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Old December 30th, 2016, 07:42 AM   #1
 
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decision time on 9mm pistol

Hi folks,

I have a decision to make regrading a new pistol purchase and need some opinions based on real world experience. Money wise I have enough set aside for:

1. RAP 9mm with 10 round magazines (because I live in NJ and can't have a mag over 15 rounds).

2. SR1911 9mm. I have the full size SR1911 and love it.

My concern with the 9mm RAP is that I have read that the 10 round magazines have feed issues. Can anyone confirm this? Are there any other issues with the 9mm version of the RAP?

As far as the SR1911 in 9mm I do tend to favor metal guns but I wonder about the 9mm SR1911 reliability? Is it a reliable pistol if needed in emergency? In other words would you trust it 100% all of the time.

My two other choices were:

CZ75b which seems to be popular now in my neck of the woods and seems to be way over priced at over 700.00

Beretta 92FS. Any opinions on this one?

Thanks all...



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Will it be for range time or carry or both?
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I would get the CZ or Beretta out of those choices.
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Hands down the CZ. If you've ever held one you'll know why. If you ever shoot one you'll keep it forever. My CZ 75b duo tone is on my never sell list.
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re; sr1911- My nephew and I took a new in box SR1911 45acp inspected, lubed & cleaned it sraight to the range with 1k fmj 230 wolf steel ammo 5- 7rd mags and blasted right thru the 1k rds. no malfunctions. note: after every 200-250 rds of that dirty ammo the action slowed down and got gummy, I did wipe the feedramp and barrel down with cleaner add a couple of drops of lube and continued. the SR i had worked like a boss i would trust it in a life safety situation.
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I've owned both Beretta 92FS and CZ (75D PCR) and also LC9/LC9S. I can't comment on the SRs as I don't own one, but have heard great things. For good hand-feel, accuracy, outstanding design and construction, the CZ wins (just slightly). It's also a bit better for carry than the 92 due to the more compact size. The LCs are best for carry due to their size. You will not go wrong with either the 92 or any of the CZ variants. Superb pistols.
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What about the HK VP9
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Will it be for range time or carry or both?
HA!!! Good one. I live in NJ, range time only.
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Hands down the CZ. If you've ever held one you'll know why. If you ever shoot one you'll keep it forever. My CZ 75b duo tone is on my never sell list.
I have shot a CZ and do like it. However, in my neck of the woods they seem to be getting very popular and the prices are simply climbing and climbing so the CZ may be out of the running. For me there is a certain breaking point where a product's price goes above what I think it's worth and based on the CZ is just about getting there.
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I would go with the CZ 75 series or Beretta 92.

IMHO,,on both the 75 and 92,,, ,

CZ's are a great pistol on all counts. The full size 75 series 4.6 barrels are the most accurate autos Ive ever seen or owned. Borderline tack drivers for an auto.
I would recommend a 75 PCR, 75 compact, or P01 for conceal carry. .
All 3 the same basic pistol. They can be had for about $550 on Buds gun which is a real good place to look for a pricing idea. They seem pretty fair. The had a 10 round PCR listed last night for $555. MOST of the PCR's come with night sights.
I like the decockers, but you have the option of a model with a 1911 style "cocked and locked" safety.
The ergonmics on CZ's are awesome. They fit your hand like a glove. They are also comfortable to CCW. Very simple & easy to tear down & clean. My PCR has fired over 1500 rounds without a hickup. We have had NO failures on any of our (4) CZ pistols. They all run like champs. CZ's are also extemmely accurate. My 3.8 bbl PCR will hold tighter groups @ 25 & 50 yards than my 5 inch bbl 92.s, Their slide design also reduces felt recoil. They are just a great pistol, I would recommend them to anyone.

I also have Beretta 92's. Conceal carried one for many many years. It is a great pistol that will run any ammo in any conditions and go bang no matter what you do,, or DONT do to it. Mags, grips, etc, are plentiful and reasonable. Also VERY easy to tear down, clean, etc. I have never broke a part or had a failure in 29 years. Their dependability is legendary.
It does have a couple drawbacks IMO.

Sight upgrades are limited. The big fat grip just aint for everyone, and also makes it slightly uncomfortable to CC.
Accuracy dont match the CZ, but they are very capable of 8 inch bulls at 25 yards, and keeping everything on the paper @ 50. Not exactly tack drivers, but definitely good enough to get the job done.

I have both, they are both great pistols, and I would recommend either.
Which one just depends on your needs, hand size, comfort, etc.

IMO,, Both models are awesome in their own right.

Good luck.

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What about the HK VP9
I have a few polymer guns. They are nice but I prefer all metal frames.
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The newer version of the sr9 is working very well for me 500rds of win steel forged 115 ammo and runnin strong. if you have med to small hands its fits awsome. built like a tank. Selection is very good right now for 9mm striker fired pistols. Almost cant go wrong. Glock ,Springfield SW etc.
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Hi folks,

I have a decision to make regrading a new pistol purchase and need some opinions based on real world experience. Money wise I have enough set aside for:

1. RAP 9mm with 10 round magazines (because I live in NJ and can't have a mag over 15 rounds).

2. SR1911 9mm. I have the full size SR1911 and love it.

My concern with the 9mm RAP is that I have read that the 10 round magazines have feed issues. Can anyone confirm this? Are there any other issues with the 9mm version of the RAP?

As far as the SR1911 in 9mm I do tend to favor metal guns but I wonder about the 9mm SR1911 reliability? Is it a reliable pistol if needed in emergency? In other words would you trust it 100% all of the time.

My two other choices were:

CZ75b which seems to be popular now in my neck of the woods and seems to be way over priced at over 700.00

Beretta 92FS. Any opinions on this one?

Thanks all...
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.
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