A 2nd 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GunLvrNLearner, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. GunLvrNLearner

    GunLvrNLearner Member

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    I currently have a S&W Sigma 9mm and have had 0 problems and enjoy it but i want another 9mm.

    I plan to buy new and have 350 to spend,what would you suggest?

    And please no get a used or add 50/75/100 and get such n such

    350 for this i realize limits options but i imagine there are a few decent choices and please no big bulky Hi Point..Thanks
     
  2. guy sajer

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    You should be able to pick up a new Ruger P-95 in that price range .
     
  3. Ohio Rifleman

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    Sig P6, can't beat it for the money. Fun, compact and accurate little 9mm.
     
  4. TnShooter83

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    I'd have to agree.
    A P95 is a great.
    But it's a little "bulky"
     
  5. jaholder1971

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    P6

    $350 should get you one in good shape with a spare clip. It's my primary CCW piece now. Just get one with the newer feed ramp as the old style doesn't always feed JHP's well.
     
  6. 10-Ring

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    Only 2? :scrutiny: Ask again when you're over a dozen :neener:
    Seriously -- what do you like w/ what you have, what would you change? Is there pistol that has caught your eye already?
     
  7. ugaarguy

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    A Kel-Tec PF-9 or P-11 if you want a carry gun. Otherwise, another Sigma, and the 2 free mags with the current holiday rebate.
    Sorry, but the surplus Sig P6 already mentioned is too good a deal not to recommend. One of the best lessons I've ever learned is "Everybody drives a used car, and everybody shoots a used gun." Remember, even if you never fire a round, once that gun leaves the dealer's store - just like a car leaving a dealer's lot - it's used.
    A new Sigma, a new Kel-Tec, or a new P95 are pretty much it. Bersas are well liked, but the expense of spare mags knocks them below the others already listed.
     
  8. gudel

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    $350 is hard to get a nice gun, at least for me.

    try USP9 and P226. I P226, it sure as hell more accurate than my P95.
     
  9. Mark Evel

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    P95

    +1 on Ruger. But buy LOTS of ammo. (It's a blast to shoot!)
     
  10. bluez4u

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    P95 = Solid,Trusty and one fine gun. It has to be one of the great American workhorse firearms. It will go bang every time.......
     
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    I've handled dozens of P6's . All have imo an excessively heavy DA trigger pull . Do you P6 owners just "deal with it" or are you installing spring kits ?
     
  13. Borch

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    I have no issues with the trigger on my P6. Not only that, but if GunLvrNLearner is already used the pull on a Sigma he will have no complaints about the P6.

    To answer the question of which 9 for $350, I have to agree that the P6 is the best deal going for that money, used gun or not. The P6's may look a little worn but they are very solid mechanically speaking.
     
  14. shotgun12321

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    There's no way he can get either of those for 350, USP's are like 800+, and P226's are like 700+
     
  15. Green Lantern

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    I don't have any "hands-on" experience with either, but I agree that if you want a carry gun, you might give the Kel-Tecs a look.
     
  16. Deanimator

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    Certainly not a nice NEW gun.

    You can get some great deals on great used guns for that. I came out well under that on my ex-VA Beach Sheriff's Dept. Glock 19 from Summit Gun Broker.

    I buy a lot of S&W revolvers. I absolutely refuse to own any of their revolvers with a lock, so I can ONLY buy used. Never gotten a dog yet.
     
  17. NG VI

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    Sig P6 seems very popular. If you don't have a problem with me reccomending a different caliber, the CZ 40B is still $289 at CDNN. Actually I think their P6s are also $289.
     
  18. capttom

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    The P-6 is a good place to start, but watch out for magazine costs. The Walther P-1s are still out there in your price range and magazines are plentiful and relatively cheap. I think places like Cheaper that Dirt and CDNN have them for less than $20. The P-1 is a hoot at the range and a great house gun.

    Also, if you shop around on the web, there are some great bargains out there. CDNN may have Smith police trade ins and Cole Distributing [www.coledistributing.com] has an ad in Shotgun News and the web site has similar Smiths starting at $280. They have over a dozen models, blued, stainless, 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation, single stack and hi-cap pistols. I've never done business with Cole, but if they're reputable, you can add in shipping and FFL transfer fee and you've got a primo 9mm.

    Finally, look at the gun shows. I bought my S&W 908 in the box with all the papers for $375 out the door and the buying experience, dealing with a gentleman face to face, was most pleasant.
     
  19. PX15

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    Bersa Tunder 9/Ultra Compact.

    NIB for less than $350.00
    Lifetime Warranty to original owner
    Designed after the fine Walther P88, and is very, very accurate.

    Here's a photo of the one I had w/the CAT Laser on it. The CAT Laser worked ok, but added too much bulk for a personal defense pistol so I took it off.

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    A NEW pistol with a real lifetime warranty is a good thing... :)

    If you have the interest check out www.Bersatalk.com.

    Best Wishes,

    Jesse
     
  20. guy sajer

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    The Bersa is a good choice . The cost of magazines is a little prohibitive though imo .

    Good point .
     
  21. PX15

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    FWIW:

    Extra Bersa magazines are a bit pricey, unless you have been buying USED HK P7 mags....:eek:

    Best Wishes,

    Jesse

    P.S. But, you probably only need to buy one anyway. :)
     
  22. Quiet

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    Stoeger Cougar

    You can find them NIB in the $350 price range.

    It's the Beretta Model 8000 Cougar design, made on Beretta machinery and sold at half the cost of the Beretta Cougar due to it being made in Turkey.
     
  23. Thernlund

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    Deal with it? I like it that way. What's wrong with a heavy trigger pull?


    -T.
     
  24. jocko

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    Never read anything bad about the bersa line . If it is not for pocket carry ,The sig no doubt has the better name and if you could snag a sig for $350 used I would jump on it. but again a new Bersa in the box for under $350 is also a nice way to go.
     
  25. guy sajer

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    Just an observation based on handling/firing hundreds of Sig pistols . The P6 seems to have a much heavier pull . If you like it , that's what counts .
     
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