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Hello, so 9 times out of 10 i carry a G26 with a spare G17 magazine and will continue to do so, this is bulky and it prints when I'm dressed up for a night out with the wife. I've made the decision to carry a pistol regardless of where I am.

My plan is either buy a Kimber Micro 9 or a Kahr PM9193 (enhanced short trigger w/safety) and carry it right in the waistline behind the belt so it's less noticeable, might also pocket carry. I haven't been able to test the trigger on the 9193 so I'm just hoping it will be closer to the length of pull on my Glock, I worry about short stroking a standard PM9. Please assume reliability is the same on both pistols.

My issue is that I worry about forgetting to take the thumb safety off the Kimber if I need to use it. Can a person train that problem out or could it always be an issue? I love the trigger on a 1911 and I just can't stop thinking about it. I would carry the PM9193 with the safety off as it will be in a holster that covers the trigger guard. The Micro 9 would be carried cocked and locked.

Thanks in advance for the advice
 

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Why not get the Glock 43? I have both, and the Glock is about the same size, only a half inch longer than my PM9. Once I got the Glock, I have all but stop carrying the Kahr.

I would not want to switch back and forth from Glock to Kimber, and I like the shorter trigger pull on the Glock 43 over the Kahr PM9.
 

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Why not get the Glock 43? I have both, and the Glock is about the same size, only a half inch longer than my PM9. Once I got the Glock, I have all but stop carrying the Kahr.

I would not want to switch back and forth from Glock to Kimber, and I like the shorter trigger pull on the Glock 43 over the Kahr PM9.
It has crossed my mind but it's just too tall, the PM9193 is supposed to have a shorter trigger pull than a standard PM9.
 

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Neither ..I wont touch Kimbers esp the small ones way way too hit and miss ..Never mind the suck with getting use to take down and the safty and the grip angle etc etc ..Mind you I own 1911 and Glocks but wont touch kimbers

Khar same thing ..I had the same plan use a Khar as a micro gun and glock for carry ..All 3 Khar I own are gone glocks are still here ..Take down sucks comeing from sigs or glock you need 3 hands and a heavy object to whack it with ..Yes it shoots nice and has a decent trigger but I would get something else ..And trigger is much different then a glock

Oh and PS the plastic ones for me kicked and hurted bad ..Not the force but how it kick right into the bone of my hand sucked
 

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I have owned and still own several Kahr pistols. I carry a CM9 and it has been reliable and easy to carry. I find the recoil to be minimal and the Kahr triggers are buttery smooth. The take down is a little harder than a Glock but it isn't rocket science and gets easier with time. I don't like a safety on my carry guns. Is it obvious where my preference lies?
 

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Neither ..I wont touch Kimbers esp the small ones way way too hit and miss ..Never mind the suck with getting use to take down and the safty and the grip angle etc etc ..Mind you I own 1911 and Glocks but wont touch kimbers

Khar same thing ..I had the same plan use a Khar as a micro gun and glock for carry ..All 3 Khar I own are gone glocks are still here ..Take down sucks comeing from sigs or glock you need 3 hands and a heavy object to whack it with ..Yes it shoots nice and has a decent trigger but I would get something else ..And trigger is much different then a glock

Oh and PS the plastic ones for me kicked and hurted bad ..Not the force but how it kick right into the bone of my hand sucked
I had rented a PM9 and it didn't bother me
 

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If you were going to a Kimber micro, why not a sig p938 instead? I have a UC2 and a p938. Both shoot very well. If you are a Glock shooter, and have the ability to buy a g43, that's what I'd do...and would have done if I didn't live the the People's Republik...only LEOs can get the micro Glocks here. So instead, for micro carry I have a p238 and a p938.
 

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Kahr is nice but has QC problems. Some of them are reportedly lemons. Not the best magazines. I'd say Glock or Sig. Good luck!
 

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If you were going to a Kimber micro, why not a sig p938 instead? I have a UC2 and a p938. Both shoot very well. If you are a Glock shooter, and have the ability to buy a g43, that's what I'd do...and would have done if I didn't live the the People's Republik...only LEOs can get the micro Glocks here. So instead, for micro carry I have a p238 and a p938.
I've rented a p938 and liked it, it shot very accurately. I just like how the slide is rounded on top for the micro 9, maybe it won't print as bad.
 

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Save some money CM9 kahr . great point and shot pistol . Change the striker pring to a wolff RP spring and get a 1lb lower weight , 5lb trigger pull with reliability for 2000 trouble free rounds too .
 

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Dressed up? Tucked-in dress shirt?

I'd try a Smartcarry holster, or maybe a bellyband, before any of the choices you mentioned. Neither can touch your G26, which is arguably the best CCW sidearm ever devised.

Otherwise, I'd suggest pocket carry. Snub .38 revolver, or if that is still too big, a micro .380 like the LCP, which is light weight enough not to cause dress pants to sag.

Good luck!
 

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Dressed up? Tucked-in dress shirt?

I'd try a Smartcarry holster, or maybe a bellyband, before any of the choices you mentioned. Neither can touch your G26, which is arguably the best CCW sidearm ever devised.

Otherwise, I'd suggest pocket carry. Snub .38 revolver, or if that is still too big, a micro .380 like the LCP, which is light weight enough not to cause dress pants to sag.

Good luck!
Generally not a tucked in shirt but dressed up. The G26 can be seen if bend over, I have a Crossbreed supertuck for it.
 

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Generally not a tucked in shirt but dressed up. The G26 can be seen if bend over, I have a Crossbreed supertuck for it.
Not that I want to talk you out of a new pistol but, have you thought about trying some different holsters? The hybrid style holsters print on me too but the small, single clip kydex holsters do not. I have a RM Lowrider that I carry a G27 in and it does well. Obviously I can't tuck a shirt in but it disappears under everything else.
 

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I had some serious issues with a Kahr PM40. It went back to Kahr three times for work before it ever had 100 rounds through it. They ended up replacing or re-machining most of the gun. On the third trip back and they told me that if I sent it back again they were going to charge me $270 to look at it. It had a FTF every third or fourth round. I replaced the springs and magazine and it still had issues. it quit going into battery after about 125 rounds. On the third trip back they realized that the barrel had peened. Kahr replaced the barrel, re-machined the rest of the components and replaced the springs and magazine for a fourth time.

I didn't like the reliability of it and I was angry at Kahr for their response. I had to pay $70 each time I sent it back.
 

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I had some serious issues with a Kahr PM40. It went back to Kahr three times for work before it ever had 100 rounds through it. They ended up replacing or re-machining most of the gun. On the third trip back and they told me that if I sent it back again they were going to charge me $270 to look at it. It had a FTF every third or fourth round. I replaced the springs and magazine and it still had issues. it quit going into battery after about 125 rounds. On the third trip back they realized that the barrel had peened. Kahr replaced the barrel, re-machined the rest of the components and replaced the springs and magazine for a fourth time.

I didn't like the reliability of it and I was angry at Kahr for their response. I had to pay $70 each time I sent it back.
Damn, that's messed up
 
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