Looking for.....what are my options?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by kleathers, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. kleathers

    kleathers New Member

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    I'm looking for a compact (as small as possible) semi-auto for concealed carry. I want it to have a safety and be double action on the first shot and single after that. Any ideas?
     
  2. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Beretta PX4 subcompact....I have a compact 9mm. Am sure the subcompact is just as high quality. I have considered buying the .40 S&W subcompact.
     
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  3. Rarity

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    H&K P2000SK SA/DA V3 9mm

    First shot is double action and the rest are single action. It is an expensive pistol but it is currently being used by Homeland Security agents across the country. So it has it's fair share of showing it's reliability, especially since it's Heckler & Koch.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    bersa thunder plus 15+1 rounds of 380 acp basicaly a double stack walther ppk
     
  5. bersa1947

    bersa1947 New Member

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    Bersa Thunder .380 and you're good to go....please practice. Thanks!
     
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  6. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    The bersa is an amazing gun, but not at all my idea of compact. Hoever, if it is yours, I'd also reccommend the S&W 3913 9mm. About same size to my eyes, maybe slightly smaller in some dimensions, and a fantastic, proven gun!
     
  7. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    Well that rules out most of the sub-compacts, they are striker fire not DA/SA or DA only and few if any have safeties. The smallest with these features would be the Bersa line of pistols. I personally would want to stick with a 9mm pistol as apposed to a 380 just a tad weak on stopping power or a 40 S&W a tad hard to control in a 3 inch pistol. My personal choice was the CZ 75 P-01 in 9mm, not the smallest but at 3.8 inches and 14 rounds, well within my comfort level.

    You need to look around for what is in your comfort level.
    Jim
     
  8. bersa1947

    bersa1947 New Member

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    I consider a gun as a defensive weapon only and realized(from my research) before purchasing that it has the smallest caliber that should be considered to "get the job done".

    Comfort level to me means being as aware as possible about the environment that you are in and focus on prevention. I hope that the only time I ever have to use my gun is at the range and hopefully that is the same for you as well.

    Range practice is as important as the size of your gun....IMO.