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    Most underappreciated/undervalued 9mm??

    As part of the fun of this hobby is looking for and finding stuff, I'm wondering what folks think are some of the most underappreciated/undervalued/under-rated 9s around. Not necessarily "new" guns, but the old school stuff.

    I'd put P38/P1, Beretta 1951, Astra A100, and Star Super B in that category.

    What else should be on the list (and I've got or had all of the above -- I've still got the Beretta, sold the Star as partial payment for Colt 9 19ll, the Astra for a Sig 229 and will hold on to the P1 and am looking for an affordable to me P4)?

    #2
    How about the Firestar 9mm?
    Pat ------> NRA Lifetime Endowment Member #FAAFO

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      #3
      My vote goes to the 2nd generation of the Sig P250. For adaptability and modularity, one fire control group that is serialized that can be swapped into different frame sizes and slide/barrel kits.

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        #4
        Old School Sig P-225, S&W 3rd Gen Semi Auto pistols, Early Steyr M9, are good to go. While not ai Ruger semi auto fan, I know alot of the P-series were reliable but somewhat clunky. IMI Jericho were reliable.

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          #5
          Gen 2 Glock 19, the finest handgun the civilized world has ever seen.

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            #6
            Originally posted by SlowTime View Post
            Gen 2 Glock 19, the finest handgun the civilized world has ever seen.
            Huh? I've heard the Glock 19 described as many things, but I've never heard of the word, "finest" attributed to it. lol
            “The Wise are silent, the Foolish speak, and children are thus led astray.”
            Algernon Blackwood

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              #7
              This is easy hands down most under appreciated 9mm I know of is the hi point carbine, ugly as shit but has always done right by me

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                #8
                http://best9mm.com/

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                  #9
                  The one that sits in the back of your safe. Unappreciated.

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                    #10
                    I'd say that a 9mm that is certainly under-appreciated in THIS country is the CZ 75. Fantastic firearm, and for those that don't know, the slide rides IN the frame (see photo), not on top like almost every other semi-auto handgun (several CZ copies and Sig P210 come to mind).

                    Secondly, I'd agree with Surfer21 with the Steyr M9. Another unappreciated, great handgun by a top-notch company.
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                    “The Wise are silent, the Foolish speak, and children are thus led astray.”
                    Algernon Blackwood

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                      #11
                      still my fave, even though I had to sell you my standard capacity mags, lol.

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                        #12
                        So a question here, Dan the CZ 75 looks like a well made gun, but it's not a duty gun is it? Nor is it a target gun? So how would you classify it? I had a old gun smith look at a 627 with a 5 inch barrel and asked me what good it was, said you can't hunt with it nor target shoot ,which now has me wonder about a guns intended purpose.

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                          #13
                          The CZ75 was a Soviet Bloc duty gun from Czechoslavakia. Kind of their answer to the Browning High Power. Back during the Cold War, a CZ75 was like a unicorn here. You couldn't get one. People would go to Canada to handle them. Jeff Cooper loved them. He wrote column after column about them. Now they hardly get a second glance.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by mickeyblueyes View Post
                            So a question here, Dan the CZ 75 looks like a well made gun, but it's not a duty gun is it? Nor is it a target gun? So how would you classify it? I had a old gun smith look at a 627 with a 5 inch barrel and asked me what good it was, said you can't hunt with it nor target shoot ,which now has me wonder about a guns intended purpose.
                            - Built like a tank
                            - Fit and finish very good
                            - 16+1 (9mm, free states) standard mags, can get 18+1 mags that stick out just a little more.
                            - The weight makes shooting the 9mm feel like shooting a .32
                            - Double action trigger pull is better than most.
                            - I believe that the CZ 75 was adopted by more nation's militaries as their primary sidearm than any other firearm in history (could be wrong, but I think I read that several times over the years).

                            So, as far as WHY own one.....I guess the answer would be the same for any full-size firearm you own.
                            “The Wise are silent, the Foolish speak, and children are thus led astray.”
                            Algernon Blackwood

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                              #15
                              That answers it well, It is a duty piece in some venues. I may take a look at one, but do have to say Sig and Gray guns did a good job with their Legion series, the 229 is one wicked pistola.

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