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Posted: 2/13/2006 6:09:50 PM EDT
Does anyone shoot/buy 9 mm pistols anymore? A guy at work wants to sell me his NIB Sig Sauer 9 mm for $550. I don't know if its a P226 or whatever.

Thoughts from the gallery?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:11:07 PM EDT
Sure. Why not?

Get two.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:12:09 PM EDT
yeah, but make sure its a Glock
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:12:24 PM EDT
I miss my 9mm.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:12:40 PM EDT
No those little poodle shooters are totally worthless, no one bothers with them anymore.

I'll give you an address to send it to and I'll take care of the disposal for you. Sorry but you just won't be happy with one.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:12:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 6:13:07 PM EDT by DnPRK]
Everybody needs a whimpy 9mm so they can appreciate the manliness of their 45s
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:13:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 6:14:40 PM EDT by Spade]
I carry a 92FS.

Cheap ammo = more practice.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:14:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
Does anyone shoot/buy 9 mm pistols anymore?



I do.... and carry it as well.... ( SIG 226 - winter and 228 in the summer).

I trust my life with it....

If somebody tells you otherwise, they haven't seen someone get shot with a 9mm....
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:15:36 PM EDT
I'd prefer .40 or .45 but the Sig is a damn fine pistol; maybe if it were one of the hi-cap models 13-15 rds. .......9mm sucks, Sig rocks
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:19:31 PM EDT
Even as a dedicated .45ACP fan, I have a Browning Hi-Power and a SIG P226.


At the minimum, its a good survival-handgun caliber.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:21:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
I carry a 92FS.

Cheap ammo = more practice.


+1- i wouldn't trade my 92fs for anything
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:23:07 PM EDT
Is the $550 asking price fair for this weapon? Also, what is a good ammo for home protection?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:25:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
Does anyone shoot/buy 9 mm pistols anymore?



Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:26:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
Is the $550 asking price fair for this weapon? Also, what is a good ammo for home protection?



It's probably a great price for a NIB Sig. 9mm may not be the biggest, baddest, man-stoppingest pistol caliber, but it's fun to shoot and cheap to practice with. I've got Hydrashocks in my XD9, but I don't know much about pistol ammo...I hear Speer Gold Dot and Winchester Ranger ammo is good stuff.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:26:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
yeah, but make sure its a Glock



+1
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:28:29 PM EDT
I can kick ass with my G17 and in the end that is what it is all about - shot placement. It'll do the job.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:28:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
Is the $550 asking price fair for this weapon?



If it's in good/very good condition then yes.


Also, what is a good ammo for home protection?


-Winchester Ranger 127 gr +P+ JHP
-Winchester Ranger 147 gr JHP
-Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P JHP
-Remington Golden Saber 147 gr JHP
-Federal Tactical 124 gr JHP
-Federal Tactical 135 gr +P JHP
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:30:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:

Cheap ammo = more practice.




EXACTLY, and since shot placement overrules caliber, I say a 9mm in the right hands will be more threatening than a .45 in the wrong hands. IMO

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:35:19 PM EDT
I have 3*45ACP and a 9mm, the XD9. the 9 is a fun gun to shoot.

I would love to buy a glock but i value my hands to much.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:42:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
yeah, but make sure its not a ballistically fingerprinted Glock

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:43:51 PM EDT
Everyone needs a 9mm. Ammo is cheap and they are fun!

Hell, I have 2 and plan on getting more... excluding the 9mm carbine build.


- BG
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:47:15 PM EDT
If it is truly new in box $550 is a good price. My personal Favorite ammo is Speer Gold 124 grain +P
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:55:22 PM EDT
A Glock 19 and a Browning Hi-Power here; I must admit that the G19 goes everywhere with me.

It is a fun shooter; and cheap to shoot, also. The caliber argument rages...however, I subcribe to the PLACEMENT, PLACEMENT, PLACEMENT theory.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:03:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
yeah, but make sure its not a ballistically fingerprinted Glock




What's the deal with that, do they fingerprint them at the factory now?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:08:45 PM EDT
I trust my wife's 239 with HydraShoks....her backup is a Colt Det. Spcl with +P .38 HydraShoks.

Shot placement is critical...so practice makes you better. 9's are fairly inexpensive so go for it-you can get VERY good shooting 9's.

HH
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:13:07 PM EDT
I finally broke down and bought a 9mm, an Uzi. I guess I need to buy a handgun to go with it. Will probally buy a sig
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:17:35 PM EDT
I have a Taurus PT92 and love shooting it. My dad had a Beretta 92 that I shot alot growing up and we had the M9 in the service. I still like the 9mm (even though I carry a .45). I don't want to get shot with one
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:18:21 PM EDT
A gun dealer told me once that you should always be able to buy ammo in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. So, as a general rule, I would buy handguns in one of these 3 calibers.

