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Best steel framed 9mm?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ceadermtnboy, May 26, 2008.

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  1. ceadermtnboy

    ceadermtnboy Member

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    I like 9mm pistols, but Im not thrilled about polymer framed autos. Please give me opinions on the best of the breed and or photos of your favorites. Please give some insight on what makes them the best!
     
  2. Silvanus

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    I'm rather fond of my HP. Can't say what is "best" for you though...

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  3. GeezerwithGuns

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    Browning High Power without a doubt

    1,000's of rounds and never a misfeed or stovepipe. What's not to like?

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  4. chriske

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    I can't decide between my FN Hi Power and my CZ 75
    That's why I'm planning to buy a SIG P-210, maybe that will settle it.
     
  5. Pilot

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    These are my favorite all steel pistols in 9MM:

    Browning Hi Power
    CZ-75B
    HK P7M8
     
  6. armoredman

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    CZ-75B or CZ-75 Compact, can be carried either DA/SA, or cocked and locked, ala BHP. The only other all steel sidearm in 9mm that really caught my eye was, oddly enough, the Star M-30, long out of print.
     
  7. Peter M. Eick

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    Best?

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    Sig 210's. 210-6 at the top, 210-5 on the bottom. Raw quality and accuracy. The machining inside my 210s is better then the outside of most production guns.

    2nd best?

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    H&K P7PSP's. Fixxed barrel, great ergo's.

    After that, chose whatever run of the mill gun like cz or colt you want. They are all pretty much the same after shooting a 210. Basically I sold off all my other 9mm's because I stopped shooting them. Why waste a perfectly good 9mm round in a CZ75 when I could shoot it out of a 210?
     
  8. Baba Louie

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    Great choices, all!

    One might add a S&W 952 to the mix, just in the interests of "Made in the US", even tho' it was never a military or police issue, like the others.

    I'd rate them:
    P210
    HKP7
    952

    BHP P35
    CZ
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    BHP and P7M8
     
  10. Kilted Cossack

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    Good choices here.

    I keep trying to like the CZ75, but the trigger pull is just a little long for my hands.

    I really, really like the BHP. It is, pretty much, the reason we have wondernines, and it makes the 1911 feel (forgive me, John Moses Browning!) big and bulky.

    The P7---funky as all get out, but a quality artifact, soft shooting, very accurate.

    I have no experience with the 210, but they're pricey with a capital PRICEY. One of these days . . .

    It's a side note, and people may sneer, but I have a friend who is crazy mad happy with his Star 9mm, the little single stack version.

    There are some great choices out there---have fun picking.
     
  11. critter

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    HK P7M8.

    Don't overlook the SIG 229's (or 228's).

    Kahr MK9 isn't bad at all for ccw!
     
  12. KrankyKraut

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    You didn't say best for what purpose. For example, the Sig 210 is perhaps the best 9mm for target shooting, but not the best combat 9. Similarly, my Luger P-08 is my most accurate 9mm for target shooting, but I would prefer something like the BHP or Sig P6 or SIG P228 for combat shooting.
     
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    ....." Don't overlook the SIG 229's (or 228's). "......
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    .but he did say all-steel.....
     
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    This is one of those threads that will be great for finding out every steel framed 9mm made.
     
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    k9

    k9 kahrs has to rank up there with the best of them IMO, certainly nothing smaller than the MK9 kahrs are in the same class IMO.

    Lots and lots of good steel framed 9's out there,..
     
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    It's difficult for me to imagine a better, and for that matter, better-looking, steel-framed 9mm than the Browning High Power (P35).
     
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    better looking

    ur definitely right on that one. no argument there on my part.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the S&W 5906
     
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    You will consistently find the Browning Hi-Power to be in anyone's top three list for a steel-framed 9mm. It's been cloned, it's still being produced, and it's still being used by military and police forces around the world (just not in the US).

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    Browning Hi-Power.
    What about Beretta 92fs? or is the frame alloy?
     
  21. CA2005

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    Browning Hi Power, followed closely by the CZ-75.
     
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    I would pick my Hi-Power because it's still the first thing that comes to mind for my first choice of best steel frame 9mm. My second choice would be the MAB PA-15; definitely all steel there, and very good gun in its own right.
     
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    Beretta 92 is an aluminum frame.
     
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    Sig P228 and P229 are not steel framed unless it is P229ST.

    The P210 was all steel.

    My vote is for the BHP.
     
  25. ceadermtnboy

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    Thanks for the responses! It seems like the Browning High power is a top choice so far, and on other websites it is always well thought of. Can anyone tell me if there are any specific year or style that is better, and if Browning is the best company to get one from? Should someone look for an older model, or are the new ones great as well?

    I also would like to hear any responses about the kahr steel pistols for concealed carry. Do they shoot accurately and are the reliable, etc?

    Again, please keep the ideas and photos coming, I really probably need to specify that I really am looking for opinions on the best all around 9mm, one you can use for conceal carry, or home defense, as well as plinking:D
     
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