compact pistols

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by troy1, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. troy1

    troy1 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2
    I am looking for a compact pistol in 9mm. What are the opinions on the sig 229-239, cz compact, and smith and h&k. I want to use for IPSC.

    thanks

    troy
  2. Any of those you named would be excellent, Troy, not only for IPSC, but for just about any other purpose you might have for a 9mm. Personally, I would slightly favor the H&K over the others, but that's just me.
  3. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2005
    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Bay Point, Kali..aka Gun Point
    I don't know many IPSC shooters, that use a compact. but I would check w/ some of the local shooters & see what they shoot for Production & Limited 10 class. Maybe they will let you try a few rounds. If you have big hands, then the Beretta or ParaOrdnance wide frames would be good. I shot a Sig & didn't like the trigger. The Springfield XD Series is supposed to be pretty good & they make a 9mm. Got a nearby range that rents guns? That's where I tested the Sig. Good Luck :)
  4. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,956
    Location:
    Deep South Mississippi
    I've never heard anyone badmouth a Walther p99
  5. meandmy45s

    meandmy45s New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Messages:
    94
    I've owned a Sig p226 for 12 years and never had a problem, so I imagine the 229 is every bit as good. The only complaint that I have about the pistol is that I hold a high grip and find that my right thumb holds the slide release at times and the slide won't lock open when the magazine is empty. That is a minor annoyance at the range, in competition you shouldn't let the gun run dry anyway.

    I prefer Sig to the others that you mentioned.
  6. nitrox

    nitrox New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    22
    Location:
    WV,Philippines
    i used the reliable walther p99 9mm. easy to conceal and the grip is just great
  7. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2003
    Messages:
    2,811
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Troy, if the features, and grip,suit you, the CZ is going to be the bargain pistol, for you!
    Their external finish is 'adequate', without any negative implication, simply, 'adequate'. Their internal dimensions, tolerances, functionality, etc, in all cases I have observed, is top flight, and, having owned, or still own, somewhere around 20 of their arms, have never found a 'bad' example!
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers Compact 45ACP Feb 17, 2014
Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers Shot A Springfield Armory XD-45 Compact Today Sep 1, 2013
Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers CZ75 Compact or Ruger SR9C Apr 19, 2013
Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers Sig Sauer 220 compact / Springfield XD-S Apr 12, 2013
Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers Shopping for sub compact Mar 25, 2013

Share This Page