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Old August 12, 2013, 02:07 PM   #26
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My smallest 9mm may not really be a mini but small enough for me; S&W 669, 12+1. Can use model 59 mags in a pinch.
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Old August 12, 2013, 03:07 PM   #27
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I have the Kel-Tec P-11 for the mini 9m/m because of the larger magazine capacity. Good in a pocket holster, have had no printing or drawing problems but, it is not comfortable to shoot for any more rounds than needed to keep it as a carry gun.
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Old August 12, 2013, 03:11 PM   #28
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Old August 12, 2013, 03:45 PM   #29
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Have you got a favorite? I don't own one of these little 9's, but I just read reviews on Keltec's PF-9, and Karh's CM9; and uh, "I'm not too thrilled."

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Old August 12, 2013, 07:03 PM   #30
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Have had 5) Kel-tecs. 3) P-11's & 2) PF9's. The P-11's went bang every time but the loooong trigger is hard to get used to. I loved carrying the PF9's. They are extremely light. The problem is they don't always go bang. They usually do, but not always. I now carry a Shield 9. It's a little heavier than the PF9, but about the same size. So far (500 or so rounds), it has been 100% reliable. I'm sure there are other sub-compacts just as good, but I don't feel the need to keep looking, now.
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Old August 12, 2013, 07:19 PM   #31
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I bought a used PF9 for $200 and it didn't always extract the empties all the way. I drove 15 minutes up the road to Keltec and they replaced the slide, springs and some other "internal parts" free, while I waited.

Now it's 100%. I carry it in a Remora holster daily. The rig is so comfortable that I wore it into the doctor's office today. Had to run out to the car and ditch it at the last minute.

I installed a LaserLite sight and sighted the laser at 20 feet. Real nice setup.
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Old August 12, 2013, 07:42 PM   #32
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My S&W 6906...

Awesome little pistol and eats anything it's fed (although I limit its diet of +P ammo)...
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Old August 13, 2013, 05:20 AM   #33
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I'll vote for the Kahr K9 also, it is what I carry when I'm out for long periods. I think it offers the best balance of all CCW considerations, no external safety, consistent trigger pull with the striker fire, and the weight of the steel frame is perfect for control in a 9mm while weighing less then my fully loaded G19.

But I also like the CZ Rami 2075
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Old August 13, 2013, 06:08 AM   #34
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Mini 9mm is a kahr cm9 for pocket carry. But have the larger cw9 for iwb
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Old August 13, 2013, 06:34 AM   #35
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I've fired a few other compact 9mm (Springfield and Ruger) but by far the best one is my Walther PPS. The gun is well made, reliable, has a clean trigger pull with no slop and is very accurate.

It is also easy to shoot and easy to carry. Simply put, it is a fantastic gun.
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Old August 13, 2013, 08:21 AM   #36
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M&P Shield 9 is the only mini I it!
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Old August 13, 2013, 03:37 PM   #37
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Love our Sig P290RS.
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Old August 13, 2013, 05:54 PM   #38
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favorite mini 9mm

for concealment would be one of those old single stack firestar m43's

for a fun gun cz75 compact or cz82 if 9x18 counts
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Old August 13, 2013, 06:14 PM   #39
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Yes Glock 26. To me it's an excellent all round 9mm.

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Old August 13, 2013, 07:42 PM   #40
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Bought a Shield 9 two weeks ago today and have over 300 rounds through it so far. Not a single issue, it's fun as heck to shoot, great trigger and very accurate.
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Old August 13, 2013, 09:45 PM   #41
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I'm really loving my Springfield XDs 9mm.
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Old August 14, 2013, 07:20 AM   #42
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I've carried a PM9 as EDC since I got my license nine years ago. It has been perfect since I took it out of the box, very accurate at SD distances, easy to shoot, very concealable in pocket or in a belt holster ... I don't know if you could ask anything more from a defensive handgun. Everybody has a favorite; the PM9 is mine ...
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Old August 14, 2013, 10:31 AM   #43
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My experiences:

PX4 Subcompact - Breeze to shoot, more ammo capacity, but fat. Not uncomfortable to carry in IWB, but did I mention "fat"? Softest shooting out of any other. Priced very reasonable ($400 at LGS by me).

PPS - Perfect all around. Accurate and handles well, very slim. 6rd flush fit disappears with IWB and carry light. Priced bit high ($550-$600)

Shield - Heard good things about it, have not shot it. Fit my hand well, similar to PPS. Seems well made for about $100-150 less than PPS.

XDs- Same as Shield, priced closer to PPS than shield.

Kahr PM9 - Very stiff to rack. Have not shot, but only heard good things about it from friends who have em. Priced high compared to others ($600+)

Keltec's - No offense to those who have it, but I didn't like it even for the price.
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Old August 15, 2013, 10:23 PM   #44
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I have a Kahr PM9, Beretta Nano, & a Glock 26. All are about the same size & all have been very reliable. The Kahr is the most accurate for me.
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Old August 16, 2013, 06:37 AM   #45
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I like the Kahr CM9 but love the SIG P290RS. It must be magic 'cause I can't explain why I'm faster/more accurate w/the P290RS than it's larger cousin the P250. Am seriously considering buying another.

Size comparison (C-CW from upper right), Beretta 92 9mm, SIG P250c/sc hybrid 9mm, SIG P250sc .380, SIG P290RS 9mm, Kahr P380 .380 center:
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Old August 16, 2013, 07:25 AM   #46
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I have a little Kel-Tec P-11 I got to test if I wanted such a small weapon. It has been flawless and has earned its spot as my carry piece.
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Old August 16, 2013, 07:44 AM   #47
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a mini 9? my favorite is a Taurus pt-709 slim. it works all the time. it shoots where I aim. it's slim and small enough to hide easily. there I said it....Taurus.
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Old August 16, 2013, 07:44 AM   #48
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Kahr P9 - little bit larger than the "*M" models. I like to have my little finger on the grip, not waving around somewhere under the bottom of the magazine.
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Old August 16, 2013, 07:57 AM   #49
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Shield and G26
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Old August 16, 2013, 09:12 AM   #50
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I have a little Kel-Tec P-11 I got to test if I wanted such a small weapon. It has been flawless and has earned its spot as my carry piece.
Yes, feel the same way about mine. Awful trigger and all.
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