Questions about firearms purchase

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by VJew, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. VJew

    VJew New Member

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    I would welcome any response that will get me started.
    I wanted to find out if anyone could advise on potential purchase a 9mm Thin. also same about STOEGER COUGER 8000.
     
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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    VJ, I moved this post and started a new thread in the Semi-Auto Handguns section.

    I'm sure you will get all the info you desire!

    cane
     

  3. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    The thinest 9mm I've read about is the Walther PPS 9mm. The Kahr 9mm is a small "pocket pistol" also but beyond handling one in a gun store, I know nothing about them.

    There is an article here on the Walther PPS 9mm Walther’s New PPS 9mm Semi-Auto Pocket Gun
     
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  4. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    The Cougar is an affordable compact 9mm that I've heard generally good things about. I don't think it's especially slim though. Why do you want a "thin" gun? Is it exclusively for carry, part-time carry, or do you just have smaller hands?

    Carry micros- Kel-Tec PF9 or Ruger LC9 are under $400. Kahr PM9 and Walther PPS are just north of $600.

    And if you don't want a tiny 9mm, give the medium/comp framed Sig P239 a look. An outstanding single stack.

    The above guns are all single-stacks, which will essentially cut the 9mm capacity down to about 7-9 rounds. I suppose I've at least handled most of the common handguns currently on the shelves. Among double-stacks, one that struck me as particularly thin was Ruger's SR9 series...which is also available in compact.
     
  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    If you're looking for a single stack 9mm then I suggest you look at Kahr, Walther, Ruger, and Sig Sauer. I recommend you go to some local gunshops and take a look at their inventory and see what fits the bill.

    If you're looking for a thin double stack 9mm then it doesn't get much thinner than the Ruger SR9 and SR9c. Note, the slides are about the same size as a Glock slide like the 26 and so on, but the grip is much thinner than the Glocks. Again I recommend you go look at some gunshops and their inventory. I can attest that the Ruger SR9c in particular is a fantastic firearm, and fits my hands very well.

    Without knowing specifically what it's going to be used for and exactly what you're looking for it's a tad bit hard to make some very sound suggestions.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  7. TacticalPrecision

    TacticalPrecision New Member

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    Some gunstores with ranges keep a selection of used firearms on hand that you can rent and shoot for yourself to see if you like them or not.

    I've shot the PF9 and LC9 and both seemed to be an adequate small firearm to carry and are very thin at less than 1 inch. If thin is the only requirement you can go with a full size gun and stay close to that 1 inch mark. Even my M&P45 is not much bigger than an inch at 1.2".

    LC9 - Width (.90") - Length (6.0") - Height (4.5")

    If you're looking for a true small gun the LC9 has the quality name of Ruger behind it and it's a very small gun, only downside is that it IS a single stack at 7+1 capacity. You can go up to just over an inch thick and get a full sized compact and go up to 15 rounds or more.
     
  8. rarimes

    rarimes New Member

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    Honestly, this may not be a lot of peoples first choice, but I carry a SCCY 9mm and I love it! Its a true double action and its really affordable, mid $200 range. It has never failed to go bang and it has a nice trigger pull. A bit heavy on the pull at a 9lbs pull, but I personally like that about out.
     
  9. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    I have a Stoeger 8040 Cougar, in .40 S&W. I am most happy to have it. It is quite accurate and reliable. It uses a rotating barrel lockup instead of the Browning tilt-barrel method, which I believe contributes to its accuracy. However, it is a little cumbersome to conceal, due to it's 5.5" height. You'd need a really loos-fitting shirt or a jacket to keep it outta sight.