Compact 9mm with external safety?

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Compact 9mm with external safety?

Post by 870Mike » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:02 pm

My buddy wants to get his very first carry gun and first word was "Glock". I suggested otherwise until he's more of a "gun person". (This is his first gun, too).

Can anyone recommend a compact 9mm that has an external safety? :-k
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Post by bonjorno2 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:59 pm

check out my hk in the bst.... j/k

I would suggest a Beretta 92fs. Even though it is a full sized or maybe a compact PX4 Storm.
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Post by mohshard » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:02 pm

Taurus.
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Re: Compact 9mm with external safety?

Post by 870Mike » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:54 pm

bonjorno2 wrote:
I would suggest a Beretta 92fs. Even though it is a full sized...
I have one of those. I use it for a hammer when I can't find a hammer.
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Post by 870Mike » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:01 pm

:-k Hmm...PX4 Storm Sub-Compact vs. Taurus G2.
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Post by tector » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:02 pm

Springfield EMP?
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Post by tector » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:04 pm

BTW, my 2 cents==first gun, get a J frame to carry.
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Post by flashooter22 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:58 am

S&W shield with safety.
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Post by LurkMastR » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:29 am

Sig Sauer P938

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Post by 45caldan » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:11 am

870Mike wrote::-k Hmm...PX4 Storm Sub-Compact vs. Taurus G2.
I have a Taurus PT111G2 and its a damn good gun for $200 - $250!
I know Taurus doesn't have a good rep but they got their s';t together on this one.
Its sized between a G26 and G19 and feels thin for a double stack.
Yes it has a manual safety that's easy to use (or ignore in my own case).
I can recommend them to a new person who doesn't wan to spend enough to buy a Glock or what have you.
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Post by deathpriest » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:11 am

LurkMastR wrote:Sig Sauer P938
And that gentleman knows what he is talking about.

if on a budget, Taurus 709 but, trigger is really heavy and magazines used to be scarce. Aside a bad mag issue, mine goes bang every time.
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Post by ger42 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:35 pm

LurkMastR wrote:Sig Sauer P938
my pocket gun
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Post by 870Mike » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:30 pm

tector wrote:BTW, my 2 cents==first gun, get a J frame to carry.
He's hell-bent on an auto. I showed him my 442 that I've carried for 20+ yrs., but wants "more firepower".
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Post by 870Mike » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:31 pm

LurkMastR wrote:Sig Sauer P938
Noted/added.
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Post by 870Mike » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:32 pm

flashooter22 wrote:S&W shield with safety.
Check.
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Post by tector » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:40 pm

870Mike wrote:
tector wrote:BTW, my 2 cents==first gun, get a J frame to carry.
He's hell-bent on an auto. I showed him my 442 that I've carried for 20+ yrs., but wants "more firepower".
Already off on the wrong foot. Oh well.
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Post by Cardboard_killer » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:54 pm

If he wants a glock, let him buy one. I don't care for them, but they are perfectly safe as long as your friend isn't an idiot and follows the rules. If he is an idiot, tell him that guns are dangerous and he shouldn't have one. The person he would have shot accidentally will thank you.
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Post by lakelandman » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:20 pm

HK P30SK Ambi Safety Lever or H&K P30S 9mm (V3) DA/SA Ambi Safety Lever/Rear Decocking Button.
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Post by g.willikers » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:35 am

Ruger SR compact.
But, from the sound of things, a safety isn't going to help much with a guy like that.
Tell him to get training.
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Post by ab4ka » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:16 pm

Find him a S&W 2nd or 3rd Gen compact from the 80s-90s. Not only can he have a manual safety but his first shot will be double-action.

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