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September 29, 2001, 08:01 PM
I shot a KBI-FEG Hi-power clone today and was rather impressed with it. I just thought it would be fun to list some of our favorite full-size (cheap) 9mm popguns!
So, let's list some!
September 29, 2001, 08:30 PM
I had horrible service out of an FEG Hi-Power. Hope you have better luck.
The CZ will be mentioned several times on this thread, always a good choice. I would mention the Ruger P95 also.
September 30, 2001, 01:18 AM
P95 or a *&* 910---formerly 915
September 30, 2001, 01:29 AM
My least expensive 9mm is my G19.
September 30, 2001, 02:32 AM
that's worth more than you pay for it is the CZ75B. No doubt about it.
September 30, 2001, 02:40 AM
Picked up my second 75B Military yesterday. Its off to the range today.:cool:
September 30, 2001, 03:44 AM
There may be other 9mm pistols that are cheaper in price but non of them come close to CZs in the bang for the buck category. I like my CZ 75B 9mm as much as any other pistol I have owned. This includes SIGs, HKs and Glocks. It isn't as finely finished as the other big names but the quality and durability is as good as, if not better than any of them.
The accuracy is also absolutely top notch on every CZ I have shot. Again, there are cheaper guns, but none with the quality and customer service that comes with the CZ name.
September 30, 2001, 04:08 AM
Hands down, it's the CZ. I definetly got more than I paid for when I purchased my Turkish military CZ for $299.
September 30, 2001, 04:30 AM
The current CZ-75B Mil is tough to beat.
September 30, 2001, 12:16 PM
My FEG-FP9 & Hi-Point comp9 are both nice shooters and great deals for their price point!:)
September 30, 2001, 02:25 PM
September 30, 2001, 03:52 PM
No brainer for me: CZ75B
I also had a P94 Ruger that was reliable, but could not even come close to the CZ for accuracy at 15-20 yards.
September 30, 2001, 04:13 PM
My experience leaves me with four choices. 1) Ruger P89, 2)CZ75B, 3) Arcus 94, and 4) FEG. Best bang for the buck has to be the Ruger P89, I have owned its predecessor a P85MKII for years and never had a bobble. You should be able to pick one up for under $300.
Runner up, CZ75B. Why? I haven't owned one as long as the P85MKII but the two I own are excellent. The CZ75B gives you the option of an excellent 22 conversion unit. I like the CZ75B with its conversion unit the best of any 22 semiautomatic pistol I have owned or shot.
Bronze metal goes my Arcus 94 it is a good solid performer with good metal in it. Its negative is small sights.
Runner up to these pistols is my FEG. I paid $179 for it years ago and it is a good pistol. Mine has descent sights and no handgun feels better in my hand than a Browning High-Power (FEG is a BHP clone). Negative with the older FEG is the metal is softer. This comes from my Gunsmith after he did the trigger job on my FEG.
October 1, 2001, 07:29 AM
October 1, 2001, 07:33 AM
To Me this is an easy one First would be the Ruger P95 Secound would be the CZ-75B. This would be a tough act to follow. IMO
October 1, 2001, 09:27 AM
These other pistols must be mighty good to be a better value than a $199 High Power (the FEG). Note FEG makes several models. The PJK-9HP is the "true" HP clone.
I tried the Ruger P-95--too fat and boxy for my hand (may fit you better).
Have not tried CZ. All reports are great, but it costs $100-$200 more than the FEG. Probably worth it, but if budget matters...
The FEG gives you the feel, accuracy and reliability of the classic for $200. Hard to beat that. Most (?) parts are compatible, too. I guess there are some bad ones out there, but mine's been a joy.
Soft metal? There's been some controversy on that. Mine's holding up nicely. There's an article in one of the recent gunzines about modifying one. The 'smith in that article made no mentions of soft metal, and kept all the internal parts. Dunno.
October 1, 2001, 09:51 AM
You can't beat either a Browning Hi-Power or a CZ 75, but for cheap, I just got a Star model B, basically a 1911 Gov't in 9mm, $149. from AIM surplus, (they may be sold out) CDNN investments has them for $159, mags $14.95. In my opinion, Star guns are good.
October 1, 2001, 10:21 AM
CZ-75, any variant. When I bought my PCR I thought I was ripping CZ off! lol
October 1, 2001, 10:33 AM
HS2000. Less than $300, cheap high-caps (S&W, taurus, beretta that can be modified to fit the gun)
October 1, 2001, 02:00 PM
I agree with the HS2000. I have between 400 and 500 rounds through mine and it just keeps getting better and better! :D
October 1, 2001, 02:06 PM
No 9mm is economical. Before you jump and flame me, listent to my point. Its not about the price of the gun. Its razors and razor blades. I love my CZ75 and I highly recommened as an inexpensive handgun. The problem is that I love it so much I've already shot enough ammo to pay for about 3 more CZ's. Yeah 9mm ammo is cheap, but if you get a CZ you'll end up spending so much on ammo that you are back where you started. So buy something that hurts whenever you shoot it so you dont have to worry about ammo prices. :D
Lochaber, with tounge so firmly in cheek that it hurts and cant speak.
October 1, 2001, 02:09 PM
*raises hand for HS2000*
My genII has 1050 rounds with most of them being Winchester bulk. 2 stovepipes. Only cleaned the gun 2 times so far. There seems to be a few of them that had extractor problems causing it not to grab the spent case properly. I beleive HSarms is aware of this problem.
I originally bought this gun since the price attracted me, but found out it is a quality gun that's a pleasure to shoot and own.
October 1, 2001, 02:17 PM
While the others (HS2000, Ruger, etc...) may have good quality for the $$ I have to throw this in...
NONE of them have the sex appeal of the CZ!! :p
October 1, 2001, 04:06 PM
of all of the pistols mentioned above I have experience w/ the P-95 DC only. I do not hesitate to recommend this pistol to people looking for a auto pistol. It has had over 1000 rds w/ 1 ftf a second trigger pull sent the offending round on its way.
The CZ has a great feel but I have never fired one.
October 1, 2001, 04:09 PM
Rainbow Six...that is a pretty gun indeed.
October 1, 2001, 04:34 PM
Hard to beat the Hi Power in my opinion, but then again, I am partial to the Browning design!
October 1, 2001, 11:06 PM
That is a pretty gun! That's why when I go backpacking in places that have a lot of sand, gime, water, etc (i.e. Utah), my Ruger P95 goes with me. It would kill me if anything happend to that beautiful pistol! That's also why I'm looking at Glocks. I like guns that can be mistreated (if they have to) and still can retain their looks. Just a personal preference. That P95 is (in my opinion) a great looking pistola designed for tough places. I dig that.
Not to say I don't want a CZ mind you. I shot one the other day and that is one of the best feeling pistols out there. Regardless of price. And dang is it accurate! I gues after my Glock, I'll be pricing a CZ!
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