Military Review

How much does a gun cost?

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Shock from the price tag. Anyone who bought a car understands what we are going to talk about.


I myself was surprised to learn that a similar situation is observed with the purchase of firearms weapons.

Fortunately, when I first went to buy firearms, I had a premonition that the purchase of the weapon itself was not the end of this task. The purchase of weapons alone can be compared with the purchase of a computer without a keyboard, mouse and monitor. Yes, you will have a computer. But its utility will be no more than that of a brick ...

If you are an experienced shooter - this article is not for you. You already have all the necessary accessories and materials and you can just go to the store and buy new weapons.

This article will be interesting to people who did not have weapons and I will try to offer a sample for planning your purchase and give an example.

I will pay more attention to pistols, as this is the most common weapon to protect a home and the most frequently purchased weapon for concealed carrying.

There are still disputes over which type of weapon is best suited to protect the home (pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun). This article does not support any of the opinions. I consider the gun only because most newbies will buy it.

Next, I want to clarify. State laws can be very different and I do not know the size of the additional costs in your area, including the cost of additional licensing, permits and special taxes on firearms and ammunition.

I live in Texas, where the price of firearms is all you have to pay if you don’t need a license to hide it.

Please check your local laws and regulations before making a purchase. In addition, the price does not include taxes related to the Federal license for firearms and shipping costs.

If you buy in an online store, remember to have such costs. In our case, due to the difference in values ​​in different states, I assumed a tax in 7%. It may turn out to be a little less or more when you pay, but I don’t want to lose sight of it, since it greatly affects the final cost of buying a weapon.

Also not included are the cost of visits to the shooting range or joining the shooting club to attend training sessions.

Too many options to consider. In addition, in the further description of the example, I will indicate the entire range of costs, and then select the average value.

Costs can sometimes go beyond the range specified by me. The main goal is to give you a general idea of ​​how much money you have to spend.

There are not unique cases when a person plans to spend on the purchase of a 500 pistol of dollars, and as a result, the costs exceed this amount by 100-200 dollars.

The following are the main accessories and materials you will need when purchasing your first firearm:

• Weapon itself - no comment

• Spare shop - you should be able to quickly reload the weapon, regardless of whether you use it to protect the house, or for hidden carrying.

• 200 training drills - you need to shoot enough ammo to get used to the weapon and learn its advantages and disadvantages.

• The trigger guard - if you do not have a safe - you need a lock to keep it safe.

• Ammunition for self-defense, in quantities sufficient for a full charge and one recharge - I personally recommend bullets with an expansive cavity (JHP) for any kind of protection.

• Safety glasses - for training. In 99% of cases, you will not need them, but when a red-hot brass sleeve arrives in your face, you will be glad to have glasses.

• Protective headphones - a weapon shoots loudly! So loud that you can deaf for a while!

• Cleaning solvent, gun oil, cleaning cloths and cleaning kit - for routine maintenance.

Now we will reveal the details, having considered an example with a Glock 19 pistol. I'm not a big fan of Glock, they don't impress me. But I have experience with them and these are solid pistols.

Another reason is that the Glock 19 is one of the best-selling handguns in the United States.

The Glock 19 is a self-loading dual-action pistol for the 9-mm Luger cartridge with the capacity of a standard 15 magazine magazine.

He has established himself as a reliable model, is accurate and generally not very picky about the type of ammunition used.

Below are the rates:

Glock 19 Pistol - from $ 500 to $ 550

Suppose its price is $ 525. At this price, you can always find it in many retail stores. Pistols are more expensive and cheaper, but Glock 19 among pistols is like a Toyota Camry among cars.

Spare Shop - $ 0

The Glock 19 comes with a spare magazine and a store equipment.

Depending on the weapon you choose, the cost of a spare magazine ranges from $ 15 to $ 40, but it may be a little more.

But the guns of most manufacturers, and all manufacturers, whose products I can recommend to protect the house, are sold complete with a spare shop.

