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Offline DWARREN

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What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« on: October 27, 2017, 06:28:38 AM »
As the subject line says what is the best 9mm pistol in full size and compact?
Why?
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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 07:03:22 AM »
Left that kinda wide op-en, didn't ya? :)  Every answer will be subjective, of course, and ever evolving. For instance, right now my favorite full size 9mm pistol is the SP-01 Phantom, love it, great pistol. Compact 9mm dodges between two different pistols, at this moment, the classic CZ PCR, (still think it was/is one of the best CCW pistols produced), and the new CZ P-10C. Of course, I am a little biased.  8)

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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 07:22:39 AM »
All anybody will have an opinion on - will be based upon what they already bought, or shot. 
Then everybody looks for something different or likes something different.
I won't be able to come up with a definitive answer until I buy and shoot every 9mm pistol ever made....
So it's gonna be a while.  I could use some help in funding my research though. LOL


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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 08:25:17 AM »
I have

four striker fired full sized pistols - none of them make it to a the best category.  A combination of poor groups and reliability issues.

two striker fired compact pistols - one is okay, the other one doesn't make the grade

seven full sized hammer fired pistols - the P09 9MM is, without a doubt, the most accurate center fire semi-auto I've ever shot.

five compact hammer fired pistols - it's a toss up between the P07 .40 S&W and my wife's CZ 75 Compact.  I've not shot her compact much but she makes very small groups with it.

All the full sized and compact hammer fired guns are extremely reliable. 

All the full sized hammer fired guns feel great in my hand, too.  Same for the hammer fired Compacts.

Some of the striker fired guns fit my hand, too.  One doesn't.

Fit, feel, accuracy, reliability - CZ P09 and CZ P07 for me.  I really like my Compact CZ 85 clone - but it is not as accurate as the P07.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 10:28:07 AM »
I dont have many compacts.
The full size that goes to the range with me every time is my P-09.
I guess I should get a P-07
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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 10:31:30 AM »
Sig 226 & Glock 19
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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 10:52:16 AM »
Sig 226 & Glock 19


Hard to argue with those two.  I will say the CZ-75 has a place at the table, without doubt.  Consideration for the Browning Hi Power and HK USP series should be made.  Personally, as far as striker fired pistols are concerned, I have been running a Beretta APX for the last year and it has been absolutely flawless and dead accurate.  I bought a second one just to have.  Superbly ergonomic.  But, it hasn’t the length of service to be labeled anything but having great potential, IMO. 


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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 10:53:04 AM »
No such thing as the "BEST". They all have their quirks and they will all fail at some point. The best one is the one that fits YOU and YOU operate the best. Otherwise it's just competing opinions.

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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 11:05:48 AM »
I like my 75SP-01Tac way better than my 226's.

But like was said..... Everybody has an opinion about why THEY like something better.

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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 01:06:34 PM »
Full Size:  Cz75 SP01
Compact: Cz75 P01

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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 01:54:30 PM »
I'll play!

*   Full size - CZ 75 Sport II, 6" (if unavailable, then the CZ Custom Shop CTS)
*   Compact - CZ Compact SDP (from CZ Custom of course)


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What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2017, 04:17:36 PM »
Full size:  Beretta 92A1
Why: Heavy but almost no recoil, reliable, DA/SA, long sight radius, good stock trigger, upgraded to combat sights

Compact: Shield for now, maybe the CZ 75D Compact once I actually get it to the range.
Why Shield: Thin but good capacity (I’ve added +1 Magguts to my carry mags for 18), polished trigger has helped groups, Talon grips, light.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2017, 04:24:45 PM by ZanderMan »
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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2017, 04:32:30 PM »
Favorite full size 75B and P-09

Favorite compact P-07 followed by the heavy Sig P239 and P-10C

Favorite trainer and share gun P-226 SSE and standard P-226

"Best" is what I'm shooting well on any given day.   That varies.  :) :)

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CZ-75B 9mm and Kadet, 97B"E", two P-09's, P-07, P-10C

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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2017, 04:42:26 PM »
 My opinion:  the full size CZ  75 Shadow "versions" tuned to your shooting, ammo and trigger pull preferences.  No firing pin interrupt for easiest trigger tuning and the larger diameter bbl to stabilize recoil. 
These versions can shoot accurately easier than others.  It also can swing and shoot very fast and accurate follow-on shots easier than most.   More aftermarket parts options.

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Re: What is the best 9mm pistol full size and compact?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2017, 06:31:23 PM »
I think people are conflating the question of 'the best' with 'my favorite'. Two different things, although the results might be similar.
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