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Single Stack Carry Thread (w/pics)
Started a similar thread on GT and figured it would go over well here.  As I've noted elsewhere, I've really developed an appreciation for single stack EDC guns.  So to start the ball rolling...

My LC9 with Truglo TFO night sights  Smile

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Some folks don't like the long DA trigger pull.  For a gun that I could potentially pocket carry I prefer it.  This one has a nice smooth pull that reminds me of a tuned up revolver.  I like a manual safety on a firearm if it's available.  Personal preference and I've trained that way as my first semi-auto was a single stack 9mm with thumb safety (Taurus PT908).  I like the sights.  bright in the day and bright at night.  Easy to pick up.  I installed the rubbery Talon Grips which are quite nice.  And as you can see in the photos, if you don't know whether or not it's're just not trying LOL.

Good little gun.  Gotta say, I like the smooth lines on this one.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
I like my LC9 enough that I haven't found a need for anything else. Like Dave mentioned the double action trigger is smooth. I don't use the safety as I am not sure it is needed on a double action only gun but it's there if needed.
The BNIB Shield 9mm I just picked up for $275.

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The Shield has a good feel to it.  The one I gave my son has the Talon grips on it.  I'll have to take another look at it to see if I like it well enough to put on this one.  Plan to go shooting with it tomorrow.

Taurus PT709 Slim.

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As I've mentioned elsewhere, the Slim is simply a nice gun.  It has shot everything I've put through it.  It's accurate.  It's controllable.  The trigger is an acquired taste since it breaks so far back but it isn't an issue if you've simply shot it a bit.  Not a bad trigger at all, just breaks farther back than other guns.  Only ding I've really said about it was the very flat, flush base plate.  If you had to do a rip & work malfunction clearance due to a double feed you'd have a very hard time of it.  It was hard for me to get enough positive purchase on the base plate to rip it out of the magwell...and I do fingertip push-ups!  None of the females in my class could do it.  It is an easy fix though in that you can by different base plates for it that are relatively inexpensive.  Other than that, well, it goes bang every time with a lifetime warranty. Nothing to complain about there.

Don't know what the current price is on the Slim but not long ago they were around the $179 mark (and maybe even a tad lower IIRC).  For sub-$200 you can't go wrong imo.    It is a much better gun than it's price point suggests. 

Of the four single stacks (G43 is the fourth), three have a manual thumb safety which I prefer.  Personal preference.   Smile
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
I've been carrying a G43 for the last year or so. I'm very pleased with it. My structural issues make carrying a heavy gun very difficult so a subcompact like this works well. I've never been a capacity whore so six rounds is plenty.

This is picture of my G43 from the pocket dump thread. It is summer time (currently 95 degrees) and so the shorts and t-shirt is on and the G43 is getting a lot of carry.
I don't have many pics of my "single stack" pistols, but they include (5) 1911's, as well as ...

Ruger KP90DC (.45)
3913TSW (late production, '07?)
4513TSW ("original" model)
4040PD (think 3913 chambered in .40, w/Scandium aluminum frame)
LCP (blue)
LCP (stainless)

Even though I've carried a fair variety of double stack issued pistols, I always tended to favor the typically slimmer grip profiles of single stack pistols. For example, when i was carrying an issued 6906, which I really liked, I came to prefer to set it aside for off-duty in favor of my 3913. While the 6906/3913 models shared the same slide/barrel, the slimmer grip of the 3913 made it easier riding on the hip, especially when being seated for long periods.

Being a longtime revolver user, I tend to see the 7-8rd single stack mags as having "increased capacity" over the 5-6rd revolvers. Wink
Well, my plan was to give my G42 to the wife for her night stand gun and take that Ruger LC9s as my single stack 9mm carry pistol for when I want something smaller than my G26.  So I bought some night sights for the LC9s and a grip wrap.  Night sights arrived and I put the front on with little issue.  The back sight was a friggin bear no matter what I tried with my sight pusher tool (universal).  Ended up trying the ole hammer and punch method (which I've used successfully with other guns) and end up jacking up the rear sight.  Oh, it's in and the sights work fine but it's all dinged up.  

Anyone else OCD about carrying a pistol that's got something jacked up on it?  Slide wear doesn't bother me.  A ding or dent...not happening.

So the LC9s is perfectly functional, the sights are working fine but I tossed it back into her night stand and took back the G42, at least for now.  I'm not going to touch her carry LC9s.  

So I'm back to square one.  I'm either going to get another LC9/LC9s or just go ahead and get another G43.  Haven't fully decided yet which way I want to go.  PSA has a nice looking LC9s with FDE frame but they're out of stock at the moment (and who knows if/when they'll be back in stock).  Some other place has an LC9s TALO in full FDE that looks nice for $299.  Or just get a G43, maybe with an FDE or OD frame.  Just haven't decided yet.

Been working OT and plan to work some more so I have a few discretionary bucks.  I had actually decided to put all that $ in the bank but she just blew a bunch of her 'saved' money on stuff she didn't need so I'm like kinda ticked and thinking what the heck, I've busted my butt on multiple extra 12 hour shifts and it's been a long while since I've just outright bought a new gun for myself so....
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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Glock sights are easy to change out, maybe the G43 is looking a little better.
I changed the sights on the G43 I had a while back and yes, definitely easier to change.


I was doing a search and a Ruger LC9s FDE TALO came up and that really struck me as sharp looking.  It was $299 plus shipping plus FFL so $335 give or take.  I'm waiting on a call from a local shop to see if they can match or come close to that price.  If I were to get another Ruger I'd let someone install sights for me professionally.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.

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