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Old September 17, 2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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Best 9mm Pocket Pistol

What are other options beside: Kahr PM9 and Keltec PF9? That wont cost too much.

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Old September 17, 2009, 04:33 PM   #2
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Roherbaugh is about all I can think of right now...
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Old September 17, 2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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This may be it, if it ever gets released:

http://www.gunreviews.net/Articles.p...tent1246208096

Microtech Small Arms Archangel 9mm
7.2 oz. 5+1 9mm, rated for +P
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Old September 17, 2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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WOW that is sweet. The knife looks nice too. When is that supposed to come out?
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Old September 17, 2009, 06:28 PM   #5
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don't know. it was shown at a show earlier this year. from what I understand, msar is very tight lipped about new products.
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Old September 17, 2009, 06:51 PM   #6
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For inexpensive pocket 9mms, the Kahr and Kel-Tec are really about it. The Rohrbaugh is probably higher quality, but it costs twice as much.

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Old September 17, 2009, 07:56 PM   #7
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Which Kel Tec is better P11 or P9?
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Old September 17, 2009, 09:27 PM   #8
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The Kahr CW9 is marginally pocketable and gets great reviews. Probably wouldn't work with tight jeans, but fine with cargo pants or khakis. They seem to sell for $425-450, despite the MSRP. Made a little comparison chart. (I know..my daughter thinks I'm a nerd, too)

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Old September 17, 2009, 09:37 PM   #9
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one of those 5 shot smith 9mm revolvers. or is it taurus that makes them?
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Old September 17, 2009, 09:40 PM   #10
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Old September 17, 2009, 10:23 PM   #11
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I really wish S&W would make a 5-shot I frame revolver in 9mm with moon clips. Topbreak of course because I'm left handed. Basically, a 5th or 6th model Hammerless Safety made of good heat treated steel would be perfect.
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Old September 18, 2009, 01:38 AM   #12
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Which Kel Tec is better P11 or P9?
The P11 has a higher ammo capacity, but is bigger and heavier than PF9. So it depends on what matters to you more, having an extra 3 rounds, or having more conceal-ability.
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Old September 18, 2009, 07:11 AM   #13
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At first I was considering a Kahr but I have read of a lot of FTE etc issues. Kel tec... Well it has issues to but the price can't be beat. PF9 with an extra mag would be good, i'm going to try and handle both soon. Which finish is the best for high humidity conditions?

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Old September 18, 2009, 11:56 AM   #14
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You might be able to find a used SW Chief's Special 9mm semi-auto. I believe it has a 3 inch barrel and is single stack. A little on the large size for pocket carry but it might just work.
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Old September 18, 2009, 12:34 PM   #15
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Make sure you look at the new 709 slim Taurus has just released this model and it has been getting great reviews. I have one and it is a much better choice than the Kel tec PF9 I also have a Bersa/Firestorm mini 9 that I love but it is a bit big for most pockets as a CC choice.
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Old September 18, 2009, 01:07 PM   #16
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Will the slim 709 fit in a pocket?
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Old September 18, 2009, 04:26 PM   #17
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Yea it fits fine It's about the same size as the Keltec PF9 and the Kahr just has a lot less recoil and several features that most want in a pocket gun. It has a glock like triger saftey as well as a standard one and a long triger pull as well. But most important is the feel in your hand as you shoot it. It does not tear up your hand after a a few rounds like the Kel Tec does. It's actually fun to take to the range.
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Old September 18, 2009, 09:06 PM   #18
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My first post here, but I am seriously considering a Kahr PM9. A friend and owner of one of the local gunshops got one in for me to look at Wednesday. These guns are hard to come by right now as their popularity has grown with more and more folks looking for something small to conceal that still has punch. I went by and checked it out yesterday. I really like the feel of it. One of the main reasons I am considering it myself is that I want something as small as I can get yet not of a caliber so small that its marginal. I really, really liked it. I may be the owner of it on Monday.
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Old September 18, 2009, 09:17 PM   #19
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+1 dogtown tom

thats a great comparisson chart for evryone - thanks.
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Old September 18, 2009, 09:34 PM   #20
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I was just reading the mousegun link posted by Dogtown. That site lists the Kahr PM9 as 16.7 ounces. Kahr's website lists the same gun as 15.9 ounces with clip. While that is not a tremendous difference it is nearly 1 ounce. I wonder which is more accurate?
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Old September 18, 2009, 10:14 PM   #21
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I'm going to say the Kahr MK9 is a nice 9mm, but I'm not sure it's the best.
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Old September 18, 2009, 11:45 PM   #22
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The P11 is the smallest 9 I have pocket carried. If you can manage the tough DAO trigger, a good choice.
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Old September 20, 2009, 11:44 AM   #23
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I've bought/sold/tried most of the competitors and my daily carry is my Rohrbaugh R9s. It's no range pistol but the smallest highest quality 9mm I've ever tried. About the same size or smaller than most of the .380's but in the better ballistical 9mm round. Mines been 100% reliable and more accurate than the PM9/PM 40 I had. They definitely aren't cheap but like most things in life.... you get what you pay for. When my life depends on it I just can't cut corners. JMHO

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Old September 20, 2009, 04:06 PM   #24
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beautiful r-9. For cost effiecency i would probably recommend a Kahr PM9
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Old September 20, 2009, 04:21 PM   #25
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agree with comments about the pm9. carried one in a smartcarry. very comfortable. mine was NOT reliable initially, but the more i shot it the better it got. Kahr says it need 500 rounds to "break in" and i believe them.
anyway, sold the pm9 and bought a sig p238 (now i can leave my mustang pocketlite in the safe) and broke out the EMP9 for carry as well.
I really prefer the 1911 style guns.
colt made a pocket 9, but only for one year. you can still find them, but theyre pricey. all metal gun and easy to conceal, but the trigger is heavy and gritty feeling.
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