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Need a list: 9mm, steel or alloy frame guns with SA cocked and locked capability

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Avenger29, Jul 17, 2009.

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  1. Avenger29

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    Just what the title says...I need a list because I'm researching buying options. Current production only, and it's OK if the pistol has decocked/double action capability, so long as it can be safely carried cocked and locked. I just want to make sure I don't miss a good, interesting option.

    I've looked at the following:
    9mm 1911s of various manufacturers (Springfield Armory, Kimber, STI, etc)
    Browning/FN Highpowers and clones (like the Hungarian and Charles Daly)
    Some of the Sigs...
    Some of the CZ 75s
    Taurus PT92
    Taurus PT99
    EAA Witness?
    Armalite AR24
    EAA Zastava M88


    I just honestly don't know what else is out there, so, please help me compile a list. I'll also set a price limit: Under $1K.
     
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    If you are open to polymer, the Heckler und Koch USP and CZ-75 P-07 are excellent choices.
     
  3. Avenger29

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    Nope, not open to any polymers. Had a Glock 17 and ditched it. Gotta be steel or alloy. They are excellent guns, but simply do not suit me.
     
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    :D This is heading straight towards a BHP party. :D

    SIGS are great too.
     
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    I want a list, not favorites. BHPs are nice, but $$$. Same for the Sig SAO, apparently. Maybe used...
     
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    Already listed the CZ-75s.

    I'm looking for pistols I have not listed.
     
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    Okay, that's one. CZ knockoff.
     
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    Sigs like CZ are DA/SA BUT can't be carried C.A.L. (edited)
    A VERY good option in common calibers.
    I enjoy the Sig P239 single stack.
    Buy it in 40 cal and you can buy a Sig .357 bbl and shoot both out of the same gun and mags.

    OOOPs, brain gastrointestinal problem. NOT cocked and locked but cocked and ready.
     
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    Already listed under the HiPower clones.

    Me and .40S&W don't get along.

    I have standardized on 9mm, .38/.357, .45ACP, and .22LR. I am unlikely to own a handgun in another caliber than those.
     
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    Noted. Smallish 9mm.
     
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    I was going to list the 92 Stock. Well played, Sir!
     
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    You can find a few 92 Steel-I still floating around. I think it's worth it for the steel frame, grip mounted safety,and factory Italian nickel finish. They have allot of features like front and rear removable sights,ultra slim grips,vertec back strap, SA only with pre and over travel adjustable trigger ,or SA/DA,9mm or .40S&W, skeletonized hammer, font cocking serrations,ect. I only payed 950$ for mine.
    http://www.beretta.fr/index.aspx?m=74&idc=2&ids=32

    Do all new 92fs de-cock when you safety them?


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    Another fine choice!
     
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    That Beretta 92 Steel-I is drop dead sexy. Why the hell don't they have it currently in production for here? It might not sell much, but to those who look for it...

    But at $950, I might as well buy the STI Trojan in 9mm, because above all else, 1911s feel like they were made for my hands.

    I pretty much consider that a part of the CZ-75 family, and I'd probably go with the CZ 75 Compact if I went that route.

    I figured that. $1K is my upper price limit- it'd take me a while longer to save for it. $500-600 is more of my median price.
     
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    If you save up and get this, it sounds like you will be very happy!
     
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    The Steel-I isn't really discontinued. They just do short production runs of 2000-3000 at a time. Same for the Vertec. Have you held a 92 with the straight vertec back strap. Its similar to a 1911 without a swell. Mine feels GREAT in hand and is super accurate. I let a guy who has never really shoot a pistol try half a mag and he just rolled a coke can down the yard. I really like the mini Novak 3-dots.
     
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    I hope to one day run across one of those variants. The gunstores around here suck, though, so it's by chance or if I happen across a decent store in another area.

    Aye, I'm seriously considering it. But checking out all other options, too.
     
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    That Zastava M88 is, IMO, a joke. Save your money for something else, or if you're going to waste it instead give it to me and I'll knit you a sweater.

    I had good luck with the Hungarian BHP clones, if you want to save some cash for the same control system. I eventually went with the CZ, because of the ready availability of a .22 conversion kit. I do not regret it.
     
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