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Posted: 12/29/2011 2:39:44 PM EDT
So I got about 600$ burning a hole in my pocket. I want a steel pistol, no polymer frame stuff, and in 9mm. Not a fan of the Berretta 92s, so I know I'm gonna pass on that. What I do have my eyes on is a CZ 75B. Thought about a Sig 226, but the 800-900$ tag on them turns me off a hair. Wondering what you all would recommend for someone in my position. Not new to pistol shooting or anything, just seeking like minded folks' opinions.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 2:47:54 PM EDT
So is a metal framed pistol is what you're looking for? Berettas and most SIGs have aluminum frames, not steel. There are some "ST" SIGs out there with steel frames. Glocks, M&Ps, HKs, and XDs have about as much steel going on as Berettas and most SIGs. I don't know anything about CZs, can't help you there.

If you're looking for an all steel, including frame, 9mm, I'd be looking no further than a Browning Hi Power.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 3:01:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2011 3:03:10 PM EDT by BlitzPig]
It's really hard to go wrong with a CZ

Get a 75B, some extra Mec-Gar hi cap mags and be happy.

The trigger will break in very nicely in 500 or so rounds, so don't be put off if it is initially a bit on the "gritty" side.

They are also very accurate.

Mine is one of my very favorite pistols.



Those are the Mec-Gar 19 round mags.

Link Posted: 12/29/2011 3:22:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 3:34:10 PM EDT
Take a look at the CZ P-01. I bought my wife one a couple of years ago, very nice shooter.

Link Posted: 12/29/2011 3:35:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By shotar:
Smith 5906


+1
Solid steel frame 3rd gen S&W 5906
1911 Colt 70S or 80S

Link Posted: 12/29/2011 3:57:31 PM EDT
High Power!

Wpns Man
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 4:36:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hero:
So is a metal framed pistol is what you're looking for? Berettas and most SIGs have aluminum frames, not steel. There are some "ST" SIGs out there with steel frames. Glocks, M&Ps, HKs, and XDs have about as much steel going on as Berettas and most SIGs. I don't know anything about CZs, can't help you there.

If you're looking for an all steel, including frame, 9mm, I'd be looking no further than a Browning Hi Power.


my mistake, i meant just metal framed in general. whether its steel or aluminum isnt a deal breaker for me. Im just looking for the ridgidity of a metal pistol. Tired of the 'flimsy' feel of polymer framed pistols. And thanks to all for the input.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 4:37:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlitzPig:
It's really hard to go wrong with a CZ

Get a 75B, some extra Mec-Gar hi cap mags and be happy.

The trigger will break in very nicely in 500 or so rounds, so don't be put off if it is initially a bit on the "gritty" side.

They are also very accurate.

Mine is one of my very favorite pistols.

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6416/cz75b.jpg

Those are the Mec-Gar 19 round mags.



blitzpig, did you go with the decocker as well or the safety. i like the idea of a DA/SA with a safety. I intend to shoot some IDPA with this new pistol and was leaning toward the CZ. It'd be nice to just have a safety and not have to fiddle with a decocker.

Link Posted: 12/29/2011 5:38:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 6:49:03 PM EDT
Mine is a standard model, has a safety.

Take a look at the controls on the pic of the P-01, that is a decocker.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 7:15:56 PM EDT
You can get a used German made Sig for $600.

Link Posted: 12/29/2011 8:35:03 PM EDT
Hi-Power for double stack; SIG P6 for single stack. I'm averse to slide mounted safeties so YMMV. Not a fan of CZs either.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 8:50:08 PM EDT
CZ(frame safety) or BHP
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 11:53:23 PM EDT
I went with a BHP as seeing a CZ 75 detail stripped pretty much cured me of wanting to own one.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 5:01:54 AM EDT
A BHP is always nice but don't forget about the P7.

http://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/HK-P7-PSP-Pistol-105p2093.htm
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 5:56:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 6:56:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2011 7:05:03 AM EDT by kevinb120]
You can always go this route, although the price just jumped $45 yesterday because CTD went out of stock after having them for 3 days(I can't believe bud's has had them for nearly a week as it is). They only show up about every 6-7 months, I have to pick up mine from the local FFL in about two hours myself . You could always get the 45 or .40 and get a conversion to 9mm as well, the 9mm's are in high demand and come and go the fastest and hence, cost more. You can also check you local store to see if their distributor still has any, they can get them local for pretty much the same price, probably less. Most local stores don't even realize they exist unless someone asks.


http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/231/products_id/54976



Link Posted: 12/30/2011 7:21:07 AM EDT
I just got a CZ-85B. I love the thing. I put a Cajun Gun Works trigger in it and it feels like a 1911 SA.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 8:23:27 AM EDT
I vote for a 3rd generation S&W, a BHP, or a 1911 in 9mm from RIA. All of those are within your $600 price range.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 11:01:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2011 11:01:42 AM EDT by Spook410]
Used High Powers seem to be cheap right now. Probably the flood of surplus models. Just got a used but new looking blue MKIII for $500 from a commercial online seller. You could get a new FEG High Power for even less.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 3:16:02 PM EDT
Intersting. CZ-75 or BHP... I'm thinking between those two as well.

