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Old 05-04-2009, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Best 9mm semi auto pistol for under $600?

Just want it for home defense and occasional target shootin'. Already have a S&W .38 revolver. Looking for the best overall quality and reliability for the money. Seems like Glock, Taurus, and Springfield brands are prevalent in that price range. Any brands to stay away from?
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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I'm looking to get a glock 19.

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If you don't mind spending a few bucks more, Beretta 92F is a nice reliable pistol.
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Get a Glock and have piece of mind.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:28 AM   #5
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Go check out a C Z Bd 75. I have one and I love it. They are hard to find though. They average less than 10 misfires in 15,000 rounds. It goes off when you need it. I'm not saying that is the best, but I would buy another in a heartbeat. I got mine from Gander Mtn. And I had to ask them, because they didn't have them out where you could see them.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:33 AM   #6
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Don't buy a weapon that has ANY misfires. Glock's are especially good handguns for the price. Sigs and H&k's are as well. Beretta makes a good gun, but just not my preference. For home defense you'll want a handgun with an accessory rail on it for a light. Go to a firearms store and talk with the guys there, they are very helpful. And as far as caliber I would stick with a .45, I think they are best for CQB because, they have the best knockdown power and won't travel as much. What I mean by this is they won't go thru the target then thru a wall and into someone else that may be home.
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The P series Rugers are extremely reliable.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:24 AM   #8
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X2 DO NOT buy a weapon that has any misfires!

I'm another advocate for the .45acp for the reason that BigE82 stated along with the fact that you do not need high pressure +P ammunition to get ample penetration, and full expansion of the round which in turns helps out in the weapon's life.

......but if your heart is set on the 9mm for whatever reason, get the Springfield XDM 9mm. 19+1 capacity is pretty good.

I really like both of my FN Herstal FNP-45's with 15+1 capacity. SA/DA with external hammer. I'm confident that it will work when it is needed too.

I also agree with saving up more coin and purchasing a nice SA/DA pistol with an external hammer like the berreta. For whatever reason the weapon does not fire, i.e. poor primer in casing, you can simply squeeze the trigger again without having to first rack the weapon. It's a very good feature to have.
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Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm. I have two of the M&p 40's, a full frame to keep in the house and a compact for carry. No issues at all and they are a blast to shoot.
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If you narrow it down to between an XDM or a Glock, I own both. In my opinion the XDM is a much better gun.
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...want it for home defense and occasional target shootin
My Choice for these parameters (No Carry)..Move up to 45 acp learn to shoot one.
Nice used Colt 1911 45acp, XD45 Tactical 45acp, Sig 226

Other wise...
XD 45 Compact, Service 45 acp
Colt Commander 45 acp
XD9 Tactiical or XDM 9
Glock 17
Sig 229, 228

For Carry Also
Smaller
Used Colt Commander 45 acp
Glock 19
XDM9, XD9 Service


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Kel Tec PF9, P11
Kahr PM9, P9

Stay away from anything Taurus...

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Default Re: Best 9mm semi auto pistol for under $600?

I have a Ruger SR9. Paid $399, 500 rounds with no mis fires.
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XDm hands down...
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If you narrow it down to between an XDM or a Glock, I own both. In my opinion the XDM is a much better gun.

love my XD/9's We have 2.
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