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Steel frame semi-autos?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Eric's Big Head, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Eric's Big Head

    Eric's Big Head Well-Known Member

    How many different ALL STEEL pistols are out there in the mainstream current market? No 1911's please.

    I was looking into Sigs and noticed a few of their models have stainless steel frames, but nothing that is plain Jane. The 2nd Gen Sig p226 had a stainless steel frame without the rail. BEAUTIFUL, but hard to come by.
  2. kurt1305

    kurt1305 Well-Known Member

    Cz 75b
  3. eerw

    eerw Well-Known Member

    CZ has a whole line up

    75B ( 75BD)
    75B SA
    SP01 ( std, tactical 9 and 40, Shadow)
    75 Shadow
    97B ( 97BD)
  4. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    The CZ75 and Browning Hi-Power came first to mind. While not in current production, Smith & Wesson "old-school" metal-frame pistols, many of which are all stainless steel, are abundant on the used market.
  5. crazysccrmd

    crazysccrmd Well-Known Member

    Browning Hi-Power
  6. sigarms228

    sigarms228 Well-Known Member

  7. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    CZ, Hi Power, P38, Stainless Sigs,
  8. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    If you can find one of the S&W 5906 guns used they are probably the best of the steel framed 9mm's
  9. Mr.Blue

    Mr.Blue Well-Known Member

    Since I bought my first CZ, an SP-01, I have not bought another brand of pistol. 5 straight CZ's. The 75 platform is sublime, not to mention reasonably priced. I prefer steel over polymer so I was a perfect match with CZ.
  10. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Well-Known Member

    If you decide to look at the Walther P38, make sure it is actually a steel-framed P38, and not the alloy-framed P1, which is what is currently flooding the market quite cheaply and abundantly.

    I assume the OP is wondering about guns that are currently in production. Honestly, there aren't many anymore, especially when ruling out 1911s. There the Browning Hi Power, the Kahr K-series, Sig's P-series, some CZs, Walther PPK and PPK/s, and only one or two metal-frame S&W autos... that's all that comes to mind.

  11. Hossfly68

    Hossfly68 Well-Known Member

    EAA Witness...... They call it a clone of the CZ, but I like it more.
  12. Bozwell

    Bozwell Well-Known Member

    I'll agree with the CZ recommendation. Absolutely fantastic pistols and I'm a huge fan of their steel guns. Tanfoglio's are very nice too but the problem there is you have to deal with EAA support instead of CZ support. I've heard lots of stories about mediocre at best support from EAA. On the other hand, CZ and the CZ custom shop have been 110% in my experience. If something goes wrong with the gun down the road, I'll take CZ support any day of the week.
  13. priler

    priler Well-Known Member

    besides the ones already mentioned,here's a few more.

    magnum research baby desert eagle,different sizes and cal..
    armscor map1.
    CAI arcus 98 and 94
    kahr has several models.
    armalite ar-24,4 models.

    there's also many out of production like h&k p7 models,s&w had many,beretta has some that are expensive and collectible like steel 1 and billenium,star had a whole bunch and so many more.
  14. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the HK P7 and PSP's.
    Kahr K9, and Mk9.

    Did someone say 1911?
  15. Sonic82

    Sonic82 Active Member

    Both non-current, but two of the best steel pistols ever made. Beretta Steel 1 and Billennium.
  16. BossHogg

    BossHogg Well-Known Member

    Beretta, C-Z and about any 3 gen. S&W. Steel are my favorite guns for the range, just to dang-blasted heavy for carry. I guess I'm getting old.

    I really like the 3 gen. S&W's some really fine guns and seem to be everywhere on the market right now.
  17. MidwestRookie

    MidwestRookie Well-Known Member

    Beretta doesn't make any current production guns with a steel frame..

    Well, technically you can still order a Steel I model from Beretta Australia, but its close to $3500 and doubtful you can get one shipped here. I'd take a Steel I over two of anything mentioned in the thread so far without blinking..
  18. txgunsuscg

    txgunsuscg Well-Known Member

    I highly recommend the CZ. Be careful with CZ clones, I had an Armalite AR-24 and I'll never touch that brand again...
  19. scythefwd

    scythefwd Well-Known Member

    Baretta 92? How'd that get skipped? Some CZ are not steel but alloy frames (2075 BD for example).

    Not a lot left for those of us who prefer blued steel.
  20. Hossfly68

    Hossfly68 Well-Known Member

    Tanfoglio (ie-Witness) problems are over reported from the research I've done. Never had so much as a burp from mine. Fires anything I feed it. It's a .45 though, with the older square slide and not the rounded one in 10mm or .40 which is where most of the problems were reported.

    I like the CZ's but I'm not real familiar with them. The safety on the Witness functions no matter which position the hammer is in. Is the CZ like that?

    Just had a thought... What about a Springfield P9 (isn't that the Springfield Tanfoglio?)
    Aren't they all metal?

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