For a compact gun, trust me look at the CZ 75 D PCR compact or the CZ P01
For a subcompact, look at the Glock 26 with the mag extension that also suppot the pinky finger..I think in the subcompact category the Glock has no real competitor in this domain.
NB: The new avatar looks "cool" ..
I could give a vote for the SIG Pro 2022 as mentioned. And it fits your price range. However it's a pretty big carry. But also like Tom said too, you can conceal pretty much anything if you dress around it. The SIG Pro 2022 chambered in 9mm was my daily carry for quite some time.
Just to give you an idea as to the size of the SIG Pro, it's just a tad beefier than the P229's. I could compare it to the P229 Equinox (the wood grips are a bit bulkier) grip wise. A bit wider and longer also. Fantastic handgun though. And the triggers on them, many rave about them as well as myself.
Don't over look the Ruger SR-9, I have one and I think it;s a fine gun, never had one problem with it and I believe it's every bit as good as the Glock 19 that others will compare it to. & less expensive than the Gllock too. The SR-9 has a lot to offer, I couldn't be happier with mine, out of all the 9's I own I like it the best
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the Browning HP. Very good feel in the hand, slim enough to conceal too. The single action and manual safety may be a downside if you're looking for something more Glock-like though.
so i still havnt got the money to go get a new gun but im seriously considering a walther ppk 9mm i havnt had the chance to hold or shoot one yet but i just love the style of the gun hopefully i can get to the range and rent one this week...anybody have anything good or bad to say about these guns???
Seems a lot of people are asking about small 9mm pistols lately.
Before you buy. You might consider this one.
It is a slim 9mm for CCW, the soon to come Bersa 9 BPCC 9mm
I believe it is an 8+1 single stack mag and should come with two. This gun should be priced at about 350.00, if you don't mind single stack pistols this would probably fit your needs perfectly.
I will be looking at them when they come out, but wish it were a double stack or that they made a double stack model of it.
They are saying, end of this year or early next year.
No definite date given though.
Browning Hi-Power. There is no better combat 9mm.
anybody have any experience with the ruger p95 i was just looking at one today and it was very affordable and felt nicei n my hand
Also a recent discovery of mine if you are interested is the Sig Sauer P226, The SigSauer web sight has 20 round mags for this pistol. I don't know if these are flush fit but if they are it will be added to the end of my wish list.
I just noticed that you already have a Sig, so.....oh well, just a thought.
I prefer guns that don't require any tools to field strip. and it sounds like the P95 does require tools or a tool to do that.
Ok I found this video on Youtube of fieldstriping the P95 and it does not require tools. Not sure where I read that but it was obviously wrong.
Actualy the take down on a P95 is kind of like the 1911.
But any who. here is the url to the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKf8KNsUwf8
Take the grips of, slide this add on that has the beaver tail on it over the back of the frame and put the grips back on and screw down.
Looks good and works like a charm. Not a permanent adjustment, easily removed and requires no gun smithing. Pity no one makes anything like this.
I think the more common solution to those bitten by a BHP is to replace the hammer with a commander style (rounded) hammer.
so i got to the gun shop and held many of these guns you guys suggested and i went ahead and put half down on a cz 85 it just fit my hand so nice and its such a good looking gun IMO
I carried this as a back up as a police officer.
Notice bobbed hammer.
Glock 9mm or S&W M&P. Relatively inexpensive, can take a beating and will go bang every time. Exactly what I look for in a carry piece.
Well up jumped the devil.
For the past several weeks I been actively looks for a "modern" 9mm.
I narrowed it down to a Glock 17, a Beretta PX4, a S&W M&P and a Springfield XD.
Here's what I decided on and bought last night.
Springfield XDm in 9 mm.
I have a CZ-P-01 and a STI Guardian. Both are very nice CCW.