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    I have 3 Rugers (relatively cheaply priced but reliable) and 3 Glocks Moderately priced. In handguns I think I have all that I need (Not to be confused with want. So many guns, so little money)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Figured I'd ruffle a few feathers with that comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSCS4USN View Post
    Don't think the label really matters a whole lot. But if I did label it wouldn't be a "This is the Right Labels" list. This is how I look at it based on my checking account balance.
    Budget Handgun - Under $350 (example Ruger LCP)
    Inexpensive handgun - $350-$550 (example Springfield XD and XDM series)
    Mid-ranged handguns - $550-$1100 (example Basic Colt, Springfield and other 1911's)
    Expensive handguns - $1100 and up. (example semi-custom and custom handguns)
    But again, these labels mean little to me, if there is a gun out there that I just have to have, cost isn't the issue, how long will I have to save up for it is the issue.

    Note: my labels are only discussing pricing, not the quality of the gun. There are many budget and inexpensive handguns out there that are great firearms.
    And there it is!!!

    Everyone's check account balance is different!
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    I think it depends on your budget. $1000 + may be a cheap gun to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabill View Post
    I think it depends on your budget. $1000 + may be a cheap gun to you.
    Agreed! (*please note post #33).
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    for me budget guns are $500.00 and below in price. mid-priced are $900.00 to $1200.00+ anything over that I would start to calling it collectors grade and not for me, I carry most of my handguns and put a hurt on them in a short time. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainsong View Post
    I guess I'm just cheap. My Taurus TCP and Ruger LCP - inexpensive, Shield and maybe CZ75- Midrange, CZ RAMI and wifes new Sig P938 edge- expensive. Kimber is for millionaires who have more money than sense. ;)
    in all the time I've been here, I though the pic in your Avatar was you, last night the movie was playing and I saw the guy in it (the bar scene) realizing my mistake. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ca survivor View Post
    in all the time I've been here, I though the pic in your Avatar was you, last night the movie was pSorry, laying and I saw the guy in it (the bar scene) realizing my mistake. LOL
    Sorry, you lost me. What movie?
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    don't remember the name, are you telling me, that is you in the Avatar ?

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    I'm primarily concerned about value for the dollar and rarely buy anything strictly on price. That said, I would classify > $600 as budget, $600 to $1000 as mid range and $1000 to $1500 as higher end. I have yet to convince myself to purchase anything in the $2000 to $3000 range but going forward you never know.
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    budget



    Mid range



    High End

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainsong View Post
    Sorry, you lost me. What movie?
    it was playing again, the movie name is Breaking Bad, my apologies is that is your pic in your Avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ca survivor View Post
    don't remember the name, are you telling me, that is you in the Avatar ?
    No, it's Walt White AKA Heisenberg from the TV show Breaking Bad that was filmed and takes place here. Bryan Cranston (who plays Walt White) is a real cool guy, met him a few times as an extra on the show. Bob Odenkirk from "Better call Saul", not so much.

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    Over time, as I made more money and gained a greater appreciation for higher quality and custom guns, and started buying some, my thinking on budget, mid-priced, and high priced guns, has evolved. Nowadays <$700 or so is "budget", up to $1500ish mid-priced, over that high priced, though I pretty much buy what I want based on what it is, not which category it falls into.

    Custom builds and work are a whole 'nother ball game. It costs what it costs, sometimes a lot, sometimes not so much, just depends on what it is and who's doing it. It can often push guns from one category well into another, when you take the total invested into consideration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainsong View Post
    No, it's Walt White AKA Heisenberg from the TV show Breaking Bad that was filmed and takes place here. Bryan Cranston (who plays Walt White) is a real cool guy, met him a few times as an extra on the show. Bob Odenkirk from "Better call Saul", not so much.
    Off topic, but a while back I was in a convenience store and the young (lady) cashier asked me, "Hey, has anyone ever told you that you look exactly like Walter White?"...

    Me: Who?
    Her: Walter White
    Me: Never heard of him.
    Her: You know, from Breaking Bad!
    Me: Never seen it.
    Her: Well, you look exactly like him!

    When I got home, I told the wife that the clerk at the store said I look exactly like Walter White from Breaking Bad.

    Her: Who?
    Me: Walter White from Breaking Bad.
    Her: I've never seen it.
    Me: Me neither.
    Her: We'll have to watch it!

    We ended up watching the whole series on Netflix, and really got a kick out of it. I dunno about the resemblance though - I've never shaved my head completely, although I did have a goatee at the time...
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