you favorite COMPACT all metal 9mm?


March 14, 2010, 12:53 AM
What's your favorite compact 9mm all metal pistol? I don't mean sub-compact, or littler. I mean compact. And please verify if you have owned or shot this pistol in the past or present.

And WHY?

If you enjoyed reading about "you favorite COMPACT all metal 9mm?" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!
sprocket rocket
March 14, 2010, 01:03 AM
Own a CZ P01. Great gun.

March 14, 2010, 01:26 AM
SIG P239 for me, although one can argue that SIG has a funny definition of compact. I carry one most of the time.

March 14, 2010, 01:31 AM
CZ-82 by far. I hope to have a CZ-P01 in the near future so maybe that will change my answer.

March 14, 2010, 04:59 AM
Springfield Armory EMP has outstanding handling characteristics and accuracy. when Springfield engineered the EMP's "short action", they seem to have addressed the reliability issues inherent to short 9mms based on the .45acp 1911 platform.

the quality and workmanship of the EMP makes it a good value for the money. here's a look at mine compared to a Kahr CW9 for size and a link to my impressions and a range report

March 14, 2010, 06:19 AM
Itís the 239 Sig for me too. I bought it NIB for $ 402. I have no idea how many rounds I have put through it. If Iím not carrying my 642, Itís my baby sig.

March 14, 2010, 06:22 AM
Either the CZ PCR or the Makarov (East German Military model)

The PCR is light, with a great capacity and unlike the P0-1 has no light rail which to me is unnecessary on a gun that size.

The Makraov's used to be a great deal $ wise but the mak is simple, rugged and goes bang everytime. Caliber is better than a 380 but not as good as a 9mm luger. Ammo is cheap.

The Lone Haranguer
March 14, 2010, 08:40 AM
CZ PCR and S&W 3913 (and its variants), in a virtual tie. A slight edge goes to the CZ for holding more ammo while still remaining relatively slim, as well as having a more user-friendly decocking system. Another honorable mention is the Kahr K9.

March 14, 2010, 08:46 AM
Gonna go with CZ also.............

The Sarge
March 14, 2010, 08:56 AM
I have most manufacturers in 9mm...I carry my Stoeger Cougar 9mm.

March 14, 2010, 09:22 AM
H&K P7. The P7's overall size is compact, but it has a barrel over 4 inches long and plenty of room for a full three fingers on the grip. The gas-delayed blowback system of operation allows the gun to have a very low bore axis and a fixed barrel yields phenomenal accuracy. The P7 is also one of the safest designs available - the gun will not shoot unless you are squeezing the grip and it is immediately decocked when you release pressure on the grip. The P7 also has a consistent single-action trigger without needing to manipulate a traditional manual safety.

March 14, 2010, 09:47 AM
CZ PCR. Is there another kind?

March 14, 2010, 10:21 AM
I have a 3913NL and a CS9 in a single stack a 6906 in a double stack. They are very easy to conceal carry and I use the same holsters for all of them.

March 14, 2010, 10:32 AM
I'm hoping the S&W 3913 that I'm in the process of buying will be my favorite. ;) I've read many good things about these pistols.

March 14, 2010, 10:38 AM
CZ P-01, or PCR.

March 14, 2010, 10:41 AM
I'm very partial to these two, probably because they are so similar in many ways. Very reliable, 8+1 capacity, striker fired, nice trigger, 4" polygonal barrel, very easy and simple take-down, size and weight almost identical... the HK P7PSP and the Kahr T9.

March 14, 2010, 10:41 AM
Hk p7
cz 75

The Bushmaster
March 14, 2010, 10:44 AM
Firestar M43 All steel...

March 14, 2010, 11:59 AM
That's easy ... CZ PCR. :cool:

March 14, 2010, 12:12 PM
Sig P228 - own it. Feels (fits) great in my hands. Don't shoot it much anymore as I have gone to the G19 for my current semi-auto needs.

Carne Frio
March 14, 2010, 12:17 PM
Astra A75L

March 14, 2010, 12:29 PM
S&W 3913 or 6906

March 14, 2010, 02:48 PM
Beretta Mini Cougar.

March 14, 2010, 03:09 PM
3913 followed by the 6906.

I own a late production 3913 and I carried a couple of issued early production 6906's for several years.

If I couldn't own a 3913 or 6906 I could make do with a P239, if need be.

Frank Ettin
March 14, 2010, 03:33 PM
The H&K P7M8, hands down --

March 14, 2010, 03:58 PM
S&W 3953.

Flat, light, rust resistant and reliable.

March 14, 2010, 07:01 PM
Bersa Thunder 9 Ultracompact. 100% reliable, accurate, great trigger and nice price.

