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Kahr CM/PM 9 vs...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Smythley, Nov 18, 2011.

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  1. Smythley

    Smythley Member

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    How many of you carry this pocket carry, in a pocket holster?

    I love 1911's. I'd like to carry one, but it just seems that pocket carry is the most convenient and easiest method of carry. I'm a big guy 6'4" 225, but I just can't figure out how to cram a 1911 in my pocket. I do drool over the colt defender everytime I get to hold one though...
     
  2. kokapelli

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    When I carry my PM9 it's in a DeSantis SuperFly pocket holster.
     
  3. 2wheels

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    Are you against carrying a .380? Cause the best way to cram a 1911 in your pocket is to buy a Sig P238/Colt Mustang.

    Either that or buy reeaaaalllly big pants.
     
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    It's all about the right pair of pants. Make sure the pocket is large enough to hold the gun, and the opening is large enough for a good draw. Also, definitely use a pocket holster that covers the trigger.

    ETA: I was referring to the Kahr CM/PM9 ;)
     
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    I was never able to really comfortably pocket-carry my PM9, but I also acknowledge that my size (6'0", 175 lbs) and my mode of dress (pants aren't tight, but they're definitely not gangsta-baggy) didn't lend well to pocket-carrying a PM9. You may be able to pull it off better than me...
     
  6. Smythley

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    I had looked at the P238, but just wasn't sure about pocket carry with a Single Action. Maybe that is silly, but I don't mind carrying cocked and locked in a holster. How do you guys carry the P238?

    Just left the gunstore, and tried a PM9 in my pocket. My experience was similar to Andy's, in that I could pocket carry, but not easily.
     
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    I don't want to carry a SA in a pocket or any where else for CC and I find most small 380 are too small for me get a quick a controled grip on. If I moved a 380 size up to a bersa thunder or ppk then I might as well carry a 9mm. I have carried a taurus 85ss for 20 years then a KTpf-9 for 2 1/2 and now a cm9 kahr. I also use a desantis pocket holster. Works fine for me but I do tend to wear jeans or columbia pants. They are a looser fit. I like the cm fine and it is very controlable. If you don't pocket carry it will take some time to get use to it to start to feel normal. I would feel like you if I had a full sized pistol in a IWB holster.
     
  8. The Lone Haranguer

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    I carried one, in a Mika pocket holster. You want a large pocket like that of a cargo or Carhartt "Hamilton Pant," but it was comfortable, accessible and unobtrusive in those. In jeans it was a little tight.
     
  9. kokapelli

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    Things would have to get pretty bad before I let the size of a gun dictate how I dress.
     
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    In a Galco pocket holster. I don't see why people freak out because really it's no different than carrying a SA in any other location, the holster covers the trigger and trust me, that safety is not going to get disengaged in your pocket.

    If you get a chance to shoot one, they're sweet shooters for being so small.
     
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    kokapelli Know one cares how or what you carry.
     
  12. kokapelli

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    What makes you think anyone cares what you carry?
     
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    Only way I ever found the PM9 reasonable in a pocket was a large jacket pocket or cargo pants pocket. I switched to a J-frame for that reason; holsters weren't working really in combination with motorcycle riding gear.
     
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    kokapelli You have size issues?hehe
     
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    I carry something alot better than the Kahr 9s,A Ruger LC9 with at least 4 mags in my vest for primary carry.
     
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    I carry a CM9 in a Recluse pocket holster when wearing cargo shorts or pants.
    When wearing jeans, I sometimes carry the CM9 in a Silent Thunder IWB.

    However, if carrying IWB I much prefer my Kahr K9 in a Silent Thunder.
     
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    I've never had any complaints when it comes to size:p
     
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    Are you a Penn State grad ?
     
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    No but I survived 15 years in San Francisco. Of course I was warned early on that if I dropped my keys to always kick them over to a wall before I picked them up.;)
     
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    :uhoh:
     
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    I carry it in the hard plastic waistband clip holster that came with it. The trigger is completely enclosed and the holster and pistol ride perfectly on your hip. I find I can carry it either inside or outside the waistband depending on what I'm wearing. Incredibly comfortable carry pistol.

    Tinpig
     
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