As stated above, it’s hard to beat Ruger if you’re a value shopper. But if budget is your absolute bottom line, then the Ruger P95 should come first on your shopping list. At $350 the P95 is clearly the most bang for your buck.
Don’t get hung up on the P95’s low price though, the gun was initially designed to be as reliable as it was affordable. These pistols are a little on the bulky side and built on an older platform, which means the design is tried and true. Police and armed service personnel have carried p-Series pistols for several decades, unlike a few of the upstarts on this list. Retail: $350