being said, I agree with Ben. The Ruger P-95.
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:47 PM   #11
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I was looking at the ruger P-95 and the Taurus PT92
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:49 PM   #12
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That's 4 consecutive votes for the Ruger buddy. Come one, you know you want to get one. They're really good. All the cool kids have one. (peer pressure)
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:57 PM   #13
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What about the Ruger P89?
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Old February 5, 2009, 09:08 PM   #14
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Oh, another opinion! I forgot about the P-89. Yeah, that's a good one too.
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Old February 5, 2009, 11:36 PM   #15
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Ruger SR9.... On sale at Budsgunshop.com for $395 right now, brand new...

Otherwise the Sig Sauer SP2022 is (from what I hear) a very reliable gun and can be had brand new, with night sights, 3 15 round mags, two different grips, and a lock for $445 off buds again. I myself just bought one off there last night, and from all the research I've done, it should be a very good pistol (sig quality without the sig price).
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Old February 5, 2009, 11:37 PM   #16
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Old February 5, 2009, 11:46 PM   #17
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I believe he said steel so why keep suggesting Glock. Do they make a steel gun now?

Honestly? In your price range, looking at new guns... Along with Ruger, I would also be reading up on EAA, CZ, and FN. Bud's carries all of these brands and should have a 9mm in each that will meet your price requirement. When you omit plastic guns your selection does drop off some though.
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Old February 5, 2009, 11:57 PM   #18
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ruger p95

cz75 b / bd / pcr compact
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Old February 6, 2009, 12:07 AM   #19
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Get a CZ-75B or SP-01, and then spend another $300 on a .22 Kadet kit for it.
You'll have two great guns in one.
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Old February 6, 2009, 12:23 AM   #20
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Old February 6, 2009, 12:31 AM   #21
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Bersa Thunder 9UC

Can't miss with the Bersa Thunder 9UC. Had mine 1.5 yrs. Tack driver and has never missed a single shot no FTF,FTE whatever. 13+1 and comes with 2mags. Price point in the mid 300.00. Save enough money for more ammo
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Old February 6, 2009, 09:11 AM   #22
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Best gun for the money? Lorcin .380. You could probably purchase one for about $60 - $80 used that works. Just buy a couple spare extractors and polish the feed ramp, and you will have a gun that will fire fairly reliably for a long time. Heck, the extractors are so simple on that gun, you could probably make them yourself with a bench grinder and a dremmel.

You will have to spend more than 3x what you would spend on the Lorcin .380 to get a gun that does the same thing.

If there is a better gun in the $60 - $80 price range, I'd like to know about it.

Now, if you are looking for the best gun value in a particular price range, that has all the beauty, bells and whistles you like, that's a different story. Are we talking <$100? 100 - 200? 300 - 500? 500 - 1000? 1000 - 2000? or Over $2000?
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Old February 6, 2009, 10:00 AM   #23
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Used S&W 39/59 series will also fit the bill
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Old February 6, 2009, 10:02 AM   #24
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Your money goes further if you are confident enough to buy a used handgun.

In your shoes, I would be looking for a 3rd Generation S&W. Not made anymore (except for custom shop) so you would have to buy used. A helluva lot of gun for the money.
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Old February 6, 2009, 10:04 AM   #25
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450 9mm

check out s&w sigma or m&p
also xd
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