I'm thinking about dumping my PM9 and G43X...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by OMCHamlin, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. OMCHamlin

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    After considerable pondering (and touching one at my gun shop over and over and over again...), I'm thinking I might be best served by ditching my Kahr PM9 AND my Glock 43X and diving deep into the Sig P365 pool. Both of the current guns are zeroed and reliable, with recent night sights. Whenever I can get one, I'll pay retired .mil discount price for it.
    Questions:
    Are they reliable now?
    Does anyone routinely pocket carry yours? (I could with the PM9, not so much with the 43X)
    Any issues or concerns? Do we hate the SAS sight system? (I'm thinking I do!)
    Leaning toward a manual safety.

    P365:
    Encourage me, or talk me out of it.
     
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  2. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I would go with the p365 no manual safety. I used to pocket carry the pm9 for years. Now I carry the Original p365. I also own the 43X. As far as the SAS model, most don’t like it as much as the p355 with oem night sights.
     

  3. Defendandprotect32

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    . Good advice.I tried hard to like my sas. the bullseye sight is accurate once you get used to it,but for me the sight was just to difficult to line up quickly and the light conditions and background affects the brightness of the sight and