This is a discussion on Easiest 9mm to pocket carry within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a Beretta PX4 storm sub-compact .40 I also have/had a Kahr CM9 and an LCP. I love the LCP but I wanted a ...
I have a Beretta PX4 storm sub-compact .40 I also have/had a Kahr CM9 and an LCP. I love the LCP but I wanted a 9mm. If it did not have so many problems with the slide "sticking" back during my first range visit I would say I love the CM9 also. The trigger pull and accuracy on the CM is great. The CM is back at the factory for two more weeks and if I get it back "running" fine I will use it for EDC since the Beretta IMHO is way to heavy/large for spring, summer and fall carry here in Wisconsin. The PX4 is a fine shooting gun but at 30oz a bit heavy for me.
Kahr CM9, Beretta PX4 SC .40, Ruger LCP/LM, Dan Wesson .357, Beretta 21A .22, Four Aces .22, H&R .22, Marlin .22 rifle and 1946 Remington 12 gauge.
I tried an LCR for the first time the other day
It was an extremely fast draw from a pocket
I currently have a CM9 that is accurate and relaiable, but in some pants, a bit difficult to draw quickly
I may be adding an LCR to the rotation
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What non-shooter are YOU planning on taking to the range?
I used to pocketcarry a PF9 which I never had a problem but just recently switched over to pocketcarry a SW 642 just abt all the time. When I do wear jeans that do not loose pockets then it is either IWB or a P32...wintertime a Glock 23 or a Sigma 40 in either a side or shoulder holster....
I just received a Diamond Back D9 from my youngest son. It appears to be the perfect size for pocket carry. As of this writing, I do not have a holster for it so my comment may not be accurate. Once I get a holster for it, I will report back.
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+1 for a PF9. This pistol is LIGHT for a 9mm and cheap enought. It is not for the faint of heart. It has some recoil but it is what it is,a small easy to conceal and carry 9mm pistol.
CM9 in a pocket holster.
I also have a Taurus TCP .380 for summer carry. Its no 9 but with Hydra shoks it'll put some smack on any bg. (noone wears 4 layers on denim on 90 degree days!)
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I think some folks get confused about the primary concern regarding a defensive firearm......that is RELIABILITY. It has to work everytime..... It's a real crapshoot when it comes to finding a reliable pocket 9mm. It seems there is a direct correlation between size of a pistol and reliability. Size goes down, reliability goes down. I usually don't have to dress around my firearm since I'm retired and wear casual clothes (I carry a 45acp pistol), but when I do have to tuck a shirt and "dress up", I pop either a Smith J Frame or my Ruger LCR in my pocket. I also own a Glock 26 that I've had for years that will fit into a larger pocket. It's about as small as I would go with a autoloader pistol.
My search continues...for now I will stick with my LCP. I would love to see something slightly smaller and lighter then the LC9, if that is even possible.
I carry in a Desanitis Nemesis and after a day or so, you don't even realize it's there unless you put your hand in your pocket. I just bought a CLP Clipper (IWB) and I'm not sure I'll even use it that much now.