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ClydeFrog
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Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


Sorry for yet another handgun thread but recent political events make me feel like it's finally time to get a handgun. I'm asking because I understand many gun shops have even sold out of their display models so I want to know what will be the best fit in case a good model for what I want is not in stock.

I'm looking for a 9mm that is not a compact and will not be used for concealed carry. I have bigger hands so the fit is important. I've used a handgun or two in the past where it felt like my hand came off the bottom of the grip a bit and I really don't like that feeling.

I've held a Glock 9mm before that felt good but I want to know if I should broaden my horizons.

TIA.







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kywildcatfanone
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


I have a Ruger SR9, and really like it. My hands are not real big, but it fits me well. You should put one in your hand and try it as one of your options.





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03GeeTee
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


You could try the XDm and M&P pistols. They both come with interchangeable back straps that include large size inserts.





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Duckman13
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


Glock 17 gen4





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LSUTiger205
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


If you have bigger hands, the H&K or the Berretta 92 will be good.

The XD and Glock are for normal people. The Kahr will be fine for smaller hands.






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hogdaddy
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


+ 1





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bbvdd
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


How much are you looking to spend?






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j5geaux
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


EAA Witness:






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lsufan1971
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


Glock 17 or HK USP. Both are great guns. Parts are easier and less expensive usually for the Glock.





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JAB528
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


Glock 17 if you dont care about ergonomics.

H&K is an ergonomic masterpiece.

Try to find a 1911 in 9mm.

Good luck.






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CaptSpaulding
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


I'd highly recommend trying the Beretta 92fs.





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kengel2
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


Beretta 92, like others have said.





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Rustontiger43
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


quote:

I'd highly recommend trying the Beretta 92fs.


+1






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Bandit30
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


I got big hands and a beretta 92 really good choice





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Ace Midnight
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


quote:

I've held a Glock 9mm before that felt good but I want to know if I should broaden my horizons.


A Gen 4 Glock 17 has the adjustable backstrap - no direct experience (some like, many don't), but in theory, can make it even more comfortable for larger hands (with the largest of the 3 grip sizes).

Sig P226 is another fine choice, from a fine company. Sig also has the newer P250 in the full sized configuration looks like a hoss (and more similiar in ergonomics to the Glock and M&P models than the "standard" Sig pistols). The 250 is priced fairly reasonably.

I can't recommend the Beretta 92, but is is also a popular holster gun that would be a good fit for larger hands.

If you find a gun you really like, there are options to add a wrap around grip if the grip size may be the sticking point.

Good luck with the search.



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PvilleP
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


Beretta 92 or H&K USP ($$$). Both have larger frames.





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Ace Midnight
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H&K USP


I should have mentioned the full-sized USP (and, for that matter, the M&P) as well.






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dawg23
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


Ace Midnight is (IMO) one of the very few people on this board (in addition to Josey W.) who posts informed opinions.

I also don't recommedn the Beretta 92. I have one (owned it for years). And it's very reliable. But very few people will devote the time (and ammo) needed to master the DA/SA trigger.

Life (and shooting) is a lot simpler with a gun that has a consistent trigger ---- like the M&P, Glock, SIG (with the DAK trigger) and HK (with the LEM trigger).






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Mid Iowa Tiger
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


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XDm


I shoot a 9 XDm and with the large grips it is very comfortable in my larger than average hands.







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Ace Midnight
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands


quote:

Ace Midnight is (IMO) one of the very few people on this board (in addition to Josey W.) who posts informed opinions.


I appreciate that man - I'm not always right, but I always try hard.

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I also don't recommedn the Beretta 92. I have one (owned it for years). And it's very reliable. But very few people will devote the time (and ammo) needed to master the DA/SA trigger.


And see, that is a difference for me - with the "standard" Sig, the first shot is "optionally" DA - but you can also cock the hammer first. The deal breaker for me is manual safety on the Beretta - just one more thing to forget to do under stress. I shoot a Sig better than practically any other gun. I am "getting used" to the Glock trigger, but it is progressing slowly.

I am considering a Sig P250, though.



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