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How on earth do you pick the right 9mm?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by jutbucks13, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. jutbucks13

    jutbucks13 Beaverton Oregon Active Member

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    This question has continued to haunt my bank account for years. I have owned a number of 9mm handguns through the years, and I cannot keep one of them in the safe any longer than 6 months. I would like to purchase a nice 9mm to take and enjoy shooting while on the range.

    I tend to migrate towards striker fire polymer framed pistols. And they all piss me off. Eventually I find that I dislike something about them, and away they go, problem is I keep buying another manufacturers striker fire. Glock (Bulky), Ruger (Balance), Smith & Wesson (Trigger is garbage), Springfield (I don't even know where to start).

    I shot Berettas through most of my initial pistol years. I bubblegumed about them because they were sloppy, bulky, heavy, and ugly. I also remember them being extremely accurate. This is a direction that I am beginning to think I need to revisit.

    I also owned a Sig 226. Problem was it was chambered in .357 Sig. You remember when that was supposed to be the next cartridge? The one that did away with 9mm. I fell for that line. Ended up with a gun that's best to be turned into a .40. So that one got moved down the line.

    So, I've been contemplating walking down the CZ 75B or Sig 226 - 229 path. Any input?
     
  2. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    CZ has a good reputation for quality firearms, then again so does Sig. HK has recently introduced the VP9 that is worth checking out also. Unfortunately, there is not a "best for everyone" 9mm, or any other caliber for that matter. Buy and try, rent or borrow from a friend are the options until you find the 9mm that is best for you.
     
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  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Glock, Beretta & 9mm 1911 for full sized 9mm IMO. I shoot the best with those.

    Not a fan of any others..

    I should add:
    I buy firearms where mags are plentiful and affordable.. Hence Glock and beretta.

    & The 9mm 1911 is just because it's a 9mm 1911. :)
     
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  4. jutbucks13

    jutbucks13 Beaverton Oregon Active Member

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    I have a Colt Lightweight Commander in 9mm. Love the gun, I am accurate with it. However it is a finicky S.O.B. I only have one mag, and it doesn't feed worth a darn. Finding an aftermarket Mag is a bear, and finding a Colt OEM mag is even more difficult. I do like the 1911 9mm though.
     
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  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Well on that note, Glock 19. :)
     
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  6. jutbucks13

    jutbucks13 Beaverton Oregon Active Member

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    17 or 34 maybe. I'm going to stay away from the 19.
     
  7. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I just bring them all to the range and when I get tired or sick of one, I start shooting another one.

    Sounds like you might keep searching since there isnt a perfect one that just is great for everyone. I got a Grand power K100 on a whim and because it had a rotating barrel and I wanted to see how it worked. Turned out is the one I like shooting the best. Just sort of clicked. I was thinking I'd get bored of it and sell it pretty quickly but definitely not now.
     
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  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    EAA Witness
     
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  9. jutbucks13

    jutbucks13 Beaverton Oregon Active Member

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    This is not the first time I've heard about this handgun. Is it a polymer framed SA/DA?
     
  10. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    Smith & Wesson M&P 9c is a good one. I also like the Shield.
     
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  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Boo.
    ;)
    I own both a G17 and 19..
    Really no need for the 19 now. (Edited :))
     
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  12. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My G19 is a little hard to conceal carry though

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    Discussions like this are the same on car forums

    "why would you want to new Scion FRS??? just get a 4 year old lexus and have a 100 more HP"

    uhhh, because I dont want a 4 year old lexus? How does that even compare?
     
  13. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Browning High Power if you can stand the weight and size. To my mind there is none better. Has to be a good one, not a copy.
     
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    Creep Portland Member

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    The High Power is one of my favorites, too. Shame they don't share the 1911's trigger design, though.
     
  15. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Browning High Power.

    Then you don't need another 9mm.
     
  16. Mbeef61

    Mbeef61 SW PDX Active Member

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    Have you shot a Steyr?
     
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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I am happy with my CZ. I wouldn't mind 1911 in 9mm.

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  18. jutbucks13

    jutbucks13 Beaverton Oregon Active Member

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    Nope. I haven't shot a steyr
     
  19. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You could put this on this: Trijicon RMR2 on G26
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  20. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    So am I - but I wish mine was the SA version instead of decocker 75BD
    Neither would I - and one will probably be my next gun purchase.