Want some recommendations on a subcompact

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  1. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel
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    Transitioning from working on a farm back into an office setting so my current handguns won't fit the bill for comfortable CC. I'm looking for real-world experiences that can recommend a carry piece in 9mm or .40 that isn't a Glock. I'm very set on those calibers as I don't want to have to add another one to reload.

    I had a G-27 and only kept it for a couple months as the ergonomics were just not right for me. Been looking at both semi-auto and revolvers. And finally; $500 or less is ideal because I'm gonna be skint for the next couple years.

    Edit; I'm about 230, and just under 6' in terms of bulk. I'm expecting to be constantly going from standing position to sitting and want to avoid needing to adjust whatever I'm carrying.
     
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    The M&P Shield is a compact rather than a sub, but it is one of the most popular CC's for a reason. It fits the bill for a comfortable single stack 9mm or .40.
     
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    S&W Shield 2.0 in 9 mm or a Ruger LCR. Of the 10+ concealment firearms I own, I probably carry those the most, followed by my AMT DAO Backup in 9 mm.
     
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    Keep an eye on gun deals. They pop up quite often for $499.


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    SCCY CPX-2? Shield? I wouldn't personally buy anything that says Springfield on it.
     
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    My sub compact is S&W CS40. They dont make them any more but it works well for me.
     
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    Glock 26? :D

    J/K. I EDC one but I know not an option here.
     
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    I've been looking for one of those for ages. Last one I saw was up around $700 though.
     
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    I'd say a Kahr but I had such bad luck with mine.....
     
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    Ruger LC9s.

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    I just can't get excited about Ruger autos anymore. My first handgun was a P89. Ah, the good ol days.
     
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    Sig P365? Working the bugs out, by the time I get my next one they should be flawless.
     
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    Good lord. :rolleyes:

    And not pointed at you brother.
     
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    Is your dislike of Springfield political, mechanical, or ???
     
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    My recommendation would be a S&W M&P Shield...

    I’m kinda partial to the Shield in .45 ACP. This one wears Trijicon night sights and rides in a Concealment Express kydex holster, as pictured. That’s seven rounds of .45 APC goodness on board and two seven round recharges carried elsewhere... Been my EDC for about 18
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    Good thing I didn’t recommend an XDs :eek:

    Used to carry one of those, but become wise and shifted to a Shield... :D
     
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    I dont personally like small guns, so I dont carry them. The M&P 2.0 Compact hides really well in an IWB holster. They make a shorter barrelled version called the M&P 2.0 Compact 3.6. Its a mouthful. Gives you 15+1 in 9mm and 13+1 in 40. Its a very soft shooting 40.
     
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    How small and light r you looking for? Generally smaller and lighter means more comfortable but harder to shoot very accurately. A really good trigger and good sights can be really important for accuracy in a small gun, as well as how it fits in ur hand.

    The sig p938 or its clone the Springfield 911 (380 only now but I assume 9mm is coming?) are small, light, good sights and nice single action trigger. FYI here is a video of rob leathem talking about why small guns are hard to shoot that might give some good things to think about for small guns. Also a video about how the sig p938 can be carried in front jeans pocket (it’s a bit heavy for that but it works, of course iwb or other carry methods are options). It’s such an individual choice re size. I guess it’s a good thing there are so many guns out there to choose from! : )



     
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