Looking at a "Pocket Gun"

Discussion in 'Non-XD Handguns' started by JeffXD, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. JeffXD

    JeffXD XDTalk 4K Member

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    I am looking to get something I will actually carry, and I think a pocket is gonna be my best option. My 9mm XD is too big for most of the year here (DFW) since I wear shorts and a t-shirt most of the time. I had about decided a Ruger LCP was gonna be my choice over the S&W Bodyguard. <SIGH> Then I saw the Kahr MK9. Its small enough for pocket carry and is 9mm, so I would be able to stick with one caliber. Its just a little heavy because its all stainless. Its also $663.

    What to do, what to do,
     
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    Commit to carrying your XD?;)
     
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    Have you considered the Kahr PM9 or CM9?
     
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    If you are ok with .380, I would strongly recommend the lcp to anyone. If 9mm is as low as you go, the Kahrs are the most "pocketable". I often carry a pf-9, but it's a little big for pocket carry. (at least in my pockets)
     
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    Love my Sig P238.
     
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    Just recently traded my LCP for my XD, today I bought a Ruger LC9, fits in my pocket. I am ot a big guy 5'7" 170lbs. Will hopefully get to shoot it this weekend. Now back to the LCP mine shot 300+ flawless rounds. Good luck on whatever you decide on.
     
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    i have a sig p238 also and its a great size for a pocket pistol. I just recently got the xd sc 9mm which is definitely bigger i think it would be best to holster the xd. So far both have shot flawless see what fits you best and what you are most comfortable with
     
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    s&W 442 is my daily and i love it. If Kahr made a parachute would you jump out of plane with it?
     
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    I have a LC9 and I like it. You could go with a PF9 by Keltec though. Same gun cheaper price.

    Can you wait a few months? Assuming rumors are true, Beretta should have their 'Nano' 9mm single stack in stores by October. A striker fired 9mm 6+1 magazine.
     
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    I consider this the Holy Grail search of all who consider "pocket" carry. I wouldn't go with nothing less than the 9mm. Less than that IMOP your just pissing someone off that already has ill social intent for you. :evil:

    You can pretty much narrow it down to a handful from there.
     
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    This.
    You might want to seriously consider a J frame.
    Mine is a Taurus 605 (2" .357). Rides well in cargo type shorts front pocket.
    A 38+P, or even 38spl with some of the new rounds, is a proven fighting caliber.
     
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    Yep no problem with my PM9. When I say it's been a 100% reliable from shot one I'm not trying to sell anyone anything. I do not work for them,or have a piece of there pie, and could careless what gun anyone buys. Just stating a fact that I know to be true.... I could also say the same thing about the XD9sc and CZ.
    If I felt I needed to be concerned about anything, I'd be more concerned that a quickly mass produced bullet might not go off more than I any of the above mentioned pistols not working properly.
     
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    200 rds so far so good
     

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    LCP with CTC in a DeSantis Nemesis every day. Every day. Been flawless and I'm comfortable with .380 flat-nose FMJ.

    If I had to go with a 9mm, I'd look strongly at the Kahr CM9.
     
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    Kel-Tec PF9 is a fantastic little firearm.
     

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