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Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 09:04:55 PM »

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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 09:06:21 PM »
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Personally I carry Walther and CZ. My Walther PPK for every day carry due to its small size, and frankly, it is my favorite of all my guns. I'll carry either a Walther P99 or CZ75 if it is a place where I think I may need a little larger caliber.

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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 09:08:30 PM »
Chief, there is nothing like a good 1911. Sadly, a quality one is something missing from my collection. I have several that use 1911 style frames, but I am looking for a good old Colt M1911 A1.

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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 09:21:40 PM »
Chief, there is nothing like a good 1911. Sadly, a quality one is something missing from my collection. I have several that use 1911 style frames, but I am looking for a good old Colt M1911 A1.

My Grandfather had a M1911 that got lost or stolen in the shuffle to clean out their house after he and my grandmother had to move into assisted living.  He showed it to me once; he kept it loaded and in his night stand for years.  I don't think it had been cleaned since the War (that's WW-1) he only had one magazine for it and it was given to him by one of his uncles who was issued it new when he was in the Army.  I had no idea then how much it was worth, even in the condition it was in.  It was in dire need of a professional gunsmith's attention, and I would have loved to have it now to go shooting with once in a while just to show it off.....

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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 09:26:52 PM »
  Chief, I think we need our own little banglist forum topic here. :-)

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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012, 09:56:03 PM »
Giddyup.  I have a S&W .380, but a small 9mm is intriguing.
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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 10:45:55 PM »
I have a Ruger SR9c, which is the best of both worlds.  It has a 17-unit cartridge handle that gives the weapon a little bulk, or I can insert the 9-unit handle which makes it quite a compact conceal and carry.
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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 10:14:21 AM »
I have two Colt 1911 rail guns (consecutive serial numbers!) and a Taurus 1911.  I also have the Colt .22LR version for plinking.  Love 'em all.  The Taurus is quite impressive for the $$.
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Re: Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols- The Shooter's Blog
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 03:57:03 AM »
I gotta ask why a 9MM?   I carry a springfield XD40 sub compact.  Same frame as the 9MM but with more impact energy.   It is easy shooting and drops back on target quickly.  Don't most of these other 9's also have a .40 counterpart built on the same frames that are basically the same size?
I gotta brag a wee bit.  My XD40 has night sights, a powder river trigger kit, a spring kit and the double action trigger pull is crisp and just under three pounds.  No creep/long take-up, and almost no over travel.
I didn't like the trigger on the stock pistol and the powder river parts really put it right.   I'm a smith, certificates from Lassen college Susanville ca., and the kit was easy to install with perfect fit.   I will give folks a warning about the spring kits,   You can get them very light.   Do not take them down too far on a carry gun.   With this piston you don't want to have your finger inside the trigger guard if you don't have a legitimate target in front on you.  I had another set of springs in it that took it down to right at 2 pounds.   I took it out and put a mag through it and swapped the springs back to the way they were before I messed with it.
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