What is the best 9?


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sprice
October 16, 2010, 03:26 PM
I really only want to buy one of these 9mm's but I'm not sure wich one. I might get all of them at some later time but also take into consideration I am joining the army soon so it might be nice to have the beretta to keep my AR company. These will mostly be range guns, but with shtf and home defense in the back of my mind. I will most likely be adding target sights to the gun I get.

Tell me what is the best gun in all of these subjects, then vote on the poll for the overall winner in your mind. Most reliable, user friendly, fun, accurate, historically significant, ergonomics, widely used, after market parts (including magazines), or any other reasons they might be good.

Here's the choices:
1. Italian Beretta 92fs
2. Sig-Sauer P226 or P229
3. Glock 17/19
4. Browning Hi-Power.


(of course there are no best but what do you think is "better", and this is just your opinion of course. I like all of them, but I've chosen the beretta. It has a long military history and I will be using it. It's accurate and I don't mind a couple jams. All guns jam eventually. Bhp's feel better in my hand and I like single action triggers best. I still wanted to see what you all think though. Oh and I do love glocks. But I agree with the saying glocks are tools not handguns. They all fit me though.)

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Kingofthehill
October 16, 2010, 03:34 PM
none listed

M&P 9mm followed by a Steyr M9

but the ones on your list, Glock 19.

MrWesson
October 16, 2010, 03:44 PM
none listed

M&P 9mm followed by a Steyr M9

but the ones on your list, Glock 19

This!

mesinge2
October 16, 2010, 03:46 PM
It is always the one I don't own yet.

Hey, I have to justify a new purchase to the little lady somehow, right?

Onmilo
October 16, 2010, 04:01 PM
THE BEST is still the Sig P210.

I know people are still gloating over the M&P S&W much as they did when the XD pistols first came on the market.
That will pass and Glock will still be selling crunchintickers like they have since before anybody else besides H&K thought plastic fantastic was the wave of the future.

REAPER4206969
October 16, 2010, 04:20 PM
No such thing.

Prion
October 16, 2010, 04:26 PM
No such thing.

This.

AK103K
October 16, 2010, 04:28 PM
The one you shoot well with, all the time, and trust. :)

Any of the above will probably do.

Shadow 7D
October 16, 2010, 04:45 PM
Er, none on this list

Shipwreck
October 16, 2010, 04:47 PM
I have 5 Berettas and love them - but the BEST is the one that fits you the best.

I won't sit and claim the Beretta is the best for everyone, but it is for me.

glockman19
October 16, 2010, 04:56 PM
In 9mm Glock is the best of breed. 17, 19, 26 or 34 they are all Accurate, Reliable and practically Indestructible.

ArtP
October 16, 2010, 04:59 PM
Curious to know why the OP specified the "Italian" made Beretta's? The one I own is Italian from the early 90's, just wondering if there is something inherently better about them.

sprice
October 16, 2010, 05:47 PM
Better qc and such, more metal parts.

REAPER4206969
October 16, 2010, 05:55 PM
If you would have phrased the question as "what is the quintessential 9mm?" I would have answered Beretta 92 series without hesitation.

Most reliable, user friendly, fun, accurate, historically significant, ergonomics, widely used, after market parts (including magazines), or any other reasons they might be good.
The Beretta and Glock are the only ones to meet most or all of these. Maybe the P35 too.

sprice
October 16, 2010, 06:00 PM
I'm not familiar with the word quintessential. That would be why I didn't phrase it that way.

9mmforMe
October 16, 2010, 06:11 PM
All good pistols. I would chose the 19 from the list. I carry a P95 and have nothing but praise for it. Find one you like and fits you well then practice a great deal...oh and have fun too! :)

REAPER4206969
October 16, 2010, 06:14 PM
quin·tes·sen·tial/ˌkwintəˈsenCHəl/
Adjective: Representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class: "the quintessential tough guy".

rskent
October 16, 2010, 06:22 PM
They are all good choices. But I’ll have to keep my baby Sig. The P239. It carry’s great and shoots even better.
Steve

DenaliPark
October 16, 2010, 06:30 PM
Er, none on this list
So, considering the scope of the OP's request, you'd turn your nose up on what are arguably the four finest production 9mm's ever produced? Nice contribution to his thread....

DenaliPark
October 16, 2010, 06:31 PM
Curious to know why the OP specified the "Italian" made Beretta's? The one I own is Italian from the early 90's, just wondering if there is something inherently better about them.
Yes, there is! :)

9mmforMe
October 16, 2010, 06:47 PM
So, considering the scope of the OP's request, you'd turn your nose up on what are arguably the four finest production 9mm's ever produced? Nice contribution to his thread....

-Denali


Why the sarcasm Denali? Its not needed her at THR.


Posted by ArtP:
Curious to know why the OP specified the "Italian" made Beretta's? The one I own is Italian from the early 90's, just wondering if there is something inherently better about them.

