Pocket 9's

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    Pocket 9's

    I am new to CC weapons I currently have a P3AT I bought for the ability to pocket carry now I am maybe looking to move up to a 9mm in pocket carry. I was wondering whats 9mm can be pocket carried. Also I have been looking hard at a LCR. Thanks for any help!

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    Depends on the size/shape of the pockets, and the shape of you at that spot. But I've successfully pocket carried a Kahr PM9 9mm, KelTec PF9 9mm. Had decent holsters made for each. The pants pockets were semi-cargo style with "bellows" sides to allow for the added bulk. Worked very well, in each case.

    The KT P3AT and Kahr P380 did disappear more readily, though. Edges/flat of the holstered gun were better able to be blended into the curve of the leg at that spot by the holster, as compared to their larger counterparts.

    For comparison, in a pair of the 7-Pocket Hiker Pants (from Cabela's), I've even gotten a CZ P-01 9mm and a Kahr CW9 9mm in an IWB belt holster to fit into the pocket ... which says a lot about the size and capacity of those pockets, there. The CW9's about the largest I'd consider in the pocket, pocket size allowing. Preference is absolutely in the PM9 size range, for me.

    One option might be a 9mm revolver, if you're looking for options. ie, S&W 940 or Taurus 905.
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    Depends on your pocket size but check out a nano, KT pf-9 and a Kahr cm9. After these to ,IF they would work see what else might be in the same size and see what you like . Some can pocket a glock 26. I can't. Some like the diamondback db9 would be about right and very lite but is the lastest version dependable yet?? Just see whats in your gun shops to lay hands on.

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    I bought an LC9 but rarely carry it. I prefer to carry my LCR or my LCP in my pockets.
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    I pocket carry a kel-tec pf9 quite often. For me light weight is key for pocket carry. A lot of guns will fit in a pocket but are a bit heavy for all day pocket carry. The pf9 is one of the lightest 9mm pistols out there at I believe somewhere between 12 and 13oz. When you start getting into the 16oz and heavier all day in the pocket can get tiring, at least for me. Mine has been 100% though it's not comfortable to shoot due to it's light weight and somewhat rough finishing. I thought it was a pretty good value at $265.
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    I would recommend the Sig P239.

    Another option that hasn't been presented yet is the Beretta Nano.
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    If you got the coin go with Kahr pm9. You won't regret it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody View Post
    If you got the coin go with Kahr pm9. You won't regret it.
    . +1 on the PM9.
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    Thanks for all the replies guys! What about the S&W 9mm shield? Has anyone pocket carried it or do you think it could be? Thanks!

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    +2 on the Kahr PM9

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    OK another question....the kahrs seem to be well liked what is the difference between the PM9 and the CM9??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 380ACP View Post
    I would recommend the Sig P239..
    Seriously? Sig 239 for pocket carry? I don't think so.
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    I have an LC9 that I can not comfortably pocket carry. I have the pinky mag extension and it usually kicks it forward to the point it starts to point behind me. Do not like that. Any reason for pocket carry specifically? The lc9 usually rides in a cbst when i carry it.
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    I have a PT709 that I have pocket carried on numerous occasions, but personally I find my S&W 442 snubnose revolver much easier to pocket carry.
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