200 cartridges 9mm Luger (FMJ) - from $ 13 to $ 15 per pack for 50 cartridges

In general, you can certainly expect to spend $ 14 per pack on 50 cartridges.

The price is given for "brass" ammunition, the sleeve of which is made of brass. Ammunition with a steel sleeve is cheaper, but it pollutes the weapon more, and for some pistols and revolvers they are generally not suitable.

I recommend the cartridges with brass sleeves to beginners, so that you do not worry about the peculiarities of using the cartridges with steel sleeves.

After you get used to the work of your weapon and its maintenance, you can pay attention to the cartridges with a steel sleeve to shoot at low cost. In addition, all full-metal cartridge (FMJ, CMO) cartridges are suitable for a wide range of applications.

40 ammunition 9mm Luger (JHP) as self-defense ammunition - from $ 21 to $ 24 per pack of 20 ammunition

This will increase costs a bit and this is due to the capacity of the Glock 19 store. To fully equip two stores, you need to buy 2 packs.

The remaining 10 cartridges should not be stored. I would recommend shooting them off at the shooting range, if only to verify the quality of the cartridges you purchased.

Glock will surely work fine with any self-defense ammunition, but it’s never superfluous to double-check it.

Ammunition for the self-defense of many manufacturers is easy to find in the store, but you need bullets with an expansive cavity (JHP). These bullets are designed to expand when hit the target, causing greater internal damage, but at the same time they are less likely to pierce the inside walls of your house if you miss. In the end, I venture to suggest a price of $ 23 per pack.

Trigger Lock - $ 0

Most of the pistols and revolvers sold in the United States are equipped with a trigger lock. Basically you will not use it, but it should always be nearby.

Sometimes there are situations in which you need to secure your weapon, and if you do not have a safe, the lock is the best option. It will not protect the weapon from theft, but at least it will protect you from an accidental shot.

I do not recommend keeping the weapon under lock and key of the trigger all the time, as this will make it difficult to use if necessary. But there are special circumstances when you need to install a lock. Just do not go to the permanent storage of weapons, closed to the castle.

Safety glasses - from $ 10 to $ 20

I’ll stay at $ 10. Despite the fact that this is the lowest price - you can always easily find points for shooting at that price.

There are very expensive glasses for shooting, but I would advise beginners not to go crazy. In any case - you need to buy glasses. I literally got a red-hot shell between my eyes. Surprisingly, I was wearing glasses and, thanks to them, was completely unharmed.

Ear protectors - from $ 15 to $ 20 for large headphones

There are cheaper options, such as earplugs, but the headphones are easier to use, easy to put on and work fine if you spend at least $ 15 on them. I saw headphones for the northern regions at the price of about $ 100, but for beginners the usual set will do. Highlight another $ 20 for this article.

Cleaning Solvent - $ 3

Buy some suitable solvent for cleaning weapons. It should not be something too strong, but it should dissolve the usual pollution and gunpowder carbon generated during the shot. It will cost another $ 3.

Gun oil - from $ 2 to $ 5

The average price is around $ 3. I mean gun oil in a special oil can with a fine tip applicator, similar to the tip of a tube with “super-glue”, and not in the form of a spray. The presence of the applicator provides ease of cleaning and lubrication accuracy recommended by the manufacturer of lubrication points.

Cleaning wipes - $ 4

Yes, buy cleaning wipes. They are cheap and suitable not only for cleaning the barrel of the weapon, but also for removing excess solvent and gun oil. Even if the wipes are included in the cleaning kit - buy more.

Cleaning Kit - $ 0

This is not the case with all pistols, but at least the Glock 19 comes with a ramrod and brush.

In general, you will have to spend about $ 10 per caliber on the purchase of a separate cleaning kit, and many kits include oil and solvent. But if the Glock 19 is your first and only gun, you do not need an 9-mm cleaning kit.

And what did we get in the end?

