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Pocket 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by don1911, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. don1911

    don1911 Member

    Jan 6, 2015
    I need a small pocket pistol. I am not interested in 380. I would like 45. But that is a lot of caliber in such small gun. So I'll go with a 9mm if I can find one in a pocket pistol.

    Looked at Ruger LC9. It is too big for a pocket pistol. Any suggestions on a pocket 9MM.

    Please don't waste time trying to talk me into a 380. 380 is probably a good weapon. I personally am not interested in going that small. I don't care for small calibers. I actually prefer a 45. But back problems are forcing me to look into smaller lighter options. 9mm is as small as I'm willing to go.

    Anyone out there have a pocket 9 that you carry and like? Please tell me about it.


  2. Wezel

    Wezel Member

    When I need to pocket carry my Nano in its pocket holster looks like a wallet.
  3. Wildcat Diva

    Wildcat Diva TGT Addict

    Aug 26, 2016
    Glock 43? I don't have this personally but it was my first thought. Have researched it a lot.
  4. bgw45

    bgw45 Member

    Aug 25, 2013
    Kahr CM9, carried daily in my pocket.
  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    You're not going to get any smaller in a 9mm than a Ruger LC-9, SIG 938, Kimber Micro.
    Even the Rohrbaugh R9 is right there.

    If you're dead set on a small .45, you might give a look at
  6. Brains

    Brains IQ: 47

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Kel-Tec PF9 is about the smallest 9mm I've personally held that felt ok in the hand, and it's definitely a lightweight too. If you move up to the Shield, Sig P938, Glock 43, etc. you're stepping up a hair in size/weight, to the point they really can't be pocket carried unless you're a big guy with big pockets :)
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  7. dsgrey

    dsgrey Active Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    Denton County
    I've got a 380 for gym shorts but jeans and cargo shorts/pants - Kahr CM9. DeSantis holster and about 20oz when loaded with defense rounds.
  8. dsgrey

    dsgrey Active Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    Denton County
    Brains is correct. I did some research last month and the PF9 is small plus 18oz loaded. Kahr is minimally larger and just under 20oz. A DB9 is smallest and only weighs 14.5oz. Taurus Slimline is small but weights 22.5oz. I bought a CM9 and second choice would have been the PF9. DB9 seems to have a questionable reliability but the size and weight is enticing. The Slimline goes over the maximum 20oz weight I was wanting.
  9. Saltyag2010

    Saltyag2010 TGT Addict

    Feb 11, 2014
    Flour Bluff, America
    I'm learning on here. I didn't know that the LC9 was bigger than anything. I carry a shield in my back pocket sometimes. I'd rather have a clip on belt holster than pocket carry without a belt. Pocket carry feels awkward to me.
  10. coachrick

    coachrick TGT Addict

    Dec 26, 2009
    north-north Austin
    The eased 'edges' of the LC9s and Pro make it seem smaller than it is, IMO. There's also something to be said for filling up your hand a bit, rather than having a gun that is TOO small.

    My LC9sPro loaded is almost exactly 20 oz

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017

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