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    Ok guys looking for a durable light weight, small gun to carry in certain situations. Please let me know which you think is a good gun.

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    My all-time favorite is a Kahr PM9, small, easy to conceal 9mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chachy View Post
    My all-time favorite is a Kahr PM9, small, easy to conceal 9mm.
    +1 and if you can carry something a little bigger consider a Glock G26 or even better a G33 as well.

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    S&W j-frames have been doing the job for a long, long time. Simple to use, easy to carry, lightweight. Can use .38+p, a little slow on the reloads though.
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    + 1 for the bab y Glocks
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    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I recommend the Ruger Super Redhawk with the 10-inch barrel.



    But seriously, when you say "small and light," to what degree do you mean? Are we talking about a compact pistol to carry IWB or are we talking about a pocket carry prospect?
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    The Glock line are as simple and durable and reliable with no break in or babying as they come. The baby Glocks are very nice. But I suggest a Compact like a 19 or 23 to most people.
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    Springfield XD9sc or a good J-frame!
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    Light weight, small, durable...

    When you look in the dictionary under light weight, small and durable gun, you see this picture:

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    +1 to what Pogo said

    Hey pogo, whose grips are those and do they work with speed loaders?

    I also think a Kahr PM9 is an outstanding choice. It may be a bit more touchy out of the box but I think their quality is far better today then when they first introduced the PM9. And if you have problems they'll get it running right and then you have a real compact 9mm. I've never fired one but would expect to to be down right snappy!

    Then again I have the 642 and that's a bit snappy too!

    I think you probably have the best two choices right there. I'm sure some will suggest a small .380 like the Ruger LCP or Keltec P3AT but if you can get by with the size of the PM9 or 642, I think you'll have a better package.

    Good luck

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    You might get more response if you actually had the title describe something about what you want to know.

    642, Glock 26 or M&P compact.

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    Hey pogo, whose grips are those and do they work with speed loaders?
    Those are Altamont boot grips in the silver black color, made in Illinois and costing $38. They work with speed loaders. Here is the website:

    Handgungrips.com website - S&W page

    I like them well enough to have them on 3 different J frames:

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    Small & Light = S&W J-Frame model 642 etc.
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    Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!

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    Thank you Pogo; coming from you that's hi praise for those grips!

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