Low buck fun gun

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View Poll Results: Which budget-priced fun gun?

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  • CZ-82

    10 31.25%
  • Romanian of Polish Tokarev

    3 9.38%
  • Charter Arms Bulldog Pug .44 special

    13 40.63%
  • Charter Arms Undercover .38 special

    6 18.75%
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
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    Voted the 38 since it is fun to shoot and will carry better than the 44 ( in my case). but if you don't already have a 44 then get one.
    you should look at the EAA now on sale 279.00
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    I'm a gonna guess the 44 special. That would be a "fun gun" for me I reckon since I've never owned one. Always wanted a 44Mag like Clint Eastwood had back in the day....yeah...would be an interesting one for me.

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    +1 on the .22 semi auto idea. My favorite is the Bersa Thunder 22 or Firestorm FS 22 which can be had for around $250 and can shoot bulk pack .22 ammo on the CHEAP! Makes for a great trail gun, plinker, and trainer for your other autoloaders. Just my 2 cents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDE View Post
    +1 on the .22 semi auto idea. My favorite is the Bersa Thunder 22 or Firestorm FS 22 which can be had for around $250 and can shoot bulk pack .22 ammo on the CHEAP! Makes for a great trail gun, plinker, and trainer for your other autoloaders. Just my 2 cents...
    I have a Taurus PT-22 (don't laugh, it was my first handgun back in 1994 ) . I dug it out and cleaned it all up and it runs like a champ with CCI Mini-Mags. I put pink grips on it and it will be my wife's first gun when she starts shooting next month.

    Here's my PT-22, all tricked out in pink, with pink accessories for wifey. BTW, she likes pink.

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    Thanks for all of the replies.

    I've pretty much decided on a Charter Arms Bulldog Pug in .44 special. I want one in stainless and plan to outfit it with Pachmayr compact grips like the one in the picture (graciously borrowed from the internet).

    Charter_Arms_Bulldog_2.jpg

    I'll have to wait a little bit, though, because Bud's has S&W 3" Model 10 police trade-ins back in stock, and there's no way I could pass on one of those because I missed out last time. I love .38s, 3" revolvers, and Model 10s in general. Just ordered one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    "I already have 2 Bulgarian Makarovs, a Polish P-64, and a few snubbies to include a 1st generation Charter Undercover."

    You've already got carry well covered and all of the above could be entertaining to shoot. Only the .44 Bulldog is something a bit different from the focus of your handgun collection so far and feeding it will not be a low-buck proposition unless you handload for .44 Special.

    While it may not be on the list, this handgun collection is crying for a .22 handgun of some sort. You just can't do both low-buck and fun any better than a .22 pistol or revolver. Doesn't Charter Arms still produce their .22 Pathfinder?
    They do still produce their Pathfinder, and I certainly wouldn't mind the snubbie version in .22lr, but I can't find a review on that exact model to save my life.

    I do have a Taurus PT22 as well as a High Standard Sentinel Mk IV 3" in .22 WMR. The High Standard was a recent and inexpensive find, but I can't seem to get good groups out of it. Also, with CCI Maxi-Mag 40-grain ammo, it keyholed like crazy.

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    What you really need is one of these little Smith & Wesson Model 34 2-inch .22 revolvers like the one in this photo. It belongs to a family member. It's a great little revolver. It'd be worth saving up for.
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    Being a CZ82 owner, it was an easy answer for me.
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    CZ 82 and cheap hardly go together but the CZ is a TANFOGLIO clone and here's an Isralei trade in 9mm, cheapest to shoot and great guns 279 and free shipping CENTURY / TANFOGLIO USED COMBAT SHOOTING COHAI 4.5 9mm $279.00 SHIPS FREE almost bought one myself.

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    .22 is the way to go for low cost fun gun. Ruger LCR in .22. I have one. It's fun. Ruger SP101 those are popular but expensive. Ruger SR22 semi-auto fun. Charter was making a .22 pathfinder. That might be inexpensive. Try finding an old H&R .22 revolver. There are a lot of options out there.

    From your choices there, I'd say the CZ. Although none of them are low cost (ammo wise that is).
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