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Congrats mosquito!!! GREAT choice!! I also have a Smith & Wesson Shield, but in .40 S&W. Consider the Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 holster to pair it with...you'll forget you're even wearing it. The only downside is you'll have to wait about 15 weeks to get it once you order it.



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I highly recommend the Walther PPS M2. $399 now from CDNN
 
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Originally posted by Timdogg6:
khar p9 hands down


Kahr K9 for me. I've recently "downgraded" after carrying nothing but my Glock 26 for the last 2 years. For me, the benefit of either the K9 or P9 is that 7+1 rounds is the standard capacity and 8+1 in the extended.

I was REALLY interested in a PPS, but the deal killer for me is that the mags become part of the frame (the 7 or 8 rounders). I didn't like the way I had to reconfigure my grip to do a mag change. They mags kept grabbing on my palm and not dropping.

The other thing I don't like with the PPS or Shield mags is that you have this huge mass of plastic sticking out of the mag pouch. They kept digging into my skin. The Kahr mags OTOH are about as slim as you can get.

Not saying the PPS or Shield are bad choices - they just weren't right for me.
 
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Walther PPS first generation.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDmijzctCGI

Haven't tried it, but would like to.


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Know that you have already made your purchase - like you say, get familiar with it and it will grow on you.

My wife and I opted to P290RS in 9MM. Have shot both of them very accurately even in quick-fire drills.

Wore one last Sunday AIWB under a standard white fruit of the loom t-shirt and nobody noticed - it hides really well.

Drove for 3.5 hours each way on vacation last several years - no bite, good protection.


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Yes but no more solid than the p239. Get a SAS and boom nothing better.


I used to carry the 239 SAS, but recently switched to a Springer XD-S. Both are nice, but carryability edge goes to XDS, IMHO.




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Walther PPS. Thin, accurate, fairly light, reliable, durable, and soft shooting.



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Wow, since this thread has started, I bought a new 9mm Shield, sold it to a fellow forum member, and bought a HK P2000SK V3 for carry.

The Shield is a really nice gun, but I recently completed the State of Texas Level 4 PPO course, and shot the qualification with my standard P2000. I got in a conversation with the instructor, and he convinced me that it was a really bad idea to carry and train with different guns that have different operations.

So, now I have a P2000, a P2000SK, and if I can sell my M&P 45C, I'll add a HK 45, all in V3 DA/SA configuration. Thanks again for all of the advice.


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Wow, since this thread has started, I bought a new 9mm Shield, sold it to a fellow forum member, and bought a HK P2000SK V3 for carry.

The Shield is a really nice gun, but I recently completed the State of Texas Level 4 PPO course, and shot the qualification with my standard P2000. I got in a conversation with the instructor, and he convinced me that it was a really bad idea to carry and train with different guns that have different operations.

So, now I have a P2000, a P2000SK, and if I can sell my M&P 45C, I'll add a HK 45, all in V3 DA/SA configuration. Thanks again for all of the advice.


Glad to hear the update.

While there may be some merit I don't totally agree with your instructor. In any case you could have tried an HK LEM which is very similar to SF while still retaining hammer fired and then maybe kept your Shield. For me my Walther PPS has kept a permanent spot as my primary CCW. I refuse to give up that level of comfort for IWB CCW and concealability. I bought an HK P30SK LEM, my first LEM, for CCW also and just love it.



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I've recently been going with an older design single stack 9mm.




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Wow, since this thread has started, I bought a new 9mm Shield, sold it to a fellow forum member, and bought a HK P2000SK V3 for carry.

So, now I have a P2000, a P2000SK, and if I can sell my M&P 45C, I'll add a HK 45, all in V3 DA/SA configuration. Thanks again for all of the advice.


Glad to hear the update.

I bought an HK P30SK LEM, my first LEM, for CCW also and just love it.



Grumpy:

Which holster is that? Concealment Express?

Another vote for the HK products, though not single stack as the OP requested. Just got my P30sk LEM v1 which is the ideal CCW in my opinion.

I own a G43, but have soured on Glock offerings lately. It's very small, no argument. The advantage in size is lost in shootability.
 
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Ozark holster.

https://ozarksholstercompany.c...p/kydex-iwb-holster/


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The only single stack 9 that I own is a Sig P290RS.
It is one of my most used carry guns.
 
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Being an old guy I like my S/W 39-2
 
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I have tried many, but finally settled on a Walther PPS M2 in a Don Hume OWB Holster and when I Pocket Carry, it is my Kahr PM9. I had a Sig P938 & a P238 and loved them both. but my PPS shoots so much better. I just got a P225A1 and intend on working it into the rotation once I feel comfortable with it.


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For pocket carry, my Kahr pm9 is barely larger than my lcp. For iwb, I love my Walther pps 9mm classic with stealth gear appendix holster.
 
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I recently acquired a Walther PPS M2. Its now my "Go to" 9mm! Accurate, slim and easy to conceal, its dependable with everything I've shot through it. What more could one ask for in a single stack 9mm carry gun? For me, the answer was a set of orange Trijicon HD sights, a "Stingray" holster and matching magazine pouch by Clinger, was all that was needed.



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I didn't see much mention of the G43 for concealed carry, if one is looking for a single stack.

If t he concern is carrying and training, the G43 has commonality with each of the other Glocks and can be configured the same, allowing some flexibility in carrying without any concern for change in manual of arms or handling.

I did have a Shield. I still do, though it doesn't leave the safe. It split down the side while firing, and s&w refused to warranty it.

I have several XDs, Kahrs, HK's, other small compact pistols, but for light or dress clothing, or other occasions when pocket carry warrants, the G43 works great. Don't overlook it as an option for a small, thin, concealable single stack.
 
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+1 for XDS 9mm. I love mine with Talon Grips added.


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