need another 9mm.


October 23, 2007, 09:06 PM
I am in need of some advice. I am a nine millimeter fan and have slowly been consolidating my collection from wheel guns into 9mm autoloader of superb reliability and shoot ability.

So far I have Done well to create a well rounded collection:

I have a Kahr CW9 and M&P 9c to fill the small carry gun category. both have performed flawlessly for me and better half.

I have also acquired a Glock 19 and springfield XD service model in 9mm, again flawless and utterly pleasant to shoot.

now I have one last smith ans wesson I am about to sacrifice to the 9mm bug, and I find myself wondering what full size gun do i want, or more importantly which will follow in the footsteps of my earlier, and extremely reliable nine but in the full size category.

thinking about the venerable sig 226. or beretta M9/92FS but am open to any and all suggestions

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October 23, 2007, 09:23 PM

October 23, 2007, 09:26 PM
Just look at my signature line -- any (or all) of those 9mm's would serve you well.

If you had to prioritize, I'd say the CZ 75, Beretta PX4 and Beretta M9/92FS.


October 23, 2007, 09:27 PM
If you already have a G19 and are looking for yet another awesome 9mm, I can't help but mention the CZ 75B and Sig P226. Maybe even the P-01/SP-01 too. There are other fine choices of course, including the Baby Desert Eagle and USP/P2000, but the 75B and 226 would be at the top of my list.

October 23, 2007, 09:34 PM
Browning Hi-Power

October 23, 2007, 09:48 PM
I have a Glock 19 and a CZ 75. Both are great, but the CZ is my favorite shooter. If you are putting together a group of nines, a CZ is a must.

Ala Dan
October 23, 2007, 10:31 PM
While we are on the 9m/m Smith N' Wesson subject- don't forget to add the most beautiful single stack 9m/m ever made to your collection. :uhoh:

And, that would be the S&W model 39-2~! But you had better hurry up, as
these things are gett'in more scarce with each passing day~! :eek:;)

Now, on to the SIG-SAUER/SIGARMS P226; good gun if you like the European
style grip angle~? :D

October 23, 2007, 10:37 PM
I'm a 9mm fan as well. I own a full size M&P and it has been a fine shooter. Bud's has them for $439 right now. I also own a CZ, Beretta 92 Elite II, Smith 6906, they are all great guns. I just got in a Taurus 24/7 Pro 9mm that has shot well. I have only shot 200 rds. thru it though. I like the grip angle and the price is cheap. I say either the 24/7 or M&P would be a great addition.
Good Luck

Pops 1
October 23, 2007, 10:46 PM
I own Glocks and Ruger 9's, but a few weeks ago a bought a Beretta 92FS. I keep asking myself why did I wait so long to buy one. Pops

October 23, 2007, 10:51 PM
+1 on the hi-power

October 23, 2007, 11:02 PM
+2 on the Hi-Power!

October 23, 2007, 11:08 PM
Ok, here's one I bet you haven't considered... How 'bout a Taurus 905. 9mm snubbie. I love mine. I too am a 9mm fan. Glock 19, Glock 26, Browning Hi Power, Taurus 905.

October 23, 2007, 11:36 PM
Baby Eagle
S&W 5906
Sig 226

I have four of the five mentioned, and would consider any of them top notch combat pistols. The Baby Ealge has the most use, with only 7 failures in nearly 16,000 rounds. I'm confident that others will bear similar numbers.

October 24, 2007, 08:40 AM
I'd look into a H&K P7 PSP while they are available and relatively cheap. These previously hard to get guns are all over the place now due to the "Saxony Dump" and getting very good reviews for finish. $700 gets a good one.

One you don't hear much about is the Kahr T9. A very nice shooting gun IMHO.

I'd want to fondle and inspect a Stoeger Cougar. Good build quality and a unique rotary recoil system.

In the new category check out the brand new H&K P30. Maybe the new Ubber 9mm?

