My first 9mm

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Chicken, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Chicken

    Chicken New Member

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    Hey guys. My husband got me a ruger lcr .38 for a personal protection gun last month, and after a few visits to the range, I have discovered I really enjoy target shooting. Now I'm considering a full size 9mm for a good range gun. A couple friends have been talking up the Glock 17, and I held one today, and it felt pretty good so I plan on renting one to try next week. I have also looked at the Taurus PT92, just because I liked the look and the reviews I have read on it have been great. I held a SR9 and didn't really like the feel. Any advice or input?? Thanks so much!!
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Buy them all. But seriously you can't go wrong with a glock.
     

  3. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    Congrats on the new pistol! Stop by the intro area and give us an ideal about who we are talking to.

    I'm not much of a Glock fan, I really like the way my XDm9 holds and shoots. Good luck finding one you like.
     
  4. flyspooky

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    I got my wife a Springfield XD 9mm which she's really enjoyed. Neither of us are the biggest fans of Glocks and liked the ergonomics of the XD better. YMMV.
     
  5. Overkill0084

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    I don't get the fixation everyone has with Glock. Trigger like a staple gun, grip like a 2x4. Perfect range gun:rolleyes:
    Go to a range /w rentals and try a number of different guns. I ended up with a CZ 75BD in my 9 mm quest. Good value, accurate, & 100% reliable. Taurus PT92...hmm, they can be controversial, I'll leave it at that. Dig a bit deeper on your research.
    Check out the Stoeger Cougar. Basically the older Beretta design built in Turkey by a Beretta owned company on Beretta's equipment. I had been thinking of getting one in .40S&W, but something else came up. If you like 1911s, Rock Island makes 9 mm 1911s for fire sale prices. I keep hearing more & more good things about them. Heck, don't forget to check Ruger, they make solid pistols. I'll admit that I've never found them particularly attractive, but they are certainly worth a look.
     
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  6. smoooth308

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    Another for xd over glock. I love my xdm .45
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    $13 fixes the GLOCK trigger. Can't have an xd in my state.
     
  8. Chicken

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    I really appreciate the input. I must say I have held an XDM 9mm which I liked alot. And the Glock seemed to be the simplest ones to take apart to clean. I did hear the Taurus was more difficult. It seemed like I could rack the slide pretty easily on the XDM and the Glock as well. Hmmmm... Decisions decisions.
     
  9. orangello

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    Agreed on shopping around and the value of the cz75b's. The grip on my CZ75b is soooooo comfortable. A shooting buddy has the XD9 and has been very happy with it (as i have with my xd45).

    As far as the Rugers, the P95 is a serious case of lots of bang for your buck and has been for some time now.
     
  10. Chicken

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    I just checked out the p95 online. Definitely a better price point. I'll have to check that one out too. I wasn't wild about the SR9 for some reason. Maybe because it wasn't as heavy as the Glock and XD models I held.
     
  11. Chicken

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    Or at least it didn't seem to be as balanced :-/
     
  12. canebrake

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    Before you buy a range lizard be sure to try a Browning Hi-Power in 9mm.

    It's a tad heavy for carry but if you want to run Mozambique drills, [​IMG]

    there is no better than the "King of 9's"!

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    I share your taste in pocket revolvers,

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    ...but you owe it to yourself to checkout my choice of pure range fun/pleasure.

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  13. Chicken

    Chicken New Member

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    Wow. Beautiful gun! Gotta find one to shoot now! Lol!
     
  14. historydoc

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    I also highly recommend the cz 75. I like the full size one so much that I'm thinking of getting the compact version-- for no good reason other than I want it.
     
  15. blucoondawg

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    If you like the Taurus check out the Beretta 92, the Taurus is basically a clone of the Beretta. I have a Beretta in 40 cal and I like it, they do have a chunky grip though that some don't care for, but I like it, and it's easy to take apart too. The military uses the M9, the 92 is pretty much the same gun.
     
  16. Chicken

    Chicken New Member

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    I LOVE the looks of the Beretta and have read awesome things about it, however, it's hard to find someone that will rent/loan me one to shoot. Hard to want to buy something I haven't tried. It is sure one of the prettiest ones I've seen though.
     
  17. Gonzilla

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    How much do you have to spend ? No budget - Sig & HK are excellent. Mid range: I own an XDM 9 but if I had to do it again, the SW M&P line is worth a 2nd look. Police trade ins can be a good value as many police don't fire beyond mandatory qualification. Walther just reworked their trigger and overhauled their pistol trying to make inroads in American markets - worth a look.

    I'm not a Glock fan and I w stay away from Taurus.
     
  18. orangello

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    For plinktastic fun, you can get a 32 round extended mag for the p95. Believe me when I tell you it is a hoot.
     
  19. Pariah

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    I have recently purchased a Walther PPQ 9mm and I love that weapon. The trigger is very short but extremely smooth. Not to mention one of the best damn looking sidearms I have ever seen!
     

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  20. Chicken

    Chicken New Member

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    Very nice Walther' my husband was actually looking at that one for himself.

    Gonzilla: I'm trying to stay in the $500-$600 range.