Currently carrying a OWB Sig P250 9mm. Looking for suggestions for 9mm that will fit in pocket and a pocket holster to carry it in?
I guess it depends on the size of your pockets. I have a CW9 and I think it's one of the best bargains around. It's 1/2" longer and 1/2" taller then the PM9 and weighs 1.5 oz. more, but only costs around $420. I can carry it in my pocket with ease....The PM9 seems to be the most well made of the pocket 9 for the buck.
The PF-9 is not a range gun, but designed for upclose and personal SD use. That's why it's so easy to conceal.The small 9mm pistols actually fall into different categories for me.
When I was going through the same search I divided them into two groups:
-Pleasant gun to shoot often
-More concealable but not so pleasant to shoot
I like to go to the range once a week if possible and my intention is to shoot my ccw constantly until it becomes a natural extension of my hand. For this reason I ruled out the second group of guns. Honestly I wanted the smallest gun I could get but in the end I really needed a gun I could enjoy shooting weekly. So at some point I ended up with a Glock 26. Now most people would argue that a G26 is in no way an ideal pocket gun and those people are correct. I have put it in the pocket of my cargo pants and would certainly carry it in a jacket pocket but no way in the pocket of my jeans. But I do love the gun and it's a real pleasure to shoot so it's part of the family now.
For a while it seemed like the G26 was as good as it was going to get given my specific parameters but then I started looking at the Kahr line. I stumbled onto a good deal on a used MK9 and took a chance. So far I love it although for pocket carry the PM9 would be a better choice since it's a lighter polymer frame. I don't look at it as a replacement for my G26 since each gun has it's own "personality". Instead each tool has it's own specific job and it's nice to have a choice. If your needs are like mine; a good you want to shoot often, then take a look at the PM9.
Side note; I also like the Keltec offerings in 9mm, especially the price point, but I've often read that after 50 or 60 rounds the snappy recoil starts to irritate. I have no first hand experience with these guns so I can't really say how accurate these statements are.