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Pocket 9mm

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

  1. 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.

    Thanks.
     


  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

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

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    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 http://www.doubletapdefense.com/
     
  6. Brains

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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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  7. dsgrey

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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.
     
  8. dsgrey

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    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

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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.
     
  10. coachrick

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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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