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Old February 10, 2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Best Value Gun on the Market Today

I'd like to get your opinions/start a discussion..I'd like to know what you consider the best value gun (can be rifle/handgun/shotgun) on the market today? This doesn't mean least expensive, but the best quality, desirability and performance for the price.

My vote is the Ruger Vaquero; a third the price of a Colt SAA with all the looks, quality that will last generations (and outlast all of the Italian clones) and made in the USA.
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Old February 10, 2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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Dan Wesson CBOB. 1/2 of the price of an Ed Brown Executive Carry. The fit and finish on an Ed Brown is superb but the DW CBOB is no slouch either. For half the money! Just my 2 cents.
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:16 PM   #3
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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I will say this much I was a skeptic about glock but now with close to 7000 rounds through it and the only hickup was some bad bulk rem ammo. I am glad to announce tonight my dad has committed to purchasing one traded in a old rifle and have a glock 22 in layaway. I paid 90 for my model 19 2 years ago after trading in a taurus tracker and pleanty of abuse later it still looks damn near new. So my choice is glock cause if its good enough to save lives of law enforcement, its good enough to save mine.
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Old February 10, 2009, 08:13 PM   #5
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In my opinion, the Savage bolt rifles or Mossberg mavericks. Sorry for being kind of vague on the savages
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Old February 10, 2009, 08:49 PM   #6
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Glock is an excellent firearm value. To get a very high quality weapon like that in the $500 range, when there are some guns out there that cost more and are not as good (HK, Sig, to name a few, IMO).
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Old February 11, 2009, 12:28 AM   #7
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the Marlin XL7. Under $300 NIB, great trigger, well-balanced, VERY accurate.
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Old February 11, 2009, 08:14 AM   #8
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Beretta will work for me. Hand gun, shot gun, rifle
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Old February 11, 2009, 08:27 AM   #9
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I think the best value rifle is a Savage. Hard to beat the 110 or 111 bolt actions for accuracy at any price.

As far as handguns, I'm go with Ruger's polymer handguns like the SR-9 or P-series. They certainly aren't the best in the market, but they are reliable (and ugly).
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Old February 11, 2009, 09:15 AM   #10
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I'd say either a Ruger P95 9mm at $300 or Remington Spartan O/U shotgun at $325.
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Old February 11, 2009, 02:45 PM   #11
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I think that if you consider durability and track record, in addition to utility and price, I'd say G17 or Ruger Mark III.
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