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    inexpensive but reliable handguns

    I'm constantly asked by my students, many of whom are on a fixed income, if they can purchase a handgun that will still allow them to pay the rent.
    Here are some, I'm certain others will have more sugestions.
    Bersa's
    Several Taurus's
    CZ's
    EAA has several.
    Ruger, especially revolvers.
    Charter Arms snubbies.
    Used S&W revolvers.

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    Reliable & Inexpensive Handguns

    Check out this website for the information your students seek.

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    Polish P-64 chambered in 9x18 Makarov $159 at J&G Sales

    I liked it so much I bought two.

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    there is a website similar to craigslist but they allow the selling or trading of firearms. I live in Cincinnati and it's pretty big here so I am not sure if smaller cities know about the website as it's not as popular as craigslist but the site is

    Los Angeles Co., California: Barter Online at - SwapGiant

    goto the sporting goods section, then to firearms and ammo and you can find cheap used and some never shot firearms on there

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    I dont know why the link says Los Angelous Co. but you can choose any city and state to search in, that must be where the company is located.

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    Used pre lock S&W revolvers
    Makarovs
    Used Ruger revolvers
    CZ's
    American made Springers/1911 style
    Used Glocks (hate em as I like steel but they do run)
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    Used S&W model 10 4" .38 special



    Literally THOUSANDS out there for sale cheap.
    $350 will likely get you one that's barely been used.

    The ubiquitous Glock 17 , 19 9mm - used.
    Very few get worn out from shooting - again under $400


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    Don't forget Bersa!!!

    "Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.

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    S&W SIGMA 9mm/RUGER P95 Both good guns for the $$ & Lifetime garantee
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    In 2001, I bought my 1991-vintage, 3" barreled, stainless steel, Charter Arms "Bulldog" for $175.00 (+transfer fees.)

    There are some good values to be had, if you know where to look.

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    I like my newer production Rossi revolver, it's been reliable and accurate. I think Bersa's are one of the best deals on new pistols. S&W Sigma isn't a bad pistol, just needs some trigger work.

    I think that the supply of them dried up, but I have a Sig P6 that I got for about $250, and it is a whole lot of pistol for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by threefeathers View Post
    I'm constantly asked by my students, many of whom are on a fixed income, if they can purchase a handgun that will still allow them to pay the rent.
    Here are some, I'm certain others will have more sugestions.
    Bersa's
    Several Taurus's
    CZ's
    EAA has several.
    Ruger, especially revolvers.
    Charter Arms snubbies.
    Used S&W revolvers.

    CZ!!!! Maybe a year ago they were inexpensive....now days they run around $600! Not cheap!

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    If your budget is limited by all means look at used firearms. You don't have to buy new. Just make sure to have a third party check it out for you if you are sure of the condition yourself. And don't forget to do some research on what the best used firearms may be.
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    I've never owned or even handled one and you'll find plenty of mixed reviews, but I think the Sigma is probably these days a fine budget handgun. Right now, at least as of a few days ago, you could get one from Bud's gunshop for ~$300 delivered, and then a $50 mail in rebate from S&W or 2 free mags. That's $250 + transfer for a new big name polymer handgun...not bad.

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    There are plenty of new and used guns, that are under $350 range. Some are the CZ 82. FEG PA 63, and P 64 all are under $250. The Beretta 96 trade ins run about $350, Bersa, Taurus, and others , you just got to look around for deals.

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