The 9mm pistol is the most popular caliber pistol in the world, whether for personal, military, or law enforcement use. Also known as ‘the 9mm luger’ or ‘the 9×19’, the 9mm pistol is also the best selling handgun caliber in the United States for many years. Great for self-defense, tactical purposes, or sport shooting, most 9mm pistols are easy to use, easy to maintain, and easy to conceal.
Of course, nobody plans on using any sort of firearm unless it’s for sport, but if you absolutely have to, then a 9mm pistol is the way to go. Before we go any further, we should point out that the best 9mm pistol is the one each gun owner feels most comfortable with. Still, based on their price, performance, and how many of them are sold on a yearly basis, we have managed to put together a list with the top 10 best 9mm pistols in the world.
10Glock 17 Gen 4 (Price: $570 – $600)
All of benefits and features that Glock is renowned for have been incorporated into their Gen4 semi-automatic pistol series. The Glock Model 17 from their Gen4 series is an updated version of their acclaimed standard 9mm Model 17 pistol. Along with better magazine releases, the magazines themselves have a capacity of 17+1, while it also includes dual recoil spring assemblies and three adjustable back straps. It is also possible to choose from Glock night sights and standard fixed sights.
9FN Herstal FNX-9 (Price: $470 – $500)
The FN Herstal FNX-9 Pistol was designed to be lightweight and perform for a long period of time, and anyone who is a dedicated hand gunner will have all the features they need. The ergonomic frame of this pistol is made of rugged polymer, while control is improved and felt recoil is reduced due to the low frame’s bore axis. Every shot fire is pinpoint accurate because of its 4-inch barrel made from hammer-forged stainless steel.
8Taurus PT 92 ($460 – $599)
The Taurus PT 92 takes the double action auto loading design that Beretta is known for and turns it up a notch. The design of this 9mm High Capacity Large Frame Pistol has a remarkably strong slide made from hammer forged steel and the frame is specially hammer forged from durable and sturdy alloy. An ambidextrous 3-position safety is also mounted on the frame, which can also be used as a dual action decocking lever.
7Beretta 92FS (Commercial) (Price: $560 – $600)
The performance of the Beretta 92FS (Commercial) on the range is quite exceptional. After all, this Beretta is current service pistol of the United States Military and police officers after it replaced the 45 ACP 1911. M9 is another name for this pistol since it is often regarded as a better and more upgraded version of the M1911-A1. A delayed, open-slide, short-recoil locking-block system is utilized by this accurate, durable and reliable pistol, which speeds up its cycle time.
6Baby Eagle II BE9915R (Price: $530 – $570)
The Israeli Military currently uses the Baby Eagle II BE9915R as their combat pistol. The ergonomic grip frame of this pistol and its unique features are similar to that of the legendary CZ75, the pistol this one is based on. Considering that it is a traditional automatic double action 9mm pistol, so it has a 4.5-inch barrel. Its rugged frame also has a clear black-oxide finish, with metallic 3-dot combat sights fixed on top.
5Walther P99 AS (Price: $570 – $620)
The Walther company took quite a progressive and revolutionary step forward when they developed the Walther P99 AS. Many American, Asian and European law enforcement agencies have been using the P99 AS as their duty pistol. This handgun is capable of performing ideally even in the harshest of conditions. Some of its prominent features include low profile, 3-dot polymer combat sights, custom accessory rail, anti-stress trigger, ergonomic Walther grip, and more.
4Springfield XD m 4.5” (Price: $570 – $610)
Springfield Armory’s XD pistol line is known for their performance and safety, and this XD(M) 4.5-inch pistol takes both of them to a whole new level. This pistol is more accurate, can be handled with utmost precision and the ergonomics are also better than the past. A match grade barrel is also featured by this pistol, while the molded back straps attached to its polymer frame can be interchanged.
3Walther PPQ ($530 – $580)
When it comes to self-defense pistols, the Walther PPQ is truly revolutionary, especially in terms of ergonomics. Since the grip is sculpted, this pistol can be held within the hand smoothly. In terms of striker-fired handguns, the polymer that the trigger is made from is of the highest quality. This pistol also features an elegant and slim styling. In 2013, a reversible mag release button was added to it as well.
2EAA Witness Elite Match (Price: $580 – $620)
If anyone wants to sharpen your aim by practicing casually, shooting at nonstandard targets, such as spare household items, then the EAA Witness Elite Match is the pistol for them. It can be equally fun to fire this pistol at a shooting range due to its smooth recoil. Furthermore, gun experts say that it is nearly impossible to miss the target when firing this handgun at medium to close range.
1CZ 75 SP-01 (Price: $580 – $620)
The CZ 75 SP-01 is without a doubt the best 9mm pistol because of its decent recoil, lengthy sight radius and the fact that its magazine can hold thrice the number of rounds compared to a traditional revolver. This pistol is not only aesthetical but is also ergonomic as well. It has a low riding slide within its frame, which allows for outstanding rail engagement.