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Besides Glock 19 and XD-6, what other 15+ round small frame 9mm are out there?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by chbrow10, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. chbrow10

    chbrow10 Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a subcompact pistol with 15+ round capacity in the magazine. I am willing to consider a single stack 9mm if aftermarket 15 round magazines are out there. Besides the Glock 19 and XD-6, what other 15+ round small frame 9mm are out there?

    This pistol will be used for club level uspsa-ish competion and general plinking/target shooting by a 9 year old boy, who is currently shooting a full size 1911 in 45 ACP. The weight of the 1911 and limited magazine capacity are hindering him, especially on long stages.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Well-Known Member

    CZ Compact or a Star Firestar Plus?
  3. UnTainted

    UnTainted Well-Known Member

    Sig P229 or P228 come with 13-round factory mags made my mec gar. now you can also buy 15 round mec-gar mags for the 229/228, or get the 17 round 226 mec gar mags and an x-adapter. Or you could even get the 229/228 with the SCP mags, a total count of 17 in those as well. 20 round mags are available as well.

    I think the sig's single action trigger is a great trigger, one that has a simple lead stroke and a crisp break, something that might please the 9-year-old.

    It's a small frame 9mm, but it's not a plastic frame 9mm.
  4. flyby

    flyby Well-Known Member

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  5. -v-

    -v- Well-Known Member

    Taurus 24/7 in 9mm flavor holds 17 shots. Its also a hair smaller then an XD-9, I think an M&P9 also holds 15 rounds in its mag.
  6. modifiedbrowning

    modifiedbrowning Well-Known Member

    Walther P99.
  7. DawgFvr

    DawgFvr Well-Known Member

    Stoeger/Beretta Cougar
  8. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    ruger sr9
  9. Pimpstar00

    Pimpstar00 Well-Known Member

    sig 250
  10. revolverman357

    revolverman357 Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned the S&W M&P compact 9MM. Great Gun!
  11. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    The Glock 19, as I've written a few times, is pretty much unique or stand-alone as a compact-ish 9mm that still holds 15 rounds. You usually have to get a full-size gun to get that. You certainly can't go wrong with one, and in fact it might be better for the youngster with his smaller hands, due to its short trigger reach.

    The CZ compact models come very close to this, with 14 rounds in the magazine. The steel-frame one can be "cocked and locked" for a shorter trigger reach, and even though it is a solid little chunk of steel it is still lighter than a 1911. The alloy-frame ones (P-01, PCR Compact) have to be shot DA.
  12. Northalius

    Northalius Well-Known Member

    Glock 26 with Glock 19 magazines in it. :D ;)

    Hey, but seriously speaking: This is a versatile package here! Keep the 15 round mags inside, put an aftermarket sleeve over it, and there you go; then when you want good concealability, especially for ankle carry, use the stock 10 round magazines. ;)
  13. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    The CZ P-01 is a great choice, at 14+1. Probably the CZ compact models, too, but I have no experience with those. For capacity, though, it's hard to beat the G26 for choices: 10, 15, 17, and 33 round magazines to choose from.

  14. chbrow10

    chbrow10 Well-Known Member

    This is great, thanks everyone. This forum rocks.

    To further narrow the field, what can be had for about $300-$400?
  15. modifiedbrowning

    modifiedbrowning Well-Known Member

    Maybe a used Glock. Take a look at the Bersa Thunder 9 Ultracompact. 13+1 usually sells for $300 to $350. I love my two and my Bersa Fullsize.
  16. chbrow10

    chbrow10 Well-Known Member

    modified browning,

    what is the trigger on the bersa? DA/SA?
  17. Chrome

    Chrome Well-Known Member

    The Walther P99 is a 15+1 pistol. Great firearm.

  18. modifiedbrowning

    modifiedbrowning Well-Known Member

    Yes, the Bersa is DA/SA with a decocker/safety.
  19. billymac

    billymac Member

    What is an XD-6?
  20. dasmi

    dasmi Well-Known Member

    Cz 75 P-01

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