Affordable compact DA/SA double-stack 9mm?

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  1. cluttonfred

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    And today the compact model is called...the Bersa TPR9C. Scroll up a bit. ;-)

    Thanks all, for the feedback, it was helpful to hear some other suggestions to make sure I wasn’t forgetting better options. Not sure if I’ll pull the trigger right away but I am beginning to feel pretty good about the Bersa.
     
  2. zaitcev

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    Well, then, it's XD-E or Px4, pick your poison. Your budget is just far too small.
     
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    Well, in a little over a month I have bought a surplus Beretta 81, a surplus Zastava M70 (pick that one up tomorrow!), and a new Ruger 10/22 (that was for an Appleseed event but in the end it arrived too late). On top of that were various extra mags, accessories, scope, etc. plus ammo for those guns and my WWII and WWI rifles. So I should probably cool it for now, or at least keep my aspirations modest for now so things don't get out of hand. My birthday is coming up so that will be my excuse. ;-)
     
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    How about a used Sig 224? I see a few on Gunbroker but most are closer to $600, perhaps watch your local gun shop or gun show.
     
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    Grand Power K100 can be had for a little over $400.
     
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    Another vote for the CZ P07
    p07 (1).jpeg
     
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    I was going to suggested the P224, because I've seen one or two for under $500 somewhere or other.. A very unpopular design. I have one and I like it, but I see why it didn't catch on.
     
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    P-07 rocks.
     
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    This. I have a P40L 10mm. Sweet gun.
     
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    Thanks, guys, though I am not sure the Grand Power models are even close to being compact, they seem to be full-size guns.
     
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    +1 on the CZ P-07. :cool:
     
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    Thanks, but here's a quick scale comparison from handgunhero.com to give you an idea of the size difference. I am sure the P07 is a great gun, just a little more gun than I have in mind. The comparison pistol here is the Bersa Thunder Pro Ultra Compact, the predecessor to the TPR9C.

    cz p07 vs bersa tpuc.jpg

    I am not married to the idea of the Bersa but I would prefer something closer to that size. A search by dimensions and capacity on that same site gives me these options for DA/SA 9mm double-stacks in the same ballpark.

    CZ 2075 RAMI
    HECKLER & KOCH P2000SK
    HECKLER & KOCH P30SK
    BERETTA PX4 Storm Subcompact

    Only the PX4 is close in price as well and I am considering that one.

    beretta px4 storm sc vs bersa tpuc.jpg

    Cheers,

    Matthew
     
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    Though polymer-framed, the Taurus THC might be worth a look. Hammer-fired version of their highly-successful G2C.
     
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    My first thought was the sig sp2022. The holster situation is grim, but the grip and trigger are really nice.
     
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    Thanks, that Grand Power P11 is interesting and while the original is a "thumb the hammer down" design there appears to be a newer P11D model with a decocker as well. I am not sure that I would go with that over a Beretta PX4 (also a rotating-barrel design) as the price is about the same, though it is better looking than the Beretta. ;-)
     
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    The sub-Compact Beretta PX4 does not have a rotating barrel.



     
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    Correct, my mistake.
     
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    cluttonfred

    You might want to try and see how the Beretta PX4 Subcompact feels in your hand (gun shows are great for checking things out like this). I looked at one and felt that it was just a bit too "chunky" for my smaller size hand (I think it's 1.4" wide). Currently Beretta's website only shows the F model being offered: a DA/SA trigger with a slide mounted ambi safety. And as JTQ pointed out it does not have the rotating barrel design that the other PX4 models have.
     
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    Walther P99 AS or P99c AS.
     
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    The P99AS is an outstanding gun. I shoot it so much better than my Glocks.
     
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    Hmm, I had not considered the P99. The full-size P99 is definitely too big and the P99C no longer appears on the Walther site but they do still seem to be around, the .40 S&W versions for under $300. What would be the advantage of the P99C over the PPS or PPQ SC (M1 or M2 models)? I suspect the AS trigger, paddle mag release, and button decocker would take some getting used to.
     
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    The paddle is great! You’ll get used to it and then maybe prefer it. I had the P99c and it was great with the pinky extension magazine but worthless without. To answer your question.... you specifically asked about DA/SA hence the P99. My EDC is the PPS Classic and I am very comfortable and confident with that choice. You couldn’t ask for a better single stack IMO.
     

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    I have a P99AS myself. Great pistol. It takes not many time to getting used to.
    Probably the advantages of the P99C over the PPS are the magazine capacity and the shootability at the range. Being a larger gun maybe even the durability.
     
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    I'm sure the Grand Power is an outstanding pistol. There are some compact versions even with the decocker.
     
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