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rbranstner 03-21-2009 09:24 PM

Is a 9mm to small for a CCW?
Is a 9mm to small of a gun for a CCW? My buddy is really trying to get me to not buy a 9mm for my summer CCW. I have a S&W 40 that I will be carrying in the winter with the use of extra cloths but I need to get a smaller gun for the summer. I was looking at a SKYY 9mm. He absolutely things a 9mm gun is worthless. A gun that you will carry is far better than a gun left at home because its to heavy or big. But as far as caliber goes do you think a 9mm is a bit small to take someone down?

rbranstner 03-21-2009 10:03 PM

Or I should say the new name is SCCY they had to change their name from the old name SKYY. Any thoughts on this gun?

hunter Joe 03-21-2009 10:14 PM

Personally I prefer the 40., but that is just my opinion. There are some real nice sub-compacts in .40 S&W and 45 acp. Although, in the end you have to do what feels right to you. Trust me on this one. HJ

canebrake 03-21-2009 10:35 PM

9 mm

Dillinger 03-21-2009 10:54 PM

Well, a 9mm is really just a .45ACP set on "stun" - but having said that, with the right defensive round, it can work just fine.

My woman carries a 9mm 1911, all steel, with a 135gr +P hollow points. With her shooting ability & the stopping power of that round, I am comfortable with her out of my sight. :cool:


cpttango30 03-22-2009 12:05 AM

If you put a good defense round in it it will do just fine. get one with a big hollow point.

THT 03-22-2009 01:14 AM

Seriously? Shot placement is what really matters. 9mm is an effective round for self defense. Like any other caliber, select a good JHP like HST, Ranger T, Gold Dots, etc. and you'll be fine.

SGT-MILLER 03-22-2009 03:07 AM

9x19mm WILL do the job rather efficiently.

Keep those rounds between the shirt pockets, and the threat will not continue.

JiroZero713 03-22-2009 07:15 AM

2 in the Chest 1 in the head.

The 3 pop is perfect for 9mms.

Mark F 03-22-2009 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by JiroZero713 (Post 85349)
2 in the Chest 1 in the head.

The 3 pop is perfect for 9mms.

Dream on...

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