Are you looking for a semi-automatic handgun that is a bit less mainstream than the 1911 or Glock 17 or 19? There are plenty of options on the market, and choosing from among the myriad available can be tough. From some of the Wonder Nines, such as the HK USP to the M&P Shield, here are some options for handguns to add to your gun safe that might appeal to you.
Replacing the P7 series, the Heckler & Koch USP features a mechanical recoil reduction system. This helps lessen wear on internal components while also lowering felt recoil. However, unlike other guns with similar systems, it does not need maintenance, thanks to a lack of a hydraulic damper. The German Armed Forces adopted a USP variant, the P8, as the sidearm of choice in 1994 and continues using USP variants today.
The Kahr PM9 is a small handgun, often used for concealed carry. It carries easily, uses quality materials to ensure durability, and shoots reliably. In addition, it is shorter than other single-stacks and is also a very slim handgun. It has less felt recoil than other sub-compact handguns, which is a huge boost over other concealed carry guns that often have high recoil and muzzle rise. All of this equates to better accuracy compared to similar handguns. However, some find the slide can be hard to rack because it has a heavy spring to reduce recoil. With that in mind, it might not matter to your needs but is worth considering.
One of the original Wonder Nines, the iconic CZ 75 is popular worldwide and the most common handgun in the Czech Republic. There are plenty of variants, from the CZ 75 Compact to the competition-ready CZ 75 SP 01. Like other Wonder Nines, it is chambered in 9mm and features a staggered-column mag. The CZ 75 is made of all steel. The slide does not ride outside the frame but rather on rails inside the frame, lowering the bore axis. Altogether, it is a soft-shooting 9mm. This classic pistol is a great addition to any gun safe.
Based on the CZ 75 but looking like a smaller version of the Desert Eagle, the IWI Jericho 941 is currently the sidearm of choice of the Israeli government. The Jericho 941 also introduced the 41 AE caliber to the market but also comes chambered in 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 ACP. If you are in the market for a reliable handgun with different chambering options, check out this model on your favorite online platform.
Rugged, reliable, and accurate, the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield is another good carry option and is the choice of many military and law enforcement personnel. It is both comfortable to hold and shoot, though it can be difficult to rack and has a high trigger pull. Despite this, it remains a highly popular handgun and a fine addition to any collection.
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