Attn. 9mm collectors!


October 27, 2007, 08:54 AM
I have been building a collection of 9mm pistols, and was wondering what else would be good to add to it.

So far;
Sig P226
Sig SP2009
Sig P239
CZ 75b
Desert Eagle
Glock 17
Glock 19
S&W 459
Taurus PT92
Taurus PT111
Browning BDM
Walther P1
Norinco 213
Ruger P89

I still plan to get;
Browning high power
Beretta 92 ( I have one but I don't shoot it. 20 years of M9 in display case)

and just for fun I have;
Uzi pistol
Mac 10 ( MPA 30)
Tec 9
AAArms AP9

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October 27, 2007, 09:10 AM
Nothing comes to mind except perhaps a Taurus 24/7 OSS. Strangely, I like the idea of having a 9mm with a 5 1/4" barrel. Oh, of course you can never go wrong with a K-series Kahr.

I must ask about your Browning BDM. What do you think of it (accurate, dependable)? I believe that's quite possibly one of most aesthetically pleasing handguns out there. It irks me it never really took off.

Texas Colt
October 27, 2007, 09:23 AM
I didn't see a 1911 chambered for 9mm on your list.

October 27, 2007, 09:24 AM
I like the BDM, it does feel good in the hand. I don't shoot it as well as some of the others though. It is dependable. I think the thing that killed it was the fact that it was introduced just before the ban so most magazines for it are only 10 round. 15s are expensive and hard to find. With a 15 round mag it is possibly the thinest high cap pistol ever made. It would be great for carry. I only have 10rd mags.

October 27, 2007, 09:25 AM
Well how's your budget?

Walther P99
Walther P5
Walther P88 compact
H&K P7 M8 or M13
Sig P210
P08 Luger
Mauser C96 Red Nine

An just for fun how about the 9mm revolvers? S&W, Ruger, etc.

October 27, 2007, 09:26 AM
I haven't decided on the 1911 yet. I do have several in 45acp. The 1911 just seems like it should only be in 45.

October 27, 2007, 09:32 AM
Luger is on my list to get.
Mauser would be interesting.
I have thought about the P99. What do you think of it?
H&K; I don't need one of every 9mm made so the USP covers this one.
The other Walthers would be covered if I get the P99.

October 27, 2007, 09:38 AM
An XD9 is missing, Rugers SR9 looks promissing:)

October 27, 2007, 09:59 AM
Is the XD9 any different from Glock?

I haven't seen the SR9.

Mike J
October 27, 2007, 10:16 AM
The SR-9 was just released about a week ago-you can find info on it on Rugers web site. They released 2000 with serial numbers between 300 & 2300 with 2 mags-speed loader box & laser engraved knife. 4 to a dealer to 500 dealers. Went by a dealer in my area yesterday & he still had all 4. Unfortunately right now I can't swing it financially. But if I were going to collect one I'd try to get one of the first 2000. His price was around 489 dollars. But I think the price is varying some depending on the dealer-location

1 old 0311
October 27, 2007, 10:17 AM
Nice collection!

October 27, 2007, 10:26 AM
I just noticed that you're from Shelley. I grew up outside of Rigby and attended Idaho Falls HS. Small world. Live over in the Boise area now.

I like the P99. Before my department went to issuing Glocks to everyone there were a couple officers who carried the Walther. Not the S&W99, but the Walther. I fired them and I liked what I saw.Reliable, accurate and dependable.

Another officer carried the S&W and she had problems. Like the sights flying off when she was qualifying once. :what:

I can understand you not wanting everything under the sun. You have to set priorities.

By the way ever shop at Ski's? Personally I like the little tiny gunshop in downtown IF by the Youth Ranch store. Can't remember his name, but he always has some interesting pieces.

