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Old August 17, 2018, 06:04 PM   #1
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Most Under-Priced Guns Right Now?

I guess what I'm wondering is, what are your "most criminally under-valued" guns that are readily available right now? Strictly speaking, I'm referring to guns that are priced well below their level of performance, cool factor, things like that.

Some examples I can think of, off the top of my head, are the Star Model BM, a compact service 9mm 1911-style handgun that's been carried by a number of forces around the world. Getting them for under $250 out the door is not uncommon right now. Will probably get two of them myself!

Another example are the Zastava M57's, a Tokarev variant. Seem like a great, high-powered handgun on the cheap.

What are some others you guys can think of? Thanks!
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Old August 17, 2018, 07:04 PM   #2
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Astra A-75, A-80, etc.
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Old August 17, 2018, 07:28 PM   #3
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Wow... Those things are no joke for the money.

Seems like almost everything I can find on them shows good clone guns?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astra-Unceta_y_Cia_SA
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Old August 17, 2018, 08:48 PM   #4
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If you qualify for the S&W Nations Finest discount, the M&P9 2.0 is pretty hard to beat. I just checked a major online retailer who has them for $389 w/2 mags and free shipping. Minus $50 for the rebate and a resonable $15 transfer... in your hand for $354.
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Old August 18, 2018, 01:37 AM   #5
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Wouldn't qualify, unfortunately.

But that's a smokin' deal. In fact, one of my neighbors who was in the Navy back in the day has been looking for a new handgun for home defense. I think I might just tip him off on that.
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Old August 18, 2018, 07:52 AM   #6
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CZ 75 variants are all outstanding and priced well below similar models from Sig and others ... just my humble opinion.
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Old August 18, 2018, 06:06 PM   #7
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CZ 75 variants are all outstanding and priced well below similar models from Sig and others ... just my humble opinion.
And it might be a controversial opinion from me... But despite the high quality and relability of a good Sig, I feel they're overpriced for what you get.

I'll even add that I think our law enforcement/military using them is probably a GROSSLY negligent way of spending government money. Talking Coast Guard, Secret Service... Air Marshalls?

I know the military gets really cheap rifles from FN, but there's no way Sig is selling them a $1200 handgun for $600... But I'd like to be proven wrong!
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Old August 18, 2018, 06:14 PM   #8
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Okay, that was kind of a rant, sorry about that.
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Old August 18, 2018, 11:33 PM   #9
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The Rock Island copy of the Government 1911A1, yes it's made in the Philippines but it works well. Mine shoots everything I put into it, factory fmj, hollowpoint, my own reloads. For the price it is a lot of gun for the money.
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Old August 19, 2018, 01:32 AM   #10
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Charter Arms revolvers pre 1990.
Mossberg Plinkster
Ruger Charger
Maverick 88
Midland Arms Backpacker (Gonna be awesome when the rifle barrels come out)
Used Glocks. When the prices drop below $400, they somehow become great pistols for the money.
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Old August 19, 2018, 06:42 AM   #11
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Star BM. All steel, 9mm, Commander size. Less than $200. I bought 4.
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Old August 19, 2018, 06:14 PM   #12
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The Rock Island copy of the Government 1911A1, yes it's made in the Philippines but it works well. Mine shoots everything I put into it, factory fmj, hollowpoint, my own reloads. For the price it is a lot of gun for the money.
I agree Rock Island are great guns and very affordable.
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Old August 19, 2018, 07:28 PM   #13
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M&P 2.0’s for under $375 w rebate now
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Old August 19, 2018, 07:43 PM   #14
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In general i can't think of too many. Maybe the Interarms Whitworth Mausers.

