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    Compact 9mm Semi-auto

    So, I looking at compact 9mm, DA/SA, semi-autos for concealed carry. Must be all metal, no poly and exposed hammer. I narrowed it down to Beretta 92X Compact and CZ 75 Compact. I currently have a Beretta M-9 and really like it but it’s too big for daily carry. Anyone out there have experience with or opinions on the two 9mm’s I mentioned? Thanks for your input.
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    I have a CZ 75 Compact that I bought for carry and seldom do so because of it's weight. Admittedly 14 +1 and it's accuracy is a great referral for carry. It also has a standard safety that for mine doesn't seem to lock with a solid "click". No decocker so it's carried cocked and locked or by letting the hammer down on a live round, gently, and having it ready for a DA trigger pull. The safety will not engage in the last format.

    I have a Tanfoglio EAA Witness Compact in 45 ACP that is a good size for carry.

    Here's the 9mm version of that one, but with the price difference you might as well get the CZ

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    Here's my CZ Compact.

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    Personally, I would go with the CZ on that one. Carrying my 92 Compact is just "barely" better than my 92FS.
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    I have the CZ 75 compact, she heavy, but thin enough to carry. I think the CZ Rami is a little lighter... also a little smaller.

    Haven't handled the Beretta compact, can't speak to it.

    If you can find a Sig 224, they are an excellent carry option. I've been carrying one for years. No longer made, but still out there.

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    I vote for the CZ 75, and preferable with the decocker.

    If you want something for a couple hundred less- look at the Tristar C-100, is a clone ans made by Canik. Decocker model not available.

    Edit: I have the C-100 and it has been flawless. I did change out the hammer spring for a lighter one (~$11 from Cajun Gun Works) it changed the trigger pull in both DA & SA from okay to near perfect.


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    Of just those two choices the CZ75 pcr-d would be my choice. However I recently picked up a like new Stoeger(Beretta) Cougar 8000FT in 9mm. Has all the neat Beretta features, all metal pistol, put a D spring in it and you got a great compact pistol. It looks like a PX4, but better and is all metal.

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    Why not a Taurus?
    At least two models fill up the niche and are extremely reliable: G2c and TH9c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkhorse View Post
    So, I looking at compact 9mm, DA/SA, semi-autos for concealed carry. Must be all metal, no poly and exposed hammer.
    I narrowed it down to Beretta 92X Compact and CZ 75 Compact. I currently have a Beretta M-9 and really like it but it’s too big for daily carry. Anyone out there have experience with or opinions on the two 9mm’s I mentioned? Thanks for your input.
    Just throwing this out there because of your initial criteria.
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    Ya could go old school with a S&W 6906

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