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    need your help

    I'm a Glockaphile but now am seeking the thinness and most concealable gun I can find 9 mil minimum. I've tried with my g 33 but was too wide. The walther pps was perfectly thin and looked very good but has had some bad reviews. Any help on what would be the next best gun based on conceilability then reliability. I have about 600 dollars to deal with.thanks for any help.

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    What about a Glock 36? Single stack .45 ACP compact handgun

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    2nd on the G36 or an M & P
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    Keltec PF-9. 7/8" wide. I carried one for two years and it was 100% reliable. Long, heavy DA trigger and kicks like a drunken mule, but a very viable carry piece. As accurate a a 3" barrel in a sub comp can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltyke View Post
    Keltec PF-9. 7/8" wide. I carried one for two years and it was 100% reliable. Long, heavy DA trigger and kicks like a drunken mule, but a very viable carry piece. As accurate a a 3" barrel in a sub comp can be.
    All the above except I carry a p11.

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    I second the Keltec PF-9. I don't think you can get any thinner than that. Conceals in my front pocket quite nicely, but you could do a IWB holster too and leave your pocket for a spare mag.
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    Get a Kel Tec. Work with the trigger. I think it might be what you're looking for.
    Guess that makes me 3rd?

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    Thank you gentlemen I appreciate your help. Keltec pf-9 it is, did some research as well after your recomendations pretty impressive overall. From experience then ammo preferences for this little auto? Opinions or experience on the following : Speer gd short barrell +p , Hornady critical defense, Winchester sivertips, Winchester ranger +p+ probably not recomended huh? Thanks

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    Look at the Kahr P9/CW9 if you want to step up a bit from the Kel-Tec in quality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadtag View Post
    From experience then ammo preferences for this little auto?
    I always carried Cordon DPX 115 gr. +p. However, due to viewing recent side by side testing on YouTube, I'm probably going to change to Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel.

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    Kahr CW9. Maybe if you look around you can find a PM9 for that. I got my PM9 used with only about 25 rounds through it for $559 plus tax and it even has night sights.
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    Take the Kahr over the Kel-tec, much better made gun and superior trigger.

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    Not sure where the PPS 9mm bad reviews are. Every weapon (every product) has someone who dislikes it but what I have read is overwhelmingly positive. Seems the 40 cal may have had some issues but I've seen nothing inherent to the 9mm. I've put probably 1,000 rounds through mine with zero malfunctions. Very shootable, accurate, easy maintenance. I haven't found one bad thing about it. The mag release may be uncomfortable for some, but doesn't bother me at all. The PPS 9mm is my trusted EDC in a TTGunleather snap pancake. Real comfortable, very reliable. I think it is at least worth serious consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadtag View Post
    Keltec pf-9 it is, From experience then ammo preferences for this little auto? : Speer gd short barrell +p , Hornady critical defense, Winchester sivertips, Winchester ranger +p+ probably not recomended huh?
    I would look at some good non +P ammo like Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. or Winchester Silvertips. The PF-9 may shoot +P, but even standard ammo out of this gun is pretty punishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbum View Post
    All the above except I carry a p11.
    ^^^^^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^

    Thats me also!!!

    I hear the trigger is a bit better on the PF9, but .....


    and either gun is $300 or less.
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