I picked out my small 9mm

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Adam5, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

    This is actually a response that I posted at the end of another thread that I had started about a small 9mm, but I thought that I would share my findings with people who aren't that thread.

    Over last few days, I have fondled just about every sub$500 compact that I could get my hands on. I have had 3 or 4 people tell me to stay away from my choice, but ALOT of people tell me that they have one and love it.

    I decided to get a Taurus Millennium Pro 9mm. At 1.125" wide it's not much wider than my PPK/S at .98, yet slimmer than the Glock 26 at 1.3. It was a good fit in my hand for a small pistol, was comfortable, and balanced very nicely. As a bonus, it’s inexpensive enough to order a nice holster for and still have a little ammo money left over

    Here are some personal thoughts and feelings that helped my come to my decision, although your mileage may vary.

    S&W M&P Compact: Didn’t feel as good as my full size and felt a little off balance.

    SA XD-9 Subcompact and Glock 26: Felt chunky and too wide for my tastes in a small pistol.

    Kel-Tec (several models): Looked and felt cheap.

    Bersa Thunder Compact 9: Felt like a cheap knockoff of my PPK/S (I know, it is one).

    Kahr PM-9, P-9, and MK-9: Hard to say. They just felt odd to me and not comfortable.

    Springfield EMP-9: I don’t have that much cash, but couldn’t resist. It did feel and balance nice though.

    Stoeger Cougar 9mm: To big for what I’m looking for, might be a future mid-size purchase though.

    CZ 2075P: Heavier than I’m looking for, but nice.

    Sorry for the long post, but I thought that I would share.

  2. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

    And you have the SA/DA trigger with second strike capability, should you ever need it.

    How much were the Kahr PM-9s you were looking at?

  3. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

    I don't recall which Kahr was which, but the three were $489 to $600 if my memory serves me right. I fondled ALOT of pistols this week and prices are running together.