Best Low-Cost Pistol Options For Your Budget

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Looking for a low-cost pistol that will fit your budget? Set your eyes on these reliable handguns that’s easy on your wallet!

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In this article:

  1. Hi-Point Model C-9
  2. P64
  3. Cobra FS380
  4. Kel-Tec P11
  5. Chiappa M9-22

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These affordable handguns may not be very popular yet will still protect you from wrongdoers who can inflict harm or pose a threat to your family. One of the many things to consider when purchasing a firearm is the name and quality.

If you ask me, I always tell people to buy guns from a reputable seller due to the advantages the shooter gets. But of course, I’m also aware not everyone has the financial capacity to acquire expensive pistols and some people simply feel the need to own a low-cost quality handgun for defense purposes.



1. Hi-Point Model C-9


This Hi-Point handgun costs less than $200 and chambers 9mm ammunition. It operates semi-automatic and has a magazine capacity of 8 rounds.

This handgun is not as comfortable as other semi autos but almost equally accurate in shooting. This model 69 is one of the best concealable handguns under 300 dollars.

Ultimate Arms Gear Phalanx Defense Stealth Operator HI-POINT C9 C-9 Holster Multi-Fit IWB Inside The Waistband Right Hand, Black 9mm/.40/.45 Mag Pouch
  • Package Includes: Phalanx Defense Systems Stealth Operator Multi-Fit Compact Holster IWB Inside The Waistband Carry, Right Hand + Ultimate Arms Gear Flexible Multi-Purpose Magazine Pouch.
  • The Stealth Operator Compact is the natural evolution to the holster series, with a lightweight, minimalistic design that allows for comfortable, all-day IWB Inside The Waistband carry. The slim and simple profile coupled with an open-muzzle bottom provides ample barrel space for an incredible number of handguns.
  • Designed for right-hand carry inside-the-waistband (IWB). Slight forward cant for easy draw and reholstering. Frame-Lock for Reliable Passive Retention. Lightweight, Durable, Simple. 100% Made in the USA!.
  • Multi-Fit Holster The Stealth Operator Compact will fit all Glock (except G42) as well as the following: Taurus (840, 24/7, 609, PT92, 809, and PT111); Ruger (SR Series and P95); Smith & Wesson (Sigma Series, M&P, and P99); Springfield Armory (certain XD and XDM models); H&K (P30, VP9, and P2000); Beretta (PX4, 92, 96, and 90/2); Sig Sauer (P224, P226, P229, and P320); and many more !
  • Ultimate Arms Gear Multi Purpose Pouch Unique Accordion Design Allows the Pouch to Flex In Order to Hold Most 9mm/.40 Caliber Single & .45 ACP Double Stack Magazines, Small Flashlights, Knives or Multi-Tools. Fits Belts From 1.5" to 2.25". Flexible "Accordian" Design Allows for Multiple Fits and Minimal Size.

2. P64


The P64 is a Polish-made semi-automatic pistol. It looks a lot like the Walther PPK in most parts of its frame.


This can be a decent backup pistol and great for concealed carry at a price of roughly $200. It is obviously a small handgun but a reliable one at that.

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OutBags USA LS3MAK9 (Brown-Right) Full Grain Heavy Leather IWB Conceal Carry Gun Holster for Makarov Polish P-64 9mm. Handcrafted in USA.
  • Inside Pants Holster. NOT for Outside Pants or Small of Back!
  • Handcrafted in USA from full grain leather. This is a hard-molded leather holster.
  • Hand dyed to preserve natural leather characteristics
  • Brown dye will vary in range from medium to dark brown.
  • Holster belt clip will vary as shown in the photographs.

3. Cobra FS380

[instagram url= hidecaption=true width=625] The Cobra FS380 is a low-cost self-defense pistol chambered in .380acp with a magazine capacity of 7 rounds. It is made from alloy material and has a barrel length of 3.5 inches.

This gun operates on a striker-type firing mechanism and has a very affordable price of around $120.

What is a striker-type pistol mechanism? These firearms make use of an internal striker instead of the conventional hammer system. A good example of striker-fired pistols are the Glocks.

4. Kel-Tec P11

[instagram url= hidecaption=true width=625] The P11 is a lightweight semi-automatic handgun weighing only 14 oz. This polymer pistol is chambered in 9mm, has a magazine capacity of 10 rounds, and with an overall length of 5.6 inches making it an ideal handgun for concealment.

It costs around $250 and available at less than a hundred on some used guns in online stores.

5. Chiappa M9-22

The Chiappa M9-22 doesn’t have much power compared to the pistols mentioned above. This good low-cost 22 pistol has a barrel length of 5.2 inches.

Though not as powerful as other low-cost pistols, you can be sure it will fire when loaded and has a magazine capacity of 10 rounds. You can purchase this Chiappa at a cost of $230 or less.

King Holster Leather Concealed Gun Holster fits CHIAPPA 1911 | M9 | 92
  • Composed of stylish leather exterior and smooth nylon interior to prevent scuffs and allow for easy draw and reholster.
  • Holster design will mold to the general shape of various guns over time creating a more secure / snug fit.
  • Carry methods include inside or outside the waistband, front or middle of the back.
  • Ambidextrous.
  • Security Guard Professional Tactical Duty Gear.


Watch this video about the Kel-Tec P11 9mm handgun by brotherskeepers111:

These low-cost pistols obviously can’t match the more expensive and popular handguns in terms of durability and other aspects, but caring for your gun through regular cleaning and applying some useful modifications should improve its functionality. Besides, these can’t be too far in its mechanisms and design despite the difference in cost.

At the end of the day, having an inexpensive firearm to defend yourself is better than having none at all!

Do any of these low-cost pistols interest you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!



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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 10, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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