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Smokey Sky
September 19, 2011, 11:12 PM
I'm trying to put together 3 guns that all use 9mm. Prefer 2 handguns and 1 rifle all 9mm to KEEP IT SIMPLE. Also the 9mm to save $ on ammo and carry a larger inventory of ammo. Of course all guns semi auto and med to high magazine capacity. Ideas anyone, Thanks.

September 19, 2011, 11:17 PM
Can't help you with the rifle but for 2 handguns consider:

SW 5906 (about $350) full siz 15 round mag and is the best shooting 9mm I have ever handled. Amazing accuracy, built like a tank (and looks good to boot!)

Kel Tec p11 (about $300) sub compact with 11 round mag. Not really a compariable siz gun with such high capacity.

This will give you a well made full size and sub compact and here s the best part.....the p11 can take the 5906 mags!!!:eek:

At at those prices you can go all out on the rifle

September 19, 2011, 11:20 PM
I have been kicking around the idea of a 9mm carbine but I haven't really decided on one - I am leaning toward getting a used Ruger Police 9. I keep hearing rumors that Glock is coming out with a carbine...

But one way to go would be a Rohrbaugh R9 or Kahr CM9/PM9 for carry, an XD Tactical Model 5" for OC or nightstand gun and then carbine of choice.

Another way that you could do it is Glock 26 for CCW, Glock 17 for OC or nightstand gun and carbine of choice - I think the Lone Wolf 9mm carbine takes Glock magazines.

safe cracker
September 19, 2011, 11:31 PM
heres one in 9mm...:)

September 19, 2011, 11:40 PM
Glock 26

Glock 34

Kel-Tec Sub 2000 (uses Glock magazines)


September 19, 2011, 11:42 PM
keltec p11 glock 26 smith 5906/6906

September 19, 2011, 11:46 PM
Just Right Carbine takes Glock mags too...

September 20, 2011, 12:02 AM
For 9mm rifle, the Beretta CX4 should be a contender.

Order the one that takes 92 series mags and 30 and 33 round mags are available for it..

not cheap, but worth it if you want high cap 9mm..

September 20, 2011, 01:37 AM
To keep everything consistent with ammo:
Glock 17 - full sized handgun
PF-9 - thinnest, lightest 9mm for CCW
Sub-2000 G-17 - glock mag compatibility
3 guns, 1 round, 2 with interchangeable mags.
All for just over $1k? Priceless...well....it'll cost you $1k.

September 20, 2011, 01:56 AM
TennJed-- SW 5906 (about $350) full siz 15 round mag and is the best shooting 9mm I have ever handled. Amazing accuracy, built like a tank (and looks good to boot!)

I cannot agree with this more I own a S&W 5906 and I cant remember the firearm giving me a problem. It feed anything I give it, is ultra relaible, accurate, and really is a beast. The pistol is not that expensive and you could get a good used one. Mine is probably 15 years olde and looks brand new, no joke, minus a few scrapes. I love mine and you will not be dissapointed. They NYPD and many other police departments swear by them as do I. I trust my life to a S&W 3913NL at least 7 months out of a year. I carry a lot of mags for my single stacks with a flavor of reliable bullets :D.

September 20, 2011, 07:00 AM
1. EAA Witness Elite - for target shooting
2. Kahr CW9 or K9 - for CCW
3. AR 9mm Carbine, or an UZI - for ???

September 20, 2011, 11:51 AM
Buy a quality long gun and quality hand gun... RRA LAR9, SIG Sauer P226. No need for a third gun, spend the money on good ammo. Spend your time learning to shoot them rather than internet research on 'what is best'.

Best of luck, let us know how you proceed :D

September 20, 2011, 11:58 AM
It isn't cheap, but the Beretta CX4 seems very nice. Haven't had the opportunity to shoot one yet, just handle and drool over one at my LGS. It comes in several versions. One takes 92 series magazines; one takes PX4 magazines; and one takes 8045 magazines.

The 92 variant has the highest potential capacity, as noted by MidwestRookie. But the PX4 magazine variant does have 20rd magazines available, so I'd base the decision (between Berettas, anyway) on which pistols you like better, the M9/92 series or the PX4.

I like both the PX4 and the M9 better than I like Glocks, due to personal ergonomics (Glocks are good guns, but don't feel right in my hands). Otherwise, the carbines that take Glock magazines make sense to me.

