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Who Makes A Single Stack Mid or Full Size 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DogBonz, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. DogBonz

    DogBonz Member

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    So, as the title states, who makes a mid to full size single stack 9mm? I ask because I have always wanted one, and since the wife has commandeered one on my 9mm’s (my SIG229, she has offered to buy me another 9mm for Christmas. I was thinking of a commander-ish size gun in 9mm, basically a single stack SIG229. I know that Springfield and Kimber make 1911’s in 9mm, as do a few other companies, like STI, but all 1911’s. Now I have nothing but love for the 1911 design, but I am looking for options. I know that SIG made the 225, but I have heard of feeding problems with them, although to be honest, I have not personally fired one, and these issues have been experienced by people who have bought the trade in ones from AIM., so I don’t know if this is a design flaw or a real issue.

    So, who makes a mid or full size single stack 9mm?

    Thanks in advance,

    Fred
     
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    I guess the 3913 is probably considered a compact, but it's kind of a heavy gun and definitely not pocket sized.
     
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    SIG 225 and 239, Walther P5 and their new PPS, HK P7 (M8 and PSP)
     
  4. DogBonz

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    Oohhhh

    The HK P7.... ummm... how could I forget? That is going on the list for sure.
     
  5. takhtakaal

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    Find a S&W 39-2.
     
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    takhtakaal...

    Can you give me a little more info please?

    Thank you.
     
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    The S&W 39-2 is the forerunner, after the S&W 39 no-dash that it replaced, of the 3rd generation S&W semiautos. It's an 8+1 alloy-framed weapon that is exquisite in the hand, especially with Pachmayr rubber grips, and monstrously accurate, more so than most shooters. I think part of the accuracy stems from the design, which incorporates a 1911 type bushing.

    Read here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=257805

    Ala Dan will be along shortly to further illuminate you.
     
  8. GunTech

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    Kahr also makes a full sized single stack.

    Add to that many 1930-1940s vintage autos like the Sig P210. The Colt Combat Commander is another classic single stack 9.
     
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    HK P9S, Sig P210, Sig P220 (some "German" models were produced in 9mm, you can occasionally find them here in the states), Para Ordnance Carry 9, several Kahr handguns, Kel-Tec Pf-9, Beretta 92SB-C Type M, Beretta 92FS-C Type M, Walther P38, Walther P5, Walther PPS, Benelli B76........ There are a lot of choices out there in a 9mm single stack. Since you already have a Sig, and if you like their ergonomics, you really couldn't go wrong with a P225 or P220 9mm (they're basically the same just the 220 is a bit larger). I'm not sure what issues people might have had with P225's, though more often than not I'm sure malfunctions were more likely a result of poor maintenance or poor quality ammo as Sig's firearms are darn good quality. It seems many of the options out there though are a bit more obscure and expensive (P210, P9s, P7.....), so if you're looking at your next purchase from an economical perspective needless to say many of those choices aren a bit to uncommon or expensive to realistically consider.
     
  11. DogBonz

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    Thanks guys

    Keep those ideas coming.

    Like I said, the issuse that I hear with the 225 are from police trade-ins, so who knows how much they were shot.

    I am leaning towards a 1911 commander in 9mm, but that S&W is looking promising, and the HK P7 would be a great addition to the collection.

    The SIG 210 is the holy grail of 9mm's (well, sort of), and I would LOVE to own one, but they are selling for over $2000, so that puts them out of the running.

    I do love odd-ball guns, so keep up the ideas.

    Thanks,

    -Fred
     
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    If Discontinued....

    ... models are to be included(Sig 225, 220, S&W 39, etc.), then include the Beretta 92 Compact L Type M. This is the shorter barreled and gripped Beretta model 92. The barrel is 4.3" in length and the grip 0.5" shorter, with a single stack eight round magazine. The Type M was produced in both blued(and later Bruniton/black) and stainless(which Beretta terms as Inox).
     
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    Find a star BM. It's a single stack, commander sized 9mm 1911. I think AIM has them.
     
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    S&W 539, 639, & 3906



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    I would look at the Sig 225 and then send it to Sig to be "tuned up" and have them instal some night sights. I believe they are still doing that. You can get more information over at www.sigforum.com
     
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    Oh YES~! Definitely the S&W model 39-2~! :cool:

    A variation of this fine supressed or silenced 9m/m pistol was used in
    Viet-Nam to silence enemy guard dogs and sentry's. As has been stated,
    its one fine shooting, single-stack 9m/m; the predecessor of the "wonder
    nines",and the forerunner of the S&W model 3913. I have a model 39-2
    in my inventory, and wouldn't think of parting with it~! ;) :D
     
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    Another high-end choice would be the S&W 952 series.....even used they probably are in the $1,000 and up range (not 100% sure on pricing).
     
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    I have a 952-1 and it's a beautiful pistol to shoot. Awesome trigger, very accurate and solid as a rock.

    I got mine used. Prices range between 1200.00 and 1,400.00.

    The 952-2 is a stainless steel version that is available new from S&W.


    Here is a picture of my 952-1:

    952-1003.jpg
     
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    Springfield makes a 9mm 1911 - I love mine.
     
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    Hi-point. :)
     
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    Here's a vote for Kahr's T9.

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    The 1st single stack 9mm's that came to mind were:
    HK P7M8
    SIG P225
    Kahr's 9mm line up
     
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    +1 on the Springfield Springfields.jpg
     
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