9mm suggestions?


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BCCL
January 7, 2010, 10:36 PM
Got a birthday coming in a few weeks, and I've decided to add a 9mm to the gang.

Any feedback and/or suggestions for a good decent 9mm auto in roughly the $500.00 range?

With ambidextrous safety lever for this southpaw.

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distra
January 7, 2010, 10:53 PM
M&P 9 or 9c, the new G4 Glocks are supposed to have reversible mag releases as well. The M&P 9 is a great little gun and can be had in your price range.

Quoheleth
January 7, 2010, 10:58 PM
CZ 85
CZ 75 SA (single action)

Sig 250

Springfield XD or XDm

I'm a lefty. I've got the 85, and it's an excellent shooter. I wanted the 75 SA, but the 85 came along first.

If I could put the cash together, I would get an XDsc, Sig 250 and XDm in that order of preference.

Q

9mmepiphany
January 8, 2010, 02:01 AM
Sig P6 if you don't mine a LE trade-in. i think you can still get them for <$350.

a larger gun would be a LE trade-in Sig 226 for $449 or a Walther P99 for $399

Onesiphorus
January 8, 2010, 06:07 AM
Cz p-07

GojuBrian
January 8, 2010, 07:12 AM
Look for a CZ75B, you'll never be sorry.

BCCL
January 8, 2010, 08:47 AM
How hard are extra magazines to get for CZ's in the states?

earlthegoat2
January 8, 2010, 08:59 AM
Used Browning Hi Power, CZ-75, Glock 19, S&W 3913, Sig P6

jtheise4
January 8, 2010, 09:59 AM
S&W M&P9. I love mine. Very reliable. Points great.

Manco
January 8, 2010, 10:09 AM
The M&P 9 is a great little gun and can be had in your price range.

I'll second that. :) The M&P9 has a reversible magazine release, an ambidextrous slide lock, and an option for an ambidextrous manual safety. The capacity of the full-size version is 17+1 rounds, and that of the compact is 12+1 rounds. It's reliable, lightweight, shoots lightly for its weight with minimal flip, has unbeatable ergonomics, in my opinion, and above average potential for improvement with custom trigger work. The latter is not a euphemism for being poor out of the box--my M&P40 is stock and I've been very happy with it, even more so after putting a few hundred rounds through it.

TheotherMikeG
January 8, 2010, 10:25 AM
My CZ 85 is the newest gun in my safe, so we're still getting to know each other. Other than a mushy single action trigger pull, I've been very happy with its performance and accuracy. Ambi safety for you other-handers. :D

jfrey
January 8, 2010, 10:26 AM
I personally went with the Kahr CW9 and have been extremely pleased with the decision.

Morrell
January 8, 2010, 12:58 PM
It is slightly more than 500.00, but there is always the Beretta PX4 Storm in 9mm. Very nice handgun

fourwedge
January 8, 2010, 01:45 PM
New CZ is the best shooting gun I ever Had...P-01

weregunner
January 8, 2010, 06:03 PM
If you want a utilitarian gun that is of good quality, but within your budget parameters here's the scoop on the Taurus pistols.

Taurus 24/7, PT111Mil/pro, and Millenium pro pistols:
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2417.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=29149.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=23278.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=22520.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=8486.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=8044.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6667.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=11031.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=15940.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=18985.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6716.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5305.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2521.0

Taurus 809:
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=23835.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=15868.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=23836.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=23360.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=12403.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=21683.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=15293.0

Taurus PT92:
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=22439.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=20113.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7345.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=8251.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=9778.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=9189.0

Here's another recommendation... Ruger P95s in 9mm..
I've got two and never had a problem except a weak mag release spring. That was over a decade ago and was an easy fix.
I've got small hands and the P95s fit my hands where other 9mm. double stack pistols of the time would not.

Oddly enough one of the running jokes I have at the Taurus forum are that the forum should be called the Taurus/Ruger forum. The reason for that is many staff and members have both makers products. A very large number of people at that.:what::D

Here's the story on the Ruger P95.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7859.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=27688.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=22213.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=147.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=20113.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=21433.msg251490#msg251490

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1871.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=9149.msg98185#msg98185

More links on the Ruger could be brought forth, but the number of lnks for the P95 would be overwhelming.