October 24, 2007, 08:52 AM
Looks like you have some polymer frame 9mm's and an aluminum frame 9mm.

you want a steel frame 9mm to round it out properly.

HP or CZ, either one is a good choice.

October 24, 2007, 09:02 AM
I have a P226ST which would be a good choice.....the only problem being is that these aren't made anymore so you'd have to go the used/CPO route. There are new Elite stainless models too, but more expensive.

A gun that is intriguing me now is the Glock 34. This is a longslide model, and brings the gun up to be about the same lenght as a 1911. But it holds 17 rounds in the standard configuration, and is set up more for a competition gun with it's features.

October 24, 2007, 09:05 AM
Look for an old W.German stamped slide P226. You won't regret it.
If not that, a CZ75 or a Beretta 92 Inox :evil:

October 24, 2007, 09:05 AM
Another vote for a CZ75:) You won't be sorry. Here's my humble shoot off from last weekend

October 24, 2007, 10:41 AM
Ruger KP95PR15. You will love it

October 24, 2007, 11:48 AM
So many FINE choices.

I love my Hi Power - both of 'em. Classic elegance, awesome accuracy and dead nuts reliability with a history. No collection is complete without one. I like mine best with Hogue grips.

BUT - I lust for a CZ after shooting one at a manufacturers' day at our range last summer. Probably one with a decocker, full size or compact, haven't decided.

AND - I really liked the M&P. Full size or compact, haven't decided.

SIG double stacks and Beretta 92 are too big for my hand, so they're not on MY list, but are reliable classics you should at least consider.

PLUS - the P7 PSP is indeed a bargain not to be passed up, as it will not last much longer and typical squeeze cocker prices historically nudge 4 figures.

THEN - well, you get the point. (Things will go much easier for you if you recognize that the next one will NOT be the last one - that will take a lot of the pressure off. :) )

October 24, 2007, 11:54 AM

Rod B
October 25, 2007, 10:49 PM
CZ75 / 85, you won't regret buying a CZ.:)

October 25, 2007, 11:46 PM
So far it looks like i should buy a hi-power, a cz,a sig 226, and a beretta.

this was suppose to help my position. When my fiance see's the bank statement I'm giving her a copy of this thread and letting her hunt you all down like dogs.

My poor poor debit card will be sore for weeks.

October 25, 2007, 11:47 PM
cz 75 +1
Funny how it keeps popping up

October 25, 2007, 11:54 PM
Sig P226 .40 w/ a 9mm(and .357sig) conversion barrel:)

October 25, 2007, 11:58 PM
Given your current collection of polymers (specifically the G19 and M&Pc), I would push you toward one of the following:

1.) Sig P226
2.) HK P7
3.) Springfield Armory EMP

If your wife asks, though...I didn't say a word.

:D :evil:

October 26, 2007, 12:03 AM
Would you believe something really simple? Just bought a Taurus 24/7PRO 9mm and am presently trying to see how long (how much ammo) it will go before needing some cleaning! So far it's chewed up about 350 rds in about 2 months. They all go into a teacup at about 30ft. 25yd?---forget it, prosecutor will say he's no threat that far away!
October 26, 2007, 12:27 AM
Check the ballistics, Get a .40

October 26, 2007, 12:37 AM
Despite what you may believe about your "all knowing , All killing Short ten millimeter" fact remains if i shoot 30 40's at my target and miss then I've done nothing, but 2 or 3 well placed nines will do it, I assure you. A bigger bore is no substitute for training and range time. :neener:

October 26, 2007, 07:53 AM
Sig out of your choices or a CZ75b.

