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Single Stack 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by viking499, Oct 24, 2009.

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  1. viking499

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    Who makes a good single stack 9mm? Something for CCW. What kind of safety features are standard on them?
     
  2. kanook

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    Sig P6 or P225. The P6 is still kinda priced lower then the P225. Same gun just the P6 is surplus and very small differences. Trigger, Hammer,
     
  3. dontshakepandas

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    I carry a Walther PPS in 9mm and absolutely love it. It's safety features are very similar to those of a Glock.
     
  4. ScareyH22A

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    If you're carrying in a quality holster, I don't think an external safety is needed. Slimmest and lightest weight stuff are probably from Kahr.
     
  5. viking499

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    How do the sigs compare in size to the kahr?
     
  6. ScareyH22A

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    They don't really. If your hands are smallish, try out a Ruger SR9. Not single stack but feels like one.
     
  7. okierifleman

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    Try the Kimber Aegis, Kahr K9, or the STI LS9
     
  8. j21blackjack

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    Love my PPS in .40, I'm sure 9mm would also be great. Just for comparison, with the 6 round mag (.40) it is exactly the same demensions as the Glock 27 except about half as thick. Almost pocket sized, easily concealed OWB, and non-existent IWB. Only downside I have found so far is that spare mags are like $50 :scrutiny:.
     
  9. jocko

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    kahr PM9 weighs 14 ounces smaller than any out there except the rohrbaugh. super quality, not cheap but very pocketable. I have a pMK9 with 25,000 rounds through it and not one issue, just goes bang every time and rides in my front jeans pocket in a desantis 24/7..
     
  10. BlindJustice

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    An often overlooked single stack semi-auto chambered in
    9mm Luger is the S&W 908 DA/SA with the slide mounted safety
    8 shot mag capacity. It descended from the Model 39 that
    was the first US made DA/SA - although the early 39s had a few
    issues - S&W worked with the Illinois state Police ( 1rst major
    LEO agency to adopt a DA/SA in '68 I think ) and S&W came out
    with the 39-2 later it was followed by the 3913 then they made it
    small as the CS9 = Chiefs SPecial 9mm - the 908 is
    given an econo black finish The 908S
    is bare metal finish - SS slide, alloy frame
    they're both 24 oz. empty.

    saw some on Gunbroker about $425 which is
    pretty good for an NIB S&W METAL semi-auto.

    R-
     
  11. azyogi

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    I love my zastava, but make sure you get with the slide mounted saftey not the frame mounted one.
     
  12. DaBull

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    Isn't the Zastava enormous?

    So assuming the OP is still interested in a single stack 9...the Sig P6/P225 is longer and thicker compared to the Kahr, but offers SA/DA functionality. The Kahr is DA. The $300 surplus P6 supply is starting to dry up...but you can probably still find them for a slight markup at gun shows. Agree with Blindjustice regarding S&W 3rd Gen guns like the 3913...very sturdy and reliable in a decent sized package, but with perhaps a gritty trigger. For sake of completeness, Taurus is also offering some small single stacks...check the PT709 Slim...but note that it is new and unproven...and the net is rife with complaints about their striker fired designs.

    If the OP is considering double stacks, then try the Glock 26...it is thick due to the double stack, but is still small enough to be easy to conceal...probably easier to conceal than larger single stacks like the P6.
     
  13. Steve_NEPhila

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    P7

    Take a look at the P7 PSP and the P7 M8 by Heckler and Koch. Sure, they are on the pricey side but once you shoot one you will know why.
     
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    Most any 1911 in 9mm is simply The Bee's Knees.. My EDC is a 5" Kimber Aegis.
     
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    The Walther PPS is top-drawer. So is the Walther P5C, though it's far harder to find these days, especially at a reasonable price. Both are tough to beat, however, for reliability and overall quality, IMO.
     
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    +1 for a S&W 3913. I have a Ladysmith 3913 that I carry often.

    +2 for a SIG P225. Many P6's, although they're virtually identical to a P225, have a differently configured feed ramp that's designed for strictly FMJ's and will choke on most hollowpoints.
     
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    ANy support from SIg Sauer for the P6/P225 and
    aftermarket or even SIg magazines available?

    S&W 908 -S&W Customer Service and parts no problem / probably no need - with magazines available.

    Randall
     
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    A little pricey, but the 9mm Kimber Tactical Pro ll would be my choice
     
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    Sig 239: 8rd single stack, small grips, also optional curved short-reach trigger available

    This is a surprisingly accurate gun having a 3.6" bbl.

    DA/SA provides safety against negligent discharge, has a decocker
     
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    My zastava is a TT33 type, quite slim, carry IWB small of my back, doesn't bother me even on long trips. Would post pics but haven't figured out how yet.
     
  21. FuzzyBunny

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    I have to say I love my little Firestar 9mm. I wish they did not stop making them! If I knew that I would have bought one in a .45 also.

    Much like the 1911 in operating and works like a chanp. Eats all I feed it, big hollow point or ball. Comes in black and the shiney Starvel finish. I needed no muscle memory retraining to transition from main 1911. One feature is the mag disconnect.

    Only downside for some folks is the weight. Solid steel. A good holster is a must.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Girodin

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    There are probably a lot of good choices out there. The following are two with which I have experience

    Kahr K9 or P9, (the beduget minded who not care about not having night sights might be interested in the CW9) no manual safeties but they are perfectly safe to carry if you apply the dillegence and care required to carry any gun, namely a quality holster and proper gun handling. The K9 was designed from the get go to be a carry weapon and it has a lot going for it in that regard.

    Springfield EMP (1911) this one has a thumb safety and a grip safety. Is is a very nice gun.

     
  23. usp9

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    These four are all about the same size.
    All have 8+1 capacity.
    Three have a 4" barrel, the other is 3.5".
    The S&W is the only one with a manual safety, making it the widest.
    All four would be excellent choices.
    The lightest is about 20oz., the heaviest is 28 oz.

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    OOPS...double post :eek:
     
  25. Blind Bat

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    I shot a PPS last week and absolutely loved it except for the gritty trigger. Not a bad pull, travel and weight wise but I'd expect more from the Walther name and $$$. I'm also bummed they don't have a 10rd mag option. I'm still looking for my perfect carry gun. The PPS comes close.
     
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