Best Auto for $550???


March 11, 2009, 09:16 PM

I am looking for a 9MM for around $550... I am thinking about a Baby Eagle full size steel frame. I am looking for something full size with a crisp trigger pull. Sig's have too long of a pull and I don't really care for Glocks. How about a beretta and what do you guys think about the Baby Eagle (I loved the trigger pull in the store...)?

I currently have a Ruger Mark III Comp Gov't and a H&K USP .45 Tactical and am looking for something in the middle...


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March 11, 2009, 09:47 PM
Check out an FNP 9 (

A lot like an HK, for a lot less.

chris in va
March 11, 2009, 09:55 PM
Maybe a CZ SA?

March 11, 2009, 09:56 PM
springfield 45 service..

March 11, 2009, 09:57 PM
Taurus PT92 or the Beretta 92FS.

March 11, 2009, 10:29 PM
M&Ps come in around $500

March 11, 2009, 10:46 PM
if you're going to skip glocks and sigs, try a single action CZ for the 'crispness'. alternatively, also take a look at the EAA match/elite products which are comparable to the CZs in ergos and can also come with nice single action triggers. both can come in 9 and 40.

March 12, 2009, 12:00 PM
XD, M&P.

Edit: what's up with the automatic lower case?

Edit: weird, if I delete the edit, it goes back to lower case. If I leave it, its stays in capitals.

March 12, 2009, 12:09 PM
Cz-75 ftw

March 12, 2009, 12:13 PM
Cz 75 sa

March 12, 2009, 12:15 PM
M&Ps have crisp, short trigger pulls, check out an M&P9.

And if you do buy one, get the money rebate because the mags take for everrr!

March 12, 2009, 12:15 PM
Bud's has discounted their M&P9 ( to $399.

March 12, 2009, 12:23 PM
I have a Baby Eagle Semi-Compact in 9mm, It is the same grip/frame as a Fullsize, but it has a shorter Barrel.

I love mine, and will never sell it, I Have full trust in it, I have put down 300rds no FTF no FTE no jams of any kind.

It is the best out of the box accuracy I have ever shot, and the trigger pull is just straight Sexy!!!

I would go with an older one, with IMI or IWI on the grips.. mine was befor MR took over and Eff'd it all up... I dont care for the BEII.

thats just my 2 cents

March 15, 2009, 01:42 AM
Well I ended up with a 9mm IWI Baby Eagle. Full size, steel with two 15rd. mags and a rail. It just felt so good in my hand and I love the trigger. It feels as good or better than my USP tactical...

I will post a range report when I take delivery in 7-10 days...

March 15, 2009, 06:15 AM
XD or M&P.. the IWI BE is a good choice, but Magnum Research is not importing them any more.. they are now going to be imported with the name Jericho (which is the original name), but i don't know who is going to import them.. i don't know if there are any issues with warranty/service with MR.. you might want to look at Tangfolio, EAA, or CZ too.. if the BE interests you..

March 15, 2009, 06:44 AM
CZ or Glock...

March 15, 2009, 09:19 AM
CZ-75 family. (PCR, P-01, CZ-75, CZ-75 Compact, etc.)

March 15, 2009, 10:24 AM
For that price, you can get a Witness Match.


March 15, 2009, 10:38 AM
XD or Witness Elite Match. Two fine guns. :)

March 15, 2009, 10:46 AM
17 round magazine, great ergonomics, easy to clean and maintain, and very accurate. However, it is a bit bulky to carry. If you are looking for a small 9MM to carry, the Kahr PM9 is a good choice. I paid $555 for mine plus tax.

March 15, 2009, 10:56 AM
I would look no further than a used SigSauer model. I really like the 239 for concealed and the other larger variants for overall use.

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