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Looking for suggestions for a 9mm semi-automatic that would be appropriate for pocket carry in a pocket holster. I wear cargo shorts with deeper pockets and a T shirt most of the time here in Florida.
I already have a S&W 642, which is great for pocket carry, but would like to add a 9mm for alternative pocket carry.
I am currently using my Ultra Carry for nightime home defense, and shooting at the range.
I have finally realized that the reality for me is that I just don't carry as much when I try IWB or OWB as I do with pocket carry.
So, a 9mm that would shoot good, would be reliable and that I could also pocket carry would be great.
"It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."
J. R. R. Tolkien
Instead of the CW9, you may want to start with the PM9 as it is a bit shorter and would be easier to conceal in a pocket. I have a MK9 which is the same size as a PM9 but heavier - it works in a pinch, but for long hours you would be better served with the PM9.
I'd also say to look at the PM9. I have the CW9 and it's been a great gun. Not a single failure of any kind after at least 600-700 rounds through it. I just wouldn't consider it a pocket gun.
I have a CW9 with no type of failures in over 800 rounds. Great gun. I can carry mine in my pocket without any problems, although I prefer belt carry. My father has a PM9 and I personally prefer the CW9 over it because of the longer sight radius, extra round and I get a better grip.
You can try the Walther PPS
Kahrs (mentioned above)
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
With similar conclusions to yours, I ended up moving to a .380 since I'm so much more likely to carry if it's easy and in a pocket. With larger pockets, I could pull off a Kel-tec PF-9, possibly a Kahr PM 9 or Kel-tec P11, but that little bit of width makes a surprising difference.
Gun control can be blamed in part for allowing 9/11 to happen.
"Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum" (Latin)- "If you want peace, prepare for war".
PM9, PF-9, R9s would be my list
I have had the Kel-Tec PF-9, I highly recommend it.
7 round mag.
The thinnest 9mm available, (.88")
Actually very accurate.
Bought mine for $258 new.
I'm happy with my PM9 in a K&D pocket holster when pocket carrying.