Who Makes A Single Stack Mid or Full Size 9mm


November 25, 2007, 11:31 PM
So, as the title states, who makes a mid to full size single stack 9mm? I ask because I have always wanted one, and since the wife has commandeered one on my 9mmís (my SIG229, she has offered to buy me another 9mm for Christmas. I was thinking of a commander-ish size gun in 9mm, basically a single stack SIG229. I know that Springfield and Kimber make 1911ís in 9mm, as do a few other companies, like STI, but all 1911ís. Now I have nothing but love for the 1911 design, but I am looking for options. I know that SIG made the 225, but I have heard of feeding problems with them, although to be honest, I have not personally fired one, and these issues have been experienced by people who have bought the trade in ones from AIM., so I donít know if this is a design flaw or a real issue.

So, who makes a mid or full size single stack 9mm?

Thanks in advance,


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November 25, 2007, 11:34 PM
I guess the 3913 is probably considered a compact, but it's kind of a heavy gun and definitely not pocket sized.

November 25, 2007, 11:39 PM
SIG 225 and 239, Walther P5 and their new PPS, HK P7 (M8 and PSP)

November 25, 2007, 11:46 PM
The HK P7.... ummm... how could I forget? That is going on the list for sure.

November 25, 2007, 11:57 PM
Find a S&W 39-2.

November 26, 2007, 12:04 AM
Can you give me a little more info please?

Thank you.

November 26, 2007, 12:22 AM
The S&W 39-2 is the forerunner, after the S&W 39 no-dash that it replaced, of the 3rd generation S&W semiautos. It's an 8+1 alloy-framed weapon that is exquisite in the hand, especially with Pachmayr rubber grips, and monstrously accurate, more so than most shooters. I think part of the accuracy stems from the design, which incorporates a 1911 type bushing.

Read here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=257805

Ala Dan will be along shortly to further illuminate you.

November 26, 2007, 12:28 AM
Kahr also makes a full sized single stack.

Add to that many 1930-1940s vintage autos like the Sig P210. The Colt Combat Commander is another classic single stack 9.

November 26, 2007, 12:31 AM
Rock River Arms has the 9mm Limited Police Competition model:


I know...it's a 1911, but it is a very nice 1911!


November 26, 2007, 12:40 AM
HK P9S, Sig P210, Sig P220 (some "German" models were produced in 9mm, you can occasionally find them here in the states), Para Ordnance Carry 9, several Kahr handguns, Kel-Tec Pf-9, Beretta 92SB-C Type M, Beretta 92FS-C Type M, Walther P38, Walther P5, Walther PPS, Benelli B76........ There are a lot of choices out there in a 9mm single stack. Since you already have a Sig, and if you like their ergonomics, you really couldn't go wrong with a P225 or P220 9mm (they're basically the same just the 220 is a bit larger). I'm not sure what issues people might have had with P225's, though more often than not I'm sure malfunctions were more likely a result of poor maintenance or poor quality ammo as Sig's firearms are darn good quality. It seems many of the options out there though are a bit more obscure and expensive (P210, P9s, P7.....), so if you're looking at your next purchase from an economical perspective needless to say many of those choices aren a bit to uncommon or expensive to realistically consider.

November 26, 2007, 12:53 AM
Keep those ideas coming.

Like I said, the issuse that I hear with the 225 are from police trade-ins, so who knows how much they were shot.

I am leaning towards a 1911 commander in 9mm, but that S&W is looking promising, and the HK P7 would be a great addition to the collection.

The SIG 210 is the holy grail of 9mm's (well, sort of), and I would LOVE to own one, but they are selling for over $2000, so that puts them out of the running.

I do love odd-ball guns, so keep up the ideas.



November 26, 2007, 01:03 AM
... models are to be included(Sig 225, 220, S&W 39, etc.), then include the Beretta 92 Compact L Type M. This is the shorter barreled and gripped Beretta model 92. The barrel is 4.3" in length and the grip 0.5" shorter, with a single stack eight round magazine. The Type M was produced in both blued(and later Bruniton/black) and stainless(which Beretta terms as Inox).

November 26, 2007, 01:04 AM
Here's some wallpaper material while you're musing: http://www.waffennoser.ch/img/smith_wesson_mod_39_2.jpg

And another: http://www.waffennoser.ch/img/p210_1_kapo_zh.jpg

November 26, 2007, 01:21 AM
Find a star BM. It's a single stack, commander sized 9mm 1911. I think AIM has them.

November 26, 2007, 01:29 AM
Star BMs reviewed: http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Critical%20Look%20at%20Star%20Model%20BM.htm

November 26, 2007, 03:35 AM
S&W 539, 639, & 3906


November 26, 2007, 04:14 AM
I would look at the Sig 225 and then send it to Sig to be "tuned up" and have them instal some night sights. I believe they are still doing that. You can get more information over at www.sigforum.com

Ala Dan
November 26, 2007, 07:30 AM
Oh YES~! Definitely the S&W model 39-2~! :cool:

A variation of this fine supressed or silenced 9m/m pistol was used in
Viet-Nam to silence enemy guard dogs and sentry's. As has been stated,
its one fine shooting, single-stack 9m/m; the predecessor of the "wonder
nines",and the forerunner of the S&W model 3913. I have a model 39-2
in my inventory, and wouldn't think of parting with it~! ;) :D

November 26, 2007, 08:43 AM
Another high-end choice would be the S&W 952 series.....even used they probably are in the $1,000 and up range (not 100% sure on pricing).

November 26, 2007, 10:17 AM
I have a 952-1 and it's a beautiful pistol to shoot. Awesome trigger, very accurate and solid as a rock.

I got mine used. Prices range between 1200.00 and 1,400.00.

The 952-2 is a stainless steel version that is available new from S&W.

Here is a picture of my 952-1:


November 26, 2007, 10:27 AM
Springfield makes a 9mm 1911 - I love mine.

November 26, 2007, 10:29 AM
Hi-point. :)

November 26, 2007, 03:11 PM
Here's a vote for Kahr's T9.


November 26, 2007, 03:44 PM
The 1st single stack 9mm's that came to mind were:
SIG P225
Kahr's 9mm line up

SEMO Shooter
November 26, 2007, 03:45 PM
+1 on the Springfield67937

November 26, 2007, 03:54 PM
HK P30 isn't a singlestack, but it is supposed to be rather skinny.

November 26, 2007, 04:00 PM
HK P7M8. If you don't like it, sell it and buy three of whatever else you want since the wife is paying for it :evil:

November 26, 2007, 04:19 PM
I love my P239. It is worth a look. The newer de-horned versions are sweet with the DAK trigger.

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