What is your favorite 9mm to shoot?


September 5, 2013, 11:22 PM
Too many 9's, such little time. For those who seem to be accumulating 9mm's like a bad habit, which is your favorite to shoot?

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Gary A
September 5, 2013, 11:23 PM
Browning Hi Power. 2nd place is not even close.

September 5, 2013, 11:25 PM
CZ 75 Custom Shadow (not the SPO1 Shadow), for SURE!

September 5, 2013, 11:32 PM
Steyr m9.

September 5, 2013, 11:38 PM
Sig P226 Tac Ops with all 5-20rd magazines loaded and ready to rock. You can really go through some ammo that way!

September 5, 2013, 11:47 PM
S&w 5906

Ruger Blackhawk

September 5, 2013, 11:49 PM
Beretta 92

September 5, 2013, 11:54 PM
BHP and 92FS

September 5, 2013, 11:59 PM
Browning HP and Beretta 92FS, but the Browning wins, by virtue of the number I own (5 vs. 1).

September 6, 2013, 12:18 AM

September 6, 2013, 12:31 AM
Though I've never had the pleasure of owning a BHP, shooting one felt so right :cool:

September 6, 2013, 12:33 AM
I'm gonna have to buy/shoot a BHP to see what all the fuss is about.

September 6, 2013, 12:49 AM
Sig 228 and 226. I liked them so much that I wouldn't even bring the others to the range and eventually ended up selling my other non-Sig auto loaders. But I did juat buy a HK P7M8, so we'll see how that works out :D

September 6, 2013, 01:16 AM
Browning HP has to be my hands down favorite, with the CZ-75 running a close second. There's just something about an all steel gun with an exposed hammer that feels right.

September 6, 2013, 01:20 AM
Browning HiPower. Nothing else comes close for me. And I've either owned or shot em all.

September 6, 2013, 01:23 AM
BHP by a country mile.

September 6, 2013, 02:18 AM
Walther PPQ.

September 6, 2013, 03:24 AM
I loves me my Beretta 92FS.

But I'd also love to add a Browning High Power to my small collection of pistols.


September 6, 2013, 03:38 AM
I'm gonna have to buy/shoot a BHP to see what all the fuss is about.
No kidding about that BHP. Do they sell em with a massive dose of pixie dust or what?

I had to vote Glock. The only other 9 I've ever shot was a Beretta M9 and I hated it.

September 6, 2013, 03:45 AM
Of course no one would ever vote for Ruger so why bother to put it on the list of choices...:rolleyes:

September 6, 2013, 04:01 AM
I prefer my FNS9, hence a vote for other.
M&P9 would be a close second with the M&P shield with extended mag also a close second.

September 6, 2013, 04:02 AM
UZI !!! :neener:

September 6, 2013, 07:01 AM
For me it would be either my EAA Witness Match or my CZ 75B. I sure would like a whack at BHP.

September 6, 2013, 08:30 AM
S&W model 39-2.

September 6, 2013, 08:32 AM
Gentlemen...sometimes old school is best. Go Hi Power.

September 6, 2013, 08:38 AM
My favorite by far is my Hi Power, with my 9mm 1911 running a close second, and my CZ75B is my third.....and I am not a 9mm guy!!

September 6, 2013, 08:48 AM
although I like my sig and Glocks this is my favorite

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/pprudowe/DSCN0084-1.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/pprudowe/media/DSCN0084-1.jpg.html)

September 6, 2013, 08:55 AM
G17, followed by M1991A1 in 9, then G34

September 6, 2013, 09:34 AM

Gary A
September 6, 2013, 09:53 AM
Fryerpower said Of course no one would ever vote for Ruger so why bother to put it on the list of choices...
I'm a pretty big Ruger fan, in general, for a number of reasons, and I have a P95 which is a great pistol and used to have a P89. But, shoot either alongside a Hi Power and experience the truth of Fryerpower's words. Haven't shot an SR9.

September 6, 2013, 11:44 AM
Voted for the CZ75 but actually it's a PCR.
Followed by an 85 Combat.

September 6, 2013, 12:26 PM
CZ-75B SA with CZ factory upgrade trigger.

I am impressed by the response for the BHP; have always wanted one but have never shot one. Someday...

