Smallest (Most Concealable) 9mm?

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    Smallest (Most Concealable) 9mm?

    I am going to apply for a CHL soon and already own several handguns but I think I may have to purchase something smaller and more concealable. In 9mm I already have a Glock 19 and a Sig 228. Both may be rather hard to conceal in the summer months here in Texas. I have other/smaller guns (.25 caliber etc.) but I don't think I want to carry any caliber smaller than 9mm. I was wondering who might make a small, light, concealable, shootable, reliable 9mm now-a-days for everyday carry - probably IWB via belly band or pocket.

    Thanks for any advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savior Sound View Post
    I am going to apply for a CHL soon and already own several handguns but I think I may have to purchase something smaller and more concealable. In 9mm I already have a Glock 19 and a Sig 228. Both may be rather hard to conceal in the summer months here in Texas. I have other/smaller guns (.25 caliber etc.) but I don't think I want to carry any caliber smaller than 9mm. I was wondering who might make a small, light, concealable, shootable, reliable 9mm now-a-days for everyday carry - probably IWB via belly band or pocket.

    Thanks for any advice
    Taurus PT709, Keltec PF9, Kahr PM9/CW9, Ruger SR9C. Theres probably a few others that I missed but those I listed are some of the most popular.
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    Welcome from SC!

    I recently went through the same thought process (already have a G19) and decided to go with the G26. The G26 still isn't exactly a pocket-gun though - it's still a wide-body, but an extremely accurate and reliable firearm that can share mags with the G19.

    I've never owned a Kel-Tec PF9, but that was #2 on my decision short-list. In fact, I still may get one.

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    I bought a Kel-Tec PF9 on a whim and a because it was $200.00
    It is quiet concelable. But quiet snappy. I figure any other gun of the same weight in 9mm would be also. I think it would be worthy of your consideration.
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    My PT709 Slim's felt recoil is quite manageable, even when rapid-fired with +P loads. Must be the recoil spring assembly..?

    Also, it's one of the smallest, thinnest 9's currently produced. Mine has been reliable from the get-go.

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    I hated my PF-9, my Taurus auto stinks, Kahr gets mixed (but generally good) reviews. However, I luv my G26. Wish I hadn't wasted my money on the KT and the Taurus and gone straight to Glock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    My PT709 Slim's felt recoil is quite manageable, even when rapid-fired with +P loads. Must be the recoil spring assembly..?

    Also, it's one of the smallest, thinnest 9's currently produced. Mine has been reliable from the get-go.

    I've never shot mine with +p loads but with standard pressure my 709 is dream to shoot.
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    Kahr MK9

    I have owned a Kahr MK9 for 3 years and have become increasingly fond of it. It has worked perfectly and disappears in a Comp-Tac IWB holster. Yet the gun shoots easily due to its smooth trigger and 24 ounce weight.



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    Hands down the Kahr CW9.

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    Walther PPS. You can get a 6 round, 7 round, and an 8 round magazine for them. They are a quality pistol, but keep them lubricated. The PF-9 I had was vey concealable, but a poor sight picture.

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    Smallest (Most Concealable) 9mm?
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