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Your Top Five 9mm Service Weapons of all time...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by StrikeFire83, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. StrikeFire83

    StrikeFire83 Member

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    Well, being that the 9mm is the only ammo I can afford to shoot right now, and the only guns I brought with me to California, I've done a lot of thinking about the round lately. Although I've never needed to shoot anyone with the round, my father has, in combat, twice, and both of those people are not around to scream about how weak it is. So, that being said, I was wondering what the consensus (if there is one) as to what the top 9mm service weapons are. I own a Glock 17 that I’ve put 3,500 malfunction free rounds through and keep as my go to home defense gun. I also own a CZ-75B that I traded away a .45 for this year that I’ve put several hundred rounds through and I love this far.

    So, what are the 5 best service 9mms out there, in your opinion. For me, a gun has to be 100% reliable, reasonably accurate, durable, and did I mention, 100% reliable. Here’s my list:

    1. Glock 17. I’m sorry, I love this gun. I hit well with it, and it has never failed me. It’s loaded in the safe right now waiting to save my bacon if need be.

    2. Browning Hi-Power. First handgun I ever shot. It saved my dad’s life in Nicaragua, and it never failed him.

    3. CZ-75B. Like a “modern” hi-power, has not failed me in almost 1K rounds, and is tack driver accurate. Incredibly accurate in my barely capable hands (from a marksman standpoint, I shoot pretty decent for a civi I think)

    4. Sig P226. Okay, bowing to the pressure a bit here. I’ve only shot one once, and I wasn’t very good with it, but it felt like a tank and I hear great things from the cops that I talked to who carry the .40 cal version.

    5. I DON’T KNOW. Beretta, Smith and Wesson. I guess I need to shoot more nines to get a fifth.

    Give me your criteria for a 9mm service weapon and your top five.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mjb

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  3. Quiet

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  4. nwilliams

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    1 - Browning Hi Power
    2 - Beretta 92fs
    3 - Sig 226
    4 - CZ-75
    5 - Glock 17 or 19

    Not sure about the order, but BHP is certainly #1 on my list, I own two and I'd pick up a 3rd in a heartbeat if the price was right.

    Sadly all of the other guns on my list I have owned but sold off a few years ago to pay off some bills. Now I need to do some replacing, but it may take a while to fill the slots again. Next on my list is certainly a new CZ-75 I really miss that gun:(
     
  5. chieftain

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    1. UZI
    2. MP 40
    3. Swedish K
    4. MP 5
    5 P-35`HI power.

    YMMV

    You did ask for service weapons, not handguns, right?

    If you ask about best 9mm Handguns/pistols.

    1. luger
    2. P-35
    3. P-38
    4. SIG
    5. Glock

    Now you answered your question with what you LIKED, apparently in handguns/pistols.

    1. SIG
    2. P-35
    3. Glock
    4. Beretta
    5. CZ

    Go figure.

    Fred
     
  6. gtmtnbiker98

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    1. Glock 17
    2. Sig P226
    3. Sig P229
    4. Beretta M9
    5. S&W 5906
     
  7. Glockensig

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    1.) Ruger P89 ( you said service weapon - not CCW )
    2.) Sig 226
    3.) Glock 17
    4.) CZ75
    5.) Smith 6906
     
  8. MCgunner

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    The Walther P38 (DA) should rank if we're talkin' innovation and history. Perhaps also should be the P08. These weapons did more in historical terms than any Glock or Sig. Of course, the High Power was innovative as it was the first of the "wonder nine" high cap guns. The Glock introduced polymer. IMHO any other choices are subjective.
     
  9. Radjxf

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    3) Sig P228
    3) S&W 5906
    3) Beretta M9
    4) Glock 19

    CZ75 gets my honorable mention, poor trigger and internal finish keep it out of my top five.
     
  10. mavracer

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    5) Glock 17
     
  11. BillinNH

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    Top 9mms historically are, IMO, and chronologically:

    C-96 (9mm version)
    P.08
    P.35
    P.38
    CZ75B

    YMMV

    Bill
     
  12. Ala Dan

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    With the H&K P7, mixed in there somewhere.
     
  13. Ghost Tracker

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    Did y'all notice 9 out of 12 responders (75%) put the BHP as 1st or 2nd pick?
     
  14. Walkalong

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    1 - Browning Hi Power - Greatest of all time.
    2 - CZ-75 - Almost as good.
    3 - XD - new one on the block, but real nice.
    3 - Sig 226 - Just because.
    4 - Beretta 92fs - well, nah
    5 - 1911 9MM - is that cheating.
     
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    1. BHP
    2. CZ 75 (I like the P-01)
    3. 1911 in 9mm (not cheating, its like peanut butter and chocolate finding each other)
    4. Probably Sig (no real experience....just reputation)
    5. Hmmm ...XD's are nice
     
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    Sig P226
    Sig P229
    S&W 6906
    Sig P226
    Sig P228
    :)
     
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  18. 10-Ring

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    My top 5 9mm:
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    HK P7M8
    BHP
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    G19
     
  19. Black Majik

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  20. Ghostrider_23

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  22. 762x51

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  23. CPshooter

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    I'll play. The guns on my list aren't necessarily historically "proven" or anything like that, but they are just my personally favorite service guns.

    1. Sig 226/229
    2. Springfield XD
    3. HK USP or P2k
    4. Glock 17/19
    5. Beretta 92

    in that order...:)
     
  24. kmrcstintn

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    venerable 1911 in .45 acp (multiservice); Beretta M-9 in 9mm (multiservice); S & W 15 combat masterpiece revo in .38 spl (prior Air Force security); S & W 1917/Colt 1917 revos in .45 acp (multiservice); Colt Peacemaker SAA in .45 Colt (the original .45)
     
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    5. H&K USP (This is an up and comer.)
     
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