Which gun to purchase next?


February 21, 2011, 04:26 AM
Hello all...this is my first post on the site here...

It seems as though my love for semi-autos is undying and i have come to the conclusion I want to buy another gun here in the next 2-3 weeks. Here is a list of what I own already, in order of purchase:
-Sig Sauer P229R .40 cal with night sights and crimson trace laser grips
-Springfield XD sub compact .40 cal w/od green frame, truglo tfo night sights
-Glock 20C (10MM)
-HK USP Compact .40 cal with tru dot night sights
-(Ordered) Kimber Custom II TLE/RL .45, 5" barrel

I'm looking for a rather inexpensive gun to shoot. My father has a billion rounds of 9mm which he never shoots (and probably doesn't ever plan on it) so I was wondering what a good range gun would be to have chambered in 9mm?

I dont really care about the size of the gun, however I do tend to favor 3.8-4.5" barrel length guns.

Ideal price range would be right around $350/$375 and under $500/$550. I am not opposed to purchasing a used gun as like i said this will be a range gun and i will be shooting probably over 10,000 rounds through it.

thank you in advance for any input!

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February 21, 2011, 06:53 AM
A CZ-75 variant would work well. A 75B or if you're going to carry it for CCW, a PCR or P-01.

February 21, 2011, 07:13 AM
CZ is a great option in 9mm.

You didn't mention Concealed carry so I assume it's just a range gun. So some 9s I would recommend:
Glock 19
Springfield XDM

February 21, 2011, 07:22 AM
A range gun, you say? Seems to me you're missing a very important caliber in your collection, 22LR. If you're going to the range to increase your shooting skills than a dedicated or conversion kit 22LR would be great. You can get conversion kits for your Sig, your Glock or the Kimber. You'll literally be able to shoot 22 all day for what 100 rounds of centerfire ammo would cost.

On the other hand, if you're going to the range to burn money, see big flashes and make big bangs (and there is nothing wrong with this, if that's what you're after) than you already have the perfect gun for this, your G20C.

Have fun!

February 21, 2011, 12:55 PM
I would also second the CZ 75 PCR. Fun and easy to shoot all day (and accurate), and you can conceal it easily enough too.

And what's not to like about the Glock 19?

February 21, 2011, 01:04 PM
S&W M&P 9mm - https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/38991

Buy American!

February 21, 2011, 01:12 PM
Sig SP2022 with night sights? About $460 and you can burn up that 9mm as you please. I'd buy a used BHP were it me but new does offer some advantages.

February 21, 2011, 01:15 PM
I'm wondering if you can get a drop in 9mm barrel for that Sig P229R. I honestly don't know if you can, but it may be worth exploring as an inexpensive option.

If you're looking for an inexpensive gun in 9mm I would check out a Glock 19, CZ75B, Ruger SR9. Just stick with a name brand.

OR you could check out one of the nice, used S&W 3rd generation semi's out there like the 5906 at CDNN.

February 21, 2011, 06:40 PM
Glock 17 or 19, both under $500

February 21, 2011, 07:45 PM
SA XDm 4.5! Interchangeable backstraps and a match grade barrel to get the most accuracy possible. Or you could always get the .40 and add a 9mm barrel to shoot both calibers.;)

Dill Man
February 21, 2011, 07:50 PM
Look at the M&P line of pistols before you decide.

February 21, 2011, 07:53 PM
I know this won't go over well, but have you looked at a Stoeger Cougar? They are inexpensive and relatively well made guns. I have one in .40 cal just as a fun gun for targets. For what you pay ($400 new, $350 on sale, $450 for one in .45 ACP) they are pretty good little pistols. I have about 500 rounds through mine (not much I know) and haven't had any malfunctions. If you're looking to save money, they are not a bad option.

February 21, 2011, 10:47 PM
that Stoeger Cougar looks so much like the CZ, FNH and EAA pistols...those all look the same to me...Today i found a new Sig Pro SP2022 9mm with 2 10 rd clips (im in CA) for $410 shipped. Does that seem like a good deal?

February 21, 2011, 11:57 PM
Cali, check out Bud's Gun Shop online, you can get the version with night sights for $447 (seems like a popular choice with you) or the standard version for $394. $410 would however be a descent price if it's what you want.

