The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 5, 2013, 08:36 PM   #1
countryfied252
Member
 
Join Date: May 13, 2012
Location: Alexandria Kentucky
Posts: 34
which 9mm

I have been thinking about getting a 9 mm. I would like to keep it under $500. I would also prefer a single stack but don't have to have it. What are your recomendations?
countryfied252 is offline  
Old January 5, 2013, 08:39 PM   #2
kayakersteve
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 17, 2007
Location: Western NY
Posts: 924
For compact carry...

I love my Sig P290, but will be a little over 500. Lots of people love the Ruger LC9
__________________
See Ya!
kayakersteve is offline  
Old January 5, 2013, 08:44 PM   #3
Super Sneaky Steve
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 9, 2011
Posts: 781
There are lots of Walther P1's still to be had if you want something classic.
__________________
anti-state, anti-war, pro-market
Super Sneaky Steve is offline  
Old January 5, 2013, 09:06 PM   #4
CWKahrFan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 3, 2010
Posts: 1,839
Kahr CW9. Mine's run 100% since out-of-box, soft shooter for a lightweight, suprisingly accurate. I get a nice full grip on it yet it's quite easy to conceal... Love the no-safety simplicity.
__________________
What did Mrs. Bullet say to Mr. Bullet? ... "We're having a BeeBee!"...
IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!... IF THE GUN FITS, SHOOT IT!
"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."
CWKahrFan is offline  
Old January 6, 2013, 06:51 PM   #5
PT-92
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 20, 2007
Location: "Undisclosed Bunker"
Posts: 1,429
So Many Choices

The good news is that there are literally a ton of prospective candidates; the bad news is there are literally a ton of prospective candidates if that makes sense? Also, what's the primary purpose (your preference for single stack sounds as though CCW).

That said here are some choices that I can personally attest to (now with the current hysteria supply may be spotty but they should be back-orderable at the very least):

1) Ruger P95 (new SR series shoot well when I rented it to try it out and is a bit more expensive but also great guns)
2) S&W Sigma 9mm
3) Taurus PT-92 or 24/7
5) Arcus 98 (great little Browning-like clone but it's DA not like the SA 94)
6) Kel-Tec P11 (very hi-cap compact 9mm)--PF9 is the single stack model.

As I said, there are lots out there and I just named a few.

*I know it about 15% more than your budget but if you can swing a Glock you can't go wrong (26 is a great little compact that will accept all Glock mags).
__________________
NRA Life Member
“A free people ought...to be armed..."
George Washington
PT-92 is offline  
Old January 6, 2013, 08:40 PM   #6
327 FM
Member
 
Join Date: July 3, 2012
Posts: 59
Bersa
327 FM is offline  
Old January 8, 2013, 12:41 AM   #7
kinoons
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 22, 2008
Location: las vegas, NV
Posts: 400
It's going to be right at your limit, but it's hard to go wrong with a walther PPS
kinoons is offline  
Old January 8, 2013, 12:53 AM   #8
bigghoss
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2006
Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Posts: 2,659
For $500 my first recommendation would be a used glock or M&P. I've also heard good things about the Smith&Wesson SD9. Ruger P95 is a great gun.
__________________
I don't collect guns, I accumulate them.
bigghoss is offline  
Old January 8, 2013, 06:49 AM   #9
lapetrarca53
Member
 
Join Date: September 10, 2012
Posts: 94
No complaints with my S&W SD9 VE. Well within your budget.
lapetrarca53 is offline  
Old January 8, 2013, 08:08 AM   #10
h2otoo
Member
 
Join Date: October 29, 2012
Posts: 77
Would depends on what you want it for. I paid less than 500$ for my full size M&P. Same for my RIA 1911 in 9mm, and my SCCY. Those are the only ones I've bought recently. I like all three, but they are indeed very different guns. My favorite of those would be the 1911 (that surprised me!) but I usually carry the SCCY. Figure what you want it for, do some research, and in that price range you should do fine.