$ 525 - Glock 19 Pistol, Spare Magazine, Trigger Lock, Cleaning Kit
$ 56 - 200 Cartridges with 9mm FMJ Brass Sleeve for Training
$ 46 - 40 Self-Defense Cartridges 9mm JHP
$ 10 - Shooting Points
$ 20 - Headphones
$ 10 - Detergents (wipes, oil and solvent).

Amount - $ 667
7% Tax - $ 47

Total payment - $ 714

Naturally, your costs may vary slightly. You can choose a gun more expensive or cheaper.

In addition, I did not consider various accessories and materials that are not important for the first purchase, but which would be good to buy later - for example, a holster or a special bag for storing and transporting weapons and accessories.

I advise you to review this article again before buying, think and prepare.

Yes, the first purchase causes a lot of additional costs. But in the future, you can buy yourself a couple more "toys" without any special costs.

About the Author:

Dan Zimmermann - Chief Editor of the site www.thetruthaboutguns.com.

Dan lives in St. Louis since birth. Quite late he joined the rifle community - picking up a shotgun in the fourth ten. Five years ago, he bought the first gun and received a license to conceal the carrying of weapons. Now eyeing rifles.

In addition to the site, Dan is engaged in professional photography and writes interesting comments on thematic sites.
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  1. Bongo
    Bongo 7 November 2013 09: 11
    41
    Yes, for Russia the purchase of "Glock" for private use is very important. laughing
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 7 November 2013 09: 29
      17
      Quote: Bongo
      Yes, for Russia the purchase of "Glock" for private use is very important.

      I think this article echoes the news about the order of MO pistols for the army and the horse price tag for these weapons.
      1. Eugeniy_369
        Eugeniy_369 7 November 2013 14: 49
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        Quote: Vladimirets
        I think this article echoes the news about the order of MO pistols for the army and the horse price tag for these weapons.

        This thought arises immediately after reading this article. yes .
        714 USD(23 170 rub 09 kopecks) VS 6 471,276 dollars (210 thousand rubles), even taking into account all fees, taxes and other kickbacks, to put it mildly, we’ll say badly No. . Well, at least they canceled and for this we beat the brow yes .
        And the article is competently written, for those who want to buy a pistol for the first time, and it is not a sin to read it to all beginners, and not just "striped" ones, you can envy them about the price recourse .
      2. alekseinew
        alekseinew 7 November 2013 14: 58
        0
        that's for sure, but as far as I remember, ours are going to buy them there for more than 200, but you need to roll back
    2. Krasnoarmeec
      Krasnoarmeec 7 November 2013 09: 31
      +1
      Yeah... what article is very useful good
      The only thing that can be emphasized is that for the first time you have to fork out .....
      1. vadimN
        vadimN 7 November 2013 15: 11
        11
        Let us leave aside the purchase of Glocks for the army (by the way, there seemed to be information that the deal was canceled?). Let's try to compare the comparable, namely the purchase by a civilian of a civilian weapon for self-defense purposes.
        Well, the military trunk in our country, except for the elite (in the literal and figurative sense), does not shine for anyone. Therefore, we compare the prices for their Glock with the prices for what is available to us, that is, for a traumatic gun. For simplicity, all sorts of gadgets to weapons are set aside.

        So,
        Glock in the USA = 550 $ = approximately 18 thousand rubles.
        GrandPower T-12 in St. Petersburg = 40 thousand rubles (the most serious injury is based on a glock-shaped pistol).

        Did you feel the difference? Rubber slug costs 2 times more than high-quality military weapons ...
        1. Eugeniy_369
          Eugeniy_369 7 November 2013 22: 19
          +2
          Quote: vadimN
          Did you feel the difference? Rubber slug costs 2 times more than high-quality military weapons ...

