View Poll Results: Which "Pocket Pistol" would YOU choose?

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  • Walther PPS

    4 36.36%
  • Kahr PM9

    3 27.27%
  • Sig Sauer P938

    4 36.36%
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    Hugh_Jorgan is offline Junior Member
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    Help me choose my new carry weapon



    4/22 UPDATE
    - Chose the Walther PPS.


    I finally had a chance to test fire a PPS, and I absolutely LOVE the trigger!! I did like the all-metal construction Sig, but the feature set of the PPS won my heart (interchangeable backstraps, ambidextrous mag release, rear cocking indicator). The PPS is everything I loved about my H&K P30...WITHOUT the trigger I hated!!



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    I had originally purchased an M&P Shield 9mm for my daily carry, but less than 24-hours after I brought it home the wife saw it and commandeered it for HER personal defense weapon. And that's fine...it was a great price, but thats about the only reason I bought it...it didn't make my heart skip a beat like the Kimber Solo Carry did. But now I need to buy myself another carry weapon. I know this is probably going to sound odd, but even though I really like the Shield (for the price) I do NOT want two of the same weapon in the family, as I may get the Shield back someday because the wife has found a gun in pink she likes better (I'm kidding, but not really...sigh ).

    Here is what I'm looking at (ALL in 9mm)...


    • Walther PPS ~ (found ONE at $525)
    • Kahr PM9 ~ (found three, priced between $600 - $700)
    • Sig Sauer P938 ~ (found two ["Nightmare" & "Blackwood"] at $640/each)




    I have not had an opportunity to shoot any of these weapons...but I've purchased every weapon I own (save for the Shield) PRIOR to shooting...including my 1911. I find that I can readily adapt to any firearm with some practice at the range. Well, I say that because I have YET to buy a weapon that I absolutely couldn't shoot or hated shooting (knock on wood). Also, I dont have a preferred carry method. I will pocket-carry or holster depending on what I'm wearing, so minute differences in size will not matter much to me. I'm primarily concerned with reliability, functionality and accuracy (the last one being somewhat subjective).

    I'm leaning toward the Walther because of price (and because James Bond choose Walther, so its GOTTA be cool...right?), but I would really like feedback from owners about pros and cons of each weapon. And if anyone out there happens to own (or has owned) all three, I would REALLY appreciate which one, if any, you thought was an overall winner.


    Thanks

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    Instead of the Kahr PM9... you may want to look into the CM9. You'll save $200-$250 and they are virtually the same other than fancier machining on the slide and polygonal rifling in the barrel. My CM9 is incredibly accurate at it's intended carry range. Smooth as butter trigger is the same on both models as well as the combat sights (very nice too).

    Just a thought if price is an issue.

    I have a Sig P238 (.380) and love it too... so small and light. Virtually the same as it's 9mm brother. A little pricey... but usually comes with night sights and recoil is minimal for such a small gun due to it's non-polymer design. Built to last.

    No experience with Walther pistols... don't do anything for me, so I can't help ya there.

    Good luck.

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    Might want to click on this thread, as it might influence your decision: S&W M&P 40s' EASY CONVERSION TO 9MM

    Shields can now be found for well under $400 new, and they are great SD carry guns.

    Bob

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    a S&W 3913 used it was $300 for me and it is my daily carry gun until I can get my 9mm Shield with night sights and holster for it. It is very accurate and will stand up. The only thing I have against it is I can't find mags for it anymore.
    I still have 5 mags so it should last me a long time.

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    CZ Rami 2075................you'll thank me when you get one..........just do it!

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    I would consider the M&P Shield or the Glock 26. Both great quality for decent price ($425-$529), but I carry the Glock 19 Gen4. Excellent CCW with maximum load.

    Also have a look at the Steyr C9-A1. A 3.5" brl with 17+1 capacity for less than $650. All of these are great pistols with proven reliability.

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    You can still find mags for your 3913 at Midway, Cabela's, and ProMag. I've found the ProMags to be pretty good mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwl1862 View Post
    You can still find mags for your 3913 at Midway, Cabela's, and ProMag. I've found the ProMags to be pretty good mags.
    all three of them say they are out of stock when I went into the website and checked.

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    a Springfield 3.8 9mm with 13 rd and 19 rd mags makes for both a compact and full size pistol that shoots really well. I bought a S&W Shield 9mm for $350 brand new at Cylde's armory in athens ga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philco View Post
    CZ Rami 2075................you'll thank me when you get one..........just do it!
    That IS a beautiful gun, but good luck finding one. CZ is now fulfilling ALL military contracts prior to shipping to ANY civilian distributors. I was hunting high and low for a CZ 97BD last month, and there was not ONE retail store in the continental U.S. that had one in stock (at least, according to Gun Genie there wasn't). When one would pop up on Gunbroker, it would fetch MSRP!! I refuse to pay $799 for a gun that sold for $600 just a few months prior...so I bought the Sig P220 instead (and it was probably a better choice for my smallish hands, anyway).

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    My wife loves her Shield 9 mm as well. By the way, the Walther was not Bond's choice of a weapon. After trying to sneak away with it, "M" orders him to turn over his .25 Beretta in favor of the Walther during an early scene in Dr. No.

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