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    Machine Gunner Martinjmpr's Avatar
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    Default Which gun fits this description?

    I'm toying with the thought of jumping off the Glock/plastic pistol bandwagon. Currently have a G17.

    I'm trying to think of what 9mm handgun might fit into this description (if any):

    1. All metal (preferably all steel but alloy frame might be acceptable)
    2. Reliable and common (i.e. I can find a magazine or other repair part for it if I need it)
    3. Double-action only, with or without external safety
    4. Big enough to fit my big hand (the G17 fits just fine) but also able to carry concealed if needed. Mag capacity can be anything over 7 rounds so single-stack is OK.

    I think requirements 3 and 4 are going to be tough to find. I know some of the older S&W stainless steel semi auto pistols were DA only - I want to say the 5946?

    Weren't there also versions of the Sig P226 that were DA only? Or am I thinking of a different gun?

    Thanks in advance!

    EDIT: How about the Sig P228? Isn't this the same pistol the US Military adopted as the M11? From what I've seen on GB these are available in DAO. How are they in terms of reliability?
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    Sounds like a DAK Sig. CDNN has some 40's right now, DAK is usually a pretty good price too.

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    5946 would be a good choice for a partially-cocked DAO trigger not dissimilar to your G17. 3rd Gen parts and mags are available, just maybe not on the shelf at the local Tactical Ted Outlet.
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    If you want 45acp then SW also had some alloy framed DAO guns.
    I have one with alloy frame and stainless top. 8rd mags. The hammer is pre cocked and needs to be pulled a bit to fire. No safety on DAO guns so they are a bit like a revolver. Super reliable and light for what it is. A bit snappy though.
    Actually I could be convinced to let it go.

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    For what it's worth, check out one of those 1911s chambered in 9mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlemidget View Post
    For what it's worth, check out one of those 1911s chambered in 9mm.
    I guess I could consider those.

    TBH I'm not a huge 1911 fan (although I don't hate them.) I pretty much learned to shoot and carry handguns with a DA revolver (and still have a couple of DA revolvers) so a DA action with no external safety is what feels most "natural" to me. But I like 9mm because ammo is plentiful and reasonably inexpensive (well, compared to other calibers at least.)

    Having said that, a Commander-sized 9mm 1911 style gun could work, big enough to fill my hand, single-stack magazine and shorter slide/barrel for potential concealment purposes, and holsters/mags should be easy to find almost anywhere.

    Any specific brands to consider? Kimber? Springfield?
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    Maybe not exactly what you were thinking, but if SA/DA trigger is an option, maybe https://www.magnumresearch.com/baby-eagle/
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    I love my HiPower.. I hear they make a DA version.

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    Why the f would you want a double action only auto? Do you like to miss?

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    I am going to state the obvious...Beretta 92D?
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