looking for all metal gun 9x 17, 18, or 19

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Poof38, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Poof38

    Poof38 New Member

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    I've been lusting after a BDA or a Cheetah of late and want other options for an all metal gun that is somewhat compact. A few years ago I tried a PA63 in 9x18, but the sharp recoil turned me off. I have large hands and want one I could shoot several hundred rounds without complaint. I usually shoot .45 acp, so I'm not opposed to recoil, just pain. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Wambli

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    One of the best all metal true compacts out there is the Kahr K9 (9mm Parabellum). Well worth looking into. It's my daughters favorite carry gun but Dad gets to "borrow" it every once in a while if I ask nicely. There are several CZ models that would fit your bill if you want a double stack slightly bigger gun.
     

  3. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    Bulgarian-made Makarov PM's (9x18) are available very cheaply, and the one I shot was quite comfortable.
     
  4. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    Oh just go get yourself the Beretta! You'll never be sorry, they are great pistols. :cool:
     

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  5. wmille01

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    yes sir the makarov is a pretty nice little gun to shoot, the round isn't all that bad either. Plus they have a holster out there that the spetnaz use it cocks the gun and turns off the safety in one slick move all you have to do is push it torwards the ground and you ready to rock and roll.
     
  6. Poof38

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    Saw there is a copy of the Baretta 84 by American Tactical. Store prices are about $375, so I may end up with one of those.
     
  7. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Why don't you check out a CZ 75 Compact? or CZ 83?
     
  8. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    CZ 75 compact, $550
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    Sig P239, $600-800

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    Also look at CZ 2075 RAMI ($550). And for under $500: Stoeger Cougar, Bersa Thunder, and some of the used 4-digit S&W service pistols can be great options.
     
  9. Billy9mm

    Billy9mm Member Supporter

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    Look at the Stoeger Cougar they make it in a compact version now. $399 at Academy Sports.
     
  10. Poof38

    Poof38 New Member

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    Thank you for your replies.
    The used market has entered the fray.
    J&G Sales offers the CZ83 for around $220. Some of the auction sites have BDAs & the Beretta 84s used for $274-400 or so.
     
  11. Poof38

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    I did get a new single stack Cheetah. I may go to the range tomorrow and if so, I'll send a range report. The CZ 82/83 was tempting since I could get a used one for about $230, but it seemed too much like the PA63 that I didn't enjoy. The Beretta fits my mitts pretty well and would seem to be well made. Finding all metal guns in this day is kinda hard. I hope we don't forget our heritage and go totally plastic. Can you imagine a plastic SAA or Schofield? It just doesn't seem right.