I had an LC9 and a PF9. I now only have a CM9. The PF9 was flawless and had no issues but a family member needed a pocket 9 for the same reason as you, his Glock 30 was a little much in some cases. The LC9 I had rusted like a mug in Florida, so it had to go even though it ran flawless for me too. The CM9 has stayed, run flawless and even earned itself a Crimson Trace laser. It is on the verge of being too large for Pocket carry and I prefer my P32 or something similar sized in the pocket. But I must admit that when dress dictates it and I can only carry one gun, it is the CM9 in the front pocket.
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