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    • beretta NANO

      21 12.43%
    • kahr CM9

      24 14.20%
    • kel-tec PF9

      6 3.55%
    • kimber SOLO

      11 6.51%
    • ruger LC9

      34 20.12%
    • S&W SHIELD

      45 26.63%
    • sig 938

      20 11.83%
    • taurus PT709

      8 4.73%
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      I have a Sig 938 and I love it!

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      I researched all of them. Pound for pound, the Taurus PT709 was my pick. The trigger is unique, it shoots well, has no "harsh" recoil, and is very concealable. I love my Ruger SR9c, but it was heavier and thicker than the PT709. The slim version for Ruger is the LC9 but I just couldn't justify getting it.

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      I have owned- M&P Shield, LCP, SR9C, Kimber Solo CDP and Sig P938. I sold them all except for the P938 and Kimber. Yes, I sold the Shield because I felt the Kimber and P938 were the ones that fit my criteria the best. Both have performed with ZERO issues. I have nothing bad to say about the Shield....it was just not as nice as the Sig and Kimber. The Shield is a great value for its price and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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      I went old school and got the S&W 3913 although not a true pocket pistol is the same size as many CC firearms. It is accurate and you can buy one for under $325 from CDNN.

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      Which slim 9mm pocket pistol would you buy

      Great choice. I own a 3953TSW - both excellent pistols! Good luck with it.

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      Does anyone have a picture of the Shield in their pocket?

      I'm looking for a pocket 9 now. I had the P3AT which was great in the front right pocket but just didn't trust the caliber. I switched to a 38 revolver for now but really like the look of the Nano, CM9, and Shield. Originally was looking at the DB9 but too many bad reviews.

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      From the research I have done, without a doubt the shield.

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      I agree with GFM914 on the Ruger LC9. I have one, and it is a great little pistol, except for the laser that came with it (Now you see the red dot, now you don't). Very slim, low-profile, very reliable.

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      Which slim 9mm pocket pistol would you buy

      I pocket carry a Kahr PM9 (new style). It has been flawless with the the cheap target white box ammo as well as with +P carry ammo. It carries easier than any other capable caliber pistol I have seen.

      My other capable pocket carry guns are a Ruger LCR 38 SPL +P and a Springfield Armory XDs 45 ACP, including +P.

      There are many 9mm options out there and there are other options in 38 SPL, 357 Mag, 40 S&W and 45 ACP.

      The 9mm is the easiest to shoot and very capable if it can handle +P ammo, as the Kahr PM9 does.

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      Shield and Air Weight

      For pocket carry I use the S&W Air Weight 442 Revolver and a DiSantis pocket holster. But I voted for the M&P Shield 9mm which is the small compact I own. Many of the handguns mentioned above like the P938 I really like. For the price and quality I decided on the Shield. I normally don't carry my Shield in my pocket but I can if I want to. I own a Bucksholster.com IWB which is a lot like the Cross Breed brand. Very happy with the Shield even though I need a lot of practice seeing I seem to hit lower then where I'm aiming. I also own a Sig Pro 40 cal which I like and a small Bursa .380 which I gave to my son.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ala Tom View Post
      Why a Pocket Pistol? Won't 'small' do? I thought I wanted this type of pistol a few months ago and went looking. Many of these had not yet come on the market. I tried the 709 Slim and hated it. Couldn't hit anything with it. Its slim size made it difficult to grasp well so my shots were off due to the effects of bad grip and recoil. I tried an M&P9c but it wasn't as smooth as I expected. Recently I considered the Nano but rejected it after hearing reports that "limp wristing" was a common problem due to difficulty in gripping it.

      The best 9 mm I found was the Ruger SR9c which did indeed fit in my pocket and was easy to grip firmly and shoot accurately. But when I went in to buy it, they had a SR40c (identical size and shape, more power) and only about $20 more. I bought the Ruger SR40C instead. But I use an IWB rather than just stuffing it in my pocket. I have stuffed it in my pocket for a short time as when walking the dog late at night on a weekend when there is commotion in the neighborhood.