October 27, 2007, 10:30 AM
Luger P-08
Walther P-38
Kel Tec P-11


October 27, 2007, 10:44 AM
Alternatively, if just for collection, how about the Star BM, compact 1911 Spanish clone with a good rep. Also, just for collecting, soon to be rare, the Colt All American 2000.

October 27, 2007, 12:31 PM
Radom Vis 35

October 27, 2007, 12:32 PM
Astra model 600! Ugly, crappy sights, and heavy recoil for a full sized, all steel 9mm, thanks to the straight blowback design.Still unique and fun to shoot though....:)

October 27, 2007, 12:47 PM
You do NEED a Star BM. Also, you need a few moon-clip wheelguns in 9mm. I just got one-an itty bitty Taurus 5-shot DAO. Interesting lil pocket gun.

October 27, 2007, 01:39 PM
I also think a few Star's would be a nice addition; something from the "B" series and maybe a M28 or M30. And most definitely, a SIG P210, an H&K P7, and a Luger.
But an Astra 600-fun to shoot? Not the one I had; staight blowback in a 9mm. was not my idea of fun.

October 27, 2007, 01:42 PM
There should be XD on that list .. I like shooting mine better than shooting my glock (Sorry glock lovers)

October 27, 2007, 01:55 PM
1896 Mauser Broomhandle
Lahti Swede or Finn
Smith & Wesson 39
Sig 210
Beretta 1951 or Helwan clone
Ruger Speed Six 9mm or S &W 9mm Revovler just to be different
H & K P 7

You seem to have the best ones more or less covered or soon will have.

Nice list and collection, pics when done would be nice too.

October 27, 2007, 02:03 PM
Kel-Tec P11

October 27, 2007, 03:05 PM
Never seen a Desert Eagle chambered for 9x19mm? Or do you mean Baby Eagle?

October 27, 2007, 03:39 PM
Heres a nice "9"

October 27, 2007, 03:45 PM
Kel-tec PF9
S&W M&P9
Springfield EMP
Beretta PX4
Bersa Thunder 9

... not necessarily in that order. ;)

October 27, 2007, 03:47 PM
I like the BDM, it does feel good in the hand. I don't shoot it as well as some of the others though. It is dependable. I think the thing that killed it was the fact that it was introduced just before the ban so most magazines for it are only 10 round. 15s are expensive and hard to find. With a 15 round mag it is possibly the thinest high cap pistol ever made. It would be great for carry. I only have 10rd mags.

I had one for a short time and I did like how thin it was, but man was that one of the most inaccurate handguns I have ever owned. I think what made it hard to shoot was simply the fact that it had a horrible trigger. I was able to find hi-caps for it without too much trouble but I don't remember where. Don't make the mistake of buying a BDM thinking its a Hi-Power, I made that mistake.

My suggestion would be and XD as others have suggested, they are very different than Glocks and great guns, personally I like them more.

October 27, 2007, 03:54 PM
Beretta 92 is on my list to get. Stainless CZ 75B too.

October 27, 2007, 04:38 PM
How about a nice S&W Performance Center 952-1 9mm auto

Very nice pistol.

October 27, 2007, 04:45 PM
What about a Steyr GB, Colt Commander, Star Firestar, S&W M-547 revolver( w/ 3"or4"bbl), H&K P9s, CZ99 (from the fmr Yugoslavia)?

October 27, 2007, 04:53 PM
9mm Desert Eagle? I think you actually mean a Jericho, AKA the "Baby Eagle." A 9mm Desert Eagle would be... absolutely ridiculous.

You should get a Daewoo 9mm, too. Good guns, way better than the cars, and the "fast action" trigger is pretty unique. You can use the decocker like a standard DA/SA, or you can keep it cocked-and-locked. Or you can cock it and then push the hammer forward (and the trigger goes forward as well). Then the first DA pull is very very light, more like a Kahr or Glock, or other precock DAO, and the rest of the shots are SA.

