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Which of these subcompacts would you get?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by A strange person, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. DAdams

    DAdams Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    East Tennessee
    So what is it going to be?

    I didn't read the entire thread but the Springfield XDs in .45 is available for $525.
    6-7 rounds of .45.
    Just not a pocket gun, IMO, but there are some that do it.
    Getting good reviews.
  2. Skribs

    Skribs Member

    Oct 29, 2010
    Lakewood, Washington
    Haven't read the rest of the thread, but I would definitely vote G26. Although, if you are considering both G26 and Shield, might want to look at M&P 9C as well. Only slightly bigger than the Glock, but carries two more rounds.
  3. The smiling swordsman

    The smiling swordsman Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    I am in the same boat as you. So far I have narrowed it down to:

    1. Shield
    2. PPS
    3. Nano

    I'm not sure there is a loser on your list.
  4. gym

    gym member

    Dec 9, 2007
    I have had all but 2 on your list now. i nixed the LC9, even after installing the Calloway trigger, it had reset problems, that made it necessary to grind and polish the trigger. I finally got that straightened out, but the internals of that weapon are made like crap.
    My first impression was wrong, after a complete dissasemblly down to every main part, the quality of the trigger spring, trigger bar and frame are real junk.
    The entire firing mechinism depends on a piece of misaligned wound spring thinner than the thinnest paper clip that doesn't even fasten to the weapon, rather floats under the trigger bar.
    Along with that ,every time you clean your gun, you are pushing against the trigger bar to remove the pin that holds on the slide, and the Firing pin stop is held in, by the rear sight, which comes loose even if you locktight it, "which then makes it impossible to adjust.
    My advice is to remove that gun and the Keltec. Go with the 26 or the shield, I traded the ruger back to the gun store that I bought it from and it cost me $100 to correct a mistake, the M&P is in 40 and is very well made. The magazine in the lc9 was even starting to slide the baseplate off, "by the way I have a spare unused lc9 mag I kept as it was bought seperate from the gun, contact me if interested.
    Get a quality gun, I never would have bought that ruger if I could have seen how it was assembled. that's why parts like springs are $2.00 on the website, they are poor quality. They may shoot for a year of light handeling, but the way it's made it has to fail.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  5. Jaymo

    Jaymo Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I'd get the SR9C, Taurus Millennium Pro, or the Kel Tec.
  6. Giterboosted

    Giterboosted Member

    Dec 9, 2010
    It's not on the list and unless used it will be a bit more but I couldn't be ANY. Happier with my kahr PM45, it's pocket carry size, accurate as I want it to be, and it's a .45, need I say more
  7. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    Deep in the valley
    I'm giving a +1 on the Walther PPS.
    I generally carry it OWB and sometimes I forget it's there! As much as I love my SIG 229 I never, NEVER forget it's there <grin>.
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