Your Reliable 9mm Tack Driver?


July 10, 2008, 11:10 PM
Exluding heavily customized guns, which is your most reliable 9mm tack driver? The gun with reliability and ACCURACY you just love.

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July 10, 2008, 11:14 PM
My G17--11,000+ rounds without a hiccup! It's a tack driver in good hands!

I added DP FO/Adj sights and a Hogue grip.

Judy's G19 is equally worthy.


Phantom Captain
July 10, 2008, 11:21 PM
Walther p99 AS

Period. :D

July 10, 2008, 11:24 PM
My stock CZ 85.

July 10, 2008, 11:33 PM
Glock 34

July 10, 2008, 11:33 PM
Glock 26

July 10, 2008, 11:39 PM
CZ75 Shadow 9mm

July 10, 2008, 11:43 PM
CZ 75 Compact & CZ 75 BD

July 10, 2008, 11:58 PM
Glock 17

July 11, 2008, 12:00 AM
this will probably turn into a Glock VS ***** thread

July 11, 2008, 12:16 AM

July 11, 2008, 12:32 AM
I have not yet fired my new-to-me Kahr, but of the others, it's the Browning BPM (which feels sort of loose, but send bullets, on a good day, right where I'm thinking) and my Cz75, which does the same, perhaps even more so.


July 11, 2008, 12:35 AM

July 11, 2008, 12:39 AM
hk p7 and walther p88

Old Dog
July 11, 2008, 12:47 AM
SIG-Sauer P-226. Hands-down.

One of my Beretta 92FS pistols is pretty good, too.

July 11, 2008, 12:57 AM
My Browning Hi Power

July 11, 2008, 01:17 AM
I had always heard that 9mm wasn't powerful enough to drive tacks.:neener:

Actually, I rather like 9mm, but it's late and I'm easily amused.

July 11, 2008, 01:20 AM
I'd have to say my W.German Sig P228 takes the cake for accuracy in my humble 9mm collection.

I might venture to say that part of successfully driving the tacks is a well-balanced hammer. The 228 guys know what I mean. ;)

July 11, 2008, 01:20 AM
glock 34 19 browning hi-power

July 11, 2008, 01:34 AM
Mine's a Norinco 213. Absolutely fantastic. Where's Mastiff? Back me up here.

July 11, 2008, 01:35 AM
I dont have one yet but oneday!

Wesson Smith
July 11, 2008, 03:18 AM
CZ P-01. With out a doubt.

Wesson Smith
July 11, 2008, 03:25 AM
Well, actually my Colt Combat Commander, but I don't think that fits the OP's guidelines.

evan price
July 11, 2008, 03:25 AM
My XD9 Service. Everyone who shoots it remarks how easy to shoot and how accurate.

July 11, 2008, 03:30 AM
A lot of guys laugh, since I'm a 1911 and revolver guy, but my Beretta 92FS takes the gold in 9mm. I've never owned a more reliable, and more accurate 9mil with such a wide variety of loads.

July 11, 2008, 03:36 AM
Sig P226 Navy. More than combat accurate at 50 yards, never skipped a beat, great single action trigger.

The Glock 17L is another.

July 11, 2008, 07:16 AM
My 1990 W.German Sig P226 - hands downs.
close runner up - CZ75 pre-B

July 11, 2008, 07:40 AM

July 11, 2008, 08:00 AM
This target shot by this Browning Hi Power

July 11, 2008, 08:05 AM
hard to beat the Sig 226, Beretta 92fs, or the Browning HP. Couldn't pick between the three.

July 11, 2008, 08:36 AM
The HK P7 shown may be my best tackdriver, but the other two are real close, especially the Kahr T9. Sometimes I shoot it better than the P7. I can't believe how well the little 2 1/2" P2000sk barrel delivers tight, consistent groups. That gun always makes me smile. :D

July 11, 2008, 09:08 AM
My 1994 Browning Hi Power Silver Chrome with the gold "pimp" trigger like Bigmike's. Closely followed by a CZ-75B and P7M8.

Flame Red
July 11, 2008, 09:14 AM
Sig X-Five

July 11, 2008, 09:16 AM
CZ-75 P-01, it has earned the "go-to gun" designation of my collection, which used to belong to my CZ-75 Compact. Mike

July 11, 2008, 09:17 AM
CZ75B 9mm:) For the money, this gun cant be beat. But thats just my opinion, (YMMV)

July 11, 2008, 09:22 AM
HK P7, and (amazingly enough) a S&W 3913.

July 11, 2008, 09:29 AM
CZ SP01 Tactical

July 11, 2008, 09:32 AM
You guys will never believe me.

