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9MM Compact

Post by BIG JOE » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:01 pm

I have been looking for a 9mm compact handgun. I have looked at 3. The Berretta Nano, The S&W M&P Shield and the Springfield XD sub compact. They all seem to be good weapons. The thing that bother's me is that I have a large hand and like the fact that these guns come with extended magazines for the third finger on the grip. The magazine extension is only held on buy the magazine catch.
They seem a little loose when new, but how about after 500 rounds. Will this become looser, and will I have to go back to the flush fit magazine? Slide bite and sights are also factors. Anyone have any experience with these weapons please let me know. Thanks.
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by ger42 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:28 pm

I have a S&W m&p 9c and a Sig P938. I have big hands but skinny fingers. S&W fits the had better but Sig is so easy to hide.
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by deathpriest » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:58 am

If it gets a little loose, which I doubt, a cheap O ring from HD would fix the issue. Have you looked at Kahr cm9 or PM9?
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by P5 guy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:14 am

Give the Glock sub-compact a try? :-k

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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by BIG JOE » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:05 pm

Thanks for all the help guy's. No I have not tried the Glock, Sig, PM9, or the CM9 I will check them out also. Thanks again for all your help.
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by handlebar » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:41 am

try the SIG P290RS. I have one and it shoots great, and much less expensive than the P938. you will hear differing opinions, but mine has been perfect, thus far.
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by gregMP15 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:41 am

I have a 290,it's almost same size as a PM9,
Which I miss my old one.
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by jorge0272 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:33 pm

SW 3913. I purchased one to try out. AWSOME!

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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by BIG JOE » Fri May 02, 2014 1:30 pm

Thanks again guys for all the suggestions. I like the night sights on the Sig, but it's still really a point and shoot weapon. Thanks again.
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by cwt7691 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:55 am

kahr pm9 or p9
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by jrsmiles » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:21 am

I'm looking at picking up a M&P Shield this week.

I've had a G19, G26 and carried them a lot. I had an LCP and found it too small. Hoping the Shield works out well.

I'm still dreaming of a single stack slim Glock but that's like a rainbow unicorn I guess.

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Post by DocGlock » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:13 pm

Love the Shield. Didn't understand what people meant by "points naturally" until I shot this firearm.

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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by Srasel79 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:52 pm

DocGlock wrote:Love the Shield. Didn't understand what people meant by "points naturally" until I shot this firearm.
same thing for me

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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by rchrd.miranda » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:33 pm

Gotta tell you the baby glocks (26,27) are relatively less expensive than some others but are absolutely reliable. The "problem" with the short magazine is best solved not with a pinkie extension but by putting in a higher capacity magazine. The mag will probably cost less than the extension and has the advantage of as many rounds as you want. Nice thing about glock any 11, 13, 15, etc. round mag in the same caliber fits. Truthfully, if you are going for concealment the shorter mag isn't much of a draw back to accurate shooting. iMHO, It's more a matter of get a good cup and saucer grip going. Use the longer mags for range time, play or keep them with the weapon for home defense. GOOD LUCK, GOOD SHOPPING

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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by buster » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:44 pm

If you have a large hand NONE of the fine Kahr pistols will feel right in your hand.
"What goes around comes around" sounds like good news to me!

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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by czharry » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:40 pm

buster wrote:If you have a large hand NONE of the fine Kahr pistols will feel right in your hand.
So, Shaquille O'Neal need not buy one?
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by Doyle » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:38 pm

The Kahr CM9/PM9s are not compacts. Those are sub-compacts. The Kahr pistol that you would be looking for in a compact is the "W" series (CW9 or PW9).

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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by buster » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:09 pm

My own personal experience is that the entire single stack Kahr line of pistols has essentially the same trigger reach.
Some have longer grips ... but approx the same diameter.
If you have a large hand, the small grip diameter will not feel natural and control will be compromised.
Similarly, a grip that is too large in the hand will yield a canted hold, aimed slightly to the side.
I am especially fond of the Kahr line, since I have short fingers and small hands.
If the gun feels good for me ... it aint gonna feel good to Shaq ... or most large hand folks.
"What goes around comes around" sounds like good news to me!

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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by Rentprop1 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:14 pm

czharry wrote:
buster wrote:If you have a large hand NONE of the fine Kahr pistols will feel right in your hand.
So, Shaquille O'Neal need not buy one?

no really there is a hump in the trigger guard that is the most uncomfortable drag on the under side of your index finger, I believe they were all made for shooters with small hands of women [-( as least that's what Justin Moon said when I was asking about it :-k
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Re: 9MM Compact

Post by Waldo1 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:24 pm

OK, how about something like the Walther PPS? Anything out there comparable for a lighter/smaller single stack EDC? Never shot one just fondled it at LGS and liked the feel and thickness. I'm looking toward this summer/'thong season' when my pimply, brillo-pad ass will be in Daisy Dukes and an IWB steel 1911 will be plenty thin, but making me show a lot of crack.
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