View Full Version : best all around pistol for under $250
09-12-2009, 02:24 PM
this poll is about the best all around pistol for under $250.
which make has the best firepower,reliability,safety, and accuracy?
also to be considered expense of the ammunition.
this poll is to consider mil-surp and some new market imports and used firearms as well.
if i have left any good ones out--feel free to mention them.
09-12-2009, 02:46 PM
looks like i left out two good ones the p-63 and the cz83.
to vote for them vote other--
09-12-2009, 04:42 PM
not many votes yet, I love the polish T33 still cheap ammo, more than enough stopping power, all around fun to shoot.
09-12-2009, 04:46 PM
Now that I know about the 7.62x25.T33
09-12-2009, 05:39 PM
i voted for the romac t-33 mainly because mags for the polish made tok are a might longer and more difficult to find and the pistol itself is getting difficult to find for the $250 & under limit--that said i wish i had one and a few mags!!
PS how are the safety's on the polish t-33?
09-12-2009, 09:28 PM
I love my CZ82s, the only draw back that the gun has in my opinion is the fact that it does not have a de-cocker.
09-12-2009, 09:38 PM
My very most favorite pistol is the CZ75-DB, 9mm.
But, it is not for under $250.00.
DID WE NOT DO THIS POLL ALREADY?
09-12-2009, 09:58 PM
You might have to take out the other in your poll, just way to many variables with it. I have picked up an almost new smith 686 for 250.00 and a new Star Firestar in .40 for 250.00. The 686 speaks for itself but the Firestar is not as well known or even considered due to the .45 POS's that Star sent out. I have ran a few thousands of rounds of the hottest .40 handloads thru that firestar without any ill effects or jams.
09-12-2009, 10:50 PM
i should say in other it must be easy to find @ $250 or less.
one off good deals that arn't repeatable and those "back in the day i could git so and so for $200" ain't what were talking about here.
more of what you can buy today for $250 or less without having to search for weeks/months trying to come up with a sugar coated deal.
the kel-tec p11 9mm is right on the boarder line but is mostly just a few $$ above the $250 limit. before the panic i bet you could find them below the $250 mark.
09-12-2009, 11:23 PM
I think the P-64 is one of the best, second is the cz-82. Hi-point has a lifetime warr.& will handle all +p+ loads.
09-12-2009, 11:33 PM
Ruger, but in .357 as the .38s are not easy to find. With a 4" bbl it's enough gun to hunt deer with, still small enough to conceal, and ammo is cheap. Reloaded ammo is even cheaper and low pressure target loads mean many many reloadings with the same cases. It takes either .357 or .38 special so you have twice the ammo possibilities. Even in .38 chambering the Ruger is more than strong enough to handle magnum level loads in the .38 cases. Built like a tank, your great grandchildren will still be trying to wear it out.
09-13-2009, 12:14 AM
A ruger, yes! But for $250? Where, I want one :)
09-13-2009, 08:58 AM
yea--the $250 limit is knocking out lots of good guns. but this is a recession poll!
good 357 wheel-guns are tough to find around here under $300 these days even the 38 is not real common at $250. some real klunker 38s around these parts go for $75-$150. one of my neighbors bought a rossi 38 for $150. he thinks it is gold. but he can't hit the earth with it and the cylinder is so rough made you have to gouge out the brass with a cleaning rod and hammer!
now there was some kind of imported pistol in 357 mag that was selling for just under $250 new-- an Apache? or some other native american tribal name? never saw one in person but TGS was selling them. don't know where or who made them.
09-13-2009, 11:38 AM
My brother's 7.62x25 CZ is quite nice, even though I would like to see a higher capacity mag. Shoots very flat. He's done alot of work to the trigger and safety, different recoil spring, stuff like that. Hard to beat the price though.
09-13-2009, 02:30 PM
I would have to say any of the CZ-52, TTC, TT-33 based weapons are great. The CZ has a nicer trigger once you modify it. Still I found myself enjoying my polish and romanian TT's about equally. You can't lose with a pistol in 7.62x25.... and you don't need a +P+ load for it, it already is +P+ but you can always find the super hot 1600 fps loads if you need them.
09-14-2009, 07:14 AM
for less than $150 a CZ52 is very tough to bEAT.
cheap ammo, super hot loads.... and if it gets lost or stolen its no big deal to replace.
09-14-2009, 11:05 AM
yea the 52 don't look bad at all. haven't seen any 52s for $150 in a couple years. a few keep popping up on auction places for around $180-$200 which is with in our $250 limit.
the t-33s @ $200 also look tough to beat.
any body have a EAA german made 38 or 357? they are around for about the poll limit.
09-29-2009, 02:48 PM
bersa 380cc for a carry
SW40VE as a duty pistol <$250
09-29-2009, 10:10 PM
Gotta go with the CZ52. Vicious round, feeds anything I stuff in it including hollow and soft points, cheap surplus ammo, penetrates what would be cover from many other pistol rounds, has ammo commonality with future planned semi CZ26 carbine build, best of all it's made to last of milled steel like all fine overbuilt guns.