A Taurus (Gasp!) 27/7 Pro Bi-tone. 100% reliable and more accurate than any sub $400 pistol has a right to be.

July 11, 2008, 09:38 AM
I used to think that my Glock 17 was a tack-driver. :scrutiny: Then, I bought a Browning High Power. :eek: <<Pause>> Then, I bought a G34. :what: <<Jaw hits the floor>>

July 11, 2008, 09:52 AM
Wish I still had my Ruger P85,it shoot most 115grHP's into less than 2 inch at 15 yards.

July 11, 2008, 09:54 AM
Every single 9mm I own is more accurate than I am. None of the guns I own are are weak link.


July 11, 2008, 10:04 AM

It's a toss up as they are both tied for first place. Many rounds, no failures. More accurate that me.

July 11, 2008, 11:05 AM
Beretta 92FS

Thaddeus Jones
July 11, 2008, 11:08 AM
S&w 3913

July 11, 2008, 11:12 AM
Oddly enough, I have never owned a 9mm that I considered a "tack driver." I have owned 45ACP's that I could make 1 big ragged hole without a second thought, but never a 9mm. My Sig P228 is pretty accurate, more so than my P239 and certainly than my PM9, but it doesn't hold a candle to my P220 Carry Equinox, or any number of 1911's I've owned. I recently traded a HK P2000 which was maybe ever so marginally worse than the P228 but close.

My luck must suck with 9mm's. I need to rectify that since 45 is so expensive nowadays!

July 11, 2008, 11:53 AM
Glock 17 of course

July 11, 2008, 12:19 PM
Well, I guess it would have to be the only 9mm I own. My Ruger p89.

It's MOS @ 25 yards.

MOS = Minute of Squirrel

July 11, 2008, 01:38 PM
My Glock 19 is probably my best tack driver that I currently own, although my USPc 9 is a close 2nd.

The best tack driver I had I sold a while back: a full size, steel, Baby Eagle in 9mm. Sweet shooter. Surprisingly, the little XD9sc I had was really accurate too!!

July 11, 2008, 01:39 PM
Sig P239

July 11, 2008, 03:02 PM
That would be a toss-up between my CZ 75 SA and my BHP. But the one that rules is a STI Trojan with 6" barrel.

July 11, 2008, 03:25 PM
My CZ75 - PCR.

July 11, 2008, 04:45 PM

July 11, 2008, 04:53 PM

Over 50+ years of firearms ownership, many of them 9mm pistols, I have found my HK P7 is without a doubt the inherently most accurate.

Very close behind would be my Walther P99c/AS, and then my Sig P239.

But as one gentleman mentioned, ALL of my pistols/revolvers seem to be capable of much greater accuracy than my body, and overall accuracy skills, can take advantage of.:D

But I've got to say my HK P7 is the pick of the litter..

Just personal opinion/YMMV


July 11, 2008, 06:46 PM
I have owned several 9mm. Without question Beretta 92fs.

(That being said, Sig and CZ make great guns).

July 11, 2008, 06:50 PM
Sig P229.

When I go, I'm taking it with me.

July 11, 2008, 07:28 PM

1st.. SIG P229R CT 9mm: 3900 flawless rounds todate.. tack-driver from get go..

2nd.. SA EMP SAO 1911 9mm: first 400 rounds (18 FTFC) next 1500, flawless.. 1900 total rounds todate.. tack-driver from get go..


July 11, 2008, 07:30 PM

July 11, 2008, 07:33 PM
Belive it or Star bm

Lucky 7
July 11, 2008, 08:14 PM
Out of all my nine mils I own (or have owned) the Baby Eagle 9900, Glock 34, Glock 19. They all have one thing in common (though I doubt it really has anything to do with it): Polygonal Rifling.

You decide :D

Regards and Semper Fi!

July 11, 2008, 08:32 PM
My CZ 75 B SS and my CZ 75 D PCR, they can't be beat, at least not anyone from my range.

Rod B
July 11, 2008, 08:48 PM
My CZ85C. Absolutely reliable & scary accurate.

July 11, 2008, 08:50 PM
CZ-85 combat and HK P7PSP

Samuel Adams
July 11, 2008, 09:10 PM
I'll add another CZ to the list. That would be my CZ 75B SA. The following target is 12 rounds at 15 yards.

July 11, 2008, 09:15 PM
1911, AR-24, and HK P7M8, in no particular order. Well, the 1911 in 9mm is a hoot to shoot.

July 11, 2008, 09:51 PM
I never thought the H&K P2000 as being amazingly accurate ... that is, until I bought one.

Holy cow. More accurate than my Sig and Glock! Certainly worth the money!

July 11, 2008, 09:53 PM
CZ 75B, also my P-01

Gun Slinger
July 11, 2008, 10:04 PM
My Glock 17L.

