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Kahr CM/PM9 pocket carry... as convenient as it seems?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Inebriated, Aug 8, 2012.


How do you feel about pocket carrying the CM/PM9?

Poll closed Sep 7, 2012.
  1. It is like it isn't even there.

    10 vote(s)
  2. I feel it, but it's not in the way.

    37 vote(s)
  3. It's too big.

    14 vote(s)
  4. I carry it somwhere other than the pocket (explain).

    8 vote(s)
  1. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm getting a CM9 in a few days, and I'm wanting to get experiences on carrying the CM or PM9 in a pocket. To me, it seems very doable. I've put one in my pocket without the holster, and it seemed good, but I'd like to hear from those who've actually carried it all day. Is it comfortable? Does it move around much with a decent holster, and is it noticeable?

    Input is appreciated!
  2. bhk

    bhk Well-Known Member

    My PM40 is one of my favorite pocket guns. It even carries well in jeans.
  3. wow6599

    wow6599 Well-Known Member

    Not a bother to me. Of course it's not like having a .32 or .380 "mouse gun" in your pocket, but not a problem either. Of course, YMMV.
  4. GarySTL

    GarySTL Well-Known Member

    Been carrying a PM40 for a few years in a DeSantis Nemasus pocket holster. Works fine in all my pants. I sometimes carry a Sig P238 if my pants are a little tight. But the PM40 is a regular carry.
  5. ForumSurfer

    ForumSurfer Well-Known Member

    I just never warmed up to pocket carry unless I was drawing with my hand on the gun. If I'm going to carry, I want to be prepared to draw quickly from concealment. I just can't do that.

    I like to carry it (The CM9 or a g26) in a very thin, small IWB holster in appendix carry (super comfy if you don't have a gut) or somewhere between 3:30 and 4:30. I just draw faster and easier like that.

    I've become a big fan of minimalist trigger guard holster in the appendix position. I can draw easily and quickly when seated, standing, seated in a car with a seat belt or even lying down. It just takes awhile to get accustomed to having...er, the muzzle pointed "downrange." But as long as it is a safe, secure holster and the trigger is enclosed...you're good to go.
  6. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Carry your wallet in your front pocket for a few days. Then carry the CM9 there in a DeSantis Nemesis (or similar) holster.

    Not a whole lot of difference.

    The CM9 is probably the most pocketable of all the more-common 9mm pistols out there.
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    fishbed77 Your spot on about the wallet. While just walking around I don't pay any attention to cc'n Only when sitting I notice for a moment and then its forgot again. But I cc'd a 21oz 5 shot revolver for 20 years so pistols in the 13 to 15oz range for the last few years is just fine.
  8. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy Well-Known Member



    Fishbed's spot on. Great gun, great pocket 9.
  9. Shawn Dodson

    Shawn Dodson Well-Known Member

    I have a PM-9. Tried pocket carry - it wasn't for me. Too bulky & too slow to draw from my pocket. When I carry it I carry it in a Milt Sparks Executive's Companion IWB holster.

    After much research I got a Seecamp .32 for pocket carry. I carry it all the time in a Ryan Grizzle pocket holster and a spare magazine in a pocket carrier from Grizzle.

    Good luck.
  10. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    I appreciate the responses, guys. I'll try the wallet thing tomorrow, and see if I can get used to it.

    Also plouffedaddy, you seem to always deliver when it comes to pics.
  11. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    Its not so much the the size, but the weight fully loaded that makes your pocket look funky when you move.
  12. TxBobS

    TxBobS Well-Known Member

    I almost always carry my PF9 in my pocket these days. i switch to an Alabama holster and like it a lot better than the Nemesis I used to carry. Oddly enough it doesn't print "gun" as much as a well used DeSantis does.

  13. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    Ha, I am going with the Alabama holster. Ordered one today, so by the time my CCW comes in, I might have the holster.
  14. GlackAttack

    GlackAttack Well-Known Member

    I've got a PM9 on the way along with a Desantis super fly pocket holster, which I've heard is quite good. I will let you know. I am most interested in IWB myself, the draw is just quicker. I'm thinking about getting the Crossbreed Minituck. What kind of IWB holsters are you guys using out there? Pictures?
  15. WVleo

    WVleo Well-Known Member

    Not for Me !

    PM9 pocket carry not for Me ( I do own a super fly pocket holster for it tho ) as it's to big for My bluejean's pockets . EDC in a C-Tac holster works just fine for Me........WVleo
  16. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy Well-Known Member

    I do my best! We all like reading about guns (we're in a gun forum after all...) but most of us love looking at them too!
  17. Dean1818

    Dean1818 Well-Known Member

    I have a CM9

    Like others.... Went through the pocket carry approach

    Practiced the Tueller drill...... Found the CM9 fits the pocket, but doesnt draw fast enough for me.

    If I absolutely wanted to pocket carry, i woukd buy an LCR.......

    For me...... IWB is by far the best choice
  18. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Another vote for IWB holster carry. If I'm going to pocket carry I prefer one of my .380's.
  19. TonyT

    TonyT Well-Known Member

    I carried a Glock-36 for several years but found that I could not conceal it reliably at all times. I finally opted for the Kahr PM-9 in a pocket holster which is my constant companion. After a short period of time I do not notice it's pressence in my pocket.
  20. jbrown50

    jbrown50 Well-Known Member

    I've been carrying a PM40 in an Uncle Mikes pocket holster for a couple of years now. Before that, for a long time, it was a PM9. As long as your pants aren't tight fitting they hide very well.

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