Used Sigs are reasonibly cheap. $475 police trade in Sig P226s. I bought my 1989 Herndon VA W German P226 for a little over $500 shipped IIRC. I have an affinity for things made during the Cold War.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 3:50:11 PM EDT
I also recommend a safety-equipped CZ 75.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 4:52:24 PM EDT
For $600 you could upgrade to a CZ-75 SA from a CZ-75B.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 5:23:23 PM EDT
I like the S&W 3rd gens and the Hi Power. Haven't had more than 100 rounds or so on a CZ so I can't really say...
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 6:45:33 PM EDT
If your eyeing a CZ, you probably wouldn't be disapointed with the purchase of one. The SP01 is my current favorite. This one's had the compition hammer installed by Cz custom.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 8:35:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TimDawg:
If your eyeing a CZ, you probably wouldn't be disapointed with the purchase of one. The SP01 is my current favorite. This one's had the compition hammer installed by Cz custom.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/TimDawg/registration045.jpg


OP, be sure to shoot one of these if you're considering it. I found the trigger incompatible with my hand size, and ended up selling it (the gun, not the hand.)
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 10:58:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
Originally Posted By TimDawg:
If your eyeing a CZ, you probably wouldn't be disapointed with the purchase of one. The SP01 is my current favorite. This one's had the compition hammer installed by Cz custom.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/TimDawg/registration045.jpg


OP, be sure to shoot one of these if you're considering it. I found the trigger incompatible with my hand size, and ended up selling it (the gun, not the hand.)


I think I know what you mean. With my hand size, I either have to shift my grip to be able to thumb the safety and mag release (no way in hell am I reaching the slide release, lol), or I have to use an uncomfortable grip that doesn't afford a good finger-trigger relationship.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 1:48:10 AM EDT
Look into the Baby Desert Eagle, aka the Jericho. These are built like tanks! I had a 9mm model; they come in .40 and .45 as well as (IIRC) .357 Sig.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 2:53:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 5:43:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 5:08:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
You can get a used German made Sig for $600.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/oldshool63/DSC00209.jpg


My FFL buddy just happened to present a sweet deal to me. An LNIB Sig p229 in 9mm. Blued finish with 2 mags. Price : well under 600. Going to check it out tomorrow
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 1:08:22 PM EDT
CZ-75....You can thank me later.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 8:30:36 AM EDT
Google CDNN Sports and take a look at their catalog of used S&W 9mm. I picked up a 6906 at my LGS, should have shopped CDNN first and saved $30 or so. You'll be looking at LE trade-ins..lot of buyers who say their purchase was BETTER than graded.

I've purchased from them[couple of CMMG .22 conversion units] and they fully satisfied my requirements as to quality, service and delivery. I deal with Steve Kellar.

You'd have enough of your $600 left over to buy a bit of ammunition ,holster, extra magazines, mag holder and a good gun belt.

Still have my original S & W Mod 59 bought from a Treasury Agent BIL of an OH hunting partner. I like S&W handguns.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 9:45:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hank618:
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
You can get a used German made Sig for $600.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa176/oldshool63/DSC00209.jpg


My FFL buddy just happened to present a sweet deal to me. An LNIB Sig p229 in 9mm. Blued finish with 2 mags. Price : well under 600. Going to check it out tomorrow


That would be a good buy.....
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 10:11:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Maynard:

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
Originally Posted By TimDawg:
If your eyeing a CZ, you probably wouldn't be disapointed with the purchase of one. The SP01 is my current favorite. This one's had the compition hammer installed by Cz custom.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/TimDawg/registration045.jpg


OP, be sure to shoot one of these if you're considering it. I found the trigger incompatible with my hand size, and ended up selling it (the gun, not the hand.)


Thanks again!


Hope it's working out better for you than it did for me.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:09:08 PM EDT

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:53:54 PM EDT
I'm pleased as all hell with my CZ, sweet handling pistol.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:11:20 PM EDT
CZ 75B

you won't be sorry
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