October 27, 2007, 05:13 PM
I thought of another one; how about a MAB PA-15? Made in France, it utilized a unique rotating barrel that operated by a cam which engaged a corresponding track in the slide. At over 40 oz., it was hardly a lightweight compared to the cartridge it fired, nevertheless, it was an extremely accurate gun that could handle any 9mm Para load with ease.

October 27, 2007, 06:04 PM
Gotta go with a P7 (pick one or more between PSP, M8, and M13).

You already have a number of DA/SA and DAO's, so something a little different is needed for the collection.

P7's should be part of any serious 9mm collection.

October 27, 2007, 06:45 PM
I thought of another one; how about a MAB PA-15? Made in France

It being french, would that mean it was dropped once/never fired? sorry, couldn't resist...wait a minute, neither would the french.:neener:

October 27, 2007, 07:45 PM
Hk P7m8

October 27, 2007, 08:57 PM

A Springfield EMP 1911 9mm 9+1


Ps.. the one, 3", to your right. 550 rounds thus far, flawless, just 100% and a point and shoot, tack driver IMHO.

October 27, 2007, 09:19 PM
im in the PRO BDM group. awesome gun. the one iv shot was fairly accurate, and great design

October 27, 2007, 09:57 PM
Sig P210
Walther P99, P88
Steyr GB

October 27, 2007, 10:01 PM
XD 9. Much better than a glock imo.

October 27, 2007, 10:18 PM

October 27, 2007, 10:22 PM
Rohrbaugh 9.


October 28, 2007, 03:39 AM
Taurus 24/7 Pro
PX4 Storm

Would all be a fine addition

October 28, 2007, 04:34 AM
-Kahr PM9 (you could definitely use a little 9mm carry gun on that list)
-M&P 9
-new H&K P30
-springfield EMP

I'd go with a Springfield Armory EMP myself.. I only hear amazing things about this gun. A 9+1rd, small, light, mini 1911 made for the 9mm that can easily be concealed, allows C&L carry, and has tack-driving capability at the range. What's not to love? Maybe the $1000 dollar price tag... good luck!

.. oh yeah, where are the pics?!!

October 28, 2007, 06:19 AM
How about: FNP-9, Beretta 9000S, S&W 3913, S&W 469, Kel-Tec PF9.
These 9mm's all work for me.

October 28, 2007, 08:39 AM

A large portion of my collection has come from Ski's. John and Loraine are good people. They are closing the doors December 29 2007. John wants to try retirement again. He is not going to sell the place and he is not going to have a going out of business sale. His plan is to retire and if he ever needs to or wants to all he has to do is open the store and back in business.

The shop downtown, Max's or Ross' Gun and Coin? I like Max's, he is taking over Ski's pawn business so things should pick up for him.

Ross', I don't do much there, it's one of those shops that if they don't know you - screw you. I'm not rich, but I buy a few guns. I dress in t-shirts and jeans and they think I don't have any money so they don't bother with me.

If the place is not friendly on my first visit I don't shop there.

October 28, 2007, 08:46 AM
The IMI Desert Eagle 9mm is the baby eagle. It says Desert Eagle on it "baby" is a nickname.

October 28, 2007, 08:55 AM
A lot of good ideas. I am interested in the war era 9mms. There were a lot of interesting pistols made back then.

I think I will make a list of new and old from here and do some research on them.

I looked at the new Ruger yesterday. ??? I don't know about it. I don't like to rush into buying, so I will give it some more time.

October 28, 2007, 12:14 PM
Man, ya gotta get a "Broomhandle!"

If you are collecting 9MM handguns, naturally you'll want a P7.

You'll also need to cover the 1911 types AND the wheelgun types.

There are a lot of 9mm types that have been made . . . and ultimately maybe you'll want to add some of the Class III types like a Glock 18.

THE BDM . . .

I once owned a bi-tone BDM that I'd bought new. GORGEOUS LOOKING . . . WONDERFUL GRIP . . . nice and compact.

