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Which fullsize 9mm?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RonDeer10mm, Jul 23, 2012.

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Which Full Size 9mm?

Poll closed Aug 21, 2012.
  1. CZ-75 SP01 Phantom (Polymer Framed Model)

    30 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. Glock 34 (gen 3 only)

    29 vote(s)
    22.3%
  3. Springfield Armory XD Tactical

    11 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. S&W M&P 9L

    17 vote(s)
    13.1%
  5. Other recommendation? Please list.

    33 vote(s)
    25.4%
  6. 9mm!!?!? R You Crazy!!? O_O 1911 in .45 acp!!!!

    10 vote(s)
    7.7%
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  1. RonDeer10mm

    RonDeer10mm Member

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    I'm trying to choose one of these full size 9mms for home defense but I have no experience with any of them, but I'm leaning toward the M&P or Glock, more to the m&p, but I also want one that can handle +P+ with NO PROBLEM!!
    Any advice would be appreciated. :)
     
  2. snakeman

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    personally i would favor the glock. That said I like the xds myself
     
  3. tuj

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    Remember with +P+, you are going to have increased recoil, so a solid steel gun makes a lot of sense if you don't have issues with the increased weight.
     
  4. 2wheels

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    Shouldn't be too hard to find a gun range that rents both the G34 and the M&P9 nearby, they're pretty common guns. Between them, I'd say quality and reliability are essentially the same, it's up to what you shoot better.

    I would argue that +P+ ammo isn't really needed these days, +P in 9mm should get you fast enough and if you need faster... Get a .357SIG. But both guns should be able to handle at least a limited amount of +P+ with no issue.

    BTW, voted for the 1911 in .45ACP because... I can't not push that button if you give me the option.
     
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  5. RonDeer10mm

    RonDeer10mm Member

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    There's a poll now, it's my first poll :D LOL
     
  6. joecil

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    Actually my first choice isn't on your list, either the Beretta 92 or even better the Taurus PT92. I have the PT92 with loading block from Beretta 92. I like the Taurus version of the 92 better due to the fact the safety is where I think it belongs but not as good a finish on the Taurus. Also the Taurus has a rail while the old Beretta I had for years didn't have other than that no real difference in the guns as far as shooting goes. Both are tack drivers.
     
  7. RonDeer10mm

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    I prefer something that is polymer framed.
     
  8. miles1

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    polymer: Springfield XD 9mm

    metal: CZ 75B
     
  9. jmr40

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    Glock, but I prefer the 17
     
  10. MrDig

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    There are only three 9mm's worth owning. They are the Browning Hi-Power, and the Browning Hi-Power or the Browning Hi-Power. The rest on my list are all Copies of the Browning Hi-Power like the FEG PJK 9HP or the FM 90 or the Arcus you get the Idea.
     
  11. el Godfather

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    H&K P30

    From your list I would lean towards Phantom.
     
  12. Shipwreck

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    Beretta 92 FTW! Or two!

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    Beretta 92fs. I owned one for years before downgrading to PX4-SC for easier summer time concealment. I've heard great things about the Highpoint, but I've never tried one. I know it's apples to oranges, but I love my Browning shotgun, and could easily see myself owning a Browning pistol. The quality is great.
     
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    Beretta 92FS, but if you must have a polymer frame, I would take a hard look at the PX4.
     
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    I own a G34 and it's been totally reliable, but I like the grip safety on the XD pistols.

    I don't like flip up frame mounted safeties so no Berettas or 3rd gen Smiths.

    My choice is the HK PSP or P7M8... but I don't expect people to rush out and buy them. I picked mine up in 1985 for $500.00
     
  17. armoredman

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    I've fired four out of five on your list, (haven't seen a Shield yet), and hands down, FOR ME, the winner is,


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    I have become a huge fan of the Walther PPQ.
    The best 9 for the money, IMHO.

    But, the magazines are insanely expensive - unless you get M.R. Baby Eagle mags......I hear they are the same design, work well and are about $20 cheaper.

    YMMV
     
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    CZ for me; preferably a 75b in SS
     
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    Polymer frame- Glock 17

    Alloy frame- SIG P229E2

    Steel frame- Browning Hi-Power
     
  22. Scrumbag

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    People, I'm disappointed! No one has yet mentioned the Sig P226 in 9mm!

    Hellooooooooo!!!!!

    Pick one up, fondle it, take it home. Be happy!:rolleyes:
     
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    Glock 17 or Ruger SR9.
     
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    I got nothin' on either the list you provided or the recommendations above. All great pistols. For what it's worth, I'm such a Browning Hi Power fan I stopped carrying mine in favor of a Glock. Wouldn't want to lose the BHP.
     
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