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
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
December 23, 2010, 03:08 PM
Well, there's the Sig 290, but that's DAO and just was introduced. http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=70&productid=307
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.
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.