This is a discussion on Do you carry a low budget handgun? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I think people are missing the point of the thread. No matter what details you add to the scenario, you have no access to another ...
Yes, I carry a Hi Point
Yes, I carry a Cobra
No, but I would carry a Hi-point or Cobra if I thats all I had
I think people are missing the point of the thread. No matter what details you add to the scenario, you have no access to another gun, and in months to come you still will not have access to a higher quality weapon.
If at this time you turn your nose up at a cheap gun, what are you thinking? I'd be more confident and competent with a Hi Point than I would be with a knife or other defensive weapons.
So if your choice is no gun at all, EVER, or a Hi Point, you're fooling yourself that you wouldn't choose that cheap pistol.
Do I want to carry a Hi Point, heck no, but I'm also not going to invent variations to the scenario so I can carry the gun I want to.
"Was there no end to the conspiracy of irrational prejudice against Red Ryder and his peacemaker?"
Revolvers, “more elegant weapons for a more civilized age.”
Not me. If I had to, well, I imagine I would. But I don't have to. In fact, a friend that just got his permit is (wisely) benching the Hi Point and aquiring an XDm.
A 1911 is Not an obsession, it's simply a recognition that it's THE Gun. :-) All others are runner ups. And hey, if all else fails, aim for the nose and fling it to knock out your foe. Let's see y'all do that with a kel-Tec. ;-)
I'm certain that holster makers who do cater to the HiPoint carriers have made some money doing it.. Kholster used to be a sponsor here and he did.
I'll take my .45 HiPoint against any hand held ninja weapon, any day at 50' or 21.' My C9, not so much... and the C9 is the slightly better carry "brick" (for size only).
It could be worse!
Is your life worth $300? That is my question. Many quality handguns can be found for this price. Leave the pot metal junk guns for the hoodlums.
When I leave the home port:
S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP
Does Hi Point make a gun small enough to carry? I thought they did.
Glock 23 - CZ 452 ZKM Special - Walther P22
LMT STD 16 - Mossberg 500A - Kahr P380
Henry H001Y - Winchester 12
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield - Mossberg 500B
Marlin 336Y - Kahr MK9
Anyone who can afford the time and money to get licensed to carry can afford a real gun.
Even if it's a used one.
Whiners who cry that they can only afford a Cobra, Hi-Point or Jennings, can log onto their iPhone and cry on their Facebook pages, whilst being careful not to get tears in their low-fat, low-carb, hi-estrogen, super-caffeinated, vanilla latte. Oh, and don't forget to tip the barista a 5 spot so they can afford to upgrade their gauges to the size of off-road tires.
Trust in God and keep your powder dry
"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
It's better to prevent a crime, than to punish it.
^^^^^^^^^^I am in this camp on this one^^^^^^^^^^
Just as I wouldn't fault anyone who drives a less expensive vehicle than I.
Snobs are for country clubs, which I got no use for.
I sometimes use this one, and some rich folks should try to follow its message more closely;
"When you were born you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so
that when you die you are smiling and everyone around you is crying."
Last edited by oneshot; February 11th, 2012 at 03:42 PM.
I would rather die with good men than hide with cowards
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."
M&Pc .357sig, 2340Sigpro .357sig
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
- Roy Batty
You need to define budget. Some folks budget gun is another life saving.
I own a bunch of different Rugers they do not cost near what some of the fancy named ones but are every bit as good or better.
Some of the alter worship gun I would not own Glock being one of them the first ones were good but they lived off the name every sense.
So what it is budget quality or price
Smith and Wesson Sigma would be for me. Yes trigger sucks but never let me down. Got one for 199.00