For one, a 9MM pistol beats a rifle or a shotgun in terms of costs. The average price of a reliable rifle is around $600 to $1,000. Branded and top grade shotguns can be bought at $500 to $800 on the average. A decent 9MM can cost you $250-$400.
What’s the average price of a 9 mm?
Your quality and RELIABLE 9mm pistol will typically run you $450–800 new with the large majority falling in the $500–600 range. Guns below that generally aren’t worth purchasing outside of fun times. Guns above that generally have “extra” features that drive up the cost.
How much should you pay for a good pistol?
For a handgun you’re looking at anywhere between $300 and $600. A decent rifle will between 600 and $900. An automatic is gonna run you about $15000. A decent handgun is around $500, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is around $1000 I would say (I built mine for $800).
Why are handguns more expensive than rifles?
Gun costs boil down to skilled labor time, machine & facilities use time and cost of materials in that order of most expensive to least expensive. Add to that taxes, freight, and interest. For some interest may be a bigger cost than it should be. Most pistols have more parts than bolt action rifles.
Why are Ruger pistols so inexpensive?
Banned. I’m just guessing here but Ruger is very customer focused so maybe they are willing to accept smaller profit margins to deliver a quality product at lower retail cost. They own their own metal factory so that may make it cheaper for them to produce high quality parts.
Why are firearms so expensive?
Manufacture, distributing and retail sales of firearms are expensive because of taxes, insurance and complying with various local, county, state and federal regulations, laws, directives and reporting rules. On the other hand a firearm bought today with even minimum care will last several lifetimes.
Why are sights so expensive?
They are: mechanical robustness and relative freedom from parallax. Surprisingly, relatively decent optical resolution and brightness is often not a significant difference between cheap and most higher priced sights. Not all such sights are expensive; but most cheap ones are not worth their price.
Is Ruger better than Glock?
The Glocks have been around much longer than the Rugers. They are regarded as highly reliable, even by their detractors, and as a result, are frequently the choice of many law enforcement agencies. The SR series from Ruger, on the other hand, have had a shorter time in the market.
Is Smith and Wesson better than Ruger?
Smith & Wesson has also been the better investment, offering returns of nearly 1,000% over the past decade compared to just 250% for a similar investment in Ruger. … Smith & Wesson has higher name recognition than any other brand of gun, and one of every two revolvers owned today is a Smith & Wesson.
Are Ruger’s good handguns?
Ruger’s handguns are generally similar to Ford pickup trucks: simple, reliable and moderately priced compared to the competition. Ruger’s GP100 is one of the leading full-size revolvers, while the company’s LCR series of hammerless, double-action-only compact revolvers make excellent concealed-carry weapons.