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Non-expensive 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Confucius, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Confucius

    Confucius Member

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Glad to be here!

    Couple of facts: I know a good bit about handguns (own several and shoot regularly) but am certainly no expert.

    I own multiple handguns in .45, also .40 S&W, and consider them superior in most respects, but for the purpose of this thread I'm looking for an affordable 9mm, for several reasons (capacity, recoil - if you're really interested).

    So, the title says it all. This isn't necessarily a carry gun, although it could be used as such, so size is not the most important criteria. I'm thinking more a general purpose, high capacity weapon that has relatively low recoil. Obviously, by the title of the thread, I need something affordable, no sig 220's here - preferably under $500 but anything thereabouts is not unacceptable.

    I have several guns in mind but would like to throw it open to the board....what 9mm works for you?
  2. Bartkowski

    Bartkowski Well-Known Member

    Sig P6 works great for me. I don't carry but it works fine on the range. Not much capacity though. I believe they come with 8 round magazines.

    Great guns though and they are only $280 give or take $20 depending on where you are.
  3. thatguy123

    thatguy123 Active Member

    I'd say a CZ75B would meet your criteria, great guns and fairly cheap (about $450)
  4. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    I really like S&W 59xx 3rd gen 9mms. Lots of used ones and police trade-ins on the market for great prices.
  5. KingAirDriver

    KingAirDriver Well-Known Member

    I was going to say a CZ75B as well. Although I've never owned/shot one, they're supposed to be excellent and fit within your budget. Either a CZ75 Compact Stainless or Sig P6 will probably be my next pistol.

    You could look at an XD-9sc, M&Pc, or Glock 19/26. Beretta's new PX4sc is out, but I don't know the price on them. I think most of those can be had around $500, or a tad higher. :)
  6. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    CZ 75 or Ruger P95.
  7. burningsquirrels

    burningsquirrels Well-Known Member

    if it were me, i'd grab a used CZ75... but to be broad, there's a plethora of used glock, fnp9, beretta, and smith pistols out there. cdnninvestments.com has great deals for around 300... add shipping and ffl, you might be looking at less than 350 for a decent pistol.
  8. Confucius

    Confucius Member

    CZ-75 is in fact on my list - I was hoping perhaps to get some feedback here. I've never fired or handled one, but I may have to check one out. The only thing I've heard (besides excellent reliability) is long trigger pull? Not having fired one, this may not be accurate....
  9. Fleetwood_Captain

    Fleetwood_Captain Well-Known Member

    Well how cheap do you want to go?

    You could pick up a new Hi-Point for under $200 or a S&W Sigma for under $300. Or you could just get a gently used Glock for under $400.

    Myself, I wouldn't mind having a 9mm Colt 1911. I plan on waiting till I can find a good deal on a used one though.

    Buying a nine is getting to be a good idea these days. The price of ammo just keeps going up.
  10. burningsquirrels

    burningsquirrels Well-Known Member

    yes, some people find the trigger pull to be a long reach... which is different than a long pull. the newer models come with a recurve trigger that shortens the amount of reach needed to get the finger to the trigger compared to the older models.

    check any of the CZ related threads here to see what the going consensus is regarding CZ pistols. :)
  11. Confucius

    Confucius Member

    Burning, you're right, I meant a long reach. Doesn't seem to be a problem with the USP or beretta's that I have shot, so I'm not sure what to expect from the CZ.

    Not sure if I want to go into Hi-point territory....I can definitely afford $300-400+ as of now. Talk to me in 6 months, I may have changed my tune :)
  12. Relayer

    Relayer Well-Known Member

    I have a CZ P-01 that I love.

    Very accurate, very reliable, and very good looking gun, imo.

    Feels great in the hand, natural pointer.

    Go to a local store and handle one. If you can find a range where you can't rent one, you just might find that you love it, too.
  13. burningsquirrels

    burningsquirrels Well-Known Member

    i've got smaller hands and the DA pull is still fine for me. my fiance is 5'1" and she has no problems with it. :) she shoots USPSA limited division with her CZ, with the factory rubber grips and all.
  14. Ohio Rifleman

    Ohio Rifleman Well-Known Member

    I second the P6 as a quality, inexpensive 9mm. Low capacity, but so what? It's an excellent gun at a great price. You won't be disappointed. Where else can you get a Sig for $300?
  15. Northslope Nimrod

    Northslope Nimrod Well-Known Member

    I've got a CZ P-01. But a 75B or a compact can be had for less. Go with full size for more capacity. Ruger is a good option as well. I've also seen some used Taurus 92's for less than $400.
  16. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member

    Ruger P95DC

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    Bersa in full size or compact.
    reliable and accurate.
  18. redraidermgr

    redraidermgr Well-Known Member

    CZ or The Ruger. The P89 is a great gun!
  19. Beagle-zebub

    Beagle-zebub Well-Known Member

    Your price-range gives you a slew of pistols to choose from, but the CZ is the only one that springs to mind that is made entirely of steel. Certain models of the Beretta 92 are comfortably within your range, too, or at least are if you go to Bud's.
  20. Aka Zero

    Aka Zero Well-Known Member

    If you are concerned about long DA pull. CZ75b-SA.

    Has a short trigger pull. Single action only, could carry cocked and locked though. Recoil is completely controllable.

    Came with 2, 16 round mags. Can take the 19 round SP-01 mags as well.

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