The 9mm handgun is easy to fire and use, light enough, and features a good reserve of ammunition. The question has been, is the 9mm enough? The author finds the high capacity 9mm just may be the right choice for many shooters. You’ll find a lot of options in this post so you can choose the best solution.
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Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their second-day reports on new handguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details of Browning’s A1 Desert Tan and Compact Desert Tan 1911-22LRs, CZ-USA’s P-09; a full-size polymer 9mm pistol offering 19+1 capacity, and Glock’s Gen4 Tactical .45 ACP and ultra-compact .380 ACP, and the new Glock 42 .380 ACP.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first set of follow-up reports on new shotguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about additions to the Browning High Grade program and expansion of the company’s 725 Citori lineup, and new models in CZ’s pump-action, semi-auto, and over/under lines.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed more reports on new rifle introductions made at the show. Our staff articles are supplemented with reporting by SHOT Business Daily, reprinted with permission. SHOT Daily, produced by The Bonnier Corporation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, covers all facets of the yearly firearms-industry show. To view a 2014 digital version of SHOT Daily, click here:
Made by one of the largest firearms manufacturers in Europe—Sarsilmaz— and imported by EAA, the SAR B6 is a clone of one of the most reliable and copied pistols in the world—the CZ-75. It has a 4.5-inch barrel and holds 15 rounds of 9mm ammo. Firing in single or double-action, it has a 5.5-pound single-action trigger pull for fast and accurate follow-up shots. As one of Cheaper Than Dirt’s! most affordable 9mms, the SAR B6 goes from self-defense to cheap target shooter with ease.
The Canik 55 Shark 9mm Pistol is a handy, accurate choice with a spare magazine. Backed by a top notch manufacturer, this handgun weighs only 27 ounces and has a 3.9″ barrel with a double-action trigger. The combination of good sights, a good trigger action and a low bore axis add up to a pistol that is pleasant to use and fire.
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The original CZ 75, easily identified by the heavily-stepped slide and short slide rails, has been in production since 1975.
In this economy, shooters are looking for a reliable, affordable pistol. One such item might be the $439 Canik 55 S-120, a full-size 9mm CZ-75 clone with a 4.7-inch barrel, a 17-round capacity, and a dry weight of 2.26 pounds. Made in Turkey, the S-120 line is imported by TriStar Sporting Arms, long recognized for its quality shotguns at value prices. Cheaper Than Dirt! recently had a chance to shoot a loaner S-120 the company provided on a test-and-evaluation basis.