Pocket 9mm

don1911

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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.

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Glock 43? I don't have this personally but it was my first thought. Have researched it a lot.
 

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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 :)
 
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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.
 

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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, to the point they really can't be pocket carried unless you're a big guy with big pockets :)

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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 
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