Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by fsarms, Dec 18, 2013.
Of your choices, Beretta by a country mile.
Ok I'm going to handle, (I keep thinking of the term "gun fondler")
1: CZ 75 (the price is tempting)
2: The Sig 226 (It's growing on me and used LE are plentiful)
3: Beretta 92 INOX (It just looks so good)
Now anyone care to give me a crash course on the Sig sub models of 226, and the CZ 75?
Personally I think it stinks that the Beretta is the only Made in USA that I'm drawn to.
You'll have an easier time flipping a Glock than any of the other brands you listed, if that's a consideration.
I have an enormous mancrush on the CZ ever since I shot one. The Beretta just felt like a big metal brick to me, but the CZ was amazing.
I'm not sure I'd want to carry either one as a full size with a metal frame. Then again, if you currently carry a 1911 you might not care…
I'm also not sure how desirable it'll be used since the new ones are so cheap, although the stainless finish might help with that.
EDIT: Not sure what you need on the 75. If you're going for the stainless finish, I think your only option is with the thumb safety, which should be familiar to you. There's also a decocker version (the BD) and a SAO version but they only have the black finish. The 85s are very similar except they're set up to be ambidextrous.
None of the above.
Either a SIG P229 or a Glock 19.
But, based on prior ownership, I don't like 1911s.
Cz or XDM
If you shoot 1911's then your carry gun should be a similar action. It's like driving a car, I had to learn how the high beams work on a Japanese import. American cars pull back on the turn signal and click into high, Japanese cars push forward. Pulling back just flashes them.
Same for safeties and triggers on guns, you don't want any confusion when you need to use it.
In 9mm, there aren't many 1911 type choices. The EMP isn't a bad one, but - you could buy two SIG P938s for that kind of money. It's a 1911 type controls gun in 9mm, it shoots nicely, it carries well, it's not going to be weird operating it under stress.
Nine different finishes: http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductList/pistols-p938.aspx
I bought an Extreme, just the next increment larger than a LCP, but handles just like the 1911's and M9's I was issued. No fuss, no muss.
CZ 75 Stainless.
I don't think you can go wrong with any of those choices with the exception of the Rock Island. I, personally, don't have any love for their products.
If I had to pick one, I would go with the Beretta but I would feel comfortable with any of them except the Rock Island.
If you like the 1911 I don't think you can go wrong with the 9mm RIA Tactical. Outstanding gun, great price -- approaching 15000 rounds through mine.
The RIA double stack 9mm 1911 is OK if your hand likes the "wide body". Remember they were originally sized for 14 rounds of .45ACP so the grip will be a good bit larger than really necessary for a double stack 9mm. I've got one of their first 1911-A2 9mm double stacks (it was a Shot Show demo) and its been great and is well over 10,000 rounds, but I rarely shoot it since I got the single stack 9mm Tactical -- perfect .45ACP 1911 muscle memory for everything except recoil and ammo costs
You can't go wrong with a CZ 75
My CCW is a revolver, this is just for shooting paper for fun.
1) Beretta 92FS or variant
In the context of your list. The CZ and Beretta are almost a tie for me, but my M9 edges it out just slightly. The XDm is just another Glock/M&P polymer/plastic. Nothing wrong with it....I'm just done with them. I wouldn't buy the SR9. Looks cheap. Bad reviews. I don't know anything about the RIA.
CZ P01 or Gen4 Glock 19 if you're on a budget; HK P30 if you're not on a budget.
I've shot the Springfield and really liked it, I own an SR9c and it's been flawless, accurate and it's made in the USA. I only know the others by reputation and they're all good.
Get the CZ 75B Stainless, a set of CZ checkered cocobolo grips, a set of Hogue grip screws, a .22L.R. Kadet conversion kit and call it a day .
Browning High Power
My order of preference:
Throw a SIG P226 or P229 into the mix too.
Of those choices, I would go with either the XDm, SR9, or CZ75.
The XDm is a reliable gun, and very accurate for me. Mine is chambered in .45. I love the ergonomics of this gun. It fits my hand really well. The trigger is pretty decent.
The Ruger SR9 is also very reliable and accurate. My brother has the SR9c, and has shot over 1000 rounds now so far without any issues. I put several mags through it during our last range trip and found that I could shoot it pretty well. The trigger on the newer SR9 is pretty nice.
The CZ75 is an awesome gun. I recently traded mine away to get the XDm .45. It is soft shooting due to being an all steel gun, very accurate, and reliable as well. I am just not a fan of DA/SA triggers anymore, or hammer fired for that matter, so I decided to trade it off.
CZ or Beretta. Two classics.
Beretta as far as your list goes.
CZ or XD, Beretta, no doubt. Look at what the majority of old timers and ex leo carry. Ri is a range gun, Ruger is not a top tier gun in that model. Get a 75d, or a compact cx and forget about it. berretta was good enough for the military and many police, so you can't go wrong there , and XD makes the most popular inexpensive polymer guns out there.
Everyone will tell you something else, but those 3 are all good choices for a carry gun that will work.
If you love SA semiautos, I'd seriously consider a Browning Hi-Power. Great, classic 9mm.
Of those you've listed, I'd definitely go with the CZ75.
My choice would be (and was) a Glock 17 or 19. Great all around gun, very reliable, popular as used guns, more than accurate enough for SD work. Of course, some people just don't like them but they are my first choice.
I only own 5 different 9's
I am an instructor and nearly everybody, male and female alike, seems to shoot my W. German Sig 226 accurately.
Without question, that would be the last semi auto I would ever sell.
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