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Post by MrCheerfull on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:55 pm

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I've been tossing around carrying a sub-compact 9mm. My Glock 19 and 1911 get a bit uncomfortable during the spring/summer. I've been considering purchasing and cc something smaller. I'm considering the: Glock 26, Taurus PT709, Ruger LC9, and Beretta Nano. Any thoughts?

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Post by §ºµ†hè®ñ_ߺý on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:58 pm

Not a fan of the Kel-Tec PF9?

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Post by 2ndAmendmentRocks on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:01 pm

I have a pf9. Flawless function for me thus far. I'm a fan. Hard to beat for those on a budget, and fits in the pocket pretty nicely.

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by Dr. 10/22 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:08 pm

The best is likely the Rohrbaugh R9. The best that fall in a reasonable price range is up for debate.

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Post by burninfilm on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:20 pm

All good choices, find the one that fits your hand and budget best, then go for it.

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Post by captain-03 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:21 pm

burninfilm wrote:All good choices, find the one that fits YOUR hand and budget best, then go for it.

^^ This ^^ .. EMPHASIS ADDED!!

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by Rw on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:27 pm

I would put my money on a kahr cm9 as best bang for the buck. The one I shot was worlds better than the pf9 I had. I hated that thing. For the maybe $100 difference in price, even my admittedly cheap self wouldn't hesitate

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Post by 2DARK2C on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:36 pm

G26 is always the answer!

when i bought my first one it was $499 at academy. the kahr CW9 was the same price. i really like the kahr for it's thinner profile and stainless slide.

i bought the glock because it had a proven track record, carried by many professionals, glock specialized in a design and stayed true to it for years, and it came with two magazines.

the CW9 is a budget grade kahr. less machining of the slide, mim parts, and only one mag. i am not up on current msrp of either, but as far as i'm concerned the best 9mm ever made was the G26. i traded a cz75 for my second (2=1&1=0)

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Post by Bandit on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:41 pm

Walther PPS is worth a look. Basically a single stack Glock.

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Post by steve2112 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:22 pm

Rw wrote:I would put my money on a kahr cm9 as best bang for the buck. The one I shot was worlds better than the pf9 I had. I hated that thing. For the maybe $100 difference in price, even my admittedly cheap self wouldn't hesitate

Yep. My brother has a PM9 and a PM45, and both are very nice. Many of these smaller pistols aren't enjoyable to shoot, but both of those are pleasant to shoot.

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Post by kylo1597 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:25 pm

Bandit wrote:Walther PPS is worth a look. Basically a single stack Glock.

^^this!!!

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by Caleb C on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:27 pm

The sub compact 9mm market is full of great choices. It would be hard to get a bad gun. My first picks would be a G26 or CM9. The CM9 carries a little better but the G26 is a Glock.

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Post by rigrat on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:34 pm

What ever you can hit with and conceal to the degree you are hunting.

Here in the south I wear about the same clothes year round(t-shirt and jeans) and can conceal my 1911 just as good as my old Keltec PF9. Hate I ever traded that one. The Keltec is just lighter and easier to carry for me.

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by jakeg823 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:41 pm

Glock! I shoot the 26 better than any of my other handguns of all sizes and calibers. I carry one EVERY day. Never felt undergunned and I've never felt like it was too big.

I'm a big time Ruger fanboy too, but the LC9 isn't the be all, end all either....

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by gutdoc on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:46 pm

S&W 940!

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Post by Trashy on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:06 am

My vote would be for the Shield, light, thin and rides well in a Foxx IWB.

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by Skeet16 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:58 am

Sig p938. I carry my wife's. love it!

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Post by harleyyes on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:53 am

Dr. 10/22 wrote:The best is likely the Rohrbaugh R9. The best that fall in a reasonable price range is up for debate.

Agree

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by deepsouth on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:26 am

Look at the Sig sauer p938. Small single stack 9mm. Its barely bigger rhan the sig sauer p238. Feels really good in the hand.

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Post by msuforeman on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:30 am

My 9mm PPS sure does shoot good---it is deadly accurate at 30 ft. in. I carry it the most out of my "carry guns."

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by cwink on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:51 am

The PF9 is the smallest of the ones you mentioned.. I had an LC9 and it carried pretty well.. But the 709 slim carried better and had a better trigger IMO..

