I recently posted a thread under Concealed Carry Guns seeking advice on a compact 9mm semi-automatic. I listed several criteria, one of the key being reliability of functioning, and indicated that I was considering the Glock 26, XD 9SC, and the M&P 9compact, but was open to other suggestions. I have received a large number of excellent responses, including suggestions for a number of other compact guns, all of which would fit my criteria.
I now carry a S&W 642 in a pocket holster. Because I live in Florida and wear cargo type shorts with deep pockets and a tee shirt most of the time, I am very comfortable with pocket carry, and have decided that is the way I would like to be able to carry my semi-automatic, if at all possible. I am reasonably certain that I would find IWB carry uncomfortable, and am afraid that if I went that route, I would wind up not carrying the semi-automatic as much as I would like.
So, my question is whether you think it is feasible to carry one of the small 9mm compacts in a pocket holster? If so, which ones of the reliable compacts would be the easiest to carry that way, and very importantly, which holsters would you recommend?
Thanks again for all of your prior very helpful responses.