I was shooting a lot of pistol matches and decided this thin little 9mm would be a great CCW gun too, so I bought it. I broke it in with the care of a benchrest rifleman . . . shooting ten rounds, cleaning it, shooting ten more, cleaning it, etc. for 250 rounds. I wanted this gun shooting as slick as all my others did!

A thousand rounds later . . .

--The BDM had gone back to the factory to replace the front sight, which had disintegrated partially!

--It also was NOT very accurate, and I believe any handgun MUST be accurate, lest it fail you mortally, but this thing wouldn't shoot tight groups with ANY factory round or handload I could get my hands on.

--It shot really high too, even with lighter bullets . . . and even after Browning replaced the front sight with a taller one. Here's a photo of the target sent to Browning showing the 4 3/8" high sight regulation with 115 gn. bullets. NOTE: For perspective I've superimposed a photo of my little Kimber .45ACP with a typical 10 yd. target it shoots so folks can see how high, and HOW SPREAD a BDM shoots at ten yards. Bad indeed.

Worse, that danged thing was a jam-o-matic . . . and locked up and failed me at every match I shot it in, both before and after its trip back to Browning.:banghead:


I was crusing to victory in a three-table pin match . . . only to have it jam on the final table once again. A grizzled old Marine was watching . . . a former Camp Perry pistol champion decades before. He shouted out, as I left the line, "Hey Turner, when are you gonna get rid of that piece of schidt Browning?"

He was right, of course, I'd given it much too much attention and time. That gun would NEVER be the accurate, dependable handgun I'd envisioned it being . . . and I traded it off soon afterwards.

SADLY . . . the BDM WOULD be my preferred 9mm today . . . if it was accurate and dependable. It was a gun that came out a little too late (just before the Clinton high-cap ban) but also a gun that came out too EARLY too (rushed onto the market before all the bugs were worked out).

It could have gone down as a great gun . . . if the high cap ban hadn't come when it did.

I STILL WISH SOMEONE WOULD CLONE THAT SLIM, PERFECT GRIP . . . and release a gun that worked on that size high cap frame.

Enough of this rant!;)


October 28, 2007, 12:21 PM



I'm almost 65 years old. I've own, or shot, a pile of 9mm's over the decades, and without a doubt, as an overall package, the Walther P99/AS and P99c/AS are the best of the best..

For personal cc I prefer the full size P99/AS, then as wardrobe dictates I might drop down to the smaller P99c/AS, and then for nude bathing, I prefer the Seecamp LWS..

I see you already have a Walther P1 in your collection. I recommend you consider a surplus P5 too.. The Walther P5 is imo too bulky for reasonable cc, but is a fine weapon.

Best Wishes,

J. Pomeroy

ken B
October 28, 2007, 12:27 PM
S&w 39/639

S&w 59/659

S&w 5906

S&w 3916

October 28, 2007, 09:02 PM
Shot my CZ-75 yesterday and I am always amazed at what a fantastic pistol it is. I can shoot it quite fast while keeping all shots in a nice small pattern in the middle of the target. Finest shooting iron I've ever owned, regardles of price.

(Although I have always found Glocks pretty easy to shoot too :) )

Ala Dan
October 28, 2007, 09:26 PM
Another vote for the Smith & Wesson model 39-2~! :cool:

I absolutely love these guns. ;) :D

October 29, 2007, 12:38 AM
Let's see, how about a P7M8, Walther P88, P5 and a Sig p210 :cool:

October 29, 2007, 02:25 AM
You are missing.

Steyr GB, 9MM
Daewoo DP 51, 9MM

Thay are on My list. Good luck with the 9mm Collecting. :cool:

Prince Yamato
October 29, 2007, 03:06 AM
I second the Astra 600. It's reliable, of Browning lineage, and though the sights are non-existent, it's still a reasonably accurate gun to shoot.

