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which 9mm handgun would you buy??

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by snowdriver, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    hi , i am new to handguns,i have had rifles for as long as i can remember,but never a handgun,and i am looking to purchase a 9mm,anyone have any recomendations or what you would buy or stay away from??? let me know thanks:)
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Purchase for what purpose? Plinking? Self Defense? Concealed carry? Competition?
     
  3. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Yes..I have one for trade.. But..this isn't advertising..just an honest answer.. Without a doubt..a G19.. IF I was into 9mm.. Based on reliability..concealability..capacity..availability of gear..etc..etc..etc..
     
  4. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    I'd have to say a sig p229. All around awesome.
     
  5. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    i will primarily be plinking ,and i will also carry when hunting,and it will probably live under the bed
     
  6. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    I would have to concur with doubletap but I do like sigs too!!:thumbup:
     
  7. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    My short list of 9MM for general shooting:
    Walther P99
    Ruger SR9
    springfield XDM
     
  8. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Sig, Glock or CZ would be my choice, in that order.
     
  9. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    H&K usp 9

    beretta 92

    springfield xdm

    CZ 75

    SIG



    why i wont buy a glock....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vceh44UK-8I"


    and the fact the they NYPD were having problems with them



    Defects in NYPD handguns [Glocks jamming]
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, August 20th, 2002 | BOB KAPPSTATTER and ALICE McQUILLAN

    Posted on Friday, August 23, 2002 5:24:12 PM by archy

    Defects in NYPD handguns

    Half subject to jamming

    By BOB KAPPSTATTER and ALICE McQUILLAN
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2002

    More than half of the Police Department's handguns are subject to jam without warning, a potentially dangerous flaw that can leave the weapons as "useless as paperweights," police sources said. Although the jamming is rare, the NYPD has been concerned enough to order a recall of 24,000 semiautomatic Glock handguns so they can be refitted.

    This problem affects the Glock Model 19S - the gun carried by about 60% of the department's 39,000 officers. The flaw, in which the shell casing fails to eject, has only arisen during practice and tests at the NYPD firing range, police officials say.

    "Our studies have shown this to be a rare occurrence," said police spokesman Chief Michael Collins. "In the worst-case scenario...we estimated that this has happened only once in 450,000 times when fired."

    However, during an actual gun battle in Brooklyn, two Emergency Service Unit officers reported that their Glocks failed. Collins said that after an investigation of the October 2000 incident, ballistics experts said whatever problem those guns had, it was not the jamming malfunction that is the subject of the current recall.

    To correct the problem, the Austrian-based Glock company has sent engineers to the NYPD's firing range at Rodmans Neck in the Bronx. Since June, they have repaired 3,200 weapons in a procedure that takes about an hour. Immediately afterward, officers tested the refitted weapons at the range, where the results have been excellent, Collins said. The process will continue until all 24,000 Glocks are fixed, he said.

    There is a delay in fixing all the weapons, sources said, because cutbacks and the redeployment of officers to special details have made it difficult for cops to schedule time to have their guns repaired.

    Sources also said that some of the Glocks have a different problem - locking. When a gun locks, a user can get it functioning again by removing the clip holding the ammunition and manually moving the slide to eject the stuck shell casing.

    In that scenario, the source said, "You can be back in the gun battle in a matter of seconds, as opposed to the total jam where the guns become [as] useless as paperweights."
     
  10. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    the ruger sr9 is what i have been looking at,but i am not definite on that one yetg
     
  11. Hotwheelz

    Hotwheelz Pierce County Member

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    M&P 9mm but you say your want to carry while hunting I think you may need a little more gun then that 9mm out there min. I would carry is .357mag loaded to the hilt.
     
  12. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well--That narrows things down!:laugh:

    If you like a DA/SA gun, there is Sig, Hk, Beretta, and my favorite CZ.

    In a "safe action" type gun, Glock (17 or 19), S&W M&P and Springfield XD

    There are a few single actions out there, and a well tuned 9mm 1911
    is a true joy, but they are few and far between and not cheap.

    Certainly not a complete list, just the ones I'm familiar with.

    You just want something that goes bang? Don't overlook the Hi-Point.

    There are literally hundreds of 9mm models out there. Do you have
    a range near you that rents guns? It's a cheap way to try out a few.

    The more info you give out the narrower the field becomes. Small or large
    hands? $200 budget or $2000?
     
  13. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    kaboom.jpg



    glock4.jpg
     
  14. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    lol i had reservations about the glock before dan147 comments and pics,the cz does interest me,and the hi-point just does not feel right at all,good pricing,but i dont think i want to live with it
     
  15. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    oh and really dont want to spend more than 500$:D
     
  16. Visceral

    Visceral Portland, OR Member

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    I'll be buying an H&K USP 9 SD or P30L soon. I appreciate that you can go to the Clackamas Sheriff's training center and try several different guns.

    Having done that, Im surprised anyone buys a gun without trying something close to it first.
     
  17. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    really,i have not heard about this,is it open to general public???
     
  18. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  19. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    that would rule out the walther P99 and the XDM.
    But the XDM isn't ALOT over 500....
    549 or 569 or something is what I've seen them for.
    And the Ruger is 369?
     
  20. cackman

    cackman Portland Member

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    Call up Coctailer and get a XDM.

    Thesse things are SWEET!

    At least check one out before you decide. I got to play around with one of the .40's when they first came out and boy were they sweet.

    Also Springfield's CS is abosolutley amazing, they are more than eager to take care of you at the drop of a hat:D

    Of course I may be biased because I am in love with most of their products:eek:

    Cack