Bob
h2otoo is offline  
Old January 8, 2013, 10:02 AM   #11
kahrguy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 1, 2012
Posts: 561
CW9, Sheild, pf9 and Nano or the smaller sized that conceal very well. the nano will need an extension to offer a full grip for most. Then a bersa bp, pps and double stacks after that.
kahrguy is offline  
Old January 8, 2013, 10:17 AM   #12
hikingman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 8, 2004
Location: Indiana
Posts: 249
Sig, and used of course!

I've also got a Walther P1 with the hex pin.
__________________
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem. Ronald Reagan, 1985
hikingman is offline  
Old January 8, 2013, 07:41 PM   #13
Sgt.Fathead
Junior member
 
Join Date: March 3, 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,637
Ruger SR9 full sized. $399.99 plus tax out the door. Great trigger, accurate, dependable and reliable, great warranty and customer service, too. Or get the SR9C, same price, same great features, one 10 round, one 17 round mag with grip extension (depending on your locale). Shorter barrel and sight radius but still a great shooter and my daily carry.
Sgt.Fathead is offline  
Old January 8, 2013, 07:45 PM   #14
Kreyzhorse
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 12, 2006
Location: NKY
Posts: 11,522
Quote:
It's going to be right at your limit, but it's hard to go wrong with a walther PPS
+1.

A little over $500, but the one of the finest single stacks going. The gun is a compact but shoots like a full size. Easy to conceal and easy to shoot.

A good second choice would be the Springfield XDs.

If you want a full sized gun, the S&W Sigma or Ruger P95 are good reliable guns.
__________________
"He who laughs last, laughs dead." Homer Simpson
Kreyzhorse is offline  
Old January 9, 2013, 04:23 AM   #15
mumbo719
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 27, 2008
Location: Tampa Bay, FL.
Posts: 345
+2 on the Walther PPS. It's a little more than you want to spend but it's well worth it.

I have never shot a Bersa BP9CC but considering Bersa puts out a quality product I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up.
__________________
CZ 75 P-01 . CZ-75B . CZ 912 . CZ 920 . Glock 26 Gen 3 . Kimber Pro Crimson Carry . XDm 45 3.8 Compact . Ruger 22/45 MKIII
mumbo719 is offline  
Old January 9, 2013, 04:49 AM   #16
LelloBeetle
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 5, 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 11
I just bought the BP9CC because I'm female and loved the slimlined grip (single stack) and the great trigger...light and crisp. I like it for carry, but for the range I'd definitely get something with more capacity. Mine was $369 with two mags and a small plastic case. Factory mag is msrp $48.
__________________
Laura
LelloBeetle is offline  
Old January 9, 2013, 06:17 AM   #17
dayman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 18, 2011
Location: The Woods
Posts: 1,144
A used sig 225 should fit the bill - single stack, 9mm, and generally $4-500.
__________________
si vis pacem para bellum
dayman is offline  
Old January 9, 2013, 07:42 AM   #18
chadio
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 29, 2011
Posts: 664
Do you have a preference for da/sa, striker or hammer?

How about an alloy / metal frame vs polymer?

Here are the nines that I have had any experience with:

Brother's Glock G19 - liked the compact size and weight, didn't really enjoy the initial impression of shooting it, but I think with time I could warm up to it

Friend's FN FNP9 - instant winner, I cannot say enough good things about this pistol and recommend it highly

My SIG Sauer P226 (old German one, holster wear, no rail) - bought it used. Liked the mechanicals from day one but didn't warm up to shooting it until I found the right grips. Now, I doubt I'd trade it for anything at any price

Friend's Ruger P(89?) slightly older da / sa anyway... enjoyed firing this one. Nice feel and mild recoil

All above were purchased under the $500 mark, I believe the P226 is the only one to pass the "limp wrist test" which simulates defensive fire while injured.
__________________
Ex - Navy, Persian Gulf Veteran. Loved shooting the M14, 1911, M60, M2
chadio is offline  
Old January 9, 2013, 01:55 PM   #19
Constantine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 5, 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 5,235
That price? Used Glock 19.

Sorry I said the G word!

D:
__________________
Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium. Ímperet ílli Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen
Constantine is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.13360 seconds with 9 queries