September 6, 2013, 12:32 PM
9mm RIA Tactical 1911. Second choice would be my M&P 9

September 6, 2013, 12:49 PM
I love my 92fs, but I really like shooting my 9mm ar15!!

September 6, 2013, 12:53 PM
To shoot? Glock. To own? Hi-Power.

September 6, 2013, 01:14 PM
I've shot a Glock before. It was okay. No where near as good as the Hi Power. Or the CZ. Not bad, . . . but not as good.

September 6, 2013, 01:20 PM
Taurus PT-92/99.

September 6, 2013, 02:17 PM
An original Sig P210 is probably the sweetest shooting gun I have ever fired. I've seen the new P210 legends, but they are just not the same.

September 6, 2013, 02:37 PM
The old Hi Power, hands down! I use a modern, polymer wonder nine for SD/HD but the old Browning is an amazing gun to actually shoot.

Claude Clay
September 6, 2013, 02:41 PM
K & K P7M8 is my favorite.

Roadking Rider
September 6, 2013, 04:24 PM
CZ75. Specifically the P0-1

September 6, 2013, 06:23 PM
My favorite is a toss up between my CZ SP-01 and my 75 matte stainless. I like all my CZ's but those two are tops for what 9mm i like to shoot. When i carry it tends to be the P-01.

September 6, 2013, 07:12 PM
For the past couple of years it has been the CZ85 Combat. Basically a CZ75 with ambidexterous controls and a few other features. Incredibly accurate and good shooting gun.

September 6, 2013, 08:50 PM
PT92, love it.

September 6, 2013, 09:00 PM
Browning Hi-Power. A magnificent handgun that was way ahead of its time. Still is. Mine saved my life. :)

September 6, 2013, 10:28 PM
My experience doesn't reflect the results of this poll. The range I shoot at is not a huge range. It's not in a metropolitan area. But, I've NEVER seen anyone, but me, with a Hi-Power. The Tupperware pistols are everywhere. Glocks seem to be the most prevalent models. A lot of folks bring 1911s. And there are a lot of different brands and almost innumerable models of them.

Outlaw Man
September 6, 2013, 10:48 PM
H&K MP5.

As far as traditional pistols, Hi Power (even the ones whose hammers bite my hand).

Sig P226 is a close second, with the caveat that I've never shot a 9mm 1911.

September 6, 2013, 10:49 PM
Browning Hi-power

September 6, 2013, 10:53 PM
My apologies to all the Ruger folks, when I picked 12 entries for the poll, I wasn't sure I could think of that many different 9's. I came up a bit short. I guess I left out HK and Taurus as well.

September 6, 2013, 11:04 PM
FNX 9 is pretty darn nice.

September 6, 2013, 11:16 PM
My experience doesn't reflect the results of this poll. The range I shoot at is not a huge range. It's not in a metropolitan area. But, I've NEVER seen anyone, but me, with a Hi-Power. The Tupperware pistols are everywhere. Glocks seem to be the most prevalent models. A lot of folks bring 1911s. And there are a lot of different brands and almost innumerable models of them.

That's an interesting observation, I have observed the same thing, I don't think I have ever seen another Hi Power on the range. Everyone seems fascinated with the latest Glocks, Berettas, Judges, and 500 S&W's. But that doesn't mean they're their favorites to shoot.

My Hi Power sat in my guns safe for nearly a decade, while I played with many other pistols, and one day I took it out and realized how much I enjoyed shooting it. It handled so well, and had such a slim profile. It fits easily in a holster without having to stretch the holster out like snake that just ate a piglet. And it's very accurate.

I think you would see more of them if they were as prevalent as Glocks are in the gun shops, and if the prices were a little less, they have always gone for a bit more dollars for as long as I can remember. Nice guns though.

September 6, 2013, 11:31 PM

September 6, 2013, 11:41 PM
I love the BHP! Fun to shoot!

September 7, 2013, 12:03 AM
The top dog in this category ( for me ) is, without a doubt, the Smith and Wesson 5906TSW. M&P's are nice guns, but this Pistol is in a whole different League. Belgian Hi powers are very nice. :)

September 7, 2013, 12:12 AM
I love a lot of these, but lately I can't get enough of my wife's XD-9, and she is starting to get upset about it.

