Friday, July 16, 2010

Compact Carry 9mm!

Need a light, powerful, high capacity, self-defense pistol that won't break the bank? Check out the new Ruger Model SR9c:


  • Barrel 3.5"
  • Grip Width 1.27"
  • Weight 23.4 oz., +9 rounds 27.6 oz., +17 rds 32.1 oz.
  • Length 6.85"
  • Height 4.61"
  • Standard 10 rd Magazine
  • Hi-Cap 17 rd Magazine w/Finger Grip Extension
  • Integral Accessory Rail
  • Rear-Sight Adjustable for Windage and Elevation
  • Hi Visibility 3-Dot Sight System
  • Stainless or Blackened Finish
  • 1911-Style Ambidextrous Manual Safety
  • Internal Trigger Bar Interlock and Striker Blocker
  • Trigger Safety
  • Magazine Disconnect
  • Visual and Tactile Loaded Chamber Indicator
Gun Magazine Reviews:
"Reliability is there, period.", "Fits well in the hand", "Plenty of accuracy"

I like the looks of this. I may decide to "pack heat" on my trip to Orlando next month. For low-key carry, I will have to take a serious look at this new wonder-9.

Review Links for this Model:  Gun Blast, Average Joe's, Gun Websites, Jimbo, OneInchGroup

For Glock fans, check out the dependable and concealable G19 9mm:

"The compact version of the G17, this is the preferred pistol of NYPD's 40,000 officers and the standard weapon the United Nations Security Personnel."


  • Caliber 9mm
  • Trigger Safety
  • Magazine Capacity: 15
  • Barrel 4.02"
  • Grip Width 1.3"
  • Weight 21.1 oz. empty, +15 rounds 30.4 oz.
  • Length 6.9"
  • Height 5.0"
  • Integral Accessory Rail
  • Simple and Quick Takedown and Reassembly
  • Trigger-pull consistent 5.5lbs
Gun Magazine Reviews:
"Plenty accurate."
"Pick the Glock if ease of maintenance is high on your list."
"Consistent shooting with all bullet weights."
"Can be shot as fast as most shooters can pick up the sights."
"The trigger was simple and repeatable."
"Sights are low profile for speed out of the holster."

Due to the ease of maintenance and simplicity of operation, plus Glock's reputation for dependability, this would make a great carry gun, car gun, or camp gun for when the chips are down, and you need something that will go off, no matter what.

Check out the compact 9mm offering from Springfield Armory, the Springfield Armory XDM 3.8

"The XDM pistols do not replace the original XD series. The XDM pistols are an American-style update of the XD. These include a streamlined low-mount rear sight with the rear face flush to the back of the slide for maximum sight radius. The front sight has a new profile, too. When you line up the rear sight of the XDM with the blade on the XD Four-inch Service Model, rear edge to rear edge, the shorter-barreled XDM 3.8 actually has about the same sight radius. That’s because the rear sight on the XD pistol is inboard about 0.30 inches. The grip of the XDM is flatter on the sides and longer, too, resulting in greater capacity by three rounds."

  • Caliber: 9MM
  • Grip and Trigger Safeties
  • Magazines: 2 – 19 Round, Stainless Steel Barrel: 3.8″ Steel, Melonite ®, Fully Supported Ramp
  • Sights: Dovetail Front and Rear (Steel) 3-Dot
  • Trigger Pull: 5.5-7.7 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 3.8"
  • Frame : Black Polymer
  • Slide: Forged Steel
  • Overall Length: 7″
  • Height: 5.6″
  • Weight w/ empty mag: 27.5oz
  • Available colors: Black, Bi-Tone SS/Black
  • Small, medium, and large interchangeable backstraps
  • Thumb relief in grip oriented toward ambi-magazine release
  • Improved grip texture
  • Streamlined slide release and takedown levers
  • Improved cocking serrations and accessory rail
Gun review comments:
"All shots were inside the 'A' Zone.", "Consistent accuracy"

Strengths: Fully supported chamber for +P, Ambidextrous controls, Superior action accuracy, High capacity, Ergonomic grip shape.

If you prefer traditional steel-framed pistols, look no further than the CZ 75D PCR Compact 9mm:

"Light alloy frame de-cocker model featuring an extended magazine release, low profile snag-free sights, and a loaded chamber indicator. CZ 75 B is used by more Governments, Militaries, Police and Security agencies than any other pistol in the world. The CZ 75 is quite possibly the perfect pistol."



  •  Caliber: 9mm
  • SKU: 91194
  • Magazine Capacity: 14
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs
  • Overall Length: 7.2"
  • Barrel Length: 3.8"
  • Height: 5.0"
  • Width: 1.4"
  • Alloy Frame
  • Rubber Grip
  • Single Action/Double Action Trigger (like a revolver)
  • Fixed Sights
  • Safety: Decocking Lever, Safety Stop on Hammer, Firing Pin Safety
  • Oversized left side magazine release
  • Ergonomically shaped grip-"fits the hand well"
  • Windage adjustable sights were "dead on."
  • Decocker allows for short double action trigger pull on first shot
  • Beveled magazine well (allows for quicker insertion)
  • Viewing holes on left side of magazine only
  • 3.5 lb single-action trigger pull
  • "Superior Accuracy"

Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact Type F:

"Delivers concealed carry handling with large frame firepower."


  • Caliber: 9mm or .40 S&W
  • Magazine Capacity: 13 or 10
  • Action: Single/Double
  • Length 6.2"
  • Barrel Length: 3"
  • Weight: 26.1 oz. Empty
  • Ambidextrous De-cocking Lever
  • Stainless Barrel w/Recessed Crown
  • Cocking Serrations on Both Ends of Slide
  • Accessory Rail
  • Non-Reflective Bruniton Finish
  • Two Interchangeable Backstraps for Custom Grip Sizing
  • Reversible Magazine release
  • Extended Slide Catch Option
  • Also Takes Full-Size Storm Magazines
  • 3 Dot Combat Sights
  • Traditional Browning-Style Tilting Barrel Lockup
Other Notables:
  • "100% Reliable with a Variety of Bullet Configurations"
Deep Thoughts: "Man, that is one ugly pistol! But, aesthetics aside, the majority of reviews have been glowing, at least for the 9mm version. Reviews for the .40 cal have been hard to come by, but I am tempted to buy this beast, kind of like the homeliest puppy at the pound whose eyes seem to reach out and grab you. I will keep you posted." K

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