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First gun for short fingers, 9mm, low muzzle flip

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#31 boo

  • LocationDelaware County, PA
  • Home Range:Targetmaster

Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:30 AM

^I'm also a fan of the P320 platform - great striker for the price point from Sig - only thing is that by the time you buy compact sized mags, compact barrel and grip module dont you almost have as much invested as a second gun?  I haven't really priced it out, just curious.

I agree. Msrp for a conversion kit is $400, while a brand new gun will be around $500. But if you wait for a 20% sale, like what was just announced today, you can get it for $320 which it'll start to make more sense. I plan on calling later to see if they'll sell the kit with med grip replaced with a small grip.



#32 Ricky_Bobby


Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:48 AM

^I was just checking Sig's website and saw the $400 kit, at $320 yes it is now a bad option, however, if you want additional compact sized mags expect $35-40 apiece - Going price I've seen on 320 Compact is approx $500+NICS+tax, comes with 2 mags and Medium grip module - I'm not sure if the mags are interchangeable on the 320's like they are on the Glocks, ex. using G19 extended mags as backup on a G26 - if so, that would be another reason to perhaps get the additional Compact gun and spend the extra $150 or so - obviously you dont have to wait for P2Ps if you do the conversion kit.


And on the Compact Small sized module, for giggles I was looking for one the other day as I'm sure I would want it, I like to have a good wrap around the gun, the Compact Grip module is OOS on Sig's website and most other retailers, its not easy to find at any means.  Let me know how you do and if you find one, I'm still considering a 320 in the coming months.

#33 Old Dog

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  • LocationFlorida
  • Home Range:Florida

Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

There are many guns that fit your description but my main home defense guns is a HK VP9. I have short fingers but the new HK's have changeable side grips as well as rear. This is the only gun that really fits my hands well. My wife can shoot it with ease and she is only 110 lbs. Smaller guns fit my hands well but they are lightweight so they recoil more than a bigger gun. 


You can always mitigate recoil by using lighter ammo. The new ARX ammo is lightweight and sometimes feels like a .22 in my larger guns. Interesting design. There is a few others that make light recoiling 9mm ammo so that is one way to lessen recoil. 


Take a look at the guns that have replaceable grip panels. Those are your best bet. My choice would be the Ruger 9mm 1911. Nice slim grip and its weight absorbs recoil nicely. I love 1911 guns, especially for range use. Also look at single stack guns as their grips are thinner. In NJ where I could not carry I had a 1911 and CZ75. Both good guns and easy to shoot. If you can try a gun out first before buying it, look at the Glock 19. Even though the grips are thick, they fit my hand well. For me, as it would be for you, the important dimension will be trigger reach, not grip thickness. 


Your best bet is to go to a gun store and hold a few guns in your price range, 9mm recoil is not a lot. Most if it is mental. You can shoot 100-200 rounds in a 9mm and not be sore afterwards if you properly hold the gun and it is not too light or small.


Take a look at the Walther PPQ line as well as the S&M M&P line.The VP9 is a good choice with a good trigger and you can configure your grips anyway you like. The new Ruger American 9mm is another good gun worth looking at and has the ability to change out the rear backstrap. I have found Rugers to be very reliable and although most of my guns are from HK and Sig, I own a few Ruger's too and never had a problem with them. Their 1911's are a bargain for their price point compared to similar 1911's with the same or similar features. Good luck but I went through a lot of guns before I found the ones that fit my hand best.

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#34 Lambo2936

  • LocationWoodbridge NJ
  • Home Range:Range 14

Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:09 PM

The 2022 is meh IMO, my buddy has one. I Picked up a Glock 19 and love it. I have small hands as well.
VP9 is nice; dont own one but they feel great to hold.

#35 Bt Doctur

Bt Doctur
  • LocationSpotswood area
  • Home Range:SRPC,OBPC

Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:27 PM

The 3913 Lady Smith if you can find one  3913_zpsotvtcdtb.jpg

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