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    Question Think I need an upgrade.

    I pocket carry a TCP almost daily, light easy to carry, I can shoot it accurately, it just works for me. 7+1 plus another mag of 6 gives me 13 rounds. When I know I am going to Miami area I like to switch out to my PT-145. Still pocket carry (yes I have big pockets), much heavier gives me 10+1 and an extra mag of 12 for a total of 23 rounds. I practice with both equally.

    Now after I finish at my day job I find myself heading to Miami too often with out an opportunity to swap out carry guns at home. Don't want to leave a gun in my car.

    Now I am thinking I should just upgrade my TCP to a 9mm and carry that all the time.

    What 9 mm do I go with? I have not looked at carry size guns in a long time, about 9 years. When I shot the Taurus G2 I did not like the feel of it at all so I think it is out. Would like a hammer fired gun, but does not have to be. Prefer no safety but I do deal with it on the PT-145.

    Guess I need to hit up some gun shops and see what they have available.

    What are some of your favorite 9mm compacts with a decent capacity?
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    If you don’t have one already, check out a Glock 19. Good capacity, light weight, and no manual safety to mess with.
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    Ruger LC9! only slightly bigger than the tcp! I was carrying the tcp and then switched to the g2 when they came out.....i decided to lighten my load and chose the Diamondback db9..... it is the smallest 9mm on the market. Had some reliability issues and ended up with the Ruger Lc9......The Ruger is an excellent choice!

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    I selected the PT111 due to the 12 round capacity which is only beat by the Glock 19.

    That said, you may want to check out the Sig 365 or Glock 43/48. They appear to be everywhere although I don't own them. If you like the 1911 platform there are some very nice 9mm short barrel and full size out there. Springfield makes quite a few I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    If you don’t have one already, check out a Glock 19. Good capacity, light weight, and no manual safety to mess with.
    I don't have any Glocks, shot one chambered in .50 GI it was a custom job converting if from .45ACP. I have picked up a few and am not sure I liked the feel of them, may have to give on a try.
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    Given your requirements and descriptors, I would probably be buying one of these.

    https://grabagun.com/sar-b6c-cmp-9mm-3-8-13rd-blk.html

    Or one of these...I have one in 45 ACP and like it a lot.

    https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/smi...8-round-pistol
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    Anything reliable, thin, and resistant to corrosion would be my choice. A single stack 9mm in poly with stainless or nitrided slide should work. For a long while in SWF I favored a Kahr PM9 stainless w/NS, 6+1 loaded weighed in under 20 ounces. Belt or pocket worked fine. Lately though I am very happy with a glock 48, 10+1 loaded weight 26 ounces exactly.

    For something hammer fired for the belt - a CZ-PCR at 14/15+1 is excellent, decocker only but hard to find. Similarly, HK P30 15+1, ambi decocker in variant 3.

    If you want something small and light and not heavy $$, a hammer fired DAO SCCY CPX-2 has worked for me without problems and disappears in kydex. I'm not going to call it top tier but it works and provides a tiny light package for 10+1 9mm.

    Any of the double-stack glocks would work as well, with all the advantages no one has to list. I have a 26 but I wish the barrel were longer so it would conceal better. Thus I agree a 19 would be a great striker-fired choice.

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    Look at a Sig P-365. I bought one a few weeks back- just took it to the range today. It will become my EDC for most of the year.
    The standard 365 comes with 2 x 10 round mags and has 12 round mags available with a slight extended grip. On Tee shirt days you can carry with the 10 round mag with no issues. Then on days where you wear a button up shirt- use the 12 round mag. It pokes out a tad more than the 10.

    At least look at it. Mine cost about $550, but it was worth it. Trigger is great, and they have a model with a safety and 2 models with out. Then there is the 365 XL model that has a slightly longer grip and barrel.

    I assure you......they are worth looking at.
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    I like the Taurus G3 with a 15 and 17 round mag. I have 2 and they have been very good.
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    Shut up and reload!

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    A Shield is another good consideration if 8 rounds meets the requirement, and can be had without a thumb safety. Very thin pistol.
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