Is There a Gun That Meets These Standards?

Is There a Gun That Meets These Standards?

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    Is There a Gun That Meets These Standards?

    I am looking for a new semi-automatic carry pistol. I would like:

    *Chambered for 9mm
    *No manual safety
    *Has grip safety
    *Removable grips (can be traded out for other grips)
    *Single-stack (for slim width)

    Anyone know of a gun that fits this criteria?


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    I cant think of any of the top of my head that fulfill all of your requirements. The closest I can think of is a Kimber Aegis or a Springfield EMP.

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    H&K p7

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    I don't know of many 9mm single stack guns that meets that criteria, other than the already mentioned H&K P7. Maybe Para Ordnance makes a DAO 1911 style pistol in 9mm, but it would still have a manual safety, but given the DA trigger you could just leave the safety off, and be sure to get a quality holster that covers the trigger.
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    Closet thing I can think of is the Beretta 9000S in 9 mm...can be carried SA/DA or just SA.
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    P7 is the only thing I can think of.
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    Thats a tough one. You probably wont find a gun with all of that except the p7, the next closest would be the aegis or the emp.
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    short answer ... No!
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    P7, for sure.
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    Para Ordnance LDA nine

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    Are any of your criteria negotiable? If the grip safety were removed you would open up alot of options.




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    Sounds like you've listed the German police design requirements for the P7.

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    I'd say yes, the XDM9.

    Because even though it's a double stack, it's the slimmest double stack you can find. For both comfort of grip (has interchangeable backstraps as well) and slimness of design, it's actually a double stack in single stack uniform.

    Compare it to another double stack like the Beretta 92FS and you'll instantly see what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDH View Post
    I'd say yes, the XDM9.
    I had a tough time getting used to carrying the brick that was my XD9SC before I decided to go to another pistol. For now, it's a revolver but I want something I can use for both carry and IDPA.

    My concern with the XDs was primarily the width. Is the M much slimmer than the traditional XDs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKtexas View Post
    H&K p7
    +1. Great CCW!!!! By far the most accuurate and reliable semi next to my SIG 228 I've ever shot. Also has a great trigger and very low recoil due to it's gas piston design which make it one fast shooting weapon. Sig is less maintenence free but not as accurate and has a wider grip. The P7 at 5:00 dissapears under a t-shirt easily in my TT Gunleather IWB. Highly recommend one.


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