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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?
 

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Kel-Tec PF9 or Something from the Kahr line... For pocket holsters try Mika, Desantis, Fist, the list is endless...
 

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Just got my Kahr PM9 yesterday. Took it out today and it won me over big time. Fits nicely in my rear pocket inside a Blackhawk. Moving up from a .380 and feel good about it.
 

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The PM9 seems to be the most well made of the pocket 9 for the buck. A lot of people like the Rohrbaugh R9. However it is over 1000 bucks and not plus p rated, and needs new springs every 200 rounds. The PF9 is also a well mae contender, but I tend to think if buying for myself I would have to look at the PM9 with a CT on the trigger guard.
 

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Some folks must have bigger pockets than I do. The only pocket 9mms I can carry in a pocket are 9mm Short!
 

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Rohrbaugh 9mm is the smallest 9mm and easiest to carry in a pocket. They are hard to find though and cost around $1000. If you want a true pocket carry 9mm though they are the best for it.
 

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The PM9 seems to be the most well made of the pocket 9 for the buck.
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....
 

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+1 for the Rohrbaugh. I carry mine one of three ways:

- Front pocket in a Galco horsehide
- Rear pocket in a Stoner Back Pocket
- IWB in a High Noon Mr. Softy

Can't beat it for concealability.
 

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+1 for the Rohrbaugh.

Can't beat it for conceal ability.
If you were willing to spend the money, that sucker is VERY concealable.:yup:
 

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It's hard to beat the Keltec PF-9 for the best price/reliability/capacity/accuracy/carriability. I carried one for about two years with no complaints. It's small and light and can be concealed almost anywhere. Mine was 100% reliable with about 2,000 rounds through it, and plenty accurate enough at PD distances. My two complaints were the long, heavy trigger pull and the recoil. Gotta hang onto it! I finally traded it for a XD9SC and a OWB holster.
 

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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.
 

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Been there, done that.

I would really suggest you take a hard look at a Glock 26, and a Smartcarry holster. You can draw with either hand from a Smartcarry. Hard to do that with pocket carry.

Kahr reliability is iffy at best - do a search. Some folks have had good luck, others (like myself) have been burned - bad.

For the price of one R9, you can get about three LCP's. The 9mm is better than a .380 - but not three times better. The R9 would be a great $750 pistol - but not at about $1000.

Once you get smaller than a G26, the probability of reliability and fussiness issues goes up...way up.

Good luck, and try some out at the range.
 

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You might also take a look at the Walther PPS 9mm. Size wise it is about the same overall as the Glock 26, except it is thinner. The Glock 26 will give you double digit ammo capacity as will the S&W M&P 9 sub compact. Just some more food for thought.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I recently purchased a Kel-Tec PF-9 for pocket carry. I have almost 500 faultless rounds through it, including FMJ and the JHP Golden Sabers I use for carry.

It fits easily in my shorts and pants, mostly cargo, in a Mika pocket holster.

Agreed, it is not a range gun, it is snappy, but I have a Hogue grip on it and easily shoot 50 to 75 rounds at a range session with little problem.

And, it is amazingly accurate at short distances for such a small lightweight gun.
 

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My 2 cents...

I own a Kel Tec PF-9...and recommend it highly !!



( shown with pocket clip & LaserLyte FSL attached )
 

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I too have been looking for a pocket gun, preferring the 9mm over the .380 only because it is the same as my G19. I haven't really done more than internet research, in other words haven't looked at them close up or in my hand. Every time I go to the range, the shop is busy so I just say "next time". Anyone, have pics of any of the pocket guns in 9mm in their pockets? Especially the Kel Tecs?

Thanks.
 
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