What is your favorite wonder nine?
Understanding that most all modern pistols nowadays fit into this definition let’s define it and see what your favorite might be.
Wikipedia defines the term as “ Wonder Nine refers to any semi-automatic pistol that is chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum and has a staggered column magazine, as well as a double-action trigger for at least the first shot. The term was coined by firearms author Robert Shimek, and became popular in American firearm-related magazines during the 1980s and the 1990s by those advocating their use by police forces.”
But not to muddy the waters too badly let’s put one more item on the list to narrow the definition. The pistol must have a steel frame and slide as well with the aforementioned parameters.
With this term now more defined the beretta 92, CZ75, Browning Hi-power, Star M28, HK p7/13, MAB PA-15, Walther P88, and the Smith&Wesson model 59 series of pistols. Please excuse me if I have left out others, but these are the ones that come to mind that are all steel.
So what’s your Favorite?
Mine, for the money, I choose the Star Model 28DA. It’s an incredibly smooth, accurate shooter with a tank like design to boot!
Here is a closer look at my pick.