This is a discussion on Advice On "Cheap" Gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by sgb Hi points are garbage, Kel-tec isn't much better in my opinion. There are plenty of good quality, serviceable used sidearms to ...
I still have not seen the best advice given by anyone.......and that is to have your employee go to several ranges and spend the money to rent a few guns to shoot and see what HE or SHE feel comfortable shooting with and then go from there. I would hate for them to purchase something without trying it and then end up hating it and then wasting their hard earned money. God Bless
The Ruger p95 has the beauty of a cinder block, but my p95 has been 100% reliable with all type's of ammo. I can't say that about the one I paid $1100 for.
Remember, Life is not like a box of chocolate's.. It's more like a jalapeno pepper, because what you decide upon today can really burn your butt tomorrow..
Pick up a 2" EAA Windicator in .357Mag for $300. Can't beat a .357Mag...
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I was going to mention 3rd Gen. Smith LE trade in's, but people beat me to it. These guns were legendary and many people think S&W really messed up dropping them from production, (actually I think they still make 3rd Gen. Smith's for police contracts on a limited basis).
While the M&P's are nice, these guns were built to take anything thrown at them and did so with class. The LE trade in's are in great shape from what I've seen.
I would also suggest he go to a range and rent a few guns to find out which one is best for him. My local gun range has about 120 guns to rent and I never run out of reasons not to shoot one or two that look interesting... That's how I decided to go with my current CC
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I was just at a gunshop here in the Portland, Oregon area and they had a used Ruger P95 for $300. I was tempted but my hand was just too small for it. I was bummed.
I also agree with many people's recommendation of a 5906. Also, Sig SP2022 can be had brand new for less than $400. Top notch gun from a top notch brand.