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Good 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hollowpointt, Mar 27, 2004.

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  1. hollowpointt

    hollowpointt Member

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    Looking at the H&K USP9, Sig 226, and Glock 17 for use at the range. I already have ccw gun. Which do I go with
     
  2. Bob41081

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    I have a Sig 226 and a Glock 26. The 26 will be my CCW, but the 9 mm I keep returning to is the Browning Hi-Power. The Sig has become a safe queen.

    Bob
     
  3. slussman

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    if you want reliability, the hk p7 is reliable and accurate...but there are alot of good 9mm's out there. the sig and glock are good reliable guns as is the walther p-99. good luck finding your gun.:uhoh:
     
  4. caz223

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    Of those listed, I'd personally go with the SIG 226.
     
  5. Ala Dan

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    My personal preference would be the SIG P226; but
    there is not a bad one listed in your choices! Also, it
    is worthy of note that the SA Browning Hi-Power is a
    strong candidate for range work; or self defense.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  6. 10-Ring

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    Of the guns you listed, I prefer the USP9. I like the way the USP feels & shoots plus the controls are ergonomically placed for my hands.
    Bottom line, get the one that fits & works best for you ;)
     
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    whats your ccw gun?
    maybe get a glock 19, could double as both range & ccw.
     
  8. clipse

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    I'm a bit biased but this is what I would pick in your situation. :D

    [​IMG]

    clipse
     
  9. Marshall

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    I'll third the motion for a Browning Hi Power, so sweet.
     
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    I'd go with a Glock 17 or a CZ. Sigs are nice but super expensive -- especially when you consider either the Glock or CZ would be equally as good for much less money.
     
  11. Brass Balls

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    Those are all nice firearms. Of what you listed I'd lean towards the P226. I like the Glock 34 for range use more than the G17, fwiw.

    Here's a terrific 9mm range gun that you didn't mention. It is wonderfully accurate.


    S&W Performance Center 952-1 9mm Target Gun


    clic pic
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Pumpkinheaver

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    I like the hell out of my new Springfield Armory XD-9.
     
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    I rather like my Baby Eagle. (Actually my wifes!!)

    Built on the premise of a classic, solid steel construction, dead accurate, I sure like my .45's, but for just a range 9mm, this one would be hard to beat. I had an XD-9, but by far prefer the Baby Eagle.
     
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    CZ75B.
     
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    I second the XD9. One of the best guns for your money out there. I got my bi-tone XD9 for $415 shipped from Bachman Pawn in Texas to my FFL.

    Chris
     
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    hollowpointt,

    What is your CCW gun? If you are just looking for a gun to take to the range I would go with the same type of gun that you are carring. If you already have a range gun of the same type as your CCW I would go with the H&K. However if you really want a great target gun get the H&K USP Tactical.
     
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    You're looking at great guns, but if you want to save some money take a look at the CZ75B and Taurus PT92/99 as well.

    I might suggest you go with the one that matches the trigger action on your CCW weapon -- unless its a revolver. The Taurus has the virtue of having both a cocked'n'locked safety and hammer dropper so you can compare 1911 style SA vs SIG style DA/SA The CZ can also be used both ways but you have to manually drop the hammer to half cock -- this bothers some people, but I'm a cocked'n'locked kind of guy.

    --wally.
     
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  19. hollowpointt

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    9mm

    CCW Glock so I think I will go with the G19 or G17
     
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    Concur on the XD. Great ergonomics and a great trigger. All for a really nice price and backed by an established American company.
     
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    Well said! Ditto.
     
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    I'm going with clipse's recommendation. The CZ P-01 ia a range/ccw winner. We need to start a fanclub, clipse.
     
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    Don't let other people choose your guns for you. You have to get what looks and feels best for you. And try shooting them if possible.
    Buying a gun is all about personal preference, and what I like might not be a good choice for you. That said, I am lusting after a Browning High Power.:D
     
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    Since his CCW is a Glock, I concur that a Glock should be the range gun also, until he gets into the collecting phase and just wants 'em *because* they are different.

    I don't like Glocks but I have two, that's how I know I don't like them and why I don't have any more. Its the trigger -- love it or hate it, I hate the Glock trigger YMMV.

    OTOH if he shoots a good SA cocked'n'locked he may decide he needs to carry something other than the Glock!

    --wally.
     
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    Call me old fashioned, but for a dedicated range gun (which is what you insinuate this will be) I would stick with a all steel gun and the CZ75B SA would be at the very, very top of my list. Good news is, it should be cheaper than any of the guns on your list assuming they're all brand new.

    Of those you list, I don't personally love the HKs. Between the Glock and the SIG, either should make a fine range gun as long as you shoot new copper clad ammo.
     
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