Answer: The best 9mm handgun CCW is the one you will carry and shoot proficiently. Some people like wider grips, shorter barrels, and easier triggers than others. The thing that matters is that your gun is reliable (ready when you need it) and that you know how to shoot it.
That said we will touch on some of the more popular options available on todays market and help you make a decision with confidence.
The Sig Sauer The P226 MK25 is identical to the pistol carried by the U.S. Navy SEALs, the fleet’s special warfare operators. The railed P226 chambered in 9mm and engraved with an anchor on the left side of the slide is the official sidearm of the SEALs.
Again the answer to this question is conditional and preference based, however the Glock 19 is unquestionably the most supported handgun in history. If you are looking to customize and tailor your weapon to your specific needs you will not have any trouble finding aftermarket parts and accessories for the Glock 19.
There is however a 9mm handgun out there that leaves shooters with such a good impression that they are quick to talk about it on threads and forums as being a close contender for the best handgun ever made.
Its the CZ75-SP01. Touted as being the “best out of the box”. This handgun is a little heavier than similar style guns which makes people use it more for home defense, but if you’re looking for accuracy, it hits the nail on the head.
In a recent study of 15 of today’s top rated handguns, the Sig Sauer X-Five Classic w Aimpoint T-2 was crowned the most accurate handgun at 25 yards distance. The second place handgun and noteworthy “performance bargain” was the CZ75-SP01.
The Glocks. The top rated and most used pistols for law enforcement agencies worldwide are in the Glock family. Most notably the Glock 19, Glock 17, Glock 22, and Glock 21.
The Glock 17 is widely acclaimed as being a great bargain handgun in the Glock family. Many prefer it over the more popular Glock 19 because it has a longer barrel and larger grip. In general its a larger gun and it boasts a ton of aftermarket support in accessories and add-ons. It’s our #1 pick for under $800 based on customer feedback and reviews.