Best 9mm single stack for Concealed Carry

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  1. sschrick

    sschrick XDTalk 500 Member

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    What are your opinions for best 9mm (single stack) compact or sub-compact for concealed carry? Looking for both pocket, holster and even purse (for my wife)?

    Any specific comments on Kel-Tec, Sig P239, Ruger SR9c. . .or others?
     
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    I love My CW9. Well made , Accurate , Light weight , SMOOOOTH trigger , Good ergonomics. So far no complaints.

    If your looking to go smaller the cm9 was released today.
     
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    Product: PPS 9mm

    Walther PPS

    It's a bit pricey , but worth it.

    Very accurate , 6/7/8 rnd mags availible and can swap out backstrap for a better fit.
     
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    SA EMP or Kimber CDP Ultra..................[​IMG]


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    Sig P239 with DAK trigger...

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    For purse or pocket carry in 9mm, Kahr PM9.
    Although I found it a tad too big, thick, and heavy for pocket carry.
    I use my LCP for that purpose.

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    I'm going with the PM9 because I own one and know how well it fits the bill.
    Great pistol with great ergonomics. There is no pertruding parts on the pistol to get hung up on your clothing. I think the PM9's have some of the best DOA triggers on the market. (if you want to call it DAO) I have never regreted buying it.
    Kimber,Kel Tec, Ruger, Walther,CZ and others have some nice ones on the market as well. Which one is best depends on who likes what, and who's shooting it.
     
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    I'm not a fan of anything with a manual safety for a true carry gun. I'm also a fan of the value the Kahr family of pistols provides. With that said ... Kahr CW9 or PM9 would be my choice. I own a CW40 and a PM9.
     
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    2nd that. Have it in 40 and love it.
     
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    Best single stack 9mm for concealed carry?

    H&K P7M8. Accept no substitute (unless it's a P7/PSP--that'll do as well).
     
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    3rd this...Walther PPS in 9mm.
     
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    Kahr CW9
    Kahr CM9
    Sig p6
    Sig p239
    Sig p290
    cant think of any more. im sure there are many more great choices.
     
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    I'd put the SR9c on the same scale as our own XDM9 3.8 Compact, just with less capacity.

    I own one for the sole purpose that it's also a "dual use" gun - going from the double-stack 10-round CC magazine to a full-sized 17-round magazine, with grip extension, for HD use.

    I've put some 1300 rounds through mine, in the first two months of owning it, but now that I know that it'll go bang, I've pretty much put it way in the bedroom safe - and it stays there, even when I "check-out" my full-sized XDm9 for range- or class-work.

    It's not a single-stack, it's not all that slim. It'll carry pretty nicely, depending on your build, dress, and, of course, the holster (or other carry system) you choose. But it's much more cousin to the XDm9 3.8 Compact and other double-stackers like it, rather than the single-stack sub-compact/pocket-9s like the Kahr PM9/CW9, etc.
     
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    I hope the Kimber Solo turns out to be dependable as I really like it's small size even though I have never held one :)
     
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    If you are looking for a decent quality product at a reasonable price go with the Taurus 709 Slim. A great cc gun and very reliable.
     
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    kel tec pf9 all the way, cheap and reliable. i would pick a kel tec over a tuarus anyday of the week.
     
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    I guess the jury is still out on the Kimber Solo but I hope it will live up to it's potential and the price drops with availability.
     
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    4th...had one in 9mm was a great gun, liked the easy to remove backstraps and that each different mags base plate matched up with the frame. Price is the downside.
     
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    No one likes the LC9?
     
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    I've handled 'em...haven't shot one yet. But I can't say there's a single one of Ruger's LC (Little Cheap) series that has impressed me much.

    That, and I'm waiting for the LC9's inevitable recall...
     
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    The Ruger is a double stack, FWIW.

    I'd vote for the Sig P225 or the Sig P239 for holster carry.
    For pocket carry, I'd say drop down to a .380 or get a J-frame.
     
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    Amen, brother.

    Since it's an older gun many may not be aware of, it has a front grip safety. The grip safety on the XD is on the back, this one is on the front. It takes some force to close it (less than normal grip strength, but it will never, ever close accidentally while holstering or whatever).

    The grip safety cocks the striker, giving you double strike capability should you have FTF (release and re-squeeze the grip safety).

    If in a panic shooting you pull the trigger, then squeeze the safety, the gun will still fire.

    The trigger is SA, and fairly light and with a short reset. There are better triggers (1911, for example), but this is light years better than the average SD handgun.

    The bore axis is extremely low, meaning little flip to the muzzle.

    The grip safety doubles as the slide release, meaning a reload is nothing more than remove mag, replace mag, and squeeze grip safety to simultaneously release the slide and cock the striker. This, along with the mag release design, makes the handgun fully ambidextrous, with nothing sticking out to catch on clothes or for a wayward thumb to accidentally engage.

    Downsides are replacement parts and magazines are very expensive. Being all metal, it ain't light. The gun itself isn't cheap. I'm of the opinion that your carry arm is the most important gun you own, and is the last place to compromise on bad triggers, poor sights, or what have you.
     

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