Originally Posted by Piobaire
Thanks for the input, gents. This pocket pistol purchase is weighing on my mind for some reason.
Suited, that Kahr is too big, IMO. I love my K9 Elite, and think Kahr makes a great gun, but that mouse gun is a rat.
Yeah, I have yet to carry my PM9 in my pocket. It's as large as I would ever consider for pocket carry. And honestly, it's about as large as I would ever want to go for a carry gun in general, regardless of the method of carry.
I think you are definitely making a wise decision choosing 9mm, or at least trying to exhaust that option. .380 is harder to come by and more expensive.
Having said that, I carry my Kahr .380 more than any other gun, but necessity is driving that behavior more than anything. 5 days of the week I am wearing slacks with a shirt tucked in, so pocket carry is the only option, thus the smaller .380 wins over the PM9. On the weekend, I will carry my PM9 inside the waist band.
I generally dislike pocket carry, with the exception of dress pants when it becomes a necessity. This really depends on the type of clothing you wear, climate, and other factors. The gun can sort of flop around and bang against your leg when it's in your pocket (depending on the clothing). Pocket holsters also have less retention than other holsters, so when I remove it from my pocket I have to worry about a hot gun falling out of the holster. I have a DeSantis pocket holster. There must be other pocket holsters out there with a little better retention that might prevent this issue.