Springfield p9c

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gary W. Strange, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Gary W. Strange

    Gary W. Strange Member

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    A local gun shop, I frequent regularly, call me last week and told me they had taken in a Springfield P9C on trade, in 9mm. They let me know when they get something out of the ordinary. I like the old stuff. I have never got in to the plastic stuff. I went in and looked at this pistol. It looked like it had never been shot. There is not a mark on it. It is blue, not the coating that is on CZs now. It is slide to frame fit is tight. It is a very well built gun. It has it’s original cardboard box and all the papers and even the unfilled our warranty card. It followed me home. I figure it to be made in 1990 or so. I remember Springfield pushing the P9 back then. I always wanted one, but they were out at a time my money was in short supply. I remember reading good things about them at the time but there is not a lot of information on the net on them. What do you, that have them think about them? Are they good pistols? What are their short fallings etc? I know Springfield stopped marketing them when EAA started importing the wittinesses line. From what I see, they are better fitted and finished than EAAs are. Just want to know what others have to say about them.

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  2. JDR

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    That is a real blast from the past (pun intended). A guy I knew had one of these years ago and it was a good shooting gun back then. What is asking price?
     
  3. Gary W. Strange

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    $425.00 out the door. If it has ever been fired, someone knew what they were doing, when they cleaned it. It looks like a new pistol. I believe I did good, price wise.
     
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    I had a P9C in 40S&W. It shot fine but under recoil, the slide would hit the pin of the slide release and bend it over time. It made it difficult to disassemble the pistol.

    I got upset at Springfield for orphaning the gun but was able to get parts from Tangfoglio. I had to replace the slide release a couple times over the time I had the pistol.

    I eventually traded it in part for a 38 Super Colt 1911.
     
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    Congrats. I am drawn to guns that are not made anymore or discontinued as well.

    I remember those from the early 90’s. I was disappointed when Springfield dumped them.

    Hopefully yours won’t eat slide release levers; I remember a time when that was a problem.
     
  6. HPJeep

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    Is that a 9 or 40? I remember those when they were new. I thank Tangfolio made them iirc. I'd have bought it at that price!
     
  7. Gary W. Strange

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    It’s a 9. It is a very easy shooting 9mm, to be the size it is. It is not snappy and doesn’t rise in recoil and its very accurate. I emailed Springfield and ask when it was made, I was told October if 1989. So it is a fairly early one. I am really surprised about the way it is fitted and finished. The blue is very deep and you can tell it is well polished. I have a new set of Wolff springs on the way. I will more than likely be carrying this pistol. I shots 50 rounds through it and no problems at all. I am pleased with it.
     
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    The reason they stopped importing them is because they were manufactured by Tangfolio and they (TA) didn't want to compete with themselves in the market.

    They were very popular with the USPSA crowd for conversion to "Open" guns, but didn't hold up very well to being fed 9MM Major loads...they were replaced in competition by the introduction of the STI/SVI 2011.

    As mentioned already, the weakness of the design was the way the barrel was fitted and how it ate slidestops. It was fairly common to always have two spare slidestops on hand
     
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    Nice score. I would love to have one like that.

    WB
     
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