Can You Name These Wonder Nines

Quiz: Can You Name These Classic “Wonder Nines?”

The classic Wonder Nines were the pistols that ushered in the era of the modern high-capacity semi-auto. Wonder Nines are pistols chambered in 9mm that combine a double-action (or striker-fired) trigger pull with a magazine capacity of 13 or more rounds. This quiz will be focusing on pistols designed between 1970 and 1989.

How well do you know your classic Wonder Nines? Take our quiz and find out!

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242 Responses to “Quiz: Can You Name These Classic “Wonder Nines?””

  1. Tom Lansing

    The Model 59, I owned one, great shooting gun, wished I still had it!, The Glock’s, never really was fond of the Glock. carried one for many years on duty, and it worked every time, but was still leary of the plastic. Also had a seat frame that tried to saw through the plastic frame of the gun. Sig-Sauer’s are expensive. traded in a

    S&W 1911 stainless for a purple P-238 for my wife when we moved to North Carolina. She still has to shoot it yet. She won’t even take the CCW course!, The others I have no experience with, well maybe with the Walther’s younger or older brother, the P-38. My father had one he brought back from Germany after WWII. Nice gun, wished I had gotten that on when he passed.

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    • Yomama777

      PPK or Lady Smith would have better choices…even a Glock 43!

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    • Mikey

      I purchased one of these in 1968 to take to Vietnam with me for 2 tours. I loved it and my shipmates serving in River Assault Groups did too. I’m not bragging at all but saved me an several of my shipmates a few times. It had limited capacity so I sold it with great regrets because it had a personal history. But two years ago at a gun show I ran across a brand new one in the original box with all papers and wax paper wrappers And I certainly purchased it! A great prize for me!

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  2. gene simeone

    You should have exposed the left side of each pistol to be fair and obliterated ant markings on grips or slides, etc…I was thrown due to similarities, and not being all viewed from left or same side.

    It was fun though.

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      Thanks for taking the quiz!

      The images had to meet certain minimum requirements for size and clarity — which severely limited my options. You’re right — they aren’t as perfect as they could be.

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  3. Charles

    Love a good 9mm

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  4. Edward Panick

    Nice quiz. Love my Ruger.

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  5. Lloyd

    interesting test and history commentary. thanx. do some more.

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  6. Stephen Belleci

    Do you have any information on a Star, 9MM-P, Model M, 17+1

    Thank You Stephen

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  7. Barry Allender

    Interesting quiz

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  8. Robert B Wright

    I am a member and I like it. Keep up the Deals

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  9. Tim McGaffic

    Cool quiz and awesome guns

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  10. James Fetterman

    I had an s&w 39, sadly I sold it. have a Beretta FS 92 old Compact L Type M Stainless and I’m keeping that one forever.

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  11. SpeedBump

    “I’m a Robot. My knowledge and skills know no bounds”.

    Yea, okay. How bout running a sale on the Akdar 1919 match shotgun?

    I’m having wet dreams over this gun….

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  12. eric eberhardt

    This quiz was a lot of fun!

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      Thanks for taking the quiz!

      And stay tuned for the next one!

      Reply
  13. Ron Thomas

    Nice to see the VP70s here. I actually shot my qualifying string a few years ago with one of my pair. Never had an issue with trigger pull as when I pull, I mean it! If it held open after last round, that would be nice. Still, I am always scooping up spare mags I find them! Hint, hint! 🙂

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    • Ted Eng

      I’ve owned, shot and carried a VP-70 for over a decade. The trigger pull is odd, (and NOT 20 pounds as stated in the article). Bit once you get the hang of it, it isn’t too bad.

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  14. Jim

    Canik TP9 SF and SFx
    Get one before the prices go up.

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  15. Gregory Branch

    easy

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  16. Morris Long

    Enjoyed the chance to try to name them.

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  17. Sheldon Reed

    Good idea

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  18. Bill Sneed

    Some of the images would not load.

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  19. Mack Hagin

    Got 12 out of 13, and kicking myself over number 6 that I missed. Really good and well researched quiz. If I hadn’t spent most of my youth reading about any weapon I could and 28 of 58 years in the U.S. Army, I probably would have done much worse. Thank you for the test.

