Colt Pocket Nine


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gunlawyer
March 7, 2007, 03:54 PM
Anyone know where I can obtain figures on the production of the Colt Pocket Nine? Believe from what I have read it was only made in 1999.
Thanks, Joe

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Bart Noir
March 7, 2007, 04:22 PM
Hi Joe, can't answer your question except to say I heard the same thing.

And my best friend just got one. It shoots nicely in that it is all steel and isn't as snappy as, say, a Kahr P9.

And welcome to THR. Great place.

Bart Noir

DirksterG30
March 7, 2007, 04:29 PM
Welcome to the forum, Gunlawyer.

doubleg
March 7, 2007, 04:57 PM
I don't know much about it but it sure is cute! How much do these things go for I might have to pick one up.

http://www.pearcegrip.com/images/pocket9.jpg

Alan Fud
March 7, 2007, 08:46 PM
Used models are going for around seven bills (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=67269197). NIB models are almost non-existent but if you come across one, expect to pay at least a thousand.

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

It shoots nicely in that it is all steel and isn't as snappy as, say, a Kahr P9.The Pocket Nine is NOT all-steel -- it has an alloy frame.

http://fud-files.netfirms.com/image/private/guns/f164.jpg

denfoote
March 8, 2007, 12:38 AM
Welcome to THR, Joe. :)

From what I have been able to find, yes, they were only made in 1999.

Unfortunately, some fine CCW specimens are no longer available. Colt's policy decision in late 1999 deprived us of many useful tools. Their Pony was perhaps the best of the small double action .380s and the single-action PocketLite, the smallest good .380. Gone. Colt's Pocket Nine, the size of a Walther PPK including thickness, but lighter and holding seven 9mm Parabellum rounds, had redefined the pocket-auto market. Gone. Their Detective Special series guns, the .38 DS-II and the .357 Magnum Carry, were the best D-frame revolvers they ever produced. Gone.



http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_2000_Annual/ai_61620971


Colt Pocket Nine
Q: I've got two Colt handguns I'd like some information on. One is an unfired Stainless Pocket 9, serial number NP05XXX. The other is a blued, 6-inch Trooper Mk III in .22 Long Rifle. It's also unfired, and the serial number is Y44XXX. --F.P., Roanoke, VA



A: The Colt Pocket Nine was manufactured during 1999 only and featured an aluminum frame and stainless steel slide. The last manufacturer's suggested retail was $615. An NIB gun today should bring about $595. Your Trooper MKIII was manufactured during 1982. The last manufacturer's suggested retail was $230. An NIB-condition specimen is currently priced in the $375 to $395 range. Production totals would have to come from Colt.



From the above, I submit it was not in production even a year!!

Confirmed!!
Production of the Pocket Nine stopped on 5 Oct 1999.

http://calnra.com/COLTupdate.shtml

I have not been able to find any production totals.

Alan Fud
March 8, 2007, 01:53 AM
If you can find a NIB Colt Pocket Nine for $595, please let me know where and I'll scope it up myself. As I said I see used ones going for $700+ (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=67269197).

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