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

  1. stchman

    stchman Member

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    I could not disagree more about you comment about 9mm 1911s. I own a 9mm 1911 and it is a sweet shooting gun. The heft of the 1911 eats up the recoil of the 9mm round nicely. I first wanted a 9mm 1911 when I shot a 1911 in 38 Super. The 9mm is only slightly less powerful as the 38 Super.
     
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  2. Styx

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    I only own one 1911 which is a Ruger SR1911 in 45ACP. I must admit that I only purchased it in 45 because the shop I brought it from had it for a good price, and the all stainless 9mm version didn't exist.

    I wonder why people have such an issue with 9mm 1911s? Bolt guns come in many different calibers as do AR15s, AKs, and other platforms. Most other handgun platforms come in multiple calibers from 22lr to 10mm and so on. So I'm curious to know why there's do some make a big issue about 1911s being engineered to fire the 9mm cartage? I could understand someone saying revolvers weren't meant for a 9mm and other rimless cartages, but I don't see why not when it comes to the 1911.

    Yes, there's more heft, but before the polymer crazy, just about all pistols in all calibers had some heft to them. Heck, the very popular steel and aluminum framed CZs and Sig's can be just as heavy as similar sized 1911s...
     
  3. PzGren

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    I don't agree that you have to search the globe for any of these guns that LSP has in his list, they are all available in the good old U.S. of A. Check gun broker but you have to have the funds for it. You forgot to mention in your first post that you have limited funds and are changing the rules in the middle of the ball game now.

    That is bad form.
     
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  4. JohnKSa

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    The 92FS was, for all practical intents and purposes identical to the M9 and vice versa for many years. The 'S' mod that made the 92F (the gun that actually went through the selection process) into the 92FS was also incorporated into the M9.

    It is true that there have been some further changes to the 92FS over the years that weren't incorporated into the M9, but they are pretty minor--the radiused backstrap and the slight change in the dustcover geometry. I suppose that the radiused backstrap could be considered an improvement, but the change in dustcover geometry was really made for the 96 and doesn't provide any benefit to the 92.

    Anyway, I guess it's technically correct to say that the current 92FS is an improved version of the old 92FS (which was more or less identical to the M9) but the changes have been very minor and really only one of the changes (radiusing the backstrap) would really qualify as an improvement.
     
  5. stchman

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    That's because there are a lot of people that think 1911s should ONLY be made in .45ACP, that's how JMB intended it to be. Like some religion. Heck I've even seen a .380ACP and .22LR 1911s.
     
  6. ThomasT

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    I have only owned and shot a few 9mm pistols so my opinion really doesn't count. What I have on hand right now is a model 39-2, a model 915 and a SW9VE. All S&W guns. I have owned a model 59 and didn't like the large grip. The grip on the 915 is the same size as the single stack 39-2. I love the SW9VE. I will buy any of those I find priced under $200 with two mags.

    I also owned a couple of Ruger P-89s. That was a heavy gun that I don't think you could wear out. It will survive Armageddon or a march through hell and still function. I wish I still had at least one of them.

    But this is a great thread. I am in the market for a newer 9mm and the responses here have given me some guns to look at. And I admit I prefer the DA/SA guns over the striker fired guns. But the durability of the Glock 17/19 and easy to get parts and mags are a selling point to me.
     
  7. Meeks36

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    I love my G19 and my two S&W shields I have regular and 2.0. Although the 2.0 is a pita to get Lazer to switch on. That one belongs to my wife.
     
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    I think that the best 9mm handgun is the one that you are most comfortable shooting.
     
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  10. Lucky Derby

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    I don't dislike 9mm 1911s. I dislike 9mm 1911s that are the same size as the .45 1911. I really like what Springfield did with the EMP. They re sized the design for the 9mm/.40 cartridges.
    I'm the same way with shotguns. I like 20 gauge shotguns. I really don't like 20 gauge shotguns that are nothing but a 12 gauge receiver with a 20 gauge barrel.
    Size the gun appropriately for the cartridge.

    Would the AR15 be anywhere near as popular as it is if they had just rechambered the AR10, and not sized the rifle for the 5.56?
     
  11. NC9mm

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    Well I own and shoot a Glock 17 and 19, a Ruger sr9 and a Springfield 1911 range officer all in 9mm and love all of them. But, my by far my favorite is my STI edge 2011.
     
