The 9mm pistol needs no introduction as it's hard to think of a more iconic weapon. Prized for it's portability, reliability, and lethality, the 9mm has become a staple in any collectors arsenal. The 9mm parabellum was originally developed by Georg Luger in 1901, also making it one of the oldest service weapons for militaries around the globe. This new ammunition was much less heavy and more portable than other ammunition of the time, and lead to the development of the first sub machine guns.
By the time World War 1 broke out, 9mm weapons were regarded as some of the best available in the world. The 9mm pistol is also an incredibly popular conceal carry weapon for a few reasons. One, obviously that they are small, light, and concealable. Two, the ammunition is relatively cheap and because of it's small size a clip can hold a lot. And three, the recoil is manageable and the accuracy is stellar. While smaller guns may be less reliable in stopping in aggressor in one shot, the 9mm round is thought to be able to do so about 34% of the time. All this rounds out to making the 9mm one of the best conceal carry guns around.
Other interesting tidbits: The 9mm round can fire at 102 MPH and can travel a whopping 2.5 to 3 miles because of it's small size and bullet shape. NATO adopted the 9MM for their sidearms in 1955, If you're new to GunCritic, we're obsessed with finding the best of the best. So without further ado, here's GunCritic's list of the best 9mm pistols. Let us know if you agree with our list or if you have them in a different order in the comments below. Also, if you click any of the weapons in our list you'll find the best pricing we can find online for 9mm handguns.