I do like some of the picks that others have made.

Since this is about what fits you and your needs and nothing else what ever choice you pick we should all celebrate that pick.

We're all in this together.

There will be some who forget that.

Patrick R
January 8, 2010, 06:12 PM
I'm left handed.

Both my Glock 17 & 26 are nice guns.

Simple to use, easy to work on, light weight & they keep on shooting.

Quadkid
January 8, 2010, 06:58 PM
New CZ is the best shooting gun I ever Had...P-01
x2 ... love shooting my new P-01, err 75D compact I should say.

mohunter55
January 8, 2010, 07:45 PM
glock 19

Blues Brother
January 8, 2010, 07:47 PM
500??? Springfield Armory XD9. go check it out. EXCELLENT gun for the price. best value on the market IMO.

BCCL
January 8, 2010, 09:29 PM
I've got another idea bouncing around, since I am a long time fan of the 1911, maybe a 9mm version?

NG VI
January 8, 2010, 09:35 PM
How hard are extra magazines to get for CZ's in the states?



Extremely easy, Mec-Gar makes the full run of their magazines I think as OEM but they also sell them branded under their own name for a bit cheaper.

CDNNinvestments.com is the first place I go for magazines, since they often have free shipping specials going on and frequently throw in presents with your order.

Also they are usually the lowest bidder for similiar items.

BushyGuy
January 8, 2010, 09:41 PM
dont forget the Ruger SR9- its underrated ,it will put the Glock to shame :evil: its one of the best cheapest polymer 9mms out there.

Runningman
January 8, 2010, 10:22 PM
Under $500 WITH ambidextrous safety lever will rule out most of the guns listed here so far if you are looking at new.

A 9mm that can be bought new for under $500 that comes with ambidextrous safety lever is the CZ P-07 Duty. It uses a DA/SA trigger. Comes set up in ambidextrous decocker mode. But also in the box with the two parts to convert it to ambidextrous safety mode.

As a bonus CZ absolutely nailed the grip design on the P-07. Put one in your hand an see for yourself after you handled the others listed here. The Iceing on the cake is in typical CZ style, accuracy is excellent. Need I say more.

roaddog28
January 8, 2010, 10:33 PM
1. CZ75B
2. Beretta 92FS
3. Sig 226
4. 3913 Smith and Wesson
5. 5906 Smith and Wesson
6. Ruger P95 ( inexpense but reliable) you can buy extra ammo with the money you save.
roaddog28

sheepdog
January 8, 2010, 10:41 PM
...a good stainless decocker or safety model that's ambi out of the box is the Ruger KP95DC or KP95....used,(no rail) they're around $300-375...15-shot or 10shot mags(MecGar has a 17-rd)...ultrareliable, good in the hand and very concealable...can't go wrong...I'm a lefty, too, and the Rugers are for us...

benderx4
January 9, 2010, 09:51 AM
Used HK USP9 - ambi slide release and mag release. Awesome gun.

billib
January 9, 2010, 10:23 AM
dont forget to look ay FNP9. Excellent sidearm.

PX15
January 9, 2010, 10:52 AM
JMOfart(lefthanded)O:

If you are determined to have a decocker, I highly recommend the 3rd Generation S&W 6906..

The 6906 is basically a double-stack 3913 with ambi-decockers, and offers 13+1 capacity.. I also have the 3913, and 3913LS, and they are both very nice, but single stack and the LS only has a decocker on the off-side for us lefties.

Additionally, the higher capacity 15rd. mags of the 5906 can be used in the 6906 (with the S&W +2 adapter) and then you get 15+1 capacity, and the longer mag fits, functions, and looks factory.

Another choice is the CS9. The CS9 is a bit easier to conceal, and very nice, but with a single stack offers less capacity.

Third Gen Smiths come with a lifetime warranty, have a reputation for absolute reliability, and will serve you well for a lifetime..

Just options,

Best Wishes,

Jesse

P.S. Photos below show the 6906 w/standard 10rd fingertip mag, 6906 w/13rd.5906 mag, and the CS9.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_9940.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_9936_01.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_9870.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_9872.jpg

dogbaloo
January 9, 2010, 10:58 AM
No particular order:

M&P 9 (wife's gun and everyone that shoots digs it!)

