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What are your favorite hammer-fired compact pistols....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Redcoat3340, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. MosinT53Hunter

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    Did you ever have to replace the factory recoil spring plug on yours? Or do you still sport the original on your ACP?
     
  2. Rittmeister

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  3. Rock185

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    For the last several years, it has been the S&W 3913 for me.

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    Still the original; never had to replace it. Maybe from using mostly 185 gr. ammo through it instead of the usual 230 gr. Hardball.
     
  5. Hasaf

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    For me it seems to be my Kimber Micro. I just seem to like it. As a result, it is commonly with me.
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    30132071-6CD5-4525-A2DB-DE6BD8C68DC0.jpeg My pair
     
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    My AT M1911GI .45 ACP. 18119405_1326029717475767_4054808790244379028_n.jpg
     
  11. Gary A

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    Mine are mostly sub-compacts but I’m a big fan of the Sig P238 and also the P938. Used to own a 3913 and 3953 and really liked them. Also like the PPK/S a lot but no longer own it either. One of my favorites received no praise here but I think it is a vastly under-rated Pistol in its niche but never really caught on and was recently discontinued and that is the Sig P290rs. I tried to like the Sig P239. Twice. It just didn’t work for me.
     
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    I throw in a vote for Makarovs.9mm Mak or .380
    Big and heavy for what they are. Lots of Smiles per $ though.
    Simple and reliable.
     
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    They were on sale for $199.00 a few months ago and Remington was offering a $100 mail-in-rebate
     
  14. Cokeman

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    These interest me, and they are compacts.

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  15. 12Bravo20

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    I like my Sig P938 along with my two Firestar pistols and my Llamma in 380. I have two Firestars, a 9mm and a 40. The main difference between the Firestars and the Sig is weight due to the Firestars having a steel frame. As far as size, the Firestars are in between the Sig and my Rock Island compact. My Llamma IIIA is a fun and accurate little gun to shoot.
     
  16. Taroman

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    Has to be my Colt lightweight Defender 45:
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  17. doubleh

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    I don't carry as I'm skinny and can't even conceal my cell phone but looking at the little Remington I may have to rethink this. Some relaxed fit jeans and it ought to to disappear in a front pocket.

    For fun guns I love 22 rimfires and currently play with a Ruger SR22, a new issue WaltherPPK/s 22, and the lowly Phoenix. I shoot them all almost identically accuracy wise until I switch to the longer barrel on the Phoenix. A longer sight radius really does make a difference and I feed it CCI SV ammo but it won't reliably cycle the other two. They get either mini-mags or golden bullets.

    My centerfire pals are both Ria, a 1911 compact in 9mm and a recently purchased Baby Rock 380. The 9 mill is heavy as a brick which makes for mild recoil especially with lead bullets. I fallen in love with the 380 popgun though. I can't think of anything negative about it now that spare mags are available.

    Edited to add: I just checked Bud's guns and the little Remington is available but it's slightly more than $99. $257 to be exact. Whittacher's wants $342.99
     
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  18. someguy2800

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    I don't carry very often just because I don't feel the need to, but when I do I carry its my LC9s in my front jean pocked in a desantis pocket holster. It disappears in my front pocket and even sitting down it just looks like a square wallet. Not at all gun shaped. Its a nice holster and stays put very nicely.

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/desantis-nemesis-pocket-holster-for-ruger-lc9.html
     
  19. sirgilligan

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    I have a PPK/S and love it. No jams and accurate and precise.

    CZ 75 Compact. It is so good it is hard to describe.
     
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    S/W PPK/s is hard to beat. Lots of fun, attention grabber too.
     
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    I cant think why this wouldnt be hammer fired. Just not an exposed hammer.
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    And it certainly is easy to conceal.
     
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  23. Pukindog12

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    Bersa Thunder 9UC Pro and CZ P07.

    The UC9 has the best trigger on ANY semi-auto hammer fired pistol I ever had the pleasure of pulling. Simply amazing.
     
  24. RA40

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    I've enjoyed the Star Firestar. More so after the Trijicons were put on it. This pistol for as infrequent that it comes out is one that is enjoyable and the results for such a short sight radius I manage to do fairly well.
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  25. bannockburn

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    The Firestar was a decent, solidly made gun. My brother had an Ultrastar that I borrowed from time to time as a car gun on long trips that I use to make. It had a different feel to it but felt really good in my hand. Another solid performer like the Model B I had.
     
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