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by Tim Watley DDS on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:55 pm

Kahr PM9 or CM9 with two extra mags in off side pocket. You can conceal it about anywhere: IWB, appendix, able, pocket, etc.

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Post by mascott on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:29 pm

Kahr CM40 is the way to go. Or a Kahr CM9.
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summer carry

Post by robbyw on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:32 pm

I carry a glock 23 about 24/7 in the summer i will switch to my glock 26 when it gets wet with sweat i dry it i clean about every 2 weeks never have any problems with it.

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by jakeg823 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:58 pm

robbyw wrote:I carry a glock 23 about 24/7 in the summer i will switch to my glock 26 when it gets wet with sweat i dry it i clean about every 2 weeks never have any problems with it.

26 year round here. Hopefully I can loosen my pants a bit so I can start carrying IWB comfortably again this summer! My brother has been carrying his g23 in a Raven Concealment VanGuard II(which is also what I carry my 26 in as often as possible) and says the 23 completely disappears in it as well. Hopefully I can afford a 19 soon so I can try it myself.

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by BLK RIFLE on Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:29 pm

My G26, for sure. Carried it now for about 3 years in different modes and like my mod to my shorts the best. Cut the bottom of the watch pocked out in my Jean shorts and can carry it comfortably with a Tee over it. Conceals good.

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Post by stark_Zx10 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:25 pm

BLK RIFLE wrote:My G26, for sure. Carried it now for about 3 years in different modes and like my mod to my shorts the best. Cut the bottom of the watch pocked out in my Jean shorts and can carry it comfortably with a Tee over it. Conceals good.

So you are using the watch pocket as a holster?? Got a pic of that?

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by stantheman1976 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:48 pm

Best is definitely a relative term. I owned the LC9 up until recently. It's a good gun and reliable. Small enough to pocket carry in looser fitting clothing. Trigger pull is very long but fairly smooth. I was just never 100% confident in myself with the trigger.

I traded up recently and got a Beretta PX4 Storm subcompact. It fits my hand nicely and I love the DA/SA trigger.

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Post by deepsouth on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:08 pm

Sig Sauer p938. Fits in a pockets. Narrow single stack. Ultra comfortable in the hand.

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by Tennjed on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:13 pm

No votes for the Sig P290?

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Post by Xd357 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:33 pm

Xds 9mm, I hope to be able to tell you something soon.

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Post by shootinlefty on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:30 pm

cwink wrote:The PF9 is the smallest of the ones you mentioned.. I had an LC9 and it carried pretty well.. But the 709 slim carried better and had a better trigger IMO..


The Taurus 709 slim has a good trigger. Can't hardly tell the difference in it and my Glock 19.

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Post by MrCheerfull on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:35 pm

Xd357 wrote:Xds 9mm, I hope to be able to tell you something soon.
That does look like a nice choice. Is it even available and if so what is it going for?

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Post by Xd357 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:57 pm

MrCheerfull wrote:
Xd357 wrote:Xds 9mm, I hope to be able to tell you something soon.
That does look like a nice choice. Is it even available and if so what is it going for?

I haven't heard of anyone getting them in yet. Not sure about the price.

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Post by jakeg823 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:21 pm

Tennjed wrote:No votes for the Sig P290?

Just something about polymer Sigs that just turn me off...it's just not something that Sig can make look aesthetically pleasing I guess...

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Post by sigpro2022 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:06 am

Glock 26! I feel as confident with the G26 as any of my full size handguns. It is now my favorite for EVERY day. Still carry my Sig SP2022 in a Blackhawk Serpa when wearing a jacket or open carry.

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Post by MrCheerfull on Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:11 am

I picked up a Kahr cm9 yesterday. I am gnawing the bit in anticipation of firing it. Wishing I still lived in Dixie and could just step out back to shoot... pull hair

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Post by TomBomb on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:11 pm

XD9c... shoots nearly exactly like the full size XD9....

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Re: Whats the best concealed carry in 9mm?

Post by Boudreaux on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:15 am

I carry a G27, so my vote would be for the G26. The others may be good choices. All I know is my Glocks go bang everytime I pull the trigger with no problems. More than I can say for some of the others pistols mentioned in this thread.

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Post by Q-Tip on Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:15 pm

I'll throw in another one for the Sig 938. Good trigger, accurate, and handles recoil very well for a 9mm that small. I typically carry it OWB and hardly notice it's there.