      I am considering a small gun again for use in an ankle holster in the car. Maybe a Glock 26 or 27. I shot the 26 well and liked its feel, just not as much as I liked the feel of the SR9C. Can I shoot the 26 (9mm) more accurately than the 27 (.40)? Maybe they are about the same for a Center of Mass shot. I feel if there are no other factors in a trade-off, a 40 is preferable than a 9 for defense.
      I agree. I prefer my S&W SD9 to which I have added a steel guiderod.

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      Which slim 9mm pocket pistol would you buy

      Love the LC9. Wife end I both have one.

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      Re: Which slim 9mm pocket pistol would you buy

      You see there are many good choices. Consider your price range and whether it should fit it a pocket, whether it needs to be compatible with other guns and which feels best to you.

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      I really like my PM9 for front pocket carry as well as my LCP. For inside the waist, it's always my G26.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonheart View Post
      The Shield is not really a pocket pistol. It is an accurate, reliable compact handgun that fits the hand well. It is also very hard to find in 9mm and the 40 has a biting recoil. The Walther PPS is basically the same size, but the Walther is thinner and the factory trigger on the Walther is not as light as the Shield. Both these handguns can be carried in a large, cargo pants style pocket, but are better suited to a holster.

      As far as pocket handguns the Sig P-238 in 380 and the Sig P-938 in 9mm are the ultimate. Both are small reliable and capable of putting all round in a 4 inch circle at 15 yards. Most of the other pocket handguns fall way short on accuracy and reliability. I personally prefer the 9mm because of the additional power and bullet selection of the 9mm.
      As a long time pocket gun guy I have to agree. I have owned all but a few of the guns in the survey. I got one of the first Shields and sold it a month afterwards because it did not fit well in my pocket and I have big pockets since I pocket carry. It is more of a belt gun with a full slim grip. Nice gun but not a traditional pocket gun. I have found the PM9/CM9 and Sig P938 to be the best 9mm pocket guns. Slim, reliable an easy to conceal. I currently carry the Sig P938 and P238 along with a Ruger LCR .357 and .22 mag revolver. Easy to carry and with good ammo, very potent. Been shooting for over 40 years and had a few hundred handguns and I think my choices are very good based on what is out there now. I used to own an LC9 also but the grip was too thin and did not like that you had to pull the trigger almost to the absolute rear of the trigger guard to fire it. For me, the Kahrs have the best triggers but then again I am an old revolver guy so a Kahr trigger feels like a very light DA gun.

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      Having shot & carried most every gun on this list, I voted the Shield. As a daily carry gun, the size is perfect for myself. The extended magazine gives this gun the edge. It looks natural and adds more control on a quick draw. This list is pretty complete. Each of these guns are worth owning, especially the ones that have an available laser attachment.
      I give the close 2nd place nod to the NANO. Face it, it's a cool looking gun. Add a Crimson laser and it's a nice carry piece. Flat on both sides it fits comfortably in a holster.

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      Re: Which slim 9mm pocket pistol would you buy

      cm9

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      Re: Which slim 9mm pocket pistol would you buy

      Ok, help me think this through....
      If you had a choice between about $250 for PF9 (or LC9, but for a nieglible difference, i like the PF9 grip better, and i can get a 22conversion kit for it) or around $450 for a Shield, which would you chose and why? And would either make more sense than having a Makarov slide milled for XS standard dot night sights? (sights are about 130, unsure on labor yet)
      Why? Well NY's new "load no more than seven" makes me think i may as well go slim over my preffered M&P9c.
      As to the inevitable "get a 1911" response, i had 2, sold em. My 45 carry would be M&P45c downloaded 1.
      Experience? Ccw since '89. Handun competitor (not top shelf). I have shot many small & light guns shoot them well.
      I really am looking for opinions and why you would make your choice.
      Thanks

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      Love the LC9.

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      Re: Which slim 9mm pocket pistol would you buy

      Sig P238 is my everyday carry for off duty.

      Reasons: it's light, extremely accurate, has real sights (night sights) on a pocket pistol, great trigger, 1911 design, functions flawlessly (at least mine does), looks great and enjoyable to shoot because it's all metal (not polymer) so recoil is almost non-existent. You can do a lot worse... but doubt you could do better when looking for a pocket pistol.

      The P938 is simply the newer 9mm version on mine.


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