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Back in the 9mm market,,,again

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Float Pilot, Jan 9, 2017.

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  1. I6turbo

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    You did well. The BHP is an awesome gun. If I had to drop down to only one 9mm it'd be a CZ 75-based gun, but the BHP would be just a tiny bit behind it in 2nd place.
     
  2. JDR

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    OP, you really should check out the CZ RAMI 9mm, I'd rather have one of these than any 9mm 1911 pattern pistol that is smaller than commander length. The P225-A1 and the P239 are also worth looking at, I have a Sig P6, the W. German police surplus version of the P225, and it is a great shooter, but it's a bit heavy for me to use as an EDC. You say you don't want a striker, but my Walther PPS-M2 9mm is my current EDC, it works with every holster I've tried with it. And I'm really liking my own Gen3 Glock 19, with a Glock I know I can get a holster that works for me.
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    I6turbo

    It would be just the other way around for me: Hi-Power first, with the CZ P01 in second followed with a tie for third place between the Ruger SR9c and the SIG P229.
     
  4. Float Pilot

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    2013-01-01 001 (1280x687).jpg I'll be darned.. the magazine safety somehow fell right out while I was cleaning it... :)
    It was pretty dirty when I picked it up. It shoots OK, but it is so friggin cold and windy that I can't really get myself too fired up about range time. It seems to like 115 grain ammo so far. 2013-01-01 002 (1280x947).jpg
     
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  5. bannockburn

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    Looks to be in decent shape and capable of some good groups with the 115 gr. ammo. Certainly not a good day to be at the range with those weather conditions!
     
  6. LUCKYDAWG13

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    nice looking pistol Congrats
     
  7. Tirod

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    And I was all primed to suggest a 3Gen S&W. I find that those, the HiPower, CZ's, and one or two others are all that's left in todays market for a metal framed defensive gun. And because of that and the ubiquitous Glock we are starting to see more and more competition for good 9mm carry guns. It's just that they are easier and cheaper to put on the market with a polymer frame, and too many makers can't stop themselves from overindulging in molding. The Ruger American series comes to mind - compare that to a new Hudson. Tactically gaudy vs restrained styling. Remingtons new gun is equally overdone.

    In a close carry 9mm a smooth melt job is preferable to a exotically molded billboard of unrestrained commercialism. I can't wait for Ruger to mold the entire operating manual on the grip panels.

    Now that I typed that I'm gonna wish I hadn't. It's coming.

    Anyway good on you for your search parameters. You kept your options open for what fit the recipe and when the HP came up - even tho it wasn't apparent or obvious to posters here - it fit the bill. Much the same when I was looking for a .45 Made in America and wound up with an S&W for under $500. I didn't fixate on what gun, just what fit the requirements. If more of us did that there would be less guns flipped on GB and other sites and gun owners would be a bit happier with their first choices.
     
  8. Float Pilot

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    Oh I am never happy for very long. As evidenced by the fact that over the past 45 years I have owned at least 4 other P35 High Powers, along with a truck-load of other assorted shootin-irons. I try to experience as many things as possible during my time on this planet.
    On the other hand, the fact that I have owned multiple Brownings, and Multiple 1911s is relevant, since I only bought ONE of most other firearms.
    Unfortunately for me, a good Browning or a Commander 1911 can sell very quickly if I need emergency aircraft parts or something like that. Thus I have a lot of safe queens comprised of oddballs that refuse to sell.
     
  9. DeadEye9

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    The only sig single stack I own is a 938. It is a nice little pistol that carries very easily. The trigger is very nice as well which lends to it being easier to shoot accurately even for its small size. That being said, I prefer the M&P Shield 9mm for auxiliary/backup duty or deep concealment. Im a Glock fan through and through and my primary for the last 7 years or so has always been a Glock 19 or 32. I'm able to comfortably conceal this and shoot it excellent, so for me it's the way to go. I bought the Glock 43 single stack as soon as it came out though and after months of training still could not shoot it as well as the Shield, so I sold it. The 938 is just as good as the Shield as far as accuracy, reliability and ease of carry, but for me I prefer the M&P battery of arms. I don't like external safety's or hammers on carry guns, as a personal preference so I no longer carry Sigs, 1911s etc. If you are interested in the Sig 938 though I would highly reccomend it as you get all the qualities of a full size Sig in a super small package. I have the Nitron model and I don't think it looks half bad either. Well north of 3k rounds through mine with zero issues to date.
     
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