Your Top Five 9mm Service Weapons of all time...


July 18, 2007, 03:22 AM
Well, being that the 9mm is the only ammo I can afford to shoot right now, and the only guns I brought with me to California, I've done a lot of thinking about the round lately. Although I've never needed to shoot anyone with the round, my father has, in combat, twice, and both of those people are not around to scream about how weak it is. So, that being said, I was wondering what the consensus (if there is one) as to what the top 9mm service weapons are. I own a Glock 17 that I’ve put 3,500 malfunction free rounds through and keep as my go to home defense gun. I also own a CZ-75B that I traded away a .45 for this year that I’ve put several hundred rounds through and I love this far.

So, what are the 5 best service 9mms out there, in your opinion. For me, a gun has to be 100% reliable, reasonably accurate, durable, and did I mention, 100% reliable. Here’s my list:

1. Glock 17. I’m sorry, I love this gun. I hit well with it, and it has never failed me. It’s loaded in the safe right now waiting to save my bacon if need be.

2. Browning Hi-Power. First handgun I ever shot. It saved my dad’s life in Nicaragua, and it never failed him.

3. CZ-75B. Like a “modern” hi-power, has not failed me in almost 1K rounds, and is tack driver accurate. Incredibly accurate in my barely capable hands (from a marksman standpoint, I shoot pretty decent for a civi I think)

4. Sig P226. Okay, bowing to the pressure a bit here. I’ve only shot one once, and I wasn’t very good with it, but it felt like a tank and I hear great things from the cops that I talked to who carry the .40 cal version.

5. I DON’T KNOW. Beretta, Smith and Wesson. I guess I need to shoot more nines to get a fifth.

Give me your criteria for a 9mm service weapon and your top five.


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July 18, 2007, 04:16 AM
Browning Hi Power
Glock 17
Sig 226
Beretta 92
Walther P38

July 18, 2007, 04:28 AM
Browning Hi-Power
Česká Zbrojovka CZ-75B
Sig-Sauer P-226
Glock Model 17
Beretta Model 92FS

July 18, 2007, 05:01 AM
1 - Browning Hi Power
2 - Beretta 92fs
3 - Sig 226
4 - CZ-75
5 - Glock 17 or 19

Not sure about the order, but BHP is certainly #1 on my list, I own two and I'd pick up a 3rd in a heartbeat if the price was right.

Sadly all of the other guns on my list I have owned but sold off a few years ago to pay off some bills. Now I need to do some replacing, but it may take a while to fill the slots again. Next on my list is certainly a new CZ-75 I really miss that gun:(

July 18, 2007, 05:39 AM
1. UZI
2. MP 40
3. Swedish K
4. MP 5
5 P-35`HI power.


You did ask for service weapons, not handguns, right?

If you ask about best 9mm Handguns/pistols.

1. luger
2. P-35
3. P-38
4. SIG
5. Glock

Now you answered your question with what you LIKED, apparently in handguns/pistols.

1. SIG
2. P-35
3. Glock
4. Beretta
5. CZ

Go figure.


July 18, 2007, 08:31 AM
1. Glock 17
2. Sig P226
3. Sig P229
4. Beretta M9
5. S&W 5906

July 18, 2007, 09:09 AM
1.) Ruger P89 ( you said service weapon - not CCW )
2.) Sig 226
3.) Glock 17
4.) CZ75
5.) Smith 6906

July 18, 2007, 09:38 AM
The Walther P38 (DA) should rank if we're talkin' innovation and history. Perhaps also should be the P08. These weapons did more in historical terms than any Glock or Sig. Of course, the High Power was innovative as it was the first of the "wonder nine" high cap guns. The Glock introduced polymer. IMHO any other choices are subjective.

July 18, 2007, 09:39 AM
1) HK P7
2) Hi-Power
3) Sig P228
3) S&W 5906
3) Beretta M9
4) Glock 19

CZ75 gets my honorable mention, poor trigger and internal finish keep it out of my top five.

July 18, 2007, 09:42 AM
1) BHP
2) Sig 226
3) CZ 75
4) Ruger P89
5) Glock 17

July 18, 2007, 09:52 AM
Top 9mms historically are, IMO, and chronologically:

C-96 (9mm version)



Ala Dan
July 18, 2007, 11:08 AM
Browning Hi-Power
Glock 17
SIG P226
S&W 5906
Walther (I forget the model number?)

With the H&K P7, mixed in there somewhere.

Ghost Tracker
July 18, 2007, 11:18 AM
Browning High Power
HK P7 M8
S&W 3913
Walther P99

Did y'all notice 9 out of 12 responders (75%) put the BHP as 1st or 2nd pick?

July 18, 2007, 11:40 AM
1 - Browning Hi Power - Greatest of all time.
2 - CZ-75 - Almost as good.
3 - XD - new one on the block, but real nice.
3 - Sig 226 - Just because.
4 - Beretta 92fs - well, nah
5 - 1911 9MM - is that cheating.

