Should I Buy A Used Leica M9?

Does Leica still service M9?

The production of the CCD sensors for the Leica M9 models has been discontinued. Therefore, subsequent deliveries are no longer possible and defective sensors cannot be replaced. Until further notice, all other repairs on the M9 model generation can still be carried out.

How many Leica M9 were made?

The Leica M9 was manufactured from 2009 to 2014. Production estimates are around 180,000 camers.

What makes the Leica M9 so unique?

Part of what made the Leica M9 so special was the sensor. It was a CCD sensor that delivered images that looked like they were made on chrome film. Further, this was a Kodak sensor (one of their last good ones).

What is the difference between Leica M9 and m9p?

The LEICA M9-P is exactly the same as the 2009 LEICA M9, except that LEICA added the sapphire LCD cover from the M8 that it removed from the M9 to give it this upgrade path today. 1.) Colors: proper silver-chrome or a less shiny black. (original M9 is silver-gray paint or shiny black).

How much is Leica M9?

Pricing for the Leica M9 is on the order of US$7,000, and the camera started shipping in September 2009, in black and steel grey.

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Why is Leica overpriced?

“First, Leicas are made in small numbers, which is more expensive. Second, they’re made for engineering quality without any regard for price. Leica fans see this and embrace it, but value-seekers think the prices are insane.”

Do Navy SEALs use M9?

How the P226 Handgun Found Greatness with America’s Navy SEALs | National Interest. The US military moved away from the M1911A1 and adopted the M9 in 1985. Each branch took on the new weapon but in 1986 when a Navy SEAL was giving a demonstration using his M9 the slide broke off and flew into his face.

Why is M9 so good?

The Beretta 92 (M9) is one of the most tested and reliable handguns ever made. It has an adequate magazine capacity, great sights and is very accurate.

Can a civilian buy a M9?

But the Department of Defense hasn’t decided whether it wants to switch to Beretta’s upgraded gun, or ditch the Italian company and go with a competitor. Regardless of what the DOD decides, civilians can now buy the M9A3 for $1,099. Beretta is marketing it as a gun for cops and “military customers worldwide.”

Is the M9 better than the 1911?

The 1911, on paper, is great if you want a big gun that can be carried a bit more easily and don’t mind the reduced capacity. The M9 is great if you don’t mind a big gun or aren’t planning to concealed carry it.