Don't really need a 9mm but want one. LC9 or Kel Tec P11?

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    You already have a pocket carry size firearm.

    Go with something like an M&P9c, {of which I have one}, or a G19.

    Don't get the P-11, {of which I also have one}, you will not like the trigger.
    Mine is my go to work and back gun, which gets left in my vehicle on private property, in an enclosed fenced in area.
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    Don't need a 9mm.....

    Yeah, I said that too. Now I have a SIG 226 Stainless Elite and an XDm 9.

    Cheap and fun to shoot. Upgraded the XDm sights, so it gets carried a lot. So will the SIG, as soon as the holster gets here.

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    i made the mistake of buying the ruger lc9 and though it has been nothing but reliable (1350 rounds without a single failure of any kind) i just couldnt stand the trigger on the damn thing. but i myself bought a brand new kahr pm9 today its trigger is a thousand times better and it is just plain sexy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    Just not worth the price.
    I guess that is a subjective matter; I think it is worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandrich View Post
    I guess I just like guns. I really don't need a 9mm but want one to go with my Beretta .40 and my Ruger LCP. Right in the middle. Like papa bear, mama bear and baby bear. I know it is a personal thing but I sure am confused on which 9 to buy. Kahr CM9 is nice also. What do you think?
    Kahr CW9 or CM9 is the way to go.. Best compact carry guns on the market in my opinion. They cost a little more but they are more than worth it.
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    I had nothing but problems from my P-11. The slide started to rust after 1 trip to the range. I went through 3 ejectors in a very short time span. Their customer service did not impress me at all.

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    If you are willing to go the Kel Tec route, then how about a PF-9? The LC9 is basically Rugers version of the PF-9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    I guess that is a subjective matter; I think it is worth.
    Very much so
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    I've got a P-11 - the trigger sucks (not fun to shoot when your fingertip goes number after a box of shells), my ejector broke w/in the first year with less than 600 rnds though it, and the finish didn't last. I've seen 3 or 4 cracked frames on the PF9. IMO, those small, cheap, lightweight guns can't handle the 9mm. Go with the Kahr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    Just not worth the price.
    I got my CM9 for $430...I didn't realize that was a high price. Seems very reasonable to me for the quality that comes with it, considering it's only 50 or so bucks more than an LC9. Yes the Keltec is going to be under 300, no argument there.
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    As for the P-11: Whip out a garlic necklace and a crucifix and slowly back away. They are OK to carry, just not to shoot. Perhaps if you go to the range once a month you'll be alright. It shouldn't take that long to heal. Go for the Kahr CW9 or CM9.
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    I have owned and carried a PF-9 for several years. It is a joy to carry. At the range it is reliable, very accurate, and fairly pleasant to shoot with non-+P ammo. With +P, you would not enjoy shooting a quick box of ammo - recoil is a bit stout. I'm not sure how many rounds mine has fired, but I know it is way over 1000. Although I have handled and shot the other pistols in this class, if I were to buy another one, I would again go with the PF-9.
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    Try before buy if possible.
    Another viable option is the Glock G26. 10+1.
    Easy to conceal.
    I have been carrying one in a Remora IWB for months.
    It is a shooter. Very accurate.
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