March 14, 2010, 07:04 PM
CZ P-01 here.

March 14, 2010, 07:10 PM

One of these... :D


March 14, 2010, 07:54 PM
Beretta Cheetah 85FS and CZ 83 both .380. Own both, wife shoots "HER" Beretta, I shoot the CZ. Both accurate and enjoyable to shoot.

Deus Machina
March 14, 2010, 08:16 PM
Mark another CZ PCR fan here. My one complaint is that the trigger release is too soft--meaning the hammer just releases, instead of a nice little 'click'. I just don't know how I'll ever manage. :D

Also a S&W 6906 fan (well, liked my 469, but the 6906 has a better grip and a much nicer trigger).

Allllmost got a Bersa Ultra Compact, too. Points well, comfy if a little thick, and the trigger's amazing for that type of gun. One heck of a deal in that thing.

March 14, 2010, 08:22 PM
Yet another CZ-75D PCR vote and put me down for the HK P7 too.

March 14, 2010, 09:06 PM
My Kahr K9 would fit that bill. It's a robust, accurate and reliable little pistol.

March 14, 2010, 10:25 PM
love my CZ P-01, fits me like a glove. I am concerned though. It's begun to have issues, failures to extract. I just swapped out the extractor spring for a Wolff but haven't have a chance to shoot it yet. My fingers are crossed because I love this gun and want to keep it.

March 14, 2010, 10:51 PM
Smith & Wesson Model 6906: Nothing is more important than reliability when counting on a pistol for self-defense. And "third generation" Smiths are as reliable as the sun rising in the east every morning.

March 14, 2010, 10:54 PM
I'll second that, and add that they compare favorably in size to a Glock 19. I'm 250 rounds into the 6909 I bought in January and I'm loving it.

March 14, 2010, 11:39 PM
What's your favorite compact 9mm all metal pistol?
I don't mean sub-compact, or littler. I mean compact. And please verify if you have owned or shot this pistol in the past or present.

And WHY?
Taurus 905...

Besides the fact that snubbies are just too freak'n cool...
It shoots good, it looks good, it has been 100% reliable so far, works with or without moonclips, recoil is rather mild since it's all steel, and it's not too big for easy concealment.

And it's my only all steel 9mm handgun. ;-)

March 14, 2010, 11:43 PM
CZ P-01.

With the price that Top Gun is selling them at right now it makes them even better.

March 15, 2010, 12:00 AM
Man, I think I'm the only one here that owns neither an HKP7 or CZ compact.

March 15, 2010, 12:05 AM

Browning BDA .380 or 9mm short like it says on the slide;)

March 15, 2010, 12:19 AM
CZ 75 compact

Murphys Law
March 15, 2010, 01:53 AM
S&W 6906, accurate, fits my hand, and I trust it.

March 15, 2010, 02:05 AM
CZ PCR. Feels better to me than just about any other 9mm compact out there. Plus, it hides really well :)

March 15, 2010, 03:21 AM
Hands down my S&W 3914!

I've owned it for almost a year now and I absolutely love it. It's accurate, slim, reliable, attractive, fits my hand perfectly and it was inexpensive. I was never a fan of IWB carry until I got my hands on this gun, now it's the only way I carry. This gun has become my favorite ccw to date, I never leave home without it.

Jed Carter
March 15, 2010, 04:31 AM
I'm going out on a limb and say CZ 75D PCR, then my SIG P239, then my SIG P232.

March 15, 2010, 09:41 AM
Man, there's a lot of wide gun love here ;)

(votes again for the ever-so-slender 3900 series Smiths)

March 15, 2010, 10:54 AM
Easy, SIG P228

March 15, 2010, 02:46 PM

Walther P5

P5 in it's British SAS Duty Holster

March 15, 2010, 02:52 PM
S&w 3913.

March 15, 2010, 05:05 PM
S&W Model 669, followed by the Astra A75.

March 15, 2010, 06:07 PM
Bersa thunder 9 UC. Best compact all metal 9mm ive ever shot. IMO

March 15, 2010, 08:10 PM
Hk p7 psp

March 15, 2010, 08:25 PM
cZ75 Compact. Wish it was made with an aluminum frame.