One local gun shop seems like i'm robbing them.
Have bought 2 Ruger 77 MKII, 1 in 280 Rem, other in 257 Roberts for $400 each.
Whitworth Mark X in 270 Win for $250.
Springfield Armory Mil Spec Champion 45 ACP for $400 with 2 extra mags.
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Old August 20, 2018, 07:31 AM   #15
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There are still some great deals to be had on .40 S&W LE trade-in's. Prime examples are Sig Sauer P226's and some P229's for well under $400.00. I have seen some in the $329.00 price range. These are pistols you can convert to a .357 Sig for the price of a barrel. You can even send them of to Sig for very little money and have them completely go over the pistol and add fresh night sights.
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Old August 20, 2018, 11:55 AM   #16
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The close-out 10/22's and Mini-14's going at some Walmarts right now. I picked up a 10/22, synthetic stock, for $124 on Saturday. Now that's a steal
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Old August 20, 2018, 06:18 PM   #17
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I have to second CZ75 variants! I purchased both of mine, a 75B and an SP-01 for less than $500 NIB. The 75 Compact is usually around $450. For what you get I dont think CZ can be beaten in that price range, although it has started to rise a bit as they've gained popularity.

If your not opposed to eastern European surplus pistols, then most Makarovs, FEGs, P64s and CZ 82/83 and 70s are a pretty good deal for a range gun or carry gun. Super cheap ammo is getting scarce however.

the 10/22 Ruger has been a bargain for years! LGS here was selling them with 1000 rounds, and a case for $300 a few months back.
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Old August 20, 2018, 09:59 PM   #18
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The HK P30 family is vaunted and many respect it as a superb and highly durable automatic pistol.

Early this year, they cut the roughly $1000 MSRP to dam near in half. The guns were going for $800 plus but now they can be had in the mid $500s. That's a phenomenal deal for what some consider the finest 9mm HK ever made.
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Old August 21, 2018, 10:52 PM   #19
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PSA has the Ruger LCP .380 for $169.99 right now. I bought one and it's a great little pistol for what it is and the price.
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Old August 22, 2018, 09:12 AM   #20
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S&W 659
Ruger P89

Both of these guns can be found at prices ranging from about $250-350. Rock solid, large capacity all stainless 9mm's that shoot well and will last forever. I really don't see how you can beat these for home defense. Carry? That's a different story.
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Old August 22, 2018, 02:06 PM   #21
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Bersa is a good gun and they are made very good 380 9mm 40 &45 all are good shooters
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Old August 22, 2018, 05:21 PM   #22
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My $199 Taurus PT111 G2 has been flawless in just under 1,000 rounds. It is my favorite 9mm.
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Old August 24, 2018, 02:33 AM   #23
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S&W 659
Ruger P89

Both of these guns can be found at prices ranging from about $250-350. Rock solid, large capacity all stainless 9mm's that shoot well and will last forever. I really don't see how you can beat these for home defense. Carry? That's a different story.
Yep. I gave my Ruger P89 to my dad after a friend of his and his friend's wife were killed in a home invasion near my parent's home and he was looking for a pistol to keep in the house.

Why that particular pistol? It's close enough to the 1911's he used in Vietnam to be comfortable and usable for him, it's never failed to feed or fire, it's safe with a round in the chamber, and if you need more than 16 rounds of 9mm to handle the threat, then it's time for artillery or air support.

But yes, it is a brick. That's one of the reasons I gave it to him, it's easy to keep on target for follow-up shots because of the weight, but it's most comfortable in a nightstand.
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Old August 24, 2018, 04:31 PM   #24
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Yep. I gave my Ruger P89 to my dad after a friend of his and his friend's wife were killed in a home invasion near my parent's home and he was looking for a pistol to keep in the house.
Both the S&W 659 and the P89 are professional grade, large capacity 9mm's which can be had at unbelievable prices. Everyone wants super light weight carry guns these days, because its much easier to get a carry permit. So, these old stainless guns really get overlooked.

I think I paid about $420 for my S&W 659 in 1989. Talk about a gun that just doesn't want to appreciate. I figure that same money today would be like spending $800 - $1,000.

I never actually owned a P89. Shot one once; handled them many times. Thought about buying one several times, and I would buy one if I ever find a really nice condition one that is dirt cheap.
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Old August 24, 2018, 07:49 PM   #25
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.40 cal police trades are outrageously cheap. P226's and USP's for $350-400, Glock 22's for not much over $300, and I think Summit Gunbroker has M&P's with night sights for $250 right now. That's hard to beat.
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