Originally Posted by axxe55
the best 9mm? simple, the one that fits your hand the best.
This is the only answer that should be given in one of these what is best threads.
It really doesn't matter that I have a chrome plated bull nut classic with duel wizbang mounts and a laser sight.
Any of a couple dozen 9mms will fit the bill but one will fit you better than the others. Get one of those. Simply put get your hands on as many different pistols as you can. If you know a range that rents go there and spend some money. And feel safe in knowing whatever it is something will have been better. Because someone on the interwebz says so.
I really dislike Glocks. I'd rather get beat on wit ha bat as own one. But that does not make it a poor choice. Lots of people have them and are in Glock fanboy-love. Because they will work when called on and they fit their hand well enough to operate them proficiently I really dislike Kimber 1911's too. They just don't feel right. I love about everything from Sig Sauer, Springfield, Colt, RIA, Taurus, Newer Smith semi-autos, The FNP/FNH, and CZ (I really like a CZ). Any will work great. So will the ones I dislike though really. My fav (carry friendly) 9mm right now is a Smith Mod 915. But my Springer 1991 A1 9mm is a range dominatrix
No recoil to speak of and it is a 1911 after all.
As long as you're buying form a reputable maker it's all a matter of what fits.