I want-I want! Can y'all help?


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critter
August 17, 2003, 02:08 PM
I want a TRUE 'always' handgun. Nothing less than 9mm caliber. I'd prefer 'real' guns (meaning all steel-preferably stainless) and I want one that will fit unobtrusively in a front pocket (or maybe a back pocket). AND I want an autoloader.

Suggestions please. Or in other words, what is the smallest RELIABLE semiauto in 9mm readily available? (Diminsions would be appreciated if you have them available.)

Thanks guys.

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Tropical Z
August 17, 2003, 02:10 PM
It doesnt really meet your requirements (?) but probably the Kel Tec P11 would be the closest thing to a small, lightweight,reliable 9mm.

9x19
August 17, 2003, 03:32 PM
All steel and currently available means the Kahr MK9.

See www.kahr.com

PCRCCW
August 17, 2003, 04:01 PM
Kahr is it. The MK is a great all steel gun and you wont find better quality...typically anyway.
Shoot well

critter
August 17, 2003, 04:26 PM
Thanks guys. You only fueled the fire! I've wanted a Kahr for a while-looks like you also agree it fits my needs. The .40 cal is just a very wee bit bigger than the 9mm-! I may give it a try. If and when I can get one, I'll post a report. Now gotta go into my 'gun stash $ hoarding mode' for a while. Hummm.

JeepDriver
August 17, 2003, 04:30 PM
I want a TRUE 'always' handgun. Nothing less than 9mm caliber. I'd prefer 'real' guns (meaning all steel-preferably stainless) and I want one that will fit unobtrusively in a front pocket (or maybe a back pocket). AND I want an autoloader.

Sig 239

Alloy frame but a stainless slide. Great little gun

Black92LX
August 17, 2003, 04:37 PM
what about a para ordinance. they are all .45's. they all have stainless or steel recievers. heard they are great carry arms.

Dr.Rob
August 17, 2003, 06:02 PM
Hard to fit a Para in your front pocket though.

Kahr has a good rep, though I found the .40 a handfull to shoot and the sights were lacking.

Safety First
August 17, 2003, 06:39 PM
sig p-239 is a great all round hand gun,but not for pocket carry, it is too big and weighs 25.2 oz unloaded in 9mm, otherwise it would be a great choice for ccw...

Flashpoint
August 17, 2003, 06:41 PM
Sig 239- Alloy frame but a stainless slide. Great little gun

Yep, I carried mine the other day in my front pocket easly. Granted they where over size pockets on a pair of cargo pants.

Black92LX
August 17, 2003, 07:17 PM
Hard to fit a Para in your front pocket though

the para carry C6.45 LDA w/ 3'' barrel. fit in my front pocket just fine. but i do wear bigger but not gangsta sized jeans.

10-Ring
August 18, 2003, 07:05 PM
The Kahrs were the 1st guns that came to mind ;)

SelfProclaimedExpert
August 19, 2003, 12:16 PM
The only other thing that might come close to a Kahr for all steel carry is an STI LS:

http://www.stiguns.com/

9mm or .40. Good reputation for a semi-custom 1911.

The old Star Firestar were small for the time, but not this small.

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