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Any 'oddball' recommendations

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wbwanzer, Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Member

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    I'm looking for an 9mm semi-auto that is on the 'road less traveled', so to speak. Something out of the ordinary. I've already got mainstream pistols like SIG, S&W 3913, XDm, Witness Elite Match, and a Stoeger Cougar.

    I was considering a Colt All American 2000 First Edition, until I did a little research. Didn't find much positive about them. So what else is out there that is on the 'rare' side? Something that not everyone has? I'd like to stick with 9mm and $700 or less. And not a problem child, like the AA 2000. Any suggestions?
     
  2. tuj

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    S&W 952? Probably too expensive, but rare and high performance.
     
  3. wbwanzer

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    tuj - just did a quick search on Gunbroker for '952'. There was only one there and it was $1850. Sounds good but way more than I want to spend. Thanks anyway.
     
  4. wnycollector

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    How about a Norinco 213? A 9mm tokarev is most definitely not a run of the mill pistol.
     
  5. Skribs

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    It seems to me like you're chasing an enigma. Something under $700 that works and nobody has is going to be a hard model to find. If it's under $700 and works, a lot of people want it. If it's under $700 and people don't have it, it's probably because it doesn't work. If it works and its rare, probably over $700.

    I don't know how many people have it, but have you considered a Baby Eagle? Don't know if its rare or not, but it certainly looks distinctive.
     
  6. ewlyon

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    vis 35 from radom is a bit odd. looks almost like a 1911 with hi power internals. real nice pistol in my experience and ive seen some at gun shows for around five to seven hundred
     
  7. JEB

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    not sure what they are going for right now, but a walther p-38 would be a real cool addition. my lgs has an old broomhandle mauser that i would love to pick up "just because" but it is pretty well above your $700 price range.

    if you are wanting something new, maybe a walther p-99? not too different from everyone else but still not all that common.
     
  8. Loosedhorse

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    Good suggestion.

    Let me add the HK P7 or P9S--but you may have trouble with that $700 limit!
     
  9. harmon rabb

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    H&K P7 for sure.

    But if you want to stay under $700 for sure, just get a Walther P38. Should be able to find one for $350 or so, maybe less. Iconic WW2 look, cheap magazines, kind of the grand daddy of the Beretta 92, and they're actually great shooters. They eject to the left though, look out. I didn't know this the first time I fired mine and I was like ***.
     
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    How about vz.52 in its original caliber - 9mm luger? Or Steir GB.
     
  11. chieftain

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    Walther PPQ.

    New 9/40 with an excellent clean breaking trigger, and a reset faster than a Glocks.

    A scoushe taller and longer than a Glock 19, but with a grip built for human beings.

    Quite a boast, isn't it.

    Runs on line from about 480- 575.

    Just a suggestion. I put a fiber optic on mine and parked my PRO9 S&W for right now for Club steel and local IDPA. It is fun and accurate.

    Good luck.

    Fred
     
  12. wbwanzer

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate all suggestions and will look into each. To Skribs I know that I used the word 'rare', but I'm really looking more for not 'run of the mill'. You are right. Rare will be expensive.

    I'm liking the Baby Eagle.
     
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    Something from Star? Model B, BM, Firestar?

    Polish Radom P-35?
     
  14. Skribs

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    Oh! Calico. The Liberty III is MRSP $890, and I don't know anything about their quality or availability, but that's a 50-round 9mm pistol.
     
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    How about a Boberg XR9S? Thats what I have my name down on the list for, as it is very different. Look up, www.bobergarms.com
    LM
     
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    Check out Caracal. If you can past that they are Saudi they look interesting and have gotten great reviews.

    Designed by a guy that had a hand in both Steyr and Glock designs.
     
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    +1 for Star.
     
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    Check out Caracal. If you can past that they are Saudi they look interesting and have gotten great reviews.

    Designed by a guy that had a hand in both Steyr and Glock designs.
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    They are not made in Saudi but rather the UAE.

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    On the "off the beaten path" 9mm list, I've got a Mauser M96 "Red 9", a Star Super 9mm Luger / 9mm Largo convertible, and a Walther P-1. On the beaten path, I've got a Glock 26 and a Taurus PT99.
     
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    How about a Hi-Point? Accurate, reliable, and a lot less than $700. Or go with a Browning Hi-Power but definitely no SIG anything!
     
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    I was gonna suggest a Baby Eagle, but you already went there.

    Caracal?
     
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    Get a Walther P88 if you can find one.

    Probably the the best full-size, double-stack 9mm pistol ever made.
     
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    Avoid the Firestar. It's junk. So is the Diamondback DB9.


    YMMV
     
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    P5/P6/P7

    Probably a stretch on the last one unless you can find a beater police turn in.

    Money well spent on any of them.
     
  25. 777TRUTH

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    Walther P1, Walther P5
     
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