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Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Sep 22, 2012.


Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?

  1. Commander size 1911 (please state the make)

    88 vote(s)
  2. Glock 19

    111 vote(s)
  3. H&K USP C (or CT)

    22 vote(s)
  4. Sig Sauer P229

    65 vote(s)
  5. Other

    93 vote(s)
  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR:
    Out of the pistols listed in the poll, which would you prefer to have? If you care to chose the 'other' option kindly state your choice in you response.

    Feel free to discuss your experience with the listed guns.

    Thank you
  2. Mot45acp

    Mot45acp Well-Known Member

    What is the intended purpose? CCW? Range? HD? Fun?
  3. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    Anything but the H&K, however, I'd prefer the G19 overall.
  4. stumpers

    stumpers Well-Known Member

    I like my G19. No complaints with the Gen3 I bought new in 2005. Probably around 5,000 rounds - not a single malfunction or failure of any kind.

    Bought a second G19 this year, a newer Gen3 in the RXTxxx serial range. Every single standard velocity FMJ round I shot, the empty smacked me in the forehead. +P rounds ejected just over my head. A new extractor didn't fix it, but a combination of the new extractor and a new ejector fixed it and it's been flawless for 1,000 rounds now with everything I've tried.

    If considering the G19, make sure to know serial range that is known to have problems with erratic ejection before Glock fixed the issue. It is an easy, fairly cheap fix if you do get a finnicky gun...although annoying.

    VINTAGE-SLOTCARS Well-Known Member

    The sig fits my hand better, so that is how I vote
  6. TimeIsRunninOut

    TimeIsRunninOut Well-Known Member

    Ruger sr9c or Smith and Wesson m&p9c
  7. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    M&P40c, or 9c. Either way works for me.
  8. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    1911 - Ed Brown Exec carry
  9. FMF Doc

    FMF Doc Well-Known Member

    You didn't list the purpose, so I went with the G19. It is the closest thing on there to a "do-all" 9mm. It is big enough for duty, small enough for carry, an has a rail for a light making it ideal for home defense. It might not do well in the woods against 4-legged critters, but NOTHING can truely do EVERYTHING.
  10. 12131

    12131 Well-Known Member

    G19 rtf2

    PONTIACDM Well-Known Member

    Sig p239 or Ruger lcr (either model 38, 357) These are just my preferences.
  12. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    Be cool if they'd make a compact 10mm.
  13. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    CZ 75D PCR is my pistol of choice
  14. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    Commander sized 1911, maybe a Springfield?

    As an alternative, a CCO sized one. Best carry 1911 size I can imagine.
  15. treg

    treg Well-Known Member


    Adjustable sights and thumb safety.

    Fits my hand perfectly, YMMV.
  16. CZ57

    CZ57 member

    Other: Either the SA XDm 3.8 Compact in a polymer frame or the CZ P-01. ;)
  17. sinbad339

    sinbad339 Well-Known Member

    Sig 1911 Fastback Carry


  18. RBid

    RBid Well-Known Member

    I voted G19, just to avoid 'other'.

    In the real world, there are 5-6 pistols that I would choose over the G19.
  19. plateshooter

    plateshooter Well-Known Member

    M&P45c is my favorite. I put a lot or rounds through mine. I find it accurate for me and 100% reliable so far. About the size of a G19 Glock. I have had it for about 4 years.

    Second choice is my Sig C3.
  20. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    Other -
    Something smaller.

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