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Recommendations for a hi cap. reasonably priced 9MM?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Brutus57, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I am considering buying a 9MM high capacity, reliable and reasonably accurate as a hedge against SHTF ammo shortages... I know, I know, we already have those. Ultimately might train a good friend of mine yo use it in a pinch.

    I don't prefer to spend more than $400.

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  2. SomeDude

    SomeDude Portland, OR Reclaimer

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    What do you define as high-capacity? I define it as 20+. Many mistakenly refer to 15/17 round mags as high-cap, when in fact they are standard. 10-round is reduced capacity unless the 10 rounds are due to a small/single stack design.
     
  3. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Ok, let me say this more than 12, Heck the Browning Hi Power used to be the standard for higher capacity 9s.
    yes, handgun.
    Brutus Out
     
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  4. Barachiah

    Barachiah Eastern Oregon at last Active Member

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    Should be able to find a used G17 in your budget. I got mine used for $350. Even though it's about as sexy as pregnant Kim Kardashian, it shoots amazing and holds a ton of rounds. You can load it on Sunday and shoot it all week. The plus is that the mags, when upfitted with the +2 floor plate, are nearly flush fit. They are 19+1 of course.

    Some folks like the XD in 9mm, with the XDm 9mm having a 20 rd capacity. I'm not crazy about em, but I've only shot a crappy .40 cal one that was poorly maintained. I have no other firsthand with them.

    I love my Beretta 92, but they don't have the 20 rd flush fit ability that I'm aware of.

    Hi Power's are BA, but expensive and hard to find. Again, no flush fit mag that i'm aware of in 20 rd flavor.

    Those are what I've had my hands on, best of luck to ye.
     
  5. SomeDude

    SomeDude Portland, OR Reclaimer

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    Ruger SR9 in full size or compact is first that comes to mind. They run about $400-$420 new. Standard comes with 17-round mag and compact comes with 10 and 17.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    The SW Sigma (SW9VE)
    Ruger P95 or better the P89
    Zastava EZ9 (CZ clone)
    ..etc.
    oh and the best Taurus PT92
    An incredible pistol, it DOES rival the 92FS.
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    What?! All the best parts got even bester! You loco mang. Shes gorgeous.
     
  8. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, two good starting points. I'll have to go rent them at one of the ranges that does and shoot them to see which I like.

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  9. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    WOuldn't a police trade in likely have the barrel shot out?
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Only if it comes from the Portland police dept.
    But seriously, most police trade in's have a lot of holster wear and the minimum training time on them.
     
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    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't think cops fire their weapons a whole lot. more then likely they will have a good barrel and holster wear but its always something to check out before you buy.
     
  12. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Glock 18 mags fit the 17. So, get some of those 33rd' mags and a a 17, 19, 26

    You might also get a sub-gun / carbine that takes those mags
    Kel-Tec sub 2000 ~$400
     
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  13. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I would recommend the Ruger SR9C. Great trigger, accurate, 17 round capacity and 10 round compact magazine. I saw one today for $439. Mid size carry gun.
    Plus the Ruger waranty one of the best in the industry.
     
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    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    you know full well what he means :rolleyes:

    A used CZ 75, they pop up between $329 and $400 used, any of the EAA, Zastava or Armalite CZ clones, FEG or FM high power clone, used Glock or M&P.
    All feel and handle very differently, you'll really need to try them yourself.
     
  15. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have seen brand new Stoeger Cougars for $399. All metal solid handguns.
    May God bless us all,
    Mike
     
  16. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    +1 for a P89 or 95. Quality, durable and reliable.
     
  17. EOD

    EOD E. WA Member

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    Glock 17. Best Buy Surplus in Spokane has them on sale for 349$. Gen 2 police trade in guns. I bet they would ship it for you.
     
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    Sammus seattle Member

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    Nothing wrong with a Glock 17 or CZ 75. May be able to find used models for that price range. I've dumped boxes of rounds through mine and haven't had an issue with either.
     
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    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    I'll add another +1. Stepdad has a P95 that is crazy accurate, easy to maintain, etc. Very inexpensive. One thing if you consider buying this: Careful when you reassemble the slide. I can't tell you how many times I've had to use a wire hanger to pull down the magazine release from the butt of the gun because I screwed up.
     
  20. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I do like my P345! So will definitely look at the eagle brand or Phoenix or whatever hell kind a bird that is. :cool:

    Brutus out