April 30, 2020: USA Concealed Carry

Another roundup of semi-automatic pistols made in the USA. Criteria: Concealed Carry, MSRP less than $499, chambered for 9mm. Data as of April 2020.

ManufacturerModelBarrelCapacityMSRP
DiamondbackDB9 Gen 43.1″6 + 1$279
Kahr ArmsCM93″6 + 1$460
Kel TecPF93.1″7 + 1$357
MossbergMC1sc3.4″6 + 1 / 7 + 1$421
RemingtonR513.4″7 + 1$448
RugerEC9s3.12″7 + 1$299
SCCYDVG-13.1″10 + 1$289
Smith & WessonM&P 9  Shield M2.03.1″7 + 1, 8 + 1$479

DIAMONDBACK Firearms ( diamondbackfirearms.com ) was established in 2009. The manufacturing facilities are located in Cocoa, in Brevard county Florida. The Limited Lifetime (LL) warranty is expressed to the original purchaser (OP) for Material and Workmanship (M&W).

ManufacturerDiamondbackModelDB9
WarrantyOP LLMSRP$279
Barrel3.1″ StainlessSlideStainless Steel
Length5.73″Sights3 Dot
Height5″FramePolymer
Width.9″Accessory RailNo
Weight .838 lbsMagazine1×6 rounds

Kahr Arms ( kahr.com ) was founded in 1994 by Justin Moon. The manufacturing facilities are in Worcester Massachusetts. The corporate headquarters are located in Greeley Pennsylvania.

ManufacturerKahr ArmsModelCM9 CM9093
WarrantyOP 5 year LimitedMSRP$460
Barrel3″SlideStainless Steel
Length5.42″SightsDot Bar
Height4″FramePolymer
Width.9″ SlideAccessory RailNo
Weight .994 lbsMagazine1×6 rounds

KelTec ( keltecweapons.com ) was founded in 1995 by George Kellgren. The manufacturing facilities are in Cocoa Florida. The PF9 was introduced in 2006.

ManufacturerKelTecModelPF9
WarrantyOP LLMSRP$356
Barrel3.1″ 4140 SteelSlide4140 Steel
Length5.85″Sights3 Dot
Height4.3″FramePolymer
Width.88″Accessory Rail1 notch
Weight .794 lbsMagazine1×7 rounds

O. F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc ( mossberg.com ) was founded in 1919 by the Swedish immigrant Oscar Frederick Mossberg and his sons Harold and Iver. The business started in New Haven Connecticut. Their first gun was a four shot, .22 Long Rifle chambered pistol named the Brownie. It was the only handgun produced by Mossberg until they released the MC1sc in January 2019. While most of Mossberg’s manufacturing has been moved to Eagle Pass Texas, the marketing for the MC1sc doesn’t state it is made in the USA.

ManufacturerMossbergModelMC1sc 89001
WarrantyOP 1 yearMSRP$421
Barrel3.4″ StainlessSlideStainless Steel
Length6.25″Sights3 Dot
Height4.3″FramePolymer
Width1.03″Accessory RailNo
Weight 1.19 lbsMagazine1×6,1×7 rounds

Remington Arms Company, LLC ( remington.com ) was founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington II in Illion Gulch New York. Originally a barrel maker, he moved to Ilion New York in 1828. The company made their first complete gun in 1845 for the U. S. Ordance Department. Remington also has firearms manufacturing in Huntsville Alabama. The R51 was originally introduced in 2014. After correcting manufacturing problems, it was re-introduced as a Gen 2 in 2017.

ManufacturerRemingtonModelR51 Gen 2
WarrantyOP LL M&WMSRP$448
Barrel3.4″SlideSteel
Length6.68″Sights3 Dot
Height4.63″FrameAluminum
Width1.08″Accessory RailNo
Weight 1.41 lbsMagazine2×7 rounds

Sturm, Ruger & Co, Inc. ( ruger.com ) was founded in 1949 by Alexander McCormick Sturm and William B. Ruger in Southport, Connecticut.

ManufacturerRugerModelEC9s
WarrantyNone StatedMSRP$299
Barrel3.12″SlideSteel
Length6″SightsIntegral
Height4.5″FramePolymer
Width.90″Accessory RailNo
Weight 1.08 lbsMagazine1 x7 rounds

SCCY ( sccy.com ) was founded as 2003 by Joe Roebuck as Skyy Industries, LLC, (now known as SCCY Industries, LLC). It is located in Daytona Beach Florida. The DVG-1 was introduced in 2020. SCCY also makes the DVG-1RD, a version with a Crimson Trace CTS-1500 3 MOA red dot with an MSRP of $389.

ManufacturerSCCYModelDVG-1
WarrantyLL M&WMSRP$289
Barrel3.1″SlideSteel
Length6.01″SightsFixed
Height5.06″FramePolymer
Width1.01″Accessory RailNo
Weight .97 lbsMagazine10 rounds

Smith and Wesson ( smith-wesson.com ) was founded in 1852 by Horace Smith and B.B. Wesson. The original Shield in the M&P line was introduced in 2012. The M2.0 upgrades were made in 2017.

ManufacturerSmith & WessonModelM&P 9 Shield M2.0
WarrantyOP 1 year M&WMSRP$479
Barrel3.1″  StainlessSlideStainless
Length6.1″Sights3 Dot
Height4.6″/5.02″FramePolymer
Width.95″Accessory RailNo
Weight 1.14 lbsMagazine1×7,1×8 rnds

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