Assistance needed in Department 9 Compact Pistols


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Muncus Agruncus
March 14, 2006, 03:01 AM
Hello,
My tax refund came in on Monday, and I am looking for another handgun. The criteria are as follows: semi-auto, ambidextrous controls, compact size (3-4 inch barrel), decocker, 9mm, prefer DA/SA but if there is a revolutionary DAO system out there please suggest it. In addition to the criteria listed, I do not have a bias toward polymer, steel, aluminum, or unobtainuim framed guns. Given the above desirable features, what would you guys and gals suggest?

Thank you!

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Vex
March 14, 2006, 03:25 AM
What controls need to be ambidextrous? Decocker, safety, slide release, and mag release? Or just some of them?

The only thing that immediately comes to mind is an HK USP-compact (Variant 1, 2, 3, or 4, depending on if you want a manual safety, and what side you want the lever on). If it weren't for the ambidextrous controls, I'd suggest a Sig P239, which only comes with controls on the left.

faustulus
March 14, 2006, 07:51 AM
HK P7M8
semi-auto
ambi controls
4" barrel
decocker (of a sorts)
9mm

TheEgg
March 14, 2006, 11:15 AM
S&W 3913
SIG 239

politicalpolls.us
March 14, 2006, 12:05 PM
Sig P239 or CZ Rami 2075. Based on your criteria, these are the ones. The Sig is the Rolls Royce.

cidirkona
March 14, 2006, 12:34 PM
Walther p99 - decocker isn't ambidextrous though...

-Colin

Janitor
March 14, 2006, 12:59 PM
Sig P239 or CZ Rami 2075. Based on your criteria, these are the ones. The Sig is the Rolls Royce.
Based on his criteria, the Rami isn't a fit. Don't know about the "Rolls".

Dr.Rob
March 14, 2006, 01:54 PM
CZ 75 compact.

Steve F
March 14, 2006, 02:26 PM
Sig 239:D .............and the Rolls works for me;)

Marshall
March 14, 2006, 02:39 PM
The 16+1 Browning Pro-9 is another 4" DA/SA decocker option. Around $529.00


http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/images/051251m.jpg

Description: Receiver - Polymer, with under-barrel accessory rail Barrel - 4", Matte finish stainless steel slide, Fixed sights Action - Locked breech, Double-action trigger, Ambidextrous safety/decocker Grips - Polymer, Interchangeable backstrap inserts Features - Extra magazine, One backstrap insert.

Caliber 9mm
Magazine Capacity 16
Barrel Length 4"
Nominal Overall Length 7 1/4"
Nominal Weight 1 lbs. 14 oz.
Site Radius 6
Metal Finish Stainless
Stock / Grip Textured Polymer
U.S. Suggested Retail $641.00

progunner1957
March 14, 2006, 02:45 PM
HK P7M8
semi-auto
ambi controls
4" barrel
decocker (of a sorts)
9mm

+1 on the P7M8... Maybe not the prettiest gun ever made - just the coolest. And extremely accurate...:D You can usually find a couple for sale on www.gunsamerica.com or www.gunbroker.com

There are 13 different P7M8's currently up for sale at Gunsamerica - happy shopping!

Chupacabra
March 14, 2006, 03:23 PM
Heckler & Koch P2000 (http://www.hecklerkoch-usa.com/index.jsp?loc=101&SITEID=A&PartNumber=704202)

Ambidextrous slide and magazine release.

Double Action Only (LEM trigger).

3.6" barrell.

Pilot
March 14, 2006, 03:23 PM
CZ-75D PCR
HK P7 PSP

Riktoven
March 14, 2006, 03:38 PM
Walther P99

Muncus Agruncus
March 14, 2006, 04:26 PM
I think I may have a winner here. The H&K P2000 v3 (DA/SA) looks good, and will be shopping around for one later in the week. Given the recommendations here, I will leave out the ambidextrous controls part as the SIG P239 is also being considered.

Keep the suggestions coming please.

Edmond
March 14, 2006, 09:32 PM
Try Eagle Tactical: http://64.49.225.136/Default.asp?Redirected=Y

I just got my P2000 9mm in V3 from him for $680 shipped. It has already moved into my #1 spot ahead of the USPc 9mm, Sig P229 and Glock 30. Oh yeah, and I just picked up the P2000 yesterday.:D

tegemu
March 15, 2006, 06:12 PM
What does "Department Nine" denote?

Jeff Timm
March 15, 2006, 06:48 PM
Try the CZ P-01

Oops, doesn't have dual controls.

Geoff
Who thought it did. Sigh..

Soap
March 15, 2006, 08:47 PM
Glock 19.

modifiedbrowning
March 15, 2006, 09:12 PM
P99C
Bersa Thunder UC Bersa (http://www.bersafirearmsusa.com/detail_bersa9.php)

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