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Old March 4, 2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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best 9mm single stack pistol with exposed hammer ???

I am wanting to surprize my wife with a 9mm pistol. She is only 5'3" and has rather small hands. She already has a Beretta Tomcat .32 she keeps in her car. I want to get her something bigger that she can carry with her while hunting, and/or to finish off an Elk with. Since she is familiar with the operation of her Tomcat, and other double action revolvers we've had before, that'a why I want to stay with an exposed hammer pistol. Any ideas ?????
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Old March 6, 2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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Yes. Pay attention to which forum you are posting.

Moving to Handguns: Semiauto.
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Old March 6, 2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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The SIG P225/P6 and a 1911 in 9mm are two that come to mind.

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Old March 6, 2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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I will through the Sig P239 in as a great single stack 9mm. It is on my short list.
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Old March 6, 2009, 03:07 PM   #5
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Old March 6, 2009, 03:07 PM   #6
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Old March 6, 2009, 03:09 PM   #7
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there is always someone who will ignore your criteria.



the double stack browning bdm has one of the thinest grips out there. it is the same width as the S&W 3914. it is smaller in width than a sig p239.


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btw i think the best single stack da/sa 9mm is the walther p5.
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Old March 6, 2009, 03:15 PM   #8
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A Sig 239 is a good single stack gun / but not a pure Single action - although with some models where the hammer is exposed, you can cock it and then fire Single Action. Its a lot of gun for the money - ($500 - $600 used or Certified Pre Owned if you can find one ) / $800 new or so with nite sites and an extra mag. But a good option.

The best 9mm, single stack guns I have are all 1911's - I have a Kimber Tactical Pro 4" that fits a lot of ladies hands real well - alloy frame so its light. I also have a Wilson Combat protector model 5" and a Les Baer monolith 5" - all in 9mm. I use 9mm's for practice / and carry a 1911 in .45 acp - but I also use the 9mm's as training guns for new shooters - the grandkids, etc - and a 1911 is a good platform for smaller hands. Wilson Combat is my preferred 1911 - but you're into that $ 2000 - $2500 price range for new / and you won't find hardly anything used in 9mm unless you're real lucky. I am seeing a few used Kimber's in 9mm, Colts, etc in the $ 850 - $1,200 price range.
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Old March 6, 2009, 03:19 PM   #9
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I had a Sig P239, and its a great 9mm with a small grip, will fit a small hand easily Very accurate shooter!
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Old March 6, 2009, 03:51 PM   #10
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I can't say enough about my Sig 239... Great gun!
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Old March 6, 2009, 04:28 PM   #11
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Old March 6, 2009, 04:41 PM   #12
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Sig P239 with a Hogue Rubber grip.
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Old March 9, 2009, 02:05 AM   #13
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I don't own one but the sig 239 is a good one. Being cheap, I prefer the surplused sig P6. The Walther P5s were bargains also when I bought mine.
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Old March 9, 2009, 08:07 PM   #14
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Take a look at the Guardian from STI. Has the exposed hammer you want, a 3.9" barrel, and is available in 9mm or 45acp. I have one in 9mm on order right now for my wife. The single stack grip fits her hand and with the 3.9" barrel it will work well as her carry gun.
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