9mm range gun suggestions?


December 30, 2007, 10:19 PM
Ok, I have a G19 and G26. I also have a Sig P226 and Kahr PM9. The Kahr definitely isn't a range gun. The G19 and P226 definitely can be range guns as well as HD and carry guns. The G26 is more of a carry gun.

What 9mm would you get for mostly range fun? G17? Anything else?

I'm limiting it to 9mm to keep ammo costs down.


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December 30, 2007, 10:33 PM
My current 9mm pistols are: G19, G34, CZ75B. Of the three, for range duty, I really like the CZ best, followed by the 34.

The Glock 17 is pretty close to the 19, which you already have, so if you want another Glock 9mm, the 34 might be better for "variety".

December 30, 2007, 10:45 PM
Texas based STI has several models available in 9mm with fully adjustable sights. You will enjoy long range sessions with any of them. Also check out EAA Witness pistols.

December 30, 2007, 10:47 PM
I love my CZ 75B - accurate and reliable, easy and fun to shoot. I just don't see how you can go wrong with a CZ 75.

December 30, 2007, 10:50 PM
CZ 75b and take along the .22 conversion.

December 30, 2007, 10:53 PM
Browning Hi Power, CZ-75B, police trade in HK P7 PSP.

December 30, 2007, 11:05 PM
Another vote for the CZ75B as a range toy. The steel frame really make the 9mm round a pussycat.

If you only plan to shoot FMJ ammo, the EAA Witness Elite Match is very nice for under $500 with adjustable sights and a great SAO trigger, but its frame/magwell is sized for .45ACP/10mm/.38Super so there is too much free space in the mag leading to feed failures with hot JHP loads as the mag loses control of the rounds.

Also can't go wrong with a HiPower.

If you want to stay with plastic the XD Tactical is a fantastic range gun. The new S&W M&P is my favorite polymer gun, Glocks are my least favorite as they just don't fit me well.


December 30, 2007, 11:08 PM
Every pistol you've mentioned including the Khar are excellent range guns...

December 30, 2007, 11:09 PM
I carried a G19 for my CCW and ended up buying a G17 for a range gun. I like it enough that I shoot the G17 a bunch now.

If that does not float your boat, then a BHP or CZ75 B. Or, if you really want to be different try a 9 MM in a 1911 pattern.

December 30, 2007, 11:10 PM
The new Ruger SR9 is pretty interesting. You may want to take a look at it.


December 30, 2007, 11:23 PM
I wouldn't get a G17 unless you were interested in collecting Glock 9s. I was issued a G19 and then a G26. They were both so close size wise I turned in the G19 and got a Glock 17. For a real bargain CDNNhas Ruger P95s for $249 (plus shipping and whatever your FFL charges). You can have a new, different, 9mm ffor about $300. Yes, the Ruger is chunky but not that important in a range gun and very durable.

December 30, 2007, 11:25 PM
I ran across a LNIB CZ SP01 a couple months ago. Bought it specifically for range use.

December 30, 2007, 11:45 PM
My favorite 9mm to shoot 'just for fun' at the range has to be a Browning hipower.:D

December 30, 2007, 11:45 PM
SP-01 CZ with a Matt Mink or Angus Hobdel trigger job! SWEET!

December 31, 2007, 12:43 AM
I bought a Beretta 92FS for range use and I love it. :)

December 31, 2007, 02:23 AM
xd tactical model.

glock 17

ruger kp95

there are few to start.

December 31, 2007, 02:26 AM
Get the CZ 75

Wayne G.
December 31, 2007, 08:47 AM
Glock 17 or Browning HP.

December 31, 2007, 08:57 AM
If you have a Glock 17, you can get a 17L slide assembly.
My first Glock was a 17L. Nice gun! I bought a standard 17 slide so I could carry it (although I don't too often). I don't know anything about the 34 (other then it fits in the ISPA box, which the 17L does not), but I'd wager that slide will fit a 17 too.
BTW, the 17L's came with the 3.5 lb trigger.

December 31, 2007, 09:16 AM
Look into the 24/7 Pro as a range gun.

December 31, 2007, 09:33 AM

I have a P226 and G17 (close to G19). I also have a CZ-75. For a range gun, the CZ has few equals. Get a 75B or an SP-01.

December 31, 2007, 01:56 PM
Witness Elite Match

December 31, 2007, 02:03 PM
Many people like the cz I can't wait to shoot one.I am going to rent a cz and a g19 before I buy and maybe an xd

December 31, 2007, 02:52 PM
Bought a G17c a couple of weeks ago. One of my best range guns. The compensated barrel counter acts some of the recoil. It is more accurate with a 147 gr bullets than the 115 gr WWB.

Not really practicle as a carry weapon.

December 31, 2007, 02:55 PM
Get a Hi-Point, shoot till it falls apart. Repeat! They are practically disposable and surprisingly accurate and dependable! Yeah, they are cheap and ugly but this is for fun, right? :p

December 31, 2007, 03:03 PM
Hi-Points are at least better looking than Glocks, I'll give them that.

For a 9mm range gun... Go for the XD-9 Tactical with the Stainless Slide.

December 31, 2007, 03:04 PM
hi points suckKKKKKKKKKKKKK

December 31, 2007, 03:08 PM
Ever owned one? I have had and sold several.... not one complaint. Bang for the buck is REAL good if you are looking to shoot, not brag.

December 31, 2007, 08:14 PM
Glock 34

December 31, 2007, 08:21 PM
For a range gun big and heavy can be attributes. Durable and robust is good too. High magazine capacity is nice. So...

Browning High Power
Ruger SR9
HK P30
Glock 17

December 31, 2007, 08:57 PM
Range gun? In 9mm, I like the USP 9, the BHP and my 92fs' -- for me, a range should be fullsize & hi-cap :D

December 31, 2007, 09:09 PM
hi points suckKKKKKKKKKKKKK
average coment for those that have no experince with em.

December 31, 2007, 09:33 PM
My 3 inch Kahr PM9 isn't worth jack shooting a small target beyond 15 feet.
My CZ 75B is like icing on the cake, and at approx $430, it has my vote for "on the cheap" and alot of fun to shoot.


December 31, 2007, 09:57 PM
I'll still go with STI 9mm's over all of them, but you pay for them too.:cool:

December 31, 2007, 11:01 PM
At present I have these 9mms:
Browning High Power
Glock 17
Glock 19C

I have had the following 9mms (all excellent):
Ruger P89
SA XD 9mm Compact
SA XD 9mm Sub-Compact

At present I wish I also had these 9mms:
Glock 17L
Glock 26
Sig 229
Colt 1911

Excellent thread. Thanks for starting it.


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