WTB: Used .40 or .45 handgun, ~$250 or less

I am looking for a cheap but reliable, and good condition, 9mm, .40, or .45 to carry until I can get some more dough for something more higher end.

Compact is preferable, but size isn't too important, as I suspect to have my CWP while it is still cold out, so I can just use my jacket for concealment.

I am located in Simpsonville, SC and would like to do a face to face transaction. I don't mind driving an hour or two.

Recommendations to establishments selling used 9mm, .40, or .45s for around or under $250 with a good reputation would be great too.

Thanks,
Andrew
 
Thanks!

Yea, I knew it would be hard. I assessed my situation and decided I needed something quick, and that's all I can afford to protect my family right now, and I mean that is ALL of what I have, lol.

I work at night and sleep during the day, and I am at work 14 hours a day, that's including commute time. My wife doesn't work, is at home all day due to being pregnant, and has our only useful handgun, a Bersa .380, with her at all times because I want her to have the protection. I have nothing to protect myself with because of that, and decided I need something, ASAP.

Again, thanks for pointing that link out, I am going to check on that ASAP. Keep the suggestions coming guys! Especially if you have something you want to sell me.
 
You might want to consider a highpoint. They are butt ugly, not very ergonomic, BUT, are reliable and inexpensive. You can demote it to a house or car gun when you upgrade.
 
I have actually been thinking about that. I have read many reviews on it to see if I even want it as a home gun or screwing around at the hunt club gun. There doesn't seem to be a middle with the gun, people either love it or hate it. It either is reliable and accurate, or it cracks and falls apart on you.

If I can find a local dealer that has them. I don't want to have to bother with buying a Hi-Point, shipping it an FFL, and have to go pick it up from the middle man (FFL), mostly because I think the FFL will probably hassle me for buying a Hi-Point online instead of something higher end from them, lol.

I am also looking at the EAA M88 9mm. $250 "new". A lot of good reviews.
 
carsontech said:
I have actually been thinking about that. I have read many reviews on it to see if I even want it as a home gun or screwing around at the hunt club gun. There doesn't seem to be a middle with the gun, people either love it or hate it. It either is reliable and accurate, or it cracks and falls apart on you.

If I can find a local dealer that has them. I don't want to have to bother with buying a Hi-Point, shipping it an FFL, and have to go pick it up from the middle man (FFL), mostly because I think the FFL will probably hassle me for buying a Hi-Point online instead of something higher end from them, lol.

I am also looking at the EAA M88 9mm. $250 "new". A lot of good reviews.
I have never heard of a highpoint cracking apart? I do know that if it has ANY problem, that highpoint will fix, repair, or replace anything, anytime for the life of the gun. Another good 9mm is a cz 52. rather 7.62x25.
 
I never heard of cz-52. Looks like another gun to research.

As for the cracking, I just heard about it in some youtube review videos. Basically it was a review that bashed the Hi-Point, lol. I have never held one, but the Hi-Point pistols doesn't look that bad, and I have seen videos of people shooting it just fine, never jamming or anything, with many different kinds of ammo.

My father has the a Hi-Point 9mm Carbine, and it shoots pretty good.
 

HHB Guns

New Member
[quoteIf I can find a local dealer that has them. I don't want to have to bother with buying a Hi-Point, shipping it an FFL, and have to go pick it up from the middle man (FFL), mostly because I think the FFL will probably hassle me for buying a Hi-Point online instead of something higher end from them, lol.
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I won't hassle you for buying a Hi-Point. Honestly will just tell you to remember my number so when it breaks I can send it back for you. LOL Sent back three this month. And to give hi point some credit I had to send a Ruger LCP back as well.
 
mcdaniel said:
http://www.classicarms.us/firearms.htm

Scan down on this page til you see the CZ-82, its $200 and has an extra mag and a holster.
Awesome, thanks for the recommendation! I'm actually starting to like the these imported type weapons.

HHB Guns said:
I won't hassle you for buying a Hi-Point. Honestly will just tell you to remember my number so when it breaks I can send it back for you. LOL Sent back three this month. And to give hi point some credit I had to send a Ruger LCP back as well.
lol! Nice.

I just bought my wife a new Sig P250. Now that I have some money and some more side jobs, I am thinking of just buying a new .40 or.45. I still have no clue on which one I want. $400ish is the price range I would like to be around. I have been researching like crazy, but nothing beats going and handling one to be sure.
 

Dirk Pitt

New Member
The only new .45 in the $400 price range I can think of is a Rock Island/Armscor 1911. Used I'd agree with Frost, a used Glock is a great value.
 

Frost

Active Member
Couldn't tell you, I am not familiar with that Sig at all.
I do know I have thousands of rounds through my Glocks and they eat anything.
I did get aftermarket barrels for shooting lead through them.
I have put so many lead rounds through a G21 without cleaning you could scrape lube out of the receiver with your thumb nail
Glocks seem to be a love or hate thing.

You should shoot both and see which you like better.
I personally prefer a Glock over a Sig 220 or a 1911 I just shoot it better.
 

Dirk Pitt

New Member
$350 for a new gun with the name Sig on it is a hell of a deal. If that is what you want than hell go for it, but can't you change the caliber on the Sig P250? So by owning the 9mm you could change the caliber to .45. I imagine though you want a service handgun for yourself and leave the 9mm for your wife. So if you like the P250 that's fine, but I'd take this opportunity to diversify and get something different.
 

fordnut

Active Member
I know you have bought your gun, but, just wanted to throw this in.

I would recommend a Rock Island .45. You can look around and buy a new GI type 5" for a little less than $400.00. I have one that I keep in the truck. I would trust my life on it...Enough said...

Steve
 

Dave29461

Active Member
Summit Guns was having a twofer on the Sig 250 with a full size and compact frame in 9mm or 40S&W. In reading forums on the Sig 250 I ran across some complaints about feed problems and complaints about the decline in quality of Sig handguns in the last few years. I have a great deal of respect for Glocks and own a 17 RTF. Summit has Glock 22 2nd gens for under 400.00 and S&W 59 & 5904.Check with your gun shop owner and see what kind of deals are available from Southern Ohio Guns on S&W and Glock Police turn-ins.
 
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