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  20. Dennis Bailey

    Nice quiz, but pretty easy…

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  21. Charles F Linder

    Both of those I missed were H&K s that I don’t know if I’ve ever seen either of.
    I just can’t convince myself to add a Glock to the stable.
    The CZ75 is one of the few designs I haven’t added to my collection (yet), I’ve been entertaining getting a 2075 RAMI BD to fill that slot though.
    The Beretta example ended up being a quite nice “S” that was hand-picked during an import release by Classic last year.
    My model 59 was hardly used, and I just finished a spare slide assembly that is fitted out with or a Venom reflex sight to update the design for casual competition use. Stock sights had some drawbacks for sure, I hope to find one of the windage adjustable S&W rear sight for it for less than a c-note (anyhow).
    Nice quiz.

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    • Mikey

      I’m NOT bragging sense I’m 72 years old. But I was able to identify all of them with ease. I also have A SIG226 which really is a very good copy of CIG 226 and even takes the SIG mags. I will never part with it. IT is that important to me. A very good shooter. Out shoots the Sig 226.

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  22. Edward Poole

    Fun

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  23. Dennis Sumner

    Kinda tough toward the end, some of them even older than me!

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    • JAMES WHITAKER

      I’LL BET THAT NUMBER 13 IS A LITTLE OLDER…..LOL

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  24. Pierre Cromartie

    I did my best glad i got a few of them!

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  25. David Michalski

    Loved it.

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  26. Edwin Balch

    I guess real good.

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  27. gerry

    need to study my 9mms

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  28. Mickey

    Good test

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  29. Gerald Ashley

    SEMPER FI

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  30. Andrew

    Great quiz, was a lot of fun! I got 10 out of 13, not bad. I love the older pistols. Keep them coming. Good job Sportsmans Guide!!

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  31. Jerry Hollberg

    Really great quiz. Fun, you should do more/

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  32. Trent

    Beautiful weapons. I want , I want , I want.

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  33. Jonathan Stephenson

    It’s always nice to quiz myself on weapons

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  34. Jerry Hollberg

    great quiz

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  35. captainpef

    Hmmmm….I never saw the ones I missed….

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  36. Kenny Broadhead

    9mm is for those who squat to pre!

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  37. Vickie Lea Triana

    I tried

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  38. Thomas Hall

    Fun

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  39. Me and Me

    Dang cheese-eating surrender monkeys cost me a perfect score.

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  40. Robert Palm

    Love my “nines”. Hi Power, HK P30 SK, Springfield Armory XDM, both a S&W 39 and 59. All fun to shoot. Thanks for Quiz, got most of them !!

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  41. George Steele

    The Steyr GB was sold here in the US as the Rogak P9. The capacity, for its day, was huge – but the execution was junk. I fired mine. Once. The slide practically came apart. Still have it – as a curiosity.

    Not a commercial success? I wonder why . . .

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    • George Steele

      Correction – P18. Because it held 18 rounds. All the “9’s” made me dizzy.

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  42. Andrew mellado

    At one time i owned a s&w model 39. I wish i had kept it.

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  43. Joe caruso

    Tough on a couple of these

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  44. Uwe Hoffmann

    You do a quiz on the “Classic Wonder Nines” and you don’t show the Luger P08, or at least the Walther P38,or the post-war version the P1? You mention Moses Browning but not Georg J. Luger who invented the Caliber 9x19mm Parabellum (Luger) and the first 9mm pistol? I got them all, although I am not a robot as your quiz stated, but I have no words at the omission of the first 9mm pistol, or its inventor!

