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Most durable and dependable all steel 9mm?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MRick, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. MRick

    MRick Member

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    What is your opinion on the most durable and dependable all steel 9mm pistol? Looking to possibly add another 9mm to the collection. Concealability is a factor but isn't priority number 1.
     
  2. misANTHrope

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    Ruger P-series... butt-ugly and bulletproof.
     
  3. rugerman07

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    Beretta 92FS.
     
  4. MaterDei

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    I agree with the Ruger reommendation. Makarov is another that comes to mind but I'm guessing you're wanting a 9X19. You could also look into a 9mm 1911 style pistol.

    Good luck
     
  5. ebd10

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    Browning Hi-Power. Graceful lines, comfortale. and accurate.
     
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    German produced Sig P22X series.
     
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    Browning Hi-Power
    Sig 226
    CZ-75
    Beretta 92 (Frame is aluminum)

    I highlight the Hi-Power because it is a bit slimmer than the others, making it easier to conceal.
     
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    Probably the cz 75, aren't ruger frames a composite??
    Otherwise the Ruger P series is ultra reliable but yikes they sure are ugly!:barf:
     
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    Maybe try a CZ-75B, the Compact model, if you want better concealability.
     
  11. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    Hmmm, the most durable and depenable 9mm isn't all steel; however given that limitation I would look at:

    Browning Hi-Power
    CZ75
    SIG P226

    The only one I have extensive experience with is the Hi-Power. My high round count Hi-Power has 27,992 rounds logged on it so far. I've replaced the slide stop, recoil spring guide, ejector, grip screw, and firing pin retaining plate due to breakage on that pistol (first breakage around 15k rounds).
     
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    Well the Hipower is an elegant and superb pistol, it is not one of the most durable. Durable enough, but not the most by a long shot.

    Based on rental range reports two of the best are
    1)Ruger
    2)CZ
     
  13. thatguy123

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    I have to agree. Lots of people are really swept up by the Hi-power, and while it's a great pistol, my experience with them has been so-so. They are nice shooters, but I'd never consider them that durable and dependable. A relative of mine owns a Belgian Hi-Power (and has for many years) and it's been average in durability and dependability, no where near as reliable as my Sigs, and it won't feed even hollows reliably. Maybe it's a lemon, but that's my take on them.
     
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    They have some polymer frame models, but the metal P-series frames are aluminum alloy.

    I'd look at a BHP and a CZ-75.

    Wes
     
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    those 3rd generation Smith & Wesson all steel 9mm are pretty nice and reliable too.
     
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    To bartholomew...which polymer pistol are you referring to?
     
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    for hi-cap S&W 5900 series that have steel frames - the '06 is S/S. as stout if not more than Ruger.
     
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    I'd suggest checking out the SIG P239. Durable...dependable...concealable.
     
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    Taking concealability into mind, the MKIII Hi Power and the CZ-75.
     
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    S&w 5906.
     
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    The CZ 75 PCR.
     
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    The Browning HP, without question.
     
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    The OP specified, IIRC, all steel. I've only seen maybe 3 suggestions here that meet that criteria, the CZ75's, BHP's, and the Smiths. The metal framed Rugers are aluminum, as are the Sigs.

    I wouldn't hesitate to buy or use any of the guns suggested, but the guy said ALL STEEL.
     
  25. Kilted Cossack

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    I could be wrong here, but aren't the frames of the PCR, the SIG P239, the SIG P226 and the Ruger 9mms (except the polymer versions) all made of alumin-i-um alloy?

    Steel frames and steel slides? That's a field I'm fairly unfamiliar with, but I'd expect the CZ75 and 3d Gen S&Ws to be up there in durability and dependability.
     
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