Best 9mm for Steel Challenge Competition

eht6183

New Member
Would like thoughts on some of the best 9mm for Steel Challenge competition, which I would like to try. Need info from those that know more and have more experience than me. I have shot Springfield, Glock and now have become a Ruger fan. Willing to try any. Thanks for your recommendations and help as always.
 

eht6183

New Member
I would not in it just to be #1. I am most interested in improving my skills. Skills I hope would help in self-defense and to just have fun shooting. I really enjoy time at the range. Thanks.
 

thebrasilian

New Member
eht6183 said:
I would not in it just to be #1. I am most interested in improving my skills. Skills I hope would help in self-defense and to just have fun shooting. I really enjoy time at the range. Thanks.
With that I would just use the weapon that you will be using for defense. Keep it simple and cheap for now.
 

Blackbeard

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Might be crazy, but my XD subcompact 9mm, I'm fast, little to no recoil, and I hit the same hole with 15 round clips in under 7 seconds.

Handles all sorts of ammo I put through it too...

I'm taking it out to play on the steel traps this weekend with some buddies.
 

GUNSMOAK

New Member
A 9mm is definitely more comfortable for small framed carry. However, you will find that the best 9mm for steel challenge is a .40 or .45. :lol: :lol:

Due to the added capacity of mags w/ smaller diameter rounds, you'll likely have an extra round or two to RE-SHOOT those steels that don't spin/flop/drop on the first clang. But you will recover from each shot quicker if the pistol weight and your hand/arm weight are sufficient. Just don't lift your foot to run to the next station until you're sure the steel is down.

I often carry a nine due to size, weight, dress, & of course, comfort. But projectile size matters at times. Good Luck.

GUNSMOAK
 

eht6183

New Member
Thanks for all the replys. I have been looking at the M&P 9mm, but think I will stick with my Ruger SR9c for now. I carry it every day and after 4 handguns, this is the one I like the best and hit the target right where I aim. I appreciate all the advice.
 
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