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Need a recommendation for a Small, flat 9mm for dalily carry.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Wildbillz, Dec 10, 2013.

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  1. Wildbillz

    Wildbillz Member

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    Hi All
    I am in the market for a new pistol for daily carry. Looking for something around the size of a LC9 but with a lower barrel axis. G19 is just a bit to thick for my likings. Prefer a 9mm but I could get by with a 40s&w if I had to. I would carry it in a IWB holster and wear jeans and Tee shirt most of the time.

    What is available?

    Thanks
    WB
     
  2. 3GunEric

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    Barrel axis may rule this out but after much thought and research - Sig P239 9mm never fails to hit the mark in every way.
     
  3. Tomac

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    Have you looked at the Kahr line?
    Tomac
     
  4. usp9

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    Any Kahr
    Walther PPS
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    Rohrbaugh
     
  5. ClickClickD'oh

    ClickClickD'oh Member

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    I've been quite happy with my Shield
     
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    Shot 'em all the last 6 months. Small and thin 9mm? Springer XD-S in 9mm or the Sig Sauer P239HD and P938 are my favs for the thinner ones.

    VooDoo
     
  8. nevadabob

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    My Bersa BP9CC fits the bill quite nicely!
     
  9. jfrey

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    My Shield fits that bill quite comfortably.
     
  10. 19-3Ben

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    Kahr's lineup is excellent. I plan to get myself a K9 one of these days.
     
  11. Arkansas Paul

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    Taurus 709 Slim should be looked at.
     
  12. oneounceload

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    Do not overlook the Boberg or Rohrbaugh
     
  13. browningguy

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    I absolutely love the Walther PPS I got for my daughter, by far the best trigger on a polymer striker fired pistol I have tried.
     
  14. Hokkmike

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    Walther PPS in 9 or 40. -definitely. You owe it to yourself NOT to buy until you have at least handled one.
     
  15. g_one

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    We can make personal recommendations all day long but when it comes down to it, there are a lot of small, flat 9mms suitable for daily carry out there. Each of them are designed a little differently (some of them a lot differently) and will fit different hands better than others, different preferences better than others.

    Having said that, if a friend were to ask me your question looking for a specific recommendation (belt carry not pocket carry), I would recommend starting with the following three and seeing how the weight, size, and controls (safety, slide stop lever) work well with your personal preferences:
    Kahr K9
    XDs 9mm
    CZ Rami
     
  16. oldandslow

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    wb,

    No discussion is complete regarding flat and easily CCW'd 9mm's without the SW 3913/14 series. Light, reliable and accurate. Good luck.

    best wishes- oldandslow
     
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    I love my Kel-Tec P-11. 12+1 9mm, but the Kel-Tec PF9 is a bit thinner and the trigger is better, but it only holds 7 rds of 9mm. Both are highly reliable contrary to the high dollar snobs opinions. I do trust my life to mine.
     
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    My beretta nano disappears iwb and is easy to pocket carry. I shoot it very well and changing the sights is super easy; just uses set screws then push them out with your thumb.
     
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    Rohrbaugh r9, if you can afford it. In the past , I did not think it was worth the money, but after shooting one last month, I have a different opinion now.
     
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    1) Kahr PM9
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    3) SIG P938
     
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    Rohrbaugh R9
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 2.9 in
    Length: 5.2 in
    Height: 3.7 in
    Weight: 13.5 oz
    Capacity: 6+1 Rounds

    Boberg XR9-S (Shorty)
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 3.35 in
    Length: 5.1 in
    Height: 4.2 in
    Width: .96 in
    Weight: 17.5 oz
    Capacity: 7+1 Rounds

    Kahr MK9
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 3.0 in
    Length: 5.3 in
    Height: 4.0 in
    Slide Width: .90 in
    Weight: Pistol 22.1 oz, Magazine 1.9 oz
    Capacity: 6+1

    Kahr PM9 / CM9
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 3.1 in
    Length: 5.42 in
    Height: 4.0 in
    Slide Width: .90 in
    Weight: Pistol 14 oz, Magazine 1.9 oz
    Capacity: 6+1

    Kimber Solo
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 2.7 in
    Length: 5.5 in
    Height: 3.9 in
    Width: 1.2 in
    Weight: 17 oz
    Capacity: 6+1 Rounds

    SIG SAUER P290
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 2.9 in
    Length: 5.5 in
    Height: 3.9 in
    Width: 0.9 in - 1.1" w/slide catch (roughly the same width as MK9, Kahr lists the width of the slide only)
    Weight: 20.5 oz w/magazine
    Capacity: 6+1

    Diamondback DB9
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 3.0 in
    Length: 5.60 in
    Height: 4.0 in
    Width: 0.80 in
    Weight: 11 oz
    Capacity: 6+1 Rounds

    Beretta Nano
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 3.07 in
    Length: 5.63 in
    Height: 4.17 in
    Width: .90 in
    Weight: 17.67 oz
    Capacity: 6+1

    Ruger LC9
    Caliber: 9mm
    Barrel: 3.12 in
    Length: 6.0 in
    Height: 4.5 in
    Slide Width: .90in
    Weight: 17.10 oz
    Capacity: 7+1
     
  22. C0untZer0

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    I really like the R9, but I realize it is expensive.

    I am in Illinois and I have my R9 with me every day, technically I'm "transporting" it, not carrying it.

    But I put it in a DeSantis Nemesis holster and tuck that in a 5.11 Select Carry Pistol Pouch,
    go jogging, biking, grocery shopping - whatever.

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  23. Simmy952

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    Even with the recall, I would recommend the XDs. I own a 45 but the 9 is the same frame. The .45 is one of the nicest shooting .45 pistols that I own. Throw in a IWB holster and it hides away even with just a shirt and tie.
     
  24. xXxplosive

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    Kahr....................by far.
     
  25. MADDOG

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    The Smith & Wesson 3913 and 3914 are worth a look.
     
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