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    I need advice on small gun

    So I have a XD9SC 3" barrel. It is a little thick to carry for me. Below is the list I am looking at:

    Diamondback DB380
    Diamondback DB9
    SCCY CPX
    Kel-Tec PF9

    What are thoughts? Want to stay under 325 or so

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    what about a kahr p380 or pm9?

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    If I had to settle on one of those in your list, it would be the Kel Tec PF9. I myself have given them a serious look in the past for reasons of my own.
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    Kahr is out of my price range

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamJackson View Post
    Kahr is out of my price range
    If Kahr is out of your price range I'm guessing Sig is as well, if not, check out the P238, also the P938 is supposed to hit my LGS in late June, early July. Off of your list I'd go with the KelTec...hard to beat for the money.
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    I would be really leery of any of those guns.

    Take a look at a Ruger LC9. Or a Kahr CM9 - lower cost version of the PM9. The CW9 is also an option - lower cost version of the larger P9.

    Save up some money, an extra $150-200 gets you into a better class of gun. Or buy used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    I would be really leery of any of those guns.

    Take a look at a Ruger LC9. Or a Kahr CM9 - lower cost version of the PM9. The CW9 is also an option - lower cost version of the larger P9.

    Save up some money, an extra $150-200 gets you into a better class of gun. Or buy used.
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    From the guns you listed my choice would be the PF9. I also have the XD sub9, and while it is a little thick, it is doable. You might want to look into some different holster options before giving up carrying it. Of all the guns you mentioned the only one I would stake my life on would be the XD.
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    I'm also not a big fan of the options on your list.

    If it's a .380, then LCP
    If it's a 9mm, then CM9
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    Brobud what holster do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamJackson View Post
    So I have a XD9SC 3" barrel. It is a little thick to carry for me. Below is the list I am looking at:

    Diamondback DB380
    Diamondback DB9
    SCCY CPX
    Kel-Tec PF9
    What are thoughts? Want to stay under 325 or so
    Scratch all those - You can get a NIB Ruger LCP (.380) anywhere for $300.

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    I use a Remora and love it. Have read many many posts concerning the IWB Crossbreed, most seem to love them also. I pocket carry a Smith and Wesson bodyguard 380 and carry that in a Mika holster.

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    I carry an XD9 sub-compact as well, and I've looked at the LCP as my most probable "pocket" gun for back-up or the situations where my XD won't be easily concealed. I'm 6', 185lbs and I conceal my XD9 under a t-shirt just fine in a King-Tuk holster. I get a bit of printing but nothing significant.

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    I too would be leary of all the guns you have listed.

    If your budget needs to stay lower go with an LCP or LC9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamJackson View Post
    Kahr is out of my price range
    Not necessarily...

    Look at the CW9 then can be had for $375 to $399 NIB, you could possible find one used for close to what your budget is $325.

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