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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by critter, Aug 17, 2003.

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  1. critter

    critter Member

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    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.
     
  2. Tropical Z

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    It doesnt really meet your requirements (?) but probably the Kel Tec P11 would be the closest thing to a small, lightweight,reliable 9mm.
     
  3. 9x19

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    All steel and currently available means the Kahr MK9.

    See www.kahr.com
     
  4. PCRCCW

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    Kahr is it. The MK is a great all steel gun and you wont find better quality...typically anyway.
    Shoot well
     
  5. critter

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    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.
     
  6. JeepDriver

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    Sig 239

    Alloy frame but a stainless slide. Great little gun
     
  7. Black92LX

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    what about a para ordinance. they are all .45's. they all have stainless or steel recievers. heard they are great carry arms.
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    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.
     
  9. Safety First

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    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...
     
  10. Flashpoint

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    Yep, I carried mine the other day in my front pocket easly. Granted they where over size pockets on a pair of cargo pants.
     
  11. Black92LX

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    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.
     
  12. 10-Ring

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    The Kahrs were the 1st guns that came to mind ;)
     
  13. SelfProclaimedExpert

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    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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