New 9mm Handgun

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by JiroZero713, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    After realizing I need more training with a 9mm pistol I thought I should invest in one before I go off to basic instead of a .22 Rifle.

    continued from here. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/new-rifle-trying-decide-18253/index2.html#post162936


    Here are the choices.

    A CZ 75 SPO-1

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    Ruger SR-9

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    Or A Beretta 92FS Since I'm going to be trained on the M9 in boot...and it would help to be familiar with this gun....but really I hate this gun and really any gun is simple to learn on once you learn about magazine release safety....etc

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    Or the Taurus version which I hear is better....and actually I prefer the look and feel of them as well.

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    Any suggestions? And no I don't like the XD or Glock at all so those two are out haha. Shot both don't fancy them. SR-9 is probably the only Striker I like.
     
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  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Out of those choices I would go heavily with the CZ, with the 92fs in second.

    Since you don't like the XD and favor the sr9 over them I can only assume you don't have all your faculties anyway. :p

    You are going to be an officer or do all in your line of work carry a pistol?
     

  3. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Well in boot camp I just want to be a good shot so I can get the markmanship award and to well look good haha.


    Well I like the XD...it just rattles to much....I don't like rattling...way to annoying to me and I prefer hammers over strikers.


    Also in some cases I'll carry a pistol...but nothing serious...more like a pistol wand to show "hey I have a pistol...if **** happens get behind me." And the pistol goes to a different person each shift or something.


    Why the 92FS in second by the way?
     
  4. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    When it comes to 9mm, I love CZ. Whether poly (P07 Duty), compact (2075 RAMI), or full-sized steel (75/85), their track record on the 9x19 platform is about as stellar as it gets, IMO...but that might be a little of my own bias.

    The list of quality 9's for around 500 bucks is a long one, and there are probably more than a dozen "right" answers. Get what you like, whatever serves your needs. I don't think you could go wrong with the SR9 or CZ 75. When I went out to buy my 9mm, I was leaning toward the SR9 over Glock 17/19 and XD9. It's got the right combination of weight, capacity, slim profile (my own preference), and all at a reasonable price. And then I ended up scrapping that idea for a new CZ 75b. For $409, the price was just too good to pass up.

    Taurus makes some nice options as well, and I'd probably lean in that direction over Beretta. BHP, Sig, and HK are all great options too; but quite overpriced when it comes to 9mm IMO. The other that's worth a look is the MR Baby Eagle.
     
  5. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    If you practice the ins and outs of pistol shooting you'll have no problem atleast qualifyinf with any pistol they throw at you.

    If I'm not mistaken the beretta in your post is a special made for the Marines by Beretta. The Army's M9 doesn't have the rail or extra checkering on the grip.

    My xd never 'rattled' ????

    Overall I still lean heavily toward the CZ SP 01. Get what you want , you're going to anyway. :D
     
  6. Robert NC

    Robert NC New Member

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    We put enough rounds down range that people who had never touched a pistol came off qualifing pretty good. 45, 38 and 9 all. If you have been shootig pistols already shouldn't have any problem.
     
  7. JiroZero713

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    Is it just me or does the grip of the SR-9 look like the CZ's grip? Guess that's why I liked it so much.

    The model SP-01 is the none decocker version. I really like the safety for cocked and locked deal.

    I'm sure I can find one cheap somewhere. 400 dollars is where I want to be. Really don't want to spend 500. A used one might be best.
     
  8. JiroZero713

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    Found some new info on the SR-9


    Look at this

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    Uncannily similiar aren't they? It's an unreleased Kimber handgun...heh....cool.


    Now that I look you can get an SR9 for less than 400 or around 400 compared to a CZ 75 which is around 500-600 where I am at. The SR9 is also new so later on if I were to sell it I might get my money back I payed for it as the gun will retain value...and I've read several reviews on the firearm that are very favorable of the new Ruger Handgun.


    I also currently already have a CZ-82 so I'm thinking that If I shoot both and get good with both of them I can gain a level ground between both designs and be a good shot. This will help me later on with the Pistol trials in Navy bootcamp.

    One thing I don't like in the SR9 is the magazine safety....where the gun will not fire if there is no magazine in the gun....of course I do not foresee me using the SR9 without the magazine in it as it would most likely be a home defense/CCW pistol where the magazine will be in the gun at all times.



    So I think I'll be getting the SR9 as my first 9mm Pistol and later on maybe sell it or keep it.

    What do you think? The money that would have gone to buy the CZ new could then be used to buy magazines and ammo instead...since I have limited funds.
     
  9. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think you will enjoy the SR9. I just bought one and went to the range and completely enjoyed it. Very nice shooter and my 7 yr old did really well with it also. I let him move up to a 9mm.
     
  10. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Aye indeed.

    I just have to figure out if I should just go ahead and get the SR9 while it's cheap....or just save up for a CZ 75.
     
  11. Biohazurd

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    Recently got an SR9 and am very happy with it. Feels more comfortable in my hands then my G19 or my friends xd ive shot frequently. Not a single hiccup in the around 500 rounds ive put through it...
     
  12. Grey

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    Go for the SR9. Ruger!
     
  13. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My wife really enjoys her SR9, it is easy for her to handle and shoot and the large capacity magazines keep her poppin' away at the targets longer,,, me chasin' brass.It's ok to me,,, but I'm a 1911 fellow myself.

    Good luck
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  14. WDB

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    "Also in some cases I'll carry a pistol...but nothing serious...more like a pistol wand to show "hey I have a pistol...if **** happens get behind me." And the pistol goes to a different person each shift or something".
    Jiro,
    You must have the longest leed to basic than any recruit I have ever heard of. Going on a year and a half. When are you going to basic:confused:
     
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  15. 2hot2handle

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    +1 for the SR9 from me. I don't have hardly any experience with any other hand guns. I as well I am a new gun owner. But my experiences have all been good. There were a few occasions with a stove pipe but that was due to limpwristing. Accuracy if good, the only thing that will be holding this gun back in that regard is me. :p :rolleyes: I must say that you found it at a much better price than me. But I still think it was worth every penny. Taking into account as well the price of ammunition. What can you affod to get proficient with?
     
  16. Caliche

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    He probably enlisted while still in high school. I believe you can enlist as early as your junior year and you can get some training done while in school, but not all of it. I seem to remember a friend of mine doing an abbreviated summer basic the summer between his junior and senior year. He still had to go to basic afterward though.
     
  17. Panther

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    I know it wasn't on your list....but you should consider the FNP9. Find a Range that rents guns and shoot the FNP compared to the Ruger. My friend has the Ruger and once he shot my FNP he sold it to buy one of his own. It has two other things you'll like 1) it has a hammer 2) same company that makes the m16
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  18. Gonzilla

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    Quick note: Some people have complained about the SR9 recoiling too much for a range gun. They considered it a CC firearm only. I know Ruger did a lot of work trimming it down, maybe they did their work too well ?

    Best way to avoid buyers remorse is to fire both at your local range. Asking for the opinions of others is great but nothing can take the place of range time.