This is a list of the TOP 5 BUDGET HANDGUNS of 2021. This list was compiled from the many firearms that I reviewed this year. All of these firearms listed, offer an exceptional value for what you are getting. None of these guns listed are cheap... just affordable.
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MOST BANG FOR THE BUCK...
Canik METE SFX.
Price - $529.99 (FULL KIT)
This kit features all the bells and whistles, and should IMHO cost much more. This kit and it's pricing is so innovative, hopefully other companies can start following their steps and not charge so much.
This kit comes with tools, holster, interchangeable backstraps, multiple optics plates, magazine loader, cleaning tools, additional magwell, and two magazines. Performance is stellar, and overall a GREAT shooter!
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MOST AFFORDABLE WITH OPTIONS...
Palmetto State Armory DAGGER Series.
Price - $299+ (Depending on Model)
The Long-Awaited dagger is more popular than ever. For the Low to Mid $300 range, it is HARD to beat this price. Tactical Toolbox and I performed a 1,000 round test with this firearm, which was a follow up to the 4,000+ round tests sent to other gun channels.
The PSA Dagger is Palmetto State Armory's custom designed Glock 19 Gen 3 Clone. This is mostly compatible with after-market Gen 3 parts. The big benefit of this... The market is FLOODED with awesome accessories and parts to enhance the look and function of the Gen 3 Models.
BEST MICRO COMPACT FOR THE MONEY...
SMITH & WESSON M&P SHIELD PLUS PERFORMANCE CENTER EDITION
Price - $599- (Often on Sale for less)
I was EXCITED when I learned about the new Shield Plus and the increased capacity. With an almost IDENTICAL footprint of the previous models, the Shield Plus Features a 12 and a 13 round magazine which was a HUGE upgrade from the 2.0 and previous models.
The Performance Center Model features enhanced slide cuts, fiber optic sights, and a ported barrel which Greatly increases the stability and recoil impulse without effecting performance. This is one of my favorite EDC pistols, and is in my own EDC rotation.
BEST COMPACT CARRY VALUE...
CANIK TP9DA (striker with Decocker)
Price - $399- (Often on Sale for less)
This one was chosen by my wife! I gave her a gift card to my Local Gun Store, and told her to get whatever she liked. She came home with this Canik TP9DA. The version she purchased was the bronze version which looks pretty awesome... I was also impressed by the big feature which sets this apart from other models in this price range and size.
The TP9DA is a Compact 9mm Handgun that actually incorporates a Decocker, which isn't commonly found on a striker-fired firearm. The Decocker turns the light single-action trigger pull into a heavy and defensive double-action trigger pull. This gun is all about options, and again... Canik knocked this one out of the park.
PIMPEST GAT FOR THE PRICE...
Springfield Armory XDm Elite OSP
Price - $649.99
The Springfield Armory XDm Elite OSP is one FEATURE-PACKED offering from Springfield Armory. The XDm ELITE OSP is Feature packed and a full-size handgun. This model comes in a little more expensive than the previously listed firearms, but after shooting it and testing it for myself... I fell in love with it pretty quickly!
The XDm Elite OSP features a Threaded barrel, Suppressor-High sights, Removable large Magwell, Advanced Trigger kit, Ambidextrous Controls, and enhanced Slide Serrations.
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That's it! The 5 firearms posted in this link are guns that I personally tested and made a review video of. All of them exceed expectations and would happily own them all! In Fact...
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