Good 9mm Semiauto

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by APSurvival, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. APSurvival

    APSurvival New Member

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    Hey everybody.

    Its that time of year. Looking to buy a new pistol and looking at a 9mm. Thinking about the Ruger LC9 or the S&W shield 9mm.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    It will be a while for the shield and you will probably pay over MSRP at most places. I like the LC9 except for the way it has to be taken apart (you need a tool)
     

  3. AsSeenOnTV

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  4. mountainskytop

    mountainskytop New Member

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    I am a Bersa fan! Check them out! They consistently get four and five star reviews! I have their Thunder9 UltraCompact Pro 9mm and 1,000 rounds flawless functioning and counting! Awesome quality,performance, and affordable! Bersa is truly a undiscovered value!!!
     
  5. APSurvival

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    I too love my bersa. At least i do whileit worked. I own a 380 that's in repair at the moment. The only thing I don't like is how difficult it is to find parts. But I bought mine second hand. Haven't looked into the 9mm yet tho.
     
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  6. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Lots of good 9mm pistols available...Beretta, Glock, CZ, Sig, XD to name a few...

    Are you looking for a carry gun, truck gun? Poly or Metal? Full size, compact, sub compact? What's your price range?
     
  7. canebrake

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    The BHP is called "The King of the Nines" for a reason.

    This is a quote from a friend and member that I had the pleasure to shoot with recently;

    Here's my Browning Hi-Powers in 9mm:

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    Get one.........or two.
     
  8. Werminator

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    Leave it to Cane to find yet ANOTHER thread to show off his toys!!! I will agree, the High Power is definitely on my bucket list. JMB didn't design one good gun, he made a career out of designing many... The High Power being one of my most admired.

    For my money I wanted more of a modern striker pistol and ended up with the Ruger SR9. Couldn't be happier with the build quality and reliability. Several thousand rounds through it in 2 years and the only stoppage was in the hands of a new shooter limp wristing the gun.

    Of course Glock, Springfield, Smith and Wesson, FN, Sig, and many more options are out there and in a number of form factors to suit many applications so your intended use will help us guide you....
     
  9. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    I've got a Shield, so I'm partial. That said, I've fired an LC9 and have nothing bad to say about it. That, and the cold hard fact the Rugers are available, usually for a lot less money.
     
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  10. Akam

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    I say, whatever fits your hand just right, has a decent trigger pull, and one you can place shots well with. A nice compact and very accurate pistol I've owned is a Cz 2075 BD in 9x19, very excellent firearm. Another is the Caracal F. They come in compact and full sized models, the great thing about it is the low bore axis and extremely light trigger (Also the quick sights, but those are somewhat non-standard).
     
  11. slog

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    Bersa Pro HC, EAA Witness, Taurus PT92 (yes, this gun is awesome), or S&W M&P
     
  12. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    Those would be my two picks for CCW.
     
  13. BeyondTheBox

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    I'll say it again, the SR9C is better than the aformentioned, with exception of the High Power. It's double action but got that Glock like short trigger which makes it much nicer to shoot than your standard DAO. Its actually more like a SA trigger. Plus it has two different magazines it comes with for carry and range time. I think there is little better.

    The Bersa Ultra is what I would consider to be a second on the list. The Browning, while extremely nice, is far too large to be anything near what I'd call concealable, but we all have our own definition on that, depending on where we're willing to carry to make it so.
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

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    I love your suggestion. The CZ would be reasonably concealable, didn't look at the specs on the Caracal, but it looks quite large. Similar trigger to the Ruger SR9C I mentioned with larger grip and mag cap perhaps. Interesting for sure. I'm going to do some more research on it.
     
  15. canebrake

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    Please don't bash an old man for hawkin' his grandbabies and his arsenal. You'd be surprised how as your eyesight declines, your criterion for beauty augments. [​IMG]

    And you insult me by not including Colt? [​IMG]
     
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  16. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    I looked at the shields for a lottle while problem is noone ever has them around where I live.
     
  17. JTJ

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    I have a Sig 238 (380) that I have been carrying and have been looking at the Sig 938 (9mm). I am waiting for a chance to shoot one but at this point it is the only one I would consider for me as a pocket carry 9mm. You are not me and a CCW is a personal choice. I do have an SR9c and it is a good little pistol. 28 oz loaded with the 10 round mag. No failures at all. I have seen some shields available on line. Not keen on the LC9 or the PF9. You need enough weight to control the recoil but it has to be light to carry. You also need to able to practice with it and not have it hurt. Figure out what your priorities are.
     
  18. danolator

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    I really like subcompact guns, but my choices are limited because they are almost all configured for right handers. If you do not require a thumb safety on your gun, you might take a hard look at the Glock 26. The mag release on the Gen 4 can be switched making it more like a LH gun. There is little size difference between the 26 and the Shield. The LC9 is markedly smaller. Trigger pull on Glock is very nice. Trigger pull on LC9 will take some getting used to. Haven't shot the Shield, but the trigger on my M&P 40c sucked.
     
  19. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you're looking for an all around nine, either the SIG P226 or the Beretta 92 are superb. For a CCW, the SIG P239 is hard to beat.
     
  20. slog

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    Did not like the 26. Also had a 17 and 19 gen 3's at separate times. They were my first pistols that weren't old or budget, also my first striker pistols. Pull was too long and heavy for my taste. Even the double action pull on my Bersa feels better, but I would always use SA when possible (not an option on glocks). Some people are good with it, others mod their triggers, but when you buy a gun you shouldn't have to spend another $150 to drop a trigger into it to give it a decent pull. Others think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'll take the Bersa or EAA.