greengum wrote:Definitely try to jump in at a level better thana Hi-Point.My post is concerning on what kind of gun to buy that has a readily available inexpensive holster. My budget is around 250 bucks. The gun will be open carried only and is for self defense while walking my dog and educating people about their Rights to open carry. I did a little research and there is a brand that is really cheap, hi-point or something that is around 130 bucks for a .380 or 150 for a 9mm new. Anyone have experience with those? I'm a big guy and the weight of the gun wont be an issue. Would it be smarter to pick up a well known brand like a sig or glock that is used? The crappy thing is i am stuck buying it in Orange County California till I get my new license, unless there is a way around that legally like a person to person sale or something. Another thing is if I do buy used I don't really know what to look for. Like someone might wanna sell a used glock but I wouldn't know if it was in good firing shape or not.
If you can, shop around in the pawn shops to see what used guns they have. Many will have better guns such as GLOCKs. If they have something that interests you, do some price research on gunbroker.com and then negotiate a price.
It's very hard to find a GLOCK that is not in good firing shape.
Have you shot a gun before?