Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 1911, Oct 11, 2011.
Im looking for a all metal pocket 9mm. whats least expensive.
I suggest a .38sp revolver, if you're looking for relatively cheap + steel + compact. Most "pocket guns" are going to have a steel slide with a polymer/composite frame. This is done for light weight, which is a common need for carry guns. If your heart is set on a metal 9mm, look into a used S&W 9mm- something from the 39** or 94** or 9** series. Some one here has more info on them I am sure.
AMT made a little 9mm. All stainless steal. You can probably find one in the $350'ish range. How inexpensive are you looking for? I know AMT's don't have the greatest rep. but not ALL of their guns were unreliable. I've got the little 9mm and love it. I've also got the 38 Super, 40 and 45 pocket. If you are not ****-bent on 9mm those are just a couple other options.
I carry a S&W 3914 which is a single stack , steel slide, alloy frame pistol, 8+1 . To me this is the perfect size 9mm - there are smaller but to me not as controllable as the 3914. I truely love this pistol - I have worn most of blueing off the slide it has been carried so much. It has never failed to do its part. I like the long trigger pull of the S&W 3rd generation for self defense. Honestly it is not as accurate as my kimber but in comparison I do not have the same purpose for both. I reccommend the 3914 highly.
I will need to get it refinished this next year and I am looking for a tough dark finish for the gun - the blueing just doesnt seem to work - I like the Kimpro finish but need something much tougher. Any ideas?
Star Firestar if you can deal with the weight of a steel gun. I love mine and saw one for sale on here recently.
Detonics made a pocket 9mm...
Are you sure you want an old, heavy gun for pocket carry?
Kinda removes most of the comfort of carrying a new type lightweight .380/9mm pocket guns
thats funny that guy mentioned 3914 .i just sold a smith 3913 in great condition for 400 dollars.stainless .single /double and singlestack great gun
hi point 9mm 130$ used,
i bought one for 90 (which is about what it is worth)
I really like the Detonics Pocket 9 Pistol, if i could only find one for a good price..
Weight is not an issue. I'm not a fan of nylon/plastics and I'm a big guy.
that high point is interesting ill have to look more into it.
Hi-Point? If you think you will EVER need to protect your life (or a loved ones) with a gun, please save up more cash and buy something real. A Hi-Point is a gangsta weapon, built quickly without quality, to be used in a homicide and thrown in a lake. Not that I know first hand but... you know.
The browning was a gangster wepon. lol
watch the high point ultamate test on you tube. they abuse one till it exsplodes. may need more fit & finish but it looks reliable.
i really like the Detonics Pocket 9. prob REALLY HARD TO FIND
A hi-point is okay for what it is: An inexpensive pistol that goes bang and is decently accurate.
Things it is not: Small, light, pretty, or suitable for pocket carry.
Unless you have extremely large pockets, the thing isn't going to fit. And good luck finding a pocket holster for it. I have zero beef with hi-point (owned both the 9mm and .380). But don't fool yourself into thinking that a hi-point is acceptable for carry. It just isn't. Especially with that god-awful safety.
See if you can find a Star BM or BKM,nice little guns with ergonomics similar to a 1911.
The AMT "Backup" is a good little pocket pistol!
another vote for the firestar, they are great little guns, but a lot of weight. the hi point will do what it needs to do, but bulky and heavy.
There is a guy on Gunbroker selling 5904's, 915's and others at around $250.00.
A 915 might work good for a big guy. Not too heavy with aircraft aluminum frame and steel slide.
Hi-Point should use that for their marketing slogan.
hi point is a joke
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