Compact 9mm With Thumb Safety

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    Compact 9mm With Thumb Safety

    I am interested in suggestions for a compact 9mm that has established reliability and has a thumb safety.

    Thanks.

    Ron
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    Best choice IMO is CZ-75 compact
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    A few candidates

    Compact 9mm handguns with a thumb safety are less common than before, but there are still some available. For example,

    - S&W third generation aluminum frame guns, like the 3913
    - H&K USP 9mm compact
    - Compact 9mm 1911s, like Kimber Aegis




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    You might want to consider the new Springfield EMP in 9mm as well. It is very compact, springer reliable and easy to conceal.
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    STI has a few 9mm models, the Escort and the LS9.

    I'd shy away from the Kimber Aegis all together (I dislike bobbed hammers on a traditional SAO 1911), and wait for Springfield to do some fine tuning to the EMP.

    I'd possibly go with the Para Carry 9mm, or a G26 with the added on thumb safety if that's what your looking for

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    Smith&Wesson CS9
    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...05&isFirearm=Y

    I have the .45 version, it's about the same size as a PPK/S just a little wider.

    Or my new favorite:
    a glock G19 with add-on thumb safety. Some people disagree with the modification of "Glock Perfection", but I think it made the gun even more perfect.
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    I'd vote for the Springfield EMP.

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    I have a S&W 6906 alloy frame,stainless slide.It has 12 rnds. and I have put about two thousand rounds through it with no problems.Same size as the 3913 pictured in POGO2's reply.

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    Bersa Thunder 9 has a thumb safety/decocker on it and is pretty compact - great price too.

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    there arnt all that many of them and was exactly what i was looking for as well. my problem with many of them was that the safety was on the slide which IMO is difficult to disengage in a hurry.
    i got the kimber aegis as shown above. its a 1911 so somewhat expensive but well worth it. i love mine. works great.
    Also, I wanted to stick with a 3" single stack as i am kinda small and needed a very concealable gun. if you can go with a 4" or double stack, you have many more option, i just cant tell ya exactly what they are.

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    Have u thought about a small beretta. If u decide against a thumb safty I like the Sig 239

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    Quote Originally Posted by f8lranger4x4 View Post
    Have u thought about a small beretta. If u decide against a thumb safty I like the Sig 239
    I probably should have made clear in my post opening this thread that my inquiry was not for me, but rather for my daughter. She is a therapist and works with some pretty disfunctional patients, one of whom recently threatened her.

    She wants a compact semi-automatic, and she has made clear that she also wants a thumb safety. Her choice, not mine.

    Thanks all for your responses.

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    Take a look at the Lady Smith same as the 3913 with safety/decocker. Has 8 rnd. mag. 6906 is double stack 12 rnds.

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    My wife sure likes her Tarus Millenium PT 111 in 9mm. (one of the easiest slides to cycle that we could find.)
    So far, it been completely reliable in the first ~ 200 rnds.... mike

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    I prefer the 3913 series. Very thin plus fits my hand perfectly. I really advise people to stay away from 1911 style pistols unless they have alot of training. The last thing I want to do is fumble with a safety in the split second I may need to defend myself. Keep it simple. Drawn and pull the trigger.

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