In a DA/SA format I favor the Sig 228/229, but I'd also suggest the HKP2000, or P2000SK. There's the S&W M&P9c ("similar" to DAO) The Beretta PX4 has been getting high marks as well.
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Just got rid of my Glock 19 gen4 no more Glocks.
I want a 9mm with either a DA trigger or DA/SA trigger that is concealable so compact or sub-compact. What do you like?
The Sig 228, or 229 in 9mm
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I'd go with the Sig too, but I'd do a little more looking and find a 228 before I settled with a 229. I'd also consider the M&P series. If I had money burning a hole in my pocket, I'd buy an HK. But since your scorned at Glock, I don't think you'll be happy with HK's customer service.
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I think you should look at the 3rd generation glock. I had a bad glock experience back in the day with a .40 model 27 and I picked up a 17 and 29 and couldnt be happier. Otherwise the M&P, XD, and Sig lines are all worth a look.
Springfield Armory XD9sc.
Glock 26 XD9sc
Ruger SR9c Ruger LCP
I use a Sig P239, which is a single stack, 8+1 capacity 9mm and may not meet everybody's definition of "high capacity". But it is a gun with a fairly thin grip and slide so it conceals well, and is plenty for my needs. Extra magazines are compact and fit in a pocket. I can't conceive of an encounter where 9 rounds in the gun won't be enough, but then I often carry a revolver. If I did need 15+1 rounds in the gun I have a Glock 19 to fall back on.
My second choice if you wanted a double stack magazine would be the Sig P228 or the H&K P2000SK.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington
Look at CZ, they are superb handguns. The Rami is about the same sizes as the G26.
When I leave the home port:
S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP
Glock 19 Gen 3 in a Brommeland Max Con V
Glock 26 Gen 4 in a Brommeland Max Con V
Karh PM9 in a Isotope 7 (made by Gary Brommeland)
Mossberg 500 and Kimber Custom II 1911.
Since you are now a official Glock hater. I would suggest a Ruger SR9C.
Glock 22, 27 Gen 4
Ruger SP101 .357mag
S&W 637 Airweight
Ruger Single Six
Ruger Blackhawk Bisley 45 Colt
Mossberg 835 Grand Slam
Springfield XD9 might be a nice option.
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10+1 in a kel-tec P11 compliments your 642
you wont shot it as a fun range gun--just enough to be proficient with it for SD
at under a pound and 1 inch thin...its in a place all by itself.
You plug 'em, I plant 'em
...kid can't read at 17 (Garcia/Hunter 1985)
Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
I carry a Taurus 24/7 Pro DS most days. It can be carried SA with safety on, or decocked and carried DA/SA with safety either on or off. 17+1 if you choose. I stick with 17. Not one single issue with the gun in thousands and thousands of rounds of all types.
If you want smaller than the 4" barrel they make a CC version. I think now they have a Gen 2 out, but have no info on them. You may not be fond of newly released guns from your previous experience.
Let the flaming begin.
Last edited by farronwolf; June 1st, 2011 at 04:38 PM. Reason: Can't Count
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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Another vote for Ruger SR9c. Mine is my best shooting gun in my hands... Even better then my SIG's
I would go for the SIG 229 secondly
Proud Ruger & SIG owner, in the Free State of Arizona