Best made Pistols
The 9mm pistol is one of the most popular and widely used handguns in the United States and around the world. They are the top choice for military and law enforcement agencies around the world and are great options for beginners and for women. They have always been in favor with both casual shooters and gun enthusiasts due to the ease of use and minimal amounts of recoil.
So what’s so special about the 9mm pistol? Their reliable design, compact size, clip capacity, and velocity all set them apart from other types of handguns. They are ideal for self-defense, concealed carry, and even sport shooting.
But not all 9mm pistols are the same. Though they usually share the same basic profiles, the specific features and characteristics of the handguns tend to change for manufacturer to manufacturer and from model to model. Below we review our favorite five of the best 9mm pistols on the market.
In our opinion, these are the handguns with the best balance of reliability, quality of design, ease of use, affordability, and overall performance.
The CZ-75 SP-01:
Originally designed for use as a military and law enforcement sidearm, the CZ-75 SP-01 is a high quality 9mm pistol from one of the best companies in the industry.
The CZ-75 SP-01 has also found a number of supporters in sport and target shooting circle thanks to its accuracy and ease of use. In addition, the handgun features an attractive sleek black finish that reduces corrosion and increases overall durability.
It is also the perfect 9mm to use with customized attachments and alterations and the tactical rail makes for easy add-ons if you plan to use a tactical light or red dot attachment.
Getting right to the bone, the CZ-75 SP-01 is built with a stainless steel frame. It weighs in at just 39 ounces and features an 18 round magazine capacity.
This 9mm pistol is usually quite affordable in most places. The price you pay brings with it high performance and equally high reliability. This is one handgun you can count on to shoot through thousands of rounds without a single issue. Straight out of the box, it is a top contender.
The Glock 17 Gen 4:
Glock is a name known and loved by gun enthusiasts. Indeed, they are one of the most well known gun companies and many users highly prize their Glock firearms. Their Gen 4 line is more popular than ever before with Glock fans.
The Glock 17 Gen 4 is Glock’s answer to the 9mm pistol. In an attempt to manufacturer the best possible 9mm handgun possible, Glock built their Glock 17 on an incredibly solid polymer frame. While durable as any other 9mm on the market, the pistol is also lightweight clocking in at just 25.06 ounces.
The main highlights of the Gen 4 Glock 17 include its comfortable design with a strong grip and great texturing. These factors combine together to make the gun easy (and fun) to hold and to shoot.
Any existing fan of other Glock firearms will love the Glock 17. And those that have not yet given this company’s handguns a try will likely love the gun. Glocks are known far and wide for their versatility and are among the easiest handguns to get used to shooting as long as you are comfortable with the grip.
The Beretta 92FS:
There is simply no denying that the Beretta 92FS is another strong contender for the title of the best 9mm pistol currently on the market. Like the CZ-75 SP-01 and Glock 17, this Beretta handgun is popular with military and law enforcement officials.