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Are there any sub-compacts that are fun to shoot

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

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  1. whatever

    whatever Member

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    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

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    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.

    jm
     
  3. Rustynuts

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

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    Glock 26.
     
  5. grimjaw

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    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.

    jm
     
  6. critter

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    MK9 is the one for me.
     
  7. gilfo

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    CZ Rami

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

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    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

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

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    +1 on the G26.
     
  11. SCKimberFan

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    PM9

    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.

    Lou
     
  18. 10-Ring

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

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    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.
     
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    My P-11 is a pleasure to shoot with a slip-on rubber grip thingy.
     
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    Walther P-22. ;) I hear the Ruger LCP is also a neat little shooter.

    Has Keltec changed something on the PF-9? Last I heard it was almost painful to shoot.
     
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    i have 2 of em myself and know of more. granted my sc's are in .40 and they are fun to shoot, and the same models in 9mm are even more fun to shoot. i have a k-40 kahr which is now my wifes, and i have a xd sc that is an accurate fun little gun.

    also look into the glock 26 sc, light weight and 9mm, and with a perce grip extenstion they are g2g
     
  23. Quiet

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    Less snap than any of the other Glock subcompacts (Models 26/27/33).
     
  24. Rayden

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    You have to try the XD-9sc, everytime I shoot it I like it more and more ... and it's my wife's gun.
     
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    I agree!
    This is my fun semi-auto for sure!
     
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