Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pair of subcompact 9mms provide hi-capacity pocket power

Paul Heliniski at GunsAmerica Forums thinks like me, which makes him practically a genius when it comes to carry guns. He writes he used to feel comfortable carrying a 5-shot S&W .38 Special snubby and then Katrina, 9/11 and other disastrous events in life changed his thinking.

Now he prefers small subcompact pistols that will shoot more than five times and he reviews his top two picks. I don't own either of these, but hope that either or both are in my future.
The Beretta Px4 Subcompact and the Springfield Armory XD9 Subcompact both come in just under two pounds fully loaded with (count em) 14 rounds of 9mm. They represent what I feel is the next generation of pocket pistol. Both are manageable weight for front pocket carry if you wear a belt, and with a pocket holster they both draw smoothly, with no snags.
Here's a couple of videos he made shooting both these pocket pistols, the Beretta PX4 9mm SC:

And here's the Springfield XD9 Subcompact:

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