Secondly, I have a Glock 19, chambered in 9mm. For me, 9mm is a very accurate round. This is very important, because I would rather hit with a 9mm than miss with a .40 or a .45. 9mm ammo is very plentiful and cheap. I bought some tonight at Gander Mountain for $10 per hundred rounds. While 9mm ball ammo may not have the stopping power that a .45 does, 9mm in JHP like the Winchester Ranger series (modern day Black Talons!!!!!!!!!) is very potent.

Just to put this in context, I also shoot .40 and .45 caliber handguns. The ammo is more expensive than is 9mm. I am about as accurate with .45 as I am with 9mm. I am not that good with .40 for some reason.

So, 9mm is a good way to go. Buy the weapon you like, get plenty of ammo, and go to the range and get good shooting it. In the end, you'll be glad you did.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:26:05 PM EDT
If that SIG is a 226, it's a excellent handgun...If it shoots anything like my p-220 I'm sure you'll like it Sigs are generally very accurate handguns, and very reliable. It should make a excellent CCW or home defense handgun. If it's like new then, that's not a bad price.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:31:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Sure. Why not?

Get two.



I Did, BHP and Berreta M9
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:33:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 7:34:24 PM EDT by ED_P]
Just get a damned 9mm. You'll grow to appreciate it as much as a .45.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:35:00 PM EDT
Yes. Fun and cheap to shoot! I love my 9mm XD.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:37:37 PM EDT
sure why not

is it a polymer SIG or one of the classic metal framed SIGs? if its a metal one, its a great deal, i'd get it
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:38:16 PM EDT
Even if you are going to have a .45 or
any other caliber, it is nice to have a couple of 9mms too.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:01:21 AM EDT
Found out some more:

The pistol is a P226, all metal frame, and was produced in the late-1980s. It is a pre-ban and has two hi-cap magazines (clips). It has never been fired. Price is $550. Good deal?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:02:58 AM EDT
I have several 9mm's.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:28:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
Found out some more:

The pistol is a P226, all metal frame, and was produced in the late-1980s. It is a pre-ban and has two hi-cap magazines (clips). It has never been fired. Price is $550. Good deal?



Well, gallery! Is it a good deal or not???
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:32:07 PM EDT
Get it, that's a good deal.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:34:14 PM EDT
9mm is fun because its cheap, still my 1911 is faster and more accurate but like the others said it makes a great SHTF pistol.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:36:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DnPRK:
Everybody needs a whimpy 9mm so they can appreciate the manliness of their 45s keep shooting when their 45 runs outta ammo - TWICE





No, you should NOT "consider it" You should just go ahead and do it.

CDNN has used 9mm 226's for under $400. Good enuf for S.E.A.Ls , good enuf for me.

Its NOT caliber - its shot placement. I like the opportunity to place more shots into fatal locations.

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:20:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
Found out some more:

The pistol is a P226, all metal frame, and was produced in the late-1980s. It is a pre-ban and has two hi-cap magazines (clips). It has never been fired. Price is $550. Good deal?



Well, gallery! Is it a good deal or not???



Check it over. If it has never been fired(not hard to tell) it seems fair. I don't have any Sigs and am not terribly familiar with them but I would try to get them down in price some. Always. But I would probably buy it if I wanted it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:25:52 PM EDT
Browning is the King of Nine's
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:31:09 PM EDT
I own a glock 19 9mm , a Glock 21 45acp, a P-64 9x18, and a S&W29 44mag. Which one do I shoot more from?

My Glock 19..... Why? $4.50 abox 50 rd ammo, and Low recoil. I also have confidence that it will stop any threat.

Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:47:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1IV:


Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything.



1IV is downplaying it, but remember....

shot placement is everything.

A well placed 22 rimfire almost killed a president and pureed Jim Bradys mind. BOTH dropped like a sack of potatoes.



Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:52:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
Found out some more:

The pistol is a P226, all metal frame, and was produced in the late-1980s. It is a pre-ban and has two hi-cap magazines (clips). It has never been fired. Price is $550. Good deal?



Well, gallery! Is it a good deal or not???



If it is truely NIB it's a good deal, I recently bought a new P226R for $630 + tax, and I am very pleased with it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:58:03 PM EDT
You mean there are other calibers besides 9MM?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:00:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 9:00:40 PM EDT by Noname]

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By 1IV:


Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything. Shot placement is everything.



1IV is downplaying it, but remember....

shot placement is everything.

A well placed 22 rimfire almost killed a president and pureed Jim Bradys mind. BOTH dropped like a sack of potatoes.







And created a buttload of problems for law abiding gunowners...!
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