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Yall throw out some suggestions on 9mm's for steel shooting. I am leaning toward the xd tactical version (5 inch barrel). What do Yall use or recommend I try ?
 

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If you are leaning polymer framed:

M&P Pro or 9L
Glock 34
XD Tactical or XDM

Probably in that order for me, but they are so close it is just a matter of personal preference as they are all very good. You wouldn't go wrong with any of them.

If interested in a steel frame:

1911 - double or single stack, limited only by your budget. Full custom, SV, STI, Kimber, Springfield, and others. I have heard some decent reports on Taurus' 1911 and I think it is offered in 9mm, but I would expect to replace some internal parts if it were me (extractor/fire control). STI Spartan is tough to beat as a bare bones platform, but of course the more you spend the nicer they get.

CZ or Sig X5 - both have pluses and minuses, but the right models can be "cocked and locked" which I would personally prefer for steel matches.
Browning HiPower - forgot about the HP.
 

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DBChaffin pretty much covered them all. For the steel frame fans, a 1911 in 9mm can be a very sweet shooter for steel.
 

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I've held the xdm side by side with the xd, and the xd felt better. have not done a side by side shoot comparison, tho.
 

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The xdm might have had the wrong back strap in. hint hint

and if your like me 19 rounds of ammo is a big help when shooting steel.
 
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