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Old 07-02-2007, 11:38 PM
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Semi auto guns for small hands? CCW




I figure many of you who have 1911's may have small hands as well.

Which guns would you consider for CCW if you have small hands?
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:27 AM
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:48 AM
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My favorite is the S&W 6906.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:29 AM
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My wife has the same problem. So far The Springfield EMP, XD's, Kahr K-9 and several small frame Revovlers have been the best according to her.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:39 AM
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Bhp/p-35.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:56 AM
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I was looking for 9mm+ and to spend under $1k.

The XD's fit pretty well. 239 is good, though low on capacity. Glocks are very blocky though the G29 is interesting.

Is the grip on the DW CBOB fairly small? It's single stack so it should be.

I wish those guns were as reliable as glocks/xds/M&P's [except the one's where the mag falls out <g>] out of the box.

They look very pretty and the 10mm seems like a really solid SD round.

The new HK P30 will probably fit quite well with adjustable side panels and backstraps. Not that small though.
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:05 AM
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Consider Para's LDA Carry 6 in 45 ACP or Carry 9 in 9mm....
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:15 AM
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Consider a real single action 1911 if for not the trigger alone!!! there is no sweeter trigger.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:37 AM
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:50 AM
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1911 with flat mainspring housing and a short trigger of course! Don't I remember Mas Ayoob writing about an aftermarket thumb safety that was positioned lower than the norm for smaller hands?
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:14 PM
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1911 with flat mainspring housing and a short trigger of course! Don't I remember Mas Ayoob writing about an aftermarket thumb safety that was positioned lower than the norm for smaller hands?
Add to that, thin grips and a Gunsite low mount thumb safety....That's what I love about 1911's, you can make them fit your needs.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:30 PM
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Kahrs in general

The various Kahrs have a pretty short trigger reach. I was shooting my Kahr MK9 yesterday along with my H&K USP 45f, and the difference was night and day in trigger reach.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:39 PM
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Seecamp LWS32 or LWS380. They're identical in size, regarless of caliber...



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Old 07-12-2007, 09:19 PM
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+1 for the BHP.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:27 PM
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How about the SA EMP. I understand that its smaller than a standard 1911.

I've also became a fan of the Bersa Thunder .380.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:53 AM
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Kahr

Any of the Kahr 9mm models. I like the TP9.



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Old 07-13-2007, 10:39 AM
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How about a S&W 3913 9mm?
I never owned an auto pistol that was more reliable, or more easy to conceal. It is basically very rust resistant, has 9 rounds immediately available with a quick 8 round reload, and is very easy to shoot well.
I very much regret selling mine to one of my old Sergeants, who has since passed away.
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:54 PM
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Suggested small autos:

S&W 3913--solid, reliable, 8+1 9mm, alloy frame not as light as polymer, but quality piece

Bersa 380--hard to go wrong since could be best value in a small auto, easy to handle so .380 round can be effectively placed

Sig 232--uber-quality .380, carried by LE overseas, hard to find a bad review, very natural to handle

To be fair, I am not that familiar with Glocks, and have been thinking about a Kahr CW9 for myself, but I've always like autos that can be fired single-action.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:39 PM
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I have fairly small hands. I'm using a Colt Defender with a flat MSH and short trigger. One can can also find grip panels appropriate to ones hand size.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:47 AM
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Kimber Ultra Carry II CDP
Kahr MK9 Elite '03
Sig Sauer P230/232
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:07 PM
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I get frustrated when people don't update threads they start.

I ended up with the HK P200SK.

Fit my hands better than XD, MP, SIG239, and even some 1911's.

Ordered...

P2000SK 9mm DA/SA (no LEM in stock) w/ NS and 3 mags (from police guns dot com)
6 USP Compact/P2000 10rd mags (CDNN)
2 P2000SK mags with flat floor plat (CDNN)
1 13rd USPc mag (CDNN)
[Will have 12 magazines for lead flying goodness! ]
VM2 in black with extra doo dads to hide stuff better. (LASports)
DeSantis Nemisis Pocket Holster (DeSantis Yahoo store)
Uncle Mikes #12 Ankle Holster (Cheaper than dirt)
4 boxes CCI Blazer 115gr for practice (hope the SK likes it) (CTD)
2 Boxes Gold Dot 124gr (CTD)
Tried to order the X-grip, but HK rep was on vacation. Will fill out order form and hopefully someone will process it.

It's a good CCW starter kit I think.

EDIT: Some good suggestions. Didn't like super small guns like the Khar. The MK may be interesting- but shop only had the really tiny Khar.

After handling the XD, MP, 239, and 1911's it came down to the P2000 or SIG 239. I just felt more comfortable with those systems as opposed to an external safety.

Due to the adjustable back strap and lighter weight, the HK won over the SIG. But, there will be others.

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