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Quality budget 9mm pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Buckeye63, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. hemiram

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    I would take the SAR CM9 Gen2 over any of the above guns. It's a fantastic bargain at $250-270.
     
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    I skimmed the thread and no mention of the Ruger EC9s. Striker fired, compact, ez to conceal 9mm. Has a safety, though not ambidextrous. I like the integrated into the slide sights and they are not diminutive. Around $250.00, though I have seen some deals at less than that. I've been using it as my daily carry and have put a number of rounds through it without any problems.
     
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    what about sccy and keltec pistols?
     
  4. MechAg94

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    For a pocket pistol, the Keltec P32 is still an excellent choice. A little less recoil than the 380 pocket guns, but 32 will still punch holes if needed.

    I do see Ruger P series pistols occasionally for cheap. They are oversized and clumsy, but they generally work and are pretty accurate.

    The one Canik TP9SF pistol I have shot is an excellent pistol. It was new around $325.
     
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  5. Dan-O

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    Walther Creed at $250

    walther pps m2 at about the same.
     
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    My Taurus PT111 G2 was on special at Cal-Ranch and only cost me $160.

    Doesn't shoot as good as my Les Baer but at less than one tenth the retail price,..
     
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  7. JDR

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    I think a Walther Creed is a great gun for the money. I own a PPS-M2 that I’ve had for 3-1/2 years and I think it’s also a great gun.
     
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    I *backed into* one of these in an estate sale buy to get a couple other somethin's... Of course, in researching it, I came across the ocean of insults to the gun but found it to be accurate, reliable and FOR ME, the most ergonomically pleasing poly-semi that I had ever fired. I let it go on to a Brother as I had no desire to mag-up to my desired 13 mags per semi and he was more than pleased with the 2 that came with it.


    Todd.
     
  9. Buckeye63

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    This afternoon I stopped off at the range before coming home from work ....
    Ran 2 boxes (100rds) of 9mm Nato
    Through my SD9VE .... I have 5 mags
    No hiccups.. Dang pistol was accurate and a hoot to shoot ... I definitely would trust my life with this pistol...
     
  10. Godsgunman

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    Lots of quality 9mm out there that I have gotten for steals.
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    Just got this used 709 slim fit $100 today as a backup hunting sidearm. Reviews show excellent track records with these and I won't care if it gets dirty or beat up. I clean meticulously after every outing anyway.
    Got a Ruger SR9C with light about a month ago for 300. My main carry is a Nano with night sights and crimson Trace laser I got for 199 about 5 months ago. Came with 2 6 rnd mags and 2 8 rnd mags and alien custom holster at that price.
    Zero complaints here on the "budget nines". Happy as a pig in slop.
     
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  11. WestKentucky

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    No mention of diamondback... I found them to be reasonably priced pistols akin to the keltec and ruger guns but I never heard much about them, so I bought one and shot the snot out of it trying to figure out if I could hit with it. Nope. That pistol was snappy and way too small for my hand so I let it go. A person with smaller hands would do better, and I felt quality to be on par with similar pistols.
     
  12. Jeb Stuart

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    I have been reading a lot about the G2S which is smaller and only 20 oz. Getting great reviews. While I am set in small 9's, this gun at the price point seems like heck of a buy.
     
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  13. Jeb Stuart

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    Just bought two more Nano's and put a APX carry grip on one. I paid about $250.00 for each and $35.00 for the grip. Bud's had a sale recently for a Nano $200.00. They are terrific guns and seriously built like the proverbial tank.
    Beretta just lowered the Price and the MSRP on the APX carry is now $349. The high Quality Kahr CM9 can also be bought for around $350.00, Yes the SR9C at under $300 is a terrific buy.

    That said the Beretta APX Compact with a MSRP of $419 is insane. A quality gun like this at that price?. Most likely will be my next purchase.
     
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  14. Styx

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    Not my photo, but I owned a G2S very briefly... Purchased it thinking it was the G2C. I did not know the G2S even existed, and I didn't notice the name was different when I placed my order online. Anyway, I sold it soon after I picked it up from my LGS... I just don't see that much of a size difference. The difference in width is very minimal, the other dimensions are basically the same, there's only a 2oz weight difference, and it's a 7+1 vs 12+1...

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    G2S on left - G2C on right...
     
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  15. armoredman

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    The Ruger EC9S is always calling me, after I handled one, and with overtime, I might be able to get one, hopefully before the market changes - these are the salad days, buy cheap and stack deep.
     
  16. Dr.Rob

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    I got a Ruger 9E for 250 on close out from CDNN. Money well spent, more or less an SR9 without the loaded chamber dingus. Keep an eye out as it uses easy to find magazines.

    FEG hipowers used to be available for 225-250 bucks. Now they sell for 4-500 used. Excellent clones made in Hungary. Mauser sa 80 is actually an FEG made gun. A good bargain to build a custom all steel 9
     
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    SCCY is supposedly going for $125-$150 these days with a $25 rebate as well.
     
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    Only if you have to have FDE color.

    If you're OK with black, it's $399. http://www.beretta.com/en-us/apx-compact/
     
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    Paid $239 shipped for a Remington RP9 that has been a great performer. I know people love to hate on the RPs, but I happen to like them, have two of the 45s and this guy. I like the ergos, I like the sights, and what's not to like about 18+1 capacity?

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  20. ilbob

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    there are a bunch of low cost 9mm semiautos these days. most seem to do the job they are intended to do. if you decide you want one see if you can shoot one first. people have different ideas about what they like and different size hands, so not surprisingly different people like different guns. for smaller sized handgun hard to beat the shield or a ruger lc9s. i have one of each.
     
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  21. Styx

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    These are the actual prices:

    STD APX $329
    APX FDE $339
    APX RDO $479
    APX Combat $529
    APX Target $599
    APX Carry $329
     
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  22. Jeb Stuart

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    I have never owned a Taurus, However as I mentioned, the GS is getting positive reviews especially for a Budget gun. Now looking at the difference in the pic below, I would choose the S2. There does seem to be a little difference in grip width, and the more narrow the better and the gun is more concealable. 7+1 is fine with me. the GS C is already 2 oz more and the added ammo would just increase the weight. JMO

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  23. Antihero

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    I picked up a g2c. I'm stunned at how much gun you are getting for $209-$179
     
  24. Styx

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    I'd suggest holding both in person at your LGS before making up you mind . The differencein height is very minimal/noticable in actual photos and in person, and that can be minimized with a flat baseplate which are available for the G2C mags if it's still an issue. They're basically the same exact size gun, and they use the exact same slide. The only difference is the 0.1" thickness difference in grip (not slide) and the 2 oz difference in weight which you'd be hard pressed to notice while carrying. The guys on TaurusArmed forum actually claim the weight difference was only 1.3 oz via their scale, and the slides are interchangeable between the two. I guess they used the same slide instead of manufacturing a slimmer slide to save cost.
     
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  25. Jeb Stuart

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    As I said, I have no real interest in the gun other than to see how Tauras has progressed and how a budget gun does seem to make the grade. Good advice Styx for others.
     
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