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9mm decision time

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Bazooka Joe71, Sep 24, 2006.

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  1. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Member

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    Here in the near future I am going to be selling/trading in a couple of my guns, for no other reason than I just dont want them anymore.

    Obviously, I can't get rid of anything without getting another gun in return,(thats just not fun) so I'm looking to get something new.

    I definately want a 9mm(cheap ammo) and I have a couple different guns in mind. But before i get one of the guns im thinking about, I'd like to know what 9mm out there is your tack driver.

    The 9mm im going to get is more than likely, always going to be a range gun, but i always like having the choice of CCW if i want to.

    But since its going to be for cheap(er) fun at the range, I'll ask the question again, what is your 9mm tack driver???

    Thanks in advance for the responses. Oh, and i guess i should mention i dont want a bank breaker either.
     
  2. shadco

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    Thos one is mine.

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  3. Geno
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    For me, It's in the grip!

    Most important factor will be fit in your hand. Glock and Browning are both exceptional manufacturers. However, some do not like the Glock’s grip angle. I suggest going to a range that rents pistols and to try as many as you can. Take the one that you like. My Glock 17 is very accurate and fully reliable. My Browning High Power is also very accurate and fully reliable. Good luck and let us know what you choose and why.

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    Shadco:

    That is one of the manufacturers I have considered adding. Nice pic!

    Doc2005
     
  4. DRMMR02

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    IMO, it doesn't get much better than this.
     
  5. Pilot

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    The classic 9MM is the Browning or FN Hi Power (same gun). My Hi Power is my most accurate firearm followed closely by my CZ-75B, HK P7M8, then Sig P228. All are very accurate.

    Everyone needs a Hi Power.
     
  6. DogBonz

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    1+ for the STI

    I have heard nothing but good things about them. A guy that I talked to all the time at my old range had one and it was crazy acurate. I never asked to shoot it because I know it was his baby, and I have bad luck. When ever I touch someone else's gun, car, tools... you name it, it breaks.
     
  7. Navy87Guy

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    I would offer that just about any pistol from a modern manufacturer is more accurate than the owner is ever capable of being. So that said, it all comes down to what is comfortable in your hands. It doesn't matter how well someone else shoots a gun -- it has to work for you. It's always nice to get recommendations, but it should just be a starting point.

    In terms of accuracy, here's a break down of my 9mm collection (from most to least accurate) for me:
    Beretta Billennium ($1200)
    Beretta PX4 ($430)
    Ruger P93 ($320)
    SP-01 Tactical/CZ 75BD ($500/$400)
    Walther P99 ($600)
    Glock 17 ($420)/Beretta 92G Vertec ($420)
    Beretta M9 ($400)

    The numbers in parentheses are about what I paid for them. So in terms of value, the Ruger P93 is probably the best. The Billennium is extremely smooth and accurate -- but it should be for that price! The PX4 is my daily carry gun -- the ergonomics are more comfortable for me than the Ruger.

    It sounds like a good excuse to go out and do a lot of shooting to me!

    Jim
     
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    West German SIG-SAUER P228:cool: :D
     
  9. ugaarguy

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    I have to add a vote for the Browning/FN Hi-Power. It's the original double-stack magazine, holds a buncha rounds, Euro 9. It was also the last firearm JMB worked on, so it's got pedigree. Add to that it's great ergonomics and high quality fit & finish, and you've got a great pistol. Also much like the 1911, amongst other firearms JMB designed, the Hi-Power is a proven war horse. It's the old man on the scene that will still go toe to toe and give the new hot shots all they want. Gotta love the BHP.
     
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    BazookaJoe, take it from an ex-Hoosier, this Daewoo Compact in Fast Action trigger is reliable, "kill-zone" accurate, concealable: all for $315 N.I.B....:)
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  11. Bazooka Joe71

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    OK, now that I've gotten a few responses, I'll tell you what my picks were.

    In this order:

    1. Beretta 92fs(because of the "cheap" price right now)
    2. Sig P226(i dont own a sig and want one)
    3. Beretta 90two(man thats a sweet looking gun)
    4. CZ 75B(price is also good)
    5. BHP(everyone says its one of the most accurate pistols)

    I knew that the BHP would be the favorite among "tack drivers" but i still like asking the question.

    OK, this question goes out to the BHP fanatics....IF(emphasis on the IF), I wasn't interested in a BHP right now, what would be your second pick.
     
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    That's easy.

    Hp first CZ second.

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    Yep, The CZ-75B or any variant including the PCR and P-01 would be my second choice, especially if money is the concern. However, you can pick up used BHP's for about the same price.
     
  14. 10-Ring

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    I have a few that qualify as 'tack drivers' in my collection. They are:
    (in no particular order)
    1. USP 9
    2. P7M8
    3. BHP practical
     
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    CZ75B gets my vote! But hold any gun before ya buy:)
     
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    Of your "narrowed down" list, I'd go with the CZ. I own three right now...they're great pistols.

    I also agree with JDGray -- hold 'em (and preferably shoot 'em!) before you decide. Especially the P228 -- since that's the only compact gun on your list. If you want a Sig, and want to stay in the full-size family, you might consider the P226. I had a P228 but sold it because it just didn't fit my hand...not nearly as well as the Berettas or CZ did.

    Jim
     
  17. Bazooka Joe71

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    Oops, sorry about that...I actually meant the p226. I'm definately looking for a full size.

    With the CZ, would i need to make any mod's to it to make it a tack driver?
     
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    Probably not.

    You might have some problems with hollow points. But that can be remedied.
     
  19. daysleeprx

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    CZ SP-01!

    Fantastic gun. Soft shooter, incredible precision. I've never had any problems feeding any ammo (HP or not) in mine.

    I love this gun so much, I actually traded away a USP9 for a second SP-01 that was worked over by Teddy Jacobson...as soon as I get to shoot it I'll post a new report and hopefully some pics.
     
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    I got tired of looking at Joe Hatley's S&W PC 952 without owning one, so I ordered one.
    My Sig P226 Navy is a real tackdriver for about $800.
    My Glock 17L is almost as good as a Sig.
    shadco' STI looks pretty smooth too.
    A good High Power would be a candidate.
    We have a Gal in our USPSA club who shoots the heck out of her XD 9mm Tac.
     
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    How much would a used sp01 in good condition go for if a new one was 490 + tax??
     
  23. daysleeprx

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    There's one for sale right now in the for sale section for $445 shipped, or $475 with 2 extra mags. I sold one this weekend for $440 with one extra 19 round magazine.
     
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  25. Dollar An Hour

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    If you want a Sig, you'll always want one.

    I say get a P226 or P229, BHP second choice.
     
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