Northslope Nimrod
July 18, 2007, 11:47 AM
1. BHP
2. CZ 75 (I like the P-01)
3. 1911 in 9mm (not cheating, its like peanut butter and chocolate finding each other)
4. Probably Sig (no real experience....just reputation)
5. Hmmm ...XD's are nice

July 18, 2007, 12:18 PM
Sig P226
Sig P229
S&W 6906
Sig P226
Sig P228

July 18, 2007, 12:31 PM
Sig P226
Sig P229
S&W 5906
S&W 3913
Glock 17

July 18, 2007, 12:37 PM
My top 5 9mm:
Beretta 92fs

Black Majik
July 18, 2007, 12:37 PM
1) Glock 17
2) HK P7
4) Beretta 92F
5) SIG P226

July 18, 2007, 01:11 PM
1. XD
2. Glock
3. H&K
4. Sig
5. Beretta

July 18, 2007, 01:12 PM
S&W 5906
Beretta 92
CZ75 and clones
Browning HP
Sig P226

July 18, 2007, 02:35 PM
In no particular order:

Glock 17
Beretta M9
Walther P99

July 19, 2007, 04:18 AM
I'll play. The guns on my list aren't necessarily historically "proven" or anything like that, but they are just my personally favorite service guns.

1. Sig 226/229
2. Springfield XD
3. HK USP or P2k
4. Glock 17/19
5. Beretta 92

in that order...:)

July 19, 2007, 06:27 AM
military handguns:

venerable 1911 in .45 acp (multiservice); Beretta M-9 in 9mm (multiservice); S & W 15 combat masterpiece revo in .38 spl (prior Air Force security); S & W 1917/Colt 1917 revos in .45 acp (multiservice); Colt Peacemaker SAA in .45 Colt (the original .45)

July 19, 2007, 09:10 AM
1. Browning Hi-Power
2. Glock 17
3. Beretta 92F
4. Walther P38/P1
5. H&K USP (This is an up and comer.)

July 19, 2007, 09:40 AM

1. Glock 17L, (most accurate and balanced 9mm pistol I have ever shot)
2. Glock 17
3. Ruger P89
4. Beretta 92

Those are the only 9mm pistols I have shot, never got a chance to shoot my pap's high power but it fit my hand like a glove.

July 19, 2007, 09:54 AM
Of all time?

Glock 17
Tie between B92 and SIG 226

Lots of good ones mentioned, but if you're talking about ones that actually see/saw service, I'll stick to my list.

Some other good ones include Walther P88, other Glock models (prob 19 being the most common these days), CZ, P7, P210, and potentially the new M&P (way too early to tell). But none of these have seen the service/duty that the originals have seen.


July 19, 2007, 09:56 AM
Best service 9-mm? I have had them all, including Sig 226 and Beretta 92fs, by my list includes this:
1. BHP
2. CZ-75B
3. CZ P-01
4. Glock 17
5. H&K P2000

July 19, 2007, 12:22 PM
1) Walther P99 AS
2) Beretta 92FS
3) Beretta PX4
4) Glock 19
5) S&W MP9

July 19, 2007, 12:28 PM
1.Browning Hi-Power
2.Beretta 92F
5.Glock 17

I carry an MP9 its my personal favorite to new to put on list just yet

July 19, 2007, 12:31 PM
I take service to be armed service, not at risk for jamming from stray powdered sugar and/or jelly filling. Only five 9mm pistols have really proven themselves in truly adverse conditions:

1) P-08 Luger
2) P-35
3) P-38
4) Beretta 92FS/M9
5) Sig P226/228

Everyone else builds proven garrison queens, cop guns, and inspirations for Counterstrike.;)

July 19, 2007, 12:32 PM
1. Glock
2. Beretta
3. H&K or Sig tie
4. Springfield XD ro S&W tie
5. Walther P99

July 19, 2007, 12:43 PM
+1 Boats

July 19, 2007, 05:45 PM
Browning Hi-Power
Glock 17 and Variants
CZ 75 and Variants
SIG 22X series
Beretta M9 and Variants

I don't think the others have seen the current service life of the above. The early Lugers, because of their popularity deserve a mention. However, I don't know of any modern service agency that still uses them.

If you included .380 ACP and 9mm Mak, it would open up a longer list, which would include the Walther PPK/S and the eastern bloc Maks.

July 19, 2007, 08:30 PM
Glock 17
Glock 19

Glock 18 - still a service pistol :D

July 19, 2007, 09:26 PM
There's a reason they call the High Power the King of 9mm's.

July 19, 2007, 09:57 PM
There's a reason they call the High Power the King of 9mm's.

I agree.

Does that make the Glock the Queen?

go figure.


July 20, 2007, 12:25 AM
Glock 17
Sig P226
Beretta 92F
H&K P7M8
Browning HiPower

G19 might knock out the H&K P7 for current production models.

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