What's Your Favorite 9mm Pistol to Shoot?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tallball, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. roque5

    roque5 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    ChicagoLand
    I am impressed with the Hi Powers in the previous post, As for me; my fav used to be my Hi Power Practical and although I still enjoy shooting it I have retired it and it rests comfortably in the safe, This is a tough question as I do enjoy shooting many weapons but after thinking about it and figuring out what I shoot most often it is the H&K P30 w/LEM trigger and short reset done by Bill Springfield, It shoots all of my reloads w/o any issues and fits like a glove.
     
    WVsig likes this.
  2. Buzznrose

    Buzznrose Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,711
    Location:
    SA, TX
    308N…please don’t take this the wrong way…but I say things like this too…perhaps too often, so this is an internal point for me as well…

    Why is it we sometimes feel obligated to apologize or somehow feel “odd” for liking Glocks?

    Just because the “only steel guns” crowd likes to try and “cancel” us, there is no reason to let them. Nothing wrong or odd about enjoying shooting Glocks
     
    PzGren and .308 Norma like this.
  3. .308 Norma

    .308 Norma Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    3,761
    Location:
    SE Idaho
    I don't know! It's strange, isn't it?:D
    I guess with me it might be because I read all of the distain for Glocks on internet gun forums before I actually tried one for myself. BTW, that first Glock just happens to be my Glock 44 (same size and shape as my Glock 19 Gen 5) and I fell in love with it. I went right out and bought my Glock 19 Gen 5 to match, and that's what I carry now.:)
     
    Buzznrose likes this.
  4. peeplwtchr

    peeplwtchr Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2019
    Messages:
    1,215
    VP9, then TP9 SFX.
     
    KandBA likes this.
  5. LiveLife

    LiveLife Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    27,096
    Location:
    Northwest Coast
    No, not sounding odd at all.

    As I mentioned in post #22, Glocks are assembled using modular components and some assemblies shoot better than others out of the box. When I asked to dry fire multiple Glocks while watching the front site, LGS staff (Who observed my sub 2" 25 yard groups with different pistols) asked what I was looking for. I told him I was watching how much the front sight jumped/moved when the striker was released. He was surprised to find the amount of difference pistol to pistol.

    I told him accuracy or size of group or scatter pattern depends on final muzzle movement before bullet exits the barrel and I attribute this to how much the front sight moves as we finalize our trigger pull as discussed on this thread - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/trigger-control.834737/page-2#post-11245640

    The same range staff was present when this shot group was witnessed by another THR member -
    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/40-s-w-powder.851647/page-3#post-11150251

    [​IMG]
     
    5-SHOTS, NIGHTLORD40K and .308 Norma like this.
  6. Ironicaintit

    Ironicaintit Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    2,162
    Location:
    Colorado
    My favorite is either of my BHPs...

    mine I really liked and totally regret letting slip away was a Star Modelo B. It sure was a nice pistol.
     
  7. needmorecowbell

    needmorecowbell Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    808
    Location:
    Plain City, OH
    My Freedom Ordnance FX9. Well it is a pistol……
    92CFB99A-6193-4B38-B32F-C4249197DCFB.jpeg
     
  8. sarduy

    sarduy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,980
    Location:
    United States of America
    Duty
    11B57121-603F-4990-A344-44BAE48C9817.jpeg

    CCW

    8AA5C3C9-8DD2-495B-8EAD-B0368ECC01AD.jpeg
     
    5-SHOTS and WVsig like this.
  9. Gordon
    • Contributing Member

    Gordon Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    12,037
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    Of my 55 years since the first 9x19 which was a Lahti my favorite was my Broom handle mauser with it's shoulder stock. I sold it ten years ago and still have a 1944 Chinese contract Canadian made Hi power with it's shoulder stock that is a real hoot and surprisingly accurate
     
  10. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    7,839
    Location:
    The Mid-South.
    Probably my S&W 908; 3rd. Gen. 10947465_01_s_w_908_640.jpg

    Really like the slender ergos, yet very solid, rugged feel. DA/SA with really smooth DA pull. Can you see the 'bobbed' hammer?