Odd Job
October 29, 2007, 05:55 AM
H&K P7 M8 or M13


If I am ever in a position to acquire another handgun, that will be the one I try for. Had to pass on the P7 in South Africa in the late 90s because they were very expensive (compared to what I was earning) :(

October 29, 2007, 08:07 AM
A lot of good ideas, keep them coming.

I see the HK P7 and the Sig P210 listed several times. I have seen pictures but never in person. Are they worth the price?

October 29, 2007, 08:24 AM

Sorry to hear about your BDM problems. I have had a few guns that I could not hit anything with and sold them to people who could. My BDM isn't a tack driver but I do well enough with it to keep it.

October 29, 2007, 09:36 AM
How about a DAEWOO?

October 29, 2007, 02:33 PM
+1 on the p7 series,i have bought three of the b grade saxonies in the last few months and the internals were almost flawless.

October 29, 2007, 02:49 PM
The FN/BHP is the main one missing, but I see it's on your short list. Nice bunch of nines!

October 29, 2007, 03:14 PM
H&K P7PSP and P7M8 and P7M13; and

Rohrbaugh 9

October 29, 2007, 03:46 PM
Kahr PM9 or MK9

October 29, 2007, 04:13 PM

you really NEEEEED the sig P228.


October 29, 2007, 05:39 PM
Walther P99
Sig P225

October 29, 2007, 11:37 PM
Yes I need a 228 and a 229. Those were not on the list because they are on my Sig list.

Speaking of the Sig list, and the 9mm list, I picked up my Sig P6 today.

October 29, 2007, 11:39 PM
I keep seeing the HK P7 listed, but with different numbers. What are the differences? PSP, M8, M13...

October 30, 2007, 06:59 PM
Stoeger Cougar 8000

October 30, 2007, 08:55 PM

;) ;) ;)

October 30, 2007, 09:29 PM
A must have and can not believe you do not have an 1911

October 30, 2007, 09:29 PM
A must have and can not believe you do not have an 1911

October 30, 2007, 09:48 PM
Love my heavy little Firestar.

Mad Magyar
October 30, 2007, 09:51 PM
How about a DAEWOO?

Glad to see a few enlightened posters mentioned the "Korean Assassin", pride of the South Korean Armed Forces....The only one in the group with the exclusive "tri-action" trigger that makes you shake your head in amazement!;)
Ask & you shall receive: LEFT: DP51C Right: Twin in .40S&W
My uncle has a Luger, a P38, M1 Garand and an M1 carbine.
MustangH, they would be nice additions for your collection & portfolio...

October 31, 2007, 08:03 AM
After seeing the picture of the Daewoo, I am interested. I will look for one so I can get a better feel for it.

The Luger is on the list. The Walther P38 is a maybe. I have a P1.

My uncle has a Luger, a P38, M1 Garand and an M1 carbine. He doesn't have any kids but his wife does. He doesn't like any of them. He doesn't want them to end up with his collection, but he doesn't want to get rid of them either!?! My dad has been working on him to sell them to me to keep them in the family. We told him that I would gladly pay for them. He doesn't need the money.

October 31, 2007, 08:44 AM
S&W 952, 5906, 6906, 3913. 39-2, HK P7 M8, Sig P 210. CZ PO1, PCR, Rami. Glock 34. So many to find!!!

October 31, 2007, 09:21 AM
I don't want one of everything. I am just making a collection that I like and has a lot of varity.

Some I will have a few examples, like Sig, Glock...

Some I just want one. If I get a S&W 5906 I will probably sell the 459.

October 31, 2007, 11:25 AM
you should get three xds in 9mm, sc servcie and tactical, and a lock 26 to round out the collection of the 17 and 19

October 31, 2007, 12:21 PM
a sig 229 or 228, if you come across one, would be an excellent addition.
the springer xd's are nice too. the compact cz 75 is a pretty sweet little 9 too.

