I'm interested in purchasing a particuler MKII, a 6" tapered-barrel, standard model from a friend's Dad. It appears to be in great shape, and has the stock blued finish. He's thinking $175. Any thoughts?
I REALLY love the look of the 5 1/2" bull barrel MKII's (blued or polished) especially with aftermarket grips (already bought a set of Hogue's), but right now, as a college student, can't probably justify buying new. The $175 does Not come with case, lock, or extra clip. I'm probably going to buy all of these, and I guess I'm just looking for guidance as far as price is concerned and if I, as an average ametuer plinker, am going to notice/care about the difference in barrels (outside of aesthetic appearances) and thicknesses.
Lastly, what's a good group for a first-time handgunner (shot rifles/shotguns since I was 9), what range?