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single stack 9mm

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by rboatright, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. rboatright

    rboatright

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    My wife is not comfortable with the grip on any Glock. They're all too big. Yes, we could get a grip reduction done, but she tells me, and I accept that the way her hands are built the WIDTH of the double stack mag containing grip smacks her hand in a way that can't be comfortable.

    So, we're looking for suggestions for a single stack 9mm.

    In an ideal world, that would be a single-stack Glock 19 equivalent.

    So, there are lightweight aluminum framed 9mm 1911's, there's the Walther PPS, what else?

    Who likes what?
     
  2. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    Take her out and let her handle all types of firearms. :dunno:
    .45ACP Glocks are slightly too large for my hands sooo...
    when I wanna shoot .45ACP I pick up a 1911. Let her choose.
     

  3. GAFinch

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    3rd gen S&W's are good.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    SIG Sauer P225/P6. Don't need anything else.
     
  5. rboatright

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    Oh she WILL choose. But I'm going to have to ARRANGE opportunities.

    So the question arises what's worth bothering to arrange?
     
  6. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    Is she sure that she wants a semi?
    Is she sure that she wants a polymer gun?
    What's your price range?
    Preferred barrel length?
    What's this gun for?

    Need a little more information.
    Just ignore fnfalman, he never helps anyone, just spouts his biased opinion without giving any rhyme or reason why his opinion is never flawed.
     
  7. rboatright

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    Semi - yes. Her target gun is a Walther P22. She really likes it a LOT.

    Polymer -- Poly is ok, I suspect an aluminum framed gun is also ok. She has moderate arthritis in her hands and degenerative disk disease in her cerebral spine so weight is an issue. Recoil is _not_ an issue really. She'll continue to put a couple of hundred rounds of .22 downrange every week with her Walther, shooting the 9 enough to be comfortable with it.

    Price range -- I'll spend what I have to so that she has a gun she can actually use.

    Preferred barrel length - the Walther P22 is about the size she's hoping for.

    What's this gun for? -- defensive gun. Her CCH should arrive in about a month. This (or any other) gun will probably be purse carry.

    What we know is she does NOT want a "pocket pistol" She's tried those and she needs both a longer grip than they have and the recoil is fierce.

    She told me she was just going to carry the .22 and be done with it until we spent some time shooting fruit and water jugs. (Please, please don't take this thread into some "those aren't realistic" line. I know that. It was a demonstration tool.)

    So, now she's convinced.
     
  8. oldnoob

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    1st, 2nd gen S&W semi auto.

    Sig 225/P6.

    Browning Hi Power. (It's not a single stack but has a very slim grip. Give it a try, you never know.)
     
  9. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    Kahr makes very slim 9mm pistols.
    Kel-Tec makes some interesting small 9mm but you may not want to buy Kel-Tec.
    The XD subcompact might fit her hand better than a Glock.
    Berettas Px4 Storm might also fit but that could be pushing it.

    There's so many options in 9mm it's hard to tell you, honestly.

    Out of all of those I would look into Kahrs line of pistols first.
    I know they would fit her hand great and they are good looking guns as well.
     
  10. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I have always liked the feel of a real Luger, but it is an outdated design.

    Try the SIG Sauer P225/P6.
    Try a Khar.

    Although not single stack, try a Walther and a Steyr.
     
  11. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    I vote for a 9mm 1911 such as the Kimber Ultra CDP II.

    [​IMG]

    Very thin grip.
     
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    Another vote for Kahr.
    I have a P9 and it's a good pistol.
     
  13. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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    Have a Look at these single stack 9mms
    S&W 3913
    SIG Sauer P225/P6
    HK P7M8
     
  14. ronin.45

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    The Kahr P9/CW9 would probably work well for her. The Sig 225/P6 could also fit her well. The 1911 in 9mm is a good choice although a bit pricey.
     
  15. JuneyBooney

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    The Smith 3913 types are good and they don't have lots of recoil. The Kimber is also good. I would buy her an EMP if she likes it. Just go rent some guns and see what she likes. Even if you spend a grand on her for a ccw piece she is probably worth it.:supergrin:
     
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    If I were to get myself a single stack 9mm tomorrow, I would probably get a Kahr CW9. Even though it is not as small as the much more popular PM9, it is still a slim compact pistl, and best of all Kahr's CW series don't cost much more than a glock.
     
  17. JuneyBooney

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    I like the Kahrs but I don't think I would get a Glock or a Kahr for a woman's first ccw.
     
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    Really? I guess it would depend on whether she is comfortable carrying without a safety, but to be honest I don't know too many women personally who carry a gun regularly. By the way, I wholeheartedly agree with your recommendation of the S&W 3913. The one girl I know who actually carries everyday has a 3913 Ladysmith as her ccw and she loves it.
     
  19. mixflip

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    I might get this tiny inexpensive single stack 9mm DAO this year?

    KelTec PF9
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  20. rboatright

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    Well, since our CCW instructor was a woman, and since about half the class was women, and the RSO for the local IDPA chapter is woman, and since my wife attends a womens only shooting group at the range monthly, I suspect I know more women who carry regularly than you do. :)