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Single Stack 9mm Carry Guns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by trackaddict88, Dec 8, 2008.

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  1. trackaddict88

    trackaddict88 Member

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    I'm sure this has been covered but what are some options?

    Criteria are: Single Stack, Grip at least as long as a Glock 26 (XL hands and gotta have 2 fingers on the grip), 9mm for ammo matching other guns-I won't outright say no to .380 but it has to fit me.

    Kahr pm9 is waaaay too small, maybe I could get used to a p9 but a longer grip front to back would be better I think.
     
  2. MikePGS

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    The H&K P7 seems to have a pretty good reputation, but I haven't yet had the pleasure of firing one.
     
  3. mothergoose

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    Sig P239 is a single stack 9mm. So is the Sig 225 (P6). The P6 is bigger, but I know several people who carry it.
     
  4. MT GUNNY

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    EMP, Springfeild Armory.
     
  5. Jason M

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    Kahr CW9 ~$400.

    9mm
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    DAO

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    This is my carry piece and I like it a lot. The IWB holsters available online from the Kahr pro shop is really nice, too.
     
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    my HK P7 is IMHO the best single stack carry 9mm. most accurate for its size and manuel of arms is simple and fast.
     
  7. trackaddict88

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    1.14" overall width. Glocks are 1.18" wide. Anything thinner? Keltec pf-9 anyone like 'em?
     
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    X2. Its just that good.
     
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    Kahr K9, S&W 3913, SIG P239, all good.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Walther PPS
     
  13. glock_17_4U

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    compare in hand

    I think you should look at each gun, get the measurments, and if at all possible handle them,then compare them to the glock 19 with it's 15+1 capacity and say is there that much of a difference, is it worth sacrificing all these wonderful benefits for just a little bit smaller gun.
     
  14. lanternlad1

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    I agree. I've carried many single stack 9mms, and more often than not, I end up carrying my G19 as its not really that much bigger than most single stackers, I know it will work, and I have 16 shots (15+1) avail if necessary.

    I am by no means a Glock fan, but they work as advertised.

    I had a PF-9. Great for carry. Worked fine. Hard on the hands to shoot.

    Here's a review.
    http://www.mouseguns.com/pf9rev/pf9rev.htm
     
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    KT PF-9 is a damn good gun, kind of small if you have big hands, but it's not a range gun, it's something you'll probably carry more than you'll shoot.
    If you can find a used S&W 3904 or 3906 those are also very good single stack 9s. My 3904 is very accurate and eats anything I feed it.
     
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    I have a G26 and G17. I just thought I'd look at single stacks for summer carry. I usually carry the 26 but today I'm trying out the 17. And yes I do want a G19, I just don't know why.:D I oughta get a 17L or a 34 and have my 17 grip cut down to a 19 but that's a whole 'nother post.:D
     
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    I have both the EMP and a Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry in 9mm. Both are great shooters and easy to carry.
     
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    If you can find one, I highly recommend one of the Firestar M43 9mm's....great shooter. It sits a little heavy in the holster, but the weight makes a pussycat out of recoil.... :D
     
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    You didn't say anything about double/single action preferences. A Smith & Wesson 908 fills the bill for me, single stack, slim, a great carry piece. The 908S is stainless. I bought my 908 almost new in the box for $375 OTD. The Smith 3913 is the 908 with ambi safeties and other detail changes. There's also the slightly smaller Chiefs Special that can be found for more money.

    In the service/surplus category are SIG P-6s: good solid guns. They're getting hard to find at reasonable prices and mags are expensive. Walther P-1s might fill the bill, but they're awfully fat across the slide. It's a fun gun to shoot although some don't like the skinny barrel sticking out in the breeze. I love mine and magazines are plentiful. If you can find one, a Beretta 951 Brigadier is a sterling example of the breed. I like the crossbolt safety. The Helwan is a clone of the Beretta that has problems; they may shear locking lugs. I'd steer clear of the Egyptian copy unless the owner let me wring it out.

    There are various discontinued models that may make good choices. Stars can be bargains. Don't let tales of older guns worry you. Modern Stars are well built and have plenty of life left in them. The BK, BKS, and BM are suitable for concealed carry. The BKS is very flat.
    Another Spanish make is Astra. The A-75 looks like a small 1911, but comes in 9mm or .40 and is double action with cocked and locked option. These are all steel and shoot well. I've shot a loaner gun in electroless nickel that is handsome and it handles well. If I didn't have the 908 and if the Astra were a bit lighter, I'd own it. Right now, the stable is full of 9mms. Llamas can be soft and don't turn up often in my neck of the woods. Personally, I'd stay away from Llamas.
     
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    kahr K9 or kahr PM9
     
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    Walther P5 Compact. Great trigger pull, thin grip and stylish too.
     
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    Another vote for the PF-9
     
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    I'm curious: why is your primary criteria that it have a single stack magazine? You made no mention of a reason for this.

    Cordially, Jack
     
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    ASTRA A75L, single stack 8+1, SA/DA 9MM, Overall length 6.5", width 1.25" and height 4.75" all at 25oz.
     
  25. Marcus L.

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    Sounds like the Sig P239 9mm fits your request:

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    It has the controls of a full sized pistol and handles like a full sized pistol. The Sig DA/SA trigger is probably the most refined on the market. It is fluid, consistant, and breaks clean. It uses single stacked 8rd magazines and will shoot any ammunition(standard, +P, or +P+) on the market with very good accuracy(1 in 10 twist rate). Like all Sigs though, it is a tad top heavy which some do not like.....but it really eats up recoil. I recommend you get the Hogue wrap around rubber grips for it like I have on mine. It really makes the pistol balance better and gives you much more secure handholds. I bought mine used for $450, but new they usually run between $700-$800. As far as the H&K P7 goes, they are not in production anymore and you will pay around $1500 for one. If you go that route, be sure you test one before you buy it. You have to squeeze the grip to cock it, and if you release your squeeze it decocks. Personally, I find it to be annoying and problematic when you take into account the stresses of a gun fight. Probably why the Germans don't use it anymore, or anything that resembles it.

    If you want something even smaller, the Sig P232 .380acp makes a good alternative.
     
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