Consistently prints 2.5" groups at 25 yards using Hornady XTP's of any weight (115s, 124s, 147s) with very little effort and using the same ammo puts eight of ten shots on an 8" rectangular steel plate at 100 yards.

Awesome pistol.

July 11, 2008, 10:40 PM
I'll add to the lead the CZ 75 & Variants seem to be
accumulating on this thread.

CZ 75B - left the factory Jan '08 Glossy blue is what they
call black, 9MM - 500 rds so far of every variety from Wally
WOrld bulk, to 'spensive, Gold Dots and 147 gr. Win SXT
100% reliable, but from the first couple of mags, I knew had
a good shooting piece.


July 11, 2008, 10:43 PM
Sig P226

July 12, 2008, 01:35 AM
My CZ 75 P-01. It is so accurate, it is just a pleasure to shoot. The sights just seem to align themselves on the target, and I get tight groups.

July 12, 2008, 04:34 AM
Tanfoglio Witness Polymer 9mm. No malfunctions in 1200 rounds or so, and super accurate.

July 12, 2008, 07:52 AM
Hk P7m8!

July 12, 2008, 08:05 AM
Glock 17L, match grade accuracy, scary!

I should also mention my EAA Witness Elite Match which is right there with the Glock 17L............mostly.


The Lone Haranguer
July 12, 2008, 09:52 AM
My S&W 3913 will shoot one-hole groups in slow fire. My CZ PCR has the potential to do this but is handicapped by the creepy, somewhat heavy SA pull, which cams the hammer slightly to the rear during the first stage of the pull before actually releasing it. My Glock 19 and S&W M&P9C have good accuracy, but not the gilt-edged of the 3913. All are reliable.

July 12, 2008, 10:08 AM
Full sized S&W M&P. I know a DAO shouldn't shoot as well as an SA gun but this things trigger, despite being heavier, breaks pretty clean. Here is a target I was shooting at with several guns at about 10 yards. I decided to see if I could keep 5 in the red dot, offhand, with the M&P. The result is this .75 inch group at the bottom of the red circle.

July 12, 2008, 12:02 PM
CZ 75b and Sig P228

They are both boringly reliable and more accurate then me.

July 12, 2008, 12:05 PM

July 12, 2008, 12:06 PM
My Glock 34 and my Sig 226. I've had the 226 longer and its prettier:p

July 12, 2008, 12:12 PM
There you have it.

Glock 34/17L

See to be the most common.

July 12, 2008, 12:44 PM
EAA Witness number one.
CZ P-01 second.
Charles Daly Hi-Power third.

July 12, 2008, 01:02 PM
I have to go with my Norinco 213 in 9mm. It is the most accurate pistol I've owned in the last 16 years. It shoots better than I do. Totally reliable, also.

July 12, 2008, 01:10 PM
Sig P226 - it consistently makes me look like I am a good shooter.

July 12, 2008, 01:11 PM
Jericho 941. It rountinlly makes me think I've missed the tqrget completelly, untill I realize that the previous hole just got a little larger.

July 12, 2008, 06:45 PM
H&K p30, sweet ergonomics!

July 13, 2008, 04:47 AM
The two most precise shooting factory guns I've ever had were from a gun company I despise....HK

An USPc 9mm that would shoot groups from a rest at 25 yards you wouldn't believe. However, I couldn't shoot it very well at all in IDPA matches. As precise and reliable as it was, I foolishly traded it for a Rem 700VS.

The 2nd is a P9S Target. Even though it has a 'fixed' barrel, you can still wiggle it when in battery. The muzzle isn't fitted to the slide and there is no bushing (very similar to the muzzle on a Beretta 92FS). Yet the thing shoots 1-1.5" groups at 25 yards. I don't understand it.

My favorite 9mm that fits the bill as a reliable tack driver is my custom built 1911 (McCormick frame, Caspian slide, Barsto bbl). I shoot it the best out of all my 9mms, but from a rest it is on barely on par with the USPc and P9S....definitely no better.

July 13, 2008, 05:06 AM
I still haven't been able to tell much difference in accuracy between my FN Hi-Power or my new stainless CZ-75B. They seem to be VERY accurate and very close in that regard. I can shoot better with the CZ because it fits my hand so perfectly so I'll give the #1 position to the CZ for that aspect.

Coming in at a close #3 though is my Beretta 92FS. It's a police trade-in with some wear on the backstrap area but functionally perfect and the good officer broke it in nice for me.

#1 - CZ-75B
#2 - FN Hi-Power
#3 - Beretta 92FS

July 13, 2008, 05:15 AM
XD-9 5" Tactical

Peter M. Eick
July 19, 2008, 02:54 PM

Either of these will do it, but the 210-5 is more accurate.

