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Old October 11, 2012, 10:38 PM   #26
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I have the steel Baby Eagle, live it! By farmyard favorite gun to shoot. I always walk away smiling. It's a CZ75 clone/variant. If I didn't have that, I would definitely look at buying a CZ without hesitation!
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Old October 11, 2012, 10:49 PM   #27
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If this is for you, other's personal preferences mean nothing. It would be the one you shoot the best, and therefore would enjoy, and shoot more!
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Old October 12, 2012, 12:00 AM   #28
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Any suggested 'best range gun' should have a quality trigger. The Hi Power is a great heirloom, duty, or collector gun, but the trigger is a bit heavy to be a top notch range banger.

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Old October 12, 2012, 12:04 AM   #29
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My S&W 5906 is the perfect range gun IMHO. Tough as nails, accurate, reliable, soft recoil. Also not expensive
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:05 PM   #30
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best 9mm range gun

I have to agree that the stock right out of the box BHP that I purchased had a rather disappointing trigger pull...however , this can be improved upon which I did ! I really like this pistol....the weight , grip size & comfort , and just the general appeal and quality of it has had me thinking of getting a second one ! My groups have improved a lot with the better trigger and trying out some different ammunition to see what it likes...although , it doesn't seem too picky so far ! Is it the best.....for me it is for my practical intentions for it and its just plain fun to shoot !
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:19 PM   #31
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BHP..........

It is my favorite range pistol because it is my most accurate, points the best, is a classic/attractive and, most important, is my most accurate. It is pretty much my favorite outdoor/holster carry also.

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Old October 17, 2012, 09:22 PM   #32
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Whatever I have at the range that day

seriously if I had to pick just one it would be my Buckmark .22. Lots of fun in a inexpensive gun and caliber. In centerfire the CZ 75 9mm hands down. Love those 2 guns.

All are fun in their own way. I guess that is why for guy who thinks of himself as more of a rifle type of guy I ended up with a safe full of pistols LOL
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Old October 18, 2012, 04:13 AM   #33
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These are my choices



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Old October 18, 2012, 04:42 AM   #34
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hasnt let me down yet, 1.5k down the tube already, no malf of any kind.
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Old October 18, 2012, 04:43 AM   #35
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I have several 9mms and can't choose which one I like the best.

I'd say, if I had to, at this point, it's my Beretta 92.

I have a few videos on it, if you are interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRWK_QlEQ_A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYTvDSa9-K8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4uSmfDtCFU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCAjPXSYiE4
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Old October 18, 2012, 09:31 AM   #36
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A Sig P226 is hard to beat. A Walther PPQ if you are on a budget.
The Walther DA/SA P99AS makes an even better range gun than the PPQ due to it's lighter and smoother single-action trigger.

Either the P99 or PPQ, though, make for much better shooters than the Glock, and both edge out the Beretta slightly as well in my experience.
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Old October 18, 2012, 09:36 AM   #37
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I have 3 favorite 9mm range guns, two CZs (75B and a P-01) and my Sig P229
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Old October 18, 2012, 03:50 PM   #38
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When you say "range gun", to me, I think targets, poppers, steel plates. timed scenarios, Steel & Paper Challenges, distance shots, movers, turners, etc. In my case I became competitive when I got a Glock 34 with Warren Tactical sights.
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Old October 18, 2012, 06:11 PM   #39
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The top of the heap for me is the SA XDM Competiton 5" model in 9mm. That one is on my wish list.
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Old October 18, 2012, 07:50 PM   #40
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I was just fixin to say, what about the XDM?
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Old October 19, 2012, 11:01 AM   #41
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I have had the opportunity to fire an SA XDm 5.25" 9mm, with a Springer Precision (Bend, OR) tuned trigger that pulled at 3.5 pounds.

I do not have language sufficient to explain my glee.
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Old October 19, 2012, 12:42 PM   #42
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If we're talking just the range ... 92FS wins hands down in every category IMO. Can't beat it at the range!!!
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Old October 19, 2012, 12:47 PM   #43
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Old October 19, 2012, 01:19 PM   #44
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I'm not a Glock fan ... the 9 that goes with me on every range trip is my XDm-9 with 4.25 inch barrel ... it fits my hand perfectly with the medium backstrap, very accurate and easy to shoot ... If I'd planned ahead, I'd waited for a shorter barrel and would probably be using it for carry ...
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Old October 19, 2012, 03:54 PM   #45
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Regarding the XD 5 inch in 9mm. If that works for some- that's all well and good. In my case, I did have the XD 5 inch in 9mm, but my scores really took off after getting the G-34 with Warren Tactical sights. It might be an individual thing. One person seems to do better or worse with one brand or another. If the person that bought my XD 5 inch in 9mm told me it's for sale, would I buy it back? Yes- in a split second. I'd like to have it just because it is an outstanding pistol. I'd use it for carry, or the car, or the truck, or at camp. I'd just use the G-34 when it comes to matches.
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Old October 20, 2012, 01:00 PM   #46
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Just picked up a RIA 1911 9mm Tactical for some range fun.
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Old October 20, 2012, 09:12 PM   #47
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I shot my new gen4 Glock 34 for the first time today. Only had time for 70 rounds, but it seemed to group well. I forgot the screwdriver for adjusting the rear sight, so I'll have to wait for that. I have a G19, but this was completely different. Will report back.
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Old October 21, 2012, 08:00 PM   #48
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S&W 5906 for me ,too. Just don't build 'em like that any more. SS, overbuilt, will stand up to anything! They're a tank! Utterly reliable. Police trade ins are some of the best values out there.
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Old October 21, 2012, 08:50 PM   #49
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We had a Top shot contest at or pistol club. #1 was shooting 9mm H@K USP,#2 was shorting Springfielsd 1911 and #3!was your's truly shooting Walyher PPQ.
Go figure.
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:56 PM   #50
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92fs. Thousands of rounds through mine without a single failure. Soft shooting as well and could easily shoot a thousand rounds without problem.
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