Thread: Wondernine Love
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Old 09-04-2021, 02:26 AM
Jcordell Jcordell is offline
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Originally Posted by Mazryonh View Post
I don't mind "Wonder Nines," old or new. But ever since I discovered how much more powerful and versatile handguns in 10mm Auto can be, I like them much better.

Wasn't the first "Wonder Nine" the Browning Hi-Power?
Sort-of. According to some references a "Wonder Nine" is a high capacity (staggered column) nine millimeter handgun with a double-action trigger for at least the first shot. If that's your criteria then I would say the first "true" commercially produced Wonder Nine pistol would be the Smith & Wesson Model 59 (1971 - 1982) with it's 14 round magazine and double-action trigger. Double action 9mm pistols that preceded it (S&W M39, Walther P38) had single stack magazines. The Beretta 92 is the second Wonder Nine; it followed the Model 59 in 1975 and from there we were off to the races.
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