Small 9mm's

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    Kahr P or PM series are the top small 9mm on the market.
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    I don't know if price is a consideration, but the Kahr CW9, while a bit bigger than the smaller model, is in that price range, and very slim, if she can deal with no safety. Mine is the only auto I have that has actually never failed, even with handloads on extreme ends of OAL and low power.

    After that, the Taurus Slim is a nice gun, a friend of mine likes his alot. But....buying a Taurus is kinda like buying a lottery ticket, you just never know.

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    The SIG P290 will be worth the wait with regard to a micro-9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    My wife kind of drifted towards the Glock-26, she also found it easier to rack the G-26 slide than the slides of most other guns that she tried.
    I'm just sayin'...
    Great piece of info - that was something else she observed about the 709 vs. the PF9 - easier to manipulate the slide.

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    The Kahr PM9 can be a little snappy, BUT.... Wrap the grip in A-Grip, and it's actually extremely nice to shoot. I can sling 300 rounds through it with no problem. The A-Grip isnt thick, but for whatever reason, it seems to really reduce the "felt" recoil. Absolutely worth a shot. Good luck!

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    Kahr CW9 is what I carry and it has been flawless in function, and it costs less than the PM9. I think it would be easier to shoot and also have less felt recoil too. JMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    The SIG P290 will be worth the wait with regard to a micro-9.
    I hope they do a better job than they apparently did with the P238.

    Seems all manufacturers nowadays suffer from teething issues when introducing a new model. Been there, done that...several times.

    Let's just say I won't be the first in line to buy one. Maybe after a year or so...then I'd think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    The SIG P290 will be worth the wait with regard to a micro-9.
    Yea, better start saving now. I bet it will be pricey.$$$$
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    Both the Kahr CW9 and PM9 are good choices for small and slim. recoil is not that bad. My H&K P2000sk has a double recoil spring as does the Glock sub compact, I am not sure about the XD and M&P sub compacts, but this reduces recoil substantially. STI sells a double recoil spring for 1911s that is $80 so it is a value added. I have found both the H&K and Glock to be very accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    The Glock 26 is smaller than the Ruger SR9c. If the grip is too thick for her, it can always be reduced by a competent gunsmith - one of the nice things about plastic.

    The G26 is indeed a sweet shooting gun. Excellent trigger, with a positive reset. It is stupid fast to put shots on target quickly with. And reliable...very very reliable. The magazines are steel reinforced polymer, which makes the mags resistant to damage from drops - mag issues are the main source of reliability issues with pistols.

    If possible, have her try one out.
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    What about this little beebee one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianator View Post
    Never heard of Microtech. What sort of reputation do they have?

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    Try the Kahr CW9, not as expensive as some of their other models, perfect grip size for a woman........Kahr's do have the DA only triggers on them however, if that is an issue with her.....though they are a very smooth double action only pistol. The are also the perfect size for concealability..............

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    For purse/pocket carry, I'd go with a PM-9. I've had a PF-9 and PPS but prefer the trigger on the Kahr. True DOA (i.e. safe) like the PF-9 but more reliable(and smoother trigger). Another less expensive one that is about PPS sized is the Sig P250 SC. Trigger is as firm as the PF-9 but also much smoother and the capacity is higher. I had one and traded it with my son who is now into plastics (I prefer 1911's and use the Kahr only for deep concealment). Last, have you thought about a officer sized m1911. They are only a bit larger than the PF-9, PPS and Sig.

    Good luck!

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    how about the upcoming sig p290?

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