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What is the best 9MM C.C. compact pistol ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sigman, Aug 31, 2009.

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  1. sigman

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    Hi fellow gun fanatics !
    I have a gorgeous Sig SS P220 .45 cal.,and i just bought a Sig Pro 2022 in .40 cal..
    So i was thinking on getting a C.C. compact in 9MM to complete my " Holy Trinity " ! LOL !
    ( i also have a .44 special bulldog revolver ]
    Being a Sig fan, i was naturally looking into the Sig P250.
    But it's reliability has come into question acorrding to the reviews here on the HR forum.
    I'm looking intently into a possible Kahr,or a CZ model.
    I DON'T care for the Glock's or any of the XD's.
    Walther's PP compact is too expensive at $625.

    So my question is,could you recommend a good,reliable,and accurate slim and small 9MM C.C. compact pistol,other than the expensive Sigs,H & K,and Walthers ?

    Thanks for your help ! :)
     
  2. wditto

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    take a look at the Armalite 24
     
  3. Country_boy_88

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    taurus 709( i own) or ruger sr9. picked up my taurus for $383. not sure of the pricing on the ruger.
     
  4. Ala Dan

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    There is nothing wrong with Kahr's CW-9; inexpensive and lightweight +
    highly accurate~! ;) :D
     
  5. BADUNAME4

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    Kahr P9 or Jericho 941 Compact. Maybe a CZ PCR.
     
  6. JDGray

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    The one on the left, since Glocks are out, or a PCR:)
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  7. CZF

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    PCRs are plain CZweet!
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    The RAMI isn't bad for carry, but if you must have a SIG.
    A P239 or the forthcoming P 250 mini-gun is
    interesting.

    I'd pic a DAO or DAK SIG, if I couldn't have a CZ:)
     
  8. BP Hunter

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    Have you looked into the Kel Tec PF9? I have had mine for about a few months and have fired about 500 rounds with it. It had a few FTF in the 1st 50 rounds. It is very flat, light and very concealable. It also holds 7+1. This is my primary concealed weapon. It also costs less than $300.
     
  9. tangomike706

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    Keltec PF9, Kahr CW9 .. i happen to like both of these ..
     
  10. DougDubya

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    Also see if you can still find imported used P6's (or used American P225's, which are the same gun).
     
  11. Jed Carter

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    Ain't no "maybe" on the CZ PCR, this pistol fits the hand like a glove. Accurate as most fullsize firearms and reliable as anything on the market.
    And it's SEXY as a pistol gets. I like mine a lot, trust it completely, it goes where I go. I use a SIG P226 for HD, a Glock G34 for IDPA, and the CZ for the street.
     
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  12. SigP229R

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    I would also check the Sig P229 in 9mm or maybe a P6 and I also think there are some P228'S coming in now from Zurich, for this one check top gun supply. good luck on your hunt.
     
  13. earlthegoat2

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    If you like Sigs get a 239 in 9mm.

    Or step up and get a HK P7. I know they are both a little away from your budget but you seem to have fine taste in guns so far. Why stop a good thing?
     
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    Take your choice ...........

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    another vote for the Kahr CW9.

    A honorable metion would be a S&W 3913 or 908. Both should run between $300-$400 and are very good guns. They arent talked about much because everyone and their brother are out buying Glocks and XD's, but the 3rd gen S&W have a cult-like following. I would compare them to CZ 75's 5 years ago. Not many people knew about them so you could almost always get a good deal.
     
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    I would vote for the Kahr CW9, it would be my first choice. If you want more rounds I have a M&P 9mm compact that I like.
     
  18. Lonestar49

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    Some good ccw choices out there in 9mm

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    Either a Sig P229, or as mentioned P239, or a SA EMP SAO 9+1 1911 9mm.

    My SA EMP 1911 9mm vs my P229 9mm

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    EMP 9mm

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    P229/40 ~ P220/45 ~ P229R CT 9mm

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    All mentioned are excellent for ccw, and the EMP SAO (locked and cocked) is thinner and smaller in length with its 3" bull barrel and loves 124gr JHP's, and, like the Sigs, in the right hands, is a tack driver as well.

