Guns Under $400 OTD

Winbot

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>Implying that the reliability of affordable American manufacturing is in question.
Yep I am 100% a Hi Point defender. When I think about "what gun stuff would I like next" I use Hi Points as currency. "Would I rather have that _____ or four Hi Points to gift to friends and family?" it's increasingly difficult to argue with myself against this. I'm currently staying at a family member's house that is protected by a HPF revolver, a great era to be sure but moving forward unless the PT111 G2 goes on sale for $149 again I feel like Hi Point is the way to go.

Gift package would be

Gun with case, two mags and accessories: $130, ideally $100 on sale which happens once or twice a year

Both mags filled with JHP's: $20

Decent holster: $20

So you're looking at well under $175 after tax for a full pistol setup. The only things that come close right now are the SCCY CPX2, Ruger EC9 and Taurus PT111 G2 / G2C.
 
Yep I am 100% a Hi Point defender. When I think about "what gun stuff would I like next" I use Hi Points as currency. "Would I rather have that _____ or four Hi Points to gift to friends and family?" it's increasingly difficult to argue with myself against this. I'm currently staying at a family member's house that is protected by a HPF revolver, a great era to be sure but moving forward unless the PT111 G2 goes on sale for $149 again I feel like Hi Point is the way to go.

Gift package would be

Gun with case, two mags and accessories: $130, ideally $100 on sale which happens once or twice a year

Both mags filled with JHP's: $20

Decent holster: $20

So you're looking at well under $175 after tax for a full pistol setup. The only things that come close right now are the SCCY CPX2, Ruger EC9 and Taurus PT111 G2 / G2C.
Plus, you can turn that $100-150 hi point into a $20k car pretty quick. Definitely a good investment if you have the business skills.
 

Winbot

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My wondernine bias is running hot these days, especially with JHP's reaching a boring level of reliability and sameness between common pistol calibers. I've been thinking about whether I'll ever "upgrade" from the G17 but can't think of anything that would justify it. New offerings like the Sigs and Beretta APX and whatever else are all about that modular chassis but that has zero appeal to me. I guess it all comes down to which has the ergonomics that fit your hands and habits best and I'm lucky in that regard because Gen3 Glocks are great for me. Handled a Gen2 with a Hogue grip the other day and hated it!

I could see a G26 in my future but finding a deal on one is impossible and I have absolutely no immediate need for one new.
 

Iron

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I have a gen 2 G17 with just regular factor grips and carry it most days. I like it and kinda like you don't see the need to get anything else. Will probably double down on another G17 some time, though.
 

Winbot

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$199 for that upper is the big part of the deal, you could theoretically hold out for a better lower sale and make a $299~ rifle.
 

Winbot

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Only downside is 45 GAP availability sucks in some areas.

Easy online. Local gun shop hit or miss.
Great gun for someone who wants a cheap reliable pistol they won't shoot a lot though. As long as it's a full size I have no problem recommending 40's to guys either since the guns are so cheap and it's probably going to live in a nightstand 360 days a year.
 

Nils

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My favorite gym boomer (jacked, tan, 60s, drives a mustang) came up to brag to me about his new HiPoint .45 that he got for a hundred bucks. I told him to shoot both the box of FMJs and hollowpoints he got with it, and if it has no failures, then he can keep it and count on it. But come on man, you could afford an HK45!
 
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