If you are under the impression that the market for pistols/handguns is dying, then you are completely mistaken. Around 13 million adults are exercising their freedom to carry concealed guns. However, when you consider pistols, the 9mm pistol is the most popular calibre pistol in the world, may it be for military, personnel, or even law enforcement use. This could also be called as ‘the 9×19’ or ‘the 9mm Luger’. And regarding the handling of the gun, one can say that these guns are very easy to use and to maintain. Moreover, it is easy to conceal too.
The primary uses of the handgun are for sports shooting, defence and tactical purposes.
Which are the Best 9mm Pistols in 2018
However, the products on exhibit this year were diverse and innovative. Here, you will be able to find ten of the best 9mm handguns/pistols of the year 2018.
10. The SIG-Sauer-P226
The SIG-Sauer-P226 pistols are compact pistols which can feed system of staggered column magazines. This pistol has the highest capacity and is very similar to Beretta M9. It is a full-sized, service-type pistol manufactured by SIG Sauer and is actually the same elementary design of the SIG Sauer P220, but advanced to use larger capacity, dual stack magazines. The SIG Sauer P226 and its alternatives are in service with various law enforcement and military organisations worldwide.
9. Glock 17 Gen 4
Glock 17 Gen 4 is the latest handgun which is introduced in the market by Glock, and it features all the benefits that Glock is known for. This is an updated version of their acclaimed standard 9mm Model 17 pistol and is yet another semi-automatic pistol. Glock 17 Gen 4 weighs around 25.06 ounces, and the barrel is about 4.48″ long. Along with greater magazine releases, the magazines themselves have a range of 17+1, while it also holds three adjustable back straps and dual recoil spring assemblies. It is also possible to pick from Glock night sights and conventional fixed sights. This is one of the best selling handguns in the market and its technical and the real- world design has made the gun very popular among the pistol buyers.
8. FN Herstal FNX-9
The FN Herstal FNX-9 handgun is made in the USA and was designed to be lightweight. It weighs around 21.9 ounces, and the barrel is around 4″ long. Since it is light in weight, it can perform for a long period of time, and those of who is a dedicated hand gunner will have all the required features. In order to feed its system, it needs 17- Round box magazine. The ergonomic frame of this pistol is built of rugged polymer, while control is enhanced and felt recoil is decreased due to the low frame’s bore axis. Each and every shot fire is pinpoint accurate since its 4-inch barrel is made from hammer-forged stainless steel. Moreover, the pistol is made in such a way that it can be fixed into your grip easily. You could place this gun in the category of long-lasting pistols.
7. Taurus PT 92
The Taurus PT 92 is made in Brazil and uses the double action autoloading configuration that Beretta is known for and shifts it up a notch. The pistol weighs around 34 ounces and also has a 5″ long barrel. This 9mm High Capacity Large Frame Pistol has an exceptionally steady slide made from hammer forged steel. Moreover, the frame is especially hammer forged from sturdy and firm alloy. An Ambidextrous 3-position safety is also installed on the frame, which can also be utilised as a double action decocking lever. The features and characteristics of the gun are very good and are also economical.
6. Beretta 92FS
You will be able to get a good performance on the range with the help of the Beretta 92FS (Commercial) since it can shoot upto fifty yards. The gun is built in the US, and it is mainly handled by the police or the militaries. Moreover, Beretta is the current service pistol of the US Military and police officers after it substituted the 45 ACP 1911. The other name for Beretta 92FS is ‘M9’ since it is usually considered as a better and more advanced version of the M1911-A1. It weighs around 33.3 ounces and has 4.9” long barrel. An open-slide, delayed, short-recoil locking-block system is used by this accurate, long-lasting and dependable pistol, which speeds up its cycle time.
5. Baby Eagle II BE9915R
Did you know that Baby Eagle II BE9915R is used by the Israeli Military as their combat pistol? This is one heavy gun which weighs around 41.6 ounces, and it is in fact quite heavy to hold. The ergonomic grip frame of this handgun and its novel features are comparable to that of the traditional CZ75. Considering that it is a conventional automatic double action 9mm gun, so it has a 4.5-inch barrel and helps the user to give great shots. Its sturdy frame also has a bright black-oxide finish, with metallic 3-dot combat sights set on top. Hence you could clearly understand that it is well designed and therefore is sustainable. The gun is quite costly, and only the professionals use it.
4. Springfield XD m 4.5”
Springfield Armory’s XD pistol line is recognised for their performance and security. This pistol has a 4.5 polymers frame and is more accurate and reliable. Moreover, it weighs around 29 ounces and can be handled with absolute precision. Other than that, it also has a 4.5-inch long barrel, and its ergonomics is much better than the past. Furthermore, the moulded back straps connected to its polymer frame can be interchanged. The gun is quite affordable, and it also has a magnificent design.
3. Walther PPQ
Some people buy the guns for the purpose of self-defence. And for this purpose, Walter PPQ would be the best option. The Walther PPQ is absolutely unprecedented, particularly concerning the ergonomics. You will be bale to find that the grip of Walther PPQ is sculpted, and hence this pistol can be kept within the hand comfortably. Regarding the striker-fired handguns, the polymer that the trigger made from, is of the best quality. This pistol also highlights a classic and slim styling. A reversible mag release button was joined to it in 2013.
2. EAA Witness Elite Match
Would you like to focus more on your aim by training casually? EAA Witness Elite Match could be the best option you could choose for. This gun has a smooth recoil and thus it will be easy for you to practise your shooting. Additionally, this gun weighs around 40 ounces and has 4.75 inches long barrel. When it comes to handling the gun, you don’t have to worry about it since it is totally safe to manage. Besides, gun experts tell that it is almost impossible to miss the target when firing this pistol at close to medium range.
1. The CZ-75 SP 01
CZ-75 SP 01 is undoubtedly one of the best 9mm guns available in the market since it has lengthy side radius along with a conventional coil. Moreover, it weighs around 39 ounces with a 4.7-inch long barrel, and when compared to the traditional revolvers, its magazine can carry thrice the number of rounds. Though the gun comes under the expensive category, it has a powerful range and is aesthetically.
Therefore if you are searching for the best gun in the market, then you can go for any of the options provided in this article since they are very much reliable and is also safe to handle. Make sure that you select those handguns which you find comfortable to handle. Moreover, do not forget to issue your license for holding guns for personal use.