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Old 12-05-2012, 12:03 AM   #11
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I have a Shield 9MM and the Sig938 and the Shield is much more comfortable to shoot in my opinion.
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Take a look at the Rohrbaugh R9 Stealth. It doesn't get much better that this;
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Interesting feedback. I did actually look at the Kahr in 9mm. What's the tiny one? The CM9? One of the clerks at my local range was trying to talk me into it, but it feels weird in my hand. It's a rental gun so I may try it.

I really want to be able to justify pocket carry in a 9mm. What I don't want is a gun I'll find an excuse for leaving at home because it is too much trouble. Which is why I'd rather have a .380 in my pocket than a .45 at home. I might have to do some more research into the Taurus as well.

I plan on taking the CHL classes with my Baby Eagle, so no rush.
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The only gun on your list that I have personal experience with is the Bodyguard. It is light weight and thin making it very easy and comfortable to carry. Those are the good points. The bad points are that the trigger pull is very long and somewhat hard, it was too much for my wife. The safety is also very hard to use, so much so that I don't use it when I carry the Bodyguard. Mine seems to shoot whatever I feed it, so I have not had any issues with function, I just don't care for the trigger much. I do think that if I were ever put into a S.D. position, that I would not notice the trigger pull so much. Just my experience.
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Interesting feedback. I did actually look at the Kahr in 9mm. What's the tiny one? The CM9? One of the clerks at my local range was trying to talk me into it, but it feels weird in my hand. It's a rental gun so I may try it.

I really want to be able to justify pocket carry in a 9mm. What I don't want is a gun I'll find an excuse for leaving at home because it is too much trouble. Which is why I'd rather have a .380 in my pocket than a .45 at home. I might have to do some more research into the Taurus as well.

I plan on taking the CHL classes with my Baby Eagle, so no rush.
Before you make a decision about what you want to carry in your pocket, you should try things in your pocket.

I like the 380 caliber, fun to shoot, but then again, I find them all fun to shoot, caliber wise. Lol

Shoot first, pocket second, then buy. Practice pulling gun from pocket and bringing to target. See if there's a noticeable diff.
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Also, the LCP has no manual safety. That's a huge downfall to me.
I prefer a gun with no manual safety. Then I dont feel bad about not using one, because that is the way it was designed to be used.
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Check out the Bersa BP9CC. It's 9mm and is my next Bersa CCW! I "fondled" about a week ago at the LGS and feels great and very compact with 9mm punch!
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I simply do not trust having a hammer back on a live round without a positive safety--like a half cock at least. Gave my son the Colt gub style 380 and kept the Sig 232-both about the same size. I prefer a 380 over a 9mm because it travels slower and IMO dumps more energy--like a mini 45. What ever you use practice well with it till it becomes an extension of your hand/hands. Be safe and don't shoot your man hood off with an "unsafetied" shooter--lol.
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crazedjava Just know that any firearm companies make some problem handguns, even some very expensive ones.. Also some models when they first came out had major problems. They were updated and most all work very well now. Most of your list could fall into that group. You may want to check handgun sizes a bit better too. The TCP weight a bit more than the ruger lcp and is a better pistol in so many ways. It does have the best trigger of all of your list and has a slide hold open and fires with mag out. For a micro pistols its a good one. The bersa thunder line are great shooters with very few problems . It can be bought as a single stack or double stack and the 4oz lighter and bit smaller CC version. Glad you know that some are a pocket pistols and some like the shield or the pt709 IWB sized handguns are not. Kahr has the cm/pm 9 along with the Nano that can be a pocket choice for some.

Don't have a favorite firearm ether with out shooting it. All the advertising hype make some sound oh so good when they realy offer nothing special. Just another choice is all.

You also missed or passed over some other choices. The newest updated diamond back db9, the old KT pf-9, these two are harder to handel pistols do to very lite weight but solid pocketable CC pistols, and Kel tecs double stack and small and light p11 is a good choice too. Pistols like from kel tec may not be pretty like some but cost 250 dollars and they simply work well. Most of these have looonger trigger pulls. Thats not a problem unless you simple close your mind to learning to shot one. Some do have a gritty trigger and the bodygaurd has had that problem more than some does tend to shoot in to become smoother.

My pocket pistol for a few years has been a kahr cm9, and KT pf-9 for 2 1/2 years before that. ZERO issues with ether durring the 4000 rounds the two have fired. Only sold the pf-9 after getting a deal on a cw9 kahr and likeing it so much I bought a new cm9. We have bought 2 TCP 380s. I fired the first 200 rounds in 1st one and my youngest daughter claimed it as her CC pistol. 200 more rounds fired in the second one and its my wifes CC and still not a single problem. . They are very nice shooters and zero problems and work better for me with one hand do to size.

Biggest issues with a smaller handgun is 1st, the shooters skill level and ammo used for breakin most times.

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i too was in the market for a pocket nine the last few months. I did the complete research. Looked at em all. looked at the Beretta Nano, Kahr cw9, the Taurus slim, SIG's new pocket 9, and a few others.

I went with the Nano
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