Best 9MM for concealment

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    Best 9MM for concealment

    I have a 380 and want to step up to a 9mm, Does anyone know what is the slimmest, and or easiest to conceal? Thanks

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    Welcome to the site or your first post, whichever came first.
    Replying honestly to your question, I would say the Kel-tec P11. Just my opinion. I'll reserve any other opinions of this choice at this time, but it's what you asked for.
    Does anyone know what is the slimmest, and or easiest to conceal?
    That description may not go along with the definition (your terms) of "best 9mm for concealment" just so you know.

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    Kel-tec makes one (p11) that is very similar to their very popular 380. Im no expert but I think that is the smallest 9 you can find. In a reputable brand at least.

    Personally I carry the glock 26. Its a bit bigger, but it is another candidate for the best compact 9mm availible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KralBlbec View Post
    Kel-tec makes one (p11) that is very similar to their very popular 380. Im no expert but I think that is the smallest 9 you can find. In a reputable brand at least.

    Personally I carry the glock 26. Its a bit bigger, but it is another candidate for the best compact 9mm availible.
    LOL! At least now I won't need to solicit my other opinions.

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    Thanks for the info,and hello to all, I am a new member. Someone mentioned the Kel Tec along with a Walther PPS 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    LOL! At least now I won't need to solicit my other opinions.
    Ya, as soon as I saw that you had beat me to the first response I guessed what you were going to say. Surprised me when you left your Glock luvin' out entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KralBlbec View Post
    Ya, as soon as I saw that you had beat me to the first response I guessed what you were going to say. Surprised me when you left your Glock luvin' out entirely.
    I do my best to give unbiased opinions and try not to steer anyone the wrong way even if I am the biggest fan of Glocks. I've actually tried out the P11 at a local gun shop (dry fired it and all). Not for me, but it definitely has it's niche.

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    Also in the Kel-Tec lineup is the PF-11, a single stack version that is very thin and concealable.

    I personally have a Glock 26 9mm that I like for carry in the warmer months with shorts, etc.

    I also often find myself with my J-Frame S&W 642 in a front pocket. I know you asked about semi's but the 642 is about as concealable as it gets for guns above a 380 in power.
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    Sorry for the double info, I must have been typing while the same info was being posted.
    BTW, the main reason I like the 26 is that it shoots very accurately for a small pistol. I think that is worth the slightly larger size than some others.
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    I must say the Kel Tec 380 is very accurate. I was at the range yesterday, and it really impressed me, but I live in Florida and want a bit more power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I do my best to give unbiased opinions and try not to steer anyone the wrong way even if I am the biggest fan of Glocks. I've actually tried out the P11 at a local gun shop (dry fired it and all). Not for me, but it definitely has it's niche.
    I could see it as a good BUG to a 26, but then some might say the 26 is a BUG to a 19. I don't have much reason for a BUG so I haven't worried about it yet.

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    Since you brought up the PPS as well I will add my $.02 on that. I have one in 9mm and carry it everyday. I love it and it has been very reliable and easy to conceal for me. I'd highly recommend considering it.

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    the Kel Tec 380 is very accurate, but I want more power,just in case

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    I heard that about the PPS but do not know anyone that had one. I heard it's trigger is smooth, short pull, and very accurate

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