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This is a discussion on Need a good concealed pocket sized carry gun. Ruger LC9 reliability? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I want a good concealed carry pistol. One that would fit in my pocket would be great. I would like to stay with a 9mm ...
I want a good concealed carry pistol. One that would fit in my pocket would be great. I would like to stay with a 9mm or larger.
I like the price and size of the LC9 but it seems like a lot of people have bought this gun and had many problems that Ruger couldn't fix. I need a gun that I can trust to go bang every time. It seems to be a lot of mixed reviews on this gun. I don't see that many mixed with Glocks and Sigs.
I have a Sig p 228 and it has never failed to go bang no matter what rounds I put in it or how dirty it is. Tula Ammo is dirty and cheap for plinking.
The 228 is a bit heavy to carry all day concealed and wont fit my pockets well.
If you like Sig check out the P290. I recently purchased a Beretta Nano...good price, solid gun, very accurate, low recoil (still more than compact or full size of course), and likely to fit in a pocket. I really like it. For me, it conceals very well IWB at about 4:00, but I could get it into a front pocket...barely though.
The LC9 is a tad large for a pocket pistol, and Glock doesn't make a true pocket pistol. Seems most of the issues with the LC9 were people "not liking" the trigger, not that the gun didn't work properly. I think too many folks expect miniturized pistol to have all the features and function of full-size guns, and they won't. There's a price to pay with any compromise.
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Many of us own the LC9 and have no problems. Many claim 500-3000 rounds with no problem. Last time I checked, Ruger will fix their products. Some people do not like the loaded chamber indicator, or the mag disconnect. The gun does have a long trigger pull,so what? The LC9 is like the Taurus Judge in this respect, a few people hate it so they loudly pronounce it is a bad gun. I pocket carry the LC9 all the time,no problems.
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I bought an LC9 two months ago. 300 rounds and zero malfunctions. At first I couldn't hit the side of a barn. Now the trigger is smooth and the gun is very accurate. Not to mention it conceals very nicely in a Remora IWB holster.
I had a LC9 that I sold. It was reliable, but IMO the trigger pull is way too long. The trigger on the Kahr CW9 is much better.
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Welcome. I have a couple Pocket 9's. Both my PF9 and DB9 run flawlessly. Reviews may deter your opinion but I love mine.
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I know you said you didn't want to go smaller than 9mm but you also wanted pocket sized and reliable so how about a S&W 642? They sell for 370.00 here or for 550 with laser grips. The 125 grn federal nyclad is a standard pressure round that has been proven to expand from short barrels.
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I am not worried about the trigger pull on the Ruger. I was more concerned with the reliability issues some people had with brass flakes stopping up the firing pin hole causing misfires. That seemed to be the one problem I saw a few times searching a few forums. I do not recall them getting Ruger to fix the problem.
I just donít want to buy something that is going to have to be sent right back to the manufacturer to correct problems that shouldn't occur.
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I am considering wheel guns.
Beg to differ on the poster saying Glocks were not made for pocket carry. That is precisely why the Glock 26/27's were designed.....to replace the Smith pocket revolver and offer greater capacity to the LE community. I pocket carry a Glock 26 quite often. With a flush 10rd magazine it's dimensions are just about the same size as a S&W 442/642. Sure, its heavier, but it carries 10+1 of 9mm+p. The problem with going with one of new generation of pocket 9mm's is Reliability. Glock is well known for the reliability of its products.
I pocket carry a Kahr CM9 and a Keltec PF-9. Both have been perfect since day one. The Kahr is a bit easier to shoot well than the PF-9 as it seems to handle the recoil a bit better. Either one will do the job with a bit of practice. I carry in a Desentis Nemesis pocket holster, and a cheap little canvas and leather holster made by some company that I've never heard of before. Either holster works.
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