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Which target style 9mm would you choose?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Johnny Lightning, Oct 9, 2012.

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Which target 9mm would you choose?

Poll closed Nov 8, 2012.
  1. Sig X-5 Allround

    22 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Used Sig p210

    41 vote(s)
    18.7%
  3. Browning Highpower

    35 vote(s)
    16.0%
  4. CZ SP01 Shadow Target

    50 vote(s)
    22.8%
  5. STI Trojan

    17 vote(s)
    7.8%
  6. Les Baer Premier II

    21 vote(s)
    9.6%
  7. other?

    33 vote(s)
    15.1%
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  1. XTrooper

    XTrooper Member

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    My idea of the ultimate 9x19 target pistol is the Heckler & Koch USP Match. If I could find one, I'd buy it! Unfortunately, they were discontinued in the late '90s. It's endorsed by "The Tomb Raider!" :D

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  2. dondavis3

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    I love & compete with my Sig Sauer P226 X5

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    This is a heck of a gun.

    You should also look at a XDm 5.25 competition

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    Also the S&W M&P Pro 5"

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    All three very solid competition guns

    IMHO

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  3. robctwo

    robctwo Member

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    Les Baer PII
     
  4. Pilot

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    CZ SP-01

    Manual Safety

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    Decocker version

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  5. wlewisiii

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    If I actually had the kind of money required, I'd buy a SIG 210 which is what I picked on your poll.

    Real world? I'll count myself lucky if I get a Glock 34.
     
  6. wow6599

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    I voted Hi-Power, but with the caveat that it gets the trigger worked over.

    A BHP with a 5lb +/-, crisp trigger is a thing of beauty.....but not every 'smith can do it right. Probably going to cost a couple hundred bucks minimum.
     
  7. forindooruseonly

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    Of the options, a SIG 210 hands down.

    But, maybe a S&W 952?
     
  8. 1SOW

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    My son's Shadow is an impressive pistol.
    Vance Scmidt just recently won this years Bianchi Cup "Production" class using a (non-accurized) CZ SPO1 Shadow. I read on the CZ Forum that he also beat the steel shooters.
    Angus Hobdell said on the CZ Forum he talked with Mr. Scmidt and the pistol shot 2.5" groups (stock) at 50 yds from a ransom rest.

    http://www.nrahq.org/compete/natpdf/bianchi_12_final.pdf
     
  9. C0untZer0

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    The Tanfoglio Gold Match looks like an awfully nice target pistol.

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  10. outerlimit

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    I'd go with the Sig P210. You probably would be hard pressed to go wrong with the Les Baer or STI either. The Browning Hi-Power, while one of my favorite guns, is not a target pistol.
     
  11. Johnny Lightning

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    Nice PII robctwo! I do love the looks of the Les Baer 1911's! How has th PII ran for you and did you have Les put the fiber optic front sight on for you?
     
  12. Halal Pork

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    I think STI pistols are ugly (which is as subjective as it gets) but my STI Trojan is about as slick as they come. My Hi Power is one I will never part with, but it isn't in the same ball park as far as refinement. I haven't used the other pistols. So STI gets my vote for range gun. Use the savings on magazines and more ammo.
     
  13. Certaindeaf

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    I was kinda surprised to see the Hi-Power here too. It perhaps belongs here though because it was one of the first, if not the first, target sighted 9's.
    As a carry/duty/service gun that also serves very well for range and field work because of its accuracy, I think it's in a class of its own.

    Oh, I forgot, they make that Competition or something model HP.. never shot one of those.
     
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  14. GCBurner

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    I'd love a SIG P210, but it is way out of my price range. The most accurate 9mm target pistol I've personally shot if a friend's Glock 34.
     
  15. Johnny Lightning

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    Yea the sig p210 even used is going to be hard to find for 2g.
     
  16. SwampWolf

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    My vote has to be a write-in candidate because it's not on the "list": the Smith & Wesson Model 952 pistol.
     
  17. hardluk1

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    Witness gold match
     
  18. earplug

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    Size of your hand?

    Much depends on your hand size for comfortable shooting.
    I voted CZ 75, but the EAA match guns are highly rated.
    For 2K consider a revolver set up with a red dot sight, plus a dedicated reloading press in 35 SPL.
     
  19. SharpsDressedMan

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    Finally due to arrive in two days, after import (four month process), my 1952 SIG P210.......birthday gift to myself (60 years old this month). I already have two spare mags, and Kramer holster waiting. I really HOPE its more accurate than my other guns. :D [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  20. greyling22

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    xtrooper, a buddy of mine has one of those. he's got a hi-power, colt gold cup and a sig 226.

    then, on my recommendation, he bought a cz75 tactical sport. It's similar to the tangfolio gold match and is like shooting a laser. he doesn't shoot anything else any more.

    on a budget I like the cz75 style guns in single action. witness match or limited, cz75 SA.
    if you spring for a witness, take a long look at hennings thin aluminum grips. they're spendy, but reduce the feel of the large frame tangfolio to cz dimensions.
     
  21. jyo

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    I own a SIG P210-2 9mm pistol from the mid 80s---yeah, that thing shoots! I also bought one of SIGs 22 conversion units and a couple of extra mags for that as well as seven more mags for the 9mm. I like it as a 22 so much, it hasn't worn the 9mm top end for a dozen years! I have two other 9mm pistols that shoot really well---an HK P30S and a late production FN MK111 matte finish (with SFS system factory fitted) that shoots like a target pistol---probably the best P35 I've shot---and I've had several (still have three). Good luck with your choice!
     
  22. Pilot

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    My totally stock MK III Browning Hi Power Silver Chrome with stock adjustable sights, factory Pachmyr grips and gold "pimp" trigger is my most accurate centerfire handgun. However, I am really jonesing for an SP-01 to go with my 75B, and PCR.
     
  23. 7mmb

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    The Witness Elite Match is as accurate as anything else out there and at around $600 OTD your budget would leave A LOT left over for A LOT of ammo. It takes the best of the SIG P210 and the Browning Hi-Power together and is hand tuned in Tanfoglio's custom shop. Best value target pistol out there and I can't imagine any of the other pricier pistols beating the one ragged hole groups I get with mine.

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  24. BlindJustice

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    Other - I have a standard CZ 75B and it shoots better than I can.

    O.P. how much shooting experience do you have?

    Randall
     
  25. JohnBT

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    I think they're all fine shooting guns.

    I bought a new CZ-75B Military 12 years ago or so - one of the leftover Turkish contract guns - mostly because it was only $349 and came with two 15-rd mags.

    Then I bought a BHP MkIII.
    Then I bought a Sig X-5 TAC.
    Then I bought a Swiss Army P210.

    John
     
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