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Need gun advice on concealable 9mm.
4-19-09 | Self

Posted on 04/19/2009 1:53:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants

Okay, I am looking for an easily concealable 9mm handgun for my wife. Main qualities (not necessarily in order), 1) Reliability, 2)min. size/weight 3) Preferably under $400, used is okay if with a lifetime warranty. 4) approx. 10 round mag. 5)Double action only trigger so that there are no safeties to fumble with

Disqualifiers: cheap junk, Taurus semi auto. I had almost talked myself into believing that Taurus had improved their semi-autos, and today I looked at a brand new Taurus PT-111 that was inoperable.

Thanks. BoT


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1 posted on 04/19/2009 1:53:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Kel Tec P-11 fits all of your parameters. You need to put a few 100 rounds through it to break it in though, to make it 100% reliable.


2 posted on 04/19/2009 1:56:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Glock 26 in terms of reliability. Whether it meets your other requirements is another question.

When I first bought a Glock 17, I kept track of how many rounds I fired before I had a failure or stoppage. I gave up at 2500 and still waiting for the first failure. It’s absolutely the most reliable semi I’ve seen.

Jack


3 posted on 04/19/2009 1:57:44 PM PDT by JackOfVA
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’s a little more than $400, but the Springfield XD9 Subcompact fits your requirements and is worth the extra money.


4 posted on 04/19/2009 1:58:50 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Caliber - 9x19mm Capacity - 10+1 Action - Glock's proprietary "Safe Action" system Barrel - 3.5 inches Weight - 20 oz. with empty magazine


5 posted on 04/19/2009 1:59:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Pshaw.

A gun post?

You’ll never get a response to a request for gun advice around here.

No way, no how.

Folks around here don’t care much for guns. That’s what I’ve noticed.


6 posted on 04/19/2009 1:59:41 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Oh, forgot to mention - the XD is a single action pistol, but like the Glock it has no external safeties. The trigger is much better on it than on the Glocks and it’s lightyears better than any DA pistol.


7 posted on 04/19/2009 2:00:00 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Good luck. After months of searching I finally quit looking for an easily concealable 9mm that did not compromise too much in other ways and settled for a Glock 19. It is not easily concealable, but at 1.18” wide it isn’t too bad. Of course, a woman’s hands are smaller so some of the handguns that were out of the question for me are likely to be in play for your wife.


8 posted on 04/19/2009 2:00:25 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Blood of Tyrants

There’s a small CZ 9mm version that I believe is pretty good. CZ makes a handgun that as far as I am aware is the only one that surpassed the NATO requirements for not jamming. Not sure if they have a safety or not, I believe you can get them DAO.


9 posted on 04/19/2009 2:02:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Sig p239? A little pricey maybe....


10 posted on 04/19/2009 2:03:07 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed. -Jefferson)
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To: JoeProBono

11 posted on 04/19/2009 2:03:10 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Take a look at the Kel Tec PF9. For concealed carry, its perfect, I love mine. Make sure she practices and does not have a "limp wrist" issue. The recoil is pretty stiff on small 9's and some people can not hold them well enough and this can cause a FTE or FTF properly. (Failure To Eject, Failure to Feed)

If she has little experience, you may want to look at a titanium frame 5 shot .38 revolver, she will have a purse so CC is easier for her.

12 posted on 04/19/2009 2:03:55 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Sorry, forgot the grip safety - but you don’t have to remember that because you get that off when you grip the gun.


13 posted on 04/19/2009 2:03:55 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I carry both the taurus pt 111 and the keltec 32 and I like the comfort of the .32 the best but the pt111 has more “umph” and capacity. Its really a toss up but fire-power has me leaning towards my taurus.


14 posted on 04/19/2009 2:05:49 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: Blood of Tyrants

oops duh, the Sig has a thumb latch safety.


15 posted on 04/19/2009 2:05:53 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed. -Jefferson)
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To: Secret Agent Man
The CZ RAMI


16 posted on 04/19/2009 2:06:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Spktyr

Grip safeties are okay. Like you said, she won’t have to remember in an emergency.


17 posted on 04/19/2009 2:09:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: mylife

I think those exceed his $400 limit by quite a bit.


18 posted on 04/19/2009 2:09:07 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
If you can find a used Sig P230 in .380 I'd take a serious look at it.

I picked mine up for about $250.00. It's not 9mm, but it's very concealable, utterly reliable, and is more than suitable for the purpose.

19 posted on 04/19/2009 2:12:17 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: randomhero97

I was answering SAM’s post.


20 posted on 04/19/2009 2:13:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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