I got two of the Keltec PF-9s with hard chrome slides. Never had a bit of problem with them in hundreds of rounds down range.
My Sig P239 has been flawless for me, and I shoot it a lot.
This is a 9mm PPS I've put 2400 flawless rds (of assorted fmj and jhp ammo) through in the past two years. It's never skipped a beat.
Very accurate and a pleasure to shoot at the range. It's pictured with an 8rd magazine but 6 and 7 rd mags are available which make it considerably smaller.
I highly recommend it for concealed carry and IMO, it's a steal at $650.00 more or less.
Good luck in your search OP. :smile:
It looks great with antique oak too!
I too have a Springfield XDsc9 and wanted something lighter for my EDC. You mentioned the safeties 'you don't have to think about', for me this would eliminate any with manual safeties (LC9, Kimber Solo, Taurus, etc). I picked up a Kahr CM9 three months ago and have had zero issues with it. The trigger is smooth, it is very accurate and reliable. If you can read the article in the October/November Handguns magazine: "Subcompact 9mm Shootoff"- it reviews the PM9 which is essentially an upgraded CM9. Best of luck with your choice!
I picked up a CM9 and found the slide REALLY hard to rack. Did yours loosen up--a LOT?
s&w model 39 is good. never had any problems with my.
The slide definitely loosens up in the break-in period. Built to tight tolerances. I ordered a spare recoil spring assembly, as they recommend changing at 1200 to 1500 rounds, and found that the original spring had already compressed about a half inch in length in 500 or so rounds. Called factory, said it was normal. Said to keep the original spring in for range firing until the gun had problems feeding or locking, then change to the new spring for carry.
I wouldn't say alot, but it has loosened. Kahr's have tight tolerances and tight springs, it definitely takes some pull to rack the slide.
+1 for the new Kimber Solo
I had the opportunity to handles them at Shot2011. Sheer Quality