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Old 04-01-2011, 23:25   #26
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1911 in 9mm!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-02-2011, 17:31   #27
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it's a toss-up as to durability I suppose between the Pseries Ruger and the 3rd Gen 5900's or 915 S&W.
IMO the S&W has the better trigger and have shot better (tighter groups but not really meaningful when considering combat accuracy) for me. the MecGar 17rd mags slip right in too. and the KelTec 2000 can be had to take the S&W mags interchangeable
Ruger no longer makes the 9mm carbine but that one IIRC takes the P series mags.
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Old 04-04-2011, 15:37   #28
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Most of the Berettas in the gun shops around here are made in Maryland.
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Old 04-04-2011, 20:08   #29
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Originally Posted by MISTER Q View Post
Most of the Berettas in the gun shops around here are made in Maryland.
I will be DROSing a US-made Beretta M9A1 in 30 days.
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Nothing beats an FNP-9 for me. FNH is actually right here in Columbia, SC less than 2 miles down the road from me. you have FNP-9 & FNX-9 to choose from as well as .40 & .45 models.

I have ditched all my Eurotrash polymers and my other USA Made 9's except for 1 OD G19 and 1 Kahr CW9.


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Originally Posted by donmor53 View Post
The Ruger P89 series would fit your bill for American made, all metallic, durable and relaible 9mm. Parts are available and mags are plentiful at good prices

Although looked down on by some...they have proven to be a great seller since the late 80's...early 90s. They are really great guns IMO that are readily available on the used market at extremely low prices.

Even though I have considerably more expensive pistols in my collection of "premium" hardware...I have valued my P89 and P91 through the years for their toughness and dependabilty.
No accessory rail,
but +1 on the P89
I've owned one since 1997 and boy - it's a dependable piece.
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Old 04-25-2011, 22:02   #32
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A tough choice between the FN FNP-9 or a SIG 226.
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FN has a fine reputation. Trouble is, it isn't very common in the US. That said, Sig's are far more abundant. Absolutely nothing wrong with the 226 or 229. If you are so lucky to live next to the FN plant, then having one is great - you can always get parts as you need them. But for the rest of us, I think Sig does a better job as an overall weapon.
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When I think of 9mm I always think of Europe.

I own a couple of 9mm's but they are of European origin. I guess I'm showing my age, or at least the age of those that raised me, as I will always think of the .45 ACP when I think of an American caliber.

Dev, you bring up a great point, as always mate.

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Sig is US Made?

Originally Posted by Devereaux View Post
FN has a fine reputation. Trouble is, it isn't very common in the US. That said, Sig's are far more abundant. Absolutely nothing wrong with the 226 or 229. If you are so lucky to live next to the FN plant, then having one is great - you can always get parts as you need them. But for the rest of us, I think Sig does a better job as an overall weapon.
The point is not that I live close. That does not set the "parts availability" bar. Does living close to Geneseo, IL make Springfield Armory the company to buy from? Does that make SA "Made in USA"? Not really. They are gun & parts brokers. Only a very small part of their product line is even made here.

Same with many Sigs, like the P229. The frame is made in Germany and only the slide is made in USA.

The point is it meets the OP stated preference to buy American and meet the specs.
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I thought I was fairly clear, but perhaps not.

If you check Top Gun Supply, Midway, or Brownell's, you find pretty much no parts for FN's other than FAL's. Midway has some magazines, and some holsters, and most of those are for the 5.7 (but some for the 9 & 45). In comparison, check for Sig, and you find a plethora of parts.

So IF you live near the SC factory, I am presuming (but perhaps wrong) that you could go to the factory, where they (hopefully) have a window that you could order and get parts you might need. But here in Gotham it's a lot harder to find FN parts.

Not talking about what part is US mfg vs European, etc. The comment earlier was Sig vs FN, and while I have no issue with quality of FN, I believe it is much easier to find Sig parts.
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Originally Posted by Devereaux View Post
I thought I was fairly clear, but perhaps not.

If you check Top Gun Supply, Midway, or Brownell's, you find pretty much no parts for FN's other than FAL's. Midway has some magazines, and some holsters, and most of those are for the 5.7 (but some for the 9 & 45). In comparison, check for Sig, and you find a plethora of parts.

So IF you live near the SC factory, I am presuming (but perhaps wrong) that you could go to the factory, where they (hopefully) have a window that you could order and get parts you might need. But here in Gotham it's a lot harder to find FN parts.

Not talking about what part is US mfg vs European, etc. The comment earlier was Sig vs FN, and while I have no issue with quality of FN, I believe it is much easier to find Sig parts.
You make a good point and I agree. Thanks for clarifying.

That being said, I have not had to buy parts for either of my Sigs or my FNs in the years that I have owned them so for the me the point of spare parts is kinda mute.