September 7, 2013, 12:18 AM
My experience doesn't reflect the results of this poll. The range I shoot at is not a huge range. It's not in a metropolitan area. But, I've NEVER seen anyone, but me, with a Hi-Power. The Tupperware pistols are everywhere. Glocks seem to be the most prevalent models. A lot of folks bring 1911s. And there are a lot of different brands and almost innumerable models of them.
I've never seen a BHP at the range either. In fact, I've never seen a 1911 there either. I always see Glocks, a lot of revolvers, and rifles.

September 7, 2013, 12:58 AM
walther ppq

September 7, 2013, 04:01 AM
The only 9s I own are 1911s..... and they are my favorites.

September 7, 2013, 06:33 AM
CZ75. It's as if it were built for me.

Followed by Caracal C.

September 7, 2013, 06:39 AM
I have quite a few 9mm. pistols to choose from but my one true favorite is my Browning Hi-Power Mk.II.

September 7, 2013, 11:21 AM
Browning Hi-Power.

September 7, 2013, 11:36 AM
The hi power seems to dominate this thread

Gary A
September 7, 2013, 12:14 PM
"It's a Hi Power thing. You wouldn't understand." LOL (with apologies to Jeep)

Critical J
September 7, 2013, 12:22 PM
I prefer the Beretta 92, myself...


el Godfather
September 7, 2013, 05:07 PM
Voted other in favor of HK. Like Expert, Elite, P30, mp5sd, P7.....

September 7, 2013, 05:14 PM
browning hi power

I like it more then the 1911 I used to worship. in the hand, the hi power feels like it melts into my hands becoming part of my arm. now it took a little money time and research to fix the trigger issue. the factory 12lbs pull had to be fixed.
after 22lb hammer spring, C&S hammer and sear,lightened sear spring, stiffer 18.5 recoil spring w/buff and removing the mag safety I have a pull weight of 4.8 lbs and no hammer follow. throw in a set of maccassar ebony grips from craig spegel, and Iv got a gun im taking to the grave.

September 7, 2013, 05:37 PM
I only have two, neither of which is on your list, so I chose "other". Those two I do have are from Kel-Tec (PF9) and Ruger (P95.) Believe it or not, it is actually difficult for me to say which is more fun to shoot. Each has its own traits that both enhance, and detract from, the range experience.

Gary A
September 7, 2013, 05:46 PM
I love the P95 but for entirely different reasons than I love the Hi Power. The P95 is the AK47 of 9mm handguns. It ain't a beauty queen but it'll always be there for you when you need it to perform.

It's not nearly as much fun to shoot, though.

September 7, 2013, 05:52 PM
Here is one of my favorites 9MM autos (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=141031&stc=1&d=1303602426). I shot it, along with some other pistols, revolvers, and calibers today.

Mat, not doormat
September 7, 2013, 07:06 PM

September 7, 2013, 07:31 PM
I don't own any full-size 9's, preferring compact/subcompact for off-duty, and retirement, usage.

I own a couple of G26's, a 3913, CS9 & a SW999c (in the original AS mode, giving it DA & SA capability).

After having worked as a LE firearms instructor for more than 20 years, I don't shoot for "enjoyment". (Unless it's a Single Action revolver, perhaps, which provides some nostalgia in the form of remembering when I was growing up and first learning to shoot. ;) )

For those occasional instances when I find myself choosing a 9mm pistol to use while working a range session, and I don't feel I'll need one of my .40's or .45's for instruction & demo purposes, I'll sometimes choose either my 3913 or my SW999c. Both are lightweight (although the 999c is obviously a bit lighter, having a "plastic" frame), and for those times when I feel like running slow-fire drills out at 50-75+ yds, the SA trigger on the 999c is outstanding.

Sure, I've run both of my G26's out to 100 yds for accuracy drills, and they're capable of doing the job. Good enough "tools" for their intended roles. I can make them work ... but their grip, ergos and triggers are ... not something that makes me go "hmmm".

I bought a M&P 40c instead of a 9c, but the 9c's I've used have all been better balanced and possessed of more comfortable ergonomics. Their triggers are also a bit lackluster, but certainly serviceable.

If I'm looking at it from an overall perspective, though ... meaning more than just a good quality "service" gun ... I simply like the grip angles, ergos and balance of the 3913 & 999c. I prefer the trigger pull & recovery characteristics of them to that of the G26's. Also, as good as the 3913's trigger pull is in both DA & SA modes, the 999c is noticeably better when it comes to smoothness and lightness.

