Ruger LCP compared to Kahr PM9 Picture

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    Ruger LCP compared to Kahr PM9 Picture

    Here is a picture of the new Ruger LCP .380 I just got, compared to the Kahr PM9. It appears to be close to the same size, until you slip it in a pocket or a small IWB holster. It is a nice little gun, quality craftsmanship, shoots good, and looks good. I paid 299 for it, and very happy with it.
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    Got a P3at that you can line all 3 up for pics ?
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    Nope, I got rid of my P3AT shortly after I got it, like after the first outing with it. That is why I wanted one of these Rugers so bad. I loved the size of the P3AT, but was not happy with it at all.
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    I've got an LCP on order......distributer told my gun shop it would be 2 to 3 weeks, but I'm prepared for a longer wait. $299 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    Got a P3at that you can line all 3 up for pics ?
    Really no need to as the LCP and P3AT are virtually identical in size.

    Here's the little chart I made up comparing the two pistols:


    Here's the same chart with the PM-9 thrown it:


    You'll notice the biggest difference is in the weight.

    Here are my photos of the LCP & P3AT together:







    Hope that helps a little.

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    Great post, very informative but the biggest difference to me is the price! OUCH!
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    Looking at the specs and the fact that there are so many people happy with the keltec, it still seems to be the best choice for a poket gun, At least compared o the LCP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernset View Post
    Looking at the specs and the fact that there are so many people happy with the keltec, it still seems to be the best choice for a poket gun, At least compared o the LCP.
    Not sure I could agree with that...my Kel-Tec was a horrible mess, both in appearance and shootability. My LCP shines in both them qualities. I only mention this because if you are considering a pocket gun....do some research on both guns.
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    I felt them both side by side at the SHOT Show. No comparison, the Ruger has it all over the problematic Kel-Tec. I ordered one for $259 + $20 shipping. Price is not an issue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    Not sure I could agree with that...my Kel-Tec was a horrible mess, both in appearance and shootability. My LCP shines in both them qualities. I only mention this because if you are considering a pocket gun....do some research on both guns.
    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I felt them both side by side at the SHOT Show. No comparison, the Ruger has it all over the problematic Kel-Tec. I ordered one for $259 + $20 shipping. Price is not an issue!
    +1 on that. While I really have no complaints about my KT as it has been utterly reliable, looking at the two pistols side-by-side it is obvious that the Ruger takes the win in attention to detail and finishing. If a person already has a KT and it works, then you can make an argument that there's no need to upgrade to the LCP. But, if you don't already have either one and see them together, given that the price point is so close, I can't envision picking the KT over the Ruger. My little LCP is my constant companion, even taking trips to the little boys room with me. It will not replace my EDC P239, but for those quick trips or places where you need that small pistol, I think the LCP is a winner.

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    I plan on buying a keltec in august but am not ready to jump on the LCP band wagon yet. There are not enough LCPs on the market to really tell if they are more reliable than the keltec. And the fact that the LCP is prettier finished means nothing to me. From what I hear the LCP is better finished on the outside but not necisarily on the inside. Aparantly it has the same guts as the keltec,... so why believe it will be any more reliable when there are the same amount on the street.???

    Read this forum entry.
    KTOG Forum - Got my LCP/ how it stacks up to Keltec

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    I hear KT has great customer service.

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    Gee...Like I believe that thread.

    KT has good customer service because they have plenty of practice at it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    Gee...Like I believe that thread.

    KT has good customer service because they have plenty of practice at it!!!
    I have a great fully reliable P3AT after a vacation in FL. I will use it for a few more years and then pick up the Ruger. Then decide what goes in the pocket. I think this is great for both camps.

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    Thanks to Hivoltage for the photo: here's the same photo, superimposed via the wonders of GIMP (free software) to show size comparison. Not 100% accurate, as they were not on the same axis, but probably a better representation than if they were stacked.


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    I have been excited about having a alternative to the P3AT. But from the pics of the smilies I saw I'm a little nervous now. The smilies looked more severe than what I've seen on the Kel-Tec.

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