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    Quote Originally Posted by VtCO View Post
    Oh, I forgot

    5: Not a Glock
    Well, that rules out the "best" choice in a handgun with the qualities you describe.

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    Kahr K40

    Your specification for a single stack .40 caliber with no manual safeties would fit the Kahr K40 or P40 guns (K is steel frame, P is polymer frame). You can buy one for about $600 with careful shopping. The guns are very slim (0.90 to 1.00 thick, depending on where you measure) and can be easily concealed. They fit smaller hands.

    I would tend to go with the steel K40, which weighs more but can handle .40 recoil well because of this weight. I have a 9mm steel Kahr and it has functioned perfectly for me. Here is a Gunbroker auction for a new K40, priced at just about $600:

    Gunbroker auction Kahr K40

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    I'd suggest you look at a Sig P239 in .40 cal. It seems to fit your criteria. It is probably the next gun on my "buy list" though I want the 239 that is SAS and DAK which will raise the price to near $800 NIB, any other 239 model should be cheaper and might put you closer to your price cap. Good luck
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    How about a SIG P239 (single stack), P229 (double stack) in .40 S&W....or Kahr series of pistols (I believe all single stack)
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    Adam, Your right I should have said Glock36. I want the Glock30sf...my bad it been on my mind for some time. The 36 is a single stack, but he doesn't fancy Glocks so disregard. Beer and writing post don't mix well!

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    Hmm, No glock, single stack and .40 plus with little or no external controls...

    A DAK Sig 239 or Kahr K40 is about the only mainstream options I can think of.
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    The Walther PPS is out due to price, that's going to be over $600.


    I have to agree, either the Sig 239 or a Kahr.

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    The Sig P239 is getting a lot of recommendations. From the little I've seen of it I do like it. What are thoughts on the different trigger types for it?

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    I love my K40.
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    I like the DAK trigger, the double action/single action model to me was harder to make accurate first shots with. If you practice enough I am sure anyone can overcome it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VtCO View Post
    The Sig P239 is getting a lot of recommendations. From the little I've seen of it I do like it. What are thoughts on the different trigger types for it?
    I personally don't like the DAK setup, I only suggested it because you wanted minimal controls. It is smooth and everything you would expect from a Sig, I just prefer the traditional double/single setup. A lot of people love the DAK though, for the very reasons I don't like it... its just a matter of personal preference.
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    I have to join the chorus for the M&P. I have a full size. After about a thousand flawless rounds, I bought a compact. Now I have put Crimson Trace gips on my compact.

    Like you, I have small hands. The M&P accomodates that easily. It has no external safeties. It is amazingly accurate. After over a thousand rounds through my full size and three hundred through my compact, and a wide range of ammo brands and types, I have never had an issue. When you pull the trigger, it goes "bang." Every single time.

    Oh, one other thing. An M&P is made in America. An XD is made by an American company in Croatia. While I am sure that Croatians need jobs, they don't need ours.
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    If possible, go to a range that you can rent from, and try a few.. This way you can get a feel before you buy.
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