Pocket Crunch Time

Pocket Crunch Time

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    Kahr PM9, NAA Guardian .380 or Kel-Tec P-3AT?
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    Bersa Thunder380 CC while not on your list I''ve also got a couple of Kel-Tec P3AT and I prefer the Bersa.
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    I had 1 P3AT and my buddy has 3. Everyone of them has been sent back to kel-tec at least once. None of them were actually fixed by kel-tec. I sold mine. He is some what of a gun smith and got 1 to work correctly. I just sold mine and told the person I had problems with it.

    He bought Kahr PM9 and after a few hundred rounds, it became reliable. It was not reliable out of the box though. I went the other route and bought a 340PD. I couldn't be happier.

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    No contest. PM9.
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    All are good guns. The Kahr is my choice overall, but if you want the biggest bang for your buck, get the K-T.
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    Another Bersa fan here. Works reliably out of the box. The second edition PPS is available now too. Check one of those out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachilders View Post
    All are good guns. The Kahr is my choice overall, but if you want the biggest bang for your buck, get the K-T.
    Thats true, but for my carry gun it is "most reliable bang for any amount of money."

    If Glock made a P3AT size gun that fired 9mm I'd pay a good chunk of change for it. For now, my 340PD is always with me.

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    kel tec p3at is the best way to go. yes, most will say they have had problems with them. but most of the problems with the p3at are people not keeping a firm wrist when shootings them. it is a small, lite weight gun that takes a firm hold to shoot. the only time i have problems with my p3at is when i don't give it a firm hold. yes i all so did the f&b on the gun, but i do some type of a f&b on all my guns.
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    Of the choices listed it would be the PM9.

    I have a PM9 but prefer my J-Frame Revolver in my pocket.

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    The P3AT is the smallest and lightest. If you can fit a PM9 comfortably in your pocket, I'd say that might be a great way to go, from what I've heard, but as for me, neither the Bersa nor the KT PF-9 (both of which I own) can fit comfortably in the pockets of my jeans. The P3AT is an anywhere gun, just expect to work with it a bit until it gets solid. But you should have that expectation for any super-light pocket auto...bugs happen to Kahrs and Rohrbaughs just as they happen to Kel-Tecs.
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    I've had a PM40 and hated it. Not because of the recoil, but because of the lack of quality in craftsmanship. I'm also not impressed with the KT line of products. I will have to vote for a LWS Seecamp 32 or 380 (if you can find a 380 and afford the price tag) or a Rohrbaugh R9 or R380 (also if you can afford the hefty price tag).
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    Seecamp for me...

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    Although bigger-PM9
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
    Seecamp for me...
    IMO they are the smallest and nicest pocket pistols on the market. They're great as a BUG.

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    Why stop at the PM9, get the PM40, or better the MK40

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