Gun Report

Browning Pro-9 9mm

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The Pro-9 offers the advantages of a polymer frame, but has the feel of a more traditional pistol. Added safety features such as a decocker and a magazine disconnector are a plus. Accuracy was consistent.

Browning Pro-9 9mm

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Browning Pro-9 shared some basic design features with the Sigarms P229R-9, but had some interesting differences as well. Barrel length was slightly longer (4 inches), and the routine to remove the top-end barrel support was the same. After locking back the slide and rotating the latch downward, we found a linkless barrel. A block with rails on each side plus two more metal rails at the rear supported the barrel and slide. The slide featured rear cocking serrations only, an externally mounted extractor and a three-dot sight system dovetailed into place front and rear.
The polymer grip frame's sculpting reminded us of the browning hi-power. But the sweeping contour sometimes got in the way when we tried to press the magazine release (bottom arrow). The rearward-placed decocker (top arrow) was ambidextrous and easy to reach.
The slide latch pointing downward in the release position (white arrow) operated much the sigarms design. Lockup was similar as well with support primarily in the center. The black arrow points to one of two rear rail inserts in the frame.

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