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Full sized 9mm single stack?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Morpheus, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Anyone know of a full size or non-compact 9mm that is a single stack 9mm?

    I would prefer a steel frame to polymer but I can work with polymer. I am looking for something with light recoil and fits small hands.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    S&W model 39

    I still have the one I learned to shoot with starting at age 4.

    Mine is a 39-2 and holds 8+1.

    It's a commander size I believe, one step down from a 1911 type frame.
     
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  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    1911
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was thinking a 1911 until I saw the small hands part.
     
  5. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I think a Star model B has a little narrower grab than a 1911.
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Taurus makes a single stack.

    Model: 709FS
    Finish: Blue

    Caliber: 9 mm
    Grips: Checkered Polymer

    Capacity: 7 +1
    Weight: 19 oz
    Barrel Length: 3"
    Frame: Compact
    Action: SA/DA
    Front Sight: Fixed
    Length: 6"


    If you want to spend more coin, then the Sig P 938 fits the bill.
     
  7. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My wife has two 1911 Single Stack guns, one Colt and one Springfield. She also has
    the smallest hands I've ever seen on an adult human. Both guns are set up as
    follows, and they fit her well.

    Flat mainspring housing.
    right side magazine release (one S&B, one Mitchell)
    Thin grips (requires changing bushings)
    Short trigger
    Low pad thumb safety from Brownell's

    OP---If you ever get down in the Salem area PM me, I'll put one in your hands and you
    can decide for yourself.
     
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  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted a Star BKM.. for about thirty years.
    It's an alloy frame though.

    The not so old but discontinued Star Firestar is an extremely good gat/brick.
     
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  9. Mbeef61

    Mbeef61 SW PDX Active Member

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    Sig p239? Maybe not quite full size but close, not compact.

    I have pretty small hands and I love my .40
    Light recoil. Non polymer frame, single stack. Double/single action with decocker.
     
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  10. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I think Rock Island Armory makes a single stack 9mm but I am not positive. You can check them out.
     
  11. brentb636

    brentb636 Holland, mi Active Member

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    Look for a 3d Gen S&W 3913 or 3914 Lady Smith. Very easy shooters, and good to conceal . Just a little smaller that a 239 in my view.

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  12. mike28w

    mike28w Idaho ! Member

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    I've got small hands too....many women that I know have larger hands than me, so this is a favorite topic of mine.

    I think BillM is spot on..... This is exactly what I do to any 1911 that I get ( except that I have no experience with the lowered safety).

    Another gun to consider is a Browning Hi Power or one of the clones. It nicely heavy and large but has a very short trigger reach ( single action) and if you replace the grips with thin ones , it fits in my hand quite well.

    If you're willing to spend some bucks, I love my H&K P7 ( I have two actually). Heavy , solid 4" barrel , quite accurate. Single stack 9mm holds 9 rounds. great trigger. Downside is that if you shoot more than about 3 mags in rapid succession, the frame will get warm ( I can and have easily shot it in IPSC matches without difficuly). Also , the mags are about $65 each. Because it has a different manual of arms, folks either love or hate the P7....

    Edit....I just saw a very nice HiPower with 22 conversion kit in the classifieds . Sure looks nice. (I don't know the gun or the seller....)
     
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    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  14. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Yes they do.
     
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    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    A 3" S&W .44 magnum will solve your problems.
    Heck, just puss out and make it a .357.
    you are welcome
     
  17. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    I duno of those 9mm tokarev designs are considered full size but they are single stack.
     
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    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Springfield Armory Range Officer just came out with a 9mm full size 1911 and the price isn't bad either.
     
  20. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    The Kahr TP series are good sized single stacks available in 9mm. They're double action only but the triggers are buttery smooth. I've had two compact Kahrs and they're excellent guns.
     
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