          Duc ... there are thousands of such examples ... what But one "sorez uncle" does not read this site, he does not have time to deal with every little thing, such as the price of pistols. There are more important things to do here laughing , for example, amend the constitution once again ...
        2. fan_
          fan_ 8 November 2013 13: 56
          0
          And the cartridges for it are 10 rubles to Glock there and 30 rubles to the T-12 here.
    3. os9165
      os9165 7 November 2013 18: 43
      0
      Yes, otherwise such a price is generally happiness.
  2. Timeout
    Timeout 7 November 2013 09: 14
    +1
    Weapons have always been a status thing, so everyone buys as much as possible, the same with consumables and equipment. Someone has a gold-plated AK, and someone has a simple Keltek. Conditionally plastic cheaper, made of metal more expensive. Ordinary situation...
  3. Earnest
    Earnest 7 November 2013 09: 20
    +8
    Detailed costing is a purely western approach. This is not in fashion with us, we are pistols Glock 17 and Glock 26 for 210 thousand rubles. and 191 thousand rubles we order per piece, at $ 1100 for a set of Glock 17 (gun; 6 stores; LOC; belt holster; operational holster from carbide material; hip holster; weapon case; cleaning accessories;) at retail. I’ll put two more brackets to illustrate emotions))
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 7 November 2013 09: 29
      +3
      Quote: Earnest
      Detailed costing is a purely western approach. This is not in fashion with us, we are pistols Glock 17 and Glock 26 for 210 thousand rubles. and 191 thousand rubles we order per piece, at $ 1100 for a set of Glock 17 (gun; 6 stores; LOC; belt holster; operational holster from carbide material; hip holster; weapon case; cleaning accessories;) at retail. I’ll put two more brackets to illustrate emotions))


      Here is the calculation:
      1. Glock G26 Subcompact Handgun - 9mm. Price - $ 509
      2. LTSU - LaserMax LMS-1161 - 300 $
      3. Hip holster - $ 15
      4. Holster belt - $ 21
      5. An operational holster - $ 30
      5. Weapon case - $ 40
      6. Stores 6 pcs. - 180 $
      7. cleaning kit - $ 10
      Total: 1105 $ (prices from the most expensive sellers!) + 18% for customs clearance = 1305 $, which is 43500 rubles for our rubles with delivery! Cheaper than Orsis, just a barrel in a case. On Glock 17 the price is the same!


      Quote from my comment on the government procurement for pistols
      1. Earnest
        Earnest 7 November 2013 09: 35
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        I used this source http://forum.ykt.ru/viewtopic.jsp?id=2912538&f=25, do not reset the link to your branch? And then I missed such a space for the flight of thought))
        1. Timeout
          Timeout 7 November 2013 09: 44
          0
          http://topwar.ru/34868-pistoletnaya-duel-navalnogo-i-rogozina-ili-pochemu-gloki-
          podorozhali.html
  4. Nayhas
    Nayhas 7 November 2013 09: 29
    +7
    Well, why this article? Of course I’m glad for the Americans who, instead of the usual rags, buy special cleaning materials for $ 3, but what about this for the Russians? To envy that they can buy pistols or lament how they have a hard time living there and what are the high prices there?
    PS: to protect the house, the usual 0.38 revolver is no less suitable, which most likely will cost no more than $ 100, or even less ...
  5. makarov
    makarov 7 November 2013 09: 29
    0
    Quote: Bongo
    Yes, for Russia, buying a Glock for private use is very important

    But the purchase of everything else (almost everything) is unreasonable
  6. Katsin1
    Katsin1 7 November 2013 10: 08
    -3
    It is incomprehensible comparison of Glock with Toyota Camry. I would compare it to a Bentley. I don’t know anything better than Glock. I myself am the proud owner of Glock-19C
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 7 November 2013 11: 13
      +6
      Glock is an ordinary consumer goods, high-quality and reliable for a normal price. There is better in another price category.
  7. hohryakov066
    hohryakov066 7 November 2013 10: 23
    +3
    The article is quite informative, but the calculations for the purchase of Glock - 19 in Russia, to put it mildly, are not entirely relevant.
    1. Owl
      Owl 7 November 2013 10: 29
      0
      This is an advertising article for those who will soon move to permanent residence to their owners
      1. Eugeniy_369
        Eugeniy_369 7 November 2013 14: 57
        +6
        Quote: Eagle Owl
        This is an advertising article for those who will soon move to permanent residence to their owners

