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    COMPARISON CHART - Mini/Pocket 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry

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    Mini/Pocket 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry

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    The chart below was TRUNCATED to comply with maximum number of characters allowed in a post)

    Mini/Pocket 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry

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    Iíve been a fan of mini 9mm pistols for concealed carry since I purchased a Sccy CPX-1 in 2007. My history with the Sccy has been a little chequered, (itís gone back to the shop three times), so I carry a Smith and Wesson Shield now. Even with that history, Iím still a big proponent of the combination of size and firepower that a sub-subcompact 9mm brings to the table, and they have the added value of having roughly the same manual of arms as their bigger cousins, the 9mm service pistol. Which is good, because despite their popularity, these are not good guns for a beginning shooter: Their small size means they have more recoil and kick then bigger 9mmís, and that small size also equates to a shorter sight radius, making longer shots a bit tougher.
    Hereís a semi-complete roundup of all the mini/pocket 9mmís out there, set up so you can quickly compare features such as price and weight against each other gun. Scroll to the left to see all the columns.



    Pistol Action Capacity (With round in Chamber) +/- Avg. Capacity MSRP % +/- Avg.MSRP Length Height Width Weight (oz) LoadedWt. (1) +/- Avg. Loaded Wt. Conceal-
    ablity
    Index
    (2)
    Fire-
    power
    Index
    (3)
    Soda Can Equiv. (4) Suggested Accessory
    AMT/High Standard Backup* DAO 6 -3 $525 -$15 5.00" 4.1' 1.00" 24 27.97 7.58 6.45 78 2.03 Pocket Holster
    Beretta Nano Striker 7 -1 $475 -$65 5.63" 4.17" 0.90" 17.7 20.76 0.37 5.48 91 1.52 IWB Holster
    Bersa BP9 DAO 9 +1 $429 -$111 6.5" 4.8' 0.94" 21.5 25.47 5.08 8.94 117 1.85 OWB Holster
    Diamondback DB9 Striker 7 -1 $490 -$50 5.6" 4.0" 0.80" 11 14.09 -6.30 3.55 78 1.02 IWB Holster
    Kahr CM9 DAO 7 -1 $517 -$23 5.42" 4.0" 0.90" 14.0 17.09 -3.30 4.17 78 1.24 IWB Holster
    Kahr CW9 DAO 8 0 $485 -$55 5.9" 4.5" 0.90" 15.8 19.33 -1.06 5.77 104 1.40 Pocket Holster
    Kahr P9 DAO 8 0 $739 $199 5.8" 4.5" 0.90" 15 18.53 -1.86 5.44 104 1.35 OWB Holster
    Kahr PM9 DAO 8 0 $786 $246 5.42" 4.0" 0.90" 14 17.53 -2.86 4.28 104 1.27 IWB Holster
    Kel-Tec PF9 DAO 8 0 $333 -$207 5.85" 4.3" 0.88" 12.7 16.23 -4.16 4.59 104 1.18 OWB Holster

    Ruger LC9 DAO 7 -1 $443 -$97 5.97" 4.46" 0.90" 17.1 20.19 -0.20 6.05 78 1.47 OWB Holster
    S&W Shield Striker 9 +1 $450 -$91 6.1" 4.6" 0.95" 19.0 22.97 2.58 7.25 117 1.67 IWB Holster
    Taurus Slim SA/DA 8 0 $483 -$57 6" 4.53" 1.08" 18.5 22.03 1.64 6.74 91 1.60 OWB Holster



    (1) Assuming 0.441 ounces for each 124gr 9mm cartridge and .355 ounces for each .380 100gr cartridge
    (2) Concealablity Index =
    ( 0.75(Length) x Height x 1.25(Width) x 1.5(Loaded Weight) )/100
    (3) Firepower Index = ( Energy In ft/lbs x bullet weight in grains x Capacity)/100. 124gr for 9mmís, 95gr for .380.
    (4) A full can of soda weighs about 13.76 ounces
    * I couldnít find a review for the AMT Backup in 9mm. If you know of one, leave it in the comments
    IWB = Inside the Waistband holster. OWB = Outside the Waistband Holster.
    SAO Ė Singe Action Only. DAO Ė Double Action Only. Striker Ė Striker fired. SA/DA = You guessed it, both Single Action AND Double Action, depending on how you use it.
    Long, boring description of what this means over here, but for now, just think SA = better, smoother trigger but needs a safety, DA/Striker = kinda sorta like a revolver. -ish.

    I added in other pistols like the the Glock 26, which we donít often think as part of the ďmini 9mmĒ group but is right in the middle of the pack when it comes to size, weight and firepower, and other guns like the Kel-Tec P3AT and the Glock 19 to compare the pocket 9mmís to their smaller and larger siblings. And why the CZ P07? Because I like CZís, thatís why! (And itís also an occasional carry gun for me as well).

    Reprinted with permission from TeamGunBlogger.com.
    May 18, 2013
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    The 709 should have a firepower index of 104 not 91 since this index seems related to rounds held,
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    Kimber solo is also a great small ccw as well as sig 938 both 9mm i see more small sigs than any thing else

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    Great chart. I wish all slide stop releases where like the Bersa's. At least what I could see of it in the linked article. Glad I have a PF-9 for my BUG.
    "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." -Thomas Jefferson

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    Snap shot of original post by TexasDeputy. Screen capture program used Snagit.

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    Last edited by aphdmansoc; 05-21-2013 at 10:20 AM.
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    On different calibers for self-defense: If you can hit what you aim at it doesn't matter...if you can't it doesn't matter. So, it doesn't matter...aphdmansoc




 

 

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