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One Good Nine For Overall Use

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rjk2475, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. rjk2475

    rjk2475 Well-Known Member


    i've beeen dumping some guns to change some of my "inventory". my 1911 and mdl. 15 are keepers, as is my high std .22. i would like one good 9mm for range, some ccw, and some games- about 2-300 rounds a month. please help me decide.
  2. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Well-Known Member

    Glock 17,19
    S&W M&P
    Springfied XD
    CZ 75

    All about $500 and change (less for CZ), all polymer (except CZ=Steel), all reliable. Some people shy away from S&W but I like my 2.

    The Glocks are probably the best selling 9mm in the world.
  3. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    FNP-9M 15 rounds, very tight package for CCW and can be had from CDNN for $389 (less for the DAO version). Great pistol.

    CZ 75D PCR, 14 rounds, again a very tight package for CCW but nice shooter, alloy frame, looks beautiful with CZ wood grips, takes to fine tuning very well. 15# mainspring is easy to install and you won't look back after putting it in. Any CZ in 9mm is going to be fantastic though. And Mec-Gar magazines are widely available and pretty cheap at $20 apiece. Very competitive, factory magazine manufacturer.

    Glock 19, another 15 rounder, magazines are inexpensive and plentiful, rugged, the smooth sides make it great for CC, despite its somewhat blocky look the slide sits very low, tight package, like the FNP and CZ they are exceedingly reliable, if you are a member of the military, police, firefighter, emt, etc etc basically any public servant you can take advantage of Glocks Homeland Security package, which is a stock Glock 9/40/357 model for $398.20 with three magazines, you can order about anything Glock makes from the same order form.

    The PCR can be used with CZs excellent Kadet Kit, the FNP comes with three magazines, every holster ever made has a model specifically for the Glock, those are all very solid options.
  4. TiAgM3

    TiAgM3 Member

    XD 9 subcompact or service. I've put 500 rounds through my XD 9 sc w/ no failures and various FMJ and JHP ammo.
  5. tribbles

    tribbles Well-Known Member

    C'mon, give the Sigs some lovin'. I don't think you could go wrong with a P226. Plenty of people carry them concealed, and mine's never failed to go bang on me yet.

    Incidentally, Mec-Gar supplies OEM mags for Sig (among others), so mag availability is a non-issue.
  6. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    I love Mec-Gar, they are the greatest magazine maker of all.
  7. KBintheSLC

    KBintheSLC Well-Known Member

    10 different users will give you 10 different opinions...
  8. rjk2475

    rjk2475 Well-Known Member

    guns i've tried:

    Glock(just doesn't fit)

    most important would be reliability, accuracy, trigger, capacity, and sights
  9. flyby

    flyby Well-Known Member

    +1 ..is easy to find rentals to see which fits your hand better(as most ranges have them) ..also very rugged and reliable.
    My G19 is very accurate also..(contrary to what some may believe)
  10. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    I love my G19. There are a lot of Glock Haters around here but I have never once had a single issue.
  11. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    If you are looking for range AND CC use in a 9mm, it's tough to go wrong with a Glock 19 or 26. Butt ugly, but they go BANG every time you pull the trigger, and that is ALL you have to do .. pull the trigger.

    I started looking for a 19, but found a very nice used 26 for a good price and have been very happy with it.
  12. dasmi

    dasmi Well-Known Member

    My vote goes for the Glock 19
  13. DawgFvr

    DawgFvr Well-Known Member

    I agree mgkdrgn. Glock 26 in the MTAC holster is the go to weapon of choice.
  14. cpirtle

    cpirtle Well-Known Member

    Springfield EMP or Dan Wesson PM-9

    There are 2 DW PM9's in the for sale section now.

    What the heck, you already like the 1911 platform..
  15. rjk2475

    rjk2475 Well-Known Member

    unfortunately, i have to eliminate Glock. the front sight goes way high in my hand.
  16. Marcus L.

    Marcus L. Well-Known Member

    I like Sigs.....give the P229 a try.
  17. NC-Mike

    NC-Mike Well-Known Member

    Old school baby. :)

    Browning High-Power.
  18. SureThing

    SureThing Well-Known Member

    I will only advise the ones I have owned and liked.

    Beretta 92
    CZ 75
    Glock 17 or 34
  19. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed Well-Known Member

    Pay your money and take your chances. I like just about all of them, Glocks, Sigs, HKs, S&Ws. My favorite for CC is the Sig 239 but you need to decide what fits you best.
  20. Dr. Fresh

    Dr. Fresh Well-Known Member

    A used S&W semiauto. I love my Model 59.

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