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9mm question

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by yardarm, Sep 19, 2009.

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  1. yardarm

    yardarm Member

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    Which 9mm handgun has the simplest mechanism / fewest parts ? newbie question. Size doesn't matter, big or small.
     
  2. GRIZ22

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    My educated guess would be a Glock. The 19 is the most versatile IMO.
     
  3. riverdog

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    Ruger SP101 if you can find one in 9MM. Otherwise, the Browning Hi-Power is a single action 9mm and is a fairly simple firearm. The Glock G-17/19 handguns are good, but the Glock trigger mechanism is hardly simple.
     
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    S&W 547 K-frame revolver
     
  5. PO2Hammer

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    I think Glock, they have fewer parts and all of them can be replaced without fitting. They also have the greatest parts compatibility between models.
     
  6. ChristopherG

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    I've read (haven't handled one myself) that the Hi-point pistols are straight blowback operated, all the way up to .45 acp--hence the enormous slides. If true, that would suggest they certainly have the simplest mechanism, though I don't know if it translates into the fewest or simplest parts.
     
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    If I can throw in the 9mm Makarov caliber (9x18), then the Makarov pistol wins hands down. 27 total parts if my memory serves me correct.
    Direct blowback, ultra simpicity and reliability.
     
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    HK VP70Z :D

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    definetly a 9mm revolver
     
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    yardarm -- What is your reason for asking?
     
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    rcmodel is correct the HK Vp70z has FOUR moving parts.
     
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    Glocks have 33 parts, total.
    I doubt you find anything easier to take down and maintain.
     
  13. giggitygiggity

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    Probably Glock. There is hardly anything in them. They are simple, yet reliable, tough, and accurate.
     
  14. TRguy

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    HK Vp70z

    53 parts

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  15. bluetopper

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    A 9mm revolver? Are you sure?

    Try disassembling one and putting it back together and THEN tell me if it's a simpler mechanism than a semi auto.
     
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    I'm with y'all in the HKVP70Z crowd. I own a Glock, a Browning Hi-Power, and said HKVP70Z. I like the Glock for logistics purposes, the BHP because of its' class (deep down inside, I think it probably the best shooter), and the Heckler Koch for the simplicity and magazine capacity.
     
  17. JohnKSa

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    The Makarov pistols are remarkably simple with under 30 parts. 2nd place goes to Glock with under 40 parts.
     
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    Glock actually counts the trigger assembly as one part but look how many parts are really there.
     
  19. JohnKSa

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    The Mak also has a few "parts" that are actually assemblies rather than individual parts--the trigger bar is one, the frame/barrel assembly is another. And I believe the frame of the VP70 is counted as a single part even though it's actually assembled from more than one part.

    That sort of thing is common when doing a parts count.
     
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    I like this one.

    Simplest might be a Bond Arms Texas Defender or Cowboy Defender.
     
  21. purebred

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    IMHO Glock
     
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    Are you just looking for it to be simple to service? Pick any common striker fired design that has come out in the last 40 years and it will be easy to take care of. Glocks are the standard, but Springfield XD's and S&W M&P's are also really simple.
     
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    How about a 9mm single-shot derringer?
    I think I have answered the question correctly, but not as desired.
    Hi-points with direct blowback have been mentioned, but a derringer is hard to beat for simplicity, even a two-shot one like this one currently up for auction.
     
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    What do you mean? Glocks have the most fool-proof trigger mechanism I can think of, any chimp can replace parts in it to alter the feel to their liking. I know because I did about four times on two Glocks in well under an hour one afternoon, first time breaking one down beyond a field strip.
     
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    "Simple" and "fool-proof" are not the same thing. The mechanism of the Glock trigger, if I remember correctly, is that the firing pin is set halfway back, and when the trigger is pulled, it pulls it the rest of the way back and releases it. In terms of mechanism, this is more complicated than a trigger which simply releases the firing pin.
     
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