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I want to add a 9mm to my inventory but I don't know what to look at. My budget will be $700 or less. My main priorty is reliability. I want to know what you all would recommend. Thanks in advance!

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A BHP or a CZ 75 or Cz SP-01 All great pistols I have the BHP and the SP-01
 

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First I would ask what it's for. Will it be carried at all?

If it was a bug I would probably look at the keltec's.

I see you have an xd and I like xd's better than glocks, an xd9 is a fine gun and if for carry the sub compact is great. I own neither right now but have owned both, xd40sc and xd45 service and the xd just feels perfect in my hand while the glock does not.

I like sigs a lot, THEY are a great choice.

I think though if I got a 9mm I would look long and hard at the H&K p30, VERY nice. I don't know how much they are out of your budget but I'm sure they probably are. Very sweet pistols though.

http://www.hk-usa.com/p30_general.html

Here's one, it's a little over your budget but not as much as I thought:

https://www.policeguns.com/catalog/...=5963&osCsid=de0bb83273a0d580c5155ae5e6a82379

The p2000's are close to your budget, but I think I woluld try to go with the p30:

https://www.policeguns.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=31_254&osCsid=de0bb83273a0d580c5155ae5e6a82379
 

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I have the Kel-Tec PF-9, and I will say that it is manageable, and at about 20 feet you can keep it on target, but it is NOT a range gun. Two or three mags and you are done with the thing. But it works well as a BUG, or a light clothes CCW option. I carry it when I can't carry my 1911.
Range or carry when you can carry a bigger one, I would look at the Sig. Those Sigs are some sweet shooting guns.
 

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P 30 does feel nice i like the interchangeable backstrap .. and side panels also i think it was
 

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My main carry piece is my XD. This will just be the 9mm in my small collection. Again, reliability is my main priority. I appreciate everyones replies!
 

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It may be over the budget, but I bought a Springfield loaded in 9mm and it's a great shooter. It is a 5 inch model, so it might not work if you're looking for a carry gun. The EMP is nice as well, but the cost is probably higher. You won't find to many buys on used one as they appear to be in demand.
 

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Folks who find Glock not fitting their hand well like Browning HP and CZ75 pistols, so I agree with Bob. Of all the 9mms I shot I liked the Browning HP the best, but that one had a trigger job done. Triggers on a couple of stock HPs that I handled leave a lot to be desired. HP is also a bit pricey. XD9 would be another logical choice for you, I assume your carry gun is an XD45 (?)

One WAY underrated gun out there is the old Ruger P95. Attractive in an ugly sort of way, cheap, stone cold reliable, has great ergonomics and just a great shooter. The trigger on it gets smoother with age. This gun has the lowest muzzle rize of any 9mm I've shot. There's a rental P95 at a local range. The guys behind the counter say this is one of only a couple of guns that haven't broken down on them and they've had it for years.

But my overall best choice for a 9mm is CZ75
 

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My first choice would be a Sig P226. Very accurate and comes with a good trigger out of the box. You can get a CPO (Certified Pre Owned) for around $500 and I have heard nothing but good things about them.
For instance: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=92956750

I recently purchased a CZ-75B tu-tone in 40 used in excellent condition for $385 but have only shot about 50 rounds through it. It's a nice gun but I don't have enough experience with it yet to recommend it.
 

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This is my CZ75 Sp-01 I want the Bayonet for mine .. then get a light for it not only can i shoot you and stab you but i can use the light the whole time..

Did i add 19 rounds in the mag
 

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Thanks for all the input. I have narrowed it down to the SIG, CZ or SA EMP. I really like the EMP but I will have to wait until probably June as it is a little more than I wanted to spend. Who knows ....... if I find a deal on a SIG or CZ between now and then I may jump on it. This will not be a primary carry piece for me. I carry my XD40 and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Again, thanks for the help.

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Out of your three choices (Sig, CZ, EMP) I don’t think you can go wrong. I own the CZ 75B SA which is the single action version of the CZ 75B. For $800.00 I got the pistol with a trigger job and a .22 cal conversion kit. I went with the CZ for a couple of reasons. First I didn’t like the feel of the grip on the Sig, it pointed well for me, but it just “felt” wrong. I also had a hard time finding one with a manual safety. I have a personal preference for pistols with a manual safety, even if they are double action (the standard CZ 75B is DA/SA but still has a manual safety, although it is also available with a decocker). The EMP was just too expensive for me. I have a Hi-Power as my carry and just could not justify the cost of the EMP. That left me with the CZ. I chose the CZ 75B SA for two reasons, first the SA model has a slightly longer beaver tail and I felt that would give less chance of “hammer bite” and it was single action (another one of my preferences is single action pistols). As it turns out I kinda wish I had gotten the standard 75B because the SA version has an ambi thumb safety, this prevents me from putting a set of CT Laser grips on it should I want to. When I first got it I had a LOT of problems with FTF, the round would lodge just short of going fully into the chamber. I sent it back to CZ-USA and now with 700 total rounds thru it I have had no issues in the last 400. The .22 conversion kit worked 100% out of the box.

So again, I don’t think you could go wrong with any of them, they all have a good reputation. But, for the $, it is hard to beat the CZ.
 

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There have been a number of great pistols mentioned, Browning HP, CZ, Glock any of the SIGSauer's etc.
If you don't mind big, Beretta's 92 series is a decent 9mm.
The 92/M9 is one of those pistols I just can't seem to hang onto and I've had a number of them. The one thing I can say about the 92s, I have NEVER had one jam (but, I have always used good magazines in them too). I just picked-up another one a couple weeks ago cause the kid who had it needed money and let it go cheap. :wink:



 

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If you don't mind big, Beretta's 92 series is a decent 9mm. ... The one thing I can say about the 92s, I have NEVER had one jam (but, I have always used good magazines in them too).
Another great suggestion. Depending on where you buy you can get a good deal or not. Around here some stores charge the MSRP outright ($600), others sell them for around $475.

Folks who claim that berettas are unreliable have been known to abuse the mags. If you don't whack beretta mags against concrete floors doing quick reloads you should be fine. :biggrin:

BTW, Beretta also makes a 22 conversion kit for the 92 receiver, in case you want to get one for cheap practice. I know SIG and CZ make .22 equivalents of their service pistols, but I think these are separate pistols rather than simple conversions
 

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Thanks! I have seriously thought about the Beretta. A doctor I work with has one he has owned for couple years but only fired once and he mentioned he may be interested in selling it. I told him I wanted to check it out so I am waiting for him to bring it in.
 
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