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Which Sub-Compact 9mm to Buy?

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  • Smith & Wesson M&Pc

    35 21.47%
  • Glock 26

    85 52.15%
  • H&K P2000sk

    13 7.98%
  • Beretta Px4 Storm Subcompact

    7 4.29%
  • Walther PPS

    23 14.11%
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    Based on those choices, G26. Simple, reliable, and if you end up not liking it, they're always be in demand. Personally, I'd try to grab a slightly used one off your state's concealed carry forum.

    I have other handguns I like a lot more, but 98% of time I'm carrying a G26 or a j-frame.

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    Based on your choices I'd say the Glock. While on the heavier side I'd also look at the CZ RAMI as an option.
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    Lately my Ruger LC9 rides with me. It is just soooo thin and light it has spoiled me!

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    I forgot to mention that I live in Costa Rica so my purchase options are a bit limited due to market availability. If I were in the United States, my options would definitely include a Kel-Tec PF9, Ruger LC9, Kahr PM9 and Kimber Solo which in my opinion are the best in their class in terms of light and subcompact pistols in 9mm. I am not surprised by the poll results in that most users voted for the Glock 26. I don't own a single Glock, but I have always been attracted to the Glock 26 so I'm just going to get it out of my system and finally join the dark side with a Gen 4 Glock 26. By the way, the Glock 26 in Costa Rica sells for $1,200!!! Isn't that insane???? Anyways, enjoy living in the US of A where buying a gun is easy and inexpensive, ammo is cheap and you can buy it at 2:00 AM wearing your Sponge Bob pajamas at Wal Mart and most important, your right to carry is protected by the US Constitution. Never take for granted what you have!

    Thanks to everyone for their comments and for voting!!!

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    Well, seeing as the PPS is the only sub-compact, I'd go with it. I have one and like it very much. It can go into my pocket easier than my Glock 27, and is much thinner, therefore easier to carry anywhere.

    Second to that, M&Pc 9mm or .40. I have a fullsize and have shot a compact enough to know that they are both really good guns. I'd say you get the same thing as a Glock, just better looking, better handling, and better warranty.
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    You will like the Glock 26. I recently bought a GEN 4 model and they are great. The ability to use the full size magazines is nice, and I find it to be a very accurate weapon.
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    I would vote Glock26 and if you don't like the Glock the M&Pc 9mm would be a fine choice as well.
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    I do like the Glock 26, but I will compare it side to side with the M&P9c, I will probably rent both guns today at my local range to test the triggers, grip and accuracy and then I'll make the final decision. The M&P9c in Costa Rica is $300.00 less than the Glock 26 so that is another HUGE factor for me to consider. Most of the sales guys at the local gun shops have suggested me to buy the M&P9c over the Glock 26, but I don't know, there is something about a Glock 26 that I just feel attracted to. Let's see what happens after the shooting test.
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    I am in love with my new PM9, it is an unbelievable carry weapon. On your list, i'm going with the G26. $300 for the long term is not that much cash, and Glock is in a league of its own on reliabilty. They are kind of like Bill Gates, they're so good it makes people hate them.
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    Glock 26. Its a very good weapon by anyone's standards. The only thing you might hate is the grip angle or how thick it feels IWB.
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    Yup, I know that I'm in the 2% minority recommending the Beretta. I realize that it might be a bit big and bulky, but it's done me right as a CCW.
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    It's not on your list, but it has been mentioned here in one of the responses--I'd take a long look at the CZ 2075 Rami or the Rami BD model. I have the BD model and it has moved to the top of my daily carry list, the rest of my pistols are all Sigs. Quality wise, I think you'll be impressed with the overal ergonomics and just the general quality of construction of the CZ line. Another plus for me, the Rami comes with night sights standard (Meprolights).

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    There's a reason why the Glock 26 has been in continuous production since 1997.
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    I voted M&P9c.

    Its not quite as small as the glock, but not too far off.
    You will probably like either as far as shootability.
    I have an M&P and chose it over the 26 or the G19.

    It just felt better/right.

    Sounds as though any of the fools smugling guns to Mexico, should look into getting them into Costa Rica, for a more sizable profit.!!!!JK
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    M&Pc is more comfortable than a Glock IMO, and just as reliable (<-proven)
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