        And are there still such? I think the "owners" don't have to do anything, our government itself is better than any fifth column, look at the prices for the purchase of "Glocks" for the Ministry of Defense.
        PS Thin and tasteful. Humor brightens up this life laughing .
  8. _KM_
    _KM_ 7 November 2013 10: 34
    0
    In the Russian Federation, the gun and "accessories" to it are much more expensive. Generally speaking, for gun lovers, the price of a pistol is always less than the total cost of equipment and ammunition.
  9. itogo
    itogo 7 November 2013 12: 04
    0
    An article in the wrong country is printed, causing unpleasant associations. We are offered to calculate the dream on a calculator. Americans even cheat on love, but we just love.
  10. Bigfoot_Sev
    Bigfoot_Sev 7 November 2013 12: 05
    +1
    I am sincerely happy for the American comrades. but the article is about nothing. rather, her translation was meaningless.
    you know, this is how to translate "Peculiarities of the autumn turkey hunt". the article will be entertaining but useless.

    as a person buying equipment in the states (well, it’s better there), I can say that I would buy headphones for $ 70. with noise reduction. it’s more convenient than for 20. especially for beginners - at least hear what the instructor tells you.
    glasses - dolar 30. type of remington with a bunch of interchangeable plastic glasses.
    for cleaning - rags from pillowcases are sometimes annoying with threads. I bought a normal one. such a huge pack of rags. really enjoyed it. 8-)

    perhaps that's all that is useful in this article. for those who are traveling to the United States and are thinking of buying a gun under this article - go to the store, you will need to sell / pack / deliver everything you need.

    = ^ _ ^ =
  11. stoqn477
    stoqn477 7 November 2013 12: 22
    +1
    If the price indicated in the article with all the above is real, the purchase is worth it. In Bulgaria, the price of the Glock 19 is around $ 760. There is no inclusion in such cartridges, glasses, etc.
  12. rudolff
    rudolff 7 November 2013 12: 41
    +5
    N-yes ... Still, their mentality is just some other. Choose bullets with bullets of expansive action in the calculation not to damage the walls of the house, shoot at a person and think about repair ... This is something! If only what stopping effect was referred to for decency, Dan Zimmerman! good
    1. Doctorleg
      Doctorleg 7 November 2013 14: 06
      +8
      Quote: rudolff
      N-yes ... Still, their mentality is just some other. Choose bullets with bullets of expansive action in the calculation not to damage the walls of the house, shoot at a person and think about repair ... This is something! If only what stopping effect was referred to for decency, Dan Zimmerman! good

      I think it’s not a matter of repair, but of the possibility of shooting an innocent person by breaking through the wall of a house. Their walls are often just sandwich panels
  13. fisherman
    fisherman 7 November 2013 14: 15
    +1
    next time about knives better reviewer translate
  14. Penek
    Penek 7 November 2013 15: 15
    +4
    I wonder how much the same AK-74 costs for the Ministry of Defense today?
    I recall that in 1984 there were the following price tags:
    - 7.62 mm rifle cartridge (per 1000 pcs.) - 9 kopecks
    - 7.62 mm AKM - 37 rubles
    - ATGM "Competition" - 5700 rubles
    1. Massik
      Massik 7 November 2013 18: 26
      +2
      -5,45 AK-74m -1870.00rub
      -5,45x39 PS 1080pcs. (Zinc) -1242.00 rub
      on 2012 year
      1. TiRex
        TiRex 10 November 2013 17: 00
        0
        yes, 15-20 times cheaper than the civilian market ...
  15. Clueless
    Clueless 7 November 2013 15: 55
    +1
    Quote: Bongo
    Yes, for Russia the purchase of "Glock" for private use is very important. laughing


    yes, you can buy it, moreover, if without ammunition it is generally easy, as they say, the "shadow Internet" to help, as well as the criminal code when they catch

    but it’s more difficult to get cartridges

    By the way, do you know how weapons are supplied from "online stores from the closed Internet"? Elementary, for example, disassembled in a heap of spare parts (for example, automobile), such a matter will be easy for customs.

