Kahr PM9. I love mine.
This is a discussion on Need help selecting a 9mm for CC. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I currently have a Ruger LCP and LCR .357 and carry one or the other depending on what I wear. I am in the market ...
I currently have a Ruger LCP and LCR .357 and carry one or the other depending on what I wear. I am in the market for a 9mm semi-auto that meets most or all of the following criteria:
- Compact or sub-compact
- Lighter the better, would prefer less that 28 oz
- Prefer single stack but won't rule out a double
- Safety features. I would prefer a DA/SA but know that most DA/SAs won't meet the above criteria, so a DOA is ok, no Glocks (like them, just not looking to purchase one at this time)
I am not stuck to any of the above criteria, but that is what I am leaning towards. Here is a list that I want to check out before I purchase....can anyone recommend a model that I have missed or do you recommend one below? Thanks all for your input.
Kimber 1911 Ultra Carry
Sig Sauer P239
Sig Sauer P290
Beretta PX4 Compact
Beretta PX4 Sub-Compact
Para Carry 9
Kahr PM9. I love mine.
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What non-shooter are YOU planning on taking to the range?
CZ 75 Compact fits most of your criteria, it is a little heavier though, weighing in at 32 oz.
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Since you seem to like Rugers, have you considered the SR9C?
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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I have a Rohrbaugh R9 9mm that is built solid, very lightweight, shoots great and conceals very easy. They are expensive, but worth
My choice is Glock 19, HK P2K, and Sig 229. In no particular order.
LC9 would seem logical given what you already have....but the Kahr seems to come highly recommended from any review I've ever read on here.
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My suggestion is a Kahr P9/CW9. This gun is so light I carry it around the house all day long. 7+1 capacity, and if I'm at home I have the "New York reload" close at hand, although I usually have a spare mag at hand. The grip is long enough to allow a full-hand grip, but it's compact enough to afford good concealability. +P ammo is no problem with respect to reliability. Its light weight and concealability have made this my default dog-walking gun in the warm/humid AZ months... I wipe off the sweat when I get back home and the polymer frame and stainless slide never react to the sweat exposure. Give it some thought.
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No Glocks??? I'm not sure I can assist.
If I can't have my Glocks I like the Kimber Solo, Sig P290, & Kahr PM9 in that order. Just my preferences.
Sig P250, you can get it in compact, and sub-compact. It is a modular pistol, you can swap parts to make it a full, compact, or sub-compact. Basically make it the pistol you want it for what ever you are wearing. I love mine and would suggest it to anyone. It is a double stack but it is super slim. It is extremely accurate and has low recoil. I would give it a shot at the range and see if you like it!
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