9mm Suggestions

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Beezer, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Beezer

    Beezer Member

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    I am looking at buying a 9mm (my first). I am leaning towards something standard/full sized and polymer. My list so far includes:

    Glock 17
    Sig Sauer 2022
    S&W M&P series

    Are there any others worth considering and test firing?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    xdm needs to be top of the list. they are supperb 9mm's

    another couple of damn fine ones that blow away the ones you listed are the berretta m9A1 sig p226 and cz75b even though they arent polyguns your doing yourself a disservice by not considering them.
     

  3. magnumman

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    There are lots of others to consider. If you have the opportunity to test fire them, I would shoot every full sized poly 9mm you can get you hands on. Pretty much every company is making a gun in that genre. My favorite that is not on your list is the Beretta px4.
     
  4. Mercator

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    Springfield XD and Beretta PX4. There are also models from Taurus, CZ, Ruger, Bersa, Walther, also the Baby Desert Eagle, too many to remember, but the Glock and the 2022 are hard to beat.
     
  5. JW357

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    As others are saying, there's lots of good choices.

    My wife has a full sized M&P9. We both really enjoy shooting that one. I could talk about its great qualities all day, but since its already on your list, you probably already know what I would say.

    Good luck in your decision.
     
  6. CrunchyFrog

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    I think starting with a full sized gun is smart, and 9mm is a good choice. Even if you limit your field to polymer guns there are lots of good choices including the ones you listed. I would recommend that you decide which action type you prefer between striker fired, SA, DA/SA, and DAO.

    If you think you might get into competition shooting, check the rules to see what is appropriate.

    Consider price and availability of magazines and accessories.
     
  7. aandabooks

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    I've owned several 9mm handguns over the past couple years. I currently have an XDM 5.25" and a Glock 17. I've had a Ruger SR9 that is a great gun at a reasonable price, FNX that wasn't up to snuff for competition, M&P that I sold privately for a price I couldn't pass up and a LC9 that didn't fit me right. The M&P is the one I miss most. At one time I was completely without a 9mm but had several thousand rounds loaded.

    9mm is kind of a weird round to buy a gun that is comfortable to every user. I find the 115gr cartridges to have more snap to them than the 147gr. Unless your a handloader the 147gr is hard to find commercially. You'll need to try out different guns as the fit is greatly different between makers.
     
  8. VoxRomantic

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    I have the XDM 5.25 and a Browning High Power. Love both!!!!!
     
  9. WillWork4Ammo

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    Hmm,do you want Striker Fire, Single Action/Double Action,Single Action Only?
    The Glock 17 is a great starter 9mm.So is the Glock 19 which is a more compact version of the 17.The Sig is great as well.
    CZs are worth looking into http://www.cz-usa.com/products/by-category/handguns/?ballistics101.com

    Although not a polymer gun,the Beretta 92FS is also one you can look at too.Shoots great ,very simple to field strip and clean.And it's reliable as hell and tough.The military uses it and is designated as the M9.
     
  10. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Any of my 92 pattern guns...my Ruger SR9& LC9,.....and the BHP. I'd also like 9MM 1911 one of these days. MzGrn loves her SP101...
     
  11. austin92

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    I can vouch for the m&p. Although i own the .40, out of the box I've never fell in love with any other gun like my m&p. I've shot glocks, xdm's, sr series, browning hi powers, a 92fs and I still go back to that bone stock m&p. It's a fantastic gun and you won't b disappointed if you decide on one
     
  12. SB777

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    Check out the M&P Shield if your interested in CCW but my favorite is the Beretta 92 FS although not a polymer. My local GS has a ten-for-ten policy. They have a version of most every gun they sell available and for ten bucks you get ten rounds to try one out on their range. I tried out about a dozen different 9MM's before deciding on the Beretta.
     
  13. racer1

    racer1 New Member Supporter

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    Look at the M9 A1 Steyr . Nice trigger compared to the Glock and M&P. I have a M&P Pro that shoots well. The Steyr's are easy to control and shoot well. Just takes a little getting used to using the trap sites.
    Dave
     
  14. therewolf

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    I found the S&W M&P 9mm and glock to be uninspiring to shoot.

    I have a couple Beretta 92s. The 92A1 has many nice

    new design features, and the 92FS is a great classic.

    They both feature an open slide which negates most

    FTFs and FTEs.
     
  15. CardiacColt68

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    Walther PPQ M2. No one talks about them, but they feel great and shoot straight. They did however get a great review in one of the gun mags this year. I love mine almost as much as my Colt Commander. Almost...
     
  16. PeoEeo

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    Hi. I'm thinking about getting the berretta 92a1. Any thoughts? I think it is a great looking pistol.
     
  17. Mercator

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    Excellent all around. A classic beauty in blued finish, par with the Hi Power. There are no serious drawbacks. It is very reliable. The DA pull is heavy, but that's how it was meant to be. One limitation, it is not for smaller hands. The trigger reach is rather long. Try it, and you will know.

    P.S. It caught flak early on for cracked alloy frames, and it still reverberates on the Internet, but the issue is long gone.
     
  18. aikimo

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    H&k p30.... Absolutely love it...
     
  19. NC1760

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    9mm suggestions..

    Look into the Ruger P Series or the current SR Series... and note theirs price compared to other manufacture's comperable models.