PM9 vs 442 for EDC

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    PM9 vs 442 for EDC

    It just seems like I have trouble choosing to carry my 442 over my PM9. Don't get me wrong, I really do like the 442. They both conceal and pocket carry about the same; the PM9 being slimmer and a little heavier.

    It's just that I feel more comfortable carrying 6+1 instead of 5 and I can reload a 7 round mag much faster than a 5 shot speed strip. I'll never part with my 442 and I do carry it every so often and stay in practice with it. But, I find myself looking at it in the morning and then reach for my PM9.
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    Carry both of 'em

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    Hard to beat the PM9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Carry both of 'em

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    The PM9 is an very good firearm and it is very easy to conceal too. I doubt you will find a better 9mm sub-compact.
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    I tend to carry my Ruger LCR more than my PM9 lately. I'd prefer to carry the PM9, but that LCR is just soooo easy to carry at 13.5 oz and with the rounded shape where it hides the internal hammer. The PM9 is my best 9mm for concealed carry tho.
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    I have both , and it always boils down to how I intend to carry, and how well my holster selection fits the mode of dress for the day.
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    I have the Kahr pm9 and the S&W 642 revolver. The Kahr seems to fit the hand better, conceal easier, and has more rounds (6 + 1) than the revolver. In addition, the recoil of the 642 is harsh compared to the Kahr. The Kahr is, by far, my favorite of the two.
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    To me, a J-frame is a 5 and out proposition. Better than stick, but you better have an exit plan.

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    I have the PM9 and the 642, I think it does matter how you carry it, if the pockets are big enough the 642 is usually more comfortable, if AIWB the PM9 with more rounds, now I thinking why a PM9 for AIWB when I can carry a bigger gun like the Ruger SR9C with 10+1 or 17+1.

    I do have some cargo shorts that the PM9 hides very well in it.

    Soon I will try a hybrid holster like a crossbreed at 3:30-4:00 position and then for sure a PM9 or larger gun.

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    I carry my 442 quite a bit, and I have small sub compact semi-autos (PT709, xd40sc, Bersa Thunder 9 uc) and with a speed loader it only takes me half a second longer to reload it than one of my semi-autos. I've practiced both and timed it and it is less than 1 second difference from last shot to next shot. I don't feel the slightest bit undergunned with my snubbies, but they do travel very well in pairs. I often carry my SP101 IWB strong side and my 442 weak side pocket with a couple speed loaders and strips containing .38+P. That way, if I have a malfunction with either weapon, all of my extra carry ammo will work in both. I'd rather have 2 guns with 5 rounds each than one gun with 10 rounds. The chances of both guns malfing at the same time is super low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    I'd rather have 2 guns with 5 rounds each than one gun with 10 rounds. The chances of both guns malfing at the same time is super low.
    I agree with this concept - two smaller, lower capacity guns vs one larger one. In my case, I prefer the smaller size, flatter profile, and higher capacity of two small semi-autos, but the concept is the same.

    Of course, if you can carry a larger gun and a smaller one as a secondary, then more power to you...

    If you carry two largish, high cap pistols...then you might be overdoing it a little bit.
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    442 in an ankle holster.....PM9 in your pocket.
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    I tried a 442 in pocket yesterday at the gun shop (unloaded), my PM9 was more comfortable but heavier. Even with the 442 loaded I'm certain it would still be lighter.

    I'll stick with my original thoughts, PM9.

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    Sold my J Frame to purchase a PM9. J frame was harder to control and after 25 shots I was ready to quit. PM9 is fine for 100+ rounds at a time with a great trigger. I carry mine about 10-15% of the time when my H&KP2000 or P2000sk would be an issue.
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