School Me On "Pocket Nines"


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doc540
December 20, 2010, 08:59 PM
Local fellow is offering one for sale with 2 mag's and no box.

Says the condition is excellent, but I won't confirm the condition until I put my hands on it until tomorrow.

He's asking a little south of $800, but money is the last issue to deal with.

Is it a good eventual re-seller?

Is it a good carry piece?

Is it a good Colt?

Thanks for you help.

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cobblestone
December 20, 2010, 09:20 PM
uhh what is it?

jetboater
December 20, 2010, 09:38 PM
Colt made them for less than a year in 1999 and stopped production due to a lawsuit by Kahr claiming patent infringement.
I had one--the pros---they are a very nice gun--I found it had extremely soft recoil for its size and easy to carry though the rubber grips sometimes hang up on clothing.
cons---very limited parts availability so if something breaks, you're at the mercy of a gunsmith who can fabricate parts. extra magazines are hard to find but Brownells had a supply of new old stock a couple of years ago and may stlll have some
If you do a google search, you should be able to find a review Ayoob did when they first came out---he liked it a lot.
It's a great gun but IMHO, probably more for a collector than an everyday carry gun because of its rarity. (though I'm sure some people carry them everyday)
if you look on gunbroker, good used ones run 700-900 and NIB ones run 1100+

gb6491
December 20, 2010, 09:40 PM
I remember them, but never owned or fired one. The rubber grips seemed bulky for a pocket gun. Fit and finish was commensurate with other Colts pistols of the day. I don't believe they were in production for very long, so parts might be an issue.
For those interested, a quick google turned up these threads on on the Pocket Nine:
http://www.rohrbaughforum.com/YaBB.cgi?board=Other;action=display;num=1091153937
http://www.shooterslegacy.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7132&start=0
Regards,
Greg

doc540
December 20, 2010, 10:30 PM
Thanks....just the personal experience info I'm looking for.

PabloJ
December 21, 2010, 12:16 AM
Local fellow is offering one for sale with 2 mag's and no box.

Says the condition is excellent, but I won't confirm the condition until I put my hands on it until tomorrow.

He's asking a little south of $800, but money is the last issue to deal with.

Is it a good eventual re-seller?

Is it a good carry piece?

Is it a good Colt?

Thanks for you help.
It's one of the best pistols Colt has ever made. I paid close to $600 for new one when they were made so it was pretty expensive pistol to begin with.

9mmepiphany
December 21, 2010, 02:26 AM
They seemed well made, but due to their short production life, I would think one would fall more into the collector class than the user class...unless you have someone who can make parts for it if some break.

I do seem to remember Kahr putting an end to the Pocket Nine production...and would offer that a Kahr K9 would be a more dependable gun, with a superior trigger, and the CW9 a lighter one for about $250 less

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