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Opinions on 9mm pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MLC, Aug 16, 2004.

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Which 9mm would you consider to be the best example of a 9mm?

  1. Browning High Power

    41 vote(s)
    28.9%
  2. SIG 226

    32 vote(s)
    22.5%
  3. CZ-75

    40 vote(s)
    28.2%
  4. other

    29 vote(s)
    20.4%
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  1. MLC

    MLC Member

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    I'm in the market for a 9mm pistol.
    My first was a SIG 228 which I traded for a HK P7M8.
    I'm selling the P7 (for several reasons, none of which are the fault of the pistol) and plan to replace it with one of three other 9mm's.
    What I want is a metal framed, conventional DA/SA or SA, accurate pistol.
    The poll is obviously what I've narrowed it down to, input from users of the aforementioned would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Hello! You stated that you traded your SIG-SAUER P228 for a P7.
    Can I ask why? Grant it, the P7 is an excellent weapon in its own
    right; but I could never trade off my 1990 West German P228.
    The P228 9m/m is one of the better balanced semi-auto's on
    the market.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  3. nero45acp

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    All three are excellent 9mm's. I would choose what fits your hand best. I'm biased towards the SIG's because of their uber reliability.



    nero
     
  4. BigG

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    Of the three, I would recommend the SIG Sauer P226.
     
  5. BerettaNut92

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    All are good; personal preferences would have me get the CZ and putting new sights on it.
     
  6. ChuckB

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    You can't consider a list of DA/SA 9's without including the Beretta 92 series. I have the 92FS, and it's as smooth, accurate, and dependable a 9X19 as I've used. Having also shot a 226 a bit, I'd say that you wouldn't go wrong with that one, either. Actually, the whole group- including the Beretta- is a good one.

    Chuck
     
  7. dairycreek

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    All three pistols on your list are excellent!

    I could not possibly say which is the best. I have owned and shot all three and my purely personal preference is (great alliteration) the CZ. Good shooting;)
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    Cooper's Embarassing Question:
    What is it FOR?

    P228 and P7 are both pretty darned good sidearms. So are the ones you want a bunch of strangers to opine on.
    You can buy different, I don't know if you can buy better.
     
  9. farscott

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    Without knowing your intended use and what about the P7 and P228 did not work for you, it is hard to make a suggestion. You mentioned accuracy, so the SIG P210 and the 1911 should merit some consideration. I would also look at the S&W M952.
     
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  11. Flashpoint

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    GET A HIGHPOINT!!!!




































    Just kiddin':D

    Personaly I would find a CZ and a Sig that I could compare at the same time and then get the one that fit best.

    Good luck
     
  12. Dorrin79

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    Personally I like the balance and recoil characteristics of the Browning the best - but the other two are excellent weapons in their own right.

    CZ is probably the best value unless you find a good deal (like I did :neener: ) on a BHP.
     
  13. Rival

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    Having shot from a lot of different 9mm - including the ones listed, I personally like CZ-75B and Browning over any other model of full-size 9mm.

    Recently I had to choose between Browning and CZ-75B to get my own 9mm - and I decided to purchase Browning Hi Power. Browning has more potential, you can custom build an uber 9mm should you decide to upgrade it. But even bone stock BHP compares quite nicely to CZ-75B. I don't regret that I spend more money on Browning - it is well worth it. I like the trigger on BHP better, and I like the simpler mechanics in the BHP when compared to CZ.

    Here's the picture I took when I was comparing my own BHP and my friend's CZ-75B:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. HankB

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    All are quality guns, so it's kind of like picking shoes - the pistol that fits YOU will not necessarily fit ME as well.

    Personally, I like the BHP. Limiting my comparison to the other two pistols listed, well, the BHP "points" where it should in my hand, the SIG doesn't come close. The BHP seems to be finished a bit nicer than the CZ, and the thumb safety is perfectly located for me . . . the one on the CZ is just a tad too far forward.

    My choices would be BHP first, CZ a close second, SIG a distant third.
     
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    FN or BHP

    One of the nicest 9mm made. Depending on magazine, you can really load them up and still have the grip feel from heaven.
     
  16. Werewolf

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    I own 2 CZ's and one SIG.

    If money is an object then without a doubt the CZ is the ticket.

    HELL! Even if money isn't an object I'd still recommend the CZ. The SIG has better fit and finish but it is IMO less accurate than the CZ and no more reliable. Both my CZ's just feel better and shoot better for me than the SIG (though the SIG feels and shoots pretty darn good too). The SIG is definitely not worth the $300 more you will pay for it IMO.

    Don't get me wrong the Sig is a fine weapon (it's my carry piece) but I got it first. If I'd gotten my CZ's first it's doubtful I'd have bothered with the SIG (though I may get a 226 in .40 at some point in the future).

    That's my story and I'm stick'n to it...
     
  17. Akurat

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    You can't go wrong with anything on that list, even though Beretta deserves a closer look as well. ;)
     
  18. Calhoun

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    All of these are great pistols, but I got to go with the CZ. Find out what fits you the best and go with it.

    Calhoun
     
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    Experience demands that I pick the BHP!!!
    Mine, a vintage MK-I from 1986, has been flawless!! :D
     
  20. BerettaNut92

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    Dude, how could i have missed the opportunity?

    [thr]Get the Glock![/thr]
     
  21. cratz2

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    If I had it to do over again, knowing what I know now, I would have a CZ75B SA as my dedicated range 9mm. The triggers are generally very good but for another $125 or so, can be made to be about as good as a non-1911, non-revolver trigger can be expected to be.

    The BHP is right there, but it costs more, still won't have as good of a trigger and I don't find the ergonomics quite as good as the CZ. But you have a longer and more storried history.

    I'd be happy with either, but for my money, would get the CZ. Or a 9mm Springfield Loaded Stainless with some good mags.
     
  22. Jeff Timm

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    OK,

    I admit I voted Browning. But, have you considered size?

    The 9x19 is a rather small round, why not try a sidearm in scale? SIG 239 or SIG 225 comes to mind.

    Geoff
    Who does tend toward smaller sidearms, just ignore the M1911s and Superblackhawk in my gun box. :cool:
     
  23. Rival

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    You have got to be kidding me. Trigger on CZ can never be made as sweet as trigger on BHP. Out of the box CZ-75 single action pull might be better than that of BHP. 300 rounds later BHP trigger becomes better than that of CZ-75. And if you take both to the smith - there's no question about it, BHP is a clear winner, they can have amazing triggers!

    As far as ergonomics - they have similar feel and recoil signature, however the safety lever and slide release are positioned much better on BHP.
     
  24. Greg Bell

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    If you absolutely must get rid of the P7 then the next step down is the SIG (the other two are little league).
     
  25. Black Majik

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    Sig Sauer P226.

    My opinion of course, but it has the best trigger feel of the 3. The ergo on the Sig also is better suited for me.
     
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