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Old 02-28-2012, 01:54 AM   #11
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Tell you what. My wife carries the 3.8 compact XDm in 9mm and that thing is super accurate and fun to shoot. The fact that the carry mag holds 13 and the BUM carries 19 sealed the deal for me. Low recoil great action and not one complaint. If I had my choice again I would make the same exact decision.

Oh, I also got it for $513 out the door. VERY happy with this purchase. My wife carries it in a Galco King Tuk holster. You can hardly see it if your looking hard. I also loaded it with Federal +p+ jhp for her to carry. I don't worry at all any more when I'm not there. Its a nice feeling.

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It has already been
said, get a Hi-Power.
There is no other
choice for a 9mm.
If you don't,
well, your loss.

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #13
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It has already been
said, get a Hi-Power.
There is no other
choice for a 9mm.
If you don't,
well, your loss.
Hi Powers bite literally. I have a high grip and that is the only "high quality" gun that has ever bit my gun hand. Don't like em. The guys I know that have them like them. I don't like guns that bite.
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Hi Powers bite literally. I have a high grip and that is the only "high quality" gun that has ever bit my gun hand. Don't like em. The guys I know that have them like them. I don't like guns that bite.
Do what I did and put a combat hammer on her!

Cylinder & Slide P/N CS0093 - BHP Type II Chamfered Commander Hammer - Blue

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I guess a lot depends on what frame size and capacity you're after.

SA XDm- From your list, this is the one I'd prefer by a mile. No hammer, but it's really got an excellent trigger. I also like the grip safety setup for this gun. Available in multiple frame sizes. This would be (well, is) my choice for polymer carry. I'd imagine I'll add the new XDs45 shortly.

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CZ 2075 RAMI- If I wanted a lighter weight (as opposed to model 75 steel) CZ for carry, I'd go with the alloy framed 2075 over the P-07 every time. It has all of the attributes you're after with a medium weight and compact frame. 3" barrel, DA/SA with hammer and thumb safety, 25oz, 10 or 14rd capacity, $550 new. They also make this gun in polymer, but I haven't been as impressed with that version.

BHP- Great pistol if you don't mind a full framed gun of significant weight. That's a big "if" for carry. That said, I have one that I carry sometimes in the winter.

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BTW- The RAMI can also be sexied up with some nice grips...

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I think you get way more bang for your buck w/ the xdm, 20 rounds of 9mm (WHAT? CRAZY!). It is striker fire but it is single action. The fnh is a great gun but over priced IMO. The cz is a great gun but I just like the xdm better, you just get so much for what you pay for. I love mine, crazy accurate.

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I have one of the first XD's made and it's ok, but everytime you pick up a new gun magazine they have come out with something different and you have an antique that no one wants.

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Well fellas I greatly appreciate the input. I went ahead and ordered the FN FNX9. Got it for a steal at $520 NIB

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You made a wise decision, you won't be disappointed. FN's are great guns.

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