June 2003

9mm Pistols: We Compare Beretta, SIGArms, and Magnum Research

The 92FS continues to prove itself as a reliable, comfortable sidearm. We slightly preferred it over a tight P226 and the steel-bodied Desert Eagle. Bonus: A compact CZ 9mm holds promise.

The 9mm continues to be one of the country’s favorite guns, if recent manufacturing data are to be believed. According to the BATF’s Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report for 2001, 626,836 pistols were produced (the latest year for which figures are available). Of that sum, 213,378 were in calibers above .380 to 9mm. That’s almost 30,000 more for the next-largest caliber segment, guns above 9mm to .50 caliber.

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