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Old April 23, 2000, 05:55 PM   #1
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Does any one know anything about the relatively new Colt Pocket Nine pistol? Anybody have one? How is the accuracy? Reliability? Worth the money? Any response would be appreciated.
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Old April 23, 2000, 06:01 PM   #2
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I have one and like it. I have only had one failure to eject with it, switched ammo and no more trouble. Accuracy is good for what the pistol is made for. Some problem with the accuracy may be the 50lbs trigger pull. Do not expect this to be a shooter, it is pretty much a defensive handgun only. I like the gun for what it was made for a punch in a small package. I feel it is worth the money.

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Old April 23, 2000, 06:24 PM   #3
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Most seem to think that this was an excellent development of the Pony. Unfortunately, it was discontinued after less than a year (IIRC) due to Colt's political kow-towing. New ones are scarce and used ones sell for high prices. SMA does considerable gunsmithing on the small Colts: see For a review, see

The pluses include the alloy frame (weighs about 17oz, much lighter than a Kahr).

The minuses include a very heavy trigger.

If you can find one, it may fill a niche that nothing else I'm aware of fills (considering weight, size and caliber).

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Old April 23, 2000, 07:05 PM   #4
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Good pistol. Good luck with parts support.
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Old April 23, 2000, 08:17 PM   #5
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This is discontinued pistol. Colt did not make that many. I had a chance to handle one and I was not impressed compared to say the Kahr MK9.

Might be a collectors piece some day.
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Old April 24, 2000, 04:58 AM   #6
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Methinks its one of the best pistols Colt ever made.
Killing its production is just one of Colts bigger mistakes.
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Old April 24, 2000, 05:24 AM   #7
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good luck finding mags.
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Old April 24, 2000, 02:37 PM   #8
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I've had one for about six months.
A.) World's heaviest trigger. This makes it hard to shoot well, but is probably safer for me, since I carry it in my pocket.
B.) Mine won't tolerate the hot 115 grain +P 9mm's (it jams), so I carry 147s. I have not tried it with 124 grain +P.
C.) As light as an Airweight and easier to conceal, with 2 extra rounds.
D.) If I was buying a mini-9 to carry in an IWB holster, I would prefer a Kahr MK9. Better trigger, sturdier, etc. However, I think the light weight and stiff trigger make the Pocket 9 better for a pocket pistol.
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Old April 24, 2000, 05:56 PM   #9
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Ditto what Phred said. Nice pistol, but I did not like the trigger nor did I care for the rubber grips that I saw. It was discontinued, but not for political reasons as it was destined to be a big seller. The Pony, Pocket Nine, and Tek-Nine were all discontinued due to litigation from Kahr over patent infringement, not litigation from the cities, for Colt's use of an offset barrel lug to lower the bore axis. The results of the stacked barrel lug and trigger mechanism can be clearly seen in the high bore axis' found on DA S&W and SIG autos amoung others.
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