Help me choose 9mm

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  1. guns

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  2. Popeye

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    SIG-Sauer P.225 (Its a discontinued model, ya know?)
    S&W M&P (NOT compact)

    I would not consider the other two.

    I would consider an offering, of some sort, from CZ.
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    1)P225 -I have one and love it
    2)Glock 19...I have shot these and they are very solid as welll as the most popular 9mm in the US possibly.
    3)M&P Compact-I have heard very much good news about these.
    4)I have heard good news, but not much feed backk at all really...kind of came and went.
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    Many people will come along and give this same advice. If you have an indoor range that will rent firearms, go in and try to rent each of these and fire them. It's not enough to just handle the gun in the shop, you need to fire it to see how it feels to you.

    For me, as an example, I will never like shooting a Glock. The finger grooves that are molded into the frame don't go between my fingers like they should... the points of the grooves hit right in the middle of my fingers, so when I'm shooting those nubs wear my fingers out.

    I've not shot the P225, but I have shot many other Sig pistols and I would have to put anything from Sig at the top of the list out of your choices.

    Next, the M&P, though like Popeye said I would prefer the full size to the compact.

    The SW99 was an okay pistol for what it was, but I think I liked the original Walther P99 better. I would be torn between this and the Glock. The Glock would probably be more customizable, which I would like, but I would try to find one of the early models before they started molding the finger grooves into everything they make.

    Just my two-cents worth.
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    SIG P225/P6
    Glock 19
    S&W M&P Compact
    S&W SW99 (Same as Walther P99, but the frame is made by S&W)

    EDIT: Unless you are on a serious budget, their is the SIG P239.
    http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=9&productid=71
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    Any Sig is better than anything else IMO!
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    thanks alot for the feedback guys!
    ive shot the Glock 19, held both S&W, but have not seen the sig p225 in person, i know the P225 is discontinued, but i can buy a used one for $359

    http://www.topgunsupply.com/used-sig-sauer/

    the thing is, i dont know if i can bring myself to buy a gun without holding it and seeing it in person no matter how popular it may be.
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    SIG P225
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    Just a suggestion out of your 4 choices. CZ P01 or 2075 RAMI (sub compact)
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    The Sig 225 or 226 is a fine choice. I don't have any experience with the S&W MP or Ruger SR9. The Glock 19 is a reliable pistol but I don't like the grip angle. Here is another suggestion. You might try and locate a good use S&W 5906 or 659. These are the third and second generation semi-autos. Excellent gun. I would rank it up with the Sig. Another option would be a Browning Hi Power. But you will pay more. I do agree you should try as many guns as possible to find the one that works best for you.

    Good luck,
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  12. hogger129

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    I thought the P226 was Sig's full size 9mm?

    Anyway, if money is not a factor here, the Sig comes highly recommended. I would personally go with the Glock 19. Less money, I think Glock makes fine products, lightweight, good carry capacity, accurate. Only thing I don't like about Glocks is their slide stop. Other than that, they are a great gun. I'd own one right now, but I'm trying to put some money away right now to buy some land.

    I haven't really shot the Sig pistols except for two times that I rented a P220 at the range. I liked it, I have nothing against it. I just find the Glock more comfortable, and I shoot more accurately with it.

    I would take these guys' advice though and go down to the gun range and rent each of these and see how you like them. I hold accuracy above most all else. A pistol is useless unless you can hit what you're aiming for.
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    SIG-Sauer P.226 ~ Full sized, staggered stack magazine
    SIG-Sauer P.229 ~ Compact, staggered stack magazine
    SIS-Sauer P.225 ~ Compact, single stack magazine
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    #1 on that
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    just found a used P225 on local forum, its $400firm. should i get it? am i getting a good deal? i just dont know how to tell what kind of condition it is in. any pointers?
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    That's toward the high end of what I've seen those. Usually they are closer to $350.

    Does it come with two magazines? If so, $400 (out the door) is probably fair. If it only has one, I think he is maybe asking too much. But it's not outrageous either way.
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    If you are looking for a compact, consider a Taurus Millennium Pro PT111. I have one and I am very satisfied with it. I have owned a Ruger and have fired for qualification in the Navy, using a .45 The PT111 can be had for less than $350.

    Bill
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    Right, for all practical purposes.
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    Dunno, never been much for a nine in anything except for M9's and the clones and slight variants. Me personally, I'd rather just stick to my .45 acp's. Better stopping power. But that's just me. If you get a chance, drive around to any and every gun shop you can get to and handle everything that you can get your hands on and see what you like best. If I had to pick a nine that I've handled I would say probably a PT-92 or PT-99. Basically an M9 clone with better ergonomics, but thats just my opinion.
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