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most accurate 9mm under 2000

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by fanof9mil, Apr 27, 2013.

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  1. fanof9mil

    fanof9mil Member

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    My knowledge of many brands of handguns is limited. I have a Glock 17 and a
    Beretta Px4 Storm SC. I really enjoy both of them. I am in the market for the most accurate range gun I can find up to 2000. Any actual test data to support accuracy claims is a bonus. Can you tell me which pistol is considered to be the most accurate 9mm, up to $2000. Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Byrd666

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    Pretty much any modern pistol is going to be accurate. It really depends on the shooter.
     
  3. sota

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    agreed.

    I'll say you should look at an H&K P30L. google search will reveal tons of reviews. pistol-training.com did a torture test (on the non-L verison though) that is quite impressive. you can see what his accuracy was like with that pistol. the L's are a touch more accurate due to the longer barrel.

    edit: full disclosure...
    I personally own 2 P30's (non-L) and love them to death.
     
  4. plexreticle

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    S&W 952 is accurate.

    9mm wouldn't be my first choice for accuracy though.
     
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    Sig 210. I bought my first one used for about 1650. The second one was new at just shy of 2000.

    Do some searches. It is "generally accepted" as the most accurate production 9mm out there.
     
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    One thing that i've learned through out years of shooting is that it has more to do with the shooter than the gun. And for me, a smooth trigger makes for accurate shots. I have owned a few 9mms and it may sound silly but I am the most accurate with my Kahr CM9. It is a pocket pistol but the trigger is butter smooth. I wouldn't drop $2,000 on a 9mm pistol. I would round up some handguns and take a trip to the range to see what you shoot accurately. You can get a good 9mm for under $1,000 easily.
     
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    In my view of the shooting world, two grand is too much to spend on a gun that shoots a round as generic as 9mm Luger. For me, that's a working cartridge. Two grand is esoteric cartridge territory.

    My 9mm pistols are CZs. They can be had (or use-ta could) for around a 1/4 of that. There are lots of very fine 9mm pistols that cost more, but none I've used shoots better for me. Every shooter is different, of course.

    Someday I might own H&Ks or Sigs, but probably in .45ACP or 357 Sig. The most likely next 9mm in my possession will be a Glock. I like my G22 Gen4 very well, and I think it needs company.
     
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    if you are serious...

    If you have $2000 to spend on a 9mm, look at the HK P7M8 (single stack) and the P7M13 (double stack).

    P7s have a fixed barrel and an excellent trigger and are "inherently accurate". P7s are high quality handguns and are no longer made.

    They have achieved collector status and are quite pricey these days...but they are worth every dime you pay (provided you buy one in good shape) and they will only go up in value.

    You will probably pay ~$1500 for a very nice M8 and up to $2500 for a similar M13.
     
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    S&W Did a gun they called the PPC 9mm some years ago. If I remember correctly, it was only available to LE and came with a 5" or 6" barrel.

    Used 6" guns are going for around $2k right now, I doubt you will find a more accurate gun anywhere.
     
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    You might be able to get a Tanfoglio Gold Match, the long slide with the 6" barrel - for under 2K. It's a competition target pistol, it's pretty accurate.

    [​IMG]

    I'll vouch for the accuracy of the P7, but it's a duty firearm, not a target pistol.

    This topic has been discussed here:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=680557
     
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    Well if you want to spend that amount of money you could go custom 1911 in 9mm.
     
  14. rcmodel

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    Combat Tupperware of any brand is supposed to be 'combat accurate' like 4"-6" groups at 25 yards.
    About any decent SIG will cut that in half.

    Any decent 9mm 1911 should halve that again.

    The S&W 952 Match gun should put them all in the same hole if you can.
    But it is discontinued now I think.

    http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=581

    rc
     
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    Me either.
     
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    Me neither either.

    But, he didn't ask that.

    rc
     
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    9mm is tricky on accuracy. You must have good ammo, no sense setting up at 25 metres or 50 yards with your two kilobuck match gun and Slobbovian Econoball from Cheapmart.

    I think the AMU Berettas get Sierra FMJ because hardball is required.
    Most PPC shooters use one or another name brand JHP.
    A friend in the Governor's 20 says Remington or Zero JHP will do ok in careful reloads.
    He has a supply of Hydrashok that is most accurate in his S&W PPC 9.
    That gun was more accurate than a 952 in side by side tests. Great gun if you can find one a LE shooter is selling.


    Of course a clean K38 will do at least as well for a lot less money, but it's not a 9 Emm.
     
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    I have a Fusion 1911 9mm Longslide and I'll put it up against anything anyone can come up with.
     
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    This is a tuned X-5 Allaround that did an honest 1.10" group, with lead reloads (122gr @ 1000fps), at 50 yards handheld off a rest. Last I checked, it is for sale for less than $2000. If you are interested, sent me a PM and I'll check with the owner

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    I agree, if you're looking for an accurate 9mm I would go with a 1911 platform. You might want to take a look at something in a 9mm 1911 from a custom shop. Maybe even a Browning Hi-Power with some work done on it like reworking the trigger would be good too.

    For something out of the box there are many SIG pistols which are very accurate too. Sig, S&W, STI and H&K all make accurate handguns as does several other manufacturers.
     
  21. fanof9mil

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    thank you all very much for your input. You've given me much to digest. I had looked at videos of the new Sig P210s. Seems there is a plethora of sites claiming it is the most accurate pistol. However, I've been looking into the new CZ Accu Shadow. It has been on the CZ site for many months but I've yet to find a single person that has one, or any of the credible YOUTUBE reviewers who have shot one. No video reviews either. If anyone knows of one, please send me a link. I'm headed to check out many of the referrals now. Plz keep any input coming. Blessings to all for your time and information.

    CZ is the only manufacturer I know much about their Custom Shop. The Shadow Target Custom lists for around 1300 and the Accu Shadow is $1600. Supposedly, all the Custom Shop work is what gives their accuracy. My son shoots Sig. He loves it and says the quality if phenomenal. If not the single stack P210, does Sig do extensive custom shop work on a 226
     
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    The weapon is just the ......instrument. There are other factors that are in the mix as well.
     
  23. Pete D.

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    Agree. The gun is legendary. Getting harder to find as time passes.
    The S&W 952...a take off on their own legendary gun, the model 52. If the 952 shoots at all like the 52, that would be a good choice.
    Pete
     
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    An old Sig P210 is the epitome of accuracy from a service pistol imo
     
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    As others have said, ammunition is critical. I found that I could change my groups in my 210's by half just by using different bullets. 9mm is very sensitive to change when it comes to accuracy.

    I suppose (based on opinion only) that short cases and high pressure contribute to this because 40S&W is another round that is not known for accuracy while the 38 super and 10mm both are known for accuracy. All 4 rounds operate at high pressures, yet the two long cases are known accurate and the two short ones are more difficult to get to the same levels of accuracy.
     
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