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Old March 3, 2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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Smallest 9mm Pistols?

Who makes the smallest 9mm pistol?
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Old March 3, 2017, 04:38 PM   #2
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Glock 43 is the smallest I own.
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Old March 3, 2017, 04:46 PM   #3
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I have a 43 too. The Kel Tec PF9 is the only other one I know of.
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Old March 3, 2017, 05:20 PM   #4
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The Diamondback DB9 is probably the smallest. But if you're looking to buy a small 9mm, it's one I'd probably skip.
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Old March 3, 2017, 05:54 PM   #5
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Kahr CM or PM series is the smallest I know of. I own a CM9 and like it very much.
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Old March 3, 2017, 05:59 PM   #6
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Ahhhh, I'm getting old. Any of you whippersnappers remember when the Rohrbaugh was the smallest 9mm?
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Old March 3, 2017, 06:13 PM   #7
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SIG P938 is the smallest I've handled.
Smaller than S&W Shield, Walther PPS, Glock 26; is the 43 essentially a single stack 26? Glock's bigger.
CM9 is much bigger than the SIG.

I'd expect the modern generation of plastic-frame, point-and-squirt shooters to not necessarily like the all-metal, cocked 'n' locked SIG, but it's a great pistol.
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Old March 3, 2017, 06:13 PM   #8
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I bought the first Keltec P-11 that I saw. It is an early one so the trigger is heavy but very smooth. I was at the LGS for an Airweight .38 but this little guy changed my plans. I've deliberately kept the round count down on it but it has been 100% reliable.

There must be smaller 9mms after all these years but really it has to be a Speedo occasion before the P-11 becomes a burden.
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Old March 3, 2017, 06:22 PM   #9
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The smallest 9mm Semi-auto pistols are:

Diamondback DB9
Boberg XR9-S
Rohrbaugh R9S

These are the absolute smallest 9mm semi-autos that I'm aware of. The Rohrbaugh is a good gun, but not meant to be a range toy, not rated for +p and you will need to have spare recoil springs.

The Diamondback DB9 is inexpensive, doesn't like +P, and prefers ball ammo over hollow points. Some say they have had problems with theirs; mine works fine with the right ammo.

The Boberg XR9S is a well made gun, handles +P and hollow points, but doesn't like certain ammo that is not crimped - Boberg/Bond Arms has a big list of ammo that will work and a short list of ammo that will not work. With the right ammo, it is very reliable.

The Kimber Micro 9 is a tad bigger than the 3 listed above. I don't include it because it is not "the smallest".
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Old March 3, 2017, 06:26 PM   #10
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Shoot one

Go and rent one of the micro 9's and a box of 50 rounds of SD ammo. Shoot the entire box and then decide.
They can really be a handful. I like the P-11 Keltec, the width really helps distribute recoil.
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Old March 3, 2017, 06:40 PM   #11
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Kahr CM-9 is the smallest I've held. I wouldn't want a 9 smaller than my Shield though. That or the G43 are about the smallest you can get that are still easily shootable IMO
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Old March 3, 2017, 08:26 PM   #12
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Rohrbaugh is the smallest 9mm made. Unfortunately they are out of business but I believe Remington uses their patent to make a 380. The Rohrbaugh was stainless steel hand made of very high quality. They are occasionally seen on gunbroker for around $1200.
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Old March 3, 2017, 08:33 PM   #13
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Go and rent one of the micro 9's and a box of 50 rounds of SD ammo. Shoot the entire box and then decide.
They can really be a handful.
Good idea. You may then decide on a larger pistol, or on a .380.
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Old March 3, 2017, 08:47 PM   #14
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OldMarksman I doubt it will take an entire box to make a man reconsider his options. 50 rounds through an LCP is more than enough.
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Old March 3, 2017, 08:57 PM   #15
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I was thinking along the lines of what Sevens said. It was the smallest back then, maybe still is.
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Old March 3, 2017, 10:01 PM   #16
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I carry this one often in a pocket holster. She is made like a swiss watch and smooth as silk.




This one is not much larger

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Old March 4, 2017, 07:23 AM   #17
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Boberg (no longer available) is the smallest. Have been acquired by Bond Arms.

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Old March 4, 2017, 08:25 AM   #18
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I'll wager that .45 Boberg is a handful.............
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Old March 4, 2017, 02:21 PM   #19
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Kahr CM9 or if you want to spend almost twice the money on unnecessary "niceties", the PM9
Of course if you are in to $1500 status symbol guns there was the Rohrbaugh. That is until Remington bought the company, and kinda, sorta turned it in to a $300 380.
There also was the odd, backward working Boberg for a grand or so. Seems the odd system of chambering a round tended to rip bullets out of the case sometimes.https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/boberg-xr9-s/
I think Bond Arms bought the patent, maybe they can make it work for less$$$.
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Old March 4, 2017, 02:43 PM   #20
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I have to admit, I have considered buying a DB9 just to see if it would work.
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Old March 4, 2017, 03:10 PM   #21
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Kahr PM/CM 9 work well for me!
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Old March 4, 2017, 03:39 PM   #22
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I like my PT709 Slim
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Old March 4, 2017, 06:24 PM   #23
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The KelTec PF9 weighs 12.7 ounces. Can be found used for less than 300 bucks. Accurate and dependable. My favorite small 9mm.
Its up to you to hold it.
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Old March 4, 2017, 08:16 PM   #24
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The Sig P290rs is quite small but not nearly the lightest at 20.5 ounces. Still it is 5.5 inches long; a skosh over 4 inches tall counting the sights, and just under an inch thick. Hammer-fired true DAO with a long but smooth revolver-like trigger. Handles plus P fine. $492 MSRP, low 400s real world price. I love mine and just bought another. 2.9 inch barrel.
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Old March 4, 2017, 08:54 PM   #25
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Kimber Micro 9 at 6.1", 15.6 ounces, 3.15" barrel. That's pretty compact and light.

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