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Most accurate 9mm for under $1000

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dudedog, Nov 8, 2014.

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  1. CZ9shooter

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    Another vote for Witness Match Elite. I dont own one, but have had the pleasure of shooting one. Only one mag's worth. Dude at the range let me try his. It was awesome. Every shot landed right where I expected with little effort. Amazing trigger. Good ergos IMO.

    Now if only I could find an excuse to justify buying a target nine..... My CZ75 is close enough for now I guess.
     
  2. 7mmb

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    Witness Elite Match. There are others that are very good in the price range but you asked for the best. I own ones in 9mm and 45. A natural pointer with an outstanding out of the box SAO trigger. Nothing comes close in the price range. One ragged hole is the norm, and that's out of the box with no tweaking to make it run right. It's what you would get if you crossed the best features of the SIG P210 and the Browning Hi-Power and had it built in a custom shop in Italy. And you can step up to 38 Super, 40 S&W, 10mm or 45 Auto if 9mm doesn't have enough pop for you. The price belies the quality you get in this pistol.
     
  3. Sock Puppet

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    Another vote for the Witness Elite Match.
     
  4. JohnKSa

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    The CZ75 pistols are very accurate, in my experience.

    Perhaps surprising to some, the Beretta 92FS pistols are also very accurate.
     
  5. CZ-75BD

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    Of course CZ-75. Also Arcus 98DA very inexpensive Hi Power clone, but really fine shooter.
     
  6. Morgo

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    Best bet for that price and cal is a 9mm 1911 - Sti Trojan.
     
  7. minutemen1776

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    I have a Sig 229R that is shockingly accurate. It makes me look like a top shot at the range. I have about $600 in it since I bought it slightly used.
     
  8. Onward Allusion

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    Under $1K? Lot's out there. Too many to list.

    The overwhelming majority of these guns can perform better than most shooters. Even a Hi Point in the right hands will out shoot a $3K 1911 in the hands of an average shooter.

    If the gun fits the person and they practice enough with it, that's the "best" 9mm for whatever price.
     
  9. burk

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    I suspect that with a grand you could build one heck of a Glock 17 or 34. Stock they are already very good. My Kimber 45's (especially my Custom shop Eclipse Target) were tack drivers, but my semi-customGlock 19 did 1.8" at 25 yards, the best group I ever got off the bench with a semi-auto handgun. And I don't have anything close to a grand into it.

    The nice thing about Glocks is the after market is so competitive, and they are very easy to work on even for a engineering challenged klutz like me. So Barrels, triggers, springs, extended mag/slide releases, and sights all available in a ton of choices.
     
  10. sammy

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    The vp9 is a good choice. This was shot offhand at 15 yards. The middle and last 3 targets are the vp9.

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  11. JeeperCreeper

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    I love my Star 30M... I will agree it is a very accurate pistol, I'd go as far as saying the most accurate service pistol I have ever shot....

    My LGS has one sitting for about $350 or $400, it's been there for a while and I'm always tempted to buy is as a spare
     
  12. 1SOW

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    I agree the Beretta 92s can be very accurate, but to me is 'clumsy'.

    The full size CZ 75s are also very accurate. Trigger work makes them "easier" to shoot accurately in DA. The SA versions are easy to shoot accurately OOB.
     
  13. JDR

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    I have enough rounds through my 9mm Trojan to agree 100%
     
  14. mizer67

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    Trojan's are about ~$1,200. My take on the OP was that he was looking for a list of <$1000 pistols.
     
  15. Dudedog
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    Thanks everyone, I did not what to discourage any respones, but I must Californiaize the list of suggestions. :(:banghead:
    (at least for now......)

    I have held a CZ75 and it felt good in my hand. Glad to hear some of you listed it. It is available here in the shooters paradise of California.

    I have a Springfield XD subcompact that I like and a Taraus PT99 I have been really happy with. Lots and lots of round thru the PT99. At some time in the reasonably near future it will probably need a new barrel/locking block, so I was thinking of buying myself a new pistol for Christmas :D *(Santa I have been good....well sort of :evil:)

    Don't think I want to put much money in the Taraus, as the rear sight problem currently am dealing and the fact that Taraus informed me they no longer support that model has made me decide to purchase something new.
    (Yes I realize some Taraus PT92 and Beratta 92 parts will work but still, you can't get a replacement rear sight blade [something that should never break in normal use in the first place] from the manafactuer has left me with a sour taste in my mouth).

    PS Stilll interested in hearing more opinions, not set on the CZ yet.
    Thanks again everybody!
     
  16. 777TRUTH

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    A CZ 75B or the CZ 75 SP01 Shadow are great options.
     
  17. george burns

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    It's all about how each person differs in their process. If you bench tested them and created a situation where they were all as exact as possible, that would really be the only way to tell. Some people just shoot certain guns better than others. I would say most experienced shooters will stick to what they shoot best, as long as it's practical.
    It's not fair to use a single shot target pistol against a duty gun.
    Maybe a Glock 34.
     
  18. gto.kroh

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    Im going to get massively flamed for this. But the 9mm hi point is very accurate cause of the fixed barrel. But the trigger sucks and its as heavy as a brick.... I have done tigger jobs and gotten a nice 3lb trigger out of a hi point but cant do much for the creep. ..
     
  19. Armor Snail

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    A Witness Elite Limited can be found for around $1000
     
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    SA Range Officer in 9mm
     
  21. BigDeesul

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    XDM9 5.25". $650 and spend the extra money on a pro extreme 1.5lb trigger kit.
     
  22. Nickb45

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    My vote is for a 1911. I just picked up a Citadel for under $400. I am using it as a project gun, but so far out of the box it's been good.
    A little sear/hammer work and some spring tuning got the trigger down to a crisp breaking 3.5 pounds. A new barrel bushing from EGW tightened things up A LOT out in the muzzle end. I'm $420 into it and it will outshoot me.
     
  23. sammy

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    Sorry, the previous post's link didn't work. This is shot offhand at 15 yards, The middle and bottom targets are the VP9. This little pistol impressed me and everyone that has tried it has liked it. In California the single shot exemption is good until january.
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  24. ohbythebay

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    CZ 75 SP01 Tactical

    Very low recoil for a 9mm, dead accurate tackdriver. You feel like you became an expert immediately. 4.6" barrel

    From CZThe SP-01 was designed as a military and law enforcement duty sidearm. The new model is currently in use by security forces fighting the war on terrorism. Thanks to its exceptional accuracy and superior handling characteristics, the CZ 75 SP-01 has also found supporters in the field of sport and target shooting. Its list of users on the competition circuit include World Champions Adam Tyc and Angus Hobdell (1st and 3rd place respectively in 2005‘s IPSC championship, World Shoot XIV).
     
  25. locotonyf

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    Under a $1,000? There's a ton of excellent and very accurate pistols under $1,000. Also, I would certainly never pay even near that much for any new pistol. Price is no indication of accuracy. The most accurate pistol I own and have ever owned is my CZ 75 PO1 9mm. I've had it going on 7 years now. I do have others and have had many others that I also swear by, not at. I've been shooting in general since 1972. I love my Glock in .357 Sig, very accurate. I've also owned two different Springfield XDm pistols that were very accurate. I've never owned a pistol with a 4" or 5" barrel that I considered inaccurate. You can't go wrong with any of these. All of the known reliable brands are deadly accurate in practiced hands.

    I do recommend staying away from any snub nosed pistols or revolvers unless you plan on affixing it to a stick as a head conker. Shooting one is a complete waste of time. They won't hit the broad side of a barn at 10'.

    Find one YOU like and make it your own. [emoji6]
     
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