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"AK_47" OF SEMI 9's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 454c, Apr 14, 2003.

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  1. 454c

    454c Member

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    All right,I've about had it with 9mm's.My first was a Lorcin,Enough said,it IS junk.Then I got a S@W model 5944.It's a jammin' POS also.Is this model known to fail or did murphey's law get me again?I've been shooting PMC ammo.My .45 has never failed me and I would like to find a 9mm that is as reliable as you can get.
     
  2. LiquidTension

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    There is this company called Sig that should be able to help you :D
     
  3. Neal Bloom

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    Lets see:

    Browning Hi-Power
    SIG P225
    Ruger P95


    These all have reliable for me. The real sleeper has been the P95. IMHO great gun for the price.
     
  4. firestar

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    If you are talking about reliability, I got to go with the Beretta 92 on this one. With that open slide, the is not much for the cases to get hung up on and it is a rare one that has ever stove piped.

    If you are talking about being a sloppy crude gun that you can beat on, maybe a Glock is what you are after. :D
     
  5. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    There's only one brand of pistol that has never let me down: SIG Sauer. I've owned many Glocks, and most ran 100%, but I did have a few FTF/FTE issues with a G32. I've owned plenty of Berettas, and most ran 100%, but I did have an FTF with a Beretta 9000S.

    I have two CZs that have been 100% so far, but I have less than 1000 rounds through either, so I can't really judge their long-term reliability yet. I also have a brand new HK USPc, but I haven't had a chance to wring it out yet, so the jury will be out on that one for a while.

    I've owned three P225s, two P239s, two P226s, one SP2340, and one P232. None of them have ever had any malfunctions of any kind, through thousands of rounds. They just run.
     
  6. txgolfer45

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    Glock 19, Glock 26!!! Both extremely reliable.

    Scott
     
  7. Blueduck

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    While I've had good luck with S/W 9mm's I think they share Beretta's and Sigs desire to be cared for just a bit more than an AK 47.

    May not be the best but I think the rarely needing lubed, left in the bottom of the ocean, buried in horse doo for a year G-17 has got to be THE AK-47 of the 9mm's :)

    PS Letting a Lorcin sour you on the 9mm is like letting the existense of Rosanne Barr make you turn down a date with Britney Spears...
     
  8. Beorn

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    Glock 17

    What else is there to say?:)
     
  9. TreeSquid

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    CZ!@#$@
    They eat, sleep, and breathe 9mm! Accurate, hellishly reliable, and ergonomics to die for. There's some bitching here and there about their triggers, but I don't have any problem with my P-01's trigger, and most CZ owners don't seem to whine much about theirs either. Can't please everybody, but at the prices CZ charges, you can get pretty close :p
     
  10. cratz2

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    My Beretta never failed though I couldn't get used to the safety. I have a Taurus PT99AF with somewhere around 18,000 rounds with no failures. My first EAA Witness in 9mm never failed. First CZ75 was a 9mm and I don't think it ever failed, at least with me shooting. My Kahr hasn't failed in nearly 200 rounds. (Just got it. :p ) I also had a Springfield Loaded in 9mm that had some issues with one of the mags but after that one was replaced, never failed.

    Friend has a G17 that has never jammed and my step-father-in-law has a S&W 659 that he swears has never failed and I don't believe he has ever cleaned it though I have a couple times.

    SIGs, Glocks, Berettas are all well known for feeding and extracting very well when chambered in 9mm.
     
  11. 556A2

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    Going to have to go with the Glock 17 as the AK of 9s or the Beretta 92.
     
  12. cool45auto

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    Can't go wrong with a Beretta. :)
     
  13. Destructo6

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    SIG P226 9mm. I don't think I'd call it an AK, but the reliability is superb.
     
  14. CZ 75 BD

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    Obviously...

    CZ CZ CZ 75 BD can be had new with 10 and 15 round mag, brush, rod, loader, and hard box for about $350. can't beat it:D
     
  15. Blackhawk

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    Lessee.... AK-47: cheap, reliable, never accused of being pretty, simple, and able to take a lot of abuse.

    And you want a 9mm semi like that...?

    Sounds like you want a Hi Point...! :neener:
     
  16. Rover

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    CZ 75 :)

    Glock 19 :)
     
  17. boing

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    Many makes and models are drop-dead reliable, but only one can truly be called "the AK47 of 9mms", and that's the Glock 17.

    G26 if you want the Krinkov of 9mms. :)

    G19 if you want kinda-sorta in between.
     
  18. VHinch

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    Every Sig and every Beretta I've ever owned have been 100% reliable. Never owned a CZ, but they seem to have the same reputation.

    Vance
     
  19. DontShootMe

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    Two words...

    Glock
     
  20. New_comer

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    If AK47 means dirt cheap, rough finish, utilitarian, hi-cap and utterly reliable....

    My vote goes to the HP clone FEG PJK-9HP. I know of three of this type that are shot quite often with nary a hiccup. At around $250, that's hard to beat...

    Well, except Tropical Z's beloved Hi-point! :p ;) :D

    If you're into affordable polymer guns, I'd take the HS2000. It's built quite a significant reputation as being as reliable as a Glock, much cheaper, and I prefer its SA-like trigger over the latter.

    But my bestest gun of all bar none is my 9mm HK USP! :D

    (I just had to plug that in... ;))
     
  21. Dorrin79

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    The Makarov is the AK-47 of the pistol world. Duh...

    Now as for a gun in 9x19, the closest would be a Ruger P-series. Ugly, cheap, and impossible to break.

    My kind of gun...
     
  22. Berg01

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    I have a bunch of friends that love the 3rd. gen Smith semiautos; I once took a borrowed 5906 to the range, shooting (admittedly crappy & dirty) GECO 9mm; the thing FTRB'd on me like crazy. The gun obviously needed the talents of a good armorer, but a jammed gun can spook you. I think a lot of the 3rd Gen S&W semiautos are ammo sensitive compared to say Glocks and Sigs, but this is strictly "MHO".

    If you are willing to train with it, the S&W 3913 like my friend has is a decent CCW, although I would prefer it with 10+1 cap, a spur hammer, and a spring loaded decocker (only) on the frame. In other words, the same manual of arms as my Sig P228, which shoots anything I care to feed it all day. A lot of it is a matter of just getting used to the difference in the manual of arms; If I wanted to train with the 3913, with the intent of carrying it, I'm sure it would work just fine. But the Sig already works fine for me, so why switch? (i.e., if it ain't broke, don't fix it !)

    However, if you want absolute reliability get a S&W Model 60 or 686 wheelgun!
     
  23. jrpeterman

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    Another vote for Glock. Attractive features are easy manual of arms, rugged, and reliable. Like the AK, Glocks aren't much to look at, but then beauty is only skin deep.
     
  24. Prodigalshooter

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    I love my Sig, but it's not an AK, it's nicer and not cheap! My Cz may come closer to what your talking about, inexpensive and just keeps on shooting. I've heard good things about the FEG that new comer mentioned, but havn't handled one. Another good choice is the Witness, a CZ clone that also gets good marks.
     
  25. RON in PA

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    The AK-47 of 9mm pistols is the Ruger P95. Just as reliable, but not AKs are the Glock 17 and SIGs.
     
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