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Best hi-cap pistols?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by valnar, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. valnar

    valnar Member

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    So the only high-capacity magazine semi-auto I own is a SIG P229 in 9mm. I have several 13rd mags for it. All my other handguns are revolvers, a Kahr P9, 1911, SIG P220 or other guns with a capacity natively less than 10.

    I'm looking to pick up a distant sibling to my Sig while I can still buy hi-cap mags, just in case.

    I've already ruled out Glock for a variety of reasons. What are some of the next best semi-autos I should look at? Beretta, CZ, S&W, etc? Who is the heir-apparent after the Sigs and Glocks?

    My other thought is to just buy another P229, but I wanted to see what else was out there. I'm looking for another 9mm with at least the same 13rd count as my Sig.
     
  2. Roadking Rider

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    Cz's are some very fine pistols.
     
  3. creeper1956

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    If you like the 1911 pattern and can afford one, a full size STI 2011 in 9mm will hold 26 rounds of 9mm with a 170mm magazine...17 rds with a flush magazine.
    Assuming you don't want to spend 2 grand on a 2011... as Roadking suggested, get a CZ75 or 85. If cocked and locked is good for you, a 9mm (16+1) CZ75B-SA is one of the sweetest guns you can hope to get.
     
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    Beretta,Cz 75,S&W M&P line on a budget,the Ruger P series are good pistols though a bit on the bulky side and can be had for short money.
     
  5. el Godfather

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    H&K USP with 18 shot mag.

    Viking Baikal 446 18 shot mag

    Sig Sauer X5 17+2 shot mag
     
  6. miles1

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  7. BigJimP

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    If you like the Sig 229 ....why not buy a Sig 226 ...( their full sized gun ) ...its just a little bigger than the 229.../ its about 1/2" longer overall most of it because the barrel is longer ( 4.4" vs 3.9" in 229)...its about the same overall height ( 0.1" ) and it is the same width ...and only 2 oz heavier...

    but why go down the path of another type of gun ...if you like the Sig ...Sig makes a fine gun, in my opinion.
     
  8. carbonyl

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    I love my Ruger P95 and sr9c. I have thousands of flawless rounds through both but if you're of the mindset that you need to pay a pile to get a good pistol then they're probably not the ones for you. :rolleyes:
     
  9. 1 old 0311-1

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    CZ's are probably the best thing going. Fit like a glove, more accurate than you could be, and as reliable as a machine can be.
    Just stay away from the owners site unless you are IN the 'cool kids club.'
     
  10. Nathanael_Greene

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    I've owned a Taurus PT-99AF for about 25 years, and it's been fabulous.

    With aftermarket 17-round magazines, it means a box of rounds is fired off with only two reloads.
     
  11. surjimmy

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    How about Browning Hi-Power?
     
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    The High Power is 80 years old..........and I wouldn't hesitate to trust my life with one. A BIT heavy, and a BIT expensive but as good as anything going.
     
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    If I were in your shoes, I would find a classic W. German P228 (13 to 15+1 capacity), or a CZ75 D PCR (14+1), or a HK USP9c (13+1), for compacts.
    For full-size, Beretta M91A1 (15 to 20+1).
     
  14. valnar

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    I always liked the Beretta. I might go for that, or just get another Sig.
     
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    HK P30 is the finest 9mm on the market but you will pay to play. If you are against Glock, don't know why you would be, and don't wana pay for a HK then i'd go for the SW M&P. I love mine but if aliens invaded tomorrow i'd much rather have a Glock.
     
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    Nuff said.

    Although, I'm uncertain why no one has said Walther PPQ.
     
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    This is excellent advice and why settle for anything less? ^^

    SIGs are top tier best of the best combat pistols and if they work well for you it makes a lot of sense to get a couple more. Note however that you can get Mecgar flush fit 15 round magazines for the P228/P229 and even 18 rounders that are extended about 5/8 of an inch.

    I have tried just about all the 9MM combat pistols out there and SIGs are easily my favorite with the Walther PPQ right behind. IMO the Walther PPQ and P99 AS are the finest 9MM poly frame combat pistols you can buy today.

    Here is one of my 9MM P226s with the flush fit 18 Mecgar round magazines. With the SIG factory aluminum grips it is a wonder for me to hold. SIG also makes 20 round magazines for the P226 and I believe the Tacops P226 comes with four of them.

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    Good luck!!
     
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    With all the possibilities, good luck in making a decision.
     
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    Ruger SR9.
     
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    CZ P-01's with 32 round mags:what:

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    In order of my preference:

    Beretta PX4
    Stoegar cougar 9mm
    Sig 2022
    Beretta 92/Taurus 92
    Walther PPQ? If you are OK with Striker...?
    CZ 75? unless it has a decocker you have to be OK with SAO...?
     
  23. TimboKhan

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    With the caveat that there is nothing wrong with any of those guns you mentioned, that just strikes me as a weird list. You just don't see PX4s and Stoeger Cougars being listed as peoples #1 and #2 guns very often (this would be the first time for me, in fact), and 2022's are rarely mentioned even when Sigs are being actively discussed.

    Well, whatever. Good for you for not drinking anyone's Kool-Aid, I guess. Like I said, nothing wrong with any of those choices, just not the typical thing you see.

    Edit to add: The Taurus PT92/99 isn't really overlooked since a lot of people own them, but I personally think they are a great pistol. I wish I would have never sold either of the two I have owned over the years, and in particular the blued version I owned. I bought it used for a song, and it was pretty rough looking cosmetically, but for what ever reason, I just couldn't miss with it. The other one I sold to a buddy, so I suppose that I could buy it back at some point (and I might), but that blue one got sold at a gun show. If I ever happen to find it again, I am buying it back no questions asked.
     
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    CZ SP-01 Shadow, 75B, P-01, PCR, etc
    HK USP/P30
    Sig P226/P228/P229
    Beretta 92 series
    Glock G17/G19
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  25. weblance

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    Ruger P95. Mecgar makes 17 and 20 round magazines, and there are 32 round magazines available. The 17 round Mecgars are flush fit. 18 rounds of 9mm from a Ruger P95 is a very formidable combination.
     
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