View Full Version : you have 800 dollars

03-05-2007, 3:16 PM
what gun would you buy for target shooting. (cant be a .22) 800 bucks, and a reason.

i would get a S&W 686 .357 6"

Black Majik
03-05-2007, 3:18 PM
Used pre-series II Kimber.

03-05-2007, 3:24 PM
Dan Wesson PM7*

reason: it's a 1911 and I reload 45acp now.

* or I'd send my box stock colt to Novaks for a basic package: about 9 bills.

03-05-2007, 3:29 PM
I bought a used Kimber Copact stainless 2, and a New XD45, each under that limit

03-05-2007, 3:29 PM
CZ SP-01, tac block with bayonet, and lots of ammo.

03-05-2007, 3:38 PM
S&W Model 686 Power Port for 6" barreled .38 SP/.357 Magnum ported revolver.

03-05-2007, 3:39 PM
either a Glock G34, Walther P99QA Military or a Browning Hi-Power :)

(of course being that I already have a really good SIG)

03-05-2007, 3:42 PM

03-05-2007, 3:43 PM
Springfield Armory makes a nice GI 1911 that comes in at about $500 even here in California. It also makes a nice gun to tinker with if you want to start monkeying around with a 1911... you'd probably be pretty hard pressed to find a used 1911 in that price range.

03-05-2007, 3:44 PM
Sig P220 .45 ACP. The Cadillac of pistols in my opinion.

03-05-2007, 4:06 PM
I would invest a hundred dollars of it into a highpoint, use it to rob a bank then use all the money as a whole for a nighthawk, les baer, or ed brown....

Or use 800 into a an m41 for target practice :D

03-05-2007, 4:33 PM
A 9mm 1911 or a .38special/357mag revolver.

03-05-2007, 5:19 PM
sig 226r... I've got those on the brain lately

03-05-2007, 5:22 PM
SIG P220 SAO Carry...

03-05-2007, 5:31 PM
Sig P226R

03-05-2007, 5:35 PM
I think I could find an FN 5.7 on gunbroker... :)

03-05-2007, 6:56 PM
Springfield 9mm 1911 or a Kimber 9mm 1911.

03-05-2007, 7:00 PM
I would go looking for a COLT Officers 45 ACP in Stainless steel.

Or A 14 round Para Ordinance 45 in Stainless steel.

I would have voted for a SIG P220 but I already have one of those.

M. Sage
03-05-2007, 7:10 PM
Another vote for a Sig P220. A reason? Just cause I like it, how's that? :p

03-05-2007, 7:17 PM
Sig P226

03-05-2007, 7:35 PM
S & W Model 24 - maybe $800.00 would cover it.

03-05-2007, 7:35 PM
hk usp .45 fullsize

03-05-2007, 7:40 PM
If I had $800, I would buy that Beretta 92fs with the 96g conversion kit I see for sale in the classifieds. Why? Because I have $800 to blow...:D

03-05-2007, 8:11 PM
used kimber pro carry, i got mine for 500 bucks and it comes with 6 mags :)

03-05-2007, 8:16 PM
what gun would you buy for target shooting. (cant be a .22) 800 bucks, and a reason.

i would get a S&W 686 .357 6"
A Smith Model 28 or K38 (maybe just possible for $400), and a CZ75 in 9mm.

A Colt Diamondback in .22 or .38; a Smith 27.

Revolvers above are generally hand assembled, shoot what you point at, and hold their value very well. The CZ75 is arguably the best value in an accurate 9mm that will last forever, not to mention it fits most hands perfectly.

If you don't have a pistol, why not try a Ruger Mk 2 or 2, slab-side target model. A Buckmark is a good alternative, but extra parts are more available for the Ruger. You'd come close to swinging a .22 target pistol and a CZ75 for what you want to spend.;)


03-05-2007, 8:17 PM
I'd get another G19, 5 more mags, and a double-shoulder harness, so I could practice two-handed draws and shooting.

03-05-2007, 9:37 PM
Ruger Alaskan. .454

03-06-2007, 12:39 AM
Sig 220 ST. They sure are prudy.

03-06-2007, 7:58 AM
Another vote for a Springfield 1911 9mm. I'm loving mine --- for range-time fun it's got more punch than .38 specials (which, if you're going to plink away for hundreds of rounds per outing, is probably what you'd end up shooting outta that 686 ;)

Miwall 9mm reloads are fiercely cheap...I've had the occasional FTE with em, but for the money...


03-06-2007, 8:06 AM
P226R 9mm
P220R .45

03-06-2007, 12:48 PM
Sig P226


03-06-2007, 12:51 PM
I'd get a G34 with some WTS sights

03-06-2007, 12:55 PM
I'll follow up my post of XP100 with a G2 Contender with a barrel in 6.5 TCU. $800 should be enough to get the frame, barrel, and dies (dies have to be custom made) since I don't think anyone has 6.5 TCU as a standard product in their product line.