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#1 old fart

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

i traded around and have a little money to spend, i have $300 max to spend and no more. if i try and save more it would only be about $20 a month so it would be next year before i could get a more expensive gun. i only have a heritage rough rider loaded with 22 mag for defense now when i go walking and hiking, i would like to get a bigger caliber but don't know yet which way to go. i'm leaning to 2 calibers a 357 mag revolver as i'm a revolver guy and they make great woods guns. or a 9mm even though i don't like auto's that well they tend to cost less for people on a budget. also i will have to have my local shop order it as i can't order online and have it shipped to them as they don't do that, but they offer good prices. and the nearest dealer that does is 80 miles away thats 160 round trip so gas would take care of any savings i could get. now i have a 12 gauge for home defense with pistol grip and it wouldn't be bad to hike with but since i have a little money i thought i would try and get another handgun. i'm up for any suggestions on any guns that fit my budget, i know in the long run you get what you pay for, but just need one now to last untill i can get a better one. also how would 38+p be against hog or feral dogs?, i've looked online at alot of revolvers from eaa to taurus as for auto's i don't know much about them. thanks for any help.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

Oldfart , your post s always make me smile, and I mean that in a good way . You make yourself sound like someone who lives on hotdog water soup and Raman noodles, lol. Rossi .357 at Cheaperthandirt.com 287 dollars. What happened to that .357 you had last november?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

I have a hi-point S&W .40 cal.
American made, lifetime warranty and only $185.
Works great and if ya run out of ammo you can knock the snot out of em with it.
http://www.hi-pointf...ndgun_main.html



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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

The Hi Point line of pistols make a 9mm and while it is not a pretty gun or fancy... pull the trigger and they go off. I have thought of getting one for in the home just to keep around. They also come with laser sights if you want to go a little extra. And start around $185.00 where I live. They come in .40 S&W and .45 ACP if you want a little more horse power.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

Oldfart , your post s always make me smile, and I mean that in a good way . You make yourself sound like someone who lives on hotdog water soup and Raman noodles, lol. Rossi .357 at Cheaperthandirt.com 287 dollars. What happened to that .357 you had last november?

things came up and i had to sell it to pay bills, i'm on a fixed and i mean a low fixed income. i am able to save but its a slow process. i had some old guns that other family members wanted and i need a handgun so here we are again thanks.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:19 AM

I used to have a Hi-point 9mm and it served me well while I had it. The only reason I sold it is that I needed money at the time, and I got to the point that I never used it, all it was doing was collecting dust, and I had a friend that needed it because at any given time he was carrying quite a bit of money. Cycling and firing I'd put it up against a Glock any day. Only had 1 "stovepipe" and that was with some really cheap "Target Ammo"..... The rest of the box fed fine.
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