While I'm not naming a brand I really like a 9MM in a 1911 commander config, it shoots so easily and conceals very nicely. I'm currently looking at a Springfield Loaded Champion in 9MM, and if you have smaller hands a Officers length frame is excellent also.
My most concealable 9mm that I own is my G26; very nice to shoot and carry. I picked up the saf-t-blok and it works fine in my holster as well as in the pocket; it doesn't fall off which was a concern that I was watching out for. I'm not claiming that it's the best for anyone else, but it was my choice for a small 9mm.
When I pick up the new PT111, they had a used (but new condition) Kahr CW40 for about the same price. If it had been a 9mm, I may have put off the PT111 purchase in favor of the Kahr. But, I'm happy with the Taurus, it's turned out to be a fantastic pistol!
I personally would still buy the Taurus over the Kahr 9mm, but it is a personal preference not anything to do with the size or quality of the either. Just my years of experience with firearms, it is hard to compare anything to Taurus when you take into account quality, cost and reliability as an entire package...
I still think Taurus should come out with a single stack like they had in the 908. For as many who are looking for a small carry package with 6- 8 rounds in it this just makes sense. The general gun forums are full of requests for this yet except for Kahr,Para Ord. and S&W, there are few single stack 9mm. pistols out there to chose from.
Bubba, if you get the chance, try the Saf-T-Blok on the G26 (I use the same one on all of them); I really like it, it's a snap to use and it comes off easily when it needs to just by virtue of drawing your trigger finger up to shoot. I was skeptical at first but found that it fits the bill quite nicely.
Sounds promising. Can you remove it while drawing the gun up to the fire position? I am now thinking about the 19 or the 26. Not sure which one would be better. 19 is still small enough to carry, and I am a little concerned about the accuracy of the 26. I am also not sure weather i should get fixed sights, adjustable sights or night sights.
The 'blok' slides in behind the trigger from left to right (looking down the muzzle) and it pushes out from right to left very easily; it positively locks the trigger and I haven't had it pop out either in a holster or my usual method of carry which is in a bag. I also like the G19 (it was my first auto and it ate up over 10,000 rounds w/o a hiccup), and I have to say that although the compacts take a little bit to get used to you will be amazed at their accuracy (no matter what brand of compact you go with). With regards to the sights, you should handle the guns to see if you like the NS because some people don't. My G26 has fixed and shoots very nicely .
I forgot to mention that if you are a lefty that you can order the saf-t-blok in that configuration as well. This site shows you basically what it is about; http://members.aol.com/saftblok/ . Some people do not like them and here is a site where a guy has some concerns over the device; http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/stb.html. Bottom line, like everything else, is to try it out and see if it works for you. Now, if some people would just do that with Taurus products I might (probably not) respect their opinion a little more!