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Old 12-06-2012, 9:12 AM
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I am looking for a lightweight 9mm caliber gun. I really like the LC9. Because it is light and i can carry it in my pocket (using tactical pants on job) or iwb without any printing. Any comparable gun to the lightness of LC9 but with a light/short trigger pull. That is one of the reason i sell my LC9. Its has a looooong trigger pull. Right now i'm carrying 1911 IWB.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:02 AM
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My usual recommendation is the Kahr CW9, which I chose over the Ruger for it's better feeling trigger. It isn't much shorter, but it is a lot smoother. I find that smaller pistols handle easier with a DAO trigger. My CW9 shares CCW duties with my Springfield EMP.

Interestingly the CW9 and LC9 are both available for the same price ($369) in today's paper from MTG Firearms...the new store in Elk Grove
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Old 12-06-2012, 1:57 PM
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^ like he posted. Kahr's are solid guns.
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Old 12-06-2012, 1:59 PM
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If you want to pocket carry a Kahr and like the CW9, you can also check out the PM9 or SSE a CM9.
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Old 12-06-2012, 2:12 PM
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If you want to pocket carry a Kahr and like the CW9, you can also check out the PM9 or SSE a CM9.
Take a look at the XD9 sub, I compared the CW9 to the XD9SC and they are almost identical except for thickness. The XD is ticker with double stack.
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Consider a j-frame .38 special.

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PM9 if you can get used to it - it's even more compact than the CW9. Might be a challenge for larger hands.
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Old 12-06-2012, 3:40 PM
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Only one I have is a Glock 26. Typical Glock performance.
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I ran by the store while I was out and handled both guns. The CW9's trigger isn't a nice as mine...a bit gritty...but it is $10 cheaper than the LC9. But I was handling the last one they had. The PM9 is better suited to pocket carry than the CW9

However a deal breaker for me did come up, the LC9 has a magazine disconnect safety...very irritating.

The problem I have with the G26 or the XDc is their thickness. When you are trying to go small, thickness really makes a large difference
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Add- My next pocket pistol would be a Sig P239. Yeah, it's heavy, but fits my palm like a glove.
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Thnx guys!

Is the keltec PF-9 have shorter trigger pull?
The sig 239 is heavy for pocket carry, and also have almost the same trigger pull with m&p shield. But not as long as LC9.
I'm trying to find a PM9 so i can check the trigger pull. But i didn't see any display in LGS here in sacramento.
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My usual recommendation is the Kahr CW9, which I chose over the Ruger for it's better feeling trigger. It isn't much shorter, but it is a lot smoother. I find that smaller pistols handle easier with a DAO trigger. My CW9 shares CCW duties with my Springfield EMP.

Interestingly the CW9 and LC9 are both available for the same price ($369) in today's paper from MTG Firearms...the new store in Elk Grove
Agree with this mostly. I feel the Kahr is a lot more deliberate. The EMP, if I could get a CCW in LA County, would be my conceal gun of choice. Familiar function, and I just seem to be able to shoot well with it. Not cheap, but if you get a chance I would check it out.
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Galloway makes a kit that cuts the LC9 trigger pull almost in half. The Sig 239 is a very nice gun and actually my favorite but because of the weight I prefer the LC9 for CCW.
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Another vote for Kahr Cw9. I get mine in 2 days
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S&W Shield is a great gun. I highly recommend it.
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I vote for CW9---have two (for the wife and I)---triggers on mine are very smooth, no gritty at all. Yeah, trigger pull is long, but you get used to lt. SA EMP is a really neat pistol at three times the price and about 10 oz heavier---the CW9 is so light you often forget its there!
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I vote for CW9---have two (for the wife and I)---triggers on mine are very smooth, no gritty at all. Yeah, trigger pull is long, but you get used to lt. SA EMP is a really neat pistol at three times the price and about 10 oz heavier---the CW9 is so light you often forget its there!
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 PM
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A Kahr PM9 is my daily front pocket carry gun. Accurate, reliable and easy to shoot well.
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Galloway makes a kit that cuts the LC9 trigger pull almost in half. The Sig 239 is a very nice gun and actually my favorite but because of the weight I prefer the LC9 for CCW.
Thanks for the Galloway tip. We have been looking at an LC-9 for the wife's EDC. This just sold it for us, her main issue was the long trigger as well.

http://gallowayprecision.com/ruger-p...ormance-parts/
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I didnt like the LC9- trigger was terrible.

The CW9 is nice, but I simply loooove the PM9.

**Plus, as I recently learned... the PM9 and CW9 will use standard 1911 IWB holsters! So if youve already got a 1911 compact and use a IWB like a tuk or crossbreed, the Kahr fits it pretty well, slight wiggle until you put it on... then it tightens up fine.
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Old 12-07-2012, 7:28 PM
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I'm not sure which holster you might be referring to, but I just tried my Kahr in 3 different 1911 holsters and it wouldn't fit any of them
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I am looking for a lightweight 9mm caliber gun. I really like the LC9. Because it is light and i can carry it in my pocket (using tactical pants on job) or iwb without any printing. Any comparable gun to the lightness of LC9 but with a light/short trigger pull. That is one of the reason i sell my LC9. Its has a looooong trigger pull. Right now i'm carrying 1911 IWB.
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Only one I have is a Glock 26. Typical Glock performance.
I second this suggestion. Even with my pinky curled under the grip, I can shoot about as well as a full-sized grip.
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The LC9 feels like a long trigger pull when you are playing with it in a shop. Once you start shooting it, it's fine. It's not a 1911, but for a tiny little carry piece, with the included laser, it's an excellent gun.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:07 PM
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Another vote for the Kahr CW9. A jewel of a pocket pistol. My trigger was a bit gritty when it was new but got nice and smooth after a couple boxes of practice ammo. I rarely carry any other pistol anymore.
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PPS, P99c, Shield....all great concealable handguns.
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