Glock G19 (if it fits your hand..I love G19's, just not the Gen 2's finger grooves)

Sig P229 (CPO prices are around $500...hard to go wrong with a Sig)

Sig P6 (Own a piece of history with a SWEET shooting gun...very good condition will run you around $400..)

9MMare
January 9, 2010, 01:24 PM
S&W M&P9. I love mine. Very reliable. Points great.

x2

And even better with Crimson Trace laser grip.

Edit: Sorry, reread and saw that you are lefty. M&Ps come with or without ambi safety but you have to remove the right side one for the laser grip.

Nice thing tho, M&Ps come with 3 different sized backstraps.

winchester '97
January 9, 2010, 01:28 PM
Any of the Star autos are good deals, such as the model 30 m1, and the tanfoglio pistols are really overlooked but are known for outstanding quality. this guy: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SellerAuctions.aspx?User=979927
has a ton of really great deals on gunbroker, you really can't beat the quality of a tanfoglio TA90, and you most definately will not beat it for under 300 dollars.

DERGLOCKINMEISTER
January 9, 2010, 02:58 PM
For the dollar amount you listed ,( $ 500 ) you could avail yourself of a nice Glock 26 with spare magazines (if you want a carry gun ) or a nice G19 .
Take your pick , but it's hard to beat the reliability and function of the Glock . DO YOU THINK I MAY BE A BIT BIASED ?

Revolver Ocelot
January 9, 2010, 03:02 PM
glock 19

deanodog
January 9, 2010, 06:41 PM
A S&W 5906 or the 6906. A lifetime of reliability.

Skillet
January 9, 2010, 07:40 PM
I love my CZ 75B. the thing points awesome, shoots straight (and on target), the ergenomics are simply astounding, and it's a pretty pistol that should cost in the $600-$700 dollar region but isn't. that makes it a WHOLE lot better.

billybob44
January 9, 2010, 07:44 PM
x2 ... love shooting my new P-01, err 75D compact I should say.
X3-My PO-1 works for me..

memphisjim
January 9, 2010, 07:46 PM
glock 19

.357 magnum
January 10, 2010, 11:30 AM
My number One Choice is the Springfield XD-M. I own two of the 9mm and one .40 cal XD-M. NEVER a Hiccup of ANY TYPE! Accurate as Hell-Has Two 19rd mags. Trigger is Great! Awesome:evil:

My Second Choice is a Tie-The SW MP-9mm Great Gun-Again Never a Problem/Ever! Love mine! For the Money it is about Impossible to Beat the Taurus PT-92 Of your choice in Style. [I Love the Stainless] The Taurus is a Great Deal! The Taurus is Super Dependable-Super Accurate-Awesome Trigger-Never Dies!:evil:

The Best to You!

Frank

Guns and more
January 10, 2010, 11:38 AM
Yup, CZ-75
extra magazines from Ghost Products, the CZ shop in Mesa Az.

By the way, CZ magazines are interchangeable. I have shot the 20 round CZ mags from my CZ Rami. They stick out a bunch, but at the range, you don't need to re-load as often.

paradox998
January 10, 2010, 11:41 AM
CZ-75B you will be happy and very accurate

ATBackPackin
January 10, 2010, 12:17 PM
I see a lot of people recommended the CZ-75B and while I agree it is a great gun I believe for a left-handed shooter the CZ-85B is a better choice. Correct me if I am wrong but I am under the impression they are the exact same gun with an ambi safety but the 85 also has an ambi slide release.

So the CZ-85B has a ambi safety AND ambi slide release which would be important to me if I was left-handed. Buds has them for $548 which is a little over your original price but to me it would be worth the few extra bucks.

Of course all of this only matters if the gun fits you right!

Best of luck,

Shawn

doubleh
January 10, 2010, 12:56 PM
I haven't seen anyone mention the Taurus PT92. It's in your price range and had the features you want. It's a nice piece of machinery. It is a large handgun and it's grip size puts it right at the limit that I can shoot comfortably. The Taurus 24/7 is another candidate. I bought one because it fits my hand perfectly. I've had the PT92 for over two years and the 24/7 for most of a year with not one problem with either.

mordechaianiliewicz
January 10, 2010, 04:56 PM
Glock (used) 17 or 19

Sig P6

S&W Sigma

Ruger P95

(in that range of price)


CZ-75

FN FNP

Sig Sauer P226

if you have more scratch.

