5 good budget Pistols

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  1. Jul 16, 2019 #1

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    That Witness looks interesting but I think I'd rather just save up for a real CZ 75. The Smith is a good piece. I've heard the Canik is good, but I've never talked to anyone who owns one. The guy at the LGS says he sells a ton of them.

    Those guns are all too big for me though. I'll just stick with my little Ruger. Speaking of Ruger, the Security 9 deserves a spot on that list...every owner I've talked to loves it.
     
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    I like mine.
     
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    My Sig 365 is just fine. As is my Glocks.
     
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    A man after my own heart. P365 to carry and Glock for the nightstand.
     
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    Haven't found anything I like better yet.
     
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    BlueZ............Nice informative video. I enjoyed that he enunciated clearly. I wish I could shoot half the proficiently.
     
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    Now and then I handle a Kahr at a gun dealer, I like their compactness and feel, but when I see the price tag, it goes back to the display case. I bought an M&P .40 shield and I'm very pleased, it's my constant carry around home where I may have to deal with four legged wild creatures over the two legged types, actually it could do a good job on either one unless I'm up in the woods and that's when the .44 Redhawk gets strapped on, bear and cougar are far more common up there and I'm confident in what the .44 can do.
     
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    I have a Kahr PM9. It feels good but has a longer trigger than I like. Being small it kicks more and is hard to cycle. It's fine for me but I wouldn't want to sell it to a small woman, an elderly person, or anyone without shooting experience. The really small guns are not a good choice for a beginner.
     
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    It may not mean much coming from a shot gun guy, who does not own a pistol.
    But I would spent the $200-$300 extra to get a glock.
    I did enjoy the vid.
     
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    A whole lot of police departments agree with you.
     
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    1. S&W Shield

    2. Springfield XDS mod.2 with 5 mags & range bag. $339 locally.

    3. Ruger lc9s pro/ EC9s

    4. Walther pps m2

    5. Taurus G2C

    All can be found for sub $400.
     
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    My p365 has been good also. I did put lighting strike steel striker, & metal magazine followers in mine though. More for peace of mind.
     
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    I recommend any of the S&W J Frame revolvers. Many flavors to choose from: blue, stainless, aluminum frames, lock, no-lock, hammer, no hammer (DAO). Locally a new S&W 442 .38 Spl., Blackened aluminum, NO internal lock...$395.00
     
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    A S&W 637 Airweight J frame with a Crimson Trace LASER was my first EDC. I still have it but I never carry or shoot it. The recoil is no fun because of the light weight.
     
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    My first gun I bought & carried at age 21 was a S&W 637. I’m pretty sure ctc lasers weren’t an option then though.
     
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    I carried a S&W 37 for many years.
     
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    My first real carry gun was a Walther PP then after a few years I switched to the S&W model 37. Now I carry a Ruger LCP2. Occasionally I have switched it up with some other guns but those three were the main ones.
     
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    Canik is a pretty good gun, which is easy to do when you basically clone a Walther part by part. I am just not into giving my money to the Turkish government.

    The M&P M2.0 compact is one of the best guns on the market at any price point, the Security-9 is a high value budget gun for sure.

    I am carrying a P365XL right now and it's been awesome for me.
     
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    Hi,Sentry are you back?
     
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    No, this thread was just so enticing I had to post. Kidding, yeah I am back.
     
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    Good maybe you can catch up with me on all the posting. Mine doubled since you left.:D:welcome: back :woo hoo:
     
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    The Ruger lcp2 is my suit gun. I carry it in an ankle holster. Perfect gun for form fitting clothes!
     
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    If I wore form fitting clothes, nobody would get close enough for me to have to shoot!:LOL:
     
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    Welcome back Sentry.
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    Welcome back!

    I’m getting ready to find out about the Taurus G2c, I’ve had my eye on this one. It actually feels really good in the hand and the little pistol looks good and pretty well built. Hard to believe I’m saying that about one of their semi automatic handguns. Reviews have been awesome on the G2c. Time will tell, I picked one up the other day to play with. I also ordered some upgrades for it and a holster which I rarely do but with the pistol, upgraded parts that I will be trying out to see if they make a difference or not and a great holster I’ve got right at $300 in the entire thing.

    I’m going to try the upgrades and shoot it for a bit and then make a decision on whether I’m going to keep it for a truck gun or trade it for something else down the road.
    I already know I like it much better than the POS SCCY that I picked up years ago. I finally got it to run after a lot of work, I swore I would never let that one end up in someone else’s hands or it would have been gone years ago.

    I also found a couple of upgrades for my wife’s Taurus spectrum I’m going to be checking out also. I like to tinker and I can tinker with these fairly cheap.
     
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    You will find I am not a big fan of Taurus. I am not a brand snob, okay maybe I am a little bit, but Taurus has earned their bad reputation. People were trying to convince me the G2 series was going to change my mind. It is definitely a step in the right direction, but it also definitely didn't win me over. It is worth noting that according to my gun supplier Taurus dropped their (redeeming) lifetime warranty because of the amount of G2's that were coming back in after only a few years of use. So now they are covered for one year and then it's too bad if something breaks. That is not what I would call reassuring.

    I am not saying to avoid the G2 series at all costs. Many people own and love them. I am just saying you won't find one in my man cave. I do have an older Taurus PT-92 however that has been a very well made reliable gun.
     
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    Yeah I’m not a big Taurus fan either but I have had decent luck with some of their revolvers. I may shoot this one and after a few mags decide it’s going away but who knows. I may love it. This will never be my EDC, maybe a backup truck gun or one for the tackle box. Either way I will either keep it or trade it to a buddy of mine for a revolver. I won’t carry anything until it’s proven reliable for me. I’ve got some cheaper stuff with lifetime warranty that have never failed and I’ve “had” some more expensive stuff that I got rid of because of reliability issues. I mostly own working peoples firearms. Don’t really care on brand or cost. My thing is reliability. Bang is bang, failure is a failure whether it cost $100.00 or $3000.00

    I’ve been putting off getting this G2 for about 7 months now. Two reasons I bit on it now was I got a great deal on it and friend of mine that is an FFL has sold a bunch of these and hasn’t had one come back in for repairs. I’m just kind of intrigued to see if it’s as good as the hype. Lol Guess I will find out. Lol
     
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