How about a 1911 in 9mm?
This is a discussion on 9mm Choices any suggestions within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have for some time been looking at the Para Ordinance .45 CCW model year 2009. But if I choose to replace or supplement my ...
I have for some time been looking at the Para Ordinance .45 CCW model year 2009. But if I choose to replace or supplement my Kel-Tec 9mm with another of the same caliber I am left with a plethora of choices. I am looking for some suggestions that do not include the chunkier designs of Glock and SA because of the way they fit in my hands. I woudl also prefer a pistol that is of the 1911 type that is simmilar to the PA CCW. Thank you.
How about a 1911 in 9mm?
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Another vote for the CZ if you're wanting to go small check out the Rami, otherwise as Atomic Ed said 82 or 83
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I carry a P7, the kind before the mag release was near the trigger (some say PSP, others argue that). It's 9mm, and holds 8+1. It's built for carry, so it's pretty compact. I love it.
Only downside is you can't walk into a cabelas or a gun store (normally) and get a holster for a P7. You have to order them online, and there are plenty available online.
You can pick up a police trade in P7 for probably $700-$800. In my opinion? Safest gun in the world.
If you want a Single Action Autoloader look no further than my Avatar.I woudl also prefer a pistol that is of the 1911 type that is simmilar to the PA CCW. Thank you.
Look for an FN or Browning High Power and be done with it is my vote. The CZ 75B is a "kissing cousin" to the High Power and another good choice in my book, but the High Power is a better choice.
It is the world's first "high capacity" 9mm with 13 rounds in the magazine. The "grip" seems to fit most everybody's hand like no other handgun out there and it's hard to not shoot a High Power well. Due to the design of the slide I find it much easier to conceal than any of the square blocks being made today. Another plus, in my book, was that John Browning was one of it's designers.
Here's a site where you can find more info on the High Power. It also has some good comparisions between the High Power and the 1911.
Hi Powers and Handguns
Look in the FAQ's section for a real nice comparision between the two guns. Sone of the major differences between the High Power and the 1911 is the Guide Rod/Recoil Spring assembly, Barrel Bushing, and the Grip Safety. Each time I have a 1911 and a High Power side by side I can't help but having my eye drawn to the High Power. The 1911 is a workhorse. The High Power is a pedigreed show horse.
Fondle a High Power, shoot one and then decide. I think you will be pleasantly suprised. Yes, they are costly, but worth it in my book. You may have to buy Used, but to me that is not a problem.
I have a Glock 26 and a H&K P7PSP.
I carry the P7 in a Bladetech IWB but have to look around for leather OWB. They are pricey and have long waits from those that make them.
My next 9mm will be a Commander 1911 for sure.
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Springfield Armory EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) 9mm. A slim and sweet 10 round 9mm that fits the bill.
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Since it wasn't mentioned I'll toss in Sig238 in 9...
single stack makes the grip small enough to conceal very easily...
If you're a big ol' dude, why not a big ol' gun? Beretta 92FS. I've been liking mine more and more lately.