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Which 9mm would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by UncalledForGabe, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    I've been trying to make up my mind on a new full size, hi-cap, metal frame 9mm handgun. I think I've narrowed it down to the Browning HP, CZ-75 B or SA, Beretta M9, or the Sig P226. Let me know what you guys think.
     
  2. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    I just traded off my M-9. Was not thrilled with it's accuracy. Got an XDM 9mm in 3.8" barrel and this thing is amazing!!!! Accuracy rivals my Para-Ord 14-45 Limited. If you have to have metal, I'd look at the Para-Ordnance. I have a carry LDA in 45 and like it a lot.
     
  3. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    What primary use?
     
  4. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    My 9 is for target shooting. When I got the XDM, I stood there at the counter with both the 3.8" and full length barrels in hand and I just liked the look and feel of the 3.8". I got the M-9 when my daughter was going into the Air Force so we could shoot something she may wind up using in Afghanistan. She's out now (She Didn't go to Bagram) and I wasn't impressed with the accuracy. It's a well built gun with a solid feel but if you can't hit with it at 25 yrds...Well it's gone now. The XDM 9 impressed me the 1st time I used it. Put 10 rounds down range strong hand (With same ammo I used with M-9) and put 8 of 10 inside the 5" black!!! First one was dead center even. The guys I was shooting with all took turns and confirmed I wasn't just having a good day.
     
  5. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    General use, home defense, plinking, maybe some light competition.
     
  6. cash$$cow

    cash$$cow Eastern Wa Member

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    CZ or the Sig..........
     
  7. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Cz-75
     
  8. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Given that, I would go with the Springfield XDM.............not to be mistaken with the XD.
     
  9. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Even though I've owned polymer framed handguns and NEVER had a single problem with any of them, I still can't bring myself to buying one. A Glock 17 and an XDM was on my list, but I just like the heavy weight metal framed handguns.
     
  10. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Anyone have experience with the CZ-75 SA?
     
  11. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Then I would go Sig.
     
  12. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    When you get 19 rounds of ammo in it. Poly or Metal becomes academic.
     
  13. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    I voted P226 because I have had great luck with Sigs.
     
  14. JC9995

    JC9995 Greater "Clackamas" Active Member

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    Kahr MK9
     
  15. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    The P229 is a compact gun right? I've never like the feel of a compact pistol. My big hands usually hang off the bottom of the grip.
     
  16. jakk586

    jakk586 Astoria, Or Active Member

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    went with the cz75sa. i've discovered over the years i'm not a fan of da/sa autos.
     
  17. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    Actually, I would recommend a Kimber 1911 in 9mm.:)
     
  18. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    shoot them all first then decide. i own sigs but the high bore axis bugs me. my beretta is a very fine shooter and very accurate but the thick grip bugs me. grip angle on the glock bugs me and so does the center of balance as the mag empties (same with my polymer framed HK USP). One weapon that I truly like shooting is a PSP... yeah, I'm weird. You may be too so again, go try them all out first.:laugh:
     
  19. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you have big hands, you might have a problem with hammer bite on the Browning HiPower. My buddy is a big guy and gets bit every now and then when he fires my HiPower. I love my M9 and had two 92FS models before it. All three were very accurate and I have no problem nailing a 12 x 15 metal plate at 50 yards. If you want a rail, get the M9A1 or one of the Vertec models plus you can usually find used Crimson Trace lasergrips pretty cheap. SIG 226 would be my second choice.
     
  20. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Good to know!

    I still can't choose, but I'm leaning towards the CZ-75 SA. Or the Sig, or the Beretta... uh, yeah, its a toss up