  12. joneb

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    Two of my favorite nines for conceal carry are the Sig 938 Legion and a East German Makarov.
     
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    HK VP9 Comfortable to shoot, very accurate, top quality. Won a match with it against custom guns.
    HK USP 9 I like the VP9 better but the USP is also very accurate and torture tested to be one of the most reliable pistols ever made. HK makes good stuff.
    I have had others I liked P-38, XD, I like Colt 45's, Hi-Powers and others I don't recall.
    I had a Sigma, once the trigger system was reworked to a not stupid pull it actually was pretty nice. Won a fun shoot with it. I may give up and sell off what's left of my guns. Arthritis has taken the fun out of it.
     
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  15. 94045

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    Top 9mm Handguns (My List)
    In no particular order.
    Glock 17/19
    M&P 2.0
    Beretta 92
    Sig P226

    Those are my four. Please don't feel offended if I didn't list your favorite. I may not have enough experience with it to feel qualified in passing judgement.
     
  16. TikkaShooter

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    No offense, but I'm not a striker fire person. My favorites are all old same as me. ;)
    S&W M 59
    Browning Hi Power, High Power and the machined in Belgium assembled in Portugal Hi Power.
    WWII Nazi P38 and even the P1
    WWII 1911-A1 and to me, it doesn't matter who made them.
     
  17. FlSwampRat

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    This is true for anything. I ask people which is a better vehicle, a Ferrari or a pickup truck. Well, if you're shopping at Home Depot for plywood and 2 X 4's I'll take the pickup. If we're racing at Sebring, give me the keys to the Ferrari.

    I ask people who come in and tell me they're looking for a gun, what do I recommend, I ask what is the use to which they intend the gun to fill. A concealable gun doesn't have the same specs to fill as what I call a nightstand gun. Always have to start with the intended purpose to decide a top 10 list. That said, it's interesting to see people's favorites.
     
  18. Terry G

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    CZ's a LOT of CZ's. From the CZ82 to the 75b. Oh and the 97b in .45. IMG_3403.JPG IMG_3453.JPG Currently working with the Springfield Hellcat. First impression is excellent but a bit small for my taste in an EDC gun.
     

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  19. 94045

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    This is also a very personal question.
    Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special
    Colt Detective Special .32-20
    Beretta 92FS 9mm
    Colt LW Commander .38 Super

    Those are all CCW that are a little out of the mainstream I've seen being carried in the last few weeks. Who am I to tell someone they are wrong if it works for them. I'm fairly certain people exist that can out fight the vast majority of Glock 19 Carriers with a .36 Navy.
     
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  20. tactikel

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    Top 10:
    Luger , P-38, Hi-Power, Glock 19, CZ-75, Walther P-7, Sig 365, S&W Shield, 1911 Combat Commander, KelTec PF9.
    Each has its own niche.
     
  21. Tallball

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    “Best” to me means their suitability for CCW, because that’s the main reason to own a 9mm pistol IMO. My top four on the list are guns I own and carry.

    Kahr P9
    Kahr PM9
    CZ P-07
    CZ P-01

    These are guns I have used and found to be ergonomic, accurate and reliable, but are more of what I consider duty or nightstand guns.

    Sig P226
    Beretta PX4
    S&W 5906

    These are guns that are undeniably reliable and unquestionably popular, but that I personally don’t care for because of the ergonomics and the trigger system. I still put them on the list because they are so prevalent in both the LEO and civilian market.

    Glock 17, 19, 26. I own a gen2 G19 but have no intention of ever taking it anywhere except the range.
     
  23. sequins

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    Glock 17
    Beretta 92fs
    Sig P320
    CZ 75b
    Sig P226
    S&W M&P
    Springfield XD
    H&K USP
    Browning Highpower
    Luger
     
  24. HPJeep

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    1. Browning Hi Power
    1.5. 1911A1
    2. Mauser C96 Broomhandle
    2.5. Luger P08
    3. Astra A70
    4. Walther P38
    5. S&W MP9 2.0
    6. Thompson 1928 pistol with drum
    6.5. CZ Scorpion
    7. Sig P365
    8. CZ75
    9. Ruger SR9C
    10. Sig P226
    11. Sig P210
    I suck at math.
     
  25. Arubalover

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    When someone posts my choices are the be all and end all, they get tuned out.:confused:

    Sig P226, Browning, Shield, P365, CZ, H&K.
     
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