This is a discussion on Low buck fun gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 First...ya' gotta' be careful about how fast you say the title of the thread... ...:...
Romanian of Polish Tokarev
Charter Arms Bulldog Pug .44 special
Charter Arms Undercover .38 special
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
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.
+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...
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
.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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