Small 9mm for ccw w/safety?

Small 9mm for ccw w/safety?

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    Small 9mm for ccw w/safety?

    Greetings. I am looking for a small preferably lightweight 9mm for carry. As I sometimes have to carry with less than ideal conditions, i.e. in a coat pocket, etc with no holster, I need a pistol that has a safety. I am comfortable using and handling my Glock 17 as is, but I'm limited in ways I can carry it because of no safety. I'm not hearing really good things about the Taurus Millennium Pros, so I'm not sure I want one of those. However, I don't see much else out there in the way of small 9's with a safety.
    I am not interested in any other caliber. 9mm is the only one I can shoot rapidly and keep shots on target. 40 and 45 just jump around too much for me.


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    I believe a S&W 3913 would be a perfect choice.
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    Someone makes an aftermarket safety for Glocks. Sorry, I don't remember the name......

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    Why not use a pocket holster?

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    Options like holsters cost me extra money, and I live paycheck to paycheck, sometimes with only enough to barely buy gas to get to work.

    I'm thinking about the SW mentioned, or the SW908, but I have no idea if any shop in the Indianapolis area carries them.

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    I understand living on a tight budget, I'm on a small pension myself. I use an Uncle Mike's pocket holster for my j-frame, cost me $12 at the local gunshop. It's not the best by any means but it's something to cover the trigger.

    Mika's pocket holsters are well regarded for their quality and they're fairly inexpensive as well.
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    N/D costs a lot more money than a holster.
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    I carry the Glock 17 right now in either a Wilderness Maxpedition or a Tommy's gun pack.

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    Stoeger Cougar 9mm (formerly Beretta)

    The Beretta Cougar is now manufactured by Stoeger and sells for under $400, making it one of the best bargains in the market. This is an excellent gun with good ergonomics and an ambidextrous thumb safety and decocker. It has an innovative rotary barrel that reduces muzzle jump compared to conventional handguns.



    Additionally, Beretta has introduced a compact version of their PX4 polymer frame pistol in 9mm that has a thumb safety/decocker. This would be excellent for pocket carry, but would cost over $500:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lousghost View Post
    Options like holsters cost me extra money, and I live paycheck to paycheck, sometimes with only enough to barely buy gas to get to work.

    I'm thinking about the SW mentioned, or the SW908, but I have no idea if any shop in the Indianapolis area carries them.
    Please, please re-think this.

    The pocket holster does more than just keep things out of the trigger guard. It also keeps debris out of the muzzle, and out of the mechanism of the gun.

    Think of the investment in a holster as an investment in making sure the gun actually works when you need it most.....

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    +1 for the 3913. I stake my life on one daily, thats about as much praise as I can give any handgun. Regards 18DAI.

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    Bersa Thunder 9mm UC.

    A pocket holster can be cheap.
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    you can afford another gun, but not a holster?

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    I have a PT-111 and really like it.
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    I have both the 3913 and the CW9. The CW9 is much easier to conceal than the 3913. Steve48

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