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Hi-Cap 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JCook5003, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. JCook5003

    JCook5003 Member

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    Hey Guys-

    I want to pick up a double stack 9mm before ammo goes up any higher.

    I am on a budget of less than $450.....reliability is my #1 concern, the gun wont be carried but used for home defense and range use.

    What do you guys recommend?

    Thanks
    Josh
     
  2. Mad Magyar

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    Not sure what the relationship of a hi-capacity 9mm & the cost of ammo have to do with one another, but there are many Ruger's & S&W's for your budget....:)
     
  3. DerbyDale

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    If you don't have any problems with it, you could get a used pistol which would help keep the cost down even more.

    I would get a Springfield XD-9. They are very reliable and have a lifetime warranty even if your not the original owner. If you didn't go for night sights, you could probably get a new one within your budget. My local gun shop has new XD-9 sub-compacts for $439.99 in the basic black model.

    You could also get a Glock, but I'm not sure about their warranty if you get a used one.
     
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  4. DMK

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    CZ-75 is a great choice.
     
  6. chupacabrah

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    My next gun will probably be a CZ75. maaaybe a XDsc (but that's not hi cap, but the XD's are worth looking at).


    I got a S&W M&P 9mm yesterday. 17 round mags, until april there's a $50 mail in rebate and 2 free additional high cap mags.

    After the rebate, price is at or around (or below) $450
     
  7. mhillsing23

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    Since it won't be carried, I would recommend the XD Tactical (5") or Service (4"). Both have 16 round capacity. The SC can accommodate 16 rounds with the extended magazine.
     
  8. JCook5003

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    What do you guys think about a used Glock 19?
     
  9. MT GUNNY

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    go for it
     
  10. 1BLINDREF

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    Whatever you decide to buy, make sure you shoot one before buy it.
    Guns are like pants, they all don't fit everyone the same ;)

    I'd say to try the following:
    CZ75
    Beretta 92FS
    Sig P226 (used)
    Glock 17 or 19
     
  11. gotime242

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    FNP-9

    No question.
     
  12. Farnorthdan

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    I picked up a Ruger SR9 recently and like it. Very accuate, 17+1 capacity and sells for less than $450. Also recentrly purchased a CZ 75B but have not shot it yet but hear great things about it too.
     
  13. hirundo82

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    I love my Glock 19 and Glock's reliability is unquestionable, especially in 9mm.

    You can also use the magazines from the larger guns in it for backup (ie 17 rd G17 mags or 33 rd G18 mags); in all fairness I think you can do this with the XD as well but I don't own one of those.

    Be sure you try it before you buy, especially with the 3rd generation models; the finger grooves on those don't fit some people's hands.
     
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    How bout an FEG Browning High Power clone? Not expensive at all at around $300 and use the rest for ammo.
     
  15. Silvanus

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    One of the best 9mms ever made;) (at least in my opinion) But be sure to shoot a Glock before buying one. They don't suit everybody...
     
  16. The Lone Haranguer

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    You ought to be able to get a CZ75 for that $450, plus tax.

    Also consider a used Smith & Wesson "third-gen," e.g., 5904, 5906.
     
  17. DENALI

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    I'm with armoredman, If you can't afford a Glock which should be your #1 choice, go with a CZ-75, or PO1. I've found their quality to be well above Rugers and really just as good as anything from S&W.
    I would recomend you be as patient as is possible though, If you can spend $400.00 + you can hold out a month or so and put together an additional $100.00 or so.......
    1.Glock-17 or 19, $499.00 just about everywhere!
    2.CZ-75, or PO1 under $500.00 just about everywhere!
     
  18. Ops Officer

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    I'm impressed with the reliability and decent accuracy of my XD-45 Tactical. But I know that all XDs in any caliber are highly reliable. That having been said, I may rate the CZ 75 over the XD, since I just purchased a CZ 75B in satin nickel. I was looking for a CZ 75BD in stainless, but the price of the nickel was too good to pass up. The BD model has a decocker, which I prefer. I am so used to SIGs. The CZ 75 has a terrific rep for accuracy and reliability. I know the grip is excellent. The 16-round mags are reasonably priced. Either gun should be just under your budget.
     
  19. jgo296

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    man spend just a little extra and get a glock 19
    it might be the best all around pistol on earth
    and no i dont own one i have a glock 21 and glock 20 though
    and used to have a glock 27
     
  20. Pilot

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    Used Browning Hi Power or CZ-75B.
     
  21. 1BLINDREF

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    I don't understand how anyone can say to just get a _______.
    Especially a Glock.

    I guess that's how all those barely shot guns end up in the used gun case for lots less than a new one :rolleyes:

    Other than Silvanus, everyone assumes that a Glock is the perfect gun for anybody, and its not!

    Don't get me wrong, I think that a Glock is a well made gun that should last a long time if its properly cared for (just like most of todays big mfgs)
    but personally, I can't hit squat with one, and I know a few other shooters that have been shooting a long time that have the same problem.
    Glocks don't point naturally for me because of the angle of the grip.

    JCook5003- do yourself a favor, go to a range that rents a bunch of different guns and try them before you plunk down that hard earned $450 on something you won't be happy with. :)
     
  22. yhtomit

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    Most guns that don't suck are pretty good :) It's great that there are so many good choices.

    I will bore you by saying that I'd recommend you consider, handle and if possible borrow / rent a Cz-75 (plus as many others as you can find the time to try).

    I am not a handgun expert by any means (check my posts for lots of constant-dummy questions), but have been shooting handguns -- intermittently -- for more than ten years and now own a small handful of them. Above advice is good re: pants -- every gun and every person for a different complex.

    HOWEVER, the Cz mania on this board is not without foundation -- and neither is the Sig mania, the Glock mania, etc.

    The thing about the Cz-75 compared to most other guns I've tried is that the Cz-75 grips fits my hand more naturally and comfortably -- just sort of locks in there to a degree that few other guns come close to. My S&W 625 (with factory-supplied Hogue grip with finger grooves) is about as comfortable, and I am not complaining about the perfectly fine grips on any of my other guns, but the stock grip on the Cz-75 makes it a very nice shooter, and (at least in my case) I think contributes to making the recoil seem like it's even less than a 9mm, and to making the gun shoot better where I think I'm suggesting it shoot than most of my others.

    (I also bought mine NIB at Gander Mountain for just under $400, tax inclusive. A shade over to account for the PA police-state check, but that's a technicality ;))

    YMMV -- try as many as you can!

    timothy
     
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    For $400 right now you can get a new or nearly new S&W 5906 from CDNN. Can't ask for anything better in a hi-cap 9mm. The left over cash can be used to cover FFL transfer fees and perhaps an extra magazine or two.
     
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    Glock 19

    I have owned several GLOCK 19's and they were excellent pistols. Both of them were used and I never had any trouble as long as they were properly oiled.

    I would also recommend you go to a range and try a rental gun of the type you are interested in.

    New BERSA, RUGER P-95, SMITH&WESSON Sigma and TAURUS 24/7 should suite your price range. They are all reliable, but will have various problems like poor triggers or something else. I would just try them and see which you like most.

    Jim
     
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