Everyone wants to get the most bang for their buck, which is why we want to give you great buying info on the best quality guns while on a budget. All the guns we are going to cover here are new firearms and under $500. We do know that value is subjective when it comes to buying a gun on a budget. We want to give you the most gun you can get for $500 or less.
Buying Quality Guns on a Budget
You can find some great deals on used guns but the market is highly based on where you live and where you buy. This is why we want to show you the best deals on new guns that are highly effective and just all around great values.
1. Mosin – Nagant
This is a high power rifle with very inexpensive ammo. It is close to the .30-06 power wise and has a lot of mods that are available. With it being such an inexpensive weapon it may not be a bad idea to modify it and really make it your own.
- Convert Your Mosin Nagant into a Modern Hunting Rifle!
- Military Type III Anodized, Mosin Nagant receiver Scope Mount with side rail
- Allows Scope to be Mounted Over the Receiver
2. Savage – Axis
The rifle pictured here is in .223 but you can get them in pretty much every caliber under the sun. Great base price at $269.99 but it comes without the scope. Downsides to this firearm is that it comes with a plastic stock and a low-quality trigger. With some time, energy and some polish, you can definitely get a large improvement on trigger quality. You can also upgrade to the Savage AccuTrigger for a cleaner and safer trigger pull.
3. Mossberg – Maverick 88
You can pick up one of these for about $160 to $180. A very simple no frills yet solid shotgun.
- 100% Made in USA, Shotgun Ammo Sling with Gripping Ring and Ammo Loops
- Ammo Loops Hold 25 Shells (20 or 12-Gauge Shells)
- 2" Heavy-Duty Black Nylon, Featuring Unique Rubber Gripping Strips to Help Prevent Slippage
4. Taurus – Model 65
This is a clone of the Smith & Wesson Model 65, .357 Magnum. You can pick one up for about $200 to $300.
- Option 1 : Holster with Inside the pants paddle Platform
- Quick Release Button: Level II Quick-draw holster with safety locking mechanism.
- Compatibility:Paddle holster fits Taurus Millennium G2 PT 111, PT 132, PT 138, PT 140, PT 145, PT 745 Models (No Pro）
5. Taurus – 92B-17
This is another clone but of the Beretta 92FS – It will run somewhere about $350 but you can probably find a used Beretta 92F or FS in the same range.
Some other great choices are,
- Mossberg 535 ATS runs about – $450
- Marlin 336 – Lever action .30-30 will run around – $450
- Build your own AR-15 can run about $600 (depends on location)
- H&R Pardner Pump – $160 to $180
- IAC Hawk 982 – $275
- Ruger P- Series – Not the prettiest thing, heavy and clunky
- Hi-point – $150, they do get a lot of crap but they are one of the best budget firearms out there. Feels like a brick strapped to the top of a water gun but they work.
- SIG Sauer – Pro 2022 – $429.99
- CZ’s starts about $300
- EAA – A good handgun, factory new for $395
- Tokarevs – T33 great gun for $250 to $300
- Nagant revolver $200 to $275
- Rock Island – 38 special revolvers imported $150 to $200
All high-value guns but they work and for the price, you are paying you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck. Please keep in mind that these prices vary by location and where you are buying at.
You can also check out the full video of High-Value Firearms – Low-Cost Reliability
Did you enjoy hearing about Buying Quality Guns On a Budget? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these firearms and which you think should be included.