View Full Version : WTB Ridiculously Cheap Handgun

04-08-2010, 5:58 PM
I'm looking to purchase my first handgun but unfortunately the funds aren't there. At some point I'll save up and get a nice ~$550 handgun but until then...

Have a USED Hi-Point? A 20 year old Ruger? A 40 year old nameless pea shooter?

If it shoots and you'll sell it for $100 or less, I'm your man ;)

I'm located in Santa Barbara and Ventura and will drive up to an hour away. Thanks for your consideration!

Note: 9mm preferred, anything not totally obscure or custom accepted. I'll just be glad if I can find something!

EDIT: Found one. Thanks!

04-08-2010, 8:02 PM
Welcome to Calguns, good luck but it will be difficult. Also the paperwork will cost you, DROS and transfer fees.

04-08-2010, 8:17 PM
Thanks, and yup :) But I figure other than the $10 transfer fee, the rest is still applicable regardless. If this doesn't pan out soon (not sure I expect it to, but it's worth a shot) I'm saving up for maybe a Ruger P95 (or a Glock 17 or a Springfield XD9 or a Sig... still finding the one that 'fits')

04-08-2010, 8:58 PM
It is actually $35 for a ppt

04-08-2010, 9:01 PM
Right... $10 FFL transfer fee + $25 DROS fee

04-08-2010, 10:09 PM
don't forget you will have to buy a lock.

04-08-2010, 10:30 PM
And pay for gas.

04-08-2010, 10:32 PM
Yes, and I'll probably even eat lunch at a restaurant while I'm there, got it.

All of these things are true whether I buy a $20 gun or a $3000 gun. If I can find something cheap, though, I can still manage <$200 out the door.

04-08-2010, 10:43 PM
The XD9s are great handguns. My dad has one and it is pretty sweet. I was thinking about picking up one in .45 ACP.

04-09-2010, 12:19 AM
Turner's has a new Phoenix Arms 22lr pistol on sale this week for $139

But you would have to drive to a Turners....

04-09-2010, 12:19 AM
Don't forget that should you need to go #2, you would need to do so at a toilet that is not necessarily cleaned as often as you are accustomed to. Just another thing to account for when purchasing a cheap handgun.

04-09-2010, 12:34 AM
According to our local media, your best bet is to go back to your high school and hang around the back parking lot. Over there, <$100 handguns are plentiful and there are no complicated forms to fill out or any extended waiting periods.

04-09-2010, 1:39 AM
I have a nice crossman pellet gun. lol

04-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Despite the negative responses here, thank you to those that PM'd me. I've found a handgun I will be purchasing.

04-11-2010, 10:35 PM
I don't see any negative responses. Glad you found something!

04-12-2010, 12:25 AM
Hi Point pistols