My CS9 runs a close second to the 3rd gen S&W and the S&W/Walther.

Now, if I were going to be picking a full-size 9mm for range enjoyment & target shooting, it would be the 5906PC I borrowed from another instructor some years ago. The all-stainless steel frame gave it a great heft to mitigate the already-reduced recoil of the 9mm cartridge, and the accuracy was amazing. The PC trigger was amazing, and the tight tolerances of the PC gun, its Briley barrel bushing, made it seem amazingly easy to overlap holes on the targets. It handled and was even easier to shoot than an early 6906PC "training gun" I used off & on for many years.

September 7, 2013, 09:02 PM
Difficult to pick up just one. I haven't ever shot a Hi-Power (would love to), but out of those 9s I've shot, I'd say the CZ Shadow and G17 are the ones that fit my hand better. I also like my 92FS a lot and love my STAR 30M (the trigger is perhaps the best of all the group).

September 7, 2013, 09:07 PM
Today Sig P226 Elite. Yesterday it was a Sig M11-A1. Tomorrow it will probably be a Springfield EMP. Love the one you're with. :)

September 7, 2013, 09:24 PM
Walther PPQ

September 7, 2013, 09:33 PM
My absolute favorite is a Sig P229. An Hk would be a close second.

red rick
September 8, 2013, 10:42 AM
My vote is Dan Wesson Pointman 9 , 1911 .

September 8, 2013, 11:49 AM
Easily my friend's MP40.

Gary A
September 8, 2013, 12:55 PM
The longer this poll continues, it is interesting to see how spread out and diverse the opinions are. I voted Hi Power and I have great regard and respect for Glocks but I am a bit surprised that Glock rates so highly in the "favorite to shoot" category. Had it been a vote on most durable, or reliable, or practical, or best defense 9mm, or whatever, I would expect Glock to score very highly. But, in the category of "favorite to shoot", Glock's ranking surprises me a bit. This is NOT intended to be a slam on Glock. It's just a bit like picking olive drab as a favorite color. (And I'm sure it is for someone.)

September 8, 2013, 01:11 PM
love shooting it, comfortable like BHP or CZ 75, SA trigger like a tuned 1911.
Honorable mention goes to HK P7 and BHP.

September 8, 2013, 02:05 PM
Favorite to shoot might be based on the fact that the voter has only a Glock, or other, and that is his or her "favorite to shoot"...........:)

September 9, 2013, 09:02 AM
Love Both Glocks and Sig Sauers But I voted for Sig Sauer

September 9, 2013, 10:19 AM
Kahr K9. It shoots like it's much larger than it really is.

September 9, 2013, 01:22 PM
Browning Hi Power! I've owned two of them and still have one. I've owned and fired a couple of Smiths, a Star and a couple 1911s and maybe some others I forgot about. I liked them all but for different reasons, of course.

Gary A
September 9, 2013, 03:53 PM
Favorite to shoot might be based on the fact that the voter has only a Glock, or other, and that is his or her "favorite to shoot"...........

very good point

September 9, 2013, 04:07 PM
I'm gonna have to buy/shoot a BHP to see what all the fuss is about.
That's what I was thinking.

September 9, 2013, 08:03 PM
Another for the High Power. Nothing else has pointed as naturally.

Regular Joe
September 9, 2013, 11:45 PM
I'm one of those guys who has only Glocks, but I did that on purpose.
Between the 19, 17 and 17L, the 17L is the most fun to shoot, just because it's the most accurate and powerful.
There really is a power difference. My standard handload uses the 124 gr. Rem. JHP with a good dose of Blue Dot. From the 19, measured velocity at 10' from the muzzle is avg. 1,300. From the 17, it's 1,350. From the 17L, it's 1,400.
That makes all 3 perfectly viable for defense from any critter that I'm likely to encounter in the Nevada desert.
When I was 5, I got a Honda mini trail 50. I remember thinking that the controls were a bit awkward for me. During that ride, I resolved that ergonomics are just silly. I have this thing, and I'm entirely capable of making it work. I've kept that resolve ever since. By now, what matters to me is accuracy and reliability, along with the strength to standardize on a high performance load. It's all about making sense.

September 10, 2013, 01:47 PM
Which is your favorite 9mm to shoot?

