CC Auto for small hands

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    CC Auto for small hands

    For a man I have small hands. Even though I grew up shooting a full size 1911 45ACP since my teens, I find the new double stack mag semi auto pistols difficult to grip.

    I bought a S&W M&P in 40 cal. Although I really liked the Smith, even with the small backstrap swell, I did not like the grip or the feel when firing with the polymer frame.

    Then I held a Springfield Armory EMP and knew I had to get one. After shooting my new EMP in 40S&W I knew that I had made the right decision. On my trip to the range a friend of mine with the same build I have tried it, and he now raves about it.

    With the single stack 8 round mag (9 rounds in 9MM) + one in the chamber it does not have as many shots per mag as the double stacks, but it is VERY accurate at handgun ranges and a few well placed shots will do much better than a rain of bullets over an area.

    It is very slim and easy to carry concealed.

    Anyone with small hands would do well to take a close look at this little handgun.

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    look at the EMP and the Taurus 709 and the PPS and again if you have the $$ the HK P7 even the slightly larger Taurus PT Millennium series that comes in 9/40/45 is great for smaller hands.

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    I know what you mean about hand size, though with me, it is not so much hand size as relatively smallish fingers mounted on large hands. Glad to see you found a solution!

    I was a 1911/sixgun guy for quite a while. I now must use certain approved double-stacks on the job, and found the SIG P229 small enough, if it has either a factory "short" trigger, or a custom narrower, contoured trigger.
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    Glad you like it... The EMP's are excellent guns...
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    The Kahr K9 9mm semi-auto is very good for smaller hands, as well. About as good-fitting, for me, as the EMP, but it's a bit taller and handles the area around the heel of the palm better.

    I like how the Para Carry 9 and similar variants feel, except for how the end of the back strap bits into the palm of the hand. Otherwise, it's another worth considering, for folks with smaller hands.
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    That's a sweet pistola there. What kind of price range do those run if you don't mind me asking? I have short fat fingers and really thick hands, so I've had the same issue with many double stack grips. I bought the Taurus PT709 Slim and it fit the bill for me, but I'm really interested in the EMP. I'm assuming it is SAO?
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    Kel-tec PF-9 is a single stack, and fits small hands quite nice.

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    I have to agree with you on the EMP. Mine turned into my EDC as soon as I put enough rounds through it that I knew I could depend on it.
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    small hands here. Love the EMP. rotate between it and a PM9.

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    BugDude,
    Unfortunately price is the EMP's only potential drawback. New, they sell for just over $1000 around here. But it is a quality handgun and should last longer than most users. It is also extremely accurate. A 4 shot group under 2" at 10 yards with a 5th flyer due to a pulled shot.

    And yes it has been scaled down to accommodate the shorter 9mm and 40S&W rounds, but is the true 1911 design, SAO.

    Try one and I think you will see it is worth the extra money.

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    Next time you are at the gun store, try on a CZ. They tend to be good for smaller grips.

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    The EMP is a great gun. If you like it due to small hands (which I have too), try a Beretta PX4 - subcompact, and it may be your next gun. Comfy.... changeable backstrap on the grip.

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    I love the feel of my EMP9, but I've had a few reliability issues with it. The last few hundred rounds have been without problems but I still don't entirely trust it. It has been supplanted for me by my Walther PPS, which has been flawless so far.

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    I purchased a Smith&Wesson Model 3914 (single stack 9mm) back in 1990 for the very same reason. I still have it and hope to God I always will as it's proven to be the right semi-auto for me.

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    Glad you like your EMP 40. They're great guns. The trigger action is typical 1911A1! Here's mine in 9mm.


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