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Are there any sub-compacts that are fun to shoot

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by whatever, May 19, 2008.

  1. whatever

    whatever Well-Known Member

    The title says it all. I'm looking for something in ~ 9mm that is small, easily concealable, and importantly, fun to shoot. $500 or so (new) or so would be a bonus.
  2. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    Maybe the Kahr MK9? I had a PM9, but I'd consider it too much of a firecracker to be fun. The vids I've seen of that Springfield EMP look like they're having fun.

    The most fun I've had shooting a subcompact was actually a Beretta Bobcat 21A in .22LR.

  3. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts Well-Known Member

    A Keltec PF-9 is a bit of a handful, but not too bad. If you get one that runs good!
  4. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Well-Known Member

    Glock 26.
  5. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    I forgot about the G26. It's pushing the limits of "subcompact", but it's definitely easy to shoot, and can be converted to shoot rimfire. Good call, CountGlockula.

  6. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    MK9 is the one for me.
  7. gilfo

    gilfo Well-Known Member

    CZ Rami

    Fun to shoot, it's a sub compact.
  8. PennsyPlinker

    PennsyPlinker Well-Known Member

    I don't have many rounds through it yet (hoping to fix that tomorrow), but I have a new Kel Tec PF-9. I am giving my P3AT to my future son in law, and upgraded. I can't believe how much easier it is for me to control the PF-9 over the P3AT. It comes right back down to the proper sight picture every time. I have to see what it is like for lots of rounds though, before I say it is fun to shoot. But it is great for concealed carry in my front pocket.
  9. DrDeFab

    DrDeFab Well-Known Member

    +1 PF9. As long as you get an R4### or later serial number, should be good to go.
  10. FPrice

    FPrice Well-Known Member

    +1 on the G26.
  11. SCKimberFan

    SCKimberFan Well-Known Member

    I really like the XD9 SC. It is a bunch of fun to shoot and hits where it is pointed.
  12. jcalys

    jcalys Well-Known Member

    The XD SC was nice... but I just shot the Glock 26 for the first time the other day, and have to say its on my "need to buy" list.
  13. bps3040

    bps3040 Well-Known Member

    +1, my wife's XDsc9 is fun to shoot and pretty accurate.
  14. benson2255

    benson2255 Member

    the g26, with an extended magazine so your pinky finger has a place to be. I would put it up against any kahr for accuracy! Like they say "perfection"
  15. jrod

    jrod Well-Known Member

    Glock 26!! I carry one off Duty. Great Gun. I use pocket carry or IWB depending on the weather. very accurate & easy to shoot.
  16. Northalius

    Northalius Well-Known Member

    Glock 26!

    You can fit the bigger Glock 9mm mags in it, too. It comes stock with 10 round mags, but you can throw in the 15, 17 and 33 round Glock 9mm mags in!
  17. Lou22

    Lou22 Well-Known Member


    When I bought my PM9 I had a Hogue Handall slipon grip installed. Ran about $12 at the time. I found I could shoot +P and +P+ loads without pain, though the +P+ 's left my palm sore after about 30 rounds. Recoil tended to come straight back, so follow up shots were easy. Regular 9mm loads were a piece of cake. Great performance out of such a lightweight gun.

  18. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    The first sub compact I liked to shoot was the Glock 26 w/ 33 round mags...
  19. XD-40 Shooter

    XD-40 Shooter Well-Known Member

    How about the Taurus Mil-Pro 111? I have a Mil-Pro 40 and it is an absolute joy to shoot, tames recoil, plenty accurate, feels great in my hand, good ergo's. Plus, Taurus is priced pretty good, you can probably get one for $375 out the door.
  20. t3rmin

    t3rmin Well-Known Member

    My P-11 is a pleasure to shoot with a slip-on rubber grip thingy.

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