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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by alex13, Mar 20, 2007.

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Which 9mm would be best for me?

  1. Beretta PX4 Storm

    16 vote(s)
    5.4%
  2. CZ 75 B

    102 vote(s)
    34.6%
  3. Glock 19

    109 vote(s)
    36.9%
  4. Other (please specify)

    68 vote(s)
    23.1%
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  1. alex13

    alex13 Member

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    Ok so I have narrowed down my choices and am wondering what you all think. Again this will be my first handgun and am looking for something to go to the range with and also for home personal protection. Let me know what you all think and your experiences with them.

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  2. The-Fly

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    I voted G19, but you need to go play with each of those models, see which one fits your hand the best, etc.

    I like glocks, especially for new owners, because they are simple, cake to clean, incredibly reliable, and mags for them are cheap.
     
  3. Stachie

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    CZ

    CZ - Steel Framed!
     
  4. skinnyguy

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    I voted other, I'd suggest the Ruger P89 or P94. Rugged, accurate, relatively inexpensive, comfortable to me.

    Check one out, and get a feel for it. If it likes you, you have another possibility.

    Let us know how it goes and good luck!!!!
     
  5. hicksdm

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    Sig 239, that gun just fits my hand like a glove and functions flawlessly.
     
  6. JDGray

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    I own both the CZ75 & a G19, cant go wrong with either one. For home defence, the edge goes to the Glock having a light rail and no safety, for a range gun, the edge goes to the heavy CZ75. Both weapons are 100% reliable(Well mine are):D
     
  7. Seven High

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    CZ P01. Its one of the best 9mms in the market.
     
  8. Ric in Richmond

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    XD9...it was my first...but I sold it...and miss it still.

    Reliable as hell, accurate holds a bunch. What more could you ask for?
     
  9. briansp82593

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    a glock?
     
  10. Michigunner

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    Alex,

    The Glock trigger is pretty light for a first-time owner.

    It takes some time for a new owner to develop discipline for the trigger finger. That is, never touch the trigger until you are ready to fire. The Glock is a wonderful choice if you are determined to avoid the trigger area. And yes, that is a requirement for all handguns, but especially the Glock.

    The HK USP Version 1 9mm would be absolutely great, either full size or compact.

    Get a 1 1/2 inch gun belt, a high quality holster, and you are all set.

    Be safe,

    Bill
     
  11. possum

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    of the ones that you have up there i voted, for the hglock, which you can't go wrong with, but you should also check out the other big name gun makers because they all have something in that area to offer. i would check out the xd line up if i were you as well.
     
  12. DirksterG30

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    Of the ones you listed, I'd pick the CZ-75. I'd suggest looking at the compact CZ P-01/PCR and the S&W M&P Compact; both have excellent ergonomics for me. I own the P-01, and it has the best ergonomics of any pistol I've ever tried, and is very reliable. The PCR is similar, without the light rail and a few other detail differences. I don't own an M&P, but I am really like the design of the grip; it fits the hand very well. Either one is superior to a Glock, in my opinion.

    What you need to decide is what type of trigger you want - double-action only, DA/SA? This will help you narrow down your choices.
     
  13. DirksterG30

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    Equipment is only half of the package. I'd also suggest some training. A good place to start is the NRA basic handgun class; it was very helpful for my wife & me after we purchase our first handgun. After that, look for a good defensive handgun class.
     
  14. OH25shooter

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    Not that the listed guns are not quality firearms, but I voted other. For a very good, reliable, solid built, last forever auto I prefer a SigSauer. Pick one up and compare them to your listed guns. I think you see the difference, unfortunately you'll also see a big difference on the price tag.
     
  15. Richard

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    I own Glocks and CZs but for you I would take a long look at a Springfield XD. Why? I shoot a friend's Springfield XD and I like it a lot. Regards, Richard:D
     
  16. Lonestar49

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    Hey Alex,

    As mentioned, all the 9mm you have listed are great guns.

    I own a Px4 40cal, got it Feb 07, and have gone thru some 800 rounds, with no problems.

    One thing that has been brought up by various 9mm and 40cal Px4 owner's in the Beretta Forums is about "trigger finger sting".

    I don't know what their real problem is, but in my experience, the only time I felt any sting, was with the Winchester 180gr FMJ bullets, at the range. It wasn't every shot, but now and then. Since I have gone back to 165gr Federal FMJ bullets, no "reoccurring" stings.

    Each case has been after 100 rounds or more, continuous firing.

    I really don't know what the problem is, as some say, they had it, and got rid of it by putting gun grease on the barrel around the extractor area..

    My local gunsmith said, he has not heard of this problem, but "it may be due to the rotating barrel, and it could be from some gas escaping thru the trigger mech, after a shot is taken."

    A member of the Beretta forum sent an email earlier this week to BUSA, and the forum is waiting for Beretta's response.

    It may be an older gun problem, may not, may be harmonics of certain type ammo loads.. I do not really know.

    Other than that, in my own personal use of the 40cal, I'm very happy with the gun.

    And, FWIW, I did get a Sig P229R CT 9mm, and have gone thru 400 rounds, no problems, no trigger sting period, and love that gun as well.

    For me, it always came down to 2 issues; quality of Gun Maker, and how each gun felt in my hand, weight (or lack of it) and balance. Price was never an issue, though I was happy with the price of the Px4 40cal, as opposed to the Sigs 40cal.

    The only other thing that I had to change on the Px4, were the glow sights, to real Trillion night sights, as is offered with Sigs

    Good luck finding your 9mm friend.



    LS
     
  17. XNavyflyer

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    CZ P-01...Best carry 9mm on the market.
     
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    Of the ones you had listed, I voted GLOCK. However, I would tkae a look at the XD9. I've heard great things about it.
     
  19. Mad Chemist

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    A lot of folks here are just going to praise whatever gun is their current favorite, whether or not it is a good fit for you.

    Go to a gun shop or show and do a side-by-side comparison of the models that you are interested in. Pay special attention to the fit in your hand as well as how naturally each gun "points" for you.

    BTW, out of all the models that you listed the Glock has the largest selection for accessories and mags are cheap.
     
  20. obiwan1

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    Kahr K9. I like size efficiency. :D
     
  21. wooderson

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    The PX4 is a nice gun, but unspectacular.

    The CZ is low-budget, reliable and accurate. Fit and finish may not be as nice as some brands.

    Glocks are loved, though I don't know why.

    In the same style:
    CPO (factory demo/refurb) Sig P226R
    S&W M&P9

    I own a CZ and a Sig and will be buying an M&P9 soon.
     
  22. TxPhantom

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    I chose "other" since I have two MP's, a fullsized 40 caliber and a 9mm compact. I'll be buying the 45 caliber MP when it hits the shelves next month. Great ergononics, accurate, dependable and with a no B. S. life time warranty. There are a lot of good guns out there but I love my MP's! ;)
    Check out; http://mp-pistol.com/boards/portal.php
     
  23. Ala Dan

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    Springfield Armory EMP 9m/m

    a very handsome handgun, from a well established manufactuer~! ;) :cool: :D
     
  24. CountGlockula

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    The Glock is a winner!
     
  25. SecondAmend

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    I voted "Other" referring to a Walther P99.
    I did end up purchasing a Glock 17, when deciding between the two, but only because I got a good deal on it and wanted something that my wife and I can just rip rounds through at the range. I will definitely pick up a Walther at some point though. It feels great and shoots really well. It is a very sophisticated firearm.
     
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