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Hello gun enthusiasts. I currently only have a springfield armory xdm compact 9mm. I have narrow down to 3 9mm choices and funds are limited so I can't just buy all 3 and have to pick only 1:
  • Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer (lifetime warranty), this will be my first 1911
  • CZ Shadow 2 (5-year warranty)
  • Walther PPQ Q5 Match (lifetime warranty)

What would you pick and why?

Thank you for your advice.
 
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CZ Shadow 2

Same caliber as your current gun (wasn't sure if you were looking at a 9mm 1911 or a 45ACP).

CZs are incredibly accurate and fun to shoot. Will be a nice high-accuracy gun since you already have a carry piece. I never consider warranty on guns since mine end up getting modified fairly soon after purchase in most cases.
 
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CZ Shadow 2

Same caliber as your current gun (wasn't sure if you were looking at a 9mm 1911 or a 45ACP).

CZs are incredibly accurate and fun to shoot. Will be a nice high-accuracy gun since you already have a carry piece. I never consider warranty on guns since mine end up getting modified fairly soon after purchase in most cases.

Thank you updated to show I only looking into 9mm.
 

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I don’t think you can go wrong with any of those three. But when I buy another 9mm pistol, it’ll be a stainless P89.

Which of the three on your list do you shoot best?
 

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If you can find someone (or several someones) who has the guns on your list, and will let you test drive them - do that. Or, there might be a range where you can rent the guns.

You can save a lot of time and money by trying out pistols before you buy.

Also, if you’re planning to CC the gun, try them on while you’re at the range.
 
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I went to Oregon Arms and Ammunition which is 10mins from my house to look for the CZ Shadow 2 but they don't have one in stock. They do have the PPQ Q5 Steel Frame but I don't want to spend that much when I know I can get the Polymer for half price. This place is running out of stock and barely have anything in their cases. The nice gentleman behind the counter gave me a Canik TP9SFX and asked me to check out the trigger and man I felt in love with that and said "I'll take it". They're selling for $499 so I think it's a great price. Even if I have to sell it used later down the road for $300-$350 it's still okay imho. Now what sucks is I have to wait in line for the background check with 3500 people before me. I really want to check out my new toy now. :)
 

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I've had the Springer RO 1911 in .45 A very nice handgun with one of the best stock triggers I have ever had. Like 0 creep that my Kimbers can't match. The park of course would scratch if you looked at it, but then its park.
 
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I had never seen the Walther PPQ Q5 Match before. What a cool gun. I'm also mostly Glock guy, but been interested in any Sigs with steel/alloy frame & red dot/ready. I'm going to have to add this PPQ to the list as well. As for the original question, I think all three were great choices.
 
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I had never seen the Walther PPQ Q5 Match before. What a cool gun. I'm also mostly Glock guy, but been interested in any Sigs with steel/alloy frame & red dot/ready. I'm going to have to add this PPQ to the list as well. As for the original question, I think all three were great choices.
I think that Walther looks good, but I'm hearing they fall short on performance. They are still a great gun, but not any different than the polymer version that costs half the amount
 
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I wanted an all metal full size 9mm. I was looking at the Walther Q5sf pro and everything I read said the CZ Shadow 2 is way better at a considerable lower price. Being able to feel how it fits in your hand is a bonus, and when I was looking nobody had anything on the shelf. So buying before I even get to hold it I went with a CZ 75 sp01. I see a Shadow 2 in my future though. Not knowing what you plan to do with it makes it hard to give good advice, except to go try them all first.
 
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