Of the 9mm handguns that I've shot it would have to be the Sig P210. If you're talking about affordable 9mm handguns it would be the Browning Hipower.

September 10, 2013, 08:58 PM
Hi-Power, no question.

Second would probably be my Ruger SR9c.... in fact after I bought those two I said good bye to all my other 9mms (excepting my 9mm slide for a Sig P250 that never gets out of the box anymore).

September 10, 2013, 10:03 PM
My 2 favorites end in the number 2.
39-2 S&W

September 10, 2013, 10:04 PM
My Hi-Power is retired. Shoot the G-17 the most now,with the G-26 a distant second.

September 10, 2013, 10:08 PM

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September 10, 2013, 10:23 PM
Kahr CM-9 but then I only own one 9mm

September 10, 2013, 11:38 PM
I wish I had a Kahr K-9. I've shot one a few times. That has got to be the smoothest shooting compact I ever tried. :D

September 11, 2013, 09:03 PM
I own/have owned quite a few of the listed 9mms and find the Stoeger Cougar 8000 FT to be the most pleasant range shooter I have.

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv297/lowangz/100_2597_zpsb1de90ec.jpg (http://s693.photobucket.com/user/lowangz/media/100_2597_zpsb1de90ec.jpg.html)

September 11, 2013, 09:53 PM

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I have a v3 but the point remains, HK's are nice to shoot.

September 11, 2013, 10:01 PM
My other would be my Daewoo DP51.... just a very fun gun to shoot!

Honarable Mentions:

Sig 1911-22
Ruger SR -22
Taurus 1911
Beretta 81

....... I am now convinced I should stop here because this could keep going!

I like to shoot them all! :D

September 12, 2013, 12:42 AM
I have had a GREAT time shooting this baby, CZ SP-01 Phantom, my current carry pistol.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/CZ%20posters/CZbook4.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/armoredman/media/CZ%20posters/CZbook4.jpg.html)

But nowadays, this one seems to always be in my hand at the range. ;)
Usually without the NEBO light...:p

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/CZ%20P-09/Nebo2_zps938345a3.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/armoredman/media/CZ%20P-09/Nebo2_zps938345a3.jpg.html)

It's just plain fun to shoot.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/CZ%20P-09/base_zpsbf9d9b50.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/armoredman/media/CZ%20P-09/base_zpsbf9d9b50.jpg.html)

For all of you guys who posted loving the venerable Hi-Power, one of the greats in the world, here's a little Hi-Power porn for ya. My buddies Hi Power in it's brand new High Noon Red Nichols holster, the Maltese Falcon.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/High%20noon%20Gear/Nicholsholster12_zps42385e94.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/armoredman/media/High%20noon%20Gear/Nicholsholster12_zps42385e94.jpg.html)

September 12, 2013, 03:08 PM
Gllllloooooooocccccckkkkkkkk FTW!

September 12, 2013, 05:37 PM
As much as I love to shoot the Browning Hi Power and S&W 5906 I had to give my vote to the P08 Luger. It's so much fun!

September 12, 2013, 05:56 PM
CZ75. It's as if it were built for me.

Followed by Caracal C.
Same here! CZ75 BD Police model. About the only thing I'll change one day maybe is to get brighter night sites.
All of the BHP responses make me want to check it out...

September 12, 2013, 10:52 PM
The P-35 HiPower is a good pistol. It has a 13 round magazine, which is where the name comes from - it was the biggest standard fit detachable magazine for the era. Single action, and the newer models have larger safeties, as IIRC, the originals were quite small. It's a contemporary of the 1911. :)

September 12, 2013, 11:26 PM
Hk p30l

September 12, 2013, 11:53 PM
my one and only current 9mm, m&p9

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September 13, 2013, 05:14 AM
I will pick my G19. I am good to go with it. After carrying one for 13 years you tend to become attached to them.

September 13, 2013, 10:00 AM
Browning Hi Power:
Belgian-made MKII,
Digicamo MKIII.

September 14, 2013, 06:04 PM
Darn you guys! I haven't shot a Browning HiPower before - which likely means once I do, I'll want one based on the high acclaim its garnering here in this poll. :uhoh:

September 14, 2013, 06:20 PM

September 14, 2013, 06:23 PM
I checked the box for the Hi Power and realized that I like shooting my PCR (CZ-75 compact) even more. I changed my vote to the CZ 75 tho I'd be happy with either one if I could only have 1. The PCR is lighter, smaller and more accurate, in my hands. There's something about it....

