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Old 02-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Well i have been thinking alot about adding a compact semi-auto to the bunch lately and figured why not try the pocket carry

I'm a big guy but i want something small enough to slide into my jean pocket (front or rear) the wallet holster has caught my attention but then i wont have room for my good ole Copenhagen. So front pocket it is.

Ive been contemplating a keltec pf9 or P32 but have heard horror stories about them and don't like the rugers. If i weren't a poor college student i would get a sig 938. What do yall have experience with and recommend?

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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Kahr cm9, $450

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S&W Bodyguard 380

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Bodyguard sounds like a good fit since im a s&w guy. I've heard good things about kahr but nothing firsthand

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With the right pair of pants pocket carry is ideal with the compacts subcompact and snubs.
Dockers falls into my favorite pant catagory. For denims/levi I tend to geo with a carpenter style, dungaree anything with a deep pocket loose enough to accomodate a smooth deaw.

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With jeans I will kidney carry with a Remora holster. Loose pants is a pocket carry with a DeSantis Superfly. Either a Sig238 or a S&W J frame.

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When you're talking pocket carry, I think even the Kahr CM9 is a bit too big. I love me my Kahrs and own both a CM9 AND a P380. The P380 truly is a pocket carry gun. Throw it in a Desantis Nemesis and you are good to go.

Kahr just came out with a CW380, which is the less expensive model of the P380, just like the PM9/CM9 combo.

The Kahr P380/CW380 has a slide hold-open after the last round, unlike the LCP.

I would definitely suggest that you STILL carry an extra magazine with you whenever you pocket carry. Desantis makes a Nemesis just for mags. You would put that in your front left pocket.

I carry my wallet in my back pocket, weak side, so if I am ever mugged I can pull my wallet out with my left hand while simultaneously pulling my gun from my right front. That's the plan, at least. Hopefully I never have to test the plan!

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When you're talking pocket carry, I think even the Kahr CM9 is a bit too big. I love me my Kahrs and own both a CM9 AND a P380. The P380 truly is a pocket carry gun. Throw it in a Desantis Nemesis and you are good to go.

Kahr just came out with a CW380, which is the less expensive model of the P380, just like the PM9/CM9 combo.

The Kahr P380/CW380 has a slide hold-open after the last round, unlike the LCP.

I would definitely suggest that you STILL carry an extra magazine with you whenever you pocket carry. Desantis makes a Nemesis just for mags. You would put that in your front left pocket.

I carry my wallet in my back pocket, weak side, so if I am ever mugged I can pull my wallet out with my left hand while simultaneously pulling my gun from my right front. That's the plan, at least. Hopefully I never have to test the plan!
I never thought of that, I've always carried it strong side. Time to change that! Right now i carry iwb and may do both when i feel necessary
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Kahr cm9, $450
Awesome gun. I carry mine in my front pocket in a pocket holster. I paid $399 for mine.
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My pocket carry weapon is a Beretta 950, .25ACP. For anything larger, I use a holster.

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