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    need advice

    I held a sig 229 40, a h&k usp40, and px4.
    The grips were too big for my hand.
    I need a carry gun for small hands.
    The mp40 is nice but they all have problems.
    I want something that is reliable.

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    dond,

    There's a ton of information available here at DefensiveCarry.com. I'd be more then happy to offer up advice, but I can't understand what you wrote, and that's after attempting to read it five different times :(.

    Can you edit your post into sentences and complete thoughts?

    Thanks dude.

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    Sig P239

    If the Sig P229 is too large for your hand, you should try a Sig P239, which has a noticeably smaller grip and a single stack magazine inside it, instead of the double stack magazine of the Sig P229. It comes in the same calibers.



    The various Kahr pistols also have single stack magazines and smaller grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dond View Post
    i held a sig 229 40 a h&k usp40 and px4 the grips were to big for my hand i need a carry gun for small hands the mp40 is nice but they all have problems and i want something that is reliable
    The M&P's all have problems? That's probably quite a surprise to the thousands of happy M&P owners out there.

    Next you'll tell me that all Glocks blow up, all 1911's can't feed hollowpoints, all XD's rust, all Berettas have slides that fall off, etc, etc.



    Most major manufacturers make a quality handgun. Find one that you like, and get well acquainted with it. No gun is perfect. (Sorry, Gaston)

    I really like the Kahr pistols, if you need a smaller grip. I have a CW9 and love it!
    Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.

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    PX4 has changeable backstraps to make grip smaller/larger as needed.

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    need advice

    i handled a sig 229 in 40 cal. and a h&k usp in 40 cal. the grips are to large for my hands i can not reach the mag disconnect
    as for the mp i love them feel great but after reading the problems they have on the mp forum and talking with s&w they still have not fixed the mag drop problem the all have need a carry gun for small hands

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    I rented a m&p compact .40 back in july. I put 200 rounds through it without one single failure. And this was a range rental gun. If you like the M&P and it fits your hand, buy it.

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    Get a single stack pistol. 1911, Sig 239, S&W 3913/908, Para LDA and the list goes on.

    Try before you buy!!!!!
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    As I am in love with my Sigs I would suggest a P239 or maybe a CPO P225. Also, if you are not in a big hurry you might want to check out the new Sig P250 when it comes out.
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    I have put hundreds of rounds of various ammunition through my M&P with zero problems. As a matter of fact I have not heard or read about anyone having any problems w/ them. I love mine, and it is a lot more accurate than I am.
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    If the P229 is too big, I would second (or third) the recommendation of the SIG P239-40. I had owned one myself, but sold it after some time, mainly because it was too small for my hands. It was an excellent gun.

    If you really like the .40S&W you could also try the Glock 23. It's an excellent gun with excellent capacity in a great size package.

    Biggest recommendation: Shoot each of the guns for yourself before you buy.
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    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

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    Sig P239 and HK P2000SK both have small grips. There is some discussion of the two and links in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dond View Post
    i held a sig 229 40 a h&k usp40 and px4 the grips were to big for my hand i need a carry gun for small hands the mp40 is nice but they all have problems and i want something that is reliable
    Quote Originally Posted by SCGuy View Post
    PX4 has changeable backstraps to make grip smaller/larger as needed.
    I also have small hands and short fingers, but the Px4 and the Kimber Ultras fit me like a glove.

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    The SIG P239 would be a great choice.
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    I don't own nor rent an M&P and I even I am surprised that you're having problems with it.

    There is always the SIG P239 or a Kahr.

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