Full size single stack 9mm

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  1. guyfromohio

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    The Sig is likely going to be difficult to find as they are out of production and awesome. I really liked my 48.
     
  2. JTQ

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    The Beretta M1951/M951 was called the Brigadier. It was a single column pistol. It isn't made anymore, but is probably what entropy was referring to and not a 92/96 Brigadier.

    https://old.weaponsystems.net/weaponsystem/AA01 - M951.html
     
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  3. carnaby

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    Very interesting! Those are closely matched pistols for sure. The Kahr CT9 is a bit thinner and the same weight. Just found this new website, most of you already probably know it, but it's pretty cool the way you can instantly compare any two pistols:

    Glock G48 vs Kahr CT9 size comparison | Handgun Hero

    The Kahr specs are a bit more to my liking but they are really effectively the same. I'm going to give Glock the win because Glock. For the record, I used to hate Glocks and was 1911 guy all the way. I still prefer to shoot a 1911 for fun but too dang heavy for carry.
     
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  4. John_R

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    There's a LOT more to picking a gun than its size...
     
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  5. carnaby

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    For sure! Owned a lot of pistols, carried a lot of pistols. I know what I want in terms of size, and Glock fits the bill in the other departments, no question. Size is important for this particular pistol, and it's the primary criteria for THIS ONE, in addition to 9mm, proven reliability, and all the rest. G48 it is.
     
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  6. Kleanbore

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    That bears repeating.
     
  7. carnaby

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    Yes of course. But size is a principal criterion in my instance. I want 4"+ barrel length, light, and thin. Give me the best gun that meets those criteria and doesn't cost $$$. G48 looks like is suits. Others work for sure.

    Care to expand beyond this if you have more to add? I'm curious.
     
  8. Kleanbore

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    Size and weight are important to all of us.

    Trigger pull, slide racking effort, reliability, fit, ammunition capacity....

    I happen to like having a grip safety.
     
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  9. carnaby

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    Just got the G48 off Gun Broker, now I just need a holster!
     
  10. BreechFace

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    If you like Glocks, you'll love it.
     
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  11. DT Guy

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    I like Kahr's; I've owned something like eight or so, still have one I love. But the Shield Arms magazines for the G48 are a game-changer; it makes it a skinny G19, something us stubby-fingered folk have longed for for a long time.

    Larry
     
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  12. Devonai

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    Don't forget the 909! :) The budget version of the 3906.
     
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    Glock 48 or for non-Glock similar 9mm single stack, as above, Kahr T9/TP9/CT9.
     
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  14. LUCKYDAWG13

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    You will be vary Happy with your new Glock 48 now pick up a few 15 round magazines for it https://shieldarms.com/s15
     
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  16. TheWarhammer

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    Edit: Moot point since OP bought a gun, lol.
     
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  17. JR24

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    Great! I like Vedder holsters for my Glocks myself.
     
  18. entropy

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    Like JTQ said, I meant the M1952 Brigadier. The surplus outlets have some @$275 IIRC. It is a single stack pistol. The Egyptians coped it as the "Helwan". The M92 seires replacd the M1952.

    Congrats on the G48; hard to go wrong with a Glock.
     
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    No longer in production, but can be easily found: S&W 3913, 3913LS, or 3913NL
     
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    Too late, but.........

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  21. railroader

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    There are light weight kimber 9mm 1911s right now. They have an aluminum frame and they are series 70 without a firing pin block.

    https://osagecountyguns.com/kimber-3700592.html
     
  22. MosinT53Hunter

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    Walther P1/38. Aluminum frame, double action single stack.
     
  23. jeff-10

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    Sounds like you want the original, P08 Luger.
     
  24. Ignition Override

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    carnaby: I've not have enough years of handgun exposure (I'm 65--and this is recent for me) to answer.

    But my first single-stack S&W 3rd Gen compact arrived at the store today. The ergos aren't that of my Walther P99 AS, but So Wot? The gun fits my slender, Gurly hands better than my Sig P6, CZ PCR, though it can't beat my Walther P99 'AS'--and it doesn't matter.

    Except for the protruding mag, this 908 has almost identical dimensions of my German Sig P225 (US "versions" don't have chin proofmarks, test targets etc), but the 908's grip dimensions are noticeably thinner.

    carnsby----------Now I see your later post.
    Hope you enjoy the Glock or whichever gun you plan to bring into your warm, loving home.
     
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  25. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Those 1951 Berettas flooding the market now are approx. 1" thick at their widest point thanks to the recessed frame-mounted safety. I found my steel-framed example very easy to carry, but there are some aluminum variants floating around now too.
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    There was also the M92C Type M which was a compact, single-stack 92, but they are VERY rare, expensive, and magazines are nigh impossible to find. I sold my 1st run Type M for a cool $1000 five years ago....
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