Posted by Denali as a response to the above note:
Yes, there is!

First you slam the above mentioned poster for not contributing and then you post this? How does "Yes there is!" help anyone understand YOUR contribution?

I have read enough of your posts to quite confidently assess you as being a troll or having troll like characteristics. Please start being constructive in a manner that is congruent with THR or don't comment in an inappropriate fashion.

Thank you.

sprice
October 16, 2010, 06:56 PM
I think denali helped him, he did answer his question afterall, he asked is there something better about them and denali said yes.

But let's play nice now and just forget all this happened so we can get back to talking about our second ammendment rights. After all we are all on the same side here, we're Americans (mostly) and just want to excersize, protect, and talk about our right to bear arms!

Shadow 7D
October 16, 2010, 06:56 PM
I happen to prefer a different make of gun, I find that I enjoy shooting it, and, for me it's accurate, but then so is a hipoint, just it's like fat girls and tricycles, fun until your buddies find out.

I would say try a few, and that most if not all major 9's have their problems either known or worked out.

9mmforMe
October 16, 2010, 07:00 PM
Ok Sprice...back on track it is!

sprice
October 16, 2010, 07:08 PM
Thanks 9mm!!! lol

9mmforMe
October 16, 2010, 07:25 PM
So Sprice...have you made any progress on which pistol you think you might chose?

mesinge2
October 16, 2010, 07:44 PM
I have fired the BHP, the Glock 17 and personally I really like my M9A1. It is, now, the most accurate 9mm I have ever shot. The funny thing was that it required a looong break-in.

It never jammed, but the accuracy didn't dial-in until around the 350th round down the barrel. I don't know if it was just part wearing on themselves until they polished themselves out or what? But now it seems crazy accurate. This target is one full mag at 35 yards, slow firing with a two handed hold:

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Snowdog
October 16, 2010, 11:09 PM
This.

This.

Texshooter
October 16, 2010, 11:38 PM
The one you have with you at the time.

Perseverance
October 16, 2010, 11:43 PM
I'd vote for the g19, out of your list it's the only one I own but it's a damn fine pistol.

earlthegoat2
October 17, 2010, 12:33 AM
P7 then Hi Power

Old krow
October 17, 2010, 12:57 AM
These will mostly be range guns, but with shtf and home defense in the back of my mind.

In that case I would go with the G19/17. I'm not a huge Glock fan or a 9mm fan to be honest. I'm familiar with the M9, and they're fine too. In fact, any of those would be nice to have handy. It's tough to beat the reliability of a Glock mixed with the abundance of the 9x19 NATO round.

I'd get a better deal on the Glock then I could the other 3. Ultimately leaving me more of my budget for accessories like extra magazines or a holster, or more ammo. My g/f has G19s laying around already so she might not even notice a new one. It also adds another pistol of the same platform to the household. I could use her ammo when I ran out. I could reload her ammo when she ran out. If you can get past the "holding a plastic brick" part they're a nice reliable pistol.

I prefer the big slow rounds, but, I also see the logic in having such an abundant combo.

Shoot66
October 17, 2010, 02:20 AM
Best? Depends... For me P210.

sidheshooter
October 17, 2010, 02:54 AM
I think highly of all those guns. I'd lean towards a G19/17 or the HP for myself, but they'd all do.

Of course, my main 9mm squeeze is a 3rd gen smith at the moment... no poll is ever perfect.

;)

rd2007
October 17, 2010, 03:33 AM
G19

modifiedbrowning
October 17, 2010, 11:41 AM
Of the ones you listed my preference would be:
1 Hi-Power
2 Sig 226
3 Beretta 92FS
1,999,999 Glock.
Of course I would prefer a Walther P99 to all of them.

vaherder
October 17, 2010, 12:36 PM
Anything but Glock. Also consider Walther P99 and something from H&K.

Va herder

postalnut25
October 17, 2010, 01:02 PM
For the sake of this poll, I went with the G17. It is the best of what is listed.

However, it's not he best 9mm that I own. I have a G17, XD 9, XDm 9, SIG 226 navy, Beretta 92fs, S&W model 59, M&P9. Those aren't the best. The best 9mm I own is my M&P 9 pro series

dewalt-2
October 17, 2010, 01:10 PM
Not on your list, but a S&W 5906 is one of the finest 9mm's ever produced and can be found with adjustable sights-something else to consider...

mongo4567
October 17, 2010, 01:55 PM
Any on your list would be fine. I voted for the Beretta because I like shooting them the most. I like the Sig the least because of the trigger, I haven't tried a Sig trigger that I really liked.

DCB
October 17, 2010, 02:00 PM
Listed.... Beretta

Not listed.... M&P Pro L

Peace

Phil W
October 17, 2010, 04:37 PM
If someone gave me one of those handguns...it would be the best. Until then I'll stick with my M&P.

KodiakBeer
October 17, 2010, 05:00 PM
I'd vote for the Hi Power, followed by the CZ75.

