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Old February 23, 2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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Best gun for 1500 dollars.

If you had 1500 dollars to blow on a semi automatic pistol, what kind of gun would you get. I'm looking for 3 things out of my gun. Durability, reliability, and good looks. I don't care about ergos and size and weight. What do you think is a gun that for fills that role well?
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Old February 23, 2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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You don't care about ergos? Why?
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Old February 23, 2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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Durability....Glock, Sig, H&K
Reliability.....Same three
Looks....subjective. Me? I'm into Sigs big time, so I'll say a used, P210.
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Old February 23, 2014, 11:59 AM   #4
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There was literally just a thread about this, but if I personally had 1500 bucks right now, I'd be looking at one of the higher end HKs or the Sig X5.
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Old February 23, 2014, 12:05 PM   #5
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I got lucky and bought an Hk Mark 23 for $1200 with very slight use. I am a happy happy buyer.
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Old February 23, 2014, 12:17 PM   #6
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Tough to answer, honestly...

Really an oddly phrased question. Still, here goes...

Other than a handful of pistols that are widely recognized as cheap junk, every make and model of handgun underneath your price point meets somebody's idea of durable and reliable.

And as to good looks, that's a personal judgment, and will vary as much as the people you ask.

Also, while the gun's design does play a part, as does the manufacturing quality, beyond that, reliable is going to depend entirely on the specific, individual gun you have, and the ammo you feed it.

Also, you didn't say new (or still in production), only, so that opens the field to everything semiauto ever made that's under your price point.

I've got a Mauser Bolo Broomhandle I'll let you have for $1500. Got a Luger I'll let go for that amount. I'd even consider selling my Desert Eagle .44 for that amount.

I got a Jennings .22 I'll let you have for $1500, and on that one, I'll even pay the shipping and FFL fees!
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Old February 23, 2014, 12:19 PM   #7
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dehughes already said what I was going to say

the X5s I've held look nice but didn't impress me with their trigger. very long reset, and for the price you're paying they should include the SRT setup.

P210 would be an excellent addition

Ace_Breaker... I'm jealous. that's on my shortlist and you got a hell of a price on it. I'd pay $1200 all day on that one.
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Old February 23, 2014, 12:29 PM   #8
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Ace_Breaker...I hate you...That is a great deal.
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Old February 23, 2014, 02:02 PM   #9
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The funny thing is, the shop had two of them on consignment. The owner accepted the price I offered. It will be snuggled up next to my P210 Legend, P7M13, and Rohrbaugh R9! This is getting to be a sickness for nice guns!
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Old February 23, 2014, 02:37 PM   #10
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Browning Hi-Power
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Old February 23, 2014, 02:41 PM   #11
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SIG X-FIVE Allround. Oh and then you add extreme accuracy to the list.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...+5%22+Allround
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Old February 23, 2014, 03:38 PM   #12
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"This is a very nicely made pistol except for the trigger."

exactly
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Old February 23, 2014, 05:18 PM   #13
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Ya I was kinda thinkin p226 myself. When you guys say x5 your referring to a variation of the sig p226 right?
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Old February 23, 2014, 05:36 PM   #14
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Ya I was kinda thinkin p226 myself. When you guys say x5 your referring to a variation of the sig p226 right?
Yep. Typically a longer slide/barrel, stainless steel frame (except Tactical), target bull barrel, SA only trigger (except Allround), and hand fitted in the Mastershop in Germany
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Old February 23, 2014, 08:31 PM   #15
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If I had $1500 dedicated to spend on just one pistol, I would probably be tempted to find a Desert Eagle in .357mag/.44mag where I can change out barrel, bolt, and mag and shoot both calibers.

If it didn't have to be dedicated to 1, then probably a GP100, a Glock, and maybe a MK III 22/45.
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Old February 24, 2014, 01:09 AM   #16
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The funny thing is, the shop had two of them on consignment. The owner accepted the price I offered. It will be snuggled up next to my P210 Legend, P7M13, and Rohrbaugh R9! This is getting to be a sickness for nice guns!
Yep, still hate you. :P I'll get there one day. I'm really itching for a mk23.
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Old February 24, 2014, 01:19 AM   #17
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I'd be more likely to spend $1500 on three $500 pistols, since $500 is the rough price point at which the standard starts to be service-grade, bet-your-life reliable handguns.

$1500 on one I would buy a nice, duty-level 1911 like a Dan Wesson Valor or a Springfield TRP. I'd also consider a nice stainless Sig like an X5 or Stainless Elite P226 or P229.

Finally, I'd try to scare up a rare or discontinued variant of the Beretta 92, like the Steel I.
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Old February 24, 2014, 01:52 AM   #18
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Trying to buy an HK P7M8 for that price. If not that, the next gun on my list is the WW1 reproduction 1911 from Colt in Carbonia Blue. One just sold for about $1350 so that puts it right in range.
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Old February 24, 2014, 11:57 AM   #19
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1500? you could get 5 kel tec pf9's or 8 hi points
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Old February 24, 2014, 12:40 PM   #20
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probably a low end custom 1911 like a dan wesson or a high end custom cz like the protek.



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Old February 24, 2014, 01:19 PM   #21
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Depends on what you have in terms of handguns / and what you want....

If you don't have a decent 1911....in that price range, I'd probably look at some of the Colt or Springfield 1911's --- they're not top end guns / but both companies are doing very well ( and you have options in both 9mm and .45 acp calibers).

I like the Sig X-Fives as well...but the L-1 model, of that X-Five group of the 226's lists at about $ 2,747 ...and in my area is selling for around $ 2,400...but its a nice gun.

http://sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDe...26-x-five.aspx

The X-Five tactical version - lists at about $ 1,700 and is selling in my area for around $1,400 ....( but it doesn't have the adjustable trigger / or the weight of the L-1 model, which I like personally ).
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Old February 24, 2014, 01:26 PM   #22
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a movie prop?

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a gun that for fills that role well
Should it be a pretty color?

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Old February 24, 2014, 08:18 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the replies guys. If I find an x5 I'll probably pick it up.
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Old February 24, 2014, 08:29 PM   #24
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Ergo's are one of the more important aspects for me. Size and weight need to match what I want to use a particular gun for.

Good looks is 100% subjective.

I'd look at Sig and HK models first. I also like Beretta, FNH, Steyr, and Walther.

If you want to be different look at the Sphinx SPD. http://www.sphinxarms.com/
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Old February 24, 2014, 08:53 PM   #25
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if you have a Cabelas near you they usually have them in stock
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