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Colt Pocket 9 Eval/Opinion ??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Damyanky, Apr 29, 2006.

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  1. Damyanky

    Damyanky Member

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    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.
     
  2. Alan Fud

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    One of the first of the modern pocket 9mm roughly the same size as a PPK ...

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    ... 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 ...

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  3. Coltdriver

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    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.
     
  4. Titus

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    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?
     
  5. JNewell

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    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.
     
  6. Alan Fud

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    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.
     
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    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.

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    Damn, one more gun I've gotta try to find and buy....



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  9. saltydog452

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    Colt Pocket 9.

    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.
     
  10. Nabeel Kamal

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    Colt Pocket 9 mm

    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
     
  11. mikepike

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    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.
     
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    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!!!
     
  13. Ala Dan

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    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:;)
     
  14. Alan Fud

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    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 ;)
     
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    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.
     
  16. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Many thanks fella's; but I have to pass, as I am 'bout to encounter the
    purchase of a new home~! :uhoh::banghead:
     
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    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....
     
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    Ya, I purchased one for $350 awhile back and much to my surprise, someone offered me $750 for it. Yes, I sold it.:D
     
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    Please point me via PM to anyone selling a Pocket-9 for that price! They go for north of $800 here.
     
  21. Ala Dan

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    6Covered and Flame Red

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

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    One of you will hopefully be happy soon :)
     
  23. Flame Red

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    And that would be me. I could not dial the number fast enough!!!


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  24. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Congratulations Flame Red

    as you are now the proud owner of a Colt Pocket Nine~! :D:D:D
     
  25. Alan Fud

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    Galco pocket holster PH404 fits it like a glove. :)
     
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