It’s easy to love most expensive guns. Handguns like the old double-action SIGs, S&W N-frames, custom-shop 1911s, shotguns like the Silver Pigeon a Browning Citori, a Daniel Defense AR, Winchester Model 70 or a Montana Rifle Co bolt gun. Most of us can appreciate an FN SCAR. Just to name a few.
Anyone can admire the gorgeous engraving and grain on a Purdey, a Boss, Holland & Holland, a Westley-Richards, or an Aguirre y Aranzabal or Arrieta for that matter. It’s hard to look at a CheyTac rifle and not drool.
What’s harder for many people is to appreciate a cheap gun. It may not be attractive. It may not be the most accurate shooter. However, there are lots of inexpensive guns out there that go “bang” every time and – despite some being so ugly that you have to put a bag over your head in case the bag you put over the gun breaks – manage to find their way into many gun safes and more than a few concealed carry holsters.
But a low price and homely aesthetics don’t stop many people. Plenty of waterfowlers only occasionally take out that pricey semi-auto they saved up for and stick with their trusty Remington 870. Lots of shooters finally get that .300 Winnie they’d always wanted with the gorgeous stock and Leupold Mark 8, only to leave it at home in lieu of the Savage AXIS in .270 they got started with.
One of the best-selling concealed carry pistols out there is the Taurus PT111 G2 and it isn’t too hard to see why. Decent capacity, a trigger that isn’t much worse than other popular plastic carry guns, and they’re the perfect size and weight for daily packing.
There are also plenty of people who love their Hi-Points. Yes, those. Lots of them have never had so much as a hiccup. Heck, one of the guns you can count on almost every store to have at least one or two of is the Heritage Rough Rider .22, and they’re about as inexpensive as a revolver gets.
What’s the one inexpensive gun you love, no matter what anyone says?