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    Pistol Recommendations...

    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):
    - 9mm
    - 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.

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    The new Taurus Slim?

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    Here are a couple.

    S&W 3953 (DAO)
    Sig 239
    Kel-tec PF9
    Kahr P9

    Any would be a good choice.
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    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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    Sig P 225



    Can usually be had for around $350. Single stack 8 or 9 shot. Single/double action trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    The new Taurus Slim?
    +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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    Sig p239 makes sense but only a decocker, not a "safety".
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    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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    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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    Kahr P9, PM9 or MK9. Sig P239.

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    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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    I'd look towards a Sig 225 or 239, then maybe a Kahr.
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    the only thing about glock i think it is way to thick to carry i like my thin guns

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    Kel-tec pf-9 or p11.
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    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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