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Posted: 12/17/2009 4:16:39 PM EDT
I have a Springfield XD-9 service 4", and I'm just not happy with it. The trigger pull is not what I'm used to (Beretta 92FS) and I can't shoot worth a damn with it no matter how much I practice. So I want to trade it in... I am also thinking of getting my Concealed Carry license from FL (non-resident) so when I travel out of New Jersey to Delaware or Pennsylvania I can carry...So I am looking for a compact, single action, 9mm for fun at the range and to CCW...any suggestions to get me started?  Also I'm left handed.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 4:21:29 PM EDT
[#1]
can you do that? the CCL? shame you dont like the xd so many good reviews. thats what im purchasing next. i wish i could shoot one before i buy
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 5:10:15 PM EDT
[#2]
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can you do that? the CCL? shame you dont like the xd so many good reviews. thats what im purchasing next. i wish i could shoot one before i buy


Link to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Licensing: reciprocity.

http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/news/concealed_carry.html
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 5:22:45 PM EDT
[#3]
Glock 19.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 5:36:34 PM EDT
[#4]
I too would say Glock 19, however, I traded my G-19 because I was not shooting it as well as I was shooting my friends XD-9. I bought the XD-9 and have not looked back.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 8:07:02 PM EDT
[#5]
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I too would say Glock 19, however, I traded my G-19 because I was not shooting it as well as I was shooting my friends XD-9. I bought the XD-9 and have not looked back.


Ha, that's funny!  I sold my XD45 for the G17 and haven't looked back

But, looking back I'd get a 19 because then I wouldn't have had to buy a 26...
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 8:25:33 PM EDT
[#6]
trying to get away from the style of pistol, it just doesn't suit me...something more like the 92FS but compact...
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 8:47:22 PM EDT
[#7]
I have the 92 FS as well. This fills the role of a full sized 9mm for me. I know of people on this site who carry it as a CCW. Go to the pistol area and search for Beretta and this may help. You can always look at revolvers too.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 9:00:07 PM EDT
[#8]
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 9:02:15 PM EDT
[#9]


I didn't even know there was a compact version, sold
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 9:48:53 PM EDT
[#10]
yeah the 92 compact is sweet for a 92. shot s guys at the range once nice feel if i could find one for the right price i would pic one up.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 10:24:40 PM EDT
[#11]
Check out a CZ-75B compact first. You mentioned single action in your first post and wanna let you know the 75B compact can be carried c&l'ed. Much better ergonomics and trigger than the 92 series. My honest opinion of course.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 11:32:54 PM EDT
[#12]
If you're looking for a traditional external-hammer type pistol, look no further than the HK USP sub-compact 9mm. It's light, and while still larger than the sub-compact Glocks, is fairly concealable.

I'm a Glock man myself and believe that with enough practice/training you can master that that type of trigger, but if you don't want to put in the time/money/effort to do this (which is understandable) then definitely check out the USP. It's a fine handgun, but be prepared for a fine price as well...
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 12:17:20 AM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
can you do that? the CCL? shame you dont like the xd so many good reviews. thats what im purchasing next. i wish i could shoot one before i buy


Reviews from where, and were there large shiny ads in the same place for XDs?
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 1:16:44 AM EDT
[#14]
Perhaps also consider a SIG P239 or a S&W 3913
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:07:46 AM EDT
[#15]
1911????  They make some nice 9mm 1911's also the SA EMP 1911 is really nice.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 3:08:51 PM EDT
[#16]
id be checking the local gun rental ranges before you buy.  all of the above are fine, but it will depend if you like the gun/trrigger.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 4:26:58 PM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
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I too would say Glock 19, however, I traded my G-19 because I was not shooting it as well as I was shooting my friends XD-9. I bought the XD-9 and have not looked back.


Ha, that's funny!  I sold my XD45 for the G17 and haven't looked back

But, looking back I'd get a 19 because then I wouldn't have had to buy a 26...


