Guns Best Bang for Your Buck – Pistols under $500 David Reeder May 13, 2015 Join the Conversation The Washington Times recently published a somewhat simplistic op-ed wherein they list a series of pistols they allege are the “best bang for your buck.” It's interesting to scroll though, although from what I can see in the commentary whomever compiled the list has either never pulled the trigger on a real handgun or carries a Lorcin in a shoulder holster by preference. #6 of 18 is the Micro Desert Eagle from Magnum Research, Inc., because it “…provides big-time protection with a gas-assisted blowback system for ultimate reliability and amazing accuracy for around $400.” #16 of 18 is a Diamondback DB9, which was “…designed with safety in mind.” There are some decent firearms on that list but the explanations are pretty anemic — maybe even banal. I'm not sure what's more irritating; all the pop-up ads, the fact that the article is basically click-bait or the fact that I actually took the time to click through the whole thing. Regardless, I'm sharing my pain. The article/pictorial is right here. What would be on there if you had written it? Explore RECOILweb:RECOIL Issue #56 Range Bag EssentialsBetter on a Budget: Atibal XP6 MirageVictory First to Introduce V43 Upper Receiver at SHOT Show NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.