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Old 01-13-2014, 02:28 AM   #1
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Finally going to get a new EdC. I've been pocket carrying two different pieces, neither really something I enjoy or feel confident with being suitable for a SHTF situation.

- Firesrar M43, because it's just way too heavy and large to get out of pocket.
- Beretta Jetfire, because it's just far too puny.

Still going to keep them, just repurpose.

So I'm looking at, currently, the Kahr CM9, Springfield XDs 45 & Sig P938.

Dig their size & price, I'm a pocket carry only guy, won't even entertain idea of anywhere else... Been there, tried that, failed.
I love SA, but if a DA trigger has short enough travel, I'm willing to check it out. Looked at Taurus pt709, dislike trigger. Bersa too big. Ruger too big or worst triggers ever. 9mm or 45.

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Old 01-13-2014, 02:52 AM   #2
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My vote would go to the P938. I don't like XDs because of the grip safety. I'm not a huge fan of Kahr because I've had some bad experiences with those. Take that for what you will.
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I've got the XDs .45 and the P938. the XDs is in the hands of SA being upgraded due to the recall. As soon as I get it back, I am selling it. I do not like the trigger on the XDs vs. the one in my full size 1911. I don't find it at all comfortable to shoot. I have a P938 & P238 as my concealed carry guns. I love the way they both shoot! If I were you I would go with the P938.
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I'm going to get my hands on an XDs again because I too deeply loathe grip safeties, though only on 1911s. That of the XDs seems much lower in profile and more natural for a grip. But thanks for pointing that out, as it may very well help me to eliminate a possible option.

I've looked at the 938 so many times for so long and have never pulled the proverbial trigger. Something about it I just don't love. Haven't really figured it out yet.
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I've looked at the 938 so many times for so long and have never pulled the proverbial trigger. Something about it I just don't love. Haven't really figured it out yet.
I definitely vote for the 938. Sweet little shooter, very accurate for its size.

How about a Colt New Agent?

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Gotta be honest, I don't really want a coknlok anymore. I think this is why I I've been avoiding the 938 all this time. Hmmm.

Curious what bad experiences you've had with Kahr. I know their CM line is cheap for a reason and with that small of a piece I can't imagine it standing up long to the abuse of 40s&w. I've heard about the last round lock back failing frequently, and the mag flower breaking, causing their own issues, but the fixes seem very simple.
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I definitely vote for the 938. Sweet little shooter, very accurate for its size.
I agree with Gatoragn on this one. Get the 938.

A short barreled .45 can be miserable to shoot,

and Sig VS Kahr? Think about it.

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Sorry, double post.


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Yeah, after watching some more in depth utube reviews the kahr is out.
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I agree with Gatoragn on this one. Get the 938.

A short barreled .45 can be miserable to shoot,

and Sig VS Kahr? Think about it.
I've already got and love shooting a 3.6 barrel 45, don't think that would be an issue. I have more problems with lack of manual safety, where the XDs is concerned. But I'm leaning that way right now.
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