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    • Ron Bridgman

      most don’t know the full history of the 9x19mm, but Georg Luger didn’t invent the parent case for the 9x19mm, he simply developed (wild catted) the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge from his earlier 7.65×21mm Parabellum round, which itself was derived from the original 7.65×25mm Borchardt cartridge in the Borchardt C-93 pistol

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  45. Rick Svihlik

    FUN FUN FUN Let’s see more of the same

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  46. charles Copeland

    Well that was fun

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  47. Rico

    quiz always fun

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  48. kyle irish

    had to totally guess on two (and lost 🙂

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  49. Greg kane

    Nice group glad to see some of the early the French pistol is left out a lot good pistol I had a HandK 70 the trigger was one of the worst

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  50. David

    I have a P-85, and a S&W Mod39, carry both, the P-85 is a beast in weight but love the feel, I conceal carry the S&W, with it’s alloy body and solid slide, it’s hardly noticeable concealed, but with today’s bovine scat occurring the single stack has caused me to pursue something…..more, like I now carry concealed a S&W M&P Stryker 9mm, it’s light and double stack with 17rds in reserve makes me a little more comfortable.
    Loved the quiz

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  51. Jose Bidi

    For me the “Wonder Nine” has a name: Walther PPQ M2.
    It’s the best in his category …

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  52. pat wineinger

    liked the quiz. Called the GLOCK 17 a paperweight because looked damaged; I like mine a lot.

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  53. Chef Michael Arakawa

    I owned a ‘CHERRY’ S&W Model 39, (the single stack version of the 59). What a great handgun that was. I wish that I never parted with it! Never owned an H&K P-7, but I sure wanted one! One of these days, I’ll still but a High Power…

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  54. Orlando Velazquez

    I;m still in love with Browning HI POWER design…..

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  55. Dannie Gillispie

    Everybody knows the 1st pistol is a flock 17, however, I find all flocks to be a very overpriced paperweight. Yeah they’re accurate and durable but so is a Rossi shotgun. Not saying much for either. Flocks were innovative 20 yrs ago but they are all ugly as sin and look like a 9 yr old caved it out of a block of wood, no character whatsoever, after all most people shop by sight. Not to say we aren’t looking for accuracy, great triggers, good balance and action ad well as good sights and price. Can’t beat a Beretta for all these key features in a $500 price range.

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    • Lucky

      I own a couple glocks and looks mean nothing its a gun not a trophy

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  56. Alan Z

    The CZ-75 designed in 1975 taking all the attributes from the best Semi-Auto pistols in the world. The CZ-75 is an Awesome and well designed pistol which has been copied by several other pistol manufacturers. Other than the model 97 which is .45ACP, The only short coming that I see is as I am not a fan of the 9mm, is that CZ now only manufactures the CZ 75 pistol mostly in 9mm with a few in 40 S&W. The EAA Witness is a CZ copy with a larger frame that is offered in 38 super, 9mm, .40S&W, 10mm .45ACP. Tangfoglio also made the smaller caliber Israeli Eagles and other pistols for other manufacturers that wanted a CZ platform pistol. On the EAA Witness pistols, the caliber can be changed with a kit that contains a Slide, Barrel and Magazine. The EAA witness which is made by Tanfoglio in Italy, was the answer to the import restrictions imposed by the United States on Czechoslovakia since it was a Soviet Block Country in the 1970’s.

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  57. timothy mcphillips

    never saw the other 2 but they were European

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  58. Stuart Johnson

    Great guns all !!!!!!!

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  59. Scott Ketcheson

    You missed the Astra A90. Absolutely awesome Wonder Nine and I bet very few would have gotten the answer right.

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    • jp64

      Those are good handguns but I doubt anyone would have gotten it except for a few that are into that.

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  60. Chris Bernier

    I need to find a Ruger P-series in .40 to match the carbine at my local shop or a 9mm carbine to go with my P89.

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  61. Bobby Shelton

    None

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  62. Bubbamullet

    Didn’t do too well but it was fun.

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  63. jerry selman

    that was fun

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  64. Jason see

    Love this website!!

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  65. Phillip Filides

    I thunked

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  66. Gregory M. Corcoran

    Not only was that a lot of fun, but two of my kids were couching me over my shoulder, and helped me get some right and some wrong, but a good time. The ones at the end of the list are hard unless you’ve held one before!
    This is what makes “Sportsmans Guide” way more than just a Store! Keep up the good work folks! The family and I had a great time.

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      Glad we could provide some family entertainment. Thanks for taking the quiz!