October 26, 2007, 07:42 PM
RevolverMan, you should indeed buy a hi-power, a cz,a sig 226, and a beretta (and don't forget the P7) so your fiance can have the opportunity to try a variety of guns on her own schedule, and eventually pick the one SHE likes and wants to keep. You will also have the chance to try them yourself, and pick the one YOU prefer out of the ones she declines. You can also assure her that you'll dispose of the ones both of you don't want to keep. Just don't tell her WHEN you'll dispose of 'em. ;)

See, that way it's more of a short term loan on your debit card rather than a permanent outlay, and is the best way to make a sound decision on a highly complex question. Plus, your buying more than one gun is actually a SERVICE to her. Something she should appreciate. And something that will avoid the trouble and expense of her having to hunt us all down like dogs. :D

.357 magnum
October 26, 2007, 08:52 PM
I have both of these in a 9mm. I have never had a failure with either gun. I bought the the Taurus 24/7 for my wife. We have put a little over 2000 Rds through it and never a problem. Reliable and accurate gun. I was not all that surprised though. I owned two Taurus .40 cal 24/7's never a hiccup and very good shooters. The MP 9mm is mine. I like the grip a little better then the Taurus . I put a Hogue slip on grip on it and it is the Best! I did notice after about a year the ribber grips on the Taurus start to peel a bit. My Taurus24/7 .45 has an Excellent grip on it, but Taurus did not use the Ribber grip on the.45. I do prefer the MP because of the grip and a little easier to take down to clean.
Have a good one Buddy!

The Best to You and Yours!


October 26, 2007, 09:53 PM
I went with a P226 for my full size category and have no regrets.

October 26, 2007, 10:02 PM
I vote for the Sig.

October 26, 2007, 10:28 PM
Earlier this year when I was deciding on my full-size nine I narrowed my choices down to the Beretta 92 Inox and the CZ 75b Stainless. I went with the CZ and have been very happy with it.

Now, if I were looking to fill a second full-size 9 spot I'm not sure what I'd do. Still love the Beretta, will have to get a Hi-Power eventually, and the Sig p226 just calls my name everytime I see one! (Damn those whispering pistol voices!) Oh and I can't forget the G17, XD Tactical, CZ sp01, M&P9 and the new Ruger SR9:banghead:

In short, get the one that appeals to you most now, shoot it, enjoy it and just wait because in about four months you'll be back to figuring out which full-size you need second most.

October 27, 2007, 12:22 AM
I'll go with the CZ-75, Sig 226/229, or Browning HP suggestions.

Handle all three and see which feels best in your hand. That's the gun to buy.

October 27, 2007, 12:57 AM
The CZ 75/85 is an extension of your hand. I would compare it to being able to shoot bullets out of your finger. Get the CZ...or you'll never be complete.

October 28, 2007, 11:14 PM
Given what you have, I'd go totally different and definately get a 9mm full-size 1911 for super-accurate accurate range use. I have a Glock 17, and I'd like one of those 1911 9mm.

October 28, 2007, 11:28 PM
From the choices you gave, the Sig would be my choice without question. Also look into a USP.

October 29, 2007, 01:25 AM
My vote also goes to the Hi-Power. For an all around great shooting fun gun, it's hard to beat a Hi-Power. And it's hard to beat those classical lines.

October 29, 2007, 01:18 PM
Ruger KP95PR15. You will love it
i agree i had one and it was great.

also a high power gets my vote as well

how about a sa 9mm 1911

walther p99.

all great options.

October 29, 2007, 02:58 PM
Get a BHP. A Browning Hi Power and the 9mm go together like Bogie & Bacall or, Sonny and Cher or, The Lone ranger and Silver or, Brittany and a Bare Azz. Something like that anyway.

October 29, 2007, 06:18 PM
Watch out now, your username is RevolverMan567
If you continue down this road, you might have to change it to AutoFeeder567.

October 29, 2007, 07:11 PM
I just picked up a Browning Hi Power this weekend at a gun show. I also have a Beretta 92fs and a S&W M&P 9. They are all great guns, but I cannot put the Hi Power down. It shoots great. You will not go wrong with any of these choices in 9MM.

October 29, 2007, 07:31 PM
How about a FNP-9, W/three 16 round magazines, easy to shoot and easy take down for fast cleaning. OR

A Beretta 9000S 9mm, either you will love it or hate it, mines a keeper.

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