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?
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.
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
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.