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Old 02-10-2014, 18:43   #41
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The main question is how do you plan to carry, IWB, pocket etc. I found that carrying a Glock 26 was just hard for me at times but realized I could pocket carry my CM9 just about anytime. Cargo shorts in summer, casual kakhis in the winter. I wanted to stick with a 9mm and not 380 so the Kahr has been a great choice for me. After seeing mine my brother in law also bought one, he is very happy with his also. My wife and I went to movie this past Saturday and I just kept Nike sweat pants on and it went in front pocket very easy just tied them up a little and I was good to go!

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Old 02-11-2014, 06:05   #42
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All these slim 9mm have proven to be reliable. The LC9 has the least desirable trigger of the bunch with the long double action pull. The Ruger, Sig and S&W have manual safety levers and Springfield's grip safety are issues for some people. I prefer to have the option. For my particular requirements, the Sig is carried most often during my daily routine. I'll probably trade the LC9 for lack of use.

BTW, I carry a full size gun when traveling into unfamiliar areas and for home defense.

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Old 02-11-2014, 07:30   #43
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I prefer an H&K P-7 but try a MP shield its a great gun.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:33   #44
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I've seriously considered a Walther PPS 9mm.
And own a Kahr MK40 Elite.

But low capacity guns tend to give me the heebie jeebies.
It's not a slim single stack gun.
But my HK P2000SK 357 Sig is my go to sub compact.
I carry that more than anything else.
And 9+1 is where I start to feel comfortable capacity wise.
I feel the same way, I have the Shield a the PPS but very seldom carry them two, because of capacity.
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Old 02-11-2014, 20:42   #45
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Kahr MK9 or Kahr TP9.
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Old 02-11-2014, 20:59   #46
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Everyone's all over the place, so I might as well add my usual recommendation, the Walther PPS. Very slim, very concealable, and also really really nice to shoot. You can't say that about a lot of compact carry guns, but I can shoot that thing all day, accurately.
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Old 02-11-2014, 21:02   #47
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CW9 in Don Hume IWB holster is my EDC most of the year. P380 or SW 642 in pocket holster for shorts in summer, Glock 23 or Sig ultra compact in a shoulder holster for winter hiking, cutting wood out back or running the snow blower. Different tools for clothing I'm wearing, environment or potential threat level.
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Old 02-11-2014, 21:56   #48
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Of current production I prefer the Shield. I have one in .40

The P7 is really nice but you'll have to settle for a used gun and it will be expensive.

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Old 02-11-2014, 22:49   #49
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I've seriously considered a Walther PPS 9mm.
And own a Kahr MK40 Elite.

But low capacity guns tend to give me the heebie jeebies.
It's not a slim single stack gun.
But my HK P2000SK 357 Sig is my go to sub compact.
I carry that more than anything else.
And 9+1 is where I start to feel comfortable capacity wise.
I've been feeling the pull towards one of the all steel kahrs for a bit now. I have absolutely no need for yet another small carry gun, but every time I see the MK9/MK40/K9/K40 I get drawn into it bad.
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Old 02-11-2014, 23:26   #50
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Of current production I prefer the Shield. I have one in .40

The P7 is really nice but you'll have to settle for a used gun and it will be expensive.

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I don't ever think of going used as "settling." My recommendation for the OP would be a used-but-loved PPS (or any gun, really), to save money and still get an awesome piece. Pay 80% of the price for 99.999% of the gun.

P7s are definitely a bit too nice and rare and pricey for carry, in my opinion. Heavy, also.

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Old 02-12-2014, 05:37   #51
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M&P Shield. They can be found for $399 or less, are plenty slim and concealable, are comfortable to shoot and are very reliable. Really hard to beat it and although it comes with a great trigger from the factory, a simple Apex sear alone brings it to the perfect level IMO.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:19   #52
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P7s are definitely a bit too nice and rare and pricey for carry, in my opinion. Heavy, also.
My (purchased used) P7 is my edc and yeah, it would be nice if it was 6 - 10 ounces lighter.

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Old 02-12-2014, 07:56   #53
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No love for the Beretta Nano? Mine has been flawless and can be had for $400 all day long.

Plus Beretta is taking their business to more gun-friendly states which is a plus.
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No love for the Beretta Nano? Mine has been flawless and can be had for $400 all day long.

Plus Beretta is taking their business to more gun-friendly states which is a plus.
Kahr did this also, and their trigger is 100X better
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:21   #55
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P938, it's become my every day carry for sure. Came with the Hogue grips and laser, which I sold and put on the custom panels. $539 OTD, it was irresistible.

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Old 02-12-2014, 08:25   #56
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I would seriously consider trying to find a better IWB set up and using the G26 you already have. That would be a LOT cheaper and allow quality, capacity, etc..

I've become quite partial to the N82 holster. http://n82tactical.com/

A gun as small as a P938 and J Frames are great guns but I reserve that size for the rare pocket carry times.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:46   #57
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Shield for a single stack, G26 for a double stack. I'd rate the Kahr in 3rd place.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:23   #58
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I just bought a CM9 last Friday and it carries unbelievably well. 200 rounds down the pipe so far with no suprises. It will replace my G27 for EDC. It pocket carries better than my j-frame. I usually carry in a belt holster but enjoy having the option of throwing the CM9 and a Desantis Nememis in my pocket. I will say that drawing from a jeans pocket is a bit challenging. Cargo pants or Dockers aren't a problem.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:19   #59
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I have been on a search for a single stack sub compact 9mm for some time. Studied all of them and bought a Shield 9mm. I really feel it is the best of this breed, nice price, and comes with S&W's superb warranty. Concerning Walther I will no longer recommend them to anyone. The customer service of the new Walther Arms leaves a lot ot be desired. Bill
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:16   #60
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Studied all of them and bought a Shield 9mm. I really feel it is the best of this breed.
The Shield caught my eye when it was introduced, but the price and unavailability in my area kept me from buying one. Then I heard about a massive Shield recall that made me glad I hadn't bought one.

I've read here that the price has come down and availability is up. Is the recall ongoing? How does one know if a new Shield is from a post-recall production run that includes the design fix?
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