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Old December 30th, 2016, 11:47 AM   #16
 
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My next question: why a 9mm for a strictly range gun? While 9mm is pretty plentiful and somewhat inexpensive, I think for casual plinking a nice 22 pistol would be better. Lots of options out there, from full size to compacts.


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Old December 30th, 2016, 12:01 PM   #17
 
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No choice there, Beretta 92, of course.
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Old December 30th, 2016, 12:03 PM   #18
 
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I have a few polymer guns. They are nice but I prefer all metal frames.
Ok, what about the SIG Sauer P226
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Old December 30th, 2016, 12:08 PM   #19
 
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The CZ 75 is worth the money. It is a battle proven design, accurate and ergonomic.

If the CZ 75 was too pricey and my only use for the 9mm is for the range then I would go with the 1911 9mm for the trigger design which lends itself to target shooting.
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Old December 30th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #20
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Another vote for the Beretta from me. Had one years ago and it was reliable and accurate. Kind of wish I had not sold it.

Not on your list, but have you thought about finding an old Ruger P Series in 9mm? The line as a whole has a wonderful reputation for reliability and not being picky about ammo.
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Consider the Ruger 9E. A lot of pistol for low money.
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Old December 30th, 2016, 02:57 PM   #22
 
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decision time on 9mm pistol

I just bought a new CZ-75B Omega and it was $525. That made it $560 out the door. Shop around $700 is high. CZ's are great, only problem is you'll want more. This is my fifth CZ, so I'm not kidding.
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Old December 30th, 2016, 03:27 PM   #23
 
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As for me, I spent 6 months deciding on a full size 9mm, I chose the RAP Pro. However I do live in the free state of WA so I can take advantage of the 17 round mag. However, I have a shooting buddy who moved from I think Connecticut, he has the same pistol as me except he has a bunch of 10 round mags. I have never seen any issues with feeding rounds, ejecting mags or inserting mags. So there is that. I also wanted a 9mm sr1911 but ran into budget issues, but, since you already own one in .45 maybe familiarity would be nice. My second choice was a S&W M&P Pro9 in my view it was both as accurate or more and had a better trigger, however, they were scarce as hens teeth and commanding a premium, so no bueno. Oh, and by the way, take a peek at a CZ P09, less expensive than a 75, but works and fells just like a 75. It also has the largest capacity in 9mm (oh, sorry, you will be stuck with 10 rounds there too). Anyway, hope my rambling thoughts help, happy new year.
Thanks for your opinion. Ironically the M&P line has never truly fit my hands. I have a full size 22 as well as the 9mm Shield and something about the grip just doesn't work for me. The CZ P09 looks like a possible candidate.
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I have a few polymer guns. They are nice but I prefer all metal frames.
I was going to suggest the RAP, but you're saying you prefer metal frames. You do realize that the RAP is a poly-framed pistol, right? Assuming you do and you still want to consider it, I am obviously a fan of the RAP. I don't have any experience with neutered mags, though.

The other guns you suggested are all hammer-fired guns. If you're good with traditional DA guns, the Beretta 92FS is a nice pistol. It's got a number of plastic parts that people like to switch out (guide rod, safety, trigger) and a D-spring will improve the pull. I prefer the SIG P226 and P229, though. However, you can buy a RAP plus two extra mags plus two thousand rounds of ammo for the price of a new P226.
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I was going to suggest the RAP, but you're saying you prefer metal frames. You do realize that the RAP is a poly-framed pistol, right? Assuming you do and you still want to consider it, I am obviously a fan of the RAP. I don't have any experience with neutered mags, though.

The other guns you suggested are all hammer-fired guns. If you're good with traditional DA guns, the Beretta 92FS is a nice pistol. It's got a number of plastic parts that people like to switch out (guide rod, safety, trigger) and a D-spring will improve the pull. I prefer the SIG P226 and P229, though. However, you can buy a RAP plus two extra mags plus two thousand rounds of ammo for the price of a new P226.
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Yeah I do realize that the RAP is a polymer frame based pistol. The one reason I am considering it is because I have the 45 ACP version and it's accurate as heck. At 15 yards it was putting each round in nearly the same hole as the first. I don't know if I got lucky with this sample of the RAP or if Ruger is cranking them all out with this level of accuracy. I'm not totally opposed to a polymer pistol but if I'm going to spend the money I'd prefer to make my last pistol (for at least the next 12 years) a metal one.
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I vote Beretta too. Ultra reliable & will feed any ammo you give them. There are tons of options and even compact and single stack versions available if you have smaller hands. Have you also considered the Beretta Cougar series?
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I have a few polymer guns. They are nice but I prefer all metal frames.
With your statement above the only cvhoice out of the two presented is the 1911 in 9mm ... The RAP is a poly frame ...
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luvmysr9,

I didn't know about the Beretta Cougar, but I'm not a fan of the rotating barrel. My wife has a PX4 Storm and I personally feel that the rotating barrel adds another level of complexity to the firearms function that isn't really needed. Other than the rotating barrel I do like the PX4.
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I didn't know about the Beretta Cougar, but I'm not a fan of the rotating barrel. My wife has a PX4 Storm and I personally feel that the rotating barrel adds another level of complexity to the firearms function that isn't really needed. Other than the rotating barrel I do like the PX4.
Beretta had been using the rotating barrel design for over 20 years. It's proven as reliable as any other design, including their dropping block or other brand pistols tilt barrel designs.
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I just bought a new CZ-75B Omega and it was $525. That made it $560 out the door. Shop around $700 is high. CZ's are great, only problem is you'll want more. This is my fifth CZ, so I'm not kidding.
In my area the CZ's are going for 675 or more.
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