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Old 11-04-2010, 10:20 PM   #11
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If I were you I would strongly consider the CZ 75b. For under $600 (NIB) you can get it in almost whatever finish you want, stainless steel will bring you up to the $600 range (limited edition SS will be substantially higer), but you can find them as low as <$400 in a black polycoat. With the money you save think of all the ammo you can stock up on.

Within the next month or so I plan on picking one up in matte stainless steel, and I'll put some wood grips on it like this bad boy:
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I have four 9mms and the Hi-Power is by far the best. I also like it better than the approximately 10 other 9mms I've fired over the years though to be fair I've never fired a SIG P226 or CZ 75. Would love to try them out...

Good advice from orangello to get out there, rent and borrow guns to try out.
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I love my M9 A1.
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I also own a Ruger P95. For your budget you could buy three of them. Some people look down on Ruger because they are not expensive. But they make very good guns for the price.

I would buy a Ruger before a Taurus any day.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:27 AM   #15
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Best 9mm I ever shot was a CZ, it wasn't mine, right on target after every shot. Amazing, maybe this Christmas
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Browning Hi Power

CZ 75b

Sig P226
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Browning Hi Power

CZ 75b

Sig P226
Quoted for truth. I was just about to list (in order)...

1) CZ 75b
2) Browning Hi-Power
3) Sig P226

My favorite is the CZ 75. It's just a platform I have a personal soft spot for. Both that and the Hi-Power have a classic style that can be dressed up with a nice set of grips to give them a really nice 1911 look. I can't say a bad word about the BHP, I just find the CZ to be a little better value at about $200 less.

I have a 75b (9mm) and a P226 (357sig). The Sig sometimes joins me at the range, the CZ always goes. But if you want it as a nightstand gun or something, the Sig has a rail for a tac light...which is the role my Sig currently holds. You can find CZ 75's in different finishes from about $450-750.

And if it is to be a nightstand Sig, I recommend this laser/light at a great price.

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My vote would be for a CZ SP-01. Based on the 75b, but has a rail and a larger magazine capacity (18+1).



Comes standard with night sights, is SA/DA, with thumb safety, but there is also a decocker version if that's your thing.

I got mine for $650, but have seen them go for cheaper. It is by far my favorite pistol of all the ones I've shot. Thought to be fair I haven't shot a BHP or a Sig of any flavor.

The recoil is almost non-existent making follow-up shots easier than they should be, and the thing is much more accurate than I probably ever will be. My one gripe with it is that the mags don't drop free, but that can be fixed with a $10 part and about 5 minutes to put it in.

If you get one, I guarantee you that you won't regret it.

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My9mm,s are the XD(no hammer), and the Stoeger Cougar. For the price the Cougar is a great gun. I love the decocker, the sights are better than most and the trigger isn't bad. But, I would love a browning Hi-Power.
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I love my Sig P226 in 9mm and my 1911 Springer in 45 ACP. If I had one beef with the Sig it's that when I open carry in a Blackhawk holster (Serpa) I've had my jacket cock the gun on several occasions (snags the hammer and drags it back). Without an external safety it's a bit disconcerting. I just got a Serpa for the Springer and like it cocked and locked and don't worry about the jacket. The Sig is still the most reliable pistol I've ever had and has never failed in any way. It's rated a class A gun approved for +P ammo and as I recall (ok guys, help with this list) at the top of the list. My top 5 9mm class A list for use with +p ammo. (If you can't put +p in it, a 9mm ain't enough by itself) Not in order.

Sig P226
Browning Hi-Power
CZ75B
Glock 17
Beretta 92FS

Of course, there may be some disagreement about this
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