Check this out: http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/p/argentine-fm-90-high-power%2C-9mm-very-good-condition-hi-power-model/products_id/4230?osCsid=66d574444d372b5b3f4755da3fcead66

I just got mine a week ago. Very nice!

Big Bill
October 17, 2010, 06:17 PM
...take into consideration I am joining the army soon... Since the Beretta is likely to be your duty gun in the military, I say start with that one and practice, practice, practice. So that if you ever need to save your life with your service handgun, when you are in a real battle, you'll have all that experience to fall back on.

Sgt_R
October 17, 2010, 06:21 PM
If it fits your hand and you don't mind the grip angle or the trigger pull, you really can't go wrong with a Glock 9mm.

R

SpodWo
October 17, 2010, 07:43 PM
If it fits your hand and you don't mind the grip angle or the trigger pull, you really can't go wrong with a Glock 9mm.



That is what is wrong with my G19. The grip doesn't fit my hand well. The G22 I have does though whichis the same as the G17 in size. But - still the grip isn't the best. I went with what I have and know - so I went with the Sig over the Glock and the Beretta. Browning would be nice but I have never shot nor handled...

WRGADog
October 17, 2010, 08:30 PM
would add one to the poll: Springfield XDm

Big Bill
October 17, 2010, 08:40 PM
I'd add another one to the pole... CZ 75B

sprice
October 17, 2010, 09:20 PM
i hate cz's and springfields and all your other guns I havn't mentioned, i don't like hk's either. just for the reccord. They're not being added to the poll.

DenaliPark
October 17, 2010, 09:28 PM
So, considering the scope of the OP's request, you'd turn your nose up on what are arguably the four finest production 9mm's ever produced? Nice contribution to his thread....

-Denali


Why the sarcasm Denali? Its not needed her at THR.


Posted by ArtP:
Curious to know why the OP specified the "Italian" made Beretta's? The one I own is Italian from the early 90's, just wondering if there is something inherently better about them.

Posted by Denali as a response to the above note:
Yes, there is!

First you slam the above mentioned poster for not contributing and then you post this? How does "Yes there is!" help anyone understand YOUR contribution?

I have read enough of your posts to quite confidently assess you as being a troll or having troll like characteristics. Please start being constructive in a manner that is congruent with THR or don't comment in an inappropriate fashion.

Thank you.
Hey, why don't you run to the mods and offer up your sage advice on how we should all conform to YOUR standards or else!

Seriously, you are really out of line! 69 posts coupled to 30-days worth of membership, and you're grading our worthiness? I answered the OP, further it's of no value to anyone to drop into a guy's thread and simply post none of the above, I mean whats the point?

Stop taking yourself so seriously, and you are welcome!

almostfree
October 17, 2010, 09:34 PM
I have had all of the pistols in the list at one point in time or another. The only one I have left is the Glock 17. It works best for me and what I want out of a pistol. I am fond of the Browning Hi-Power, but I hate the long or lack of a trigger reset.

ranger335v
October 17, 2010, 09:37 PM
Guess if any one was "best" it would control the market.

If I was spending my own money for a 9mm it would go to John Browning's classic Hi-Power, no contest.

A CZ or Baretta? Maybe. If I couldn't find a Hi-Power anywhere.

Glock polymer, etc? No. Plastic guns aren't made for me!

(Actually, I'm a big boy now so I'll stick to my deadly old steel .45ACP/1911 GI. It was made for serious shooting, not "spray and pray" in hopes of scaring bad guys to death. But, that wasn't the question and I digress...:D)

PabloJ
October 17, 2010, 10:27 PM
None really appeal to me but if those were the only choices I would take the one with fewest levers, safties,......GLOCK would be my pick from that litter.

REAPER4206969
October 17, 2010, 10:36 PM
Guess if any one was "best" it would control the market.
If controlling the market is the benchmark for best, Glock wins by a large margin.

trigun87
October 18, 2010, 01:17 AM
Well my beretta isn't Italian but it shoots great and hasn't failed me yet. Close second is gonna be CZ75 followed by Glock.

9mmforMe
October 18, 2010, 01:21 AM
Denali,

Beyond this post, you're simply not worth my time or effort.

bartman06
October 18, 2010, 12:17 PM
I like the glock, even though i don't currently own one but want one in the future.

Ben86
October 18, 2010, 01:32 PM
Out of your poll I would go with the G19, its just the best all around size and weight and a great, simple gun.

denfoote
October 18, 2010, 03:10 PM
Get the High Power!!
My 25 year old HP shoots the pants off of anything in the safe!!!

VegasAR15
October 18, 2010, 03:16 PM
Well, if you are going to be issued a M9, it might be nice to have the Beretta. If it were me and I could only have one, I would go with a G19. Realistically for you, try them all out and get the one that fits you best.

Steelshooter101
October 18, 2010, 05:25 PM
What are you going to do with it, carry or target shooting.

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