October 31, 2007, 03:03 PM
Sig P228
Walther P99

The P7 is currently at the top of my "I need one" list.

November 5, 2007, 02:53 PM
CDNN has the P7. It is a bit expensive for me to try without seing one in person.

I looked at the Styer M9 the other day. Are they any good?

CDNN also has Beretta 92F. They are out of the ones for $299 so I ordered one for $329. I have wanted one for a while and it seemed like a good deal.

November 5, 2007, 02:59 PM
HK p2000.

November 5, 2007, 03:03 PM
Yes you should add XD9 and M&P9, they are nothing like a Glock at all. The only similarity they share is the polymer frame.

November 5, 2007, 03:18 PM

you really NEEEEED the sig P228.


I'll second that emotion. You really can't call yourself a 9mm collector with out the finest 9mm ever made.

November 5, 2007, 03:23 PM
You need a s&w MP9C

November 5, 2007, 06:59 PM
Springfield Xd9 and H&K P30

December 30, 2007, 02:49 PM
I liked the Beretta 92f so much I bought a 92fs Inox to go with it.

Next month I am going to pick up the Styer M9.

December 30, 2007, 03:22 PM
This is a few of mine:
G22, CZ-75 SP-01, and BDE 9mm.

But these are next on the list...
Beretta 92fs

And the Walther p22

December 30, 2007, 04:00 PM
My favorites are:
AR-24, CZ's are not bad either
Not necessarily in that order.

December 30, 2007, 05:10 PM
how about this one

December 30, 2007, 06:31 PM
Cz 82 or mak.

December 30, 2007, 09:27 PM
HK P30
9 mm 1911 like STI Trojan
Sig 228

December 31, 2007, 08:20 AM
BERETTA 92, it is the standard, I prefer the double action only models

BROWNING GP model of the HI-POWER, this is the long slide, target version

H&K P-7, it is different from almost any other gun made


SMITH&WESSON 547, a very interesting 9m.m. revolver



December 31, 2007, 09:28 AM
I love 9MM's! Mine include, but are not limited to:

Browning Hi Power Silver Chrome
Sig P228
Mauser P-08 "Luger"
Walther P1

December 31, 2007, 10:39 AM
S&W 3913NL
Glock 26

December 31, 2007, 11:42 AM
Walther P99
Walther P5
Walther P88 compact
H&K P7 M8 or M13
Sig P210
P08 Luger
Mauser C96 Red Nine


I like 9's, and those are the my top 5 "must buys" right now.

December 31, 2007, 03:25 PM
I thought you were a Sig guy :p
No 9mm collection is complete without a P228.

January 1, 2008, 11:40 AM
I haven't found a 228 yet, and I still need a 229.

January 20, 2008, 06:27 PM
Well I picked up my Styer M9 on Monday. I finally got out today to try it. Wow, it is a sweet shooter. The sights are a bit different, but right on taget out of the box. It is deffinately a keeper and a proud addition to the 9mm family.

My only other striker fired guns are Glock. I might have to get some more, I am starting to like them.

January 20, 2008, 07:07 PM
OK, here's mine:

Browning Hi Power
Mauser P-08 "Luger"
Mauser C-96 "Broomhandle" Red Nine
Wather P1/P38
Steyr M9
Sig P228
Walther P-5

I need to get one of the police trade in Sig P6's to round out my collection.

January 20, 2008, 08:36 PM
It sure looks and sounds promising.
Anxious to see it when it becomes more available.

January 20, 2008, 08:39 PM
It sure looks and sounds promising.
Anxious to see it when it becomes more available.
+1 on the CZ 75B

January 20, 2008, 09:33 PM
Walther P88/ or P88 Compact
Walther P5
Sig 225/ P6
Sig 210

January 20, 2008, 10:10 PM
Ok have yet to see the holy grail I want for my collection. SP 101 in 9mm, the only Ruger revolver I just want.

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