I suppose I might have suggested an M&P 9Pro (the 4 1/4" version) as a great choice if it had been in your price range, I have the compact and long slide versions in 9mm in addition to the 40 S&W, but your current list and budget seems to favor the Sig.

Best of luck with which ever you choose and happy shooting.

February 22, 2011, 12:16 AM
Cali, you seriously need to get at lease one revolver!!

February 22, 2011, 12:24 AM
I second the revolver comment. Used S&W Mod 66's are floating around at 300-400 bucks and most of them are a real steal for one of the last great K frames!

February 22, 2011, 12:59 AM
This is making me want to buy a 9mm

February 22, 2011, 10:22 AM
I've noticed you don't have any rifles. You mentioned you have access to lots of 9 mm. How about you look into getting a Ruger carbine rifle (I forget the name) that shoots 9 mm? Your groupings will be tighter and there will be no recoil to speak of. You may find that you suddenly love rifles and want to branch out that way. Also, I believe the magazines that this carbine rifle uses is also interchangeable with one of the Ruger 9 mm pistols so I could see getting that at some point so on one trip you can share magazines.

Also, after close to 30 years of shooting (started young) I ended up getting a lever action rifle and I fell so much in love with it that if I had to ever reduce to one, that would be it. I never thought that would happen and I only point it out in case you want to branch out or try other things.

Good luck on what ever you get.

February 22, 2011, 10:28 AM
Doesn't appear that you have a need for a new gun as much as you have a need for the ability to shoot 9mm. Get a conversion barrel (I'd convert the Sig) and save your money.

However, if you're more of a collector and just want another gun, you can't go wrong with a M&P 9.

February 22, 2011, 11:01 AM
1) CZ P-01

2) Browning Hi-Power

3) Ruger SR9c

February 22, 2011, 11:25 AM
I shot my wifes SR9 yesterday. I shoot it far better than I shoot my Kimber Eclipse Pro II. I would recommend the SR9 for a good, not too expensive 9mm.

February 22, 2011, 11:35 AM
Used or CPO Sig 226 if you like the 229 you have.

Also the CZ P-01 is one of the most fun 9mm's I've ever shot. Its not as big as the larger CZ's but I like it way better. Its my favorite CZ they make.

February 23, 2011, 01:07 PM
It looks like i might end up going with the SigPro SP2022 merely because its such a good price and is the cheapest, quality 9mm i have found. Next on my list will be FN's FNX-9 without a doubt. Anyone who is looking into one should get it. Very comparable to HK's USP Compact in my honest opinion

February 28, 2011, 03:50 PM
I almost bought a SigPro once. They are one of a few guns that have decreased in price over the past few years. I decided they weren't for me several years ago and glad I didn't pay the asking price back then as its way less now. That tells me they aren't in great demand.

Since you like the Sigs my new answer is to get a CPO p228. Better balance than your p229 (for most people) and a little lighter. Plus they aren't as common which make them cooler. Great 9mm shooter if you ask me.

February 28, 2011, 04:01 PM
Used Browning Hi Power
RIA Tactical 9mm
Used CZ 75B
Used Glock 19/17
Used Sig P6/P225
Sig Pro 2022

All of these can be had for less than $450. All will handle any and all the 9mm you can shove down the pipe.

If I could choose only one it would be the BHP....


February 28, 2011, 04:05 PM
CZ sp-01 - great shooter - quality gun - nice trigger
FNX would be my second chioce to try - but i haven't ever shot one and would want to try before purchasing

Jed Carter
February 28, 2011, 07:09 PM
CZ PCR or a Glock G19, or get a cheaper 1911 in 9mm, or...Maybe one like this http://www.centerfiresystems.com/AC-RI1911TACA9MM.aspx

March 1, 2011, 05:19 PM
My vote is for the M&P. At local gun shops around my house they start around $469, which is at the upper-end of your price range but I would say they are worth it.
Absolutly love this gun and I have several friends and two relatives who own one and love it as well.
You will rarely hear anyone out there bad mouth their M&Ps. Although you can find unhappy consumers of any product this one has a great percentage of happy customers

March 1, 2011, 05:27 PM
Personal preference in order.....

1.Glock 17/19
2.S&W M&P 9mm
3.CZ 9mm

Not fond on the grip safety of the XD's myself but many people do.

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