Colt Pocket 9 Eval/Opinion ??


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Damyanky
April 29, 2006, 12:44 PM
I came upon what appears to be a dealer with 2 Stainless Colt Pocket 9's in his inventory today both NIB. I like the fit.. anyone have any info on this handgun.

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Alan Fud
April 29, 2006, 01:24 PM
One of the first of the modern pocket 9mm roughly the same size as a PPK ...

http://fud-files.netfirms.com/image/private/guns/f175.jpg

... The gun was made by Colt for only one year before being pulled from production. The gun is +P rated but in my experience does not like the heavier ammo. Works perfectly fine with the lighter weight bullets. The gun was "a sleeper" and I would definitely recommend it ...

http://fud-files.netfirms.com/image/private/guns/f151.jpg

Coltdriver
April 29, 2006, 01:35 PM
I used to own one and it is one of the few guns I regret selling.

The reason Colt quit making them is they got sued for infringing on a Kahr patent which was for an off set lug on the barrel. The offset lug allowed for a slightly lower barrel profile. Kahr prevailed, Colt stopped making the pocket 9 and the pony series.

Titus
April 29, 2006, 02:02 PM
The gun is +P rated but in my experience does not like the heavier ammo.

That's my experience as well.

They're good guns, and I find them easy to shoot well for a small DAO pistol, but I don't know about "pocket". I ended up carrying mine in an IWB holster.

What's the dealer asking for them?

JNewell
April 29, 2006, 06:00 PM
I had one and to be honest I have no regrets about selling it. Unlike any other 9x19 I've ever owned (which is lots), it was somewhat finicky about ammo. It also had more sharp corners and edges than any gun I've ever owned...it positively ate my trigger finger. Honestly and without trying to offend anyone who like these pistols, I'd leave them for the collectors and carry/shoot a Glock or a Kahr. However, YMMV.

Alan Fud
April 29, 2006, 07:51 PM
Glocks & Kahrs don't have a repeat striker capability the way that the Pocket Nine does. I had a MK9 and prefer the Colt instead but as JNewell says, YMMV.

Nail Shooter
April 30, 2006, 03:57 AM
Played with a few when you could still find them around at the gun shows. Didn't like the 15 lb triggers, sure are a good looking piece though. Ended up w/ an MK9 Kahr--no regrets.

NS

nero45acp
April 30, 2006, 04:46 AM
Damn, one more gun I've gotta try to find and buy....



nero

saltydog452
April 30, 2006, 05:10 AM
I've had two. I was using one for practice and the other for carry. One was stolen. I'm keeping the other. It doesn't get shot a lot. There are concerns about product support for a discontinued model.

At one time magazines were more scarce than the pistols. I've been told that is no longer an issue but don't know for sure. Nor am I sure about replacement magazine springs and recoil springs.

If they were still in production, I'd buy another. Otherwise, I'm gonna stick with the Kahrs.

salty.

Nabeel Kamal
May 15, 2006, 10:49 AM
I have had one colt pocket 9 mm & Colt defender 40 S&W.
After firing the colt pocket 9, I was not comfortable to have this gun for self-defense.
I sold the pocket 9, and kept the Colt defender 40 S&W.

I still have two new magazines for the pocket 9, in its original blister package for sale should some one needs extra magazines.

I also have extar mags for th Colt Defender

mikepike
May 15, 2006, 03:24 PM
A nice pistol to carry when you don't think you need to carry. It has 9mm power in a .380 size. I carry it on occasion, but don't shoot it often, as I too am concerned about support and parts. Never had a problem yet with Winchester Silver Tips, feeds reliably every time. Scott Mc Dougal in Ca. used to do a "melt down" package on it. It looked and felt great; I don't why I didn't get it when I had the chance. All in all, a nice, though somewhat large, pocket pistol. If you get a chance to pick one up, get it, a really good gun.

mikepike
May 15, 2006, 03:37 PM
A nice pistol to carry when you don't think you need to carry. It has 9mm power in a .380 size. I carry it on occasion, but don't shoot it often, as I too am concerned about support and parts. Never had a problem yet with Winchester Silver Tips, feeds reliably every time. Scott Mc Dougal in Ca. used to do a "melt down" package on it. It looked and felt great; I don't why I didn't get it when I had the chance. All in all, a nice, though somewhat large, pocket pistol. If you get a chance to pick one up, get it, a really good gun.





SORRY DOUBLE POST!!!

Ala Dan
October 23, 2007, 06:01 PM
I agree with nail shooter on the 15lb trigger's on the Colt Pocket 9.
We still have one LNIB (contray to my other post, as our customer brought
in the original box), for $399. Looks too be a good carry gun, but I have a
Kahr CW-9 which I like very much~! :scrutiny::cool:;)

Alan Fud
October 23, 2007, 07:09 PM
Four bills for a LNIB Colt Pocket Nine? Dan, my old friend, do yourself a favor and get it -- you'll be glad that you did :) Trust me on this one ;)

Robert Hairless
October 24, 2007, 12:12 AM
My own experience and opinions are similar to that of most others here: it's quite a nice pocket pistol for all the reasons everyone else offered.

I never figured out how that rumor about a magazine shortage for it got started or whether it ever was true. It might have been true at some time. But when I got my hands on a Pocket Nine and started looking for spare magazines I almost had to beat them off with a stick. The first day I went to a gun show after buying the Pocket Nine I started walking down the aisles and bought one after another, all Colt and all new. Then I discovered that Brownells had them in stock.