September 14, 2013, 10:00 PM
Gonna have to say Beretta cause I don't have a High Power...

September 15, 2013, 05:26 PM
Walther P99 AS.

September 16, 2013, 07:51 PM
Beretta PX4 Storm Sub Compact 9mm

September 16, 2013, 09:03 PM
Springfield EMP, more fun than a barrel full of monkeys :)

September 16, 2013, 09:14 PM
hi power!! its the best 9.

September 16, 2013, 09:23 PM
My fun to shoot meter:
1941 Luger
CZ 75B
Beretta 92F

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Steve CT
September 16, 2013, 09:26 PM
I've shot about a dozen 9mm pistols, most of them personally owned.

The survivor is a very "old school" S&W Model 59. Unfortunately, in CT it is no longer a carry gun for me, with the magazine capacity restriction.

Once I had to choose between 10+1 in 9 mm or 8+1 in .45, my choice was clear.

The 59 is still the "house gun", 14+1 backed up by another 14 with no "at home" magazine restrictions

September 16, 2013, 10:04 PM
Browning Hi-Power, Gen 3 Glock 17, Sig P-225

September 17, 2013, 11:47 AM
CZ SP-01 Phantom with my CGW goodies.

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September 17, 2013, 10:49 PM
I voted for other because you failed to include Ruger. Especially the Ruger P95.

September 18, 2013, 02:36 AM
I voted for other because you failed to include Ruger. Especially the Ruger P95.

I have never shot one myself, but I rarely here bad things about the SR9. People seem to love the way they shoot

The Bushmaster
September 19, 2013, 09:53 AM
Firestar M43. A fun to shoot little gun and makes a very good carry weapon too.

September 19, 2013, 01:32 PM
Just picked up a Glock 17L seems to be very accurate so far, close second would be M&P 5" Pro w/FSS trigger, 3rd would be be the 92FS.

September 20, 2013, 08:41 AM
So the question is: What is your favorite 9mm to shoot?

And a Glock is winning the poll......outstanding. So, a plastic 9mm with a mushy trigger is a favorite to shoot over firearms like the Sig P-210, P-226, Browning Hi-Power, CZ 75, Beretta 92, etc..

Is it because I'm over 30 that I can't comprehend this?

September 20, 2013, 04:58 PM
It all boils down to ownership. Simply, more people on this forum probably OWN a Glock. Given the availability and cost prohibitiveness of some of the other really NICE pistols out there, and there are just not as many in people's hands. That kind of messes up a comparison. Unless we all have access to ALL pistols, we may not know which one we prefer.

September 20, 2013, 05:10 PM
I vote . . . PA-63!

September 20, 2013, 10:19 PM
No H&K's on there? I know the old expression about them, but they still make some great handguns. The P7M13 is my emotional favorite, but a regular USP9 full size is my shooter of choice.

September 20, 2013, 10:30 PM
My Browning Hi Powers are my favorite 9 mms
I shoot my Glock 17s or Glock 19s the most these days.
Have several Beretta 92s and a Smith & Wesson 5906.
Sig Sauers too.
Carry a Kahr PM9 in a pocket a lot these days.
Shoot and carry .40 & 45 the most but still spend plenty of time with all the nines that have accumulated in my safe over the years.

Old Dog
September 21, 2013, 12:12 AM
No real surprises or consensus here. The ubiquitous Glock (affordable and easily obtained) ...

SIGs ... softest shooters, most accurate 9mm production pistols out of the box.

Beretta 92/M9 platform, uniformly excellent, yet still bemoaned by those of us who cut our teeth on the 1911 ...

Taurus PT-92/99 ... loved by those who own 'em ... Put the safety/decocker where it belongs, Pietro ...

S&W M&P-9 ... possibly the most ergonomic service-sized pistol on the market ...

The legendary CZ-75 ... feels great in the hand, sexy looks, dead-nuts reliable ...

Browning Hi-Power ... choice of the snobs ...

3rd generation S&W ... served LE superbly for years until the Austrian invasion ...

H&K P7, USP, P30 ... if you drive a BMW, you probably own an H&K pistol ...

I love 'em all. It's good to have choices.

