Favorite 9mm


November 18, 2004, 10:12 AM
While 9mm is not my favorite caliber, somehow, in my travels, I managed to pick up quite a few. I must say my favorite is my 1935 FN Hi-Power... Single action...holds 13+1. 98% original blue finish, flap holster with xtra mag. Guy who sold it to me got it through mail order in the sixties for less than $100...I gladly gave him $250... :evil:

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November 18, 2004, 10:18 AM
Glad you found deal you found palatable. Doesn’t matter if you spent $500, if you’re happy with the purchase, what else matters? However, I’d say you did well. ;)
I'm not overly fond of the 9mm myself, but I have more of them than any other caliber. Go figure

Black Snowman
November 18, 2004, 11:59 AM
I only have 1 9mm right now. A CZ 75B that I picked up used from a fellow THR member for a fair deal. But, I'm selling it to finance another gun purchase. I'll eventually be replacing it with a CZ 75B SA in .40 S&W to compliment my CZ 85 Compact and RAMI in .40 S&W.

Interstingly enough I plan on getting another 9mm in the future. A moon clip fed Taurus 905 or S&W 840 revolver. After getting a S&W 646 I decided I really like the moon clip fed revo package and I just ordered a Taurus 455HS4 from CDNN. That was mostly paid for by selling my Taurus 669.

I just bought 2000 9mm bullets to reload with so I guess I'll need at least one more 9mm in the future. . .

November 18, 2004, 12:28 PM
Congratulations. Everybody should have a BHP in their collection. Watch-Six

November 18, 2004, 01:31 PM
Tough pick. I like what I shoot well, and I shoot my P7M8, Sig 226 ST, and CZ 75b Tactical about equally well (better than my BHP and Glock 19, that's for sure). The three are extremely accurate guns and I am very pleased with them. I'm just disappointed that my BHP isn't quite as accurate. Dunno why--it's got a nice crisp trigger (C&S hammer and sear, trigger job, no mag safety), and I hear the Browning barrel's supposed to be pretty good. Hmm.

November 18, 2004, 01:57 PM
I'm not a big lover of the 9mm either. But I do have a Glock 17, just can't beat the price of 9mm ammunition. Great fun to take to the range and just blast away.


November 18, 2004, 02:01 PM
I have several 9mm.'s:

Browning High Power
S&W 6906
Kahr PM9
Sig P239
My favorite is the CZ PCR.

November 18, 2004, 02:21 PM
9mm IS my favorite calliber!!
The BHP is NOT my favorite launching platform, although I do own one.
That would be the Glock 26 or the Kahr MK9!!

November 18, 2004, 02:52 PM
My favorite happens to be my W.German 226 followed by my American Nitron 226. :)

November 18, 2004, 03:33 PM
I only have one it's an XD-9. I use it in 9mm class during pin shoots.

November 18, 2004, 03:55 PM
scary accurate with ball ammo , way better than the crap brownings and S&W's ive had , on a par with a sig 210-8 or a 952 ...

November 18, 2004, 04:00 PM
I do like the 9mm and for defensive purposes, I think it makes the most sense.

I currently only own two, a G17 and a XD-9 but have owned and\or shot others. For defensive purposes, I like the Glocks the best and will once again own a G19 and someday a G26 as well.

The sweetest shooting 9mm I've shot is a Sig P226 but I'm not a fan of the DA\SA Decocking arrangement for defensive purposes. I hate Beretta 92's and wouldn't own one if it was given to me. I've never shot a Browning HP or an HK USP but would like to some day.

November 18, 2004, 04:05 PM
I've got a Sig P-239 in 9mm and I'll be darn if I can find any faults with it. Fits my hand, accurate, good trigger, and absolutely reliable.

November 18, 2004, 04:42 PM

November 18, 2004, 05:12 PM
SIG P225


November 18, 2004, 05:20 PM
CZ 75B :D I love that gun.


November 18, 2004, 05:24 PM
I'm trying to figuret that out now. So far the most accurate 9mm I've ever shot was a CZ75B Full size. Seriously could make head shots at 25yards on a police blue silouette target....consistantly. I've tried to reproduce those results to my dismay with various other brands.

November 18, 2004, 05:24 PM

November 18, 2004, 05:54 PM
What SM said.

November 18, 2004, 06:34 PM
Nickeled 39-2. Utterly reliable, and I make hits I shouldn't be able to with it, otherwise not enthralled over the design. Let over a half-dozen other 9's go over the years but kept it.

