The PM40 from Kahr is the only thing that comes to mind.
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Anybody got any good suggestions for a pocket carry .40 caliber? Would be wearing "dress" style pants or carpenter jeans with a tucked-in shirt and no jacket or sweater.
You're going to need large pockets to fit a PM9 or PM40. I know that my PM9's grip sticks out of a good portion of my dress pants, so it's not really an option for me.
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My Kahr PM40 carried well in a pocket. Too bad it never went bang when it needed to. It belongs to someone else now.
CM4043 (3.1" Barrel)
Black polymer frame, matte stainless slide
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Caliber: .40 S&W
Operation: Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; "Browning - type" recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect
Barrel: 3.0", conventional rifling; 1 - 16 right-hand twist
Length O/A: 5.47"
Slide Width: .94"
Weight: Pistol 15.8 ounces, Magazine 1.9 ounces
Grips: Textured polymer
Sights: Drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight, pinned in polymer front sight
Finish: Black polymer frame, matte stainless steel slide*
Magazine: 1 - 5 rd flush floorplate
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NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Those things are junk!
The old "pager pal" reinvented...
Pager Pal vs Smart Carry
Thoughts on Pager Pal Carry?
Pager Pal ?
Holster top looked like cell phone
New Holster Idea Flop
Cell pal Holsters
Has anyone tried this CC holster?
Anyone have one of these?
Pager Pal Holsters
I can honestly saw I've never seen a more universally disliked holster on this forum. Somewhere there is one thread where this holster is a star, and that's the "What holsters DON'T you recommend" thread.
And yes....I owned one.
Dressing like Captain Kangaroo would be a good start.
Beretta is suppose to come out with a .40S&W version of their Nano in the next few months, however as other's have mentioned, the Kahr CM/PM40 is a great gun. Just a tiny bit larger is the Taurus PT740 and the Walther PPS with the flush magazine. God Bless
That takes care of the "grip peeking out of the pocket opening" issue. However, there is still the weight of the pistol - a PM9/CM9 or PM40 weighs a good deal more than a .380, and for some that can become a comfort issue.
I've fired a PM40, and found it to be borderline uncontrollable in rapid fire, especially with one hand. In this size/weight of pistol, I would stick with a 9mm. Plus, you get an extra round in the mag.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
Taurus PT740 is a good compact 40 cal. I've not seen a single issue posted with them. I've shot my buddy's a lot and I love it. Very tempted to trade my 709 for one.
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