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  67. Manuel Calo

    I own 17 weapons from a Remington 1911A1 .45 Semi-Auto to an AR 15 5.56MM/.223 NATO 16″ Barrel. And also severed 25 as an Army Ranger under special ops. I had the opportunity to experience the Sig P226 and the Berretta 92SB. I kinda grew fond of both however, did also experienced several assault rifles that left me in aw.

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  68. michael olsen

    Very interesting !!!

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  69. Roger

    Cool quiz! Brought back some fond memories. Almost bought a Steyr GB when they first came out. Wish I had. Love my Glock though.

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  70. Charlie

    My model 59 was the most disappointing auto loader I ever owned! My God, fit and finish was beautiful! Manageable 9mm round and a 15 round mag + it was a Smith and Wesson! I jumped all over one and could not wait to show my friends and even more, get to the range. It was pure junk! O did not have any feed, fire, eject problems but it was the worst accuracy weapon (in same or similar size) I had ever fired in my life! In short, it was a spray and pray gun. Got rid of it and never looked at another Smith again as far as auto loader until just last month. Purchased a M&P 9 Shield and I love it. Of course that is not the 1911 frame and on that I do not care. But still, the Smith 1911 I did own still has me turned sour against any 1911 Smith makes. Hope I am wrong about today’s offering in the 1911 but I won’t take the chance to get burned a second time.

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  71. Luke Gravely

    You missed the Makarov! I have the 9mm, 10+1 model complete with holster, tools and extra mag.
    Extremely dependable, many rounds fired with one jam (a shell with a dent on the side).

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  72. Benjamin Lee

    It was a great test plus a learning tool .
    Thanks

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  73. Keith Holley

    I don’t own a 9mm pistol only a s&w 22 auto pistol, I didn’t know any of the pistols in the quiz but took a stab at it thanks for now I know more about the pistols and I got 4 right plus John Browning.

    K. Holley

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  74. Michael Silvestri

    No Browning hi power…for shame…that being said the quiz was fun .

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      I regret leaving the Hi-Power out.

      Technically it isn’t a true “wonder nine” in that it’s single action-only…but most people think of it as such.

      At any rate, thanks for taking the quiz!

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    • Mikey

      I agree!

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  75. Alfred Alder

    Makes ya think some! Thanks

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  76. Michael Taylor

    Great fun

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  77. James Weida

    Fun quiz, though it was possible to recognize a few company logos. How about creating quizzes for military rifles, western revolvers, civil war arms, movie pistols, etc.?

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  78. Harold Ferguson

    Love my H&K P7 M8

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  79. jp64

    I am a Robot! or I just spend too much time looking at guns….These quiz’s are fun but come to infrequent. Send more of them.
    I agree that the P85 is a tank. I had one and it was ugly, rattled and shot everything I could put into it just like Ruger intended. Great guns

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  80. Big dick Tracy

    13/13. Oh yeah!

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    • jp64

      Yeah but could you recognize a Daewoo? 😉

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      • Mikey

        No, but I recently saw a test and review on American Rifle TV. And they raved over it! It had so many new and updated features. Amazing gun. To bad you can’t buy it here in the US!

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  81. Verlon Blagg

    Fun game.

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  82. DENNIS SIMON

    love em all !!

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  83. Berry

    Got 10/13 not bad considering I had to guess on about half of them. Am not a 9mm guy. Love the.45 I do have a CZ 75 clone in .45 and I do have a 92fs that I never shoot. Good quiz let me know that I’ve got to hit the history books.

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  84. Gregory Herring

    I love a gun that goes bang when you pull the trigger

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  85. Bronislaw A. Zamojda

    I found the quiz interesting, didn’t do as well as I expected but then the guns were modern and not the older models I like to play with. I am partial to CZ (Ceska Zbrojovka), Mauser, Walther and Radom products.

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  86. Tiger~Mule

    QUIZ: I got 13/13 plus the BONUS question.

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  87. Terrance Johnson

    12/13, not bad, never seen that MAB before.

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  88. Kevin Shirel

    Well I think I knew about 93%. I had the most trouble with the H&K guns. Atleast I know have something to brush up on.

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  89. Steven

    Some where easy… however the guns I never seen before… not so easy.

