This is a discussion on Looking for High Capacity 9mm, NO Glocks, what do you shoot and carry? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Lateck Another vote for Ruger SR9c. Mine is my best shooting gun in my hands... Even better then my SIG's I would ...
*Smith & Wesson m&p 9c
*Springfield XDm 9mm compact
Since your looking for a DA/SA I'd recommend either the CZ P-01 (first choice, carried one for several years) or for a sub-compact the CZ RAMI.
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Not as small as some, but still doable. I'm 5'8" and 165 pounds and carried at 4:30 it hides pretty well.
It functions nicely and is more than SD accurate at reasonable ranges.
15 +1 capacity.
Take a look at the Bersa Thunder 9 ultra compact (aka mini 9 firestorm). 13+1 capacity, alloy metal frame, all metal controls and internals, long rails, DA/SA, de-cocker. Smooth shooter. Not ammo picky at all, eats everything, not sensitive to limp wristing at all, and not sensitive to cleaning or lack thereof. Just keeps on going. Great little reliable and durable yet inexpensive carry piece. A nice yet often overlooked little 9mm. I've had mine a while, I bought it used from a member here so it is an older model. Solid as a rock. Worth a look.
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The only thing about CZ is I'd have to take a Dremel tool and grind the Kansas City, KS. off the slide.
I grew up in Kansas City, MO, but I lived over there for a couple of years. The armpit of the world, if you ask me.
But I really dig CZ as a pistol. A huge fan club! I really wouldn't mind owning one someday.
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FNH FNP9. It weighs about 24 ounces unloaded and is DA/SA. I actually sold my Sig P229 after I bought this as I shoot it better and I don't like having guns around that don't get shot. Mine also came with three mags. You should be able to find one for ~$450.
S&W M&P hands down over the Ruger. If I were to take another stab at this for a second choice it would be the XDM 9mm 3.8 compact. This would be striker fired type of options.
Both of these choices have a PROVEN track record.
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Ruger SR9c - 18 rounds at 24 oz.
Or, consider the Ruger LC9, with 8 rounds at 17 oz. I carry either, depending on the situation.
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Wow! Ask for suggestions and get the phone book!
I think you might want to narrow your criteria just a bit if you don't want this group to name every compact and sub-compact 9mm ever made.
BTW- S&W M&P, CZ Rami, Ruger SR9c, Springer XD9c, ......... (not necessarily in that order)
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I used to have an XD subcompact. It was a real nice pistol; accurate and reliable.
There really are a million options, you need to narrow down your preferences for us to be of any help.
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