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Posted: 4/5/2002 10:37:48 PM EDT
Ok guys, I'm about ready to buy my first compact handgun. Need some suggestion and prices. Of course I know that its going to come down to what is comfortable to me, but I need somewhere to start.

Link Posted: 4/5/2002 10:40:31 PM EDT
Ruger Mk.2, Jennings Nine, or anything by Lorcin.


Just kidding. Makarov all the way.

Or a TT-33.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 10:47:36 PM EDT
if you like 1911 .45's you might want too check out the para P-12 its fat grip really fits my hand good and it holds 13rounds of 45 golden sabers 230 grain and is super reliable, the trigger could be a little crisper like my 70 series colt but it is probably a good thing for a carry gun.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 10:55:56 PM EDT
I carry a COP .357 stainless Derringer/4 shot DA.I don't think they are made anymore..(I could be wrong),but it's compact,dependable,and packs a punch.It fits EASILY in my back pocket
Good backup pistol(for me,anyway)
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 2:07:12 AM EDT
HK USP Compact .45ACP

1) Shoots point of aim

2) 8+1 capacity

3) Light weight, easily concealed

4) Reliable

Cost? 20-25% more than what you'd pay for a Glock
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 2:14:44 AM EDT
Kahr P9.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 2:34:23 AM EDT
Sig 229 40 S&W
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 3:26:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2002 3:27:04 AM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:16:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2002 4:19:52 AM EDT by MoparLou]
I'm a dyed in the wool .45 fan,, have 5 colts,Safari full size alum. frame about to get a Marvel .22 on top, Ruger P-90, and a Late Star PD satin nickel with hooked trigger guard.. My compact Defender shoots great, accuracy is really good.. but at less than half the price the Star PD is just as good, and only slightly larger...It shoots more accurately than my 80 series Gold Cup Elite did stock, which is why the GC isn't stock anymore..not as well as the 70 series GC I foolishly traded off.. I don't run across many of the Starvel, Nivel,,(satin nickel) ones or last 2 year procuction hooked trigger guards.. but these blue when can be found at gunshows go for between 275-350, I would bet my life on mine.. only drawback magazines are usually high 25-35 range...I've heard some of the early ones imported by Garcia, had some quality issues,, so unless you could try before you buy, get one imported by Interarms. Or if you can afford it get a Colt Defender.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:21:13 AM EDT
Join the FBI and get a Glock 23.

Link Posted: 4/6/2002 6:11:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 6:28:37 AM EDT
I have no trouble concealing my G23 on my belt, and I'm not a big guy (5'10", 190). I also have a G27 for ankle carry. A little more concealable, but not much.

My suggestion is to buy a compact with the same trigger and platform as whatever else you train with. If your primary is a 1911, buy a compact with that same platform. If Glock, then get a subcompact glock. You get the picture....
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 7:10:29 AM EDT
First of all a very important question - MONEY!
What is a ball park figure you want to spend? and what type of application?
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 7:12:22 AM EDT
Glock 26.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 8:06:12 AM EDT
GLOCK 27 OR 26 SWEAT IN SUMMER GLOCK WILL NOT RUST PLASTIC IS LITE 9 RDS ON 40 10 RDS ON 9 WHAT I DO IS GLOCK 27 I USE EXT GRIP WHEN WEARING COAT OR HEAVY SHIRT NO EXT IN SUMMER MY GLOCK 27 HAVE BEEN CONCEALED FOR 6 YEARS NO ONE HAS SEEN IT YET I HAVE CWL IN OKLA I USE GALCO HOLTSER RIGHT SIDE IN PANTS I WEAR T SHIRTS A LITTLE LONG A HEAVY BELT WILL HELP IT STAY PUT HOPE THIS HELPS I AM NOT BIG GUY I AM 5'11'' 145 LBS
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 8:47:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By okguy91:
GLOCK 27 OR 26 SWEAT IN SUMMER GLOCK WILL NOT RUST PLASTIC IS LITE 9 RDS ON 40 10 RDS ON 9 WHAT I DO IS GLOCK 27 I USE EXT GRIP WHEN WEARING COAT OR HEAVY SHIRT NO EXT IN SUMMER MY GLOCK 27 HAVE BEEN CONCEALED FOR 6 YEARS NO ONE HAS SEEN IT YET I HAVE CWL IN OKLA I USE GALCO HOLTSER RIGHT SIDE IN PANTS I WEAR T SHIRTS A LITTLE LONG A HEAVY BELT WILL HELP IT STAY PUT HOPE THIS HELPS I AM NOT BIG GUY I AM 5'11'' 145 LBS


okguy91---
A gentle reminder to unlock the Caps button and punctuate your sentences.
It will be much easier to read your posts that way.

My personal choice in this Topic question would be the new Beretta 9000 in .40/DAO format.
Of course, that would require I buy one, and I'm on restriction for a while...but, it would be able to use the mags from my 96's, making it a good choice for ME.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 9:25:37 AM EDT
I typically carry a 1911-A1 GM but when I want a small back-up I carry a Makarov (Russian commercial hi-cap). You could buy 2 Bulgarian Makarovs & a 1k case of Barnaul JHP for practice for $300-$350 total. The Mak is a tad larger than the Glock 26 and a blast to shoot.
Check out makarov.com FAQ and the Makarov forum in the Handguns section of AR15.com if you want more detailed info or you have more questions.
Otherwise, you can be boring and spend the extra coin for a Glock 26 or 27.
-websensei
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 9:38:07 AM EDT
Bought the HK USP-40C for my wife. We both really enjoy shooting it - accurate and reliable for $725.

As far as routine carry goes, we are in the PRoM (People's Republic of Maryland) so we cannot carry. Only criminals, for whom a carry violation is the least of their worries, may carry concealed here. The HK is very compact, well-balanced, and handles well in my IDPA shoots. Just can't carry in day-to-day life.

If we could carry, I might buy a second USP-40C for me. I have fired the USP-45C and would recommend that as well for those who want the .45ACP punch.

Cheers,
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 10:23:37 AM EDT
Glock 26 (9mm), Glock 27 (.40), Glock 33 (.357), or Glock 36 (.45). All under $500 NIB, very compact, powerful, accurate, durable, and ugly.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 12:10:55 PM EDT
To be honest with you guys, I want to spend under $500 and Ideally under $400.

It will be my summer carry, cause in oregon, the fall and winter allows me to carry my fullsize USP .45 with no issue.

Whats the cheapest compact I can buy, without sacrificign quality and reliablity?

I don't want anything Under 9mm also.

Thanks for responses guys.



Link Posted: 4/6/2002 12:18:26 PM EDT
If you want to stay with a .45 I reccomend the Colt Defender, I think Springfield also makes a nice compact as with wilson and kimber. A used Officers ACP is also good. If not a 45, I would go with a Sig, 228 or 229 series, Glocks are also good.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 12:20:38 PM EDT
I guess we shouldn't rule out a snubnose 357 or even 38
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 12:30:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 12:43:23 PM EDT
This is good stuff!
Keep em coming guys.
Still sitting on some tax return money, even after buying over 5000 rounds of ammo.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 12:59:03 PM EDT
Glock 26 (9mm)
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 5:40:16 PM EDT
I recommend a Kahr P9 or Kahr MP9 when it ships. The MP9 is the same size as the MK9 but is lighter because it is polymer. These two guns are probably the smallest 9mm pistols on the market.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 6:46:05 PM EDT
I have a S&W airweight in .38 special that I really like. It is light weight. I thought I needed something else until I found the right holster to conceal it! Now I am happy again!

OK, its not .45 but .38 special +P is much better tehn a .22 or .32 pocket gun! About $360 new.

Jamie
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 6:55:04 PM EDT
Has anyone around here tried one of the new Scandium spelling??? Smith&Wesson 38's or the .357? I'm guessing that the .357 is a real handful.
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