Guns That Fit This Profile

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This is a discussion on Guns That Fit This Profile within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; *Chambered for 9mm *Compact size (no bigger than say an XD subcompact) *Grip Safety The only ones I have come up with are the Kimbers ...

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    Guns That Fit This Profile

    *Chambered for 9mm
    *Compact size (no bigger than say an XD subcompact)
    *Grip Safety

    The only ones I have come up with are the Kimbers that fit this profile, the Springfield EMP and the XD9 subcompact.

    Any others I am forgetting?


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    Have you looked at the offerings from Para?

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    Oh, that's right, Para has the PDA 9mm, Carry 9, and Hawg9

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    I own a Hawg 9 and it's a nice little gun. Took me about 300-400 rounds through it though before it started to run nicely, was a pain breaking in.


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    You guys are right- the STIs are a nice one to consider as is the Para Hawg. Forgot about both of those makers.

    The Wilson Combat is, of course, fantastic. I forgot about it twice: before I opened the thread and then after I saw the nearly $2,500 price tag! :)

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    check out the bersa ultra compact 9. not "grip safety" but has thumb safety/decocker.

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    Not a big fan of the grip safety myself, you're certainly limiting your choices with that spec. You're losing the CZ compacts/PO1, Glock 19/26, SIG 228/229, S&W M&P compact, Kahr's K9/P9 series, and so on. Carried a Glock 19 for almost a decade and haven't needed a grip safety yet. IMHO.
    Glock 19/FEG/FM HiPowers/Keltec P32 for me. When I can't use my 870,N98 or Marlin .30-30 of course...

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    Kimber Aegis 9mm. Para Ordnance Carry 9, or Para PDA 9.

    A couple weeks ago, I played around with a Para PDA 9. The ergonomics and grip angle all felt wonderful, though the short (and sharp) backstrap dug into the base of my hand. Otherwise, it was a perfect fit. Easy to manipulate controls (lefty), slide, magazines. Comfortable. Did not shoot it, but it would be on my short list of 9mm pistols of the 1911 style platform.
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    Just curious, why the grip safety?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markman View Post
    Just curious, why the grip safety?
    Just preference, I guess. I am a new shooter and I like the fact that my XD has the grip safety. I think more than anything, it's an extra safety that helps eliminate the possibility of an AD.

    I realize that there are plenty of people on this board who don't use a gun w/a grip safety. I just think it seems like a genius safety feature with almost no downside.

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    Funny how John M. Browning saw no need for a grip safety on the Hi-Power... the next evolution from the 1911.
    Glock 19/FEG/FM HiPowers/Keltec P32 for me. When I can't use my 870,N98 or Marlin .30-30 of course...

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    Funny how John M. Browning saw no need for a grip safety on the Hi-Power... the next evolution from the 1911.
    He started the grip safety with his 1910 then moved on the to the 1911. I like the grip safety on my FN 1910 but seldom shoot it any more for several obvious reasons.

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    Cylinder and Slide's Adventurer in 9mm. Shortest (in height) 1911 out there to my knowledge. Their website is down right now, give it a few hours before you check.

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    CAG- thanks for the link, but it hasn't worked for the last 12 hours. Maybe I will try again later today.

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