July 19, 2008, 11:34 PM
My Glock 26 is more accurate than I tought it would be. That little gun makes me look real good at the range. My CZ PCR is also very accurate for a compact style gun. About a toss up between those two for me.

July 19, 2008, 11:41 PM
Hi Power, but my XD9 is close

July 20, 2008, 04:45 AM
Pete, that's cheating. You've got too many 210s. You have to share, buddy.

July 20, 2008, 11:48 AM
have to go with my Armalite AR-24 followed by CZ 75

July 20, 2008, 04:25 PM
Another vote for the CZ75B.

July 20, 2008, 05:51 PM
HK P7m8

July 20, 2008, 07:52 PM
Browning Hi Power! Wife had a Ruger 9 with the Polymer frame and that thing was very accurate as well. Had a Beretta 92 FS. Most innaccurate piece of crap I have ever owned. Wanted to throw it in the woods every time I shot it! I tried Fact. ball, HP Reloaded cast, FMJ nothing helped. Everyone that shot it said something was wrong. Maybe overbored? Who knows. Should have slugged it. I carry one at work sometimes, hopefully it shoots better than my old one if I need to use it. BTW nice 210s!

July 20, 2008, 08:35 PM
while not a 9mm, I am very impressed with the RIA 1911 I recently purchased.

So are the guys at the gunshop carrying Kimbers.

While the Kimbers are "pretty", the RIA is a great working pistol.

July 21, 2008, 07:06 AM
Everytime I go to the range I will take a few pistols. Regardless of how the others shoot I can always count on my 92FS Inox to make me smile. I also like to hear the "damns!" and "wow!" from the other shooting lanes when they see the rather large, ragged hole in the X :)

July 21, 2008, 09:14 AM
BHP and Kimber 1911 in 9mm.

Marlin 45 carbine
July 21, 2008, 09:21 AM
I'm fairly new to the 9mm but have shot a CZ, Browning and a Glock that really socked 'em in there (friends pistols) and just got a S&W 5906 that shoots as well as either of them with handloaded 124gr Golden Sabre atop Power Pistol.

Phil DeGraves
July 21, 2008, 09:29 AM
Kimber Aegis
Springfield Loaded 1911
Novak BHP

July 21, 2008, 11:30 AM
My lightly modified Glock 19. I replaced the stock (heavy) connector with a 3.5lb. I've been VERY happy with it.

July 21, 2008, 12:32 PM
These in this order:

July 21, 2008, 12:44 PM
CZ85 Combat & Para 18.9 LDA LTD

August 18, 2008, 10:26 AM
I'll vote for the Cz-P01!

August 18, 2008, 11:05 AM
This is my tack driver 9mm...
Sig P-226

August 18, 2008, 11:09 AM
I would have to say my P226R is a tack driver. It just works and works.

August 18, 2008, 11:20 AM

August 18, 2008, 11:27 AM
a modern combat duty pistol like the Sig p226 & p228 are amazing with the tight groups. if I do my part!

August 18, 2008, 11:37 AM
I would have to say that my Springfield Armory EMP is my tack driver and has been reliable, thus far. As many have stated, . . . it is far more accurate than I am, but having said that, I shoot as well with it as I do my Ruger Mark II Government Target Model. I am unable to group as with an FNP-9, FN Five Seve, my FI .380, or a Walther P22. . . . . . that I traded, this weekend at a gun show, for a Walther P38. . . . . . which also isn't as accurate as the EMP.

August 18, 2008, 04:33 PM
Baer 1911 9mm.

August 18, 2008, 04:40 PM
M&P 9 and the compact. Most reliable, and accurate of my semi-autos.

August 18, 2008, 05:52 PM
This gun, (

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August 18, 2008, 05:59 PM
I tend to fire rounds through my 9 mm's. not use them to drive in tacks.
( I couldn't help myself, its an illness)

August 18, 2008, 09:22 PM
Cz 75b

August 18, 2008, 09:26 PM
CZ 75 SP-01 tactical

August 18, 2008, 09:27 PM
I own Beretta, Taurus, Ruger & Smith & Wesson 9mm. Believe it or not my cheap, clunky Ruger P95 is the most accurate & reliable!

August 18, 2008, 10:20 PM
I have 3 that fit the bill: HK P7M8, USP 9 & my BHP :D

August 18, 2008, 10:38 PM
Take your pick... CZ SP-01 Tactical or CZ P-01!!


August 19, 2008, 03:25 AM
hk p7

walther p88c

August 19, 2008, 03:34 AM
My CZ SP01 Shadow

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