    Luck,


    Ls
     
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  19. Pizzagunner

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    S&W M&P9c
     
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    I have owned, carried and shot a fair number of 9mms across a varity of brands glock, sig, kahr, springfield, etc. First I dont believe there is a hard and fast best. Even if there was a best for me it would not forcedly be the best for you. I do think there are many good choices that fill the objective requirements such as reliability and mechanical accuracy. The subjective tests usually determine what is best for a given person.

    With that said here are some 9mms that I think are very fine carry guns and are very good candidates if slim and small are key criteria.

    Springfiled EMP- I like this gun a lot. It is small enough to be easily concealed yet offers good 9 round mag capacity. It is expensive however.

    Kahr K9- This is a great carry gun IMO and less money than the EMP. The size is just right, small enough to be easily concealed and carried big enough to shoot well. I have not tried the P9 but if an exemplar proved reliable it would be similar to the K9 only lighter. The CW9 is a stripped down version that would make a good carry gun. The inability to easily add night sights has always been a deal breaker for me. I'd spend the extra $ and get the P9.

    3rd gen S&Ws. As stated these dont get a lot of attention but the are very servicable weapons and used ones can be had for a song. By far the best bargain of the group.

    All of the above are much more enjoyable guns to shoot than a Pf9 and are higher quality weapons too. A pf9 is small thin and very easy to carry as is the P11. I will not say they are not a viable choice but I greatly prefer the Kahr to the kel tec. So does my friend who carries a PF9, but money was an issue. I personally would probably take kahr cw over a kel tec unless money was real tight. I have slightly more confidence in the durability of the P11, but that is just me and I am sure many PF9 owners will take exception.

    The P6 when they could be had for $350 were a steal. I am only seeing them at much higher prices now. The P6 is roughly the same size as a g19 and holds half the rounds. It is notably bigger and heavier than a kahr which has nearly the same mag capacity. I like the P6 a lot but I would not call it small and slim .

    I have a P229 and it is a great gun but I would never call it slim or small. If I was after a carry gun I would rather have one of the above mentioned guns. If it was a duty gun or a night stand gun then I would not hesitate to recommend the p229 as a potential choice.

    I dont have experience with the CZ mentioned here. I really need to buy some CZs. I have no reason to believe it is not a great gun. It appears to be the size of a G19. A G19 is not real small or slim but is not too big for a carry gun IMO. The Kahrs are notably smaller and slimmer than my G19. I do find the G19 to be preferable to the sig 229 in terms of size and weight for a carry gun.

    How small do you want? Go out look at some guns, see what feels good. Shoot a bunch if possible. The good news is there really are many choices of perfectly adequate carry guns.
     
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    I'm another one carrying the EMP. Kind of expensive but so worth it.
     
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    In my opinion mostly because that is the whole reason I purchased it is the M&P9c. Yeah it is a little big and holds only 12+1 but it is accurate and doesn't feel like a mousgun or like a brick find it to be a nice in between feel to it. And as far as concealability goes put it in an IWB and it doesn't print for me (220 pounds). It also fits well in my console of my truck when I have to remove it when entering no guns allowed buildings.
     
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    I love my kahr E9 (replaced by the cw 9) and my Kahr PM9. Both are very accurate and mine have been perfect. I put 200 more rounds through my PM9 today and about 150 through my Makarov. The Makarov is a sweet pistol. It's cheap and ammo is cheap.

    I don't know if you're a 380 person, but i've seen about 5 of them at the range (today a gentleman had a walther ppk and a ppk/s. They were tearing up the center of his targets). I'm going to have to have one. And every one i've seen has been a S&W. All perfect no misfires, feeds, nor extraction problems.

    The guy also had a Taurus Judge. He let me shoot it. 1, the grip is fantastic. It's as soft as a pillow, and your hand will not lose grip. 2, the trigger pull was great - and this is a Taurus. 3, and most importantly - what a FUN gun to shoot!!! I just had to share this - wrong forum, but hey - i couldn't help but mention it.

    Get the Kahr!
     
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    P7M8 ;) or any of the P7's for that matter. That is why I am going on my 6th one :D (3 M8's/1 P7/1 M13) & another M8 in the next month or so :)
     
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