I think of rifles as a long range weapon. Pistols are for short range. I agree that they are expensive. I don't use a pistol for home defense. I use a short barrel shot gun with no shoulder stock. It will get the job done. Can't miss with it either. If pistols were under $200 then I may own one. Yes it probably won't be as reliable as one that costs $400. If it is taken care of then it might last. No weapon will last indeffinitly. They have parts that do wear out.
NOW on a dfferent note. Those 2 losers need to be taken outside with out a gun and put in the same exact senario. Then shot to death just like they did to those 2 lawful men. I say screw the courts on this one. If I was the cop the pulled them over for the traffic violation, I would of saved the tax payers alot of money.
I have many guns.....and price does not always mean that its going to shoot better.
Lets take 2 guns I have for example.
1st- S&W sw40ve, automatic holds 10 rounds, .40 caliber.
~the gun shoots like shat, always jambs up, harldy reliable.
~cost new- was $350 when I bought it.
2nd- High Point 9mm, automatic holds 8 rounds.
~the gun shoots well, has never jambed up, pretty reliable.
~cost new- was $115 when I bought it.
Now, these are not the only 2 pistols I have, just two to get my point accross.
which would you rather carry?
Neither....but if its all you had, I would go with the second one.
But what I do carry???
Sig 229 SAS .40, or a Browning BDA in .380.