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9mm carry

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Buck Kramer, May 4, 2012.


9mm Carry

Poll closed Jun 3, 2012.
  1. Ruger SR9c

    31 vote(s)
  2. Glock 26

    52 vote(s)
  3. XD subcompact

    24 vote(s)
  4. Smith and Wesson Shield

    42 vote(s)
  5. Talk me into something else

    60 vote(s)
  1. Buck Kramer

    Buck Kramer Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a companion to my 9mm XD Service, I want to stick with 9mm because of its availability, and I reload 9mm. I'm looking for a smaller 9 mm for CCW. Here's what I'm considering. I cannot be talked into anything Kel-Tec or the Ruger LC9.

    • XD Subcompact
    • Ruger SR9c
    • Smith and Wesson Shield
    • Glock 26
    • Talk me into something else
  2. verdun59

    verdun59 Well-Known Member

    Kahr PM9.
  3. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Well-Known Member

    Nope. Hit My top choice right off the bat. Ruger SR9c
  4. Walking Dead

    Walking Dead Well-Known Member

    G26. I just think its a must for everybody.
  5. ZXD9

    ZXD9 Well-Known Member

    If you're happy with your XD I'd stick with the XD subcompact. Same grip angle and function you're familiar with.

    But then again you may just be looking for an excuse to get something different. Totally valid and understandable too.
  6. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    G26? You'll SHOOT YOUR LEG OFF with that thing. :D If you try to pocket that brick, you'll shoot your....oh, never mind.

    Well, since you don't like the small 9s I prefer, how about a Beretta M9 (92)? That's a BIG gun. You seem to not need anything pocket sized. :D
  7. Ala Tom

    Ala Tom Well-Known Member

    I could not find a 9mm I liked except for the SR9C. The G26 had a recoil just a little too sharp but I felt I could learn to shoot it if there was nothing else. But I was a little less than confident carrying a 9 mm. Then I found the SR40C is the same size as the SR9C but in 40SW. It won the contest: still concealable (with an IWB) but powerful. It might replace my MP40FS as my general defense gun.
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  8. verdun59

    verdun59 Well-Known Member

    O.K. I'll go with Byrd666 and second the SR9C. It's a great gun and I believe the best value for the dollar. My has been flawless and it's comfortable to shoot. But if you want small that's not brutal, it's hard to beat the Kahr .
  9. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Well-Known Member

    Well, I own an XDm-9 3.8" compact, the Shield, and until recently the G26. Of the three of them the Shield is my new favorite. Superbly accurate gun for a 3.1 inch barrel with a tiny grip. Here is a range report of the Shield, It groups amazingly at 14 yards and even quite well at 25 yards: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=657752
  10. mongo4567

    mongo4567 Well-Known Member

    Kahr pm9 would be my vote
  11. flatlander937

    flatlander937 Well-Known Member

    A friend/co-worker just bought a Diamondback DB9... I haven't shot it but it feels good and is nice and compact... he seems to like it a lot and it has become his regular carry gun.
  12. 7mmb

    7mmb Well-Known Member

    If I were you I'd go with the XD compact. No better companion for the gun you already have. If you already had a full size Glock, Ruger, S&W, Taurus or whatever I'd say stick with the same brand, and caliber, if it's working for you. Myself, I already had a GP100 so for CCW I went with an SP101.
  13. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    Another vote for the SR9c. Not one hiccup, fits my hand better than any gun I've ever shot, more accurate than I can be. Regardless of price (which, BTW is lower than the other choices), it would have been my first choice.
  14. JO JO

    JO JO Well-Known Member

    XD9sc , you could use the mags from your XD service for the XD9sc just a thought,one
    thing that is the most important for ccw is a good holster. A good holster will make all
    the difference in the world.
  15. Citadel99

    Citadel99 Well-Known Member

    Just got a M&P Shield. Absolutely love it.

  16. TonyAngel

    TonyAngel Well-Known Member

    I've never carried the Ruger or the Smith, but have carried both the Glock and the Springfield. In the end, I settled for a Kahr. It has decent capacity, is small and slim. It's just plain more comfortable to carry. The DAO trigger is very smooth and consistent as well.
  17. academy

    academy Active Member

    Walther PPS. Beats the pants off any other concealing nine. It's thin and reasonably light, but still has enough structure to be shot well.
  18. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    I'd personally go with a S&W M&P9c only because I'm thrilled with my M&P40c I purchased last year. The shine's still on the apple. I'm sure the S&W9c is equally as nice.
  19. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I second the Walther PPS. It is on my list, but I will also look at the new M&P Shield.

    Nothing wrong with a G26, but being double stack a little chunkier than the above.
  20. Don357

    Don357 Well-Known Member

    I voted for the XD subcompact. Since you already have a XD, there's the advantage of familiarity AND magazine compatability. However, for a CCW, you should consider something that DOES NOT have a 'safe action trigger system' without a manual safety, regardless of the brand name. I personally carry a Kel-Tec P11, and would choose it over the Ruger LCP, but since you don't want either of them, you might consider a Charter Arms CARR in 9mm.
    Last edited: May 5, 2012

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