What is the least expensive handgun you would trust to get you through the night?

What is the least expensive handgun you would trust to get you through the night?

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    What is the least expensive handgun you would trust to get you through the night?

    Of the currently available handguns, what is the least expensive pistol/revolver you would trust to get you through the night? In my case four handguns come to mind. They are the RIA 1911, a used Star BM, CZ82, and a used K-frame S&W Model 10, 15,13, or 66. What's your flavor? Regards, Richard


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    Trust? Probably a Hi-Point, believe it or not. From what I've read, they're rock solid reliable, albeit ungainly and fugly.

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    Glock or Sig maybe a GP100, but I cant put a price on my life.
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    I wouldn't feel bad if all I had was a Taurus revolver. I think the blued steel Md. 85 and Md. 605, Md. 65 are a steal for $300 or less. For an auto, Ruger P95 and S&W Sigma, they both go on sale around here at times for around $300.

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    What is the least expensive handgun you would trust to get you through the night?
    I'd be willing to go back to the day with my old P89 if I absolutely had to. It would be the least expensive, and one I'd trust simply because I never had any issues with that particular pistol. They can be found around the $300 range or slightly lower as previously mentioned. IMO, the Ruger P-series are just too bulky for me to consider carry with them.

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    Sigma, any Ruger. Maybe a Taurus revolver. Maybe
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    Any reliable functioning firearm beats a sharp stick.

    I think that all of the handguns you have listed would serve you well. In your case I would probably go with the RIA 1911. I am planning on purchasing one of these soon myself.
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    Is the question what is the cheapest firearm that we would by and carry or the cheapest one we own that we actually carry? In my current situation the cheapest gun I own is my Armscor High Standard 1911(same as the rock, with a few more features), which I do carry on occasion. I'm sure there are plenty of other guns that I would feel comfortable carrying that I don't own. I've been looking at getting a Taurus revolver that can be tossed in a pocket for those quick outings and for a bug.
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    Under what circumstances?
    At home in bed I have some free ones, maybe an Iver Johnson .32 S&W long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chooie View Post
    Trust? Probably a Hi-Point, believe it or not. From what I've read, they're rock solid reliable, albeit ungainly and fugly.
    I have to agree. I've fired Hi-Point handguns, and they work. If I were in a defense situation, that's the only criteria I would care about. I don't own one, but neither would it embarass me to.

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    My Ruger SP101 357Mag, great gun bought it for under $400.

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    $130 Bulgarian Makarov. Never has failed me!!
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    My old sigma.

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    For those 'what goes bump in the night' adventures, of your choices...I stick with the 1911...OMO

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    Tanfoglio Witness Polymer Compact .45 (in avatar).
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