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Hi Gents. Seeking a pocket pistol. (deep CC)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PureTexan1961, Jun 25, 2015.

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  1. Snowdog

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    I have both the Sig P238(HD) and Kahr CM9 and I now only carry the CM9. I really do like the P238, but as mine is the HD model which has the stainless rather than alloy frame, it's on the heavy side.
    However, the CM9 seems just as accurate, conceals just as well (the P238 beavertail really negatively impacts concealment IMO) and is a 6+1 9mm while lighter overall.

    The reset is about a mile long on the CM9, but I'm now used to it and shoot it just as well as my P238.
     
  2. Gravedigger56

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    Well I thought about it all night and couldn't take it any longer! As soon as I got off work I hurried to the LGS and picked up a Kimber Micro Carry to accompany my Kimber Ultra CDP II. I think I'm going to really enjoy this little pistol for barely noticeable, deep concealment.

    Now what do I do with my Sig P938 that's only had 2 mags run through it?;)
     
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    Gravedigger56, I have to say that I'm a Kimber fan (own 2 of them). When it came to carrying, I wanted a light, SAO, 9mm weapon. I'm disappointed that Kimber doesn't offer the Micro in that caliber 'cuz I surely would have given that serious consideration. I did briefly consider the Solo but dismissed it because it's DAO. In the end, I chose a Sig P938 that I carry in my front pocket in a Desantis Super Fly holster - easy to carry and no printing. I'm very happy with it - it's accurate and reliable.
     
  6. Gravedigger56

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    I have carried a P938 for over a year now. IWB, OWB and in my pocket. I found that it was just a little too heavy for my liking to carry in my pocket. I just never felt comfortable or confident shooting it either and as a result my accuracy declined. I knew I had to find something better suited for me as a true pocket carry pistol.

    Like you, I have never been a big fan of the .380 auto until I shot and held the Kimber Micro. Since it will primarily be used as a BUG for my CDP II and M&P, I know I can make this thing work.
     
  7. Stony

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    I've owned a good number of the smaller concealment pistols over the years, and either gave them to friends or traded they away...except for the Glock 42. It is the most shootable trouble free small pistol I have ever owned. It is very easy to rapid fire accurately without the long trigger pull and reset a lot of the smaller pistols have.
    I normally carry mine in my front pocket with a Kydex holster that fits it well, conceals it's shape and covers the trigger. Excellent pistol....
     
  8. george burns

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    I go by the ammo more than the gun. I want a 9mm or 38+p minimum, What it comes out of doesn't matter as much to me. I found that guns between 12 and 17 ozs work for pocket carry, and using those 50 grain "Liberty civil defense' loads work well and make it much lighter. The gun doesn't matter as much as long as it's a high quality gun. It's going to be emptied so fast that I won't notice the 5lb vs a 10lb trigger. Adrenaline is the great equalizer, and as long as I hit what I aim at it makes no difference to me if it's from a sig, Glock, or Kahr. Just settle on your ammo first then pick a gun that you shoot reasonably well at 5 yards, "which should be any of them".
    After 25-30 or so feet, the police are going to have a hard time believing you couldn't have safely got your butt out of there unless trapped in your home, in which case you would probably reach for something a little larger for pest control, like a 12 gauge or AR, or full sized gun.
     
  9. zennashton

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    I sometimes carry my Glock 43 in a pocket but its a bit large. Great gun I highly recommend it.
     
  10. Artofgolf

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    Me, too :D It's my EDC in the summer. Very comfortable in my front pocket of cargo shorts or jeans (sorry, no experience in suit pants).

    FullSizeRender.jpg (click on image to expand) 6" steel ruler above slide

    I practice with mine on a regular basis and I find the Wharf Rat (aka Glock 42) very accurate @ 7 yards. ;)
    The Recluse pocket holster completes the package for my needs. YMMV.
     
  11. batmann

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    My CCW is a Kahr CW .380. Fits well in my front pocket, but that is not my preferred carry way. I got a Remora pocket holster that I slip into the small of my back and the little pistol virtually disappears. Mine is 100% with good SD ammo, but about 85-90 with cheap target stuff.
     
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