Edit: Chadio, the OP didn't clarify, but my guess is he wants two pistols for one of two reasons, either of which are valid:

1) It never hurts to have a spare, in case one gets damaged, etc; and/or

2) One larger and one smaller, the smaller capable of serving as a magazine compatible BUG, spare, or standalone CCW.

September 20, 2011, 02:59 PM
For concealed carry: Kahr CM9.

For home defense (any of the below):

Glock 17/19
S&W M&P9

For the carbine:


September 20, 2011, 05:55 PM
Sig 226 -- in 9mm....

A good 1911 ( 5" gun ) in 9mm - Springfield, Wilson Combat, etc ...

and for a rifle - probably a Bushmaster ....

September 20, 2011, 06:50 PM
Glock 17 - full sized handgun
PF-9 - thinnest, lightest 9mm for CCW
Sub-2000 G-17 - glock mag compatibility

I'm with Savage, but I might recommend the Glock 19 in stead of the G17.

September 20, 2011, 07:15 PM
As many have already indicated - if you are going specifically with three guns in mind it makes best sense to have all three guns use the same mags. With that criteria, consider the following:

1) Beretta CX4 Storm; Full Size (or Compact) PX4 Storm; Sub-Compact PX4 Storm

2) Marlin Model 9; Daewoo DP51 (or S&W 5900 variant); Compact variation of the same

September 20, 2011, 07:24 PM
CCW: Glock 26

Full Size: Glock 17

Carbine/SMG: Magpul FMG-9 :D

They all use Glock Mags. K.I.S.S.

September 20, 2011, 07:28 PM
For concealed carry: Kel-Tec P-11, XD-9SC, Glock 26, Glock 19, Kahr PM9, Kahr CM9, XDM9 3.8, M&P9C, SR9C, LC9, PF-9, SCCY CPX-1, S&W 3913.

For open carry/Home Defense: Glock 17, S&W 5906, Sig P226, M&P9, SR9, Hi-Point C9, Px4 Storm, XDM9 4.5, STI Troj

9mm Rifle (Carbine): Beretta Cx4, Hi-Point 995, Kel-Tec Sub2000, Tec-9,
Uzi n 9mm (:D - THIS gives me ideas!)

There are others of course, I just wouldn't buy them.

Onward Allusion
September 20, 2011, 08:51 PM
Can go the S&W way or the Glock way...

- 3rd Gen S&W 59xx, Kel-Tec P-11, Marlin Camp 9 OR Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in S&W

- Glock 17, Glock 26, Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in Glock

Same hi-cap mags across the board if you so choose....

September 20, 2011, 09:01 PM
Hard to beat a Glock 17/19 for a full size.
A Kel-Tec P-F9 for carry
Kel-Tec SU 2000--uses your Glock mags.

September 20, 2011, 09:30 PM
+1 to MLeake.

My combo would be a CX4 Storm with PX4 magazines, just because the PX4 is my home defense/carry gun. I also have a 92FS and actually shoot it better than the PX4, but that one is issued and most of the time stays in my locker at the station, I seldom get her home unless I'm planning a trip to the range the day after.

I admit I'm a bit biased towards Beretta products, but it's just that they keep me quite happy! :D

September 20, 2011, 10:37 PM
I like the idea of the G26, G19 and a Kel Tec carbine that can use the Glock mags.

The other "best option" in my opinion is a Beretta PX4 compact, PX4 Sub-compact, and a CX carbine.

I would probably go the all Beretta route. If I'm going to have all three firing the same caliber, might as well go same manufacturer.

September 20, 2011, 10:58 PM
I have a PX4 Compact, and recommend it. I have a PX4 Subcompact, and it is reliable. However, it isn't much more concealable than the compact, and shoots to a lower POI. I would actually recommend the compact and full-size as the handgun pair.

September 20, 2011, 10:59 PM
Ruger made a carbine that took P-series mags.

MC 1911
September 21, 2011, 08:01 PM
If you want to stay with the Glocks,check out the Roni1 Glock conversion. Its considered a SBR,& requires paperwork but its kind of neat!

My 1st choice would be a CZ P-01.

