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Suggest a full size 9mm for me.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mellio, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Mellio

    Mellio

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    I'm looking to pickup a 9mm soon. I want a full size frame, 4.5 - 5in barrel. I of course am looking at the G17 . I am also looking at the Springfield XD. Anyone got any suggestions on any other guns in this price range?
     
  2. Narkcop

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    I would look for a factory certified used Sig P-226 if I wanted full size. If only 1 Glock it would be a G-19.
     

  3. sopdan

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    CZ-75... a few years ago they were nearly half the price. :crying:
     
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    The Glock 17 will always be an amazing all-rounder. My dads is a pleasure to shoot and if we had different laws here I would definitely have my own one.

    I'd like to say it's the best full size 9mm, but I'm far from experienced enough with the other choices to say that. You will definitely be happy with one though!

    Good luck with whatever you get and shoot it lots :cool:
     
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    crump582 Rookie

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    I've always thought the M&P was a lot more comfortable than the XD... if you're not getting a Glock.

    I don't have any experience with those Sigs though, but have heard great things.
     
  6. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    You can't go wrong with a G17. It was my first gun, built in 1994, and bought by me in 2008.:supergrin:
     
  7. SixGlocks

    SixGlocks ... make that 7

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    G17 and XD9 are both GREAT.

    Pick the one that fits you the best.
     
  8. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    S&W M&P 9. I'd prefer it to the XD by a long shot and some serious shooters even prefer it to the Glock.
     
  9. slewfoot

    slewfoot Random Mayhem

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    A CPO Sig 226 or a Beretta 92 are all that comes to mind in that price range.

    Finding a nice used Browning High Power might be a little out of your price range, but well worth the extra bucks spent. Good luck.
     
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    In order: Sig 226, S&W M&P, Glock 17.
     
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    Walther P99, either used or possibly new for a bit more than the glock. It has the interchangeable backstrap to fit your hand better, and a more comfortable grip in my mind. The mag release is different but doesn't take long to get used to. The biggest downside is that magazines are much more expensive than they are for a glock.
     
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    BHP, or the po' man's BHP: CZ-75
     
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    Why do you like the Sig? I'm glad the OP posted this as I'm interested in 9mm too. I am really curious about the sig, g17/19 and maybe a springfield xd9(m)

    One more quick question. What would be a comparable compact sig model?

    Thanks.
     
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    Get the original, the G17.
     
  15. eagle359

    eagle359 Glock Fanboi

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    All things being equal-check out the price of the mags. Some of those mags cost 2 or 3 times what a Glock mag will cost. If you shoot/train alot you will go through mags. In the Glock family the full size mag WILL function in the smaller guns.
     
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    I'm on the Sig 226 bandwagon. I recently picked one up and that gun shoots better than anything I've ever shot. It was a 1988 model with around 1000 rounds through it.

    I've never shot a M&P or XD, but I'm definitely not a fan of the Glocks for range shooting. Don't get me wrong, I carry a G29 everyday. But when I shoot my friends G19 I am never happy with that thing. Even my ex-girlfriend would rather shoot my Kahr MK9 than his G19.
     
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    I'd like to suggest you look into a M&9 and/or a Steyr M9-A1 (if you can find one)

    I also like the G17 in terms of recoil, "pointability", and accuracy. The M&P just feels so much better in hand.

    The Steyr is almost in a realm of itself in terms of ergonomics. I put it a half-step below the Walther P99 in how it feels in hand. They're very robust pistols, have a very unique sighting system, and, like Glock, have a low bore axis which leads to very mild felt recoil and almost non-existant muzzle flip.

    -J-
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    I have a sig P226 Navy edition that is not for sale, but could be.
     
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    228, 229, 239, 225 are all compact Sigs. I've got a 228, and like it very much.
     
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    Looks like a lot of people really like the Sig 226. I'll look for a used one at the up coming gun show. It seems like it might be out of my price range even if it is a used one though. I'll also check out the M&P 9 . I've never really gave Smith autos a fair chance. The SW9V and Sigma really turnned me off of them. I do like the way the CZ and CZ clones feel. I have a Witness .40 and like it a lot. Thanks for the info. Keep it coming.