Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Preparedness On A Budget-Hand Gun
If you want a gun for home defense or to carry and you don't have a lot of money, I would like to recommend Makarov-9x18. They are nice little pistols that are fairly compact and have nice punch. The caliber is sometimes called a 9mm, but is really 1mm shy of a true 9mm (9x19) Luger that most are familiar with.
A few years ago, one of these pistols could be had for $129, but the price has gone up a bit due to the source in Russia drying up (among other countries). They can still be had for around $220-$250, in that range. Not bad when considering what you could spend. Don't let others tell you you have to spend $700 on a decent gun, that is simply not true. These Makarovs perform very well, every time you pull the trigger, period.
The ammo is relatively inexpensive, also. 500 rounds can be had for under a hundred bucks. A good price to stock up on. Many recomend having at least 1000 rounds per weapon. That my be a bit much with a hand gun, but you can still buy a lot of ammo for your buck. I have listed the specs below. Do some research, you might find these guns are right for you. The times dictate that you be prepared for things. Looting and riots due to disasters, or whatever. The Makarov is a great way to get startesd without breaking the bank. Military surplus, in many respects, is the way to go, in my opinion.
Type: Double/Single Action Self Loading Pistol
System of Operation: Blowback
Safety: Hammer block, slide lock, decocking, firing pin not secured
Caliber: 9x18mm (9mm Makarov), some have been converted to .380 ACP (9mm Kurz)
Capacity: 8+1 rounds
Sights: Fixed blade front, dovetailed u-notch rear, drift adjustable
Weight (loaded): 1.71 pounds
Barrel: fixed, 3.83", 4 groove, right-hand twist
Magazine release: heel
Number of Parts: 27