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I have the hots for a new pistol in 9mm. Currently, I have a Browning High Power and a SIG P239 in .40 S&W, but I want something that is a little less expensive to shoot. Since I will probably want to qualify for my CHL with it, it must be at least .32 caliber, but I am really not interested in a mouse gun. I also have a G23 in .40 S&W, and one Glock is enough. Nice enough gun, but not my cup of tea. If Gaston would put interchangeable backstraps on them so that you could customize the grips without major surgery, then I might reconsider. Any ideas? Right now, I am dithering between a Browning High Power to match my .40, or a SIG P229. Thanks in advance.
 

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For me, it wouldn't be a contest...... I'd go straight for the High-Power.

Or, maybe add a grip safety to that Browning and get one of the many 1911s that are offered in 9x19. If you like the Browning, you'll like the 1911.
 

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Hi Power is definitely hard to pass up..but I don't like the hammer bite so I'd get the Sig 229..which btw is exactly what I did
 

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I would spend the $600.00 on .40 caliber ammo instead of buying another pistol, that way you could enjoy shooting your two .40 caliber pistols.

If ammo prices are that much of an issue, you may want to consider a .22LR pistol.
 

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I would be tempted to stick with the Sig. I have a 226 in 9mm and it is the go to gun. I give it to first time shooters (after checking them out on the .22)they love it because they can hit the target with tremendous accuracy.

When practicing a little more I could put 15 rounds in the black center of a NRA 50ft pistol target with out a problem at about 30-35 feet.

Between me and my brothers along with numerous friends we have shot several thousands of rounds through the gun which was purchased used. Never a missed round or failure.

Told this before but love the story:

Took a buddy to the range for the first time. Local LEO (did not know it at the time)was practicing for qualification with his gun.

After an hr, (my pal being able to place 15 rounds in a 8 in or less group) I grabbed bowling pin target as he was practicing on. We shot rapid fire 10 center mass with 5 head shots.

This was the point at which he introduced himself and asked how long we had been shooting. I had been shooting about 1 year, I told him and it was my buddies first time.

He left
 

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Pistolero said:
I would spend the $600.00 on .40 caliber ammo instead of buying another pistol, that way you could enjoy shooting your two .40 caliber pistols.

If ammo prices are that much of an issue, you may want to consider a .22LR pistol.
That is great advice with only one problem: It doesn't leave me with an excuse to buy a new gun. After all, you can't own too many guns, can you?

Now things are even more complicated, besides the Browning (and it is tempting to get one so that I have a matched pair in 9mm and .40 S&W) and the SIG (handled a P226 and a P229 at Sportsman's Warehouse today), there is also the Beretta 92 and the CZ 75. I'll probably think about it until the end of the month when I should get some extra money for teaching a summer course.

Anyway, a big thank you to everybody for the input.
 
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