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Fjold
02-27-2007, 7:42 PM
I'm looking for a subcompact 40S&W for a carry gun and the choices have boiled down to the Springfield XD Subcompact 3", the S&W M&P Compact 3.5" and the Glock 27 3".

I've never cared for the long trigger pull of the Glocks but does any of the other guns have a better one?

Anyone have any strong opinions on any of these guns?

Mike-4
02-27-2007, 7:59 PM
I for one favor the G27. Its hard to beat the package this little pistol has to offer. 9 + 1 potent rounds, great trigger reset, durable finish, and arguably the most reliable of the three. Tons of after market accessories and options.

NwG
02-27-2007, 8:00 PM
Will this be as a primary carry gun or a back-up? If it is a back-up I would use something that can use the same mag as you primary side arm....

The SoCal Gunner
02-27-2007, 8:21 PM
Are you set with the 40s&w? The G36 is a great little carry gun.

762cavalier
02-27-2007, 8:33 PM
I have the .40 in a XD subcompact and I liked it better than the block (er glock:p ) the springfield was just more of a natural pointer for me. Be prepared though, if this is your first handgun the .40 is MUCH snappier in the short 3 inch barrel of the XD

Cali4nia
02-27-2007, 8:34 PM
"I've never cared for the long trigger pull of the Glocks..."

Long trigger pull? I have never heard anyone say that a Glock has a long trigger pull. :confused:

hdcd
02-27-2007, 8:35 PM
I like my G36 too.. Long trigger pull..never noticed that...

50 Freak
02-27-2007, 8:50 PM
Personally I use a G27 myself. Only switch to a Seecamp 32 as my "tuxedo" gun.

One thing about the glock is you can use the regular 10 rounder mag and carry a high cap mag for a spare.

NwG
02-27-2007, 10:16 PM
"I've never cared for the long trigger pull of the Glocks..."

Long trigger pull? I have never heard anyone say that a Glock has a long trigger pull. :confused:

Glock has a long trigger pull.....

Vs a 1911 it goes for miles ;)

Fjold
02-28-2007, 7:50 AM
Thanks guys, it's not my first handgun. I have two 45's, a 44 Mag, a few 22's and a 40S&W already. My 40 is a full sized Steyr M40A1 and it has <1/4" of trigger travel compared to the 3/4" of my daughter's Glock 27.

Franksremote
02-28-2007, 8:21 AM
Glock has a long trigger pull.....

Vs a 1911 it goes for miles ;)

+1 The trigger finger cramping sucks :p

aca72
02-28-2007, 8:58 AM
Go with the Glock 27. It has been in circulation the longest and that attests to it's excellent design.

If you prefer a metal frame, go with a SIG Sauer P239 or S&W 3913.

Teletiger7
02-28-2007, 2:03 PM
Trick with the glock is to get use to the trigger reset(which is shorter than alot of others) so you don't have to releasetrigger all the way each time you pull trigger.

donger
02-28-2007, 4:57 PM
You forgot about the Kahr PM9.

MilSpec.45
02-28-2007, 6:01 PM
Or the Kahr pm40.

shamus
02-28-2007, 7:20 PM
I currently carry an XD40 sc but I am considering an M&P40c for a primary carry gun, I also carry an S&W 642 for a pocket gun.

ghideon
02-28-2007, 7:28 PM
If you prefer a metal frame, go with a SIG Sauer P239 or S&W 3913.

+1. Can't say enough about the P239. Bought it for my GF who has smaller hands. It's a 9mm, but available in 40 and 357SIG. Excellent little gun, but to me it's more of a compact than a subcompact.

Fjold
02-28-2007, 7:40 PM
+1. Can't say enough about the P239. Bought it for my GF who has smaller hands. It's a 9mm, but available in 40 and 357SIG. Excellent little gun, but to me it's more of a compact than a subcompact.

I'd love to get a Sig for normal use but they are not ambidextrous and the polymer framed guns are so much lighter to carry all day.