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Slimmest 9mm?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Triggernosis, Feb 20, 2018.

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  1. Madcap_Magician

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    It's a little hard to tell because everyone measures width a little differently, and the measurements are deceptive. A lot of 1911s measure as 1.2" to 1.3" thick simply because they have an ambidextrous safety or a large paddle safety, because that's the thickest point of the gun, even though the slide and frame are much slimmer. On small guns where the difference is a twentieth of an inch, it's usually the slide stop or takedown lever, which of course is an insignificant amount of the total gun footprint. On revolvers it's the cylinder width, which is usually double or more the width of most of the gun.

    I think to compare fairly, I'd want to know the frame width, the slide width, and the width at the widest point of the gun, and what part is the widest point of the gun.
     
  2. C0untZer0

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    Also, you can replace many grips with thinner aftermarket grips...
     
  3. Hokkmike

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    Walther PPS???
     
  4. Delford

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    No, the PPS isn't the thinnest. Neither is it as accurate a shooter as the LC9s, at least in my hand. I pocket carry a PM45 in an Uncle Mike's #4 in Savane dress pants. I was trying out 9mm single stacks and shot the Ruger best. I still shoot the Kahr more accurately. That's just me.
     
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    Interesting as I have been on the search for a New single Stack 9mm for quite a while. I tested as many guns as possible, researched guns, visited gun shows, and as a range rat, shot many from the friends I have there. I have been shooting the LC9 since it first came out and then the LC9S. Great gun, reliable, well made, but personally did not like the trigger for Carry. Great for the range. I finally decided on the Beretta Nano and have to say I love this gun. For me, it shoots better than the LC9S and I shot that one pretty good. I love the trigger and the feel and balance of the gun. Less recoil and much less muzzle flip. Handles very well in fast action point and shoot combat shooting.
    The length was a little shorter than the LC9S, which helped with IWB Apex Carry with a Clipdraw. And for me, a safer gun to carry. The Kahr was my second choice, but also shot the Nano better. Less recoil muzzel flip, extremely mild. I have a CW380 which is a nice shooting gun. And my favorite pocket gun is the Pico of which I own two. I also heavily considered the Sig 938 and the Kimber micro.
    The Pico and the Nano also have what I view as the best build and quality of the ones I looked at, and as a fan of the Pico, the choice was easy. The Nano totally exceeded all my expectations at the range. JMO
    Many choices, all great guns, a great time to be buying guns in America.

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  6. roscoe

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    A vote for the Shield. Went to the range and rented a bunch, and it shot the best by far. Not quite as small as some of the tiniest, but if you ever plan to spend some time at the range with your little 9mm, the Shield is pleasant. Some of the others less so.
     
  7. Tallball

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    I won't get a chance to shoot the P11 for a week or so. The trigger seems kind of stiff to me. I'll either enjoy shooting, or it will be trade bait. I'll post a range report after I shoot it.
     
  8. RPZ

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    So why the heck did you get rid of them?:D
     
  9. kokapelli

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    “Why did I get rid of them?” I think I probably put about 5,000 rounds through each of them and the slides were peening pretty badly.

    According to the instruction sheet that came with them these guns were Chinese military officer guns and not meant to last more than 3,000 rounds. Too bad because I don't think I have any pistol I enjoyed shooting more than the Tok.
     
  10. jimbo555

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    Diamondback db9 and the Keltec pf9 are the thinnest and lightest 9mm single stacks.
     
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