Smallest DA/SA 9mm's?


December 22, 2010, 01:41 AM
I like DA/SA triggers. I'd like to go no lower than 9mm for caliber. I'd like something as small as possible. What can you guys suggest?

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December 22, 2010, 04:07 AM
Seventree's ASP (or the Devel clones) or the La France NOVA (oops, that one is SA)

Oh were you asking about current production?
How about a S&W 3914?...oh wait, I'm not sure they are current either
The Kahr K9 is very nice...oh wait, that one is DAO

You might have to go all the way up in size to the Sig 239, as most really small 9mms are usually DAO

David E
December 22, 2010, 04:41 AM
The S&W 3913 or 3914, while not currently being made, are easily found for pretty good prices.

They are an overlooked gem.

December 22, 2010, 12:50 PM
I would agree, the 3913 and 3914 are very nice small 9mms...I've always had a soft spot for the LS models with the slanted dustcover

December 22, 2010, 01:08 PM

Might want to take a look at either Beretta Px4sc 9mm (with tilt-up barrel action) or its slightly bigger brother Px4 Compact (with rotating barrel) which is slightly smaller than a Sig P229 which, both gun and size, wise, are one of my favorites..

Both are less than 500 NIB iirc and have one of the nicest, smoothest, DA pulls out of the box for their low cost compared to, say Sigs, 300 bucks more and also have quality/smooth DA triggers out of the box.

Just make sure that whatever you buy, IF the gun dealer has more than one gun on display or has more in the back, to ask/demand nicely *as a buyer, IF you can compared all of them and pick the one with the best DA/SA smooth/even DA pull and clean/crisp (with no trigger creep) SA breaks..

Plus, smoothest slide cycling action and slide tightness, slide to frame rail fit/tightness - front and back side to side motion/movement/looseness or best, most tight all the way around, and best finish, insect the gun inside and out, etc.

That's the one you will buy.. should buy


December 22, 2010, 03:35 PM
I carry a 1911 .45 (also available in 9mm) with 4" barrel and alloy frame in a inside the waist band holster much easier and comfortable than I do my 9mm Sig 239, Glocks and Beretta 92D Centurion. The 1911's are just thinner and that makes a difference. If you want smaller, consider the Springfield EMP in 9mm. The 1911 is as easy to master as a DA/SA. I like having the grip safety and SA trigger.

December 22, 2010, 04:43 PM
S&W 3913NL or CS9

The Lone Haranguer
December 22, 2010, 07:26 PM
In DA/SA, the variant of the S&W Third Generation pistols known as the Chiefs Special (model prefix CS) is the smallest I can think of. The SIG P239 and S&W 3913 series are next up on the size scale. Everything else smaller that I can think of is DAO.

December 22, 2010, 08:08 PM
Try a Bersa UC

good little pistol

December 22, 2010, 11:53 PM
Check around for the Sig P6'S not a compact but fairly small.

December 23, 2010, 02:51 PM
Sig P239?

December 23, 2010, 03:08 PM
Well, there's the Sig 290, but that's DAO and just was introduced.
It looks nice, though... That's what I'd go with.

December 23, 2010, 05:22 PM
Bersa UC 9mm, excellent shooter and very dependable.

December 23, 2010, 06:57 PM
I think the S&W CS9 is smaller than custom ASP. The only reason the CS9 didn't take off was becasue of so many small offerings for 9's. With guns such as the Kahr, Glock, etc, with other types of trigger pulls and compact size, that the DA/SA and 3rd Gen Smiths kind of fell on the wayside.

December 23, 2010, 08:35 PM
Here is a 3953tsw from Smith & Wesson. Eats anything, conceals easily, shoots smoothly.

Hard to find but if you do....jump on it.

December 23, 2010, 08:40 PM

You can beat this price.

December 24, 2010, 01:52 PM
Yes you can, get a glock 26. I have carried them all and a 26 still is the lightest most reliable

December 24, 2010, 02:05 PM
I have carried them all and a 26 still is the lightest most reliable
But doesn't meet the OP's requirement of DA/SA

December 24, 2010, 02:05 PM
Walther P99C

December 25, 2010, 12:05 PM
Sig P239 - well made, relaible, accurate (less than 2" and 20 yds.), Oh! and it isn't plastic!!

December 25, 2010, 02:18 PM
S&W 3913/3953 or variants, Sig P239/P225

Cocked & Locked
December 25, 2010, 08:58 PM
S&W 908 Compact is fairly small and very thin and flat...8-cartridge single stack magazine. De-cocker on the flip side.

December 25, 2010, 10:13 PM
It is very sad that S&W could not sell enough of the small Gen 3 autoloaders to keep them in production.

I still have fond memories of my first autoloader...a S&W M-39, which was as small as they got back them

December 26, 2010, 09:47 PM
I think the H&K P2000SK should be a consideration.

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