Looking for a light weight full size 9mm pistol?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Will Plugum, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Will Plugum

    Will Plugum New Member

    Mar 3, 2010
    Mesa, Az
    I'm shopping for a full size (not a compact) light weight 9mm pistol. I almost bought a Ruger P89 until I hefted it, way to heavy. I don't really like the blocky square look of most current designs but prefer the look of the 1911, Browning, CZ75 or simular. Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. wingspar

    wingspar Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    Glock 17, but that may be blocky for you. I don't notice it at all myself. Only looks blocky next to something like the Ruger SR9. Take a look at the Ruger SR9. Light, not as blocky as the Glock.

  3. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    Springfield XDM?
  4. PPK 32

    PPK 32 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    Frickin, Illinois
    Like my Beretta 92, but loaded with 15 rounds in a double stack clip may be too heavy too.
  5. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

    Jan 22, 2009
  6. kda

    kda New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    If you liked the Ruger P89 except for weight, then you'd probably like the Ruger P95 (black, polymer lower) which is otherwise quite similar. I have both, like both. The tab for the P95 "New In Box" is around $300 or $315 here in Tucson ... just to give you an idea. They are nice weapons. I like my Glocks better, but have nothing bad to say about the P89 or P95. Good shooters. Lots of fans. In a great price range.
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    A springfield XDM. trust me you wont be disappointed. i have worked with the XDs since they hit the market and the XDM 9mm is the most accurate of them all, slightly moreso than the .40 XDM...
  8. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    Lots of nice Glock models out there.
  9. Cleatis123

    Cleatis123 New Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Ruger SR9. Slim, light, 17 rounds, nice gun.

    Also CZ 75 SP01 Phantom, if you're into CZ's. Like a steel 75 SP01, but with a plastic frame (sorry, POLYMER).

    Springfield XD, kind of blocky, but not all that bulky.

    S&W M&P's are nice.

    Me, I go with a Glock. They're ugly, have a funky grip angle (though I can shoot them ok enough), and crappy plastic sights (cheap enough to fix, but really for what we spend on these things, they should come with steel sights), but the low cost, reliability, accuracy and availability of parts and accessories more than makes up for the "shortcomings".
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010
  10. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    smith & Wesson 39 with aluminum frame is nice, 59's are double stack mags.
  11. Cleatis123

    Cleatis123 New Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Ruger SR9 is a nice gun, I've shot them. Very Glockish trigger with better grip angle and ergonomics, and a thumb safety, for those who want that option.
  12. scudrunner

    scudrunner New Member

    Jan 27, 2006

    The SR9's are very nice, I picked one up a few weeks ago and its very nice indeed! Ruger has hit yet another home run IMHO.......:cool:
  13. Cleatis123

    Cleatis123 New Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    The trigger's pretty heavy, but Ghost Rocket makes a connector that is supposed to address that. Other than that, yeah, they are nice. Ruger finally got one right and did away with the DA/SA trigger.
  14. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Springfield TRP I'm pretty sure is available in 9x19 as well as .45ACP. 1911s aren't really all that lightweight though, in my experience. Springfield XD's are very nice guns. Maybe a Sig Sauer P226? Someone suggested the CZ 75 platform too.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
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