Short, Skinny, and Light

Short, Skinny, and Light

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    Short, Skinny, and Light

    Looking for a comfortable CCW, 40, 45, 357SIG or 10mm to carry in a Crossbreed Supertuck. Aside from Kahr's PM Series, I cant really seem to find anything that seems like it would be comfortable to carry every day. I understand there are many people out there that are able to pull off a full size this or a heavy that but I want something that would honestly be small, light, thin and therefore comfortable but still be enough of a caliber to be effective. The only guns I can find that fit the bill are Kahr and I have heard of some realiability issues. The small1911s, although thin, tend to have a lot of weight, the lighter Polymers tend to be double stack and therefore on the thick side. Seems like I can't win - if it's thin, its metal and weighs a lot, if its plastick, it's thick. Any ideas?


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    Maybe the Springfield EMP 40. Or the Glock 36??? Single stack 45, and polymer. Sig Sauer P239, or Walther PPS. Bothare available in 9 and 40, p239 also in .357 SIG
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    - Glock has a single stack 45acp
    - Kahr as you mentioned
    - Small 1911 as you mentioned
    - Walther pps (single stack polymer) I have heard issues with failure to fire with the handgun locking safety feature. Scared me right out of buying one.
    - keltec pf9 (not my cup of tea)

    That's what I know about. Some have good experiences with the Kahr's. You might want to investigate them more.

    If you find a single stack 10mm that is not in the 1911 platform, please do tell. I'd want to be first on the buying list.

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    I carry a Kahr P45, have put 600+ rounds through 'er, and not a single problem. I love the 6+1 .45ACP. I also have a SW 642 for a BUG, that is a beauty as well. Nice Crimson Trace grip to scare the sh*t outta the BG and to increase shot placement accuracy.

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    Kel Tes pf9

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    The only gun I'd look at that fits your criteria are the Kahr's. I also wouldnt rule out the mighty 9.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I have a sig 239, it is great. I also have a walter pps, it is great also and has a surprisingly good trigger, thinly constructed, UGLY, and mine has been perfectly reliable. To me the pps carries easier than the 239. Actually no big issue with either of them, I'm happy with both.
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    Taurus has some new single stack, polymer autos.

    I'll step back and watch the anti-Taurus fire fight from a distance.

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    Exclamation My 2 cents...

    Got all 3 requirements covered with a Kel Tec PF-9...

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    Don't rule out the Kahr CW series. In my part of the country they run about $400. My CW9 is one of my favorite carry guns.
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    Comfort? In a .45?
    Try the Glock-36, and you won't even know you're carrying a gun.
    I tuck mine next to my kidney and forget it...don't even feel it...gone...zip...nada...zero discomfort...amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOOTER13 View Post
    Got all 3 requirements covered with a Kel Tec PF-9...
    Except its the wrong caliber.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    as much as I love my Sig 239 40 cal, it's still 1.2 inch wide. With all my pants shrinking, I'm also looking at the 0.9 inch wide Kahr for IWB carry. (I'd rather get a new gun than replace all my comfortably worn out pants)


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