Full Size 9mm for match shooting

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    Full Size 9mm for match shooting

    on a budget...

    I want to spend < $600 on a full size 9mm to be used for IDPA style matches. I'm not looking for something that's super awesome that will win me all the matches and ladies I could ever want... just something that is hi cap and accurate so I can have a bit of fun and not get frustrated shooting 50 yards in a 3" barrel. The grips on Glocks don't really jive well with my hands and I already have a compact M&P, so I would like to hear some suggestions for something other than those two. I used to have a Sig 226 that I really liked, but I think it's a tad out of my price range these days. Anyone have any other suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    I use a Taurus PT92 for IDPA
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    Consider an M&P. If you purchase it before the end of business today you get $50 rebate plus 2 free magazines.

    Besides, there are quite a few M&P at our club shooting IDPA.
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    Used SIG P226.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzaerexys View Post
    Used SIG P226.
    good option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickybeatz View Post
    good option!
    I thought so. It's my SSP gun. I shot my ESP classifier with it, too, and did pretty well, but I am thinking about a dedicated ESP gun (a SAO in either 9mm or .40, but that'll be a ways off... )
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    Get a red box (used) Sig, check out Buds Online Gunshop.

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    You might take a look a what CZ has to offer, they have been some of the most accurate handguns I have ever had the pleasure of shooting.

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    A used Browning Hi-Power in good condition can be found in the $350-500 range, then a tuning by a reputable BHP gunsmith can turn it into a great shooter. One of the most-accurate pistols I've ever shot was a BHP.

    Single action, ambi manual safety, wonderful grip angle and feel, in traditional 9mm or .40cal. If you've never handled one, you might well like it.

    Ditto on the CZ's, as well. Some exceptional marksmen choose the CZ 75 series, SP-01. I've got a CZ P-01 myself and it's highly accurate.
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    Browning Hi Power .... not as hi-cap as some, but you will never look back once you own one or two or more. GREAT weapon. Oh yeah, just like the one to my and your left!

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    CZ 75 SP01 --- Incredibly accurate, already competition approved. I have 1400 rounds through mine without any issue's. Paid $490 out the door.

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    Thanks for the info guys :) I'm gonna swing by the club tomorrow to see if there are any CZ, Baretta, or BHPs in the rental stock

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    I'd go with a CZ 75, reliable, accurate and won't break the bank.

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    If I get it back in time from Ruger, I'll be using the SR9. I'm pretty sure that'll put me in SSP.

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