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  90. Don Wright

    Great quiz, made me have to think.
    Got 13 of 13. right.

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  91. J-Knott

    This is second quiz I’ve done these are great ! keep em coming ! made robot status gotta love guns

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  92. Kenny Smith

    Wow, that was a hard list , but it’s fun to give it a try .

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  93. Tim Johnson

    Really enjoyed the quiz. Learn something new every day! Never was a Glock fan. Had em, shot em, I’ll pass. I have a Sig P226. One of my favorites. Comfortable and accurate.

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  94. Lloyd Dumas

    Fun ! Let’s do it more. Not too keen on imports, but used process of elimination.

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  95. Doug

    Good challenge

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  96. Daniel Starnes

    Enjoyed it knew most of them, In prefer a bigger heavier bullet my self.

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  97. Robert cruz

    Awesome

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  98. James Amlong

    Thus was a great quiz.

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  99. John Fleming

    I could do better with the $100 prize
    tank you very much

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  100. David Wells

    13 of 13 just an old timer who have shot most of the 13 and wanted the others

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  101. Adam

    Why John Browning and not Georg Luger? And what the hell does Robocop have too do with it?

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  102. 1 sniper

    easy!

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  103. Mark Jansen

    I got 11 out of 13 on this quiz

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  104. Tobias Allen

    Great Quiz

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  105. The Rebel Lion

    Enjoyed the quiz, please do more. Browning Hi Power, best nail driver of any Wonder 9. I own 4 and since my 1st one bought in 1986 have NEVER had a misfire or malfunction!

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  106. Madsen Bill

    Interesting quiz especially as I am not a 9mm fan Good ol 1911 45 acp for me

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  107. Bill Griffin

    rather have a 1911..

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  108. Mark DeStefano

    Cool quiz

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  109. Cisco

    I did have to guess on one.

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  110. Fseitz

    Fun Quiz, Thanks!

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  111. Al Lovitz

    Long time “gun nut”, believe if there’s a gun around, I want to in control of it. Long time Sportsman’s Guide too.

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  112. Melvin Edwards

    Can’t believe I missed 2. Thought I was perfect. Nothing like a tricky quiz to bring one back to a mere mortal.

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  113. Nick Varnes

    Lol

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  114. Nick Varnes

    LOL that was fun

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  115. John Butler

    I knew it was John Moses Browning just misunderstood the question. 7/20

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  116. Tacrancher

    Good quiz and good photos. With better bullet tech 9mm is very effective.

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  117. JB

    10/13 ok

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  118. Kent

    Interesting fun to nice to learn about different guns

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  119. Ted Reiley

    Cool quiz
    Fun and informative
    Learned a little more

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  120. sal

    Hello my fellow Americans!
    Using it great to still be a part of this still great nation of ours?
    Thank you George Washington and forefathers for your great sacrifice.
    We can only try to fill your shoes.
    God bless this nation.

    As far as the best gun goes… I believe that the best gun is the one that you have in your hand when (if) you ever should need one.
    The only thing better would be not to ever need to use one against anyone.
    That said…
    From my cold dead hands!
    Have a happy and healthy 4th of July.

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  121. Mark

    Got all but 3, I had the VP70 actually too, but couldn’t remember which VP designation was right. I remember that ugly thing though. I had a distinct advantage though, working in a great gun store during the heyday a lot of these guns were popular! I felt fortunate for that experience…

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  122. R. Murphy

    That was a good and fun quiz. The first few very easy , but a couple of the latter ones were a little rough. I had fun.

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  123. David cole

    Thought I would get more than 8 lol

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  124. RxLaMont

    Liked seeing the S&W Model 59; it was way ahead of the ammunition available for it. Our dept. switched from revolvers in 1977 and our LE discount brought the price to $192 for the pistol and 2 mags. Worked my way through pharmacy school with it, still have it, don’t shoot it much as the magazines are now illegal in Calif. NRA help us out!

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  125. Rick Franco

    I first carried a S&W model 66 for duty. Then we switched to the model 39. My last duty weapon was a Glock 19. Never liked the Glock. I now carry a Springfield XD 4 inch 9mm for personal protection. I’ll take a 9mm anytime. I got 11 correct.

