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    Question Pocket carry 9mm?

    With summer around the corner I'm in the market for a small pocket pistol. So far it looks like the Ruger LCP is on the top of my list, however, I would really like something with more punch than the .380 while still maintaining a small size close to the Ruger. I haven't found anything and doubt one exists, but figured I'd ask you folks just to cover all bases. I looked into the Kahr PM9 but it's still too big for my pockets and far more than my pockets can afford.

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    I do not know what kind of pockets you have but my Kahr PM9 fits into everything but certain jeans. It even fits well into dress khakis. IMO the Kahr PM9 is a great pocket gun and is also great on the belt (along with my MK9). Good Luck with making your choice and what works best for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollander View Post
    I do not know what kind of pockets you have but my Kahr PM9 fits into everything but certain jeans. It even fits well into dress khakis. IMO the Kahr PM9 is a great pocket gun and is also great on the belt (along with my MK9). Good Luck with making your choice and what works best for you.
    Don't get me wrong it's a sweet gun and very comfortable but I'm a small guy (5'4"). Even if I wanted I simply couldn't afford it. Man, I gotta figure out how to win the Lotto.

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    Did you check Walther PPS?

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    price is not an object.. ROurbagh (sp??)

    rest of us.. have you looked at a kel-tec PF9? my p-11 fits in all but regular jeans, and that or the p-3at are regular carry pistols. The pf-9 feels too slim to me, but that is me and plenty like them.

    Taurus new 709 (?) also slightly larger than the 3at/lcp size, but quite small.

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    Have you looked at the Kahr CW9. Very small 9mm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
    price is not an object.. ROurbagh (sp??)

    rest of us.. have you looked at a kel-tec PF9? my p-11 fits in all but regular jeans, and that or the p-3at are regular carry pistols. The pf-9 feels too slim to me, but that is me and plenty like them.

    Taurus new 709 (?) also slightly larger than the 3at/lcp size, but quite small.
    Wow, never seen that Rohrbaugh. Looks very nice. Too bad it's over $1k, lol.

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    I know the .380's effectiveness has been argued over and over so I'll refrain from asking, but how many of you carry a .380 as your primary? I guess I'm concerned because since I've had my permit ('07) I've only carried my Taurus PT145 Millenium Pro (.45 s&w).

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    when I dont have my p-11 or a m&p or a .38 revolver, my .380 is my primary. Not my first choice for caliber, but sometimes the choice is based on the gun not the cartridge.

    And.. um..I have never heard of the 45 s&w in auto. Are you sure you don't mean .45 ACP (automatic colt pistol)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
    And.. um..I have never heard of the 45 s&w in auto. Are you sure you don't mean .45 ACP (automatic colt pistol)?
    Yeah sorry about that.. The kids are in bed so it's Miller Time. Kinda had a few.

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    Yeah , I hear that, just had a little Irish COffee. No biggy, just wondering if there was something new out there I had missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
    Yeah , I hear that, just had a little Irish COffee. No biggy, just wondering if there was something new out there I had missed.
    Mmm delicious.

    I think I'll go to my local gun shop/range and rent the Ruger LCP tomorrow. It seems very concealable, feels good in my hand and is affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
    Yeah , I hear that, just had a little Irish COffee. No biggy, just wondering if there was something new out there I had missed.
    no they have it, I saw it at Wally World next to the 9mm gap and 40 luger
    I prefer Sam Adams

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    With the limitations you have stated, the LCP is probably your best bet.

    The PM-9/MK-9 are great little 9mm's, but still too large for most pockets, and the Rohrbaugh is about $1200, so that leaves nothing but a mouse gun, and .380 is the most effective among those.

    I've worked this problem from every angle, and have settled on an LCP with a CT laser sight. My reasoning is that a .380 might get the job done if I could get more than one round where I wanted it to go, and the laser improves the odds of that happening quite a bit.

    Still, I only carry a .380 when it is simply that or nothing at all.

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    I vote for the LCP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    With the limitations you have stated, the LCP is probably your best bet.

    The PM-9/MK-9 are great little 9mm's, but still too large for most pockets, and the Rohrbaugh is about $1200, so that leaves nothing but a mouse gun, and .380 is the most effective among those.

    I've worked this problem from every angle, and have settled on an LCP with a CT laser sight. My reasoning is that a .380 might get the job done if I could get more than one round where I wanted it to go, and the laser improves the odds of that happening quite a bit.

    Still, I only carry a .380 when it is simply that or nothing at all.
    Yeah I think you're right, Bisley. I was trying to work some angles but I think the LCP is my answer. Thank you all for your input.

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    Good luck with which ever gun you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjSaneR View Post
    Yeah I think you're right, Bisley. I was trying to work some angles but I think the LCP is my answer. Thank you all for your input.
    I have a Walther PPK/S .380 that I occasionally carry because I can put it in my jeans pocket. It might be out of your price range but I thought I should mention it since no one else had.
    Good Luck-enjoy whatever you decide on.

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    The Sig P238 is excellent for pocket carry. It shoots so much better than the LCP. It doesn' have nearly the recoil. Of course the rest of the story is that it also costs twice as much.

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