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it's amazing to me how people "think" that a $200 pistol is ok for defensive needs. It MIGHT be, cause normally the "bluff" of pointing it at people suffices. But if you think that way, why not just use a pocket .22? especially one that's easily silenced for other uses. :)
 

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no, I would not pay 2k for a pistol, but I have paid close to that (in today's $) and the training and practice ammo needed to make your pistol MORE than just a bluff, is highly likely to cost at least $1500. add a decent pistol ($500, retail) and there you go, 2k.
 

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My primary concealed-carry gun is a CM9 that iirc I paid something like $379 + tax for; and my pocket gun is a $279 LCP. I like quality, but I don't think 'inexpensive' inherently equals 'cheap' or 'junk'. On cost vs. quality, both of those guns are plenty good quality-wise.

On cost vs. capability, I much prefer my AR's to most any defensive carbine. But the fact is, if I was facing an intruder in my home or on my property, a good hit with my $159 M1 carbine will take him out of the fight every bit as much as one from my $1000 (as set up) AR would.


I have no idea what I've spent on training & practice ammo, but it's a lot.
 
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