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I have a 380 and want to step up to a 9mm, Does anyone know what is the slimmest, and or easiest to conceal? Thanks
 

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Welcome to the site or your first post, whichever came first.
Replying honestly to your question, I would say the Kel-tec P11. Just my opinion. I'll reserve any other opinions of this choice at this time, but it's what you asked for.
Does anyone know what is the slimmest, and or easiest to conceal?
That description may not go along with the definition (your terms) of "best 9mm for concealment" just so you know.
 

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Kel-tec makes one (p11) that is very similar to their very popular 380. Im no expert but I think that is the smallest 9 you can find. In a reputable brand at least.

Personally I carry the glock 26. Its a bit bigger, but it is another candidate for the best compact 9mm availible.
 

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Kel-tec makes one (p11) that is very similar to their very popular 380. Im no expert but I think that is the smallest 9 you can find. In a reputable brand at least.

Personally I carry the glock 26. Its a bit bigger, but it is another candidate for the best compact 9mm availible.
LOL! At least now I won't need to solicit my other opinions.
 

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Thanks for the info,and hello to all, I am a new member. Someone mentioned the Kel Tec along with a Walther PPS 9.
 

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Ya, as soon as I saw that you had beat me to the first response I guessed what you were going to say. Surprised me when you left your Glock luvin' out entirely.
I do my best to give unbiased opinions and try not to steer anyone the wrong way even if I am the biggest fan of Glocks. I've actually tried out the P11 at a local gun shop (dry fired it and all). Not for me, but it definitely has it's niche.
 

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For your needs...a Glock-26...:yup:
 

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Also in the Kel-Tec lineup is the PF-11, a single stack version that is very thin and concealable.

I personally have a Glock 26 9mm that I like for carry in the warmer months with shorts, etc.

I also often find myself with my J-Frame S&W 642 in a front pocket. I know you asked about semi's but the 642 is about as concealable as it gets for guns above a 380 in power.
 

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Sorry for the double info, I must have been typing while the same info was being posted.
BTW, the main reason I like the 26 is that it shoots very accurately for a small pistol. I think that is worth the slightly larger size than some others.
 

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I must say the Kel Tec 380 is very accurate. I was at the range yesterday, and it really impressed me, but I live in Florida and want a bit more power
 

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I do my best to give unbiased opinions and try not to steer anyone the wrong way even if I am the biggest fan of Glocks. I've actually tried out the P11 at a local gun shop (dry fired it and all). Not for me, but it definitely has it's niche.
I could see it as a good BUG to a 26, but then some might say the 26 is a BUG to a 19. I don't have much reason for a BUG so I haven't worried about it yet.
 

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Since you brought up the PPS as well I will add my $.02 on that. I have one in 9mm and carry it everyday. I love it and it has been very reliable and easy to conceal for me. I'd highly recommend considering it.
 

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I heard that about the PPS but do not know anyone that had one. I heard it's trigger is smooth, short pull, and very accurate
 

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Smallest 9mm

I own a Kahr CWP and a KelTec PF-9. The KelTec is the samllest and lightest 9mm that I know of. It carries 7 rounds in the magizine and one in the pipe. I carry mine in the front pocket of dress slacks with an Uncle Mikes No. 4 pocket holster.

Just a warning, it does have some fairly tough recoil. The Kahr is similar in dimensions but has a square slide (similar to a Glock) and therefore it prints more than the KelTec and weighs more. If you get the KelTec you will probably want to do some minor modifications like polishing the feed ramp. I would recommend that you look at the KelTec Owners Group forum at KTOG Forum - PF-9. KelTecs are made to be carried a lot and only shot a little. They have a great warranty. If it breaks they will fix or replace it at no charge.

I hope that helps.:smile:
 

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it also depends on your body type. the bigger your body the bigger the gun you can carry ( in therory). i just got a glock 19 (15 round mag) and my friend has a glock 26 (10 round mag) and the sizes aren't that much different for the increase in ammo. i'm very new to guns and these 2 are really the only 2 i have any expense in but i really like the glock hand guns for what i'm looking for. one of the good things about the glocks is the magazines are interchangeable. so if you get the g26 for the smaller size you can use the g19 or g17 mags of your backup mags and have the extra ammo holding power. i was going to get the g26 and use the larger mags as backup mags but i found a really good deal on a used g19 so i went ahead and bought it. but everyone has their favorites for different reasons so you'll have to just go try some guns out and see which one fits your needs best.
 

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I use to carry a P3AT, I stepped up to a Kel Tec P11. I love it, just small enough to conceal comfortably. I have a friend with a PF9, also easy to conceal, and slimmer than the P11
 

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KelTecs are made to be carried a lot and only shot a little. They have a great warranty. If it breaks they will fix or replace it at no charge.


With this I agree, Kel-Tec is a good company, and has excellent cust. svc.

However, I think the Glock will still be going strong generations from now. The Tenifer coating, simple design and ease of repair make it hard to beat.

Some may remember (Yes, I'm dating myself) the Timex watch commercials where John Cameron Swazye the newsman was strapping a Timex watch to a Jackhammer, the bow of a boat, dropping, beating and otherwise torturing these watches; which somehow kept on working. Thus the phrase, "They will take a licking, and keep on ticking".

The Glock is the modern-day Timex.
 

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Kahr PM9 is an excellent choice. I own it and the G26, G33 and the LCP (380) from Ruger. The Kahr is expensive but definitely worth the money. I carry it the most out of all the guns I listed.
 
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