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Old January 8, 2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Whats the best concealed carry 9mm?

Im looking for a small,thin,light,but powerful 9mm consealed carry. I've been looking at a Walther PPK/S .380, but i really want a gun in 9mmP not Kurz. I was also looking at a couple of KEL-TECs.Help.
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Old January 8, 2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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Ruger just introduced a new subcompact 9, i wouldnt trust it right away as most ruger product's have a recall in the first year, but, def keeping my eye on it.
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Old January 8, 2011, 11:21 PM   #3
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Kahr pm9 seems to fit your requirements.

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Old January 8, 2011, 11:24 PM   #4
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I don't own one but the Walther PPS in 9mm looks interesting. I do own a P99 and love it, but it is a bit bigger than what it sounds like you want.
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Old January 8, 2011, 11:54 PM   #5
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Another vote for Kahr.
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Old January 8, 2011, 11:58 PM   #6
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the Sig p290 will be dropping in a couple weeks that might be worth a look. i know im looking
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Old January 9, 2011, 12:46 AM   #7
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Old January 9, 2011, 05:48 AM   #8
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Kahr PM9.
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Old January 9, 2011, 06:29 AM   #9
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Kel Tec PF-9 or the Kahr seem to fit your needs.

I own the PF-9 and like it. Never fired the Kahr but checking it out in LGS I can say it has a nicer trigger.
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Old January 9, 2011, 06:54 AM   #10
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Old January 9, 2011, 07:51 AM   #11
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budget, features...

If you want a slick, concealment 9x19mm for protection, I'd suggest the well made SIG Sauer P239 DAK/SASII.
You can add 3 dot night sights and a CT lasergrip: www.CrimsonTrace.com .
If a P239 DAK is out of your price range, a Kahr compact or maybe a Kimber, Colt or Springfield Armory in 9mm(1911a1 CDR or Officer model).

For general protection or CC, I would look into the powerful .357sig caliber too.
It's better than the 9x19mm and feeds well in short barrel/sub-compacts.
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:26 AM   #12
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Kahr PM9.
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:39 AM   #13
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If a P239 DAK is out of your price range, a Kahr compact or maybe a Kimber, Colt or Springfield Armory in 9mm(1911a1 CDR or Officer model).
He can get a P239 (no laser) for about the same or less than all the models you listed.
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:43 AM   #14
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Another vote for the Kahr line. Designed and built specifically for concealment.
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:56 AM   #15
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I have a Kahr P40 and P380. My wife had a P9. All of these function perfectly and are very concealable. I don't even go jogging without the P380.


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Old January 9, 2011, 08:59 AM   #16
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What's the budget? That's going to have an impact on choice...if the budget is tight, go for the Kel Tec PF9

I would check out Ruger's site for that new 9mm however. We can't post images on the forum anymore, but here's a link to it.

http://www.ruger.com/products/lc9/models.html
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Old January 9, 2011, 09:04 AM   #17
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I'd have a hard time hiding the fact that I'm a Subcompact Glock lover, but if you want something thinner than the G26, I have come to really respect the Kahr PM9.

It's quite a quality little piece and has a very nice double action trigger. Those two characteristics might set it above some of the others of that genre.

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Old January 9, 2011, 09:23 AM   #18
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Kahr P9 for last 7 years. There is no substitute.
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Old January 9, 2011, 09:40 AM   #19
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Kahr P9 for last 7 years. There is no substitute.
I agree. Kahr offers the PM9, MK9, P9, K9 and a budget line CW9. One of them should work for you.
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Old January 9, 2011, 09:45 AM   #20
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Im really likeing my Kel Tec PF-9 for concealability and reliability.
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Old January 9, 2011, 10:45 AM   #21
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S&W CS9 with Big Dog grips.
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Old January 9, 2011, 10:48 AM   #22
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Kahr PM9...although I hate the 2 mile long trigger pull
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Old January 9, 2011, 12:08 PM   #23
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Two candidates

I would recommend either one of these from my experience - the small Kahr MK9 or the larger Sig P239. I use them both, depending on the situation and what I am wearing.

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Old January 9, 2011, 12:12 PM   #24
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I'd also throw another +1 inmfor the walther PPS. Also gives you the choice of .40 if you want something a bit more potent.
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Old January 9, 2011, 01:29 PM   #25
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There is a Kahr PM 40 for the .40 S&W....but I can't imagine shooting a .40 in uber small pistols.

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Kahr PM9...although I hate the 2 mile long trigger pull
Striker fired DAO only pocket pistol without a safety needs to have a long trigger pull.
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