November 13th, 2011 10:50 AM
Kahr PM9 vs S&W 642
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Kahr PM9 comes in smaller in height, length and width (at the belly) and weighs in at 1 pound 3.8 ounces loaded.
S&W 642 is thinner in the barrel, more rounded and weighs in at 1 pound .8 ounces loaded.
Keep in mind, the PM9 also holds 2 more rounds with the 6 round magazine, which comes to .9 ounces with the ammo I use.
I was really surprised at how little the weight difference came out to be since everyone raves about the J-Frame being a great pocket gun, but almost everyone says the PM9 is too big and heavy.
Maybe it's the smoother curves and narrow barrel of the 642 that makes it different, me personally - I can't tell much difference, however initial thoughts are that the 642 seems to be a bit more comfortable IWB and in my Smartcarry.
November 13th, 2011 11:17 AM
Definitely different strokes for different folks. I have the S&W 638 don't find it to be as comfortable as the PM9 IWB due to the cylinder.
November 13th, 2011 07:05 PM
I've never found the cylinder to be a problem with my S/W
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November 13th, 2011 07:20 PM
The 642 comes out of a front pocket better. The PM9/PM40 works in a back pocket better. If you have both, which one do you call BUG?
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November 13th, 2011 07:42 PM
I have a 637. Its great IWB. I couldnt pocket carry either. Nothing bigger than a LCP can go in my pocket. I think the cylinder on the 642 and the ammo capacity would give the nod to the PM9.
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