if you had to pick another 9mm?


Ian Johnson
July 18, 2012, 01:43 AM
which one would you choose as a good range/occasional open carry i have shot all and like all of them

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July 18, 2012, 01:44 AM
Hmmm, Glock 19 or the Springfield XD 5.25.

Ian Johnson
July 18, 2012, 01:46 AM
I already have a hi power in 9mm and as much as I love the gun Im looking for something new that I can carry and shoot with that i wont have to baby as much

Sergei Mosin
July 18, 2012, 01:59 AM
Don't see why you'd have to baby the Hi Power - mine certainly hasn't been babied in the 67 years since it was made!

I don't own an M&P, so can't really comment on that one. I do own the other two and I like them both quite a lot and would have a hard time choosing between them. You really can't go wrong with either the CZ 75B (and variants) or the Beretta 92 series.

July 18, 2012, 02:25 AM
Zastava M88.

July 18, 2012, 02:28 AM
Take a look at the S&W SD 9MM Tactical.
I have one and it is the "cat's meow"!

July 18, 2012, 05:18 AM
I already have a hi power in 9mm and as much as I love the gun Im looking for something new that I can carry and shoot with that i wont have to baby as much
If you have a BHP the obvious choice is the CZ. I have a 85 Combat (ambi controls and better trigger) and love it.

July 18, 2012, 06:30 AM
A CZ 75B will feel very much like a Hi-Power in your hand so that's a plus in terms of familiarity and ergonomics.

Walking Dead
July 18, 2012, 06:39 AM
Of those three I take the CZ but I'd rather have the Sig 226.

July 18, 2012, 06:57 AM
out of the three i would go with the s&w. but i would reather have a glock instead.

July 18, 2012, 07:55 AM
My next 9mm will be something small and light for carry. I like what I carry now, but there might be times when I want a few more rounds.

July 18, 2012, 10:39 AM
Already own a 92FS so I picked the M&P

July 18, 2012, 11:03 AM
Gotta say - Beretta 92!


July 18, 2012, 09:09 PM
Voted for the M&P among the given choices-
I did just pick up a Walther P99 in 9, had one in .40 for 5 years.
Like them both a lot.

July 18, 2012, 09:17 PM
Already have an M&P, but would like to add a gun that would fit in with Shipwreck's collection.

July 18, 2012, 09:22 PM
I had a Beretta 92 Gov. Issued for 3 years and liked it so I now own a Taurus PT 92. I love the PT 92 due to the minor changes over the one I carried. Fit and finish might be a tad better on the Beretta however if needed I can fix that myself but don't feel the need.

Now it would be on of the CZ line for sure since I also own an Witness version built by Armscor that I love to shot.

July 18, 2012, 11:14 PM
Already have a 92fs but of your choices I'd go for another 92, but this time I'd get a railed model.

July 18, 2012, 11:14 PM
CZ75b and variants. There are a couple that will make good carry guns. The Kadet conversion kit only adds to the desirability.

July 18, 2012, 11:18 PM
Of the 3 named choices, the Beretta 92FS.

The smiling swordsman
July 18, 2012, 11:32 PM
92fs Inox. One of the best looking guns out there IMHO.

July 19, 2012, 12:26 AM
I do not own a S/W M&P, so maybe I am uninformed as to which is better.

However, I do own a Turk made Beretta 92f. I also own the Tanfoglio Force/Carry/Police.

The CZ/Tan points better than anything I have ever owned. Having said this, I really, really like the Berretta design and platform. Never a single problem what-so-ever. Recoil is not a factor at all. Very easy 2nd shot placement.

July 19, 2012, 12:35 AM
If I didn't have any 9mms I would get the M&P. In absolute terms I like it the best. Me personally however I would get the Beretta. I have always wanted to own one just because it is kind of an iconic gun.

For range and occasional open carry any of them will do.

You could get one of the Turkish clones and if you shop hard for a used M&P and be reasonably close to the price of a new Beretta (of course then you need two sets of mags, two holsters, two sets of mag pouches etc). I find used M&Ps occasionally for $400 but usually a little more.

July 19, 2012, 12:47 AM
CZ compact

July 19, 2012, 01:40 AM
I own ten 9mm handguns, and none of them are on your list. However I have shot all of them and I like the Beretta the best. CZ 75s are good, but I have seen a few jam at the range. And for a carry gun I am not comfortable with the trigger design of the M&P, though I do see you can now buy them with a safety.

July 19, 2012, 01:50 AM
out of those options, i would go for the beretta. fun guns to shoot and i really like the open barrel design for some reason...

July 19, 2012, 01:55 AM
I already have a Glock 19 and a Beretta 92A1. I am still learning to master the 92 (before moving onto the Glock 19), but if I was going to get another 9mm handgun (I won't; if I were to get another handgun I probably will get one in .45 ACP) I would probably get a Sig Sauer. I know next to nothing about Sig Sauer but I am the only guy with a Glock among my handgun friends, who all have at least a Sig Sauer and then some other 9mm, or just the Sig. So, there must be SOMETHING about the Sig that they like.

