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Old 08-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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For front pocket carry.......J-frame was effortless but the wife decided it was a great purse gun.....

Down to a PF9 or another J
No Kel-Tec in stock so can't compare myself...
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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The PF9 is a bit easier to carry, not as wide. Carries more ammo, (arguably, better ammo). Probably not as reliable as a J frame. My wife carries a J, I have a PF9. About even in the shooting dept. If you are competent at shooting a J frame, every thing else is pretty easy.



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Old 08-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input.......

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Old 08-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #4
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For front pocket carry.......J-frame was effortless but the wife decided it was a great purse gun.....

Down to a PF9 or another J
No Kel-Tec in stock so can't compare myself...
Thoughts? Results?

You already know the j-frame works for you, Probably already have the pocket holster. And, as you say, no PF9 available to you.

Get the snub.

IMHO, YMMV.
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I have and carry a PF9 as a bu gun,it has never presented a problem, in the past I have used j frames for the same purpose, should my pf9 ever start being problematic, eg jam, ftf, I would revert back to the j frame in a second, let me add it took me a long time to become a decent shot with the j frame, the pf9 1 day...

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I am not a wheel gun guy and I think the PF9 is superior in almost every way. With that said, I think the j frame has an advantage in front pocket carry. The overall shape of the snubby is better for front pocket carry IMO. Granted it is wider at the cylinder but the shape of the grip made my, now sold, Taurus 85 a better choice for front pocket carry. I pocket carried it sometimes but I never front pocket carry my PF9. I have gotten away from pocket carry and carry my PF9 IWB with the pocket clip all the time now.

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Thanks for the input guys!!


I just got a helluva deal on a Ruger LCR 357.....it should do nicely

Still might get a PF9 if the right deal presents itself

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I'm thinking of doing PF-9 AND LCR for carry! I've looked at the J-frames and the LCR and just can't decide. Please let us know what you think of the LCR trigger pull. It gets rave reviews for the pull, but I'd like some input if you can. My local store hasn't had any for me to try out...

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I'm thinking of doing PF-9 AND LCR for carry! I've looked at the J-frames and the LCR and just can't decide. Please let us know what you think of the LCR trigger pull. It gets rave reviews for the pull, but I'd like some input if you can. My local store hasn't had any for me to try out...
The one example I have shot seemed to have an odd "hitch" in the trigger pull at about 75% travel.

That one was an LCR 357. The proprietor of the store I was at said "you want to run some rounds through it?" Well, duh?

So, we went out to a sand pile he had out back (shop is about a mile out of town). I ran a full cylinder full of factory 125grain jhp .357 rounds through it. My impressions was, it really wasn't all that bad. No worse than running .357 through my Taurus 605, which is all steel and weights nearly half again as much.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:17 AM   #10
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I am no expert or authority on firearms but the trigger on the LCR stacks up very favorably to custom revolvers with lots of expensive work done to them.....and I have shot my share

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