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  126. Harold Hiddleson

    A fun quiz

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  127. Don Johnson

    Fun and informative. Do these more often

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  128. MBeach222

    This was wonderful! I never realized the term Wonder 9 applied to so many guns. Good quiz.

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  129. mike j

    only have one 9 and that’s a Makarov. still favor my 1911-45 and my 357 Rugers. Could never get into the 9’s in any brand, so I did very bad in the test.

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  130. Lyle Wright

    Had a Ruger p-85 for years and it was pretty tempermental about ammo, wouldn’t do well with Blazer, only liked the pricier stuff, don’t miss it much. Had Hi-point C-9 that was very reliable,had a great trigger, for a $150-60 was a good value, only held 8 rounds so may not qualify as a Wonder-nine, was a good gun for under the seat, big & clunky too. I do really like the 9’s, practical all around with good ammo plenty potent, cheap to shoot with surplus stuff.

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  131. Robert Riley

    Great brain teaser post some more

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  132. Ludwig Sorge

    Got to love the old classics.A lot of kids these days wouldn’t know shit.

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  133. Dustin Doyle

    Pretty cool quiz!!

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  134. Erv Lewis

    Got 9 out of 13 right…..less than I thought. This was an interesting exercise. Looking forward for more.

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  135. Ron Bridgman

    I have and do currently own a number of these wonder nines. My CZ-75 I picked up in the Heidelberg Rod and Gun club Germany during my second turn there. The gun is as natural a handling and pointer as you’d ever want, and it like my Belgium Hi-Power arte supremely accurate. It is nice that both of which lack the normally found import marks that U.S. model wear because they were both bought in Europe while I served in military service.

    Now the Berretta M9 though I’ve never owned one myself, but as a senior Army service school instructor at Aberdeen Proving Grounds Maryland, I’ve taught it’s complete maintenance and fired more of them than I could ever hope to count. While they are reliable they are anything other than a naturally pointing, or handling gun. One must “deliberately” grip the weapon in order keep the slide inline with the gripping hand and forearm. Where as the Ruger P85 is a far better gun in terms of both build and handling usability. I along with a great many Army Instructors at Aberdeen were shocked when the Beretta was chosen over the Ruger since we had first hand knowledge of the service trials in 1985 to replace the Colt 1911. The Ruger was far less expensive to procure and maintain than any of the other guns tested and above all never failed in the follow on testing after the contract was given to Beretta.

    Like others I do lament the selling of both my HK P-7 and Smith and Wesson model 39, both which were great guns in there own rights.

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      Thanks for taking the quiz, Ron, and for some interesting historical tidbits.

      To my understanding, the Ruger P85 was set to re-enter the service trial competition in 1988, but that competition never happened due to boycotts from some of the other manufacturers. Kind of a shame.

      Oh, and I agree totally about the CZ 75.

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  136. Roger mcgartland

    I want Remington 1911 9mm

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  137. Andrew Zalucki

    Some of these gun were not easy to identify

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  138. Stephen Allred

    That was cool and fun. I did better than I thought I would and learned some great historical facts at that. Thanks and looking forward to the next one.

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      Thanks for the kind words, Stephen. Stay tuned for more quizzes!

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  139. Tad Parke

    Your one question that stated that a cz75 was the correct answer is bogus. Due to the fact that the cz75 is actually based off the Browning High-powered

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  140. Paul Bales

    I enjoyed the quiz ! A few models were not familiar to me. It was a learning experience, I appreciated the history lesson with each question! Bring on more quizzes!

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  141. Mike Rodman

    A lot of fun. 3 of these wonder 9s stumped me. 10 out of 13 ain’t bad I guess….LOL.

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  142. Mark

    best of the bunch! 226 sig and the 92F. end of story…..

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  143. Sam Glover

    8 not bad, I do say so, myself!

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  144. Frank Vasquez

    Nice

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  145. Thomas

    Interesting.

