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9mms, so many to choose

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MJRW, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. MJRW

    MJRW Member

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    But I want the pistol that is to 9mm what the 1911 is to .45. The gun that is identified with that around and vice versa. But I can't tell if this is the BHP, Glock, Beretta.... So, if you had to pick the 9mm that would be THE 9mm, which would it be?
     
  2. USGuns

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    BHP by JMB

    Using your criteria -

    "the pistol that is to 9mm what the 1911 is to .45"

    then it's got to be the BHP, with both the 1911 and BHP designed by the same man John Moses Browning.

    http://hp35.netfirms.com/history/history.htm
     
  3. Sven

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    CZ75, SA or DA. Grips available by Hakan. 15 rounders available from CZ USA relatively cheap.

    Or... Glock 17.

    Or... BHP if you want to work on it a little bit (trigger).
     
  4. Hkmp5sd

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    I'd say the Beretta 92. Especially given it has been the standard issue sidearm of the military for the past 20 years and is very popular in the civilian market.

    Is it the best 9mm available? No. But it is probably the most numerous 9mm in the US (including both civilian/LEO/military). And thanks to Die Hard and Lethal Weapon , it is known to most people, whether or not they are into guns.
     
  5. Neal Bloom

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    Lot of good 9mm's out there but I am going to have to agree with USGuns - the Browning Hi-Power.
     
  6. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    That would be the Browning HP, IMHO.
     
  7. Prodigalshooter

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    Yup, Hi-Power hands down. But the CZ would be the next step on the ladder.;)
     
  8. bpisler

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    Browning Hi-power.
     
  9. emann

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    That's an easy one. The XD of course. :neener:
     
  10. David S

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    Walther P99.

    when i think of a 9MM, i think of a berretta 92f, but if i where going to suggest THE gun that is great in 9MM id suggest the Walther P99...........i hear its good in 40 too........
     
  11. CZF

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    Yes, the P35 Browning..the King of Nines. original Cz75 is the King of the DA nines.

    Both guns have underwent some modifications, but the
    great feel and classic reliability is still there.

    Ask American what is the gun most associated with the 9mm
    as a classic combat weapon...the answer would be the "High Power".

    A european might say P35, or the CZ75.

    A shooter in S. Africa would probably say "Cee-Zed Seven Five!"

    Best thing is to buy both. pre-enhanced pistols are getting
    more scarce each day. At least from my point of view about
    Pre-B, or Type A CZ75s.

    Solid vote for #1. BHP

    Secondary :CZ75

    Enjoy The Both
     

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  12. Steelharp

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    The Browning Hi Power, the next descendant to JMB after the 1911... and I just happen to have a great deal on one for sale... a Practical, two-tone... :)

    Mikey D...
     
  13. 10-Ring

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    The epitome of 9mm? Easy, the Heckler & Koch P7M8 :cool:
     
  14. CWL

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    Yup, H&K P7M8. Works best in 9mm. Tuned perfectly for 9mm parabellum.

    It doesn't work in .45ACP and in lighter calibers like .380. .32 or .22LR. -You actually need different different recoil systems for these calibers.
     
  15. BerettaNut92

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    What the 1911 is to the 45....

    If you want the military issue theme, the Beretta 92.
    Otherwise the Browning HP
    The USP9F is a stretch but it can be carried cocked & locked.
    P7M8 depending on how you look at it, is also a single action grip safety auto.
     
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    BHP
     
  17. Schuey2002

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    Since you are relating it to a 1911, it has to be a Browning Hi Power.

    The "Energizer Bunny" of 9mm's is the Glock 17/19, hands down.

    But, the best overall of the 9mm's is probably a H&K P7M8 or P7M13..:)
     
  18. Blueduck

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    Don't really think their is exactly what your looking for. I'd WAG 60+% of 45 ACP ammo has,was, or will be shot out of 1911's of some type. On the other side a wealthy man could fill a room with a collection of historically important and popular designs in 9mm. But my MHO would be...

    To the:

    U.S. Millitary- Beretta 92FS

    U.S. Police- Glock 17

    U.S. Gangsta Rappers- again the Glock 17 ;)

    World- Browning Hi-power
     
  19. Kahr carrier

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    Lugers or High Powers or P-38.:)
     
  20. jrpeterman

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    If you mean one not likely to be effected by the elements, rugged, durable, and reliable my choice would be the Glock.
     
  21. New_comer

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    Lugers, P7M8, USP9, Glock 17, Walther P-5, Sig P-210 or anything Germanic in origin...

    The 9mm Luger originated from Europe, so it only is appropriate to match it with a European gun... :p :neener: :evil:
     
  22. ojibweindian

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    Without a doubt, the CZ-75. Of course, I am a recent convert and my opinion is quite biased!
     
  23. Zip06

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    In a historical sense the only choice would be the High Power.
    In the modern sense, the Glock 17.

    The best 9mm in production, who knows? There are so many excellent examples.
     
  24. Handy

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    Historically: Luger.

    The original wondernine: BHP

    The modern wondernine: Beretta 92 (as seen on TV! How could Bruce and Mel both be wrong?)

    The most bullets in a 9: Glock 17 with +2 extension (sure, there are hi-cap Caspians, but that wouldn't seem right.) Plus, is invisible to X-rays and metal detectors.

    Most perfect man/machine/caliber oneness ever: P7M8 or M13

    Yeah, the P7M13 has the bells AND the whistles. Oh, baby.


    It all depends on whether you view 9mm as an ancient military workhorse, or the ultra modern caliber-for-all-seasons.
     
  25. Poohgyrr

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    No doubt, the Hi Power.

    I mean, just look at some of the Hi Power attributes being copycatted by the johnny-come-lately double stacks: single action trigger, twenty round mags, THE perfect grip (CZ is close, everyone else is a poor second), reliability, accuracy, yadda yadda yadda.

    Yup, no one else comes close. No Doubt. :neener:
     
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