Gun Quality

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Ramlatus, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Ramlatus

    Ramlatus New Member

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    Hello I'm new here and have limited experience using firearms and I have a question I hope can get answered. I want to know what companies make the most reliable and long lasting handguns, specifically 9mm auto loader, because I am on a limited budget and cannot buy multiple weapons in a short amount of time. So I need a reliable and rugged weapon. It will primarily be for CCW, but will double as my home defense weapon until I can afford another weapon.

    I do realize that all companies have the occasional faulty product. I would also be performing all of the required maintenance on the weapon, but one that will continue function should maintenance become difficult, such as long periods in the field, would be a real plus
     
  2. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    Seeing as you want it to double as a HD and CCW im thinking something about the size of a glock 19 instead of going smaller,but not necessarily a glock. A gun this size has mag capacity around 15 and can still be conceal carried with little effort unless your a sack of bones.

    Some good gun models from reputable manufacturers in this size include the

    1.previously mentioned glock 19 (not a favorite of mine but works well for many many folks)

    2. Springfeild xd line in 9mm

    3. Several models from CZ

    4. FN FNP-9

    5. Walther PPQ (personal favorite of mine,best trigger and ergonomics I've felt on a polymer gun)

    That's deffinantly not a complete list just a few off the top of my head,but others should be by to add to it. Do a little research on the suggestions you get here and then stop by a gun shop and handle as many as you can to see which fits you best before making a choice.
     

  3. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    The easiest and most rugged gun to diy in 9mm in my opinion is the sig p226 or springfield xdm in 9mm. You can get a nice used older model if you dont like the newer grip redesign on the sig.

    The cz75 is another very good design but i dont know how easy or difficult they are to diy repairs.

    I know im going to cause some blasphemy but im not a fan of the browning hipower. However its a decent reliable gun if you dont mind the square grip and mag safety and low for a 9mm capacity.
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Dear forum friends. Cane had an unfortunate gun cleaning accident while Jon was in the room. Let's all bow our heads in a moment of silent remembrance of our departed and beloved moderator. Any of you who would like to say a few kind words about Jon, please feel free to do so.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Most firearms today will outlast the normal human if taken care of (no matter how well the human is taken care of) with "normal" usage.

    If one feels that 12 rounds of 9mm is too low of a round count, they should stay away from 1911's.

    If I need more that the 7+1 in a 1911, means three things:
    1. I'm in a competition
    2. The magazine is screwed up
    3. I have the incorrect firearm for the task at hand.

    (The Browning Hi-Power has been around longer than I have been. That should mean something good about it.)
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    RIP, Deader Wolves are Better Wolves.

    Cane's pistol is OK, right? It wasn't the one with the snakeskin grips was it? :eek:
     
  8. sweeper22

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    How much do you want to spend?

    Most guns over $300 will be quite reliable. Taurus is about the only maker that would jump out at me as having too high of a "lemon" risk.

    Most of the polymer options are equally dependable...avantage to whichever fits you best between among SA XD/XDm, Glock, and S&W M&P (but there are plenty of other great options). For metal framed 9mms, I prefer CZ or Sig.

    One gun that'll probably treat you well is the Ruger SR9c. Decent capacity, good carry option, and budget friendly ($400).
     
  9. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    15+1 flush fit mags are easy to find and the mag disconnect is a very simple DIY project.

    I like the prestige and look of a BHP. But truth be told, I think the CZ 75 offers a similar (and arguably better) gun for $300 less.
     
  10. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Why is no one mentioning Beretta?
     
  11. mdemotte

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    Love PX4 storm.. 0 issues great accuracy at 15yds!! 1500+ rds 0 problems!!
     
  12. big shrek

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    I can only hope that you are joking...
     
  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    That or Cane has made one of the longest shots in history with a handgun.
     
  14. BlueTurf

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    It was just a few years ago that all one could hear when there was talk about handguns was , "Glock, Glock, Glock". I have noticed that there isn't a lot of talk about Glocks now. What has happened? Is the honeymoon with Glocks over?
     
  15. Jstrong

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    One can only hope
     
  16. canebrake

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    [​IMG]

    NOTE: To anyone looking for a Concealed Carry Weapon,
    • You want a 9mm CCW with follow-up capability superior to all? (Gun weight is your friend....GO STEEL!)
    • You want a 9mm CCW you can carry in Condition 1? (That heartbeat needed to chamber a round may be your last!)
    • You want a 9mm CCW you can trust your life to?
    • You want a CCW with longevity/reliability/respect that is only exceeded by the storied 1911?
    • You want a CCW with with John Moses Browning genes? (The man that understood and designed with ergonomics before they coined the term!)

    Then look no further than the Browning Hi-Power.



    "However its a decent reliable gun if you dont mind the square grip and mag safety and low for a 9mm capacity."

    O RLY?

    Jon, you think the BHP has a square grip?

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    Hiding the "self-pointing" 1911.

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    The "feels natural in my hand" 1911 hiding the "square grip" BHP.

    They look very similar. I wonder why?

    ** clears throat ** - John Browning - ** clears throat **



    "However its a decent reliable gun if you dont mind the square grip and mag safety and low for a 9mm capacity."

    What mag safety? Fortunately it is simple to remove.




    "However its a decent reliable gun if you dont mind the square grip and mag safety and low for a 9mm capacity."

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    15+1=16 How many do you need Jon? :p
     
  17. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Did it ever get married? :eek:

    It sure has produced a ton of redheaded stepchildren! :p (To the sensitive among us, canebrake decorum prevents the use of bastard.)
     
  18. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    My XD is no ginger! :p
     
  19. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    IMO, an XD is no Mary Ann either. (maybe Miss Hathaway of Beverly Hills Hillbillies)
     
  20. mayscat44

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    Not for me pal. I spent about 10 years blindly hating Glocks mainly because I thought they were ugly and I was into cool looking guns (1911's, large revolvers & etc), then I hit 30 and my vanity turned to versatility and reliability. Getting my cwp helped in my taste change I suppose. That was about 3 yrs ago, when I got a G19 and put a guiderod laser in it along with a really good light (and LH holsters for ccw with and without light) and lots of range time. Last week I got a G23 with nite sites, 6 mags and because of identical dementions it fits both of my IWB holsters. Next, probably a .357sig barrel for my G23. One day I'll get over Glock enough to spend money on other guns but til then I'm trickin' out these bad boys all I can. I do own a couple of Taurus's and I sometimes cheat on my Glocks with them (just not that often). :)