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  146. Brian Breckler

    9mm development has progressively gotten better, and will continue to improve along with ammunition choices, the 9mm will continue having a future as a firearm choice for many. Personally my .40S&W will be my carry choice, but as age creeps up, I have found the 1911 .45acp to be most comfortable design to shoot. And now there are a number of 1911 designs offered in 9mm.

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  147. Scott Woywood

    Great guns.

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  148. MIKE

    can’t name them all

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  149. Fred Shane

    Excellent Quiz! I thought that I was fairly knowledgeable on my firearms, but you folks threw me a couple of unexpected curves. Good job guys.

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  150. ronald hagmann

    great quiz

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  151. kcurtis

    Shouldn’t have missed #6 but I jumped on the first H&K before I saw the second and correct HK answer listed. But I got the rest, although that French gun was more a process of elimination.

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  152. Spike

    Great quiz. Only got a couple wrong. Not bad, for a girl. Makes me wish I’d not sold my S&W 659.
    What a tank, but it shot great!

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  153. George Kepler

    I liked it. easy on ones I owned.

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  154. Zachary Taylor

    Cool guns

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  155. wamin

    Own most of these

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  156. steve jung

    this was a fun quiz. would like to see more along these lines. good to see SG is making it more exciting to stay subscribed.

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  157. Darin Kats

    That was a pretty good quiz. I thought I’d have it in the bag but I missed a couple. Good stuff. Thanks

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  158. Gregory Cauley

    Educational

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  159. Nathan V Hudson

    enjoy this quizes, some are tough. Keep them coming.

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  160. Tx DGreg

    What a cool bakers dozen! Only got 8, but it’s a nice collection. Especially liked the pair of HK P7 M13’s.

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  161. David Brantley

    I had a VP70 in th early ’80’s. I traded it for a revolver after shooting it a few times. The report of the heavy trigger pull is not an exaggeration. My shooting buddy at the time had a Steyr GB. Now that was a great pistol. I hope he hung on to it. I didn’t realize that so few were imported.

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  162. Gary Braly

    Good questions

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  163. Jim Brock

    Awesome quiz. I get so sick of the crap quizzes posted by other social media sites. It’s about time for gun culture quizzes. Thanks

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      Thanks for the kind words, Jim!

      That was my exact thought in creating these. I’ve seen enough “Which Gossip Girl Character Are You?” quizzes to last a lifetime. I wanted to make something OUR customer could get into.

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  164. tracy hibbens

    Thought productive quiz

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  165. Eric D Jensen

    I knew the answer but hit the wrong one LOL but it was fun

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  166. Jeff Griffith

    Nice Quiz!

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  167. William hacker

    NIce Weapons!

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  168. Cory Cotton

    Very Interesting gun line up !!

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  169. Brent Moddelmog

    Only missed 3

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  170. david bradshaw

    a good mix of well known and obscure

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  171. Charles Armstead

    Haven’t owned any of these, but tried to keep up with the most common on the street and a few others, helpful in my former occupation. Now retired.

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  172. Kenny

    You got me on the cz99.

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  173. Michael T. Casino

    A lot harder than the rifle quiz. Only got four.

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  174. BigT4069

    !st of all, I want to thank all who have served to protect our freedom, our rights, and our territory! God Bless You ALL!!
    Men in my family served, but I stayed in school. My interest in firearms stemmed from father’s attraction to hunting. He made me aware of the need to protect others.
    I use ‘nines’ in both handgun & rifle. I EMBRACE my rights that men & women have sacrificed for. THANK YOU

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  175. Roger Salter

    Wow

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  176. Vincent lester

    Fun quiz

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  177. Randall Muska

    Liked your little quiz on the Wonder 9’s There were some lookalikes that threw me but bottom line is most are keepers and are the bases for most 9’s today.

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  178. Cody Drew

    My dad was an old school guy who got a Colt Commander 1911 in 45ACP from my Grandpa Woody when he married my mom back in 1976. Im still a 1911 45 ACP guy. To be frank and honest I feel the 9mm does not pack enough punch, and if some a–hole breaks into my house tonight I want him down for the count. That’s why I carry a 45.

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  179. D Miller

    Would like to see more like this.

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  180. Chuck Admire

    Interesting. 10 of 13, not bad.

