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Old December 31, 2012, 07:32 PM   #51
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have you looked at a IWI Desert Eagle II in 9mm?
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Old January 1, 2013, 12:22 AM   #52
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I'll put my 2 cents in for the Springfield subcompact, it is my main carry gun.
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Old January 1, 2013, 04:28 AM   #53
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I really like my HK USP.
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Old January 1, 2013, 05:09 AM   #54
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I think you need to provide a little more information before we can give you any good suggestions. What is your main purpose for this gun and what is your budget?

Just because all of your other guns are 1911s doesn't mean you have to stick with 1911s (unless you plan on carrying this gun). A strong case can be made for muscle memory and familiarity with the 1911 platform. If not then that open up a whole lot of possibilities. I don't have any experience with any of STI's 9mms, but I do have the STI Edge in .40 S&W and am very impressed with it.

The brands you listed make great guns. While most people have commented on the P228 or P229 from Sig or the USP or P30 from H&K, Only one other person has mentioned the Sig P210. The P210 is definitely NOT cheap, but it is one of the most accurate 9mms you will ever shoot. Sig re-released the P210 and resolved some of the "issues" people had with the previous version. Those changes include an extended beaver tail to avoid hammer bite and switching the mag release to the American Style thumb mag release rather than the European style heel release. As for H&K, the P7M8 is an incredible pistol as well. It is one of the most accurate compact 9mms I have ever shot and the trigger is as good as any 1911. If you are looking to save some money, you could always go with the PSP model which is very similar to the P7M8.

If your budget is not that high, I suggest you look at the Browning High Power which is very similar to the 1911. It lacks the grip safety, but is otherwise almost the same. I also suggest you consider Glock if you are considering a carry gun. I used to be a Sig snob, but I switched to a Glock 26 as my carry gun due to the smaller size and consistent trigger pull. I then switched to a Kahr PM9 which is even smaller.

I own a variety of guns and I like having different types of guns to shoot. The 1911 is a great platform, but why limit yourself. Here is a list of what I own so you can see the variety.

.22 LR Browning Buck Mark (Standard but swapped to the 5.5" full Bull Barrel)
.32 Beretta Tom Cat (pocket gun)
.357 Ruger GP 100 (6" Stainless)
9mm Glock 26
9mm Kahr PM9
9mm Kahr MK9 (weighed so dang much I bought the PM9)
9mm H&K P7M8
9mm Sig P210-6 (I couldn't bring myself to shoot the 50th Anniversary Edition)
9mm Sig P210 (50th Anniversary Edition)
.40 S&W Sig P229
.40 S&W STI Edge
.45 Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special
.223 Colt AR-15 HBAR
.223 Smith and Wesson M&P Sport
30-06 Sako 75 Synthetic
12 GA Remington 870 Marine Coat 20"
12 GA Beretta A400 Unico Synthetic
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Old January 1, 2013, 04:53 PM   #55
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I bought the Kimber Solo & really love it. I have a FNH FNS 9 on order which should be here by this weekend.
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Old January 1, 2013, 04:59 PM   #56
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Okay I'll play. I love my M&P 9c, I love my XD, I love my Ruger LC9, I loved my full size M&P9, my Ruger P95, and my PPS 9mm.

I cannot speak to any other brands because I have not owned them in 9mm. But, most of them are still good guns.

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Old January 3, 2013, 04:14 AM   #57
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What helled me was to go out and shoot everything the local rage has to rent. Me being southpaw, i liked something with good ergos and access to controls. Only 2 i really liked was surprisingly a fn fnp-9 and a basic big name brand 1911.

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Old January 3, 2013, 04:44 AM   #58
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Would this be for range use, home defense, or CC? I didn't see it mentioned, that would be an important factor.
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Old January 3, 2013, 12:23 PM   #59
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The FNX is a 1911's polymer gun. Check it out.
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Old January 3, 2013, 12:53 PM   #60
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The FNX is a 1911's polymer gun.
While it has a similar grip angle, and the safety is in a similar loacation, and can be carried in condition 1 ...... it's still a fat double stack platic gun with a swinging trigger.
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Old January 3, 2013, 01:13 PM   #61
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Yea, but muscle memory in training will carry over nicely from the 1911 to the FNX.
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Old January 3, 2013, 02:49 PM   #62
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Many good suggestions. One I haven't seen yet (though I may have missed) is the Walther PPS. Excellent carry gun, and comfortable to shoot at the range - as long as you don't mind smaller magazine capacity.

I will now shut up and watch further recommendations roll in
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Old January 4, 2013, 01:36 PM   #63
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And the winner is Kimber STS Pro carry 11
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old January 15, 2013, 01:30 PM   #64
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STI Spartan V

Just bought the STI Spartan V,,,,wonderful pistol !!!!!!!!!
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Old January 15, 2013, 02:28 PM   #65
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Just bought a new Sig 2022 and it is a very nice pistol for the money. Just wish it would have come with 2 mags.
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Old January 15, 2013, 03:38 PM   #66
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Sig p226, p226...



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And the winner is Kimber STS Pro carry 11
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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