    A buddy I very seldom see, on the other side of town (on the MS 'frontier' :D), has a select-fire MP-5. Does that also count?
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2021
    EMC45, mrmike7189, hemiram and 4 others like this.
  11. Lo-Profile

    Lo-Profile Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2020
    Messages:
    208
    Location:
    Sparks, NV
    Favorite 9mm ... A 1911 based. Probably my Dan Wesson Vigil. But I have 4 1911's in 9mm

    Also have some other 9mm, Sig Sauer (5), Ruger, Springfield Armory and Glock guns. Then a 9mm AR
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2021
    earplug likes this.
  12. Trey Veston

    Trey Veston Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Messages:
    2,355
    Location:
    Idaho/Washington border
    My Extar EP-9...

    IMG_20190424_162338315.jpg
     
    EMC45, 5-SHOTS and Gordon like this.
  13. Targa

    Targa Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Messages:
    820
    I would have to say my wife’s 92 Compact.

    3EC8DD14-762E-4069-8260-2C068C55B3D1.jpeg
     
  14. JDeere

    JDeere Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2020
    Messages:
    518
    42 Luger...the wife owns the rest...
     
    NIGHTLORD40K likes this.
  15. Edcnh
    • Contributing Member

    Edcnh Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2014
    Messages:
    377
    Location:
    Northern NH
    Glock 19. It fits great in my hands. Though I would like to find a CZ 75 when things get back to normal.
     
    Gordon, .308 Norma and Buzznrose like this.
  16. 25-5
    • Contributing Member

    25-5 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    638
    Location:
    1945
    Walther P4 from west German border police.
    It's my only 9mm, so my favorite, even if it's 9mm. Walther P4-4.jpg
     
    Targa, EMC45, Rock185 and 11 others like this.
  17. 5-SHOTS

    5-SHOTS Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,205
    Location:
    Italy
    Pardini GT9-1
    Pardini GT9-1 01.jpg
    Pardini GT9-1 02.jpg
    IMG-20200310-WA0136.jpg

    Grand Power Q100
    IMG20200510190115.jpg
    IMG20210121153039.jpg
    IMG20210121153107.jpg
     
    EMC45, Reinz, bannockburn and 3 others like this.
  18. Hugger-4641

    Hugger-4641 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2021
    Messages:
    959
    Location:
    West TN
    20210228_213047.jpg My M9A3 is probably my favorite 9mm to shoot, but is definitely not my EDC.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2021
  19. mavracer

    mavracer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,639
    Location:
    wichita
    20210202_171532.jpg The CZ Tac Sport is the most accurate. The STI GP6c is a great all around 9mm. My S&W 39, BHP and Walther p38 all bring nostalgia to the table. But for fun it's damn hard to beat a suppressed CZ P10
     
    bannockburn, 5-SHOTS and Nature Boy like this.
  20. Jeff olson

    Jeff olson Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2019
    Messages:
    434
    0816212111b.jpg If you've never shot one I pity you. These things are sweet and incredibly accurate. I'll own this one forever.
     
    Targa, EMC45, MrBitey and 4 others like this.
  21. ozarkhillbilly

    ozarkhillbilly Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    692
    Location:
    mo
    My H&K P7 for the first 16 rounds then a toss up between my CZ-75 and Walther P99.
     
    NIGHTLORD40K likes this.
  22. Riomouse911

    Riomouse911 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Messages:
    6,853
    Location:
    Ca.
    I think it’s my Glock 34. Bone stock other than the sights, it shot well for me for about 12 years as a daily duty-SRT gun.

    Stay safe.
     
  23. WheelGunMan

    WheelGunMan Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,408
    Location:
    U S A
    HK_P30_9mm_New_Black_1__47961.1524005810.jpg I enjoy shooting all my pistols...but, for absolute comfort and fit it's hands down my HK P30.
     
  24. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    24,099
    My Top 6 picks for favorite 9mm. to shoot:

    1) Browning Hi-Power Mk.II
    2) HK VP9
    3) Ruger SR9c
    4) CZ P01
    5) CZ P07
    6) SIG P229
    52xA8NW.jpg
    zpYWdv0.jpg
    ywEiB9Z.jpg
    n1lkHRg.jpg
    r71hXXy.jpg
    HOe6ANM.jpg
     
  25. PzGren

    PzGren Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2003
    Messages:
    1,225
    Location:
    Texas
    There is a short list of favorite 9mm pistols that I own but this month's favorite is the Nowlin Challenger, with the Sphinx AT2000S a close runner up. Next range day a SIG P49 will be shot side-by-side to the Sphinx and then, it is also time to get the old Parabellum P.08 out again.

    Nowlin-Challenger.jpg
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice