Subcompact for jogging? Looking for DC's recommendations.

Subcompact for jogging? Looking for DC's recommendations.

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    Subcompact for jogging? Looking for DC's recommendations.

    Girlfriend is doing some training for marathons and sometimes she needs to run in the evening. We're discussing a light, subcompact that won't bog her down while running when held tight to the body. Single stack, and preferably 9x19 (we both would prefer it to be 9 mm). Defensive Carry's insight would be appreciated.

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    S&W Shield.

    BTW, if she is training for the one in College Station a month from now - so are my wife & son.

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    The only single stack 9 I have experience with is the Kel-Tec PF9. It is very light and compact, but it is not a range gun meant for firing hundreds of rounds per sitting. That's the compromise for being lightweight: it can be a hand punisher!

    Other 9's that fit that criteria that come to mind:
    Kahr CW9
    Kahr CM9
    Ruger LC9
    S&W Shield
    Springfield XDS
    Beretta Nano

    There are probably more but that's what immediately came to mind. Good luck and let us know what you end up with!

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    It is very hard to beat a SIG P938 for the purposes you intend.
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    Lot's of good choices today...S&W Shield & Ruger LC9. Considering other than 9mm, look at a S&W 442 or 642, M&P .380 or Ruger LCP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emr454 View Post
    The only single stack 9 I have experience with is the Kel-Tec PF9. It is very light and compact, but it is not a range gun meant for firing hundreds of rounds per sitting. That's the compromise for being lightweight: it can be a hand punisher!

    Other 9's that fit that criteria that come to mind:
    Kahr CW9
    Kahr CM9
    Ruger LC9s
    S&W Shield
    Springfield XDS
    Beretta Nano

    There are probably more but that's what immediately came to mind. Good luck and let us know what you end up with!

    Eric
    Made one slight modification to that list.

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    My 9mm semi auto is a Glock 19 and when I am walking or biking I really want a light weight carry.

    I have a Glock 42 that I carry in a Original Belly Band holster when bike riding. I have run short distances with it to see how it feels and it works just fine.

    I know you want a single stack 9mm and the G-42 is a .380 but it is of comparable size to a micro 9mm.

    I also slide a pepper spray in the ammo pouch of the Belly Band. The same holster will work with similar size semi autos and revolvers.

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    The Shield is the most reliable and probably best overall choice for a single stack 9mm. However, the sucker is pretty heavy. I'd go Kahr CM9 in a belly band or a Ruger LCR (not LCP!) in .357 mag. Both are only 15oz. The Shield is almost 23oz loaded, that's heavy for jogging IMO.
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    I spent the extra over the CM9 and got a PM9, worth it to me to get a machined slide stop (not MIM), dovetail front sight (I have night sights).
    My PM9 has been completely reliable for the 200+ rounds I've shot through it, 150+ being various hollow points.
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    I carry a Smith & Wesson 642 in a belly band when I run. I would carry my Kahr CM9 if it were reliable, but it's not. I don't recommend Kahr to anyone.
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    I log 30-40 miles a week and I always have my Ruger LCP on me. Normally, I carry a Walther PPS 9mm, but I like as little weight on me as possible when I'm training.

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    It's tough to beat the LCP as a good gun to carry while running. But if you have to have a 9mm, I'd go with the LC9s.

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    I second the LC9s, small is good but I still want to have a comfortable grip.
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    My pocket guns are a Sig P938 9mm and a SA XDs-45. I carry one of them at the gym in my gym shorts while working out.
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