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I haven't shot lots and lots of 9 mm pistols; less that 10 different ones, probably. But it is hard for me to imagine that there is a carry pistol made that I would enjoy shooting better than my SR9C.
 

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I haven't shot lots and lots of 9 mm pistols; less that 10 different ones, probably. But it is hard for me to imagine that there is a carry pistol made that I would enjoy shooting better than my SR9C.
^^^What Phred said^^^

After renting the S&W M&P9C, Glock 26, XDM 9 Compact and SR9C, I liked the trigger and overall feel of the SR9C better than the others. My wife also said she clearly liked the SR9C the best. It will be our next handgun purchase.
 

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I loved my Dad's old Smith and Wesson single stack model 39-2.
 

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I've owned a bunch of 9mm over the years including most of the major manufacturers. Beretta, Glock, Walther, etc. Hands down the best 9mm pistol I've ever owned or fired is a gun I still own: mid 80's vintage W. German Sig P220 9mm. Absolutely perfect.
 

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Direct answer - SR9c.
Indirect answer - the more I shoot my Sig P320, the more I like it.
 

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Best 9mm

The one I have and the only one I have ever shot.
In excess of 30,000 rounds with the original spring/barrel.
Only a 2 inch group though, offhand at 15 yards standing, two hands.
But at 70 with Agent Orange disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, it is fine.
I think I can deter any intruders with 15+1!
The pistol?
It is 30 years old.....:)

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H&K USP Expert & Sig Sauer P210

For me personally, accuracy is a huge thing, hence the choice.
 

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Your opinion , all around best 9mm
My pistol firearms enthusiasm centers around 9mm pistols. I've owned far too many of them over the years. I tried out everything from the lowly Hi-Point to Sig P226's, H&K's, and in between. For me there are two categories of 9mm: practical (for carry & home defense) and range only pistols.

Best overall practical 9mm handgun: Glock 19. It's far from perfection. It doesn't do any single thing outstandingly well. What it is is a collection of well made parts, combined in a minimal efficient design, that creates an astoundingly above average, reliable, easy to maintain pistol. Affix my choice of sights, and I'm able to achieve real world, accurate, shot placement under simulated stress.

Best overall range fun 9mm handgun: Springfield Range Officer 1911 9mm. Big, heavy, 1911 single action trigger, target sights. Shoots soft as a creampuff and gives me all I need to achieve tight little groups via slow fire. I use this gun just for the sheer joy of shooting.

IMO, the best overall handgun is subjective to the individual. We're all uniquely proportioned and have unique perceptions. What works for me may not work for you.
 

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Ruger P95. Amazingly accurate, no recoil. Its the first gun I ever owned that would put the bullet right where it is supposed to go, over and over again, all day long. It never malfunctions, and will digest any ammo, including that down and dirty steel crap.

Honorable mention goes to my two 9mm revolvers, a Taurus 905, and a Charter Arms 9mm Pitbull. I took a chance on the 905, as I had never owned a Taurus before. There weren't any other 9mm revolvers available at that time, and I really wanted a rimless revolver. Its been an excellent little shooter.

My Charter Arms 9mm Pitbull has been a little quirky, but once I figured out what it likes, its a joy. Extraction of fired casings was its issue. It only likes brass ammo, and if I feed it as such, its perfectly reliable.
 

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Like the DA I can be, sadly I traded off what I now consider the best 9 mm I've ever shot, and it was a Sig 228. I lost faith in the 9 mm back in the late 90's after shooting a bunny rabbit at about 40 yards, only to have to finish it off with a 45 ACP. It was just a cottontail rabbit and the bullet was still in it when I skinned it for the grill. So, I swore off of all nines and traded them away. Now I'm back with a few 9's, but no 228 , yet.

Currently, my best shooter is my CZ 75, but I am really fond of my S&W 3913.
 

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I have limited experience with 9mm pistols (and only one Ruger - the LC9), but the best 9mm I've used has been the Springfield XDm. The Beretta 92 / M9 is a close 2nd.


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My Shield is better than I am.
 

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my fave 9mm?
this one i did last year

i have others i like alot
and have shot others i like alot
but none have the giggity of the "Laser"
 

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I am also a big fan of the Browning Hi Power but .... my CZ75b stainless is even better .... more accurate, never malfunctions.

 

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I'm not an auto guy, but when it comes to the slide guns I only go with Ruger P-series autos and the CZ-75 series.

I would say the CZ-85b 9mm I've had for 10 years would be my "best" and favorite. It eats anything, and is very accurate. It's become my go-to 9mm auto for anything I would need a 9mm pistol for. Range blasting, a car gun for long trips, bedroom "back up" gun, etc. I've probably put 20,000+ through that gun over the years, still tight as new.

I like it so much, the ONLY auto loading pistol I would even look at anymore would be a stainless CZ-75 9mm, I've wanted one for years but keep buying wheel guns.......matte or polished, wouldn't matter to me, I want a stainless CZ75:)

Other than that I could care less about adding any more autos unless a stainless P89 or P94 fell in my lap for a good price.
 
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