Looking for a small, single stack 9mm

Looking for a small, single stack 9mm

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    Looking for a small, single stack 9mm

    I normally carried my Glock 26 9mm as my EDC. However, with my back getting worse, I could not tolerate the weight shift, so I switched to an LCP. I truly feel way underpowered with it but it is better than nothing. I would like to switch back to a 9mm however, Glock does not make a single stack 9mm or anything small than the 26.

    I read one post on a range report the Ruger LC9 and was considering it but I do not think it is going to work for me.

    I do not trust Kahrs, Keltecs or Taurus for my EDC. Any suggestions on a small single stack 9mm that you have used, trust and like?
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    Sig p239. Here's a link to the web page.

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    My first thoughts were Kahr (my PM9 has a flawless 1K rounds on it, since this March or so [nevertheless, it's not my primary carry, it's a truly "occasionally" used alternate]; but I understand and can respect you personal preferences ), Kel-Tec, or Taurus, but those are out.

    How about the Springfield EMP?

    Walther PPS?

    Rohrbaugh?

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    Well, I would bet my life on my Kahr CW9, but there's always the Rohrbaugh. Just bring money!
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    But if you want something really small, and single stack 9mm then the Kel-tec Pf9 is nice.

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    Been searching. The Walther PPS looks like it could be the winner.
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    I had the same problem. Main carry gun too big. Tried LCP. Then found one in the middle.

    I have a Walther PPS that I am currently carrying. My other carry was an M&P9c. It got to be a little big and heavy sometimes. The PPS solved that for me.

    I really like the size. It is thin, but still seems to be the same length and height of my other firearms. It allows me to get a normal grip on the gun. No pinky floating around. The trigger also seems very similar to a glock which may be of benefit to you.

    I feel no need to look for a smaller pocket pistol now that I own the PPS. It has been nothing but reliable. Feed everything and is plenty accurate. My only complaint is the price of spare magazines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    But if you want something really small, and single stack 9mm then the Kel-tec Pf9 is nice.

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    ^ Well....the OP said:

    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    I do not trust Kahrs, Keltecs or Taurus for my EDC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Been searching. The Walther PPS looks like it could be the winner.
    - Is the weight the problem or is it the thickness? Because the PPS is thinner, but it isn't lighter.
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    This gun may be too thick or too heavy, but I know where there is a brand new SIG 225 for sale. At the sporting goods store in Hamilton, Montana, or was last June. If I only had the scratch....

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    its not new, but if you want the Euro version of the P225, a SIG P6, around 350 now at gunbroker, but i believe that is as big as a Glock 19. I would have to recommend the PPS, but the price might drive you away
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    Gonna agree with Joey on the Sig 239. It's A little pricey That's what I carry.

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    What trust issues are there with Kahr?

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    Old tried and true S&W 3913, 3914, 3953, 3956 or 3906.
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    My wife has a PPS and its been completely reliable. For what its worth though, the Keltec PF9 cost 50% as much and typically are as well. I also never had an issue with the Kahr MK9 I had for a while. I had an LC9 for a bit and sold it. It was also completely reliable, but I hated the trigger, and I think a magazine disconnect on a carry weapon is just plain "dumb".

    I mostly carry my LCR .38. Its very reliable being a revolver, and its around the size of a single stack 9mm (and light). I'm willing to sacrifice a couple of rounds to essentially eliminate the chance of a malfunction.

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