Route 66
November 18, 2004, 07:04 PM
I've owned Lugers, Astras, Radoms, Broomhandle Mauser military contracts, Llamas; but my favorite is my trusty S&W Model 39-2 in blue. I've owned it for about 27 years and is my home defense weapon. It has been utterly reliable and chews through everything I put through it including my reloads and factory. Well almost totally reliable. Last September I went through a two day defensive pistol class. On the second day the pistol went DA only, the hammer would not stay cocked, it would only go to half cock after it fired. It got sent off to S&W and after about 5 weeks and $65 it is now back. I hope to get it to the range soon to check things out. I'm still going to stay with it (as long as it functions as it did before) but I'm rethinking my defensive pistol. That first shot at DA was always high and left, I'm now thinking 1911 is a better choice for defensive pistol.

November 18, 2004, 07:38 PM
Another BHP vote

November 18, 2004, 07:40 PM
I have two Stars, the Model 30, and the Firestar Plus, the Model 30 will last 5 life times being all steel, and shoots one hole groups, the Firestar Plus had a bad trigger, till I did a little magic on it's mag disconnecter, but a nice light compact package.
Of course I always do a fuff and buff on the tooling marks, but they never gave me any problems.....

November 18, 2004, 07:45 PM
My HKP7M8 edges out my SIG P225 only because the P225 double action pull.

Marko Kloos
November 18, 2004, 08:00 PM
The best thing about the 9mm is that there are so many excellent designs chambered for it.

My favorite 9mm handguns, in no particular order, are the HK P7M8, SIG P239, Glock 19, and Browning HP.

November 18, 2004, 09:44 PM
The 9mm has proven to be an excellent, efficient, and accurate round for me... as for a favorite 9mm pistol, my Glock 34 is, simply put: The Best Pistol Ever Built. :D

November 19, 2004, 10:49 AM
S&W 952.

Rapid fire...



November 19, 2004, 12:38 PM
Favorite 9mm? Hard to choose -

SIG 225
SIG 226
SIG 228
SIG 239
Kahr P9

The 239 and P9 seem to get carried the most, though now that I have proper factory std cap mags, the 228 and PCR are getting out, too. H&K says they won't be shipping std caps until the first of the year, but I have Fobus Paddle holster that is very comfortable and convenient, so that one will be getting around some too. I love all my 9ers.

Black Majik
November 19, 2004, 04:22 PM
With out a doubt the Sig Sauer P226.

I would LOVE to try a 1911 in 9mm though. :)

November 19, 2004, 04:28 PM
My personal favorite is the Glock 19.

November 19, 2004, 10:43 PM
My #1 favorite 9mm is a Colt S70 1911a1 in 9mm. This is also my #1 favorite overall handgun. (I also have a .45 slide/bbl assy for this frame and both shoot great!).

My #2 favorite would be my BHP.

November 19, 2004, 11:38 PM
My XD9 is quickly becoming my favorite 9mm. :D

Craig M. Arnold
November 19, 2004, 11:45 PM
All my 9MM pistols are CZs now. Sold all the other brands. My favorite CZ is the PCR. Although the RAMI is a close second.

Peter M. Eick
November 20, 2004, 08:43 AM
I have 2 favorite 9mm's. For target use....


For carry....


November 20, 2004, 09:22 AM
Mr Eick, you must make substatially more money than i do - very nice!
As for me, my CZ 75 PO1 is my 9mm of choice, for everything. The perfect compact/duty pistol for me.

deputy tom
November 20, 2004, 10:21 AM
At the moment it's an XD-9.tom.

November 20, 2004, 10:54 AM
was never a fan of the 9mm myself until I shot them. Economical and fun to shoot. hence, this has become my favorite

November 20, 2004, 11:33 AM
Another BHP vote. Though secretly covet those 210's and P-7's. ;)

November 20, 2004, 04:36 PM
Sig P225

November 20, 2004, 07:31 PM
My favorite right now is the Walther P88 Compact, followed closely by the P99. The P99 is what I use for CCW.

November 21, 2004, 05:50 AM
There is only one 9mm defence handgun for me.

The CZ 75 pre B

I have seen this pistol eat ammo all day that made a G17 choke!

Now if the Police just let me have a license for one. They think that one 1911 is enough for a gun nut!!!??


November 21, 2004, 07:55 AM
Have a BHP as my favorite.

November 21, 2004, 08:44 PM
CZ-75B a close second.

November 22, 2004, 10:06 AM
My P228

November 23, 2004, 11:31 AM
... and they're all favourites:

- Mauser P.08 "byf" (late production);
- Glock 17;
- Briley 1911 Profi Master 5";
- Les Baer Premier II 6";

They all serve different purposes. Honestly, I can't part with any of them.

An original FN Herstal-manufactured GP 35 would be nice, too. Hmmm.... :p

R.H. Lee
November 23, 2004, 11:32 AM
CZ75B. But then, I've never owned a Glock.