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  181. Patrick G. Collier...Irish

    Thank you for the firearms lesson…sincerely, much appreciated.

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      I’m glad I hit the mark between “fun” and “educational.”

      Thanks for visiting!

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  182. Mike Brumfield

    interesting dates of the high capacity 9mm’s. were around longer than I expected. thanks for the trivia

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  183. James r crowder

    Sportsmans guide is one of the best places to get just about what ever it is you need or won’t form underwear to firearms . And I might add at some of the best prices around and at one place delivered to your door step. And if you have a problem form not what you expected or wrong size or doesn’t work right you get propt exchange or refund.

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  184. alejandro

    What can I say . .. allí are beautyfull pistols.

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  185. secret asian man 8888

    a fun and informative quiz. like to see more. SG making it interesting to stay subsribed

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  186. Pablo Gordian

    I did not think I knew that much about wpns

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  187. H. P.

    Fun , missed some ,have some, can’t believe I missed picture of John Browning ,grew up with his descendants here in Montana.

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  188. Manuel. Ynclan

    Good old guns .

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  189. Sherilyn Victoria Malloy

    Good quiz: One doesn’t know what one doesn’t know, does one?
    🙂

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  190. Dave Cook

    I enjoyed the quiz Had to put on the old thinking cap and it brought back good memories!
    Thanks
    Dave Cook

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  191. Chuck Gaul

    Great quiz, lets you know just how much you know about guns. Amazing how things change
    in this field and how much things don’t change. When something works, don’t mess with it. The science and mechanics of firearms will intrigue people forever.

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  192. Terry Krieger

    A couple of tough ones but I did manage to get them all correct. SO WHAT DID I WIN?

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  193. Doug

    Interesting quiz. Brought back some fond memories and a couple of “wish I hadn’t sold that”.

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  194. Dale Meron

    Where’s all the springfields?

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      Hi Dale-

      I wanted to this quiz to focus on classic/historical Wonder Nine pistols — and the XD is much more modern than anything else on this list.

      That being said, it deserves to be mentioned in any conversation about great 9mm pistols.

      Thanks for taking the quiz!

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  195. Daniel Hanshew

    Good quiz! I liked seeing some of the old 9s.

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  196. john dominicis

    yeah, the 9 I got were because I owned them all at one time or another. The exotic foreign ones were the ones I missed

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  197. Medea

    Good “Quiz” , how about some Stars 9?

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  198. marty trask

    Cant believe the browning high power was not here

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    • Bryan

      Bryan

      I knew I’d catch some heat for leaving it off.

      The classic definition of a wonder nine is a double-action pistol with at least a 13-round mag capacity. The Browning Hi-Power is single-action only.

      That being said, most people consider it a wonder nine in casual conversation. If I could do it all over again, I’d add it to the quiz.

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  199. Uldis Zebergs

    Fun, even for a guy who has marginal knowledge and contact with 9’s, as I have only owned a Taurus. So a score of 7 seems decent.

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  200. Fred Dyches

    Nice informative quiz. Keep them coming.

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  201. Steve H. Senters Jr.

    I once owned a “Star 9MM” great pistol. Sorry you left it out?

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  202. Josh Kam

    I love how you guys have Milsurp stuff that no one else gets. By far my favorite site to check a few times every week!

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  203. BILL KING

    THAT WAS FUN !!!……THANKS….L8R…..B.K.

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  204. Jeremy Gerrish

    9mm, my favorite pistol round! 8 out of 15, not bad. But honestly, I always think I’m going to do better than I do on these quizzes. Challenging guys, good job.
    Free the u.s. constitution!!!

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  205. Alex eaton

    Wonder nines!!

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  206. Michael Snodgrass

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  207. Charles Riggs

    Nice quiz

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  208. Ronald Mason

    interesting

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  209. Kevin Thompson

    Fun quiz to check your handgun knowledge. I got 9 right, not bad eh?

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  210. Bobby Price

    For #8, the H&K P7 M13:
    The P7 M8 was my duty pistol for about a decade. Probably the most accurate 9mm pistol I have ever used. The force needed to operate the squeeze-cocker was not really noticed especially with the “modern technique.”

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