Whether you’re a collector or simply looking for a new handgun for self-defense, surplus handguns for sale can potentially save you a significant deal of money on high-quality firearms. On top of that, mil-surp shopping can introduce you to lesser-known platforms that are hard if not impossible to find elsewhere.
If you’re looking for a deal on a surplus handgun, keep your eyes open for any of the following.
1. Tokarev T-33
The Tokarev TT-33, which was chambered in 7.62x25mm Tokarev, is one of the most sought-after surplus semi-automatic pistols of all. The TT-33 is an updated, improved version of the TT-30, which was developed in the 1930s to replace the Nagant M1895 that the Soviets were carrying at the time.
The simplicity of operation, reliability, and power define the TT-33. Its pairing with the 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge is responsible for a large share of its popularity. It is a flat-shooting, hard-hitting round that, depending on the load, can produce muzzle velocities in excess of 1,500 FPS and energy topping 500 ft/lbs.
2. Browning Hi-Power Pistols
What looks like an M1911, functions similarly to an M1911, is chambered in either 9mm or .40S&W, and is considered one of the most popular surplus pistols of all time? Browning Hi-Power Pistols.
These handguns have been widely issued and carried around the globe, and second-hand prices can still be pretty high – but every once in a while, if you can find one for a good price, it’s likely worth it.
3. Makarov Pistols
Makarov Pistols were widely issued and carried as service pistols in Russia as well as in Eastern Bloc countries. Chambered in the 9mm Makarov cartridge, Makarovs today are typically affordable – price is one of the most appealing aspects of these, where you can find them.
They may have a slightly stiff operation and heavy triggers, but they are reliable and durable. A good one is a steal among surplus handguns for sale.
4. Beretta 92
The Beretta 92 is a SA/DA semi-automatic pistol with all-steel construction and stellar ergomics. Heavy enough to absorb some of its own recoil yet not unwieldy, the Beretta 92 has been praised for its balance and surprisingly intuitive design. Many have remarked that it’s a “comfortable” pistol to carry and shoot.
5. Swiss P49
Here’s one more 1911 lookalike for you surplus shoppers. The Swiss P49 was typically chambered in 9mm and issues with a single stack, 8 round magazine. It has been praised for its reliability, its durability, its accuracy, and its exceptional handling. They also enjoyed a long history of service, from 1949 to 1979.
They come at a price, though. Swiss P49s in good shape may sell for several thousand dollars. If you can find one at a reasonable price and there’s nothing amiss with, it, get it and thank yourself later.
Visit SARCO Inc. to Learn More about These Surplus Handguns for Sale
Looking for any of these surplus handguns for sale, or even have your heart set on another model? Visit SARCO Inc., online at SarcoInc.com or visit their shop in person at 50 Hilton Street in Easton, Pennsylvania.
They carry a wide range of firearms and parts, including parts and accessories for military and law enforcement surplus firearms.
Visit their website or get in touch with their firearm experts at 610-250-3960.