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9mm pocket gun?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by durango#95, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    What are the smallest 9mm's out there? The Glock 26 is just WAY to big for what I want. I'm looking for something in the LCP/P3AT size range but in 9mm if it even exists.
     
  2. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    look at the taurus 709 slim Ima pick one up here this week its think and i think will make a good carry gun
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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  4. yeos

    yeos Seattle Member

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    Kahr PM9
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Kel-Tec PF-9
     
  6. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I had a Keltec PF9 for a while, small and light but it came at a price.... Nasty recoil
     
  7. enhance

    enhance NW New Member

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    Dont think there is anything in the p3at/lcp size. The common smallest are the Kahr PM9, Kahr MK9 and Kel-Tec PF-9 from what I've seen.

    I went with the Kel-Tec. I've read some bad things about some of the initial runs, but now they're great. Got mine back in November and it's seen about 500 rounds so far without any problems. It's pretty snappy, and I've heard that a lot of people find them uncomfortable. I put a Hogue grip on it and it feels great and I have no problem shooting 100 rounds per outing.
     
  8. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    hightower spokane Member

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  10. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the 709. Been reading about these, seems to be a solid mix value and features. I definitly need to check one of these out.
     
  11. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    For size, reliability, cost and availability the Kahr PM and MK are hard to beat. If your $$$ limit is lower get the Kel-Tec, if $$$ is not a concern get the Rohrbaugh.
     
  12. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100%.:thumbup:
     
  13. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Just make sure you have big pockets if you plan to carry the Kahrs because for many people they are too big for pocket carry... If you are thinking cargo pockets or probably front pockets they will work fine but for back pocket carry my LCP is pushing it sizewise. It is wider and longer and taller than my normal wallet and almost peeks out of my back pocket in most of my pants. The Kahrs are significantly larger.

    You might try checking out these links I grabbed from www.mouseguns.com to compare sizes of guns.

    http://mouseguns.com/PocketAutoComparison.pdf
    http://www.smallestguns.com/
    http://mouseguns.com/pocksize.htm
     
  14. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    True, but this thread is asking about "9mm Pocket Gun?" not what's the easiest gun to pocket carry.:winkkiss:
     
  15. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Yes, I realize that. The Kahr's would not be carried in my pockets because they are way to big...hence they are NOT pocket guns in my opinion.:thumbup: I'm being nice and allowing that for some people they could possibly be pocket guns.:paranoid: If your definition of a pocket gun is just a gun that fits in a pocket that doesn't really work. I have some pants that I could fit a 6" N-frame in some of the pockets of. Does that make a Model 28 a pocket gun?:bluelaugh::laugh:

    The original question was for pocket gun recommendations and the OP should consider the pockets he plans on using and be aware that the guns recommended work for some people but might not fit his needs or pockets.
     
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  16. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    To true.

    I sell pocket holsters, and will say that the .380acp guns(LCP & Sig P238) are among the top seller for all of 2009.

    Tops of all holsters sold for me last year the S&W J-frame, a bigger gun but still one of the most carried guns out there.
     
  17. SlickJoeSD

    SlickJoeSD Astoria, OR Member

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    Colt Pocket Nine, about $1000 bucks though. :thumbup:
     
  18. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Yeah, I'd actually prefer a j-frame to my LCP I think but I can't carry one in my pockets. I have big thighs and there just isn't space in my pants for that. I'd have the hugest bulge.:eek::bluelaugh:
     
  19. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    I carry a Taurus P111 9mm (3rd generation)in the front pocket of my cargo pants with no problem.Works for me. Bill
     
  20. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    PF9 or the P11 ....