Top 10 Best 9mm Pistols in the World

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The 9mm pistol is the most popular caliber pistol in the world, whether for personal, military, or law enforcement use. Also known as ‘the 9mm luger’ or ‘the 9×19’, the 9mm pistol is also the best selling handgun caliber in the United States for many years. Great for self-defense, tactical purposes, or sport shooting, most 9mm pistols are easy to use, easy to maintain, and easy to conceal.

Of course, nobody plans on using any sort of firearm unless it’s for sport, but if you absolutely have to, then a 9mm pistol is the way to go. Before we go any further, we should point out that the best 9mm pistol is the one each gun owner feels most comfortable with. Still, based on their price, performance, and how many of them are sold on a yearly basis, we have managed to put together a list with the top 10 best 9mm pistols in the world.

10Glock 17 Gen 4 (Price: $570 – $600)

All of benefits and features that Glock is renowned for have been incorporated into their Gen4 semi-automatic pistol series. The Glock Model 17 from their Gen4 series is an updated version of their acclaimed standard 9mm Model 17 pistol. Along with better magazine releases, the magazines themselves have a capacity of 17+1, while it also includes dual recoil spring assemblies and three adjustable back straps. It is also possible to choose from Glock night sights and standard fixed sights.

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  • FGRETCH

    Im not sure where this guy comes up with his information, but its very obvious this is a commercial cloaked in a review jacket. his ratings are pure BS

    • everlasting

      I have checked many of the best 9mm handgun reviews, and all of the results are similar, with the CZ ranking #1 in most of them. I asked the same question in a gun foreum I am a member of, and about 90% of them mention the CZ-75 as the best of the best.

      • Jack Stanislow

        We had a pretty bad experience with our CZ, switched yo the Sig 226 and never going back 😉

  • Derek Lewis

    A Taurus 92pt with a slide mounted safty? That can’t be….they are known for the frame mounted safty. Photo shop anyone? Also being an avid taurus lover you don’t need the Beretta 92 and taurus 92 I’m the same list. Have one or the other and then make note that it has a near identical brother from another manufacturer.

  • OUzaudioman

    UMM…Number six is not a baby eagle it’s an XD-9. Which I actually prefer. So, Kudos for the xd-9

    • AnotherBrian

      Exactly what I was thinking.

  • Richard Noggin

    I shoot USPSA and IDPA almost every weekend and the only firearm that regularly jams and people have issues with is the CZ75. It appears to be very picky about what ammunition it likes to be fed. It is obvious when watching as many matches as I watch the CZ just isn’t worth having, IMHO.

  • Waste of my time.

  • Mike Rebel Carman

    EAA SAR B6p @ under $400.

  • Abe

    I don’t understand why the Sig Sauer is not up on this list one of the most accurate guns out there. And absolutely not picky about Ammo.

  • Joe Rubino

    No H&K VP9???? I have one, tried most of the ones here and I’ll take the VP9 any day of the week.

  • cruz

    I own Glock 17 20sf 21sf and 42…. And xd9. And I love my Glocks over all. Durability accurate. 10mm extreme power.

    • scott will

      Anyone who owns the g42 is cool in my book

    • Vivienne Padilla

      Thanks

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Along with #6 photo being a TOTALLY DIFFERENT pistol than the description, the #2 photo is of an EAA Witness “Gold” Match model (which is three times the price quoted for the standard model)…and #1 photo is the CZ75 “Accu Shadow” model (again, three times the quoted price). If you’re gonna recommend guns, at least get the correct model in the pictures.

  • scott will

    This article really makes me grumpy let me go ahead and fix it for everyone.g19,g26,g19,g17,g17g19,g19,g19,g19,g19

  • Jack Stanislow

    Sig p226 outclasses all of those 🙂 cant regard price at cost of quality, we’re talking about the best not the most affordable.

  • james

    Have shot many different 9mm pistols, and without hesitation, my favorite is the Sig Sauer P226. Well built, very accurate, extremely dependable. This is what I want in a pistol, and it is what the P226 delivers.

    • Terrell Stewart

      I own a Sig P 226 Elite and I just love this gun, very accurate and I would not get rid for it for anything!!

  • Damien Monk

    I don’t agree with the CZ or EAA Witness being on top of the list. Rented them among others to try out for a new range gun. They are heavy like bricks! No way that would be a comfortable range/target gun. Maybe for law enforcement but no way on range target for extended periods.

    I have owned a beretta 92fs for years and it’s also heavy and the loooooooooooooonnnnnnnggggg trigger pull sucks for target soothing and there is nothing you can do about it. Same with Taurus! So those for would be good as a service weapon maybe.

    Now let’s talk Glock! I have had a 26 gen 4 for a while and really like it. Renter the Glock 17 and freakin wow!!! That gun rocks!!! Light and accurate. Amazing range/target gun. No safety so I would not carry it chambered for safety reasons. Purchased the Gen 4 with optic sight mounts, just in case. No freakin way any of the guns on this list are any better shooters at the range. Holster draw amazing! Rapid fire amazing!!!! More accurate than the shooter!!!!

  • John Watchman

    The author has NOT researched nor had hands-on experience with the Taurus line of weapons. Taurus is a Brazilian company. That should be enough in itself to tell you it’s junk, but to add fact to what could be a mere opinion… Taurus SA has recently agreed to a $39 million settlement in a class action
    lawsuit alleging some of the company’s most popular semi-automatic
    handguns can discharge when dropped and have a defective safety that
    allows the gun to fire even when it’s engaged.

    “Despite actual knowledge of the Safety Defects, Taurus has never
    remedied either Defect, has never issued an effective and complete
    warning to the public or recall of the Class Pistols and Taurus
    continues to falsely represent to the public that the Class Pistols are
    safe and reliable,” the lawsuit says. “In fact, Taurus is aware that
    individuals have been seriously injured as a result of the Safety
    Defects, and it is only a matter of time before more individuals are
    seriously injured or killed.”

    Taurus declined further comment on the case or the settlement pending a judge’s approval of the agreement.

    Court documents say Taurus was forced to pay a $1.2 million judgement
    when an Alabama man shot himself after his PT-111 dropped to the floor
    and discharged in 2009. The documents also say the Sao Paulo, Brazil,
    police recalled its Taurus .40 caliber handguns after discovering the
    pistols could discharge with the safety engaged.

    “Simply stated, the Class Pistols are defective and inherently
    dangerous, and Taurus has known about the Defects for years, but has
    allowed the Class Pistols to remain in the hands of unsuspecting gun
    owners to the imminent risk of harm to the owners of the Class
    Pistols and the public,” the court documents allege.

    The settlement agreement covers nine Taurus models, including the
    PT-111 Millennium; PT-132 Millennium; PT-138 Millennium; PT-140
    Millennium; PT-145 Millennium; PT-745 Millennium; PT-609; PT-640
    and PT-24/7, Taurus says.

  • Tim Kazon

    #2 Is an EAA Witness Match XTreme not Elite

  • The ripper

    Wow no Browning? Nothing much better than an HP.