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Top 10 9mm handguns

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Sig-Lover, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Sig-Lover

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    Can we get a thread going on something that most can agree on, the Top 10 9mm handguns. Starting with the #1 being the best.

    I will list a few that are pretty darn great to own, but give them no order, once we have enough feedback from people, we can start to give them order.

    My Favorite is my Sig P226 Legion. The Legion gives it a few upgrads over the standard P226.

    CZ 75 SP=01 Another great gun, I have one with a thread barrel , but no suppressor for it yet.

    Beretta 92 FS, I have that and the G model, very well made and shoots well.

    I would make my Sig #1, or close to #1.
     
  2. FL-NC

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    Glock 19, and quality commander size 1911's.
     
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  3. unclenunzie

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    As I look over my small collection of nines, I place my CZ-75B stainless limited edition at the top. Sweet, comfortable shooter and stupid accurate.
     
  4. WestKentucky

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    Once you get a good list, start a poll and you will end up with the results you seek.

    Old school S&W pistols have to make the list, but which one(s)?

    BHP?

    I have to agree with the other submissions, the Beretta design is awesome, the 1911 adapts well, 226 is great, 75 pattern is huge right now, and the Glock is what 9mm pistols are judged by now.
     
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  5. WestKentucky

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    Gotta throw in the revolver running over all of its competition too, S&W 929
     
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  6. Rodentman

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    I can't really list 10, but I am rather partial to my Sig P210a
     
  7. Dibbs

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    BHP
    92FS
    Sig P226
    CZ-75
    S&W 6906(insert fav GENII or GENIII here)
    FNX-9
     
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  8. George P

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    HK P7
    Sig P365
    Glock (pick a model)
    BHP
    Luger
    Korth
    S&W 547
    SIG 210 (original)
    Walther P38
    Walther P5
     
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  9. Jim Rau

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    Your choices are dependent on what 'use' they are intended for.;) The 210 is probably the most accurate, but the 365 is probably the the most concealable. Then some just 'fit' the individual more than others so it is totally an individual 'preference'. But I guess that was your intent, to see what each person 'preferred'! :)
     
  10. Jim Rau

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    ROGER THAT!!!:) I am still partial to the 59 series S&W pistols. Some see the 'striker' fires guns as an improvement, which may be true for match shootings. But when it comes to real 'combat' I don't see any real improvement (if it is not broke don't fix it). A full DA pull on the first shot makes more sence when we see the 'startled' response which happens in many real shooting situations. But that is just my observation after 40+ years in LE.;)
     
  11. ATLDave

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    Top 10 for what???
     
  12. Lucky Derby

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    CZ 75
    S&W 547 (I'm a wheel gun guy)
    Not in any particular order.
    I generally don't care for polymer or striker guns, but the P365 offers capacity in such a small size that metal hammer guns can't touch.
     
  13. 460Shooter

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    That’s some of the funniest stuff I’ve heard in a while.
     
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  14. 460Shooter

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    Just general bestestness and good for doing stuff. :D

    I haven’t shot enough true top tier guns, and I’m guessing that’s true of a lot of people, to have an educated opinion. So this is just going to be people shouting out their favorites.

    So I guess I’ll just submit the CZ Tactical Sport as one of the best for a variety of reasons. But top ten is defined by so many factors, it’s just a random gun I think is real good. I’m sure others consider them crap.
     
  15. Old Dog

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    Pretty much. So here's mine, in no particular order, and I'll make zero claims that any of them are "the best," though most of my favorites have distinguished records of service:
    SIG P-228 West German,
    SIG P-226 Legion SAO,
    Beretta M-9 (not commercial 92FS),
    CZ-75B,
    S&W M&PC 2.0,
    SIG P-365XL,
    S&W 5906,
    S&W 3914,
    H&K P-30
    SIG P-938
     
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    Too subjective. Except for the 226; I have not seen any of the ones I carry. But in my opinion, they are best for me, accurate and never failed to shoot when I pulled a trigger.

    This is like asking on a truck forum which truck is the top truck!:rofl:
     
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    CZ75
    BHP
    P-35
    Inglis No 2
    ASP/Devel
    Colt's Commander
    Browning Hi Power
    CZ75
    Browning High Power
    And I guess, for no. 10 - though certainly not lastly.... A CZ 75.


    Proceed accordingly.

    Todd.
     
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    1) Browning Hi-Power
    2) SIG P210
    3) CZ P01
    4) CZ P07
    5) SIG P228
    6) Kahr CM9
    7) S&W Model 39
    8) HK P7
    9) Glock G17
    10) Walther P4
     
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  19. Fiv3r

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    I'm going to through the p320 in the mix. Probably the first successful modular polymer gun. Great trigger (for a striker), accurate, cost effective, and will for better or worse be viewed as an historic US Military sidearm.
     
  20. Tallball

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    CZ75
    1911

    Beretta 92

    I've had Walthers and Sigs I've liked pretty well.

    The plasticky ones are all so similar...
     
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  21. TikkaShooter

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    My S&W M59 is one of my favorites. As are the BHP and the 1911-A1. The M59 shoots any 9mm I've filled a magazine with.

    My 1911-A1s are real WWII 1911-A1s so they are picky eaters with JHP.
     
  22. needmorecowbell

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    Sticking to base guns and not all variants.....
    Assuming combat/defensive pistol....

    CZ 75/b
    Glock 34/17/19
    BHP
    Sig 226/225
    Walther PP/Q
    HK P30/VP9
    Springfield XD
    FN 509
    Sig P320
    S&W MP
     
  23. sgt127

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    I can only speak of those I own. I think highly of all of. them.

    All around, bestest 9mm. I would grudgingly have to say:

    Glock 19. I have a love hate relationship with it. Fit my hand like the wrong end of a baseball bat. But, they work, carry a good supply of ammo. Reliable, don’t break. Don’t rust. Plenty accurate, reasonably priced. Mines an ancient Gen2.
    Sig P226
    Sig P225
    HKP7/M8 (phenomenal gun. Just a laser)
    Sig P229
    Sig P239 ( my usual carry gun, off duty)
    Browning High Power (old school coolness)
    Kahr T9 THE best fitting gun I’ve ever held. Period.
    Walther P1. Got it cheap when they were imported. Decent old gun.
    Luger. ‘Cause, it’s a Luger.

    And, I just realized, I have exactly 10 9mm’s.
     
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  24. Sig-Lover

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    I have to agree, just shouting out your favorite 9mm gun, does not make it to the top 10. Some have no idea what a good 9mm pistol is all about. We did get more than a few who knew what we were looking for. Sig, CZ, Beretta, and a few others. Putting them in order will be a poll, but I fear will will get more of the same. Everybody has a favorite, but do they have enough guns to know what a great 9mm feels and shoots like? The Sig P226 Legion, is rock solid, and a contender for being on the list, same for CZ 75, and Possibly the Beretta 92.
     
  25. Sig-Lover

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    Your Sig P226 legion, and the CZ 75 belong on the, and probably the Beretta 92FS, not the M9.
     
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