The Kahr P9 is my standard IWB carry gun, and it is one of my all-time favorite handguns. It is small, thin, light and reliable, but it shoots like a bigger gun, (at least it does for us small-handed folks.) It's very accurate and the recoil is quite reasonable for a sub-compact. Unfortunately, the P9 is just a bit to large for pocket carry. It actually fits just fine in my Eddie Bauer brand jeans, but the longish grip makes it almost impossible to draw smoothly from a front pocket. So for a while now, I've carried my P3AT whenever I've needed to pocket carry. I like the P3AT; it's amazingly small, and mine has been very reliable. However, I kept wishing for something that shot a more powerful round than the .380. I considered getting a PM9, or maybe a lightweight J-frame for pocket carry. But when I ended up with a second P9, I started considering doing a grip modification that would turn the stock P9 into a P9 Covert. A P9 Covert would give me the short grip of a PM9, but the longer sight radius of a P9. Also, having a P9 Covert would allow me to share holsters with my other P9. There have been a few different threads from people that have done this modification, and I made use of the great description that mini14jac included in his post, (see link here.) So...last night I did the deed and turned my P9 into a P9 covert. The key step in this modification is to make sure that you don't cut it too short on the first step, (I used a hacksaw.) Then it becomes a simple matter of sanding down the grip length until the short PM9 mag fits properly. I spent a fair amount of time with a pocket knife, some files and some fine sandpaper to get a nice bevel on the bottom of my grip. I haven't taken it to the range yet to test out the new magazines. So there she is. The newly modified P9 slips easily into and out of my pocket. Also, I may end up using it in my IWB holster during the summer. The shorter grip will be less likely to print under a light T-shirt than the standard P9 grip. I'm pretty happy with the way that it turned out. The beveled edges aren't perfectly symetrical, but they look pretty close to a stock Kahr grip. TMann Wanna kill these ads? We can help!