September 22, 2013, 04:48 AM
Really enjoy kahrs.

September 23, 2013, 01:51 AM
1951 9mm Colt Commander

October 2, 2013, 03:17 PM
1951 9mm Colt Commander

That calls for a photo. :)

October 3, 2013, 03:41 PM
CZ p09, p07, 75b, DE1911, beretta 92...........someday maeby a BHP.

October 3, 2013, 06:13 PM
Here's one.


October 3, 2013, 06:23 PM
Here's one.

Envy rears it's ugly green head again. :o

October 3, 2013, 08:28 PM
A CZ75 or Hi power Get my vote for the best shooting 9mm's out there.

I unfortunately don't own either :o.

My XD service with a trigger job shoots very nice compared to the other service pistols I have shot/owned.

October 4, 2013, 07:32 AM
Custom SIG P250 9mm hybrid (subcompact slide on a bobbed compact grip module). I have never in my life shot a pistol that feels so good in my hand or aims so naturally (look at target, close eyes, raise pistol, open eyes and front/rear sights are aligned on target). Just amazing!

October 4, 2013, 04:15 PM
It was a tie between SIG p229 and Walther p5, for a long time.

Then I fired a sure-nuff SIG-Sauer p210. Stick a fork in it, it's done. Finest handgun I ever held, fired, admired.

October 4, 2013, 07:46 PM
Glock 17. I would probably like 17L even more.

I also shot Berettas (92 and Storm), Xd, Ruger and Mackarov. I am still most consistent with my plastic brick.

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October 5, 2013, 01:49 AM
No real surprises or consensus here...

Browning Hi-Power ... choice of the snobs ...

Hey, I resemble that remark!!

SIGs ... softest shooters, most accurate 9mm production pistols out of the box.

In all seriousness I got rid of all but one of my Sig 9mm's when I found the Ruger SR9c, no point in having another 9mm besides a Hi-Power, my opinion... I just kept the 9mm slide for my Sig P250.

Ignition Override
October 5, 2013, 04:38 AM
Has anybody tied out the Bersa UC9? I've never owned a handgun (rifle guy), and only tried guys' various types on a very random, irregular basis.

I tried out the Bersa Thunder two weeks ago and it is much more pleasant than the Polish P-64 (in 9x18 Mak.).

Having only read about the UC9, compared with the slim Thunder and Sig 232 or Maks, would the UC9 be a bit more uncomfy as a CCW inside a waistband? We live in the warm Memphis climate.

October 5, 2013, 01:32 PM
My favorite handgun to shoot, is the P9 series HK, in 9mm. I shoot them better than my P210, or any other 9mm I've owned.[LOTS]

October 5, 2013, 06:10 PM
For me, it is the SIG 225. No other pistol fits my hand as well.

The combination of ergonomics, size, weight, sights, trigger make it my favorite 9.m.m.

The WALTHER P-99 would be my second.


bdb benzino
October 7, 2013, 03:48 AM
Has anybody tied out the Bersa UC9?

I had one and I truly regret selling it. It was totally reliable with all ammo tried, and easy to shoot accurately for me and my wife. If I run across one for a good deal I wont be making that mistake again!

Jim NE
October 7, 2013, 09:56 AM
The best 9mm in my collection at this point is the Ruger SR9c, but I should mention that I also own a CZ 75BD Police that I haven't yet had an opportunity to shoot. Schedules and 9mm ammo shortages have contributed to the CZ's inactivity.

It's possible that the CZ will be a better gun than the Ruger, I guess, but I'd never get rid of the Ruger, as it's light years ahead in concealability. And it shoots so darn nice :).

9 mm's I'd like to own but probably won't:
- Browning Hi Power (too expensive...for me)
- Taurus PT-92 (too big and heavy for carry)
- CZ P 09 (big capacity, but only holds 2 more rounds than my SR9c)

October 7, 2013, 01:59 PM
The one I carry the most now days is a S&W, S.D.9 . It has had night sights put on it and the trigger has been ok. It is accurate & reliable. And if it is lost or damaged I am not out alot of money. These are fine pistols, and I feel they are a much better buy than some of the more expensive models! I would strongly suggest these guns to anyone looking for a great Self-defense pistol! JMO.

October 8, 2013, 04:25 PM
Star BM. Sold it, but it shot better than my Luger or HP.

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