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Looking for a subcompact 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FIVETWOSEVEN, May 25, 2010.


    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    My criteria is 9mm, double stack, 10 rounds preffered minimun, and can be carried cocked and locked. Is there one that fits this criteria?
  2. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    The Beretta Px4, I think. But do check about the carrying cocked.
  3. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    HK USP Compact, fills all your requirements.
  4. PX15

    PX15 Well-Known Member



    What's that "cocked 'n locked" business all about?

    I know there are a zillion 1911 types out there who swear by the "cocked 'n locked" 45ACP's, but looking for a subcompact 9MM pistol, double-stack, cocked and locked might be a bit difficult.

    FWIW I'm a big compact, subcompact 9MM fan, and I "prefer" a TDA platform if I can get it.

    My favorite 9mm carry pistol is an HK P2000sk (V3)... Absolutely reliable and scary accurate right out of the box. Double-stack, de-cocker. I don't believe in a single-action anything for concealed carry, and that's what I use my pistols/revolvers for.

    In the past I've had a Walther P99c/AS... Fantastic 9MM sub-compact. I have an HK P7, S&W 3rd Gen CS9, 3913, 3913LS, all single-stacks, but excellent choices for personal defense and concealed carry.

    Of course what I like has nothing to do with what you like, so please take my suggestions with that in mind.

    Best Wishes,


    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    It doesn't need to be single action only just able to be carried cocked and locked so its similar to the High Power i'm getting.

    Edit: I just found this, can this be carried cocked and locked?
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I am hard pressed to think of anything meeting all of these criteria. There is the Springfield EMP (no personal experience), but it is neither double stack nor 10 rounds. The CZ75 Compact can be carried cocked and locked and is a double stack with 14+1 rounds, but it is neither subcompact nor lightweight (being all steel). There are some H&K USP Compact models that can be cocked and locked, but they are not subcompact. The cocked and locked option is not available on the subcompact P2000SK. How about the S&W M&P compact? It fits the size and capacity (12+1 with a flat base or finger extension magazine), is 100% reliable (I had one, so I know) and is available with an optional manual safety. Perhaps that would be a good compromise.
  7. Lonestar49

    Lonestar49 Well-Known Member


    Can speak highly about the SA EMP 1911 SAO (cocked and locked) that their single stack mags (no pinkie extension here/needed) hold 9+1.. and are easy to hand-load, full, from the get go - NIB

    Just over 6k flawless, and love the 124gr JHP's

    Small, lightweight, least to me, slide thumb release safety and palm grip safety and is ambi, if one is a lefty..

    3" bull barrel

    Night sights, lifetime warranty and excellent, caring, fast, CS behind the gun.

    Just a thought,


    Ps.. Beretta's Px4 SC 9mm are DA/SA, only, at this time


    Glock 26 - + 2 mag extension = 12 rounds + 1 in pipe . Wonderful dependability , very accurate , affordable , lots of goodies available to add on if desired , ( ct laser , nite sights , trigger safety etc) Can't go wrong .

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    I take it you didn't click the link, what I posted is a CZ 2075 which is a subcompact holding 10 rounds or 14 with an extension and from what I understand it can be carried Cocked and Locked.
  10. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I didn't think of the RAMI at the time, but it certainly fits.

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    Alright well it looks as though I have answered my own question, thanks guys!
  12. gofastman

    gofastman Well-Known Member

    The Glock 26 is fantastic, a pleasure to shoot too. My PF9 is great, really small, but only holds 7+1 rounds and is nowhere near the quality of the Glock.
  13. danez71

    danez71 Well-Known Member

    M&Pc with the thumb safety. Almost same basic size package as the RAMI, G26, P2000SK, PX4 and a few others.

    The RAMI meets what you're looking for but not the BD model as that is a decocker.

    Why are there so many suggestions in this thread that clearly dont meet the OP's criteria?
  14. CubJ3

    CubJ3 Active Member

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  15. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    Personally I think the M&P 9C and the Glock 26 are two of the best subcompact carry guns on the market. BUT since you asked for cocked and locked and its so ANNOYING when people suggest their own pet gun rather than what you actually asked for:


    CZ has several that fit the bill and they are great handguns. See the CZ 75 compact, the RAMI, RAMI-P, etc....


    I can't think of much else that actually fits the bill. Both would do nicely but I would give the edge to the CZs.
  16. dgjester

    dgjester Member

    taurus 24/7 compact in 9mm meets your qualifications, 3.3" barrel, 13 or 17 round magazine, can be carried cocked and locked or if you change your mind also has a decocker. apparently taurus is hit or miss, but so far it's been good to me

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    Jon that is what I wanted in the first place but I didn't know they made it in 9mm, I wanted a 9mm backup because IMO its strange that your backup is more powerful and it would be the same ammo.

  18. IlikeSA

    IlikeSA Well-Known Member

  19. frankge

    frankge Well-Known Member

    what about the XD-sub9, 13 rounds and one in the pipe. No cocked and locked but it has grip and trigger safetys. 3" barrel makes it small to carry
  20. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    Couldn't agree more. So tired of seeing things like "I'm trying to decide between a 1911 and a BHP" being answered with "Get a Glock 22!"


    To the OP:

    The USPc, Warthog (actually "Hawg 9" in 9mm) and RAMI have been covered. There are also the Tanfoglio Witness pistols, either steel or polymer. 12+1, TDA with C&L capability.

    The Beretta 9000s also has these features, but they are chunky little critters. Good shooters, though. I had one.

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