    But I’ll personally still wait until such a weapon can be bought legally.
  16. uzer 13
    uzer 13 7 November 2013 19: 00
    0
    Traumatic APS was sold in the summer for 40-45 thousand rubles, which is about $ 1400.
  17. SAFON 1
    SAFON 1 7 November 2013 20: 00
    0
    If in Russia you could go to the store and buy a pistol !!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to buy a "pig in a poke" on the "black market" - you can immediately get an impressive period for the previous owner.
    1. Kars
      Kars 7 November 2013 20: 05
      +1
      Quote: SAFON 1
      You can immediately purchase an impressive period for the previous owner.

      This is nothing more than a horror story. Even a cheap lawyer will dismiss. If you were not in Makhachkala in 2007 (example), then the episode will not be hanged on you either.
      But substitution is yes, in Zaporozhye after .. fire .. in art warehouses in Novo-Bogdanovka they simply went crazy, suddenly such a huge demand for explosives and fishing was announced)))
  18. sanitar80
    sanitar80 7 November 2013 20: 35
    0
    In 1973, AKM 36 Soviet rubles
    For interest, AK in the 40s cost about 2000 rubles.
  19. krasstar
    krasstar 7 November 2013 22: 01
    0
    This does not include the cost of toilet paper that you need to have in order to prevent fragrance every time you shoot. (This is a summary of the famous Russian phrase - it wasn’t a hassle from the grandmother, but I bought POROSE)
  20. Moskva-7
    Moskva-7 8 November 2013 03: 56
    -1
    Quote: Vladimirets
    This article echoes the news of the order of MO pistols for the army and a horse price tag for these weapons.


    Not at all echoes she, the purpose of posting this article is the manipulation of consciousness.

    The creators of the city say that during his tests they shot Muscovites (of course, cars, not people), and then the shell cost 200 rubles. The same is with the Glocks, whose production was transferred to the Russian Federation and for 200 rubles. sell pistols from the first batch. By the way, they sell and buy at an auction, where everyone can participate with their Glock for 000 bucks. Well, no one is willing?
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 8 November 2013 22: 10
      0
      Quote: Moskva-7
      The same is with the Glocks, whose production was transferred to the Russian Federation and for 200 000 rubles. sell pistols from the first batch.

      Not migrated. In Russia, only the assembly at the moment, the assembly gun costs 56000
  21. qwert1707
    qwert1707 8 November 2013 06: 42
    0
    I apologize to the author and publisher ... but it seems to me that the article is completely irrelevant for Russia and the countries of the former CIS.
    (Unfortunately)
    We have prices for the same weapon oil corresponding to the same tactical points at least twice as high ...
    And to take the same Glock, it’s just on the verge of fiction, for a mere mortal ....
    Further comments will already be redundant ...
  22. VARCHUN
    VARCHUN 8 November 2013 20: 34
    0
    I agree completely, it doesn’t work for us at the post of the Soviet space, and how do you like it for 50 rounds of $ 14? We have 2 bucks for a cartridge and no less, so consider this Dear author. You’ve clearly confused the site. And in general, having lived up to 40 years and more and start weapons, what is it so impatient?
  23. Gunsmith
    Gunsmith 11 March 2014 15: 14
    0
    I sell combat PM, TT. There are silencers. Contacts on the video clip https://vk.com/video209224934_167776567