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Help me think of compact 9mm's to consider (with preferences)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by southriseagain, Jul 25, 2009.

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  1. southriseagain

    southriseagain Member

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    recently i caught myself looking at 9mm's (the way ammo costs are going)
    and since 9mm's feel rather tame to me i started thinking that i really could use/am in need of a "pocket" compact.

    i'm looking for something in the walther ppk/sig p232 size category, only i want it to shoot 9mm.

    what are my options?

    my only preferences are a bit old fashion:
    1. i dont care much for polymer
    2. i dont care much for striker fired
    3. DA/SA preferred
    4. must be good looking
    i think it goes with out saying at this point but glocks need not apply
     
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  2. Avenger29

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    I don't know how small they go, but Kahr makes a 9mm with a metal frame. DA. Never seen one in person, as the shops around here only carry the poly ones.

    Like you, I am not a fan of polymer. Had a Glock. sold it out of frustration. Going back to steel and alloy frame revolvers and autos. They just "feel right"
     
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  3. Lonestar49

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    SA EMP SAO 9mm 1911 9+1

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    Ls
     
  4. usp9

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    Get a 9mm Rohrbaugh.
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    borrowed pic
     
  5. southriseagain

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    thats a bit too small...

    if memory serves me right a ppk is about 6.2"L 4.2"H and a p232 is about 6.5"L 4.5"H
    both of which feel really good to me, so thats the size range i'd like to stay within if possible (length between 6 and about 6.7 height between 4 and 4.7 ballpark).. if only the 232 were a 9mm.

    that there rohrbaugh is wayyyy small
     
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  6. colt1903

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    The Springfield EMP is on class act, but if you are not partial to single action then try:

    Kahr MK9
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    SIG P239
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    Smith & Wesson CS9
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    The CS9's Big Brother Smith & Wesson 3953
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    Para Ordnance PDA (with their LDA double action trigger)
    [​IMG]
     
  7. benderx4

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    The venerable HK P7 - best 9mm EVER made! IMHO

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  8. usp9

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    Kahr K9
    6.0" length
    4.5" height
     
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  9. TheWarhammer

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    +1 for the Kahr K9 or MK9! I have a K40 and it's an awesome gun. 13 years of stone axe reliability!
     
  10. bigfatdave

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    I'm very happy with my PPS (Walther)
    Walther also makes the P99 in a compact size
    MrsBFD likes her Springfield Armory XD9sc, and it is about the same dimensions as the PPS, except thicker. It also has a lot more round capacity, with the doublestack mag
    Kahr makes a nice small 9mm in metal and poly frames, I think
    SA makes the EMP, pricey but reported to be very nice
    HK P7, if you can find one and a few mags
    Rohrbaugh is expensive and tiny
    Boberg will someday make a tiny high performance 9mm, maybe
    Kel-Tec makes small light 9mm pistols, some love them and some hate them
    Taurus makes a 9mm the same size (height/length) as our XD and PPS, but a bit thicker

    What you need to do is get to a rental range and find out what's happy in your hand. Also, "pocket-sized" means different things for different people, for me, that XD just barely fits, I went with the PPS for IWB because it is so slim, but it fits a pocket nicely. For you, pocket size, body shape, and hand size might mean only the Rohrbaugh could fit in there and have a decent draw time.
     
  11. southriseagain

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    that kahr is a bit square for my taste, and i dont think that trigger would agree with me.

    look how sexy these are...
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    no one makes a 9 like one of these?

    maybe i'm just picky but:
    sig 239 too big and balanced funny
    kahr too glock-like
    smith cs9 never seen one in real life
    p7 big $$ and no mags
    para/springfield a compact 1911 9mm is sacrilege
    rohrbaugh small enough to belong on a keychain
     
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  12. Geneseo1911

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    CZ75 PCR or P-01?

    4.5"x6.5"

    1)All metal
    2)hammer
    3)DA/SA
    4)beautiful (of course, beauty IS in the eye of the beholder)

    3" barrel, still way more accurate than my fullsize SA 1911.

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    You might prefer the lines of the PCR:
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  13. Claude Clay

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    imagine this;

    a post that all the answers were right

    ---some , the EMP are righter than others, but this ain't an animal farm.
     
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    Cz 75d pcr.
     
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    +1 for the CZ line.
     
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    This thread is of great interest to me, since I'm in much the same boat. I'd also like a single stack mag, in addition to southrise's requirements.

    Please keep the ideas coming.
     
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    Para-Ordnance Carry 9
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    Para-Ordnance PDA 9
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  18. r3volv3r

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    Anyone have an executive level connection at Sig?

    tell them to make the 232 in 9mm. I'll take 2 and i'm pretty sure the OP would get one too, I've been searching for that gun (or similar) for a long time.

    the walther p5c might be worth a look but has all the $$ and mag availability problems of the hk p7
     
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    Hmm, something like that would basically be an HK P7, but without all the decocking gadgetry. If someone makes one though, I would buy it.
     
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    Can't believe no one has said the P64. Its a ppk clone that fires 9x18. Known to be a good, solid firearm. Its what I cc.
     
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    I think you are looking for the "perfect" pistol which just does not exist. Maybe you should wait for the Boberg XR9
    [​IMG]

    www.bobergengineering.com
     
  23. southriseagain

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    if anyone could swing that, you can put me down for 2 as well.

    in the mean time i've been trying to convince myself to like the 380 as a primary.. i guess some european police forces think its plenty adequate (been working on my google skills).. perhaps i'll start a new thread to hear from 380 fans.

    by the numbers that is an interesting one. although i havent seen one in person (or heard of it till now)... guess i'll be reading up on/trying to find one of these as well
     
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    The closest thing you may find is the Walther PP Super, which fires the 9X18 Ultra. Here's one with a regular PP.
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