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Sub-Compact 9mm Dilemma!! Please contribute to my poll!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ecureed, Oct 29, 2007.

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Which one do you suggest and why:

  1. Glock 26

    55 vote(s)
    32.5%
  2. XD SC9

    35 vote(s)
    20.7%
  3. S&W M&P 9c

    13 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Walther P99c

    15 vote(s)
    8.9%
  5. Kahr CW9

    20 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. CZ Rami

    18 vote(s)
    10.7%
  7. Kel-Tec P11

    8 vote(s)
    4.7%
  8. Sig 239 CPO

    5 vote(s)
    3.0%
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  1. ecureed

    ecureed Member

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    Well I just got some bonus money and you know it's burning a whole in my pocket!

    I'd like to add a sub-compact 3.5" or lower 9mm to my collection. I currently have a full-size CZ 75b (9mm) and a compact CZ P-01. (I decided a while back that I would stick to 9mm's and that is all that I will consider.) This gun will for the most part be a truck/CCW (most likely IWB) gun.

    So I need these attributes:
    1)Sub-compact size
    2)Durable finish (it's very humid here in NC)
    3)Reliability (because it will be my primary vehicle/ccw weapon)

    There are several sub-compact 9mm's on my radar and I'm having a hard time deciding. (I'd buy 'em all if I could) Just for fun I'd like to see how a poll with my aforementioned criteria will shake out. Oh and by the way I've only got so much money to spend so I've left out some higher end faves like the 9mm 1911's and H&K's. Just thought I'd mention that since they really aren't an option although I wish they were.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts and recommendations!
     
  2. scurtis_34471

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    I am looking for one too and am seriously considering a Kahr MK9.
     
  3. Ed Ames

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    Kel-tec PF-9 or P-11 w/hard chrome finish.


    Why a subcompact for vehicle use?
     
  4. ecureed

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    It will ride concealed in the center console of my Jeep Grand Cherokee. I used to have a PT111 that fit perfectly in there. Also it will pull CCW duty and I prefer a smaller pistol for carry.
     
  5. james_bond

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    the Springfield EMP is a 1911 style subcompact 9mm.
    I voted the XD cuz I love my .45 tactical XD
     
  6. Gustav

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    I voted CZ Rami since you are already familiar with the design and have spent trigger time and developed muscle memory using it.

    Nothing beats familiarity and practice.

    That is unless you want something different.
     
  7. Catalina

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    Save this bonus, keep working hard for that next bonus & buy a Heckler & Koch P2000SK.


    That new super-slim Walther PPS looks sweet, too.
     
  8. ecureed

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    I forgot about those. Do you know how much they are running?
     
  9. rcellis

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    I ended up voting for the Kahr CW9 - slim and easy to conceal. But in terms of overall quality of arm, I'd have voted for the Walther -those are great little guns.
     
  10. shield20

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    P99C - QA. Reliable, massive extractor, great ergonomics, ambi mag release, unobtrusive decocker, adj sights, good case support, tennifer finish, short consistent trigger, decent price...
     
  11. Clipper

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    You need to include THE subcompact 9mm, the KT PF-9...
     
  12. Pete409

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    I like the 9mm Taurus, PT111 Millennium Pro which I purchased almost 2 years ago. I have numerous other handguns (too many to list) of different sizes and calibers, but for a small 9mm, this one is a good choice, IMO.
     
  13. Autolycus

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    Save up and buy a P2000sk. You can get them for a good price over at www.policeguns.com with night sights and 3 mags.
     
  14. modifiedbrowning

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    I didn't vote, but from your list I would choose the Walther P99C.
    My daily carry is a Firestorm Mini 9 (made by Bersa and I have carried my Bersa Thunder 9 UC, same gun basically). I would recommend the SS finish as the parkerized finish is a bit weak. Both have been perfectly reliable with at least 1k through each at this point.
    www.bersafirearmsusa.com
     
  15. PhillyGlocker

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    The Glock 26 is leading the poll for a reason. Listen and feel the pull of the Darkside. It is your fatheeerrr!!
    [​IMG]
     
  16. ecureed

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    the Glock 26 leading the way is certainly not surprising. I've fired my buddy's 26 and it was very accurate for such a little guy. I am however very surprised that out of 32 votes thus far the M&P has 2 and the Sig has 1! :eek:
     
  17. Halo is for Kids

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    Me2. I read in a GM article that the CZ SP-01 mags work in the RAMI so another plus there.
     
  18. Autolycus

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    I would save for the P2000sk myself. But right now the best on your list is the Walther P99c in my opinion.
     
  19. strickj

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    i voted xd my carry gun is a xd 9 service and i love it.i have also shot the sc
    and it feels better than the glock!
     
  20. R&J

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    Glock 26 for the following reasons:

    . Reputation
    . Reliability
    . Accuracy
    . Simplicity
    . Ease Of Maintenance
    . Parts Availability
    . Service Availability
    . Value

    --Ray
     
  21. strickj

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    it also has a smoother triger and that grip safety to cut down on those pinky toe removers
     
  22. 10-Ring

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    From the guns on your list, I really like the portability of the Kahr and the CW has just enough frame / grip to get a decent grip and the trigger is more than manageable. ;)
     
  23. R12GS

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    This man knows what he speaks of.
     
  24. MPanova

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    Another vote here for the Taurus PT111
     
  25. gtmtnbiker98

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    Glock or Kahr when it comes to sub-compact reliability; however, I voted for the Glock 26.
     
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