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    What is your favorite 9mm platform?

    Just thought it would be interesting to hear all the different guns that you 9mm lovers favor most. Top three? GO!

    I'll give mine:

    1. HK VP9. I have been a striker fire fan for some time now, and until now, I've been a Glock man, as some of you probably know. Next to the Glock, I liked the M&P pistols b/c the ergonomics are really great, and it's a smooth shooting pistol as well. But when I got my hands on the VP9 all that changed. The ergonomics are simply better than any pistol I've used to date, and the trigger truly sets it apart from all other striker fire guns I've handled. The only one that comes close is the Walther PPQ, but I prefer the shorter uptake of the VP9 to the PPQ. In some 2000 rounds I have had not the first malfunction of any sort. I am as accurate with this pistol as I am with any DA or SA pistol I've shot. That says a lot to me.

    2. Glock 17 Gen4. Simple. Safe. Reliable. Accurate. It just works. I'm just very familiar with this platform, and I like the trigger reset. Probably the best of any striker fire pistol I'm aware of. For the money, I think this is the best off the shelf combat ready pistol available.

    3. Browning Hi-Power. What can I say. It is probably the most beautiful weapon ever created, IMHO. The only reason I don't own one now is b/c I can't find the perfect Belgium made piece from the 60s, and my LGS didn't have any new models in stock. I truly love this gun. It's historical. It has next to perfect ergonomics. It's accurate and crisp. Clean and perfect.

    Honorable mentions: Sig Sauer P226, Beretta M9, CZ-75B & M&P 9. All are fine pistols worthy of mention as top performers. I would also include the Springfield XD and the Walther P series, but I just don't have enough experience with them to really speak intelligently of them. I know they are also fine offerings.
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    Springfield 1911 EMP. I carry it every day, everywhere.
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    Looks like a nice piece.
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    Glock 17, (my first) Glock 19 (my latest) and I have to pass on the third.
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    1. Glock G26. It's compact, very reliable, holds 10+1 rounds and accepts all the magazines from the full size .9mm Glocks.

    2. Springfield XD-9 Sub Compact Mod.2. Quality construction, great looking, holds 13+1 rounds, and is only slightly larger than the G26.

    3. Sig P290RS. Well made single stack, holds 6+1 very compact. Just bought it, have yet to try it out.

    I chose the Glock as #1 because it's concealable, and magazine capacity for a double stack. Number's 1 and 2 as I am a big fan of the "strikers" for a self defense pistol. I didn't pick any of the intermediate or full size .9mm's as I feel that they are too large for their caliber. If I'm going to carry something that big and I do, I want a .45 or at least a .40. I always prefer the smallest gun possible in the largest caliber.
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    GP P1.

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    Cz sp-01.
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    Beretta 92 G-SD
    Sig P226 Tac Ops
    CZ 75 BD Police model

    Those are my top 3. My honorable mentions go to M&P Pro 5" and Kahr CM9.
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    Since I only have 4 styles in my collection it is easy, 1- Browning High Power, 2- S&W model 39,3- Luger P-08, 4- p-38
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    1. Any Glock 9mm.
    2. Ruger SR9/9c.
    3. Any Kahr 9mm.
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    1. Bigger Glocks (G17, G34, G17L).
    2. Smaller Glocks (19, G26).
    3. Ported Glocks!
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    Hey GCBHM, the current issue of American Rifleman has a feature article on the HK VP9.
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    H&K P2000
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    Sig P228 & Glock 19
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    Walther, Walther, Walther then the rest
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Niner View Post
    1. Bigger Glocks (G17, G34, G17L).
    2. Smaller Glocks (19, G26).
    3. Ported Glocks!
    I need to try a gen 4. My 2 gen 3s are a pain to shoot. Without a decent beavertail, I can't grip them as high as I want to.

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    1. Smith & Wesson M&P. My all-time favorite is the M&P 9c. I love that gun! Alas, the Shield is so much easier to carry that the 9c has lost some of its luster.

    2. H&K P2000. Hits that sweet spot of a mid-size. Also love the P2000 SK for times when a slightly smaller gun is called for.

    3. Beretta 92. Never thought I'd say this, as I always thought of the full-size 92 as a beautiful gun that was kind of "Hollywood" and not for me. The 92 FS Compact has changed all that. I'll be getting one soon (in Inox) and am seriously thinking about one of the new M9A3 models that will be coming out in the next few months. A G model, specifically.

    Honorable mention:

    G19 Gen 4. I don't like Glocks and never have. This latest generation has changed my attitude slightly, and if I ever were to buy one, it would be one of these. I guess my pattern of liking the mid-size is continuing.

    Sig P226. Enough said.

    H&K VP9. If anything out there can compete with the M&P for ergonomics, this is it. I know plastic guns can't be "beautiful" like a Beretta 92 or a Browning Hi-Power, but for me, this gun is starting to challenge old-school thought in that regard.

    Walther PPQ. What all Glocks want to be when they grow up.
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    1-HK VP9
    2-Glock G17
    3-Browning Hi Power
    4-HK P2000
    5-Sig M11-A1
    6-S&W 1911 Pro Series 9mm.
    7-Sig P226
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    1 - Glock 26/19/17
    2 - Taurus PT111
    3 - Ruger P94/95.

    I like the Glocks because they're solid, reliable, accurate, easy to modify and easy to work on.
    I like the Taurus because it's easily concealed and an outstanding value and less than $300.
    I like the Ruger because they're solid, reliable and accurate. Their size and weight keeps them at #3.
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    1. Sig X series + P210

    2. 2011's and 1911's

    3. Beretta Steel I and Combat i.e SAO frame mounted safety variants of the 92fs.

    4. CZ Tactical Sports

    5.HK Target models i,e Expert, Elite and Match
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