September 21, 2011, 09:17 PM
@Kel-Tec Sub 2000 suggestions

The Kel-Tec is light-weight, and compact with the folding option - That's about the extent of the pros as the trigger is horrible, reliability spotty, and the build quality is reflective of the price - it's unfortunate - as I like the concept but there you have it - I'd much rather have a PX4 or a Model 9...even the Hi-Point is a better carbine.

September 22, 2011, 10:31 AM
Good starter for the 9mm Pistol would be the Sig SP2022 (w/o night sights $379, with them, something around $460 currently, though Nelson Tactical has them listed for sub $400 they are not in stock).

Carbine I think the RRA LAR9 would be the way to go, no experience with that gun, but RRA makes a good solid middle of the road priced gun with some great features (at least in AR).

For the big gun, I would go used with something in Sig or HK (bias to Sig as I like them and made in the USA)

Motor City Gunner
September 22, 2011, 11:21 AM
My personal choices would be :

Handguns: Glock 17
Beretta 92 FS
Carbine: Beretta CX4

I haven't fired any of the 3rd gen Smith & Wesson autos but I've heard lots of good things about them.:D

IMO you should stay away from brands like KelTec and Hi Point.:rolleyes:

September 23, 2011, 01:10 PM
well the springfield XDM and ruger SR series pistols are both well beyond reproach and a highpoint crabine would be affordable and do the job. a Beretta CX4 is a very nice carbine but it seems like it would be very difficult to disassemble and clean. I personally built an AR15 in 9mm and it is a beautiful performer and is the most accurate 9mm carbine I've shot but with a $900 price tag it's kindof spendy.

September 23, 2011, 01:30 PM
If you want you can do what I did.

S&W 5906-Great full Size gun, used $350

S&W 469 - Compact, used $300

Marlin Camp 9-Used about $450

All of these use the same magazines, so not only do you share ammo across all platforms, but magazine interchangability as well. Makes for a great combination.

September 23, 2011, 03:10 PM
a walther p99 AS full size and compact(grip adapter and you can use full size mags),..or,walther PPQ and PPS(extremely thin).

skip the pistol caliber carbine,they're worthless except for fun or mounting better optics,..get yourself a real rifle,an AK of your flavor.

...but if you insist,you can get the triarii system from hera arms for the walther p99.

...or you can go a different route,get one all steel like a CZ(or some else you like) of your flavor and one polymer.

September 23, 2011, 03:29 PM
Best 9mm - CZ 75D Compact or P01 - NATO approved, check this forum for tests it had to go thru to meet the approval. Impressive to say the least. Fits your hand like it was made for it. 1911 9mm - check the new Rock Island High Capacity - my Rock Island 1911 9mm Tactical has been flawless and for the money there is not any other 1911 9mm that can beat it. Yes you can spend more but i'm just not sure it would be worth it. I would tell you to look into the Rock Island 1911 9mm Tactical but you stated you want more ammo capacity. Also, I have to second the Ruger P series. I once owned a P89 and it would shoot anything you would put in it and the recoil was sweet. My dad owned a S&W 5906, I got to shoot it a couple of times before he parted with it. Some feel this is one of the best 9mm's of all time. And since they are somewhat an older pistol they can be bought cheap. CDNN investments sell them for $300 but I'm not sure of the condition. Even in very good condition they are under $400. Can't offer anything on rifles. Good Luck.

September 24, 2011, 12:49 AM
If you want you can do what I did.

Nice setup BlackJackID

I have a very similar setup (including S&W 469 & Marlin Model 9) only I traded out the 59XX for the lighter Daewoo DP51 - I also prefer the trigger and take-down of the gun over the Smith.

September 24, 2011, 06:39 AM
My suite of 9mms is

Sig P229
Kahr CW9
Ruger PC9

I'm ready for the zombie invasion, or most anything else.

September 24, 2011, 06:56 AM
These two

and this one.http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/Pistols/Current%20Pistols/Currentpistols018.jpg

September 24, 2011, 11:42 AM

I agree on the Daewoo, great gun. Theres quite a few that I like better than the Smith, but it was cheap (comparatively)and it suited my purpose.

But I have to admit, when I bought 30 rounders for the camp 9, I couldnt resist sticking them in the 469...get a lot of head shakes at the range LOL

September 24, 2011, 03:54 PM
How about a Marlin Model 9 for a carbine. A Browning High Power for every day carry and a Diamondback DB9 for deep concealment.

September 24, 2011, 03:57 PM
PSP wins the thread!