Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hometeached1, Nov 3, 2013.
2022, followed closely by the VP9.
But I really don't think that the VP will ever replace the 2022.
What I said on this thread back on 11/04/2013;
Update on 02/16/2015;
1. My Hard Chromed Browning Hi-Power - Still #1
2. STI Trojan 1911 9mm-traded the Springfield 1911 9mm and a Sig P220 for it
3. CZ 75B
4. H&K P30
5. Sig P228 that I found to replace the one I was stupid to sell off
6. My Gen 3 Glock 17
7. My Sig P225
A 9mm Luger as that was the pistol that introduced the round and it has never really been much good but the size is very popular because it can fit a lot of other designs.
Sounds like you don't have a great deal of experience with the Browning Hi-Power then. The trigger design is widely viewed as the biggest flaw in the gun's design. You're in a very tiny minority if you think a stock Hi-Power trigger is anything special. It doesn't matter the era. I have a 1970s Belgian Hi-Power that is beautiful in every way, but the trigger is very sub-par. Even the great BHP aficionado Stephen Camp seemed to grumble about the Hi-Power's trigger in half the pieces he wrote on the pistol.
Browning High Power
As much as I love the HP, this is very much the truth. HP triggers stink. Especially in stock form. They can be improved. The first step is to remove the Magazine Disconnect. From there smoothing the parts, changing springs, like you would any other design. It will never be as good as others, (1911) due to the Rube Goldberg design of it, but it can be much better than stock.
My late '60s Belgium Hi-Power now with Novak sights front and rear, the Novak Reliability package and a Novak trigger job that included a tool steel rowel hammer and tool steel sear.
I wouldn't look askance at the 3913, 3954, the CS9 or the Ladysmith, though. If one of them comes through my LGS, I may give it a close look.
If I were to be limited to only one 9 Silly Meter and there fore over all favorite......
HK P7 PSP.
Runner up would be CZ75.
I would pick almost anything over a Glock whatever number 9x19mm.
My S & W standard M & P
Taurus Mil Pro is a close second.
sccy cx2 Ruger P89
From my Wife w/laser 10 shot 2 mags. This is my 7 yard pistol.P89 great gun. As is my 1911 Charles Daly and P90 45acp I light the new SCCY cx2 a lot
My H&K P7
HK P30s after a trip to Bruce Grey to work his magic. It now has the sweetest trigger/reset. I admit the stock trigger sucked.
My favorite 9MM? Here is a picture of my grandson shooting my STI Trojan. It came from David Dawson's shop after he did his custom magic on it. It is my favorite for teaching youngsters to shoot. With slim grips, it has a smaller grip than anything else in the safe. At 40 ozs, with a 12 lb. recoil spring, there is almost no recoil. Pictured grandson is the 6th youngster that I have taught to shoot with this handgun.
However, this one stays in the safe unless a youngster or grandfather is shooting on the range. Car gun is a 2G Glock and pocket gun is a J-frame.
As with many others here.... there is simply no substitute for an FN Hi Power. Lots of other great 9's out there, and I'm presently looking at acquiring a CZ75B SA, or possibly an SP01. That said, after *years* of searching for the 'right' 1911 to be my first firearm, and regularly kicking the can a bit further down the road in the process... I finally handled and shot an FN Hi Power, and a switch was flipped in my mind: search over, this was the one. The FNHP sat perfectly in the hand, incredible balance, not nose-heavy, and shot like a dream. Didn't take long to find an exquisite military-overrun example with the FN rollmark and lanyard ring, and picked it up as my first firearm. To this day it remains my favourite, bar none.
Walther p99c AS trigger. DA SA striker fired, 1st trigger pull has 3 options, then the next 10 shots have a light short trigger similiar to a good 1911. Probably the most overlooked pistol. It is about the same size as a glock 26 or M&P9c. Absolutely reliable. I have probably 40 or more 9mm's, and they all have good and bad characteristics.
Since I only have had just one 9mm so far, I'd say my 'favorite' 9mm is my S&W Shield.
Since I have to deal with a rabid anti-gunner Gov by the name of Cuomo , We NY's can only have 10 rd mags. So my Shield has an 8rd mag with 1 in the chamber for 9 rds. I really like shooting it. Fits very comfortably in my hand , on my hip or even in the pocket. It fits my needs.
Most favorite-sig 225
The SIG SAUER 225 has the most ergonomic grip for my hand. I like shooting this weapon and find it accurate, reliable and comfortable to shootl
That being said, I would not trade my BERETTA 92 Compact or SPRINGFIELD ARMORY XD Sub Compact to get another one. The SIG scores 9.5 out of 10 for me, while the others are only 9.0 or maybe 9.2.
It is all in the grip, so this may not be true for any other shooter.
Never shot a high power or many other fine guns listed in this thread, but right now I'm smitten with my CZ75s. Love my PCR and my BD is quickly becoming my favorite range gun.
My Ruger LC9S Pro
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