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help w/ a 9mm purchase

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by COHIBA, Apr 17, 2003.

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  1. COHIBA

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    i am looking for a well made, aluminum or poly frame, single stack double action (no DAO) 9mm.
    i dont know the difference between the S&W ladysmith and the 3913TSW other than the grip color.
    who else makes a good pistol w/ these features?
    i wish glock made a single stack 9mm even though its safe action.
    please help. if i dont spend this $ my wife will find it.
     
  2. Greybeard

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    Your "no DAO" comment snuffed my recommendation of Kahr. Similar in some ways to desired Glock. Trigger pull on my new PM9 is a little shorter than that of old K9.

    Quote: " if i dont spend this $ my wife will find it. "

    Ya must no been married for very long. There are LOTS of places a woman won't look. :D
     
  3. Norton

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    How about the Sig 239? Isn't that a single stack? My wife rented one at the range a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed shooting it......
     
  4. BerettaNut92

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    So a steel frame is out of the question? I was gonna recommend a P7M8 :D
     
  5. jc2

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    The S&W 3913 Ladysmith and 3913TSW are, for all practical purposes, the same pistol.

    Don't overlook S&W's 9x19 Chiefs Special--it seems to be well liked by those who have actually shot it.

    Beretta makes a really good single stack version of the 92FS (Type M, I believe)--probably the most reliable pistol manufactured based on numerous field trials.

    The Star Models B and BM are currently available on the surplus market and are reasonable (and reasonably priced) single stacks.

    The Sig P225 is another great single stack 9x19.

    My all-time favourite single stack though is the Walther P5 (if you have eight or nine hundred bucks to spare).
     
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    He said he had some money, not that he'd won the lotto.:D
     
  7. cslinger

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    SIG 225.

    Boy that was easy. How about a harder question next time.:D

    Chris
     
  8. 10-Ring

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    Looks I got beat to the punch :D I guess I'll second the 225 ;)
     
  9. Safety First

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    Sig P-239 is single stack 9mm or .40 if so desired,it is a great ccw, you can learn more about it at the Sig web site
     
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    Smith & Wesson 39-2 and 439/639's are nice and would fit the bill. They can usually be found for around $300 in excellent condition.
     
  11. Shane

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    Sig P239, P225

    Beretta 92 "M" Type
     
  12. Sactown

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    Sig 225. Ya want fries with that?
     
  13. blades67

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    Did anyone suggest a SIG Sauer P225 yet?:D
     
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    steyr m-9


    mephisto
    :evil:
     
  15. blades67

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    He wants a single stack mephisto, so the steyr is out.:neener:
     
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    Aw...just get the steyr and pretend it is a single stack...i think the steyr grip is even thinner than the Sigs...but dont quote me.
     
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    The grip isn't thinner and the P225 has a better trigger. So there! :neener: :D
     
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    Im sure you are right about the grip...but the trigger? Cmon...the steyr trigger is bad ***....if you want technical terms.:cool:
     
  19. firestar

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    I vote SIG 239. If you don't mind the Kahr's trigger (try it, it is not bad) the P9 seems to make sense also.
     
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    Walther P5 or Sig 225, both are excellent firearms. There is also the HK P9S, which is very accurate, but much more expensive.
     
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    Don't know why this one has not been mentioned yet, Sig 225:evil:
     
  22. COHIBA

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    sig is longer, wider, taller and heavier than the smith.
    now i like sigs, i really do. BUT, that whole "decock were the safe should be slide release location" bit throws me off some. i have been using 1911's the longest, glocks for a stint of about 5 years and i had a M9 as a duty weapon for 4 years. i did have a P220 and a 245 for a while and sold them.
     
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    The manual of arms of one gun may seem strange if you are used to another, but it is all a matter of getting used to the one you choose by practicing and training with it. I shoot a Sig P228, but I also like the S&W 3913, so you should definitely go check it out to see if it works for you. But the Sig P225 or P239 are also worth looking at. If the gun peddlers in my area (Phila., PA) are any indication, I think the P239 would be generally easier to find.
     
  24. cslinger

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    The Smith 39 series, ie 3913 etc. seem to be excellent firearms and in all honesty probably have a better trigger then my SIG 225. My problem with the Smiths is that they have a magazine disconnect safety and for a combat/carry gun that is just unacceptable for me. I like the idea of being able to drop the mag with the last round loaded in the pipe to be able to use should I get assaulted while reloading.

    Oh yeah the chances of that ever happening to me or most any of us are about......ohhh.....well.......carry the 6.......divide by 22.......NEVER. I just don't like magazine disconnects.:D
     
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    Sig 239, Sig 225, S&W 3913(stainless), S&W 3914(blue). The Smith's do not have a hammer spur. The Star B and Star BM are single actions. Sigs are nice but out of my price range. I'd go with the S&W (which weighs 25 ozs. empty). This is a quality pistol that is reliable and accurate.
     
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