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Old 12-30-2011, 08:44 AM
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Feel free to be bias if youd like, though some 'reason' would be nice to read. And clearly 'best' is very subjective....maybe it should be said that it is designed very well, or very accurate, or most reliable in a home defense situation....those may be better criteria to define 'best' American 9mm.

It doesnt need to be originally designed in the US....just as long as a gun is currently made in the states.


Looking forward to what gets posted below!!

(as it was pointed out below...i didnt limit this to a 'price' -- so I am editing my original post....please limit guns to ones that can be found for under $1,000 ... thanks!)
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This one is the best. But most people cannot afford it.

It meets all of your criteria with a lifetime guarantee.

I do not own one, but I can come close to it by 'smithing one of my own.
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Feel free to be bias if youd like, though some 'reason' would be nice to read. And clearly 'best' is very subjective....maybe it should be said that it is designed very well, or very accurate, or most reliable in a home defense situation....those may be better criteria to define 'best' American 9mm.

It doesnt need to be originally designed in the US....just as long as a gun is currently made in the states.


Looking forward to what gets posted below!!
American made.....since you did'nt specify a price my vote goes for a sig p226
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American made.....since you did'nt specify a price my vote goes for a sig p226
A great point -- I did add a change to the original post and limited the total cost of the gun....P226 will still fit, thanks for the vote and pointing out that flaw!
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A great point -- I did add a change to the original post and limited the total cost of the gun....P226 will still fit, thanks for the vote and pointing out that flaw!
IMHO they are very well made, makes my glock g17 and beretta m9, px4.....feel like toys. Tritium sights, good trigger out the box for about $650 when I got mine.
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Glock = Best handgun.

Closest thing to Glock made in USA = S&W M&P series handguns.

...at least I think they are made in the USA.
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S&W M&P for US made/company
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+2 s&w m&p
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+3 s&w M&P


-1 on Glock being the best
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Glock 17.
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3rd gen S&W preferably the 5900 series
but made now in limited #'s
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I think there is confusion when someone says american made gun. I would assume it to mean a gun that is made in America by an American owned company. Glocks and Berettas are made in America but they aren't American owned companies. Just my opinion.

Best American made 9MM pistol "to me" is the Smith & Wesson M&P9 full size pistol.
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I think there is confusion when someone says american made gun. I would assume it to mean a gun that is made in America by an American owned company. Glocks and Berettas are made in America but they aren't American owned companies. Just my opinion.

Best American made 9MM pistol "to me" is the Smith & Wesson M&P9 full size pistol.
Just as sig is part of a larger worldwide company

Here is the link to the company's website. Note second paragraph: http://sigsauer.com/AboutUs/Default.aspx
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Wow, so most everyone up to this point ranks the M&P over the CZ 75B SP-01, FNH FNX-9, Sig P226 and the Springfield XDm???

thanks to all for sharing!!
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I think there is confusion when someone says american made gun. I would assume it to mean a gun that is made in America by an American owned company. Glocks and Berettas are made in America but they aren't American owned companies. Just my opinion.
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I meant more to the point that it helps support American jobs (mainly made by Americans -- Beretta and Sig would therefore qualify)....but, nothing wrong with it being an American company too -- even more jobs!!

Thanks for pointing this out!!
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Wow, so most everyone up to this point ranks the M&P over the CZ 75B SP-01, FNH FNX-9, Sig P226 and the Springfield XDm???

thanks to all for sharing!!
I'm almost positive CZ pistols are made in the Czech Republic, and I know Springfields XD's are made in Croatia. Sig has had some QC issues lin the past few years, I wouldn't purchase one of their weapons at this point in time. I'm not very familiar with FN pistols, so I won't comment.
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From their website.....

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-Made firearms.

Just sayin.
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From their website.....

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-Made firearms.

Just sayin.
Ruger has a lot of QC issues, I've owned a few of their pistols and almost always end up having to do some gunsmithing to get them to function the way they should.
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