Of the three which one would you get and why?

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    Of the three which one would you get and why?

    Contemplating a new purchase once I sell my Sig P239 9mm.

    My choices are:

    SA XD Subcompact 3"; Taurus PT 709; or Walther PPS

    Just not sure which is the better gun.

    Thanks

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    Of the three pistols y ou mention in your post I highly favor the Springfield Armory I have the subcompact 9mm
    and really favor it as a CCW.

    I have real reservations about the reliability of Taurus products and have extensive experience with Taurus customer service - all not so good.

    I have no experience with Walther and have no comment at all.
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    The P239 is the better gun, First Sergeant, but that's not what you're asking.

    I have been impressed by the PPS for its efficiency (size/weight/firepower ratio) and it has generally quite good reviews. The XD is considerably "blockier," but also gets high marks for reliability and function. Taurus' have been taking a beating around here lately, but many people have been very happy with theirs...

    I guess my question is this: if you already have one of the very best single stack, "sub" compact 9mms available, why are you looking to "downgrade?"
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    XD as I have a 4' 9mm which never failed. I did not have good luck with Taurus or Walther.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dairycreek View Post
    Of the three pistols y ou mention in your post I highly favor the Springfield Armory I have the subcompact 9mm
    and really favor it as a CCW.

    I have real reservations about the reliability of Taurus products and have extensive experience with Taurus customer service - all not so good.

    I have no experience with Walther and have no comment at all.
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    Between the XD and the PPS I choose the PPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    I guess my question is this: if you already have one of the very best single stack, "sub" compact 9mms available, why are you looking to "downgrade?"
    I was going to ask the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    ...I guess my question is this: if you already have one of the very best single stack, "sub" compact 9mms available, why are you looking to "downgrade?"
    I was going to ask the same thing.
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    I agree with OPFOR:

    I have been impressed by the PPS for its efficiency (size/weight/firepower ratio) and it has generally quite good reviews.
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    Fair question for sure. I am thinking about getting rid of the Sig for only one reason. I don't carry it. I bought it and love it, and really wanted to use it as my EDC. But I purchased a SA Loaded Micro Compact Operator for my EDC.

    The Sig is just too big to be a pocket carry gun. And many times in Arkansas heat I just like to pop something in my pocket and go. I've got a little Taurus TCP, but it just doesn't have enough "bang" for me.

    The PT709 is something I can put a belt clip on stcik in belt or pocket. But I really like the PPS. So I may be making a trip to the local gunshop and talk trade!!!

    Trust me the Sig is a superb shooter and a great piece.

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    not a Taurus

    I have real reservations about the reliability of Taurus products. this is why I just quit looking at the Taurus semi's...Just my opinion. Alot of people have good luck with them, but why take a chance?!

    I have no expeirience with the other two, but they both get great reviews!
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    Either the XD or the PPS will be dependable; what's your priority?

    The PPS is thinner; it might conceal better. It's also more expensive.

    The XD is thicker, it can accept higher capacity magazines. It's a little cheaper.

    The Taurus is a hit and a miss. It's a gamble, are you willing to take the chance? Even if it's reliable, it's not as well built as the other two.

    If you want to pocket carry, I've heard of people pulling it off with the PPS. I own an XD subcompact, it's way to thick and heavy for pocket carry. OMO
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    Ah, well that explains things a bit...

    I don't think the XD is a "pocket gun" either, but your pockets may differ. I really liked the feel of the PPS, but the mag release will take some training to get used to. If you really want to go small in 9mm, the Kahr PM9 and the Kel-Tek (I know, they're ugly and "cheap" looking, but mine worked like a champ) are both good ones to look at.
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    I'd get the XD. reliable and small
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    Thanks again.

    I owned a KelTec P11 and really liked it. I have a guy here local that wants to trade for my Sig. He is throwing in an extra magazine; 200 rds; belt clip; and $250. It's the hard chromed version and he had it buffed and polished and polished the feed ramp.

    I'm kinda leaning toward the deal, just not sure:)

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