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My first handgun -- used Semi

Discussion in 'Handguns Wanted' started by pchewn, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    Been firing my son's Bersa 380 and my friend's .357Magnum revolver.

    I would like to get my own LOW COST (entry) 1st-timer pistol.

    Semi-auto, 380 or 9mm (probably).

    If I could find a Bersa at a good low price, that would be ideal.

    Otherwise, I'm interested in other suggestions or offers.

    I will use the pistol mostly for training myself and target/plinking.
     
  2. Anoobie Knewberton 47

    Anoobie Knewberton 47 Oregon Member

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    I was in the same boat not too long ago. I shoot mostly rifle, but wanted a "LOW COST (entry) 1st-timer pistol". I bought a Ruger P95 new from Coctailer, and couldn't be happier. For less than $350 it shoots better than some $600+ 9mm/.45 Ive shot. The only bad thing I can say about it is that I'm enjoying it so much, it makes me want other hand guns.
     
  3. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    It doesn't get any lower cost than a HiPoint C9 9mm.
    I just sold one brand new for $130 that I acquired in a bulk sale deal.

    There's one for sale on this forum.

    Other than that, you can get Keltecs for around $250 (P3AT or PF9)
    Prices go up from there.
     
  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Unless you're bothered by recoil I'd highly recommend a 9 over a .380. For serious business the 9mm is a service caliber, and the .380 is ...not.
     
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  5. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What's "LOW COST" to you?
     
  6. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    That's THE question.
    If 3 and some change is good for you... get a ruger p series.
    I had a P89 for years.... good shooter. not too violent, well built, easy to care for, good safeties, etc.
    I've always heard nothing but bad stuff about hi point pistols.
    But they are dirt cheap.... disposable cheap, even.
    best bet is to go to a range and rent some pistols to shoot.
     
  7. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    For a low cost pistol you cannot go wrong with a HI POINT.

    I have handled and fired a few of them, and they always go BANG. You can't beat the lifetime warranty either. Made in America.

    Low cost does not mean low quality.

    They are a bit 'bulky' for CCW, but for just plain fun and practice you can't beat 'em.
     
  8. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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  9. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking about selling a Taurus PT111 9MM stainless with only about 50 rounds through it. It was just a carry and I just replaced it with a HK P30. If interested let me know.

    Scott
     
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    Oppy Seattle Member

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