November 23, 2004, 09:13 PM
Browning Hi Power MKIII.

November 23, 2004, 11:01 PM
A BHP saved my life more than 25 years ago, so I guess that would be my favorite. :)

I carry a Kahr Pm-9 daily, and it is a great pistol. So are my Glock 26 and 17, but they spend more time in he gun safe now that I have the PM-9.

November 24, 2004, 04:58 PM
The only 9mm I have is a BHP. Have shot a 92SF while in the Navy but don't like the feel. The BHP has my vote.

November 24, 2004, 05:39 PM
One 9mm - CZ PO1. I carried a 40 for 13+ years, never looked back after shooting this pistola....

November 24, 2004, 06:01 PM
9mm is my favorite centerfire caliber and the Kahr K-9 is my fav 9mm gun. The size of the Kahr is perfect for the 9mm, not too big, not too small and it still packs a wallop. Recoil is not bad and accuracy is well above average.

Ala Dan
November 24, 2004, 06:09 PM

Offers perfect balance in a compact semi-auto!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

November 24, 2004, 08:19 PM
Beretta 92. My G17 gets a lot more use, but I like the beretta more.

November 25, 2004, 07:59 AM
I have (3) 9mm's. '69 T-Series BHP, a MKII BHP and a CZ 75B SA. They each have their purpose and I enjoy them all.


November 25, 2004, 06:52 PM
I have shot many sizes and shapes of guns firing the 9mm. I own one...a P11 Kel-Tec as a backup. It is accurate, easily concealable in my strong side front pocket and is always accompaning my primary 45 CCW.

sigma 40ve
November 25, 2004, 07:07 PM
Let me see-- from what I have to chose from-

G 34
G22 with 9mm conversion barrel
Star BM
Steyr M9
Walther P1
Arcus 94

Winner is-- Arcus 94
I polished the feed ramp, stoned a few burrs and removed the mag disconnect. It is the best shooting, best trigger and most accurate of any of my 9's. It also has very little felt recoil and takes Browning HP mags. A big plus is the cost of the Arcus, about $250. :) :)

November 25, 2004, 08:08 PM
Favorite 9mm pistol???

Hmmm ... Not because it's "pretty", nor aesthetically popular, nor even a particularly noteworthy example of innovative engineering genius ... but simply for what it does in my hands while shooting it, accurately, boringly reliably, each and every time I depress the trigger ...

S&W 3913.

Honorable mention goes to my CS9 & G26.

My answer may change later, because I'm going to order a SW99 Compact chambered in 9mm.;)

November 25, 2004, 08:16 PM
Love my Walther P-99 Military...

Ky Larry
November 25, 2004, 10:10 PM
I currently own 2 9X19's. A CZ-75B and a CZ PCR. The -75 is more accurate (for me) than any 9mm I've ever shot. This pistol has converted a lot of owners of other brands.

November 25, 2004, 10:27 PM
Not my favorite caliber either, but I have to say my Glock 19 met the challenge of being pretty close to "all-purpose." I'm a .45 fan, but not so dense as to think that other calibers can't produce a standup product. In 9mm, Sig, CZ, HK, and Glock all produce great specimens; but they're just not for me.

Gary in Pennsylvania
November 26, 2004, 02:41 PM

November 26, 2004, 08:53 PM
S&W sigma 9VE,900 rounds so far with no failues of any kind.Accurate enough,3-4" at 25 yards with black hills 115gr GDHP's and i like the trigger.9lbs and very smooth,i've carried S&W revol
vers in one form or another for 14 years and the sigma trigger is just about like the revolvers.

Brass Balls
November 27, 2004, 12:19 AM
S&W Performance Center 952.

It is one heck of a nice pistol. It's superbly accurate and has an excellent single action trigger. The 41 ounce weight contributes to the way that it handles recoil so smoothly. The 952 also utilizes a Briley spherical bushing. I bought it from Sporting Arms (http://www.sportingarms.com/results.asp?mfr_name=49&category_descr=0&subcategory_descr=0&max_price=&keyword_descr=952&B1=Submit&page_no=1) for $1089. It may seem a little pricey for a pistol, but not after shooting it and realizing that this one is a keeper. It compares favorably to the Sig P210, a couple of people that own both told me they liked the 952 better and it costs about $700 less than the Sig. Did I mention that it's accurate. :)

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November 27, 2004, 12:23 AM
The HK P7 is one of my favorite pistols in the whole world.

Duke of Lawnchair
November 27, 2004, 02:40 AM
My personal favorites in 9mm are (in no particular order):

Sig P226
Sig P228
Glock G34

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