Budget Guns vs. Cheap Guns
In your quest for preparedness and survival in case of SHTF or TEOTWAWKI, undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of equipment you should have in your goody bag o’ buggin’ (AKA BOB AKA bug out bag) is a firearm.
Realistically, this is a piece of equipment you should have on your EDC list. However, some people don’t want to carry a firearm on their person daily, yet do keep one in the home.
Guns are Expensive
There is a common misconception that you have to spend a fortune to get a good gun. In fact, this is not the case. There are several firearms makers out there who offer a quality product at an affordable price. But let’s not confuse a budget priced gun with a cheap gun. Yes, there is most definitely a difference.
A budget gun is a gun that, while offering high quality and performance, maintains a low price. A cheap gun is a gun that is priced low, even lower than a budget gun, and is an unreliable piece of metal best used for a paper weight.
In this article we will look at three of the most common calibers of handgun, and give an example of each in the budget price point and cheap. Let’s start with one of my favorite calibers, .357 magnum.