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thinking slim 9mm

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by 1canvas, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. I'm thinking about a slim 9mm for some summer carry. up until now my summer carry is a 27, .357 j-frame, and sometimes a P3-at 380. I just though a small slim light weight 9mm would be another good option between the j-frame and the 27. the two I'm looking at is a Kel-Tec P9 and a Ruger LC9. the LC9 seems like a quality gun and it would be my clear choice but the trigger has a very long pull and breaks when the trigger about hits the frame. to those that own a LC9 has the trigger been an issue?
  2. eaglefrq

    eaglefrq NRA Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    The Twilight Zone
    I have an LC9 and I love it. The trigger is long, but isn't a problem. I've got approx 200 rounds through mine and I think it's gotten a little smoother. I've also learned where the break is and I can pull to the break quickly and then steady through the break.

    I highly recommend it, you won't be sorry.

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    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013

  3. Texas_eye


    Feb 3, 2009
    I have a Kahr cm9 and don't like it much. Stay away from that choice. Springfield has a XDS 9mm coming in summer if you feel like waiting.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I just picked up a Shield 9 recently. It's great.
  5. cysoto

    cysoto Gone Shooting!

    Jan 21, 2004
    Denver, CO
    +1 on the XDs 9mm but, with the current market conditions, we may have to wait until the end of this year (at best) before we see them on the market.
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  6. flw


    Apr 4, 2012

    Has a great Glock like trigger. If you like a Glock trigger, which I do.
  7. PEC-Memphis

    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Doh ?
    Just purchased a shield 9mm as well.

    Overall better trigger than the Ruger and the keltec. Much shorter reset. Not quite as good as my 9L, but very useable. The LC9 trigger is fairly smooth, even if it is long.

    The s&w gives you 9 rounds vs the lc9 8 rounds. The s&w has a semi-staggered magazine which tapers to a single stack near the top of the magazine. Since the magazine well is wider than then top of the magazine, it makes reloads fairly easy.

    The shield is a bit larger and heavier, looking at the specs you wouldn't think that it would be that noticeable, but it is for pocket carry.
  8. i beg to differ on the CM9 comment, mine has been flawless for nearly 2 years and about 2000 rounds. smooth long trigger, no manual safety needed. shoots easy and to POA
  9. I'm wanting light weight and flat as possible, the P9 and LC9 are the limit on size and weight. the P9 looks a little ruff compared to the LC9 but its over 100.00 less.
  10. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    I was very excited about my LC9 after loving my LCP so much. I absolutely hated my LC9 and sold it. That is a terrible trigger, very hard to fire fast and accurate, unlike many other choices for near the same money. I love my Glock 26, and carry it virtually everywhere with its 11 rounds at 20 ounces. My other choice if I were you would be a Shield. One of those two for sure!
  11. Adamz04


    Mar 28, 2012
    I bought an lc9 with the same intentions as you. Let me just say it was JUNK!! Most disappointed I've ever been with a gun purchase. Enough so that I'll never own another ruger. Front sight was off center in the dovetail. Worst trigger ever. Failure to eject 1-2 rds per mag. Mag catch would stick and scrap the mag up and down the mag well. Complete piece of $&£t.
  12. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    I almost pulled the trigger on a Walther PPS 9mm.
    But after the third shooting I shifted gears.
    Got a AK, mags and ammo instead.
  13. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I like the Shield better than the LC9 and I like the LC9 better than the KelTec. The LC9 has been an adequate pistol for me but the Shield has, for me, totally eclipsed it. After just a couple hundred rounds it felt as if I had been shooting it for years. Both are just a bit too big for me for pocket carry (except in loose shorts) so the size difference does not matter to me.
  14. RJ's Guns

    RJ's Guns

    Dec 25, 2010
    I carry my Rohrbaugh R9s more than anything else. I believe that it is still the smallest and lightest 9mm. I have given several to close friends and family and everyone of those people love theirs. It is a quality firearm.''

  15. ubimow


    May 13, 2002
    I agree! I LOVE my CM9!!! I have both the Glock 26 and the M&P9C as well and I cant remember the last I carried either one of them. The Kahr is SO much easier to carry, has a great trigger (IMO) and has very mild recoil.
  16. cessnastud

    cessnastud Rawr!!!

    May 27, 2005
    Flavor Country
    Make mine a K9. It's heavier, but I carry AIWB, so it's doable.
  17. Rockimook


    Oct 19, 2011
    Shield all the way
  18. glowrod

    glowrod Fightin' Fire

    Feb 8, 2013
    I did pull the trigger recently on the PPS. Have not CCW'd with it yet. It is an excellent shooter and very accurate. Just something to consider.
  19. WayneJessie


    Jan 12, 2013
    I have an LC9 and the trigger hindered me from shooting it as accurately as the gun was capable of. Installed Galloway Precision hammer and bar and it made a world of difference. The trigger is not lighter but the long pull is gone. Other than that the gun has ate everything I have fed it. I suppose I have shot it around 300 rounds. It is very light and concealable. I hear Ruger is offering a 9 round mag for it but have not seen one yet.