The trigger bite is real but it's easily fixed in a few minutes by "shoeshining" the trigger shoe (the part your trigger finger pulls) with a strip of wet-or-dry paper to contour it. As delivered from the factory the trigger can catch some people's trigger finger. With the contour it doesn't. I got into the Zen of contouring that trigger shoe and did quite a lot of it. Best to do it when the trigger is out of the pistol, of course. No big deal.

I don't recall the exact trigger pull weight. It did feel too stout until I contoured the trigger as I described above. It's not bad now, but I'm not sensitive to the nuances of trigger pull weight. If a trigger breaks crisply I'm happy. The Pocket Nine trigger does.

Do trust Alan Fud on the price. I've never seen one in good condition for under $650.

Ala Dan
October 24, 2007, 12:20 AM
Many thanks fella's; but I have to pass, as I am 'bout to encounter the
purchase of a new home~! :uhoh::banghead:

greg531mi
October 24, 2007, 01:08 AM
At one time magazines were more scarce than the pistols. I've been told that is no longer an issue but don't know for sure. Nor am I sure about replacement magazine springs and recoil springs

CDNN has Original Colt Mags for $19.95.........
If I had one, I would pick up at least 3 extra mags....

Jackal
October 24, 2007, 01:22 AM
I've never seen one in good condition for under $650

Ya, I purchased one for $350 awhile back and much to my surprise, someone offered me $750 for it. Yes, I sold it.:D

6Covered
October 24, 2007, 10:39 AM
Ala Dan -

Please PM me. I have been looking for a Pocket Nine.

Thx 6

6covered@sbcglobal.net

Flame Red
October 24, 2007, 10:44 AM
Please point me via PM to anyone selling a Pocket-9 for that price! They go for north of $800 here.

Ala Dan
October 24, 2007, 11:24 AM
PM's sent to:

6Covered and Flame Red

Oct. 24th, '07 at 10:20 hrs CDT

Alan Fud
October 24, 2007, 01:34 PM
One of you will hopefully be happy soon :)

Flame Red
October 24, 2007, 01:36 PM
And that would be me. I could not dial the number fast enough!!!


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Ala Dan
October 24, 2007, 03:41 PM
as you are now the proud owner of a Colt Pocket Nine~! :D:D:D

Alan Fud
October 24, 2007, 04:35 PM
Galco pocket holster PH404 fits it like a glove. :)

ak-kev
October 24, 2007, 04:48 PM
I absolutly love mine. I bought it new, and would buy another one if the opportunity presents itself. These are great guns!


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Euclidean
October 24, 2007, 04:49 PM
I've always lusted after the Pocket 9, but now that I have something which fills that niche, I don't lust after it quite so badly. I still want one some day but it's moved down the list.

Alan Fud
October 24, 2007, 05:48 PM
now that I have something which fills that nicheWhat do you have that fit's "the niche"?

Ala Dan
October 24, 2007, 06:10 PM
Not too steal the thread, but you guy's remember that we also have a COLT
(all steel) blued Mustang .380 ACP, in 'bout 95% NRA condition that we need
to move~! No box, or doc's with this one that I know of; and the price is a
wee bit higher at $450. These are very hard too come by, especially in the
Colt Lightweight version; as is the Colt Pocket Nine~! ;)

Alan Fud
October 24, 2007, 06:23 PM
How about the Colt Pony? Got any of those?

Ala Dan
October 24, 2007, 06:31 PM
No Alan My Friend sorry, I don't have any of those~! :(

We came about these two via trades, much too my surprise; as I didn't
think anyone would ever get rid of those two little gems. :banghead:

Alan Fud
October 24, 2007, 09:11 PM
Too bad, too sad.

Hey ak-kev, how would you compare your Pocket Nine to your Kel-Tec? Trigger pull? Recoil? Compactness? Etc.? I've been THINKING about getting one of them as well.

ak-kev
October 24, 2007, 09:42 PM
Hey Alan, I like my Keltecs very much. Ive never had any issues with mine. I have the P32, the P-11, and the PF9. The top one pictured is the PF9 and it has a sweet trigger (compared to the other Keltecs) and is a real nice pistol. It is however a real handfull at the range. My hand starts to hurt after 40-50 rds. The bottom picture is the P-11. It is the 14oz, 13shot 9mm. Its incredible. Again, no issues with this one either. The trigger on the P-11 is MUCH longer and heavier than the PF9. So, overall, I like them and they serve their purpose well, which was to help keep the Colts in the safe more. They (keltecs) were initially bought to replace the Colt Pocket 9 in weekend carry duties. I do like them, but they cant compare to the Colts. Kevin.

Alan Fud
October 24, 2007, 09:48 PM
Thanks :)

Frankie Tat2
December 14, 2007, 07:56 PM
I have one for sale if anyone is interested. never fired.


LMK

Alan Fud
December 16, 2007, 03:50 PM
If nobody grabs it and if the price is right, I'll be interested after the Christmas bills are paid -- late January / early February of next year ;)

Boge
January 24, 2008, 01:41 PM
I know of a Pocket Nine that has an action job by Matt Gish (of 1911 HRT fame) and is slick!! Box, papers, four mags & is for sale. PM me for more info.

Slick64
August 30, 2008, 04:31 PM
I'm looking for a Pocket Nine if anyone knows of any around, please PM or email me.

Thanks!

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