Are you one of the lucky Americans receiving a $1,200 stimulus check courtesy of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak? If you’re unsure, The Balance summed up the process. Can you think of a better way to spend the hard-earned tax money the government is giving back to you than using it to practice your Second Amendment rights? After all, buying a new gun would stimulate the economy and help both manufacturers and retailers, which is the overriding purpose of the stimulus program. At the same time, you might just use that gun to save your life or the lives of your family members if the nation’s social situation continues to spiral out of control. Buying a gun with your coronavirus stimulus check is your duty as an American!
5 Handguns for Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check
One note of caution: If you need your stimulus check to pay the rent, mortgage or other bills accumulating because of the COVID-19 situation, by all means spend it for that. But if you don’t need it for necessities, or if there’s enough left over after the bills are caught up, consider these five new self-defense pistols and revolvers (not presented in any significant order) just introduced at the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
One edit: After writing this, Wilson Combat and SIG Sauer released a new collab called the WCP320. We tried to keep MSRPs on this list well below the $1,200 stimulus cap. And while the WCP320’s $1,195 MSRP pushes the limits of your stimulus check, it is an absolute beauty. Think about it. Moving on.
The Springfield XD-M Elite series pistols build on the success of earlier XD-M pistols, with a number of improvements. In fact, Springfield boasts that the 9mm Elite line “represents the pinnacle of performance in factory striker-fired pistols. One notable improvement is the Elite pistols are built around Springfield’s MET trigger. It sports a flat face, crisp break and integral overtravel stop. The Elite series is available in four different models from a full-sized pistol to a concealed-carry variant. MSRPs range from $559 to $709. (springfield-armory.com)
The SIG Sauer P320 RXP series of pistols combines all the time-proven P320 features with the company’s SIG Romeo1Pro red-dot optic. All four models—Full Size, Compact, XFull and XCompact—are chambered in the popular, easy-to-find 9mm cartridge. The Romeo that comes mounted on the pistol is a time-proven 6-MOA reflex sight. It features 12 brightness settings and a 20,000-hour battery life. Depending on what model you choose, the P320 RXP comes out-of-the box-ready for competition, range, self-defense and even concealed carry. MSRP is around $800. (sig-sauer.com)
The Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 pistol is the newest version in the popular, polymer-framed M&P line. You can get it chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP. Featuring a lower barrel bore axis for reduced muzzle rise and faster follow-up shots, the M2.0 also has a greatly improved, crisper trigger with a lighter pull and audible reset. The striker-fired pistol is a great improvement over earlier M&Ps and comes at an MSRP of under $500, so those shopping with their stimulus check can afford two, plus some practice ammo. (smith-wesson.com)
Kimber K6S DASA Combat
For revolver fans, don’t overlook the K6S DASA Combat. Kimber chambered the 4-inch-barreled, 6-shot revolver in .357 Mag. It takes the hugely popular K6s system and outfits it with a double- and single-action trigger mechanism. The platform has all the benefits of the original K6s, including its awesome double-action trigger pull, but with the added advantage of a single-action trigger. The new 4-inch model features an extended combat grip with finger grooves for better control and white-dot sights. MSRP is $890. (kimberamerica.com)
For those whose mortgage will eat up a large part of their stimulus kickback, check out the Taurus G3. The full-sized polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol is chambered in 9mm and has a capacity of 15+1 with available extended magazines. The G3 comes in a number of frame colors and both matte stainless and matte black slide finishes. The G3 even features an adjustable rear sight—a rarity on budget-priced handguns. MSRP is around $350. (taurususa.com)
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