GUN Ultra compact semiauto carry crew; what are my options besides Keltec?

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  1. sp00n155

    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    I'm looking for a very very small carry gun for the summertime when my SP101 prints too much. I want it to be 9mm or .45. I was very interested in the LCP until I found it was .380 only :hs: The piece needs to be narrow and the grip length needs to be short, I have a 28" waist and longer grips print bigtime. What are OTs suggestions? I'd really love a .45 because I have a ton of SD .45 ammo already, but nobody seems to make a truely sub-compact .45 like the 9mm Keltec.

    I've gathered a small list from googling but I know little about most of these.
    Keltec PF9
    Glock36
    Taurus PT745c
    Kahr PM9 (seems to be very expensive and all I hear about Kahr's is you have to "break them in" before they work properly :ugh2:)

    I used to have a Glock30 but it was quite wide, is the 36 noticeably narrower?
     
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    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

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    do you mean g26?
     
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    im waitin for the sig p238
     
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    The Kahr PM9 is OK, but my father's is very picky about ammunition. My PF-9 has been good for the 150 rounds I put through it so far. I had one light primer strike/failure to fire, but it turns out after about 100 rounds you need to clean the brass shavings from around the firing pin hole. Not a problem if you clean it every once in a while.
     
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    Negative, 36 is the singlestack .45acp Glock. I'm only considering it because I like the .45 a lot more than I like 9mm.
     
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    rorbaugh(sp?) in 8mm is slightly larger than the Kel-Tec P3AT, but you're looking at $1000 for one of them.

    I'd go with the PF-9, but you don't like KT for some reason... maybe a G26?
     
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    The G36 isn't that much thinner than the G30, and you give up quite a bit of mag capacity.

    I'd personally go with the G30 since you don't like 9mm.
     
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    Check out the Walther PPS. Available in 9mm or .40 and has a Glock-like trigger.

    Sig P239's are single-stacked and would work well.
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    I don't dislike Keltec, just looking at other options.



    I had a 30 and sold it. It was too wide for my tastes.

    I forgot about the Walthers, how big is the 9mm PPS in comparison with Keltecs?
     
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    I'm not yet convinced that a reliable properly sized pocket auto in an acceptable caliber exists. I think a j-frame in a pocket holster might be the best solution.
     

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