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March 29th, 2009 11:13 PM
Ok, due to a variety of factors, my wife is finally considering a carry pistol. I'm a little stumped though, since she's picky. I carry a Glock 19, which is bigger (wider) than she'd like.
We will, of course shoot any recommendations before we buy, so please no "try out different guns to see what she likes." This is about what she should try out.
Here are the criteria (more or less):
- skinny as possible (any single-stacks out there?)
- some safety other than just a trigger safety (not like my glock)
- either DAO or SA (consistent light trigger pull)
- 3-4 inch barrel
- preferably <$600
- not a revolver
Thanks. I await your collective wisdom.
March 29th, 2009 11:16 PM
March 29th, 2009 11:26 PM
Here are a couple.
S&W 3953 (DAO)
Any would be a good choice.
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March 29th, 2009 11:35 PM
Looking at ALL the criteria, only the Star M43 really comes to mind other than the metal frame S&W variants.
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Last edited by JD; March 30th, 2009 at 10:22 AM.
March 29th, 2009 11:40 PM
Sig P 225
Can usually be had for around $350. Single stack 8 or 9 shot. Single/double action trigger.
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March 29th, 2009 11:53 PM
+1 Im wating for this thing to come out and read some range reports.. Seems like a neat little gun, fits all your criteria. and LIGHT too.
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March 29th, 2009 11:54 PM
Sig p239 makes sense but only a decocker, not a "safety".
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March 29th, 2009 11:55 PM
I would suggest the Walther PPS. No it doesn't have a manual (non trigger ) safety, but mine shoots well, has very manageable recoil.
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March 29th, 2009 11:58 PM
Walther PPS is a slim light weight single stack.
Another might be the Kahr PM9
Sig 239 is a great single stack, but almost as large as your 19
And of course, Glock 26, but that would be as fat as your 19, just smaller.
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March 30th, 2009 12:29 AM
Kahr P9, PM9 or MK9. Sig P239.
March 30th, 2009 12:44 AM
I would submit XD(C). It has a slimmer grip than the Glock does, is reliable, the manual of arms is the same and it has a grip safety to supplement the others.
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March 30th, 2009 01:45 AM
I'd look towards a Sig 225 or 239, then maybe a Kahr.
March 30th, 2009 04:00 AM
the only thing about glock i think it is way to thick to carry i like my thin guns
March 30th, 2009 04:07 AM
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March 30th, 2009 08:24 AM
Manual safety only
The requirement of a manual safety will narrow the field of candidates available, eliminating the Sig P239 and the Kahrs. I think your main options would be a S&W 3913 or a 9mm 1911 like the Kimber Aegis.
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