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Revolver or Semi Auto,you don't own,only because of it's price tag?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by If1HitU, Nov 15, 2017.

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  1. Rockrivr1

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    I'd love to get an all original WWII 1911, but the price is big time prohibitive. Plus if the CMP does end up dumping those WWII 1911s on the market the prices will take a plunge.
     
  2. tuckerdog1

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    Have Freedom Arms 353 & 454. Would like to "round out" the collection with a 252 & 555. But the days of spending that kind of money on firearms I don't need are behind me.

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  3. cslinger

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    You know that FK BRNO that was just released intrigues the hell out of me. That 7.5 is like a Tokarov/ .357 SIG on steroids.

    No reason why really but that Gun and cartridge is really the only thing that intrigues me, but at 8 grand and 50-60 a box of ammo, even my complete lack of self control or understanding of basic math isn’t enough to overcome those numbers.
     
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  4. Bo

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    All of my pistols cost $1000.00 or less.

    I can't shoot 1" groups at 25yds.

    I don't think a "$3000.00" pistol is going to make me a better shot therefore, I'll not be buying any.
     
  5. GBExpat

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    Any pistol that commands a market-price of much above ~$500 will probably not be purchased by me.

    My collection of <$500-cost pistols (with a few that cost more) serves me just fine.

    That said ... back to addressing what is probably the intent of the OP ...

    Two pistols come immediately to mind: a Colt SAA & a Luger, both of which I would like to have but will, almost certainly, never own due to the price that they currently (and in future) command.

    I am a child of the '50s (born when Truman was President) and was raised on cowboys & WWII fare. :)
     
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  7. JR24

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    You usually can get surplus Hi Powers for reasonable prices on Gunbroker. Rough finish but some new springs or a trigger package from C&S gets them humming for less than a new one.

    For me its a Wilson Combat 1911, I just don't shoot them enougj better than a Dan Wesson to justify the cost.

    Happily enough my Dad just bought one so I just gotta wait until he decides he's to old to shoot it and it'll come my way.
     
  8. Jim NE

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    I'd say the new GP 100 in .44 Special. It's not horribly expensive - $650+ or something like that - but it's beyond my range for casual purchases. That means I'll probably trade myself into one if a find a store that has one in stock. The gun I really want, though, is an old .38/44 S&W of some type in very nice condition. Those are well above $1000. I've spent that much only on a couple of my guns...I think that I might do that again if I found one that I could actually put my hands on a .38/44 before buying. And that's strange, because I don't consider myself an N frame guy. :thumbdown:.
     
  9. bullseye308

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    Coonan 357; Uzi, & AR-9 8” pistol.
     
  10. Tirod

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    HK P7. It was too expensive then, and now it's ridiculous. They trade above $1,500 these days. They were imported and sold at one time under $400 used police turn ins from Germany. And were overpriced then.

    In the same price range, a CMP 1911A1. Now here's the rub, that I can almost justify . . . but frankly, the utility value of the gun itself isn't equal. So goes it with provenance and how it affects our perception of worth. When you can compare two of the same model firearms and then see 3x the price difference all because of condition and a rare production variation, you have to wonder. Most of those bits of metal shaped one way are no more effective in making it a deadlier weapon than another. It's like saying the recurve blade shape of one knife is devastating vs another standard pattern. Nope, not so much. Hype.

    Forums thrive on hype. Collectors monify it.
     
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    Python. Not solely because of price; I couldn't get used to the double action.
     
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    S&W Model 27 "Dirty Harry" model. Python 4", one of the most beautiful handguns ever made.
     
  13. captain awesome

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    i am surprised to see some of the what i would consider "budget handguns" on the list. a few on here i have personally purchased for less than $500...
    the 5" S&W 629 comes to mind, as well as the Ruger GP100. both i purchased within the last decade for $450, although used but in great shape. I considered each a pretty good deal but not amazing...i know in the right places/ times they can still be had for that much or less. you just have to look around for the deals. put the work in, and you'll find them.

    the ones on my list have all been mentioned...
    Colt Python,
    custom /elite grade 1911
    Freedom Arms
    Korth
    a genuine Colt SAA

    all desirable IMO, but not likely to purchase because of cost
     
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    Les Baer 1911 Ultimate Tactical Carry 5", .45 ACP
    ($2,215.00)

    Les Baer 1911 Ultimate Tactical Carry 5", 9mm Supported
    ($2,550.00)
     
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  16. 1911 guy

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    I'd like a Swenson 1911. I've seen them go for as little as $1,200 and as much as $4,000. I already have one custom build, my wife won't tolerate the price of another. Unless it's for her.
     
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    3” K frame.
     
  18. navajo

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    Any machine gun. Colt model 1910, nine of those known to exist.
    The Swiss used to issue a Sig 9mm side arm to officers that was a true thing of beauty. 30 years ago those things were around one thousand dollars, no telling what they bring now. So scarce I've seen 3 and those were not for sale.
    Never seen a Korth.
    A PE 57, another I've never seen. When those were still importable they retailed for 3 grand.
    And a few more.
     
  19. orionengnr

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    None.
    I buy used, and only at a smart price. And when I sell, I lose nothing, or very little.
    I figured out a long time ago that I can't own them all...at once. But I can own pretty much anything I want if I sell something else.

    I've owned many P7s, including two P7M10s and a P7M13.
    A Guncrafter .50 1911.
    DWs, Les Baers, lots of nice S&W revolvers...

    The ones I really like, I keep. Anything else gets sold and something else takes its place.
     
  20. 1MoreFord

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    There are lots of 'em. Manurhin's, Korth's, Dan Wesson 1911's, Les Baers, and the list goes on.
     
  21. AirForceShooter

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    P08 Luger

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  22. strangelittleman

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    Korth Sky Marshal.

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  23. Bristol Mt.Man

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    Good guns are not cheap.
     
  24. 444

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    Colt Python
    Freedom Arms in .22LR
    Colt Single Action Army

    I could afford them, but I just cant see spending that kind of money. For example, I probably own a dozen .357 revolvers. I can't see spending two grand for another one no matter how good it is. Dittos for the Freedom Arms. The SAA is possibly something I could justify and maybe someday I might take the plunge if the opportunity presents itself at the right time.
     
  25. the Black Spot

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    SW mod 21 classic(or 44 sp trip lock)
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