Have you had to collect spare parts for your Sig to keep it running? Maybe it shouldn't be in the "Best US made 9mm" thread.
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I have replaced some parts because I had an older 226 and 229. I wished to adapt them to the newer E2 grips and the SRT trigger. I DID, however, retain the older, fitted sears. I have the old grips, but rather doubt that I will ever go back to them as I really like the feel of the E2's.

That said, the only other part that I have replaced on the Sig's are magazine springs, but I have shot them a fair amount, so one can expect mag springs to get weak. I actually had only ONE mag spring loosen, and a pair of CZ springs that were holding fully loaded mags for 4-5 years need replacing, so I replaced a bunch of springs. I have done the same for a bunch of 1911 mags that I had a couple years ago. I know people that change mag springs about every 3-6 months, but they live in a much more dangerous environment, and absolute, unquestioned reliability is demanded. It is cheap to change out mag and recoil springs, so they do so every year or less. I don't as I don't shoot that much, nor go where they do. But they're still alive, and have had plenty of bullets their way, so I certainly can't object with their security routines.

From a reliability standpoint, the Sigs have been spot on. But then, the truth of the matter is that pretty much any machine will have broken parts sooner or later, so not anticipating such is simply bad planning. On the other hand, expecting such breakage may be paranoia. If you get the difference I am driving at.
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Not sure that the last several posts have anything to do with the question of what the "best US-made 9mm" is.

Pretty much came down to the M&P series and the SR9/9c. Decided in favor of the latter because in California the M&P9/9c do not come with slide safeties, which I consider to be an absolutely vital feature. Although they are available in other states with such, not here in California, worse luck. The SR9c looks like it will be my next firearm unless some miracle occurs and the new SR1911 becomes available in California.
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1 more vote for the SR9. i love it. points naturally, smooth shooting, more accurate than i am, great ergonomics and great price. i have owned a variety of 9mm in the past but the SR9 is the only one i have right now and i see no reason why i would ever replace it.
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I should have added that I've 'built' 3 3rd gen S&W to shoot +P ammo.
2 nephews and myself run it in our pistols (all Smiths) and carbines. a Marlin Camp (mine) and a hi-point (a nephew's wifey 'commandered' it for her shtf gun) and other nephew has the kel-tec.
those hot +P 124 gr jhp loads come outta the carbine bbls w/a 'crack'

surprised me how well 'the wifey' shoots that hi-point. and man-sized target inside of 100 yds or so is in deep kim-shooie. she definitely prefers the 9mm carbine over her 870 20 ga which my sis (nephew's mom) likely is gonna wind up with as nephew's place out of town aways is her BOL.
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just thought you might like to know... para-usa ...

Originally Posted by pbrktrt View Post
If price is not an obstacle, Para-USA has a very nice 9mm 1911 model. But alas, no rail.
para-usa is not realy usa at all in the makeing...... every para that has come into my shop has been stamped (made in canada)
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Both are good

Originally Posted by Rogervzv View Post
Not sure that the last several posts have anything to do with the question of what the "best US-made 9mm" is.

Pretty much came down to the M&P series and the SR9/9c. Decided in favor of the latter because in California the M&P9/9c do not come with slide safeties, which I consider to be an absolutely vital feature. Although they are available in other states with such, not here in California, worse luck. The SR9c looks like it will be my next firearm unless some miracle occurs and the new SR1911 becomes available in California.
i have fired both many times.... i lean into S&W M&P. the grip,trigger just feel better, a plus is that the M&P also features Stainless barrel and slide on all M&P pistols. i hate rust.
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Most of the Sig SP2022 pistols are made in USA (NH). Plastic parts but not where metal is needed, like the slide rails. Love that product.
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MP9 fs with thumb safety.
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for a 9mm I would go with a made in Accokeek Maryland Beretta M9.
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SR-9 or M&P 9. I shot an M&P .40 and it was nice! I simply don't have money for either, and I am waiting on my amendment so I can go pick up a nice little ATI CS9... I wanted the M&P but I really don't need to spend the extra $150, that needs to go into my house savings!
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If you like DA/SA I get SIG P229, There isn't a finer all metal pistol made IMO. If polymer and less expensive is a priority, an M&P would be a good choice.
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Originally Posted by haligan101 View Post
for a 9mm I would go with a made in Accokeek Maryland Beretta M9.
Is the 92A1 made in USA also, or only the M9A1?
If it is that would fit the OP's needs great, with the integrated lower rail!

I am looking to to pick one of these up for myself after Christmas, but I haven't been able to find out for sure if the 92A1's for sale here are produced in Italy or America.
So far my gun collection is all made in USA, and I would like it to keep it this way, but this won't be a deal breaker for me if it is in fact made in Italy.
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Originally Posted by gig View Post
Rugers are great guns and a great Company; but don't overlook the Kahr.
Kahr makes an all SS 40 that feels good in my small hands.
If you were having a contest for the "best" made in US, I think the Kahr would be in the running.
My Kahr K40 has been a dependable pistol for over 12 years. Both my Beretta M9s have been accurate and dependable US made pistols.
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