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I used to carry a P239 for a while IWB, and then moved on to a H&K P2000 before finally going with a nice S&W 360PD carried in a pocket holster, which I've gone with for about 10 years now.

I'd like to go back to a semi-auto 9mm. As usual, thinness, lightness and reliability are very important. Anything new out there worth considering?

Thanks!


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Yes but no more solid than the p239. Get a SAS and boom nothing better.
 
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I think there are probably quite a few better options. The P239 is one of the thickest, heaviest single stacks out there.


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Have you considered the Shield?
Slim, light, reliable.



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Check out the Beretta Nano. I selected it over the Shield, and have been very happy.
It is my warm carry, 239 is my cold carry.


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I'll check out both. Thanks!


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...I'd like to go back to a semi-auto 9mm. As usual, thinness, lightness and reliability are very important. Anything new out there worth considering?

Thanks!


They're not new, but a Kahr PM9 or its cheaper little brother CM9 work for me. They fit in most pockets.

You prefer new? My G-43 is also a nice gun, but it doesn't fit in my pockets.
 
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Walther PPS
 
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Holster or pocket carry?
 
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Walther PPS. Thin, accurate, fairly light, reliable, durable, and soft shooting.



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It works for me to pocket carry my PM9. Occasionally ankle carry. The same for a j-frame Airlite.


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+1 on the Shield. Easy to conceal, accurate, and reliable.
 
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P938 is my pocket carry, replaced my pocket carry j-frame.





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This is going to be different, but I'd look for a 3rd generation S&W. I have a 3913 that is used that I love. They carry easily and fit in my hand nicely.
They can be had fairly cheap if you look. Just a thought.


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SIG P938. Very thin, and more compact than the G43. There were some early production issues, but those have been resolved in current production guns.




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I started with a P239 SAS - great gun but heavy and big for its capacity. Then went to Springfield XDs 9MM - also a great gun. Loved the fiber optic front sight too. But it is also a bit bulky because it is so square. I then went to a Shield 9MM. I think it is a great carry gun for those wanting a single stack. It is thin, fairly light and very easy to shoot well.

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I have a Shield and a Glock 43. I prefer the Glock, my wife prefers the Shield. Nothing WRONG with the Shield. I liked mine a lot, I just like the 43 more. I've also had a p290 (magazine issues), Pm9 (reliability issues), 239 (prefer the Smith 3953 in that size of gun), and Kahr mk9 (heavy, but I wish I still had that one). I also have a Ruger LC9 primarily because it is authorized for secondary duty weapon use at my job. The Ruger is usable, but not "nice."
 
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I have a Shield and G43 and Mitch Rosen UPL's for each. I shoot each equally well. I carry the Shield more off duty than the Glock. I use the 7 round mag in the gun with the 8 rounder as a spare. For the price they are hard to beat.
 
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I appreciate all the advice and suggestions. I went to my local FFL dealer yesterday and they had most of these available to handle.

After spending time with each of them, I came home with a Shield, in 9mm, no safety. I'm looking forward to getting some range time with it, and then seeing how well it carries.

Thanks again!


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