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Post by sand_man on Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:32 pm

PF-9! I really like mine! Small and light.

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Post by jackruff on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:59 pm

A friend of mine really likes the M&P Shield. I'm considering a Springfield Armory XDs.

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Post by biscuitnt on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:58 am

The best C.C. 9 mm for you is the one that "YOU" feel comfortable/confident in.
My opinion shouldn't matter. Stay with a know brand and find something that "fits".

After you get one, please shoot it. You would be suprised how many people I talk to that literally have never fired or only a mag or so through their carry gun. To me, that is just nuts not to know how reliable it is. Your semi auto need some rounds through it to "break-in".

Later,

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Post by mississipvol on Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:53 pm

biscuitnt wrote:The best C.C. 9 mm for you is the one that "YOU" feel comfortable/confident in.
My opinion shouldn't matter. Stay with a know brand and find something that "fits".

After you get one, please shoot it. You would be suprised how many people I talk to that literally have never fired or only a mag or so through their carry gun. To me, that is just nuts not to know how reliable it is. Your semi auto need some rounds through it to "break-in".

Later,

This is great advice and the best way to find out which one you like is to try and find a place to shoot em' all! On my first carry-gun purchase, I drove up to memphis to a range that rents guns so I could try several brands. I thought I wanted a M&P but liked the way the Glock shot a lot better.

If you can't shoot them, you will do well to stay with the best brand names but become knowledgeable about the differences. For instance, I LOVE my Ruger LC9, which is a very reliable single stack pistol. However, it has a lot of safety features some people don't like such as a loaded chamber indicator and safety. The double-action only trigger is something some people don't like as well but, being that I am keeping it in my front pants pocket next to the "family jewels", the DA trigger is another source of comfort!

You can at least get a good idea of the action by dry firing in the store. There are a lot of great options out there and probably more on the way. once you find your ideal gun you will then start all over finding the ideal holster!

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Post by biscuitnt on Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:21 pm

mississipvol wrote:
biscuitnt wrote:The best C.C. 9 mm for you is the one that "YOU" feel comfortable/confident in.
My opinion shouldn't matter. Stay with a know brand and find something that "fits".

After you get one, please shoot it. You would be suprised how many people I talk to that literally have never fired or only a mag or so through their carry gun. To me, that is just nuts not to know how reliable it is. Your semi auto need some rounds through it to "break-in".

Later,

This is great advice and the best way to find out which one you like is to try and find a place to shoot em' all! On my first carry-gun purchase, I drove up to memphis to a range that rents guns so I could try several brands. I thought I wanted a M&P but liked the way the Glock shot a lot better.

If you can't shoot them, you will do well to stay with the best brand names but become knowledgeable about the differences. For instance, I LOVE my Ruger LC9, which is a very reliable single stack pistol. However, it has a lot of safety features some people don't like such as a loaded chamber indicator and safety. The double-action only trigger is something some people don't like as well but, being that I am keeping it in my front pants pocket next to the "family jewels", the DA trigger is another source of comfort!

You can at least get a good idea of the action by dry firing in the store. There are a lot of great options out there and probably more on the way. once you find your ideal gun you will then start all over finding the ideal holster!

That gives me a idea for a new product. "Kevlar underwear" for those who C.C. in their front pocket?? Still hurt like hell, but if it makes one feel better about carrying.


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Post by Cfield on Thu May 02, 2013 8:32 pm

Check out the Berretta Nano. I held one the other day. to me it points like a Glock.....felt good
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Post by TheGreatGonzo on Thu May 02, 2013 8:33 pm

mississipvol wrote: The double-action only trigger is something some people don't like as well but, being that I am keeping it in my front pants pocket next to the "family jewels", the DA trigger is another source of comfort!

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Post by hogman23 on Thu May 02, 2013 10:03 pm

Those little Beretta Nano's are getting really popular!! I have one coming in Monday, but it's already sold.

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Post by hogman23 on Thu May 02, 2013 10:12 pm

Cfield wrote:Check out the Berretta Nano. I held one the other day. to me it points like a Glock.....felt good
Berretta Nano

+1, you beat me to it. Probably the smallest, quality 9mm that I have ever seen.

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Post by leslierob44 on Wed May 08, 2013 8:50 pm

love my glock 26

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