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Old October 23, 2012, 09:02 PM   #26
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My best pistol purchase was a S&W M&P 40 new in the box for $300 at a local Pawn Shop.
My best pistol purchased, was a S&W 4006 new in the box last year.

There are always great deals as long as you visit your local LGS regularly.
Learn everything you can about guns and values there.
Then when a deal comes along from any source, you'll be able to recognize it, and jump on the deal before somebody else does.

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Old October 24, 2012, 06:23 AM   #27
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My best pistol purchase was my Springfield TRP 1911. It wasn't a bargain, but the gun is an excellent shooter. I expected a lot from this gun prior to purchase and it never fails to amaze.
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Old October 24, 2012, 07:21 AM   #28
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Best huh? I don' believe that I have ever gotten any wildly good deal on any gun purchase. That being said, I have been able to acquire a few guns that I both cherish and use a lot. One is a Colt NM Gold Cup with additional work by the late George Madore:

Another is a Hamden made High Standard Victor:

I have a great fondness for the Thompson Contender and the ability to switch from one cartridge/caliber to another in a moment or two.
Another happy purchase was a Ruger SBH in .44 Mag..dependable, accurate, powerful.
How about a Makarov pistol....never regretted that purchase for a moment.
There are lots more.
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Old October 24, 2012, 08:24 AM   #29
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1984 Belgian BHP in like new condition for $575.
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Old October 24, 2012, 03:05 PM   #30
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Beretta Elite II, lnib for 500 cash. One of those great gun show finds that rarely happens.
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Old October 24, 2012, 03:33 PM   #31
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Dan Wesson Pointman 7 (1911) for about $560 in 2003. This was before anyone knew, or trusted DW to build 1911's. It's friggin awesome and worth twice that today.
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Old October 24, 2012, 03:40 PM   #32
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Not a barn burner deal but my HK45 for me, edged out my mark23 only by cost!

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Old October 24, 2012, 04:58 PM   #33
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"Best" is such a subjective word,,,,,

The best bargain I ever scored was a package deal,,,
When my friend's father passed away,,,
I helped her catalog all his guns.

I paid $500.00 cash for these four guns:
  • Colt Trooper Mk-III, 4", .357 Magnum
  • S&W Model 36 snubbie in .38 Special
  • Dakota SAA Clone, 5.5". .357 Magnum
  • J.P. Sauer and Sohn SAA Clone, 7", .357 Magnum

I told her the Colt alone was worth $500.00,,,
But at the time I was a poor-but-honest grad student,,,
She said that was Okay as she was grateful for all my help.

I did spend two entire weekends at his house with a Blue Book,,,
We cleaned, researched, and priced over 100 rifles, shotguns, and handguns.

Then she "gave" me her fathers S&W Model 629, 6", in .44 Magnum,,,
She hated the big gun but said it was her father's favorite,,,
She just wanted to see that it got to a good home.

The best offer I ever made on guns was on,,,
A Mossberg Model 340-KC .22 rifle with peep sights,,,
And a nickel plated S&W Model 34, 4", round butt with pinned barrel.

My friend who gave me the incredible deal on those four revolvers,,,
Well she passed away early this year from heart failure,,,
I helped her Brother go through the stuff in her house.

When we went shooting she always took her Model 34,,,
Her father gave it to her on her 11th birthday,,,
She was on the rimfire team in high school,,,
The Mossie was her competition rifle,,,

After we sorted all of her stuff out,,,
I told her brother I would love to have those two guns,,,
I offered him $500.00 for the revolver and $150.00 for the rifle.

He handed them to me and refused any money,,,
He said his sister would have wanted me to have them.

I shoot them both regularly,,,
I think good thought of my friend when I do.

The best decision I ever made,,,
Was when I decided to buy two CZ pistols at the same time,,,
I ordered (brand new) a CZ-75B in 9mm and the CZ-75B Kadet in .22 LR.

The decision to buy the Kadet pistol over the Kadet Adapter Kit was not easy,,,
It placed an extra $250.00 on the total price tag and made me wince at the cash register,,,
But to steal a phrase I read earlier this week, I cried once but will smile for an entire lifetime.

The Kadet is a joy to shoot and does feel exactly like the 9mm,,,
I'm fairly good with the 9mm and credit it to the cheap practice with the Kadet.

The best satisfaction I ever got from a gun purchase,,,
Was when I finally talked my Mother into selling me her revolver,,,
It's a well used Colt Frontier Scout in .22 LR and has years of good memories.

She got that Colt when I was 12 years old,,,
Me and my brothers shot many thousands of rounds through it,,,
I was in my early 30's when she finally relented and sold it to me for $100.00 cash.

I still shoot it quite regularly and it's still solid and accurate,,,
Every time I load it up I become that Roy Rogers wannabe again.

I have no living relatives who would appreciate it,,,
I'll probably have it placed in the coffin when I go for the long sleep.


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Old October 24, 2012, 05:27 PM   #34
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I gotta say I actually have a great deal of feelings for my Hi-Point c9!
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Old October 25, 2012, 06:52 PM   #35
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My best would be my S&W model 41 in 22lr and my Walther PPQ 9mm because I like shooting them. I have more expensive and "higher quality" guns that I wouldn't buy again but I would buy replacements for both of those if something happend to them.
Practical before tactical.
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Old October 25, 2012, 07:42 PM   #36
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Old October 26, 2012, 12:12 AM   #37
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Definitely my USP 9mm compact. I wasn't really even looking for an HK, but wanted a good CCW and found it on a local classified site. $600.00 LNIB. Best decision ever!
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Old October 26, 2012, 12:27 AM   #38
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A fabulous Remington Rand M1911A1 with WW2 leather holster and WW1 mag pouch for $500. I chanced upon it at a gunshop when I took some scouts to go shooting. Didn't have the money but I couldn't leave it there. Haven't regretted it.
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