March 15, 2010, 10:25 PM
Another vote for the CZ P-01

March 16, 2010, 09:39 AM
You know you don't really hear or see much of those lil HK P7's anymore now that I think of it...they where always dang accurate guns...I've seen some surplused and sold for (I wanna say like way under $700 wholesale?) a while back somewhere??...great shooting guns...never owned my own...or really wanted one for some reason...but they are really accurate great shooting pieces...a bud of mine that passed several years ago used to tote one...can't argue with how they shoot! just never really flipped my buy switch...but that's why they make 32 flavors I guess....just to be odd I'm gonna say those old Star 9mm's....because they made some good ones for way under $500 back in the day...though I don't think I'd buy one now...maybe the old smith single stack 9? That was a pretty good one...The K9 (and 40) from Kahr stands out as one of the few great ones from the last several years...though I like the plastic versions better if I was going to carry it. Sig had some single stack 9 and 40's that where good....but for the bulk you may as well had the double stack versions IMHO.

March 17, 2010, 09:53 PM
Man, there's a lot of wide gun love here

(votes again for the ever-so-slender 3900 series Smiths)

stu454, with the thin aluminum grips seen below, my PCR feels like a single stack! :cool:

March 17, 2010, 10:54 PM
I really like my Kahrs PM9 and E9. The E9 is a discontinued model which was replaced by the CW9 (according to Kahr). It's a real honey. I also have to tip my hat to the HK P7. Even at 22 years of age, it's as good as brand new and I consider it as such.

I have to give kudos to my non-metal, CHEAP, and fully functional 709 Slim by Taurus. A truly great shooting and accurate, carryable pistol. If I were Andre the Giant and not deceased, I'd throw in my Sig x-5 for being small and beautiful.

March 17, 2010, 11:49 PM
Sig 239

Doc Savage
March 17, 2010, 11:50 PM
love my smith 6906

March 18, 2010, 02:24 PM
I would between 3, the P228, P6 and the Springfield EMP. All fit my hand perfectly, and are comfortable to shoot. If i tossed capacity out of the picture the EMP would probably the best for me, mainly because it worked well with switching to a full size 1911 .45 for home defense.

March 18, 2010, 03:46 PM
Taurus PT917C..20 round and 17 round clip....its a large compact but smaller tha the 92

March 18, 2010, 11:34 PM
I'm also going to say the Bersa UC 9mm

March 18, 2010, 11:43 PM
HK P7.

Try one, buy one, join the Cult.

March 19, 2010, 12:29 AM
CZ-75 Compact...hands down. Of course if you are not well padded (bodily, I mean), you might find it to be to bulky. Mine is steel frame w/o all that rail business, fixed sights, shoots more accurately than I can, handles like a dream, and with all the hotrod 9mm that's available; I think I'm well protected.

Zach S
March 20, 2010, 07:11 AM
Kahr K9. I dont own one, but have spent some time behind one.

I've kinda been keeping my eyes peeled for a used one. It was a little higher on the list but got bumped down a few because I found a P9 to tide me over a while.

March 20, 2010, 07:25 AM
HK P7, SIG P239, S&W 3900 series are my favorites that I have owned and shot. I no longer own the Smith.

I would love the chance to shoot a Walther P5 Compact and be the judge :D

March 20, 2010, 07:42 AM
Without question, my CZ P-01... then my SIG P6/225...
Two extremely accurate and dependable pistolas... with hand-fit/ergos that simply can't be beat!!

March 20, 2010, 07:52 AM
Lots & lots of CZ fans!!!:) And for good reason. My 9mm compacts to choose from are limited, a CZ75B compact, CZ P01, Sig 239. The Sig carried the best, the P01 shot the best, and the CZ75B Compact was my favorite:D I dont care for decockers, or I'd have a PCR in a heartbeat!!!

March 21, 2010, 01:28 AM
One More for Bersa. I sold my old one and bought a new 9mm UC PRO. Polygonal Rifling, loaded chamber indicator and reliable & accurate out of the box for $339 + tax.

March 21, 2010, 01:36 AM
All metal is the P229R.

Full Metal Jacket
March 21, 2010, 02:04 AM
.............................CZ. :)

March 21, 2010, 02:42 AM
Springfield EMP, Kahr and Firestar

March 21, 2010, 02:50 AM
I like my S&W 6904.

March 21, 2010, 07:13 AM
Own a CZ P01. Great gun.

This for the win.

March 21, 2010, 08:26 PM
hk p7m8, cz 75 pcr

March 21, 2010, 10:26 PM
In relations to accessories/aftermarket, if you want to feel like a:

First class citizen: Sig P229

Third class citizen: CZ P-01/PCR

Unfortunately I think this is a situation where the best doesn't always win.

March 22, 2010, 10:40 PM
Wilson Combat Professional in 9mm.

March 22, 2010, 10:52 PM
I love my Taurus PT92 Compact 9mm it isnt too big or too small it is just perfect!

March 24, 2010, 05:16 PM
Hands down Kimber Ultra II It was Combat Commander until I purchased the Ultra

If you enjoyed reading about "you favorite COMPACT all metal 9mm?" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!