I sold off my LCP about a month ago wanting a little more power in my pocket. Knowing exactly what I wanted, I purchased a diamond black PM9 with standard sites for a good price online. I had done my homework, researched the heck out of the gun before and after, read the good and the bad. I didn't feel as though I was taking a chance, but I still had a little nervousness in the far back of my mind.
After receiving it I'd given it a good thorough cleaning in accordance to detailed instructions found throughout the web. Removed the factory grease, bits of polymer burring, cleaned and lubed it up good. I had a friend tell me these guns like to run wet so I put a little more than a light coat of oil in the gun and I greased the rails with some Tetra gun grease. I then manually racked the gun a good 250 times. And that alone hurt. I formed a nice little sore on the top of my thumb. But the slide felt smooth as butter, much nicer than oil alone.
I finally had a chance to take it to the range this weekend and break it in, as recommended by the manufacturer. Let me advise any potential purchasers up front, if you do the break-in, take a friend. This is not a gun you want to put 200+ rounds through alone. I fed the PM9 four different brands of ammo. 50 rounds of Winchester white box, 50 rounds of Remington FMJ, 100 rounds of Federal FMJ and 30 rounds of Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P. The good news is I had zero malfunctions. The bad news is my hand had a checkered imprint for about 30 minutes after leaving the range. The gun itself is more accurate than I am for such a small barrel. I have the utmost confidence in this gun for everyday carry.
Once I have it added to my permit, it'll be used mainly as my EDC pocket gun in a Nemesis holster. The PM9 will not be a weekend fun shooter for most, but I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a small and light primary gun or BUG. I also recommend not being discouraged by some of the bad talk going around the web about this particular gun. The ones with issues will always be the first and most vocal to point it out as opposed to the happy and perfectly content owners. I hope this was helpful, thanks for reading!