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Best Sub Compact 9mm

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tlakidd, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. tlakidd

    tlakidd Eugene Member

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    I am looking for the best CC 9mm. What does everyone recommend? I prefer a gun with an external hammer but, may have to settle for one with out.
    tlakidd
     
  2. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You can't go wrong with the Glock 26. Compact, accurate, and reliable right out of the box.
     
  3. Sawz

    Sawz Aurora OR. Member

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    I like my Kahr MK9
     
  4. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    +1 g-26 but i like the 19
     
  5. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    Kahr PM9
     
  6. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    i just picked up a Taurus PT 709... its been a a good CC gun, but holsters are a lil hard to find.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    My BUG is a M43 Firestar in Starvel nickel.. has an operating system similar to the 1911 series and utterly reliable. 8 or 9 shots and very compact. I am looking for a second one because I love them so much. They are no longer manufactured but can be found for sale, used. Look for spare mags, ASAP
     
  8. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Kimber Ultra Aegis II

    Unlike the others, I like the external safety and a single action trigger. However, it depends on your budget.




    *edit* Wrote this before the firestar was posted, but I'd still take the Kimber over it.
     
  9. xjjeeper223

    xjjeeper223 Medford Active Member

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    If you want the exposed hammer, look at the H&K P2000SK. Its a great gun, but not as cheap as most of the other options listed.
     
  10. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    XD9mm Subcompact
     
  11. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Best for one guy is not necessarily best for the next guy, try out a few before you make your choice.
     
  12. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    That is the perfect answer, try all of them see which one you like best.
     
  13. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Kahr mk9. Most accurate sub compact I've ever owned. Wish I still had it. Greydog.
     
  14. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    +1. Mine is also completely reliable and has been since coming out of the box. The only issue some may have with the Firestar is it's weight. I don't find it an issue, but those looking for a 10 ounce high capacity piece that they can palm may.
     
  15. Yankeefan

    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    This is the best advice.:withstupid:

    I have customers ask me that question all the time and I tell them get what feels comfortable in your hand, one that you can reach the control levers without having to cant the gun in your hand too much, and one with a trigger pull that is comfortable to you.
     
  16. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    You might try further explaining YOUR criteria for best CC 9mm. Do you want the smallest lightest? Do you have big hands? Can you live with 6+1 capacity? Or do you need 12+1? Etc. Like others have said no one gun is best for everyone.
     
  17. DERGLOCKINMEISTER

    DERGLOCKINMEISTER SPRINGFIELD OREGON Member

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    Glock 26 10 round mag with +2 extension with or without CT laser awesome package , ultra reliable , excellent trigger . Bet your life on it.
     
  18. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    While this IS good advice, This advice seems to always show up when it was not the question. Along with go to the gun shop and see what fits your hands be or go to the range and rent them and try them out.

    But the OP asked for opinions and probably wanted some actual info.... like what we like AND why.

    I like the HK p2000sk for most summer carry and a p2000 if I can in the winter months because I have found them to be very accurate. I like the mag release and the decocker because you don't ever have to shift your grip. The inter changable back straps are also nice. Sometimes I carry a kel-tec p11 because it is easier to hide. These shoot OK but I have found that you need the houge handall jr. to get a good 2nd shot.
     
  19. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy Portland, OR Member

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    I'd have to say all are great choices, however, if this is going to be a ccw I'd highly suggest looking at polymer pistols. Here are my choices in order...
    -G26
    -HKp2000sk
    -XD9 sub compact
     
  20. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I am very fond of the Kahr PM9. I also think the Glock 26 is a very good choice if you want a double stack. If you need the external hammer check out the H&K P2000SK. The Rohrbaugh R9 also has an external hammer but it is spurless. It also happens to be the smallest and easiest to conceal of the bunch.