The search for a 9mm

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by General_lee, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I have decided I want to add a 9mm to my collection for the ammo capacity and the availability of ammo.
    I would really like to stay somewhere in the $400 range, really don't want to go over $450.
    Looking for full size or compact, (do not want subcompact at the moment, that will come later) tupperware.
    I like the Springfield XD, Ruger SR9, and even the Glock 17 and 19.
    Only one out of those I've seen under 400 is the SR9, and used Glocks and XD's seem to cost more than their brand new counterparts:confused:
    Has anyone seen any good deals lately? I sure can't find any on Gunbroker.
     
  2. indyfan

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    I've had a friend tell me his SR9 shoots just as well as his M&P9. Which says alot because the M&P handguns are pretty damn reliable and accurate. I also like the ergonomics on the SR9.

    My vote goes to the SR9.

    Second vote would be a Used Glock 17. I own Glock, I trust Glock with my life, as does thousands of police officers in the US.


    I wouldn't get an XD, especially if it's up against a Glock. But thats just me, I could go on a say a list of pro's and con's of both guns, but that would most likely end in a thread war, so lets keep it peaceful. ;)

    My favorite place to shop would be Buds Gun Shop. Discount Guns for Sale - Buds Gun Shop Theyve got some good deals on there. Also try Guns America www.gunsamerica.com
     
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  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I sent you a PM regarding a GA site for buy/sell/trade...
     
  4. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    I feel like I sound like a broken record anytime some is asking about 9mm in that price range, but check out a S&W M&P, $450-500 new and at least $100 less used
     
  5. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Thanks, NGIB. I'll check it out.

    DrJason,
    We had an M&P9 at the gun store where I work. It didn't feel right to me, but then again I didn't try out any of the other backstraps that came with it. I will keep it in mind.

    For this particular firearm, I'm not brand specific, I'm just looking for a poly frame 9mm from a reputable manufacturer... for this purchase, best price wins.

    Since I work at a gun store, I have handled all of the guns mentioned and then some.
    I like the way they all feel in my hand for the most part (will have to try different backstrap on the M&P) I've even warmed up to the way a Glock feels... not the best grip, but not terrible either.

    I noticed that Bud's Gun Shop has S&W Sigma 9mm's for about $289 if I remember correctly.
    While I like the Sigma, and used to own one, I think I want to go with something a little easier to find mags and holsters for.
     
  6. USMC-03

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    Please tell what's wrong with an XD? I own 2 xd's, an xdm, and a glock 27. I would put my xd's up against any glock. Never had a jam and are accurate as can be...I would and do trust both the xd and glock with my life...I don't see where one is better than the other...so please tell what is wrong with the xd. I want to hear your pros and cons.
     
  7. AWDeanSr

    AWDeanSr New Member

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    Go with the xd! $446 at Bud's gun shop, you will not regret it! I have fired Glocks and do not like the grip angle at all. However, they are great guns if that is what works for you.
     
  8. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    I'd take the XD over the Glock for the same reasons I did a few years ago, namely grip angle, balance, sights, price, grip shape, ease of fieldstripping, backstrap safety, single action, goodies package, ambidexterous mag release and steel recoil spring rod. Aside from those things, they're about even.
     
  9. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Round chambered indicator, cocked striker indicator, and better breech design. And that's it. Oh, and the rifling. Yeah, that's all.
     
  10. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    Ease up you rabid XD fans. I'm not knocking down your product. I simply voiced my opinion. I choose Glock over XD, sorry if I like the grip angle and tenifered metal.

    Glocks got that too, last time I checked.
     
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  11. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    LOL! I'm not rabid, just stating why I went with the XD 9 over the G17. Sheesh, you fanboys are so "thenthitive"! :D
     
  12. DarinCraft

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    I agree whole heartedly with Gork. I own a glock and a XD. If I went and bought a 9mm I would get the XD
     
  13. NGIB

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    Actually, the one plastic 9mm I really liked was the FNP. It's similar in operation to the Sigs I use and can generally be had at reasonable prices on the used market. The only reason I traded the one I had is a friend pestered me for months and finally offered me a trade that I couldn't refuse...
     
  14. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Glad you mentioned that.
    I've also been looking at the FNP and FNX, but I'm kind of confused as to the difference between the two.:confused:
     
  15. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    If you want a hi-cap 9mm, pony-up and buy a Hi-Power.

    Jim...........
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i would opt for the cz75 over the hi power. that is if you gotta go 9 (ick). for cheap i would take a look at bersa's 9mm.
     
  17. Overkill0084

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    Unless you're totally committed to polymer, Check the CZ 75 series. They can be had for under $500. Another fine option is the Stoeger Cougar. FNs are worth a look. I won't get into the Glock vs. XD discussion except to say that, they are comparable in performance, and it will come down to personal preference. I own a XD40sc.
     
  18. Gojubrian

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    I'll pitch in for the cz as well. If you need a polymer go with the phantom. :cool:
     
  19. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I have wanted a CZ75 for quite some time, they feel good in my hand and the price is not too bad.
    Only bad thing about them is my finger is a little too short to comfortably reach the trigger in double action, the tip of my finger just barely reaches.
    I would definitely love to have one as a range fun gun, but I don't think I'd be comfortable carrying it because of that trigger being too far away.