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Which tiny 9?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by BikeNGun74, May 13, 2012.


  1. BikeNGun74

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    Mas

    Several times I've seen you say that you really don't think .380 is enough and that we should look into a small 9mm instead.

    I've yet to see a 9mm that is as small as the Ruger LCP, which I think has set the bar for concealabilty.

    Is there a particular tiny 9mm that you prefer?

    -Tom
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

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    They won't get as small as the LCP, but current generation of "pocketable" nines include Kahr CM9, Ruger's own LC9, and the Kimber Solo, for example. Worth looking at.

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  3. BikeNGun74

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    Thanks, Mas. I'll check those out.

    I probably should have asked the obvious follow-up question in my initial post:
    Is there a specific 9mm ammunition that you have seen get good results in those guns?
     
  4. BikeNGun74

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    I opted for the Kahr PM9. They tell you to break it in for 200 rounds, but the only thing I noticed was that the slide racked a lot easier after 100 rounds or so. Not one mechanical issue.

    In a pocket holster or in an IWB holster it almost completely disappears, even in just a T-shirt and shorts.

    Thanks for the recommendation, Mas!