JZ06
January 10, 2010, 05:01 PM
Glock 19"C"or a regular 19. My 19c shot it's 9000th rd today.

How many failures? "o":D:evil:

Pilot
January 10, 2010, 06:03 PM
Shawn,

You are absolutely correct. The 85B is the same as the 75B with ambi controls. The 85 Combat has an adjustable sight and does not have the firing pin block of the 75B or 85B.

After shooting your SP-01, I now want one or a 75SA or the Holy Grail, Tactical Sport. Oy vey. Thought I had all my CZ's covered. :evil:

In case anyone hasn't shot a CZ SP-01, it really, really balances well and shoots great.

searcher451
January 10, 2010, 10:07 PM
SOG is offering Walther P99s for $399.99 with two magazines right now. And that, my friend, is one smoking deal on a terrific firearm.

1SOW
January 10, 2010, 10:16 PM
I had the opportunity to handle a CZ 75B 'SA' yesterday.

My friend paid $385 locally, put on the $70 comp hammer and polished the trigger components.

Upswept beavertail, dual safeties--which make a good thumb rest, and a superior trigger make this the best bang for the buck I've seen.

rellascout
January 10, 2010, 10:28 PM
I had the opportunity to handle a CZ 75B 'SA' yesterday.

My friend paid $385 locally, put on the $70 comp hammer and polished the trigger components.

Upswept beavertail, dual safeties--which make a good thumb rest, and a superior trigger make this the best bang for the buck I've seen.

My only issue is with CZs is the camming of the trigger. There are ways to fix it but out of the box every CZ75 I have ever handled displayed it.

MCgunner
January 10, 2010, 10:33 PM
I picked up a used Ruger P85 for cheap. I had a P95, was a good gun. I don't care much for the SR9, don't like those dohicky Glock style triggers. I like true DA or true DAO. The Both the P85 and P95 are DAs with ambi decockers.

T. Bracker
January 10, 2010, 11:49 PM
Another vote for the Smith M&P, one of the best pointing/feeling weapons I have shot in a long time.

SIGLBER
January 11, 2010, 02:05 AM
Depends on what you want as far as the pistol. Aluminum/steel/polymer frame? Just range or home defense may as well get a full sized. CCW? Compact. What fits your hand the best? Recommended guns I have experience with in no particular order?
1. CZ-75.
2. Sig 2022 9mm. A real sleeper.
3. XD or Glock whicever floats your boat.
4. Stoeger 9mm.
5. S&W M&P.
Lots more. Define what you want it for. Find the one that fits your hand best. Rent it at a range if possible and shoot it. Should lead to a good purchase experience.

Waterfowler
January 11, 2010, 02:17 AM
Everyone should have a Sig p226 and a Glock 19 but since the Sig is a little out of the $500 price range, go for the Glock.

BCCL
January 11, 2010, 04:15 PM
Well, I went out today to do some "hands on" browsing to check out some pistols, and at the third shop I went to, I fell in love!!!

Some had traded in a Smith & Wesson 5906 that has had maybe 3-4 magazines put through it, it is in practically mint condition. 2 16 round magazines, box and all papers still together.

Just couldn't pass it up! :)

sarduy
January 11, 2010, 04:34 PM
glock 19

Philo_Beddoe
January 11, 2010, 04:40 PM
Got a birthday coming in a few weeks, and I've decided to add a 9mm to the gang.

Any feedback and/or suggestions for a good decent 9mm auto in roughly the $500.00 range?

With ambidextrous safety lever for this southpaw.

CZ 75B SA

CZ Sp-01

CZ p-07 duty

Cz 85

Philo_Beddoe
January 11, 2010, 04:41 PM
How hard are extra magazines to get for CZ's in the states?

Easy to get.

tekarra
January 11, 2010, 08:29 PM
My choice is the cZ 75 Compact. A good solid pistol that feels just right for me.

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