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Old September 1, 2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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BEST ambidextrous pistol?

Hi,

What seems to be the general consensus as to the best ambidextrous 9mm
semi auto pistol, as far as quality, ergonomics and great shooting?


Beretta 92FS
Beretta PX4 Storm
FN FNP-9
CZ 75B
HK USP 9mm
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Old September 1, 2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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My recommendation (based on design, not personal experience) would have to be the Beretta 92FS... I would assume that the PX4 is done well as well.

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Old September 1, 2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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Either the walther pps, or perhaps the hk p7m8?
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Old September 1, 2011, 02:02 PM   #4
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HK P7 hands down.
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Old September 1, 2011, 02:21 PM   #5
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Walther P99 or P99c
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Old September 1, 2011, 02:39 PM   #6
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I'm a lefty and these were what I was looking into.

HK P30L
STI GP5/GP6
BERETTA 92FS
TAURUS PT92 (Personally like the frame mntd safety/decocker better)
FNX-9, 40 (like the ergonomics and features aren't as cheezy as the fnp-9 IMHO)
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Old September 1, 2011, 03:49 PM   #7
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The S&W M&P deserves a nod.
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Old September 1, 2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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A 5" 1911 ...with ambi safeties ...would be my choice ....( Wilson Combat, Les Baer, Kimber, Springfield ...etc )...in 9mm ...is a perfect choice in my opinion.
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Old September 1, 2011, 05:28 PM   #9
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FNX/P and M&Ps. Accurate, durable, and reliable.
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Old September 1, 2011, 10:06 PM   #10
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Glock 17/19!

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Old September 2, 2011, 01:41 AM   #11
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The FNX 9mm is an AWESOME pistol. I own one and absolutely LOVE it.
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Old September 2, 2011, 02:29 AM   #12
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The HK P7PSP, or P7M8 would fit your needs and then some being truly ambidextrous. Kahr DAO pistols are ambidextrous by design. I'm sure there are others, but I own examples of both the Kahr and HK pistols. I'd go with one of the P7s. They are super safe carry pieces and very accurate having fixed 4" barrels. Unlike the USP 9mm which I own as well, the P7 requires no modifications to be ambidextrous. It can however be converted and is a fine shooting pistol. Though not quite as accurate as the P7 it does have the advantage of a high capacity magazine. The P7 conceals easier IMHO although I carry either one frequently.

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Old September 2, 2011, 07:22 AM   #13
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Hk p30 lem
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Old September 2, 2011, 07:23 AM   #14
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Old September 2, 2011, 07:29 AM   #15
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FNX. Great guns all around.
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Old September 2, 2011, 07:47 AM   #16
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a HK P7psp's function controls are symmetrical. the one exception is the takedown button. Although I have no problem running a GI 1911 lefty.
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Old September 2, 2011, 07:56 AM   #17
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I've fired an HK P7M8 left handed and I've fired a Glock left handed.

My left hand is not identical to my right hand as far as finger length, my right index finger is longer than my left index finger. With the P7M8, it didn't matter. With the Glock Gen 3 at least - that huge bulky grip did make a difference and the pisrol has a completely different feel with the left hand. I do have difficulty reaching the trigger with my left so I do tend to rotate the gun slightly out of the web of my hand, so instead of the gun recoiling back into the web of my hand - it's recoiling back into the first joint on my left thumb.

None of that happens with the HK P7M8.

With the Glock, the sensation when I switch hands is totally different - like I have a different gun in my hands.

The Glock fanatical defenders will be the first people to say how ambidextrous it is, but report a stoppage and they'll be the first ones to absolve the pistol of any issues by calling you a limp wrister. So if limp wristing is a problem, it would seem to me that it would be more of a problem firing left handed, and if a pistol doesn't tolerate limp wristing very well - then it's not so ambi-dextrous, IMO.
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Old September 2, 2011, 08:00 AM   #18
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I agree with the 1911.
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Old September 2, 2011, 08:20 AM   #19
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Walther P99 or P99c
What he said.^

It seems that all new P99s are shipping with the ambi slide release.
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Old September 2, 2011, 09:04 AM   #20
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very good point Count I shoot my wide body Para P14 very good until I have to shoot weak hand.
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Old September 2, 2011, 06:04 PM   #21
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I think one of the best values out there is the Bersa Ultra Compact Pro. They come in 9, 40 and 45. Accurate, reliable, ergonomics make it an easy shoot, lifetime warranty and ALL controls are ambi.
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Old September 3, 2011, 12:42 PM   #22
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ambidextrous!

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Old September 3, 2011, 12:56 PM   #23
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There are so many aftermarket items out pretty much any full sized pistol can be made into an ambi model.
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Old September 3, 2011, 02:39 PM   #25
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walther p99
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