July 19, 2012, 02:29 AM
Everybody wants to shoot my glock 34 at the range.. accurate and fun gun as long as you aren't glockphobic. Just kidding, but I think its an excellent open carry choice which is one of the reasons I chose it.


July 19, 2012, 02:41 AM
Of the three mentioned, S&W M&P9.

I would rather have an original CZ75, purely because I liked them when they were first available, and quite hard to get, back in the day.

The large 9mm I actually have on layaway right now is a Glock G17. I am hoping my chief signs a new policy allowing the 9mm counterparts to our presently-authorized .40 duty pistols, as an option for those of who would rather tote 9mm. Cumulative .40 recoil is killing my bad wrist.

July 19, 2012, 07:40 AM
This was a split vote for me but I ended up voting for the 92fs. Here's why;

Looks during open carry - 92fs Inox.

Range fun - CZ75b.

July 19, 2012, 08:02 AM
CZ 75, another would be my 4th

July 19, 2012, 09:13 AM
CZ 75 here as well.

July 19, 2012, 09:16 AM
I voted Beretta out of the 3 you listed but would get a Sig 226

July 19, 2012, 10:01 AM
None of the above.

July 19, 2012, 10:32 AM
Given the choices you gave, I would take the CZ 75B. I already have a Baretta 92FS, or that would have been my first choice.

I would have to handle/shoot the weapon, but assuming all three are comparable in accuracy and reliability I will go with the more esthetically appealing one. The CZ is a beautiful looking weapon.

I'm sure the S&W M&P is a fine pistol, too, but compared to the other two, it's uglier than sin.


July 19, 2012, 07:07 PM
I agree Chief


July 20, 2012, 04:55 AM
Since I have the CZ 75B I went with the 92FS. The M&P doesn't work for me.

July 20, 2012, 08:25 AM
I agree Chief

Sweet looking pistol!

Ever notice how guns are like babies?

It doesn't matter what they look like, to the people they belong to they're the most beautiful things in the world.


July 20, 2012, 09:04 AM
I would pick the Glock 17 over the ones mentioned...just me :).

From the choices mentioned, Beretta 92.

Bill Wilson was asked in a magazine interview if he could not carry one of his 1911s what he would carry, and his answer was a Beretta 92. At that time his personal Beretta 92 had over 50,000 rounds through it without a malfunction.

Just my .02,

July 20, 2012, 09:10 PM
None of the above

July 20, 2012, 09:21 PM
None of the above

Sooooo.... got anything to contribute or just gettin the post count up?

OP, Beretta 92 all the way. Ive enjoyed the many thousands of rounds I have through mine.

July 21, 2012, 01:20 AM
I have a bit of a soft spot for 91 series Berettas. We have been through a lot together and she has never let me down. I don't like having to hide her on me, but you said open carry...

July 21, 2012, 01:26 AM
CZ compact

Picked up another today......:what:

This CZ thing is borderline contagious......:rolleyes:

July 21, 2012, 01:29 AM
I already own a M&P FS9 but I want a Shield.

July 21, 2012, 11:16 AM
A SVI Infinity

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July 21, 2012, 11:37 PM
If I had to pick another 9mm, it would be the Steyr M9A1.

Reliable as a Glock, but with better ergonomics, and trigger.

July 22, 2012, 09:59 AM
Of those 3 choices, my personal preference would be the CZ. I don't care for polymer frame handguns and the Beretta is a bit chunky for me. My CZ-75B fits my hand perfectly, and is therefore easy for me to shoot with surprisingly little felt recoil. Gotta love the looks too (not quite a gorgeous as a well polished Hi Power, but nice in it's own right). The one thing I don't particularly care for is the 3 dot site setup, therefore I've thought about blacking out the rear dots to simplify/clean up the sight picture a bit.



July 22, 2012, 12:43 PM
I'd go with the M&P9 with the range carry kit.

July 22, 2012, 02:49 PM
I gotta go with the M&P. The CZ is just too pretty to beat up. I have a Hi-Power I used to carry but decided if something happened to it I would be very sad. Switched to a Glock.

July 22, 2012, 02:57 PM
No interest in Springfield, OP? I love my XDM 4.5 9mm. I just picked up a Shield for my CCW, so I think the M&P is a good choice, too.

July 22, 2012, 03:02 PM
the 92FS has decades of support, plus the mags are dirt cheap.

July 22, 2012, 08:44 PM
Not listed. Browning Hi Power. Used one, it worked. But the FMJ ammo wasn't ideal, so I went back to the 1911. Still FMJ, but a bigger hole to start with.

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