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Which Compact Single Stack 9mm ?

which compact single stack 9mm

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Poll: Compact Single stack 9's (125 member(s) have cast votes)

Compact Single Stack 9's

  1. Beretta Nano BU9 (1 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  2. Bersa BP9cc (1 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  3. Diamondback DB9 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Glock 43 (24 votes [19.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.20%

  5. Hi-Point C9 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Kahr CM9 (7 votes [5.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.60%

  7. Kahr CW9 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Kel-Tec PF-9 (4 votes [3.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.20%

  9. Remington R51 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Ruger LC9 (9 votes [7.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.20%

  11. Sig P290 (7 votes [5.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.60%

  12. S&W M&P Shield (49 votes [39.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.20%

  13. Springfield XDS (15 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  14. Taurus PT709 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. Walther PPS (4 votes [3.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.20%

  16. Walther CCP (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. Other (4 votes [3.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.20%

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#101 Mossy930spx

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Posted January 06 2016 - 08:49 PM

I've shot the CM9 and it was a better shooter than I thought it would be.

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#102 mrprovy

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Posted January 06 2016 - 08:50 PM

I do agree about the .380...and since training with you it has been tucked into a Gladius vest holster for weak hand draw :)
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Posted January 06 2016 - 09:42 PM

Just curious, why the 42 (.380) when the Kahr PM9 is actually smaller and carries the same amount of rounds - but full 9mm's?

Kahr 9mm on top, G42 .380 below. (the 9mm G43 is even bigger than the G42 and I believe the Shield is bigger than the 43)


An excellent question. The reason is because I also carry a 26 (not at the same time!) and shoot matches/target with a 17. Sticking with a Glock gives me a single manual of arms to train on across all of them.
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#104 Dan 0351

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Posted January 06 2016 - 09:48 PM

An excellent question. The reason is because I also carry a 26 (not at the same time!) and shoot matches/target with a 17. Sticking with a Glock gives me a single manual of arms to train on across all of them.


Roger that!

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Posted January 06 2016 - 10:10 PM

I have a G42 and Kahr PM9, the 9 mm is usually the lowest caliber I feel comfortable using for self defense.
The PM9 is my pocket pistol and backup to my Glock 20 in the winter. In the summer the PM9 works well in cargo shorts. I use my old service ammunition that is +P+ Federal Hydra Shok that works great in the little pistol.
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Posted January 06 2016 - 10:30 PM

There are two new Shields coming to town, both made in the Smith & Wesson Performance Center. 9mm and 40.

I can not get the picture up, but they have Hi viz sights and are ported.

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Posted January 07 2016 - 12:19 AM

I vote for Shield. Comfortable to carry, and not too small where you can't hold it well.
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#108 knightofsuffolk

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Posted January 07 2016 - 08:36 AM

Yep, only smaller...and lighter :)
Lemme know if she/you want to shoot it


Oh yes, definitely lighter!

Thanks brother. We'll set something up.
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Posted January 07 2016 - 08:54 AM

I have a Keltec PF-9. Practically disappears in a pocket, even with the Crimson Trace laser guard. Put on a belt clip (which is supposed to be for IWB), but as a lefty, it allows me to carry OWB on my left side. Between 8-9 o'clock position, it's easily concealed by a shirt worn untucked. Weighs next to nothing and I frequently forget it's even there.

On another note, no one voted for, (or will admit to owning) the Taurus 709 Slim. G&A did a review in July of 2015 on 10 single stack 9's. The Taurus 709, Glock 43, and Walther PPS were the only ones to survive no malfunctions of any kind thru 1000 rounds.
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Posted January 07 2016 - 09:22 AM

There are two new Shields coming to town, both made in the Smith & Wesson Performance Center. 9mm and 40.

I can not get the picture up, but they have Hi viz sights and are ported.


Intriguing. Wonder why fiber optic and not night sights on it. Seems those would be a better fit for something aimed at the CC market and not necessarily competition. Wonder how different it is ported vs. not.

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Posted January 07 2016 - 09:37 AM

Oh, my vote was " other" being a very happy owner of a Kimber Solo.
Closest controls to a 1911.
Comfortable as anything, all smooth edges.
Best trigger I've seen on a micro. Fit and finish is usual Kimber, exceptional.
Stupidly accurate, especially considering the size and carries well with OWB or ankle. (I'm sure some would prefer IWB, but, well, I'm fat.)
Yes, a bit pricey, but hey, who wants to die with money?
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Posted January 07 2016 - 09:47 AM

Just curious, why the 42 (.380) when the Kahr PM9 is actually smaller and carries the same amount of rounds - but full 9mm's?

Kahr 9mm on top, G42 .380 below. (the 9mm G43 is even bigger than the G42 and I believe the Shield is bigger than the 43)

I actually shoot the 43 better than the cm9. I know I'm comparing apples to oranges here but I like the 43 trigger better. The 42 is slightly lighter, and that is the only reason for me that I prefer it for iwb or pocket carry for that one (that goes a long ways depending on the clothes I wear that day....especially in the summer)

#113 2edgesword

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Posted January 07 2016 - 10:00 AM

Selected CM9 since PM9 wasn't an option. It's an easy pocket pistol, reliable, as accurate as I need it to be and I've come to prefer the dot over bar sights, which seem easier for me to align quickly versus three dots.

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Posted January 07 2016 - 10:07 AM

I have a Keltec PF-9. Practically disappears in a pocket, even with the Crimson Trace laser guard. Put on a belt clip (which is supposed to be for IWB), but as a lefty, it allows me to carry OWB on my left side. Between 8-9 o'clock position, it's easily concealed by a shirt worn untucked. Weighs next to nothing and I frequently forget it's even there.

On another note, no one voted for, (or will admit to owning) the Taurus 709 Slim. G&A did a review in July of 2015 on 10 single stack 9's. The Taurus 709, Glock 43, and Walther PPS were the only ones to survive no malfunctions of any kind thru 1000 rounds.

The Shield and Kahr didn't make the cut!

#115 Dan 0351

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Posted January 07 2016 - 10:37 AM

I actually shoot the 43 better than the cm9. I know I'm comparing apples to oranges here but I like the 43 trigger better. The 42 is slightly lighter, and that is the only reason for me that I prefer it for iwb or pocket carry for that one (that goes a long ways depending on the clothes I wear that day....especially in the summer)


Sure, I generally shoot bigger guns better; you have to find that compromise that you're comfortable with between size/ability to conceal, caliber, capacity, how well you shoot it and price you're willing to spend (I leave out history of reliability because any carry gun should have that).

For me the Kahr PM45 is aces for most CCW considerations. BUT, there's only 5 +1 and a second/third magazine is required (for me). In this day and age an argument can be made - or you might feel more comfortable with - a larger, higher capacity pistol for three seasons.

Guns are like cars. There are so many different types, you just have to find what's right for you. We're not all driving Civics or Mercedes or F-350 dualies.
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#116 jambo

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Posted January 08 2016 - 12:27 AM

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#117 mrprovy

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Posted January 08 2016 - 08:09 PM

Why does the last post keep popping up at the top of the list? We all know Springfield is just above Kel-Tek in the carry prospects :)
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