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Micro 9mm

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by PAGunner, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Out of all the micro 9mm's out there (single stack sub-compacts), I was wondering what everyone's preference is? I have 3 guns I had at the top of my list, on paper. But I'm open to hearing some feedback on all the models available.

    1. Kahr sub compact 9mm (both polymer and stainless)
    2. Walther PPS
    3. Sig P290

  2. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

    May 23, 2010
    I would stay away from the P290. I haven't heard anything good about that pistol. You might also want to look at the Ruger LC9.
  3. I have a first gen Kahr MK9 and a second gen Kahr PM9. Both of mine are excellent little guns with the edge going to the MK9... accept for the weight factor.
  4. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

    Sep 16, 2008
    1. Kahr sub compact 9mm (both polymer and stainless) Poly only, stainless is too heavy. PM9 is pretty, but the CM9 is better deal. MK are pretty but are a heavy little bricks.
    2. Walther PPS - too long
    3. Sig P290 - Too wide

    I think Ruger's LC9 and the kel Tec Pf9 are better for carry
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  5. I got a parkerized PF9 for summer carry, and Im very satisfied with it. Is practically weightless and flawless. It goes bang every time. I heard LC9's are nothing but a copy of the pf9 but with more glitches. Before I shot mine for the first time, I buffed and honed out all of the machine marks and metal shavings and like I said, it went BANG from the first shot on.
  6. alank2


    May 24, 2004

    I love my PM9. I agonized over buying one for years because of the price, but once I finally got over the cost and ordered one I found out what I had been missing. The CM9's price point is incredible for the capability of this little pistol. What other 6+1 9mm can you pack in your pocket easily all day every day. There is a guy over at the kahr forums who has over 30K through his. If you want pocket carry this it a sweet pistol.

    Good luck,

  7. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    I love my PPS. It feels too thin in my hand but still shoots great.
  8. bad89stang


    Sep 8, 2011
    Fort Worth, TX
    I had a PM9 before buying my G26. Wonderful little pistol. Incredibly compact, beautiful quality and amazing accuracy. Deal breaker for me was it would not load the first or second round of a fresh mag using the slingshot or overhand method. It would jam against the feed ramp. Known issue. Sold it and now just deal with the larger G26 and haven't looked back.
  9. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Hard to beat the PM9. It's one gun you can have on you all the time basically while still giving you a decent cartridge in the 9mm.

    It has a few quirks I don't like though (crappy mags, stiff slide).
  10. NMGlocker

    NMGlocker BOOM headshot

    Jun 29, 2001
    New Mexico
    My PM9 has around 1500 rounds downrange with zero malfunctions.
    It's the perfect pocket rocket.
  11. about 450 rounds through my CM9, looked at a lot of guns before buying it. the only other ones i considered at the end were the PM9 and diamondback. i picked it because it was lighter and a little cheaper than the PM9 and i decided the diamondback just didn't feel as good in my hand. the CM9 has a smooth trigger and handles well.
  12. DaneA


    Mar 7, 2011
    Not to hijack but has anyone tried the Diamondback DB9. My LGS has some and they seem to be a pretty good knock off of a Glock.
  13. held a couple, but none to borrow or rent around my area, would have been nice
  14. Lampshade


    May 11, 2010
    PPS is a great gun, but pretty big for pocket carry. It can be done, but I'd go with a smaller Kahr if you plan on pocket carrying with any regularity. PPS definitely won't fit in all pockets either.
  15. NMPOPS


    Jun 11, 2002
    New Mexico & Michigan
    None. I'll stick with my 26.

    Sent from my Ally
  16. Fonzie


    Dec 6, 2009
    Northwest USA
    My PM9 goes bang every time. I probably would have gotten a CM9 if they were available when i bought the PM9, but they weren't "invented" yet.
    I sold my G26 to buy the PM9 = great decision for me.
  17. dosei


    Mar 22, 2005
    Upstate SC
    SA EMP

    ...followed by the Kahr
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  18. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

    May 1, 2010
    Las Vegas
  19. NDGlock

    NDGlock OIF2, KFOR12

    Jul 22, 2001
    North Dakota