I have a G19 and an XD45C...i dont think i could give one up for the other.

I agree with the 19 though, I held a few 17's and there just to large..the 19 fits like a glove and will work for any role the 17 will.
Would like a 17 just for a holster pistol but cant bring myself to do aty since the 19 works well in that role two.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 11:30:56 PM EDT
[#18]
M&P
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 1:14:53 AM EDT
[#19]
What about a Hi-power?  It is a SAO and it is a great 9mm gun.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 2:11:57 AM EDT
[#20]



Quoted:


Glock 19.


If the OP doesn't like the XD trigger, he'll really despise the shitty Glock trigger.




 
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 9:00:33 AM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Glock 19.

If the OP doesn't like the XD trigger, he'll really despise the shitty Glock trigger.
 


Interesting.  I'd be curious to know a detailed opinion of why you feel that way.  I just sold off an XD9Tactical this week and sold off an XD45Tactical a few months ago.  I have 2 G19's, a G17 w/ lightened trigger pull and just picked up an M&P40 this week w/ the money I got from the XD9Tactical sale.  Comparing stock triggers, my favorite is the Glock, followed by the XD, closely followed my the M&P.  IMHO, the Glock has the best reset of the 3.  After they are all worked past the grittyness stage that they all have as new guns, the Glock has the most tactile feel in trigger movement.  It seems easier for me to manage the trigger pull in either a fast pull or a deliberate slow fire pull, as compared to the other 2 offerings.  Both the XD and the M&P have a vague feel in this regard.  Maybe it's because I'm more familiar w/ the Glock, but it also has the most discernable trigger break.  I'd be very interested in trying a modded trigger for the XD and M&P.  I've read that both can be made considerably better.  Have to say, the 3.5 connector that's in my G17 does give it a mushy feel.

Please don't think I'm diss'ing either the XD or M&P as I do think they are good pistols.  I do think though, that the Glock has the best stock trigger of the 3.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 11:30:35 AM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
Check out a CZ-75B compact first. You mentioned single action in your first post and wanna let you know the 75B compact can be carried c&l'ed. Much better ergonomics and trigger than the 92 series. My honest opinion of course.



This is the route I would go. I like the beretta, its just a very chubby gun with is the hardest dimention to conceal IMO, although I used to carry my 96 IWB so it can be done. If you prefer the beretta platform though go with that.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 8:01:59 PM EDT
[#23]



Quoted:



Quoted:




Quoted:

Glock 19.


If the OP doesn't like the XD trigger, he'll really despise the shitty Glock trigger.


 


Interesting.  I'd be curious to know a detailed opinion of why you feel that way.

Because I've shot a lot of different Glocks, and own two XDs, and the XDs have a much better trigger, IMO.  



 
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 8:20:25 PM EDT
[#24]
Usually the shooter not the trigger.

Since he likes the loooong trigger Beretta's and needs a low cap, I'd also say the Beretta single stack compact. Maybe a Sig p-239 if you want to pay the extra $$.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 8:45:11 PM EDT
[#25]
I'd take a look at the Sig 225 / P6 if you want to limit yourself to a single stack 9mm.  P6's are available at good prices, although you'll have a hard  time tracking down original spare mags.  Personally, I've got the 225, a 2022, Browning BDM, HP, a CZ 75 compact, and G19; all of these in 9mm.  I use to carry the Sig 225, but have since replaced it with the hicap 2022 or CZ, since they fill the same space in a holster.  Given the handguns I have now, I won't carry a single stack 9mm anymore, when I want low profile I go for 7 rounds in a Colt defender .45acp.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 6:14:09 PM EDT
[#26]
on the list of this page grab-

1- become right handed, the word is set up for it

2- gock 19 (you'll thank me later)

3- fix the trig if you don't like it, easy and cheap to do

4- come to the glock sub forum and make fun of the xd guys
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