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austin125 11-17-2013 05:37 PM

Need help deciding
Right now I carry a glock 23 but I'd like to get something a little smaller to carry. Im looking at the ruger lc9, kahr cm9, xds, and possibly a single stack 9 sig saur. I've handled all of them and just don't know which I like better. I like the price of the ruger and the kahr but some of the features of the xds ad the sigs. I just want some info from people who own and or carry them everyday

ScottA 11-17-2013 05:40 PM

Very different triggers on those choices. Which trigger do you prefer?

austin125 11-17-2013 06:40 PM

It really doesn't matter to me, it's going to be my primary carry gun so if I ever have to use it it won't really matter too much

mikemc 11-17-2013 08:55 PM

I carry a CM9 and I absolutely love the gun. To me the trigger is smooth as butter, and the gun fits my hand really well. I'm a little guy with small hands and I shoot the CM9 with no issues. It carries really well also. By the way I have probably put about 500 rounds through it since I got it at the end of August and have not had one issue. No FTF (fire or feed), no FTE, no slide lockback issues. Functions perfectly.

Just my contribution to this thread. I could not guess what somebody else might like but, for me, the CM9 is darn near perfect.

IvanKaz 11-17-2013 09:37 PM


Originally Posted by austin125 (Post 1434122)
It really doesn't matter to me, it's going to be my primary carry gun so if I ever have to use it it won't really matter too much

I would think if it's going to be your primary carry gun, it would matter, Alot!

DrFootball 11-17-2013 10:05 PM

My vote for the LC9. I have had mine since last April. Some folks like to have the Trigger done, but for my purposes it's just fine. I
ordered some new springs,..But not sure if I will put them in right away. I have re-mounted My laser Lyte on the frame...and now have 3 of the ext. 9 rd. mags as well as 5 Std. 7 rounders, 3 with pinky exts. I either carry it in one of two Pocket Holsters, Or a DeSantis D9 IWB @ 3 o'clock. Sometimes I'll carry Larger, and the LC9 becomes the BUG, Or the LC9 is the Main...and I carry a Smaller FEG 32ACP and/or 1-2 Edged Weapons...

Glockluster 11-17-2013 11:35 PM

I have an lc9 that replaced my glock 27 for summer ( had the 9mm barrel too so 26/27 ) I like the way it conceals better and usually carry that when I want to be a little more concealed. Its a great carry gun in my eyes, only complaint I have is magazine drop safety. But I will say its been 100% reliable. My dad has a xds in 9mm and I love shooting that gun too. love the front sight and the looks. Only two issues we had with that gun was first round (factory blazer) ever failed to eject but flawless after that and we shoot lots of reloads. And 2nd "issue" was sending it in to get fixed no big deal safety first.

jimogden1984 11-18-2013 12:01 AM

I only have experience with the cm9 but liked it a lot. If my pockets were deeper I would have a sig 938

austin125 11-18-2013 12:18 AM

The kahr and the ruger are what I'm between. The kahr seems to have a really stiff slide probably due to the recoil spring so I've always been Leary of the slide not cycling al the way and with the ruger I shoot left handed so the safety might be a pain unless I just kept it off

jimogden1984 11-18-2013 12:23 AM

I never had problems with mine, even had a flawless break in period. Probably put cost to 1500 rounds through it before I got rid of it to find an xdm.

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