I am currently carrying a kel tec p11 but much prefer carrying my little bersa .380 for one reason, I love DA/SA pistols. Are there any compact 9mm DA/SA pistols out there that would fall in the same budget as the Kel tec and the bersa? I have lost two of the three jobs I was working in the last couple of years and now my income has dropped significantly. Selling or trading the Kel tec is open, but I love my Bersa and I am keeping it. I would be carrying it but my sister is currently using it for her carry gun, she just turned 21.
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chris in va
January 27, 2013, 04:05 AM
Not that I'm aware of. I sold my P11 last year for $150. Might as well keep it.
Get on the kelTec.org site for trigger effort reduction.
January 27, 2013, 10:30 AM
I don't know if you would get all that much for the PF-9 if you sold it or traded it on something. If your budget situation changes for the better then I would maybe look for a used S&W Model 469 or else something like a used Taurus PT-111.
Maybe not what u have in mind, but I really like the Sig 938.
January 27, 2013, 12:00 PM
Maybe a CZ Rami, don't know if it falls in your price range.
chris in va
January 27, 2013, 02:06 PM
The CZ RAMI is $600. Pretty sure it doesn't.
January 27, 2013, 02:21 PM
I would try to find a used S&W 908. 8+1 9mm with full DA/SA and safety decock. I found mine almost NIB last year for $349.
January 27, 2013, 04:42 PM
Maybe a Taurus pt709. I think they can be had for a little under $300 (although, who knows these days).
Worth a look for the price.
January 27, 2013, 04:48 PM
A used S&W 3913 or 908 is an excellent bet. There are also a whole slew of Beretta 84F pistols that were recently imported in the $300 range, if you can live with another .380. I am thrilled with mine.
January 27, 2013, 05:21 PM
What about the Bersa Thunder 9? How big are they?
January 27, 2013, 06:41 PM
Canik Stingray Compact in hard chrome.
$400 AFTER shipping and transfer. 100% reliable, double action, and takes CZ mags, grips, triggers, hammers, and various parts.:)
January 27, 2013, 09:29 PM
Try to find a used sig P239 in 9mm. I have seem them for $400-500. With a trade on the Kil-Tec, it might just work for you.
January 28, 2013, 08:20 PM
ITs the reverse of what you are looking for but the PT111 mil pro 3rd gen from Taurus is SA/DA (all shots are SA unless one fails to ignite then the trigger reverts to DA) just throwing it our there as an option
January 28, 2013, 08:42 PM
Bersa UCPro comes in 9mm, 40 S&W, or 45 ACP. They have two mags and are very easy to conceal. They can be had in the $400 range and my experience is they are extremely reliable.
January 28, 2013, 10:29 PM
What about the SIG P2022? I think new they're about $400, so you might scratch around and find one used for $350 and 9mm to boot!
January 29, 2013, 02:04 AM
If you're lucky (these days) you might be able to find a Sig P225 for under $400. I got mine for just over $300 a few years ago. Mags can be a pain to find, and you only get 8, but its a fine little single stack 9mm.
January 29, 2013, 04:59 PM
You can also find a few Sig P6 around. Mine is a definite shooter. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up one.
January 29, 2013, 05:34 PM
It sounds like the OP wants a 9mm Walther P99cAS. It won't be in the same price range as a Kel Tec or Bersa, but that's because it's a vastly superior pistol.