New target 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CNobbe, Nov 27, 2020.

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Which 9mm should I get?

Poll closed Dec 2, 2020.
  1. Springfield XDM Elite OSP

    11 vote(s)
    22.4%
  2. Walther Q5 Match

    21 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. P320 X5 Legion

    12 vote(s)
    24.5%
  4. Canik TP9SFX

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  1. CNobbe

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    I've been thinking about a new target 9mm for a while. I recently ordered a new Glock 22 Gen 5 MOS but am wanting another 9. There are so many good choices to choose from, though finding one is another matter.

    I'm primarily a paper puncher now, occasional steel challenge. This will be solely a range gun, no home defense/ccw use.

    I'm drawn to the following models, they're all polymers. I'm not looking into a Glock 34 as I've got enough Glocks. :)

    Here are the contenders:

    Springfield XDM Elite OSP 4.5
    Walther Q5 Match
    Sig X5 Legion
    Canik TP9SFX

    Let me know what y'all think, I'm opened minded to all suggestions and have no brand bias as I have some experience with each brand and have had good experiences.
     
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    New SIG P210.
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    Silkiest trigger ever.
     
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  4. LoonWulf
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    Ive GOT a TP9SFX, so...biased.
    Shot the rest besides the Walther. I prefer the Canik.

    I also really like my GP X-calibur
     
  5. 5-SHOTS

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    Voted the Walther but I'd add a Grand Power X-Calibur in my collection as a polymer paper puncher.
     
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  7. CNobbe

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    I've had my share of CZs, including a Shadow 2. The SA model I forgot about...now if the SA was optic ready..
     
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    There's also the Ruger American Competition as a polymer optic-ready striker-fired pistol but noboby seems to care about it. It looks like a very robust, very durable pistol to me.
     
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  9. sevt_chevelle

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    CZ now has optic ready shadow 2
    Or head to CZ custom and get an optic ready Bull Shadow upper if you still have a CZ frame.
     
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    Not on your list but
    I have 2, liked the first one so much I bought a spare.
    Very nice trigger out of the box and being a 1911 could be made even better, adjustable sights as well.

    https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/43760/springfield+armory+pi9134lp+1911+loaded+target+9+1+9mm+5"+package

    https://www.springfield-armory.com/...ed-target-9mm-handgun-stainless-ca-compliant/
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    Edit: The Range Officer is about the same gun with a GI recoil setup. (about the same price list about $1060)
    A 1911 in 9mm is soft shooting and loads of fun.
    10 rrnd flush mags are available.
     
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  12. Sour Kraut

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    Big price spread between those models?

    I’m a Walther and Springfield guy. For the money I’d opt for the Springfield. If money wasn’t an issue I’d go for the Walther.
     
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  13. CNobbe

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    I actually have one of these!! I had my local gunsmith clean up the trigger on it. It's been a wonderful pistol to own and shoot - it's well over 4k rounds now.
     
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    I have a TP9FSx also. It has become my favorite range toy. Excellent right out of the box and optics ready. Put a Vortex Venom on mine works well for me. Very short trigger reset one of the best striker fired guns that I have shot. A lot of gun for the money.

    Canik 1.jpg
     
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    Glad you like it, really happy with mine.
    (so maybe it wasn't a bad suggestion after all, since you had bought one already;))


    My #1 is probably about 55-60K rounds now.........
    Time for a new barrel soon.
    Otherwise recoil and firing pins springs, load, shoot, clean, repeat.
    Since CA has a stupid approved list I picked up a second one just in case since there is no telling when it may no longer be on the :barf:"approved" list.
    Brownell's 9mm 1911 mags hold 10 rounds and work well for me. (and 10 rounds is all I can have in CA anyway :()
     
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    Freedomsmith trigger?

    Ive got a different version on mine.
     
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    I also have about 10 of their magazine's they work great no issues with any of them
     
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    From your list, the easy choice is the SIG P320. It's got an excellent trigger for a striker fired, and besides I'm not a fan of the trigger safety for a range gun.
     
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    I've had mine for 2 years now. I don't live in CA, but wanted the CA model as it has front serrations. It looks identical (other than finish) to my Les Baer Premier. It is a great gun for the money, and I ordered a Ronin 4.25" to with it but who knows when it'll arrive.
     
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  20. CNobbe

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    That's what I've heard, I've only shot the TP9 SF Elite but it shot very well.
     
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  21. buba68

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    No the trigger is actually an Apex flat face trigger. It is actually for a Walther but the Canik and Walthers share a lot of the same parts so I used it. Had to slightly grind down the trigger shoe where the locking block fits over it but other than that It fits and works perfectly. Got rid of probably 95% of the pretravel and reset is even quicker than it was. A lot of the Canik owners go with the Freedom Smith trigger and it works well to. A lot of good info on the Canik forum about the different models and mods you can do to them.
     
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    You may want to look into a Springfield Range Officer. I can’t say enough about it, and it is definitely my most accurate pistol. If it was stainless and had a rail it would be perfect.
     

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    The lust I have for this is strong. The only thing holding me back, besides the current lack of $1,400, is that I know the day after I buy it, they'll finally get around to releasing the Carry version.
     
  24. CNobbe

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    As posted above, I've had a Springfield Loaded Target 9mm 1911 for a couple of years now. It's basically the same gun, but has front cocking serrations.
     
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    Canik TP9SFX. I put the Vortex venom on mine along with the FreedomSmith trigger. Sweet shooter!!
     
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