In the last few months of this year, quite a few interesting types of weapons were announced, including pistols. Against the background of these events, the most authoritative American gunsmiths decided to choose the most interesting, reliable and effective 9 mm pistols. The choice fell on this family of weapons for a reason. The thing is that such pistols combine comfort of use and sufficient stopping effect.
1. Smith & Wesson M & P9 2.0
A practical pistol from Smith & Wesson, introduced back in 2005. Created for the needs of the army and police. The main feature of the weapon is the polymer frame, which significantly reduces its weight. Also in the pistol, the dimensions of all protruding elements were reduced as much as possible. Today the gun is praised for its high corrosion resistance and overall reliability. Not so long ago, the weapon underwent restyling, received new corrosion protection and updated the sighting device.
2. Springfield Armory 9mm XD (M)
Now this pistol is produced by the American company Springfield Armory. It is curious that it was actually developed in Croatia. Despite this fact, this weapon was able to win the respect of even the most picky US users - special forces and police officers. The most interesting element of the pistol is its grip with numerous notches. Thanks to this design, the weapon is very easy to hold in a stable position. It also has one of the shortest trigger strokes in the world.
3. Glock 19
In the United States, this pistol is by far the most popular weapon. Despite its compact size, the Glock 19 has the power of a solid military model. Coupled with high reliability, all this brought the pistol great fame and recognition in a variety of law enforcement agencies. The design provides for the use of rails for the installation of numerous additional equipment. Also, the pistol is easily subject to deep modification of the barrel, grip and bolt.
4. Heckler & Koch VP
A very handy pistol. The most points to the level of comfort in using this weapon are added by the shape of the handle and the polymer chosen for it, which in many ways ensures a reliable and comfortable grip. Reinforcement of the trigger is 2.5 kg. Thanks to the special notches on the handle, the Heckler & Koch VP is easy to hold in your hand, even if it is wet or sweaty.
5. Sig Sauer P320
Suffice it to say that this particular pistol was chosen by the American military as a personal weapon. This modular pistol is notable primarily for its design - it is hammerless. The Sig Sauer P320 can be adapted for any shooter. Not only the handles, but also the frames change in the weapon. The weapon has almost no protruding elements, which minimizes the risk of snagging on items of clothing or equipment.
6. Ruger SR9c 9 mm
A compact pistol that is available on the market in four versions. They differ in price, equipment, size and store capacity. The frame of the weapon is made of fiberglass reinforced. This feature makes the Ruger SR9c 9 mm very lightweight. At the same time, the weapon has a fairly large rear sight and front sight. This was done primarily in order to speed up and facilitate the process of aiming at short distances.
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