My favorite size handgun, The in-betweeners

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    My favorite size handgun, The in-betweeners

    Wanted to express how much I'm a fan of the in-between sized handguns. The ones that aren't pocket/minis, but also aren't "compact". Most times they come with the cool feature of an extra mag with a sleeve to make them a semi-snubbie of sorts, full grip, short slide.

    They usually have almost a full grip, and hold between 10-13 rounds of 9mm.
    I'll list a few that i know of so you all can get the picture, but if you know of any other pistols around this size, I'd love to know.
    I want to find another one (or 2-3) to add to my collection.

    The ones i know-of...

    Ruger - SR9C
    Sig - P250 sub-compact
    Taurus - 24/7 G2 sub-compact
    S&W - M&P9C
    Glock - 26 (needs an Xgrip and G19 mag as a backup)

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    I think the Bersa BP9CC would fit in that category. Although it's a single stack so not sure that's exactly what you're looking for.
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    I like them compact enough to carry, but still maintain the shootability of a service size.

    Glock 27, and Colt Commander, both in real calibers, meant for real business.
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    Glock 36 ....single stack 45 acp...

    Glock 30 and 30S Both 45acps

    "D" frame size revolvers .. Larger than a "J" smaller than a "K" such as
    Colt Detectives and Rossi 357 mags



    Picture of a Rossi 6 shot 357 mag ..next to a Med frame Taurus 357 mag 7 shot
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    Beretta PX4 sub-compact.
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    Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact Pro. It's 13+1.


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    XDM 3.8 compact
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    My main EDC is this customized G27, the other is its big brother the 31C. Well ok, maybe my Commander size S&W 1911SC now that I have a good holster.

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    Springfield XD40sc...also comes in a 9mm version.
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    I do like my 26.

    I can run it OK with standard mags, but do better with Pearce extensions or the factory +2 mags. A fine carry gun.

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    Springfield xdm 3.8 compact in 9, 40, or 45
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    H&K USP Compact

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    H&K p2000sk can take p2000, USP, or p30 mags and there's x-grips for all of them I believe.
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