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    Help me choose

    Hi,
    I am looking for a concealed carry piece that I can pocket carry. I have looked at revolvers and semi-autos. On the revolver side I like the Taurus model 85. I am less sure about the semi-auto options. My needs are:
    Reliable
    Small enough for pocket carry
    9 mm minimum
    $325 max. street price
    Single stack magazine preferred

    Which semi do you suggest?

    Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

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    Kahr PM-9 is about the only 9mm (besides a Rohrbach) that might be OK for pocket carry, unless you have really big pockets. I tried one for a while, but I wear mostly blue jeans, and it printed through badly. It also chewed up my knuckle because my hand was too big for it.

    I was sold on the idea of pocket carry for a while, and settled for a .380 in the LCP, but I finally went to IWB, mostly, because I can carry a decent SD pistol that way. Chances are that you will eventually come to the same conclusions, but I understand that you will have to see for yourself.

    The Taurus is a crap shoot. It may be perfect and last a hundred years, or it may break tomorrow and spend most of it's 'life' in transit between you and the factory.

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    For pocket carry I carry a Ruger LCP in .380 (9mm short).

    It truely is a pocket carry gun .. in size



    I carry it in a DeSantis Nemesis holster in my front pocket.

    It cost around $300 and i hardly know it in there.

    I just bought a Kel-Tec P11 in 9mm - $300 - 13 rounds 9 mm



    Like my LCP - I carry it in a DeSantis Nemesis holster in my front pocket.

    Last edited by dondavis3; 08-05-2010 at 08:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccm View Post
    Hi,
    I am looking for a concealed carry piece that I can pocket carry. I have looked at revolvers and semi-autos. On the revolver side I like the Taurus model 85. I am less sure about the semi-auto options. My needs are:
    Reliable Kahr PM9
    Small enough for pocket carry Kahr PM9 9 mm minimum
    $325 max. street price Used Taurus PT111
    Single stack magazine preferred Kahr PM9

    Which semi do you suggest? 325 is really the deal breaker for a decent gun.
    Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

    Good luck finding what you want.......To prevent printing in your pocket you will need a decent pocket holster to go along with your gun. The .380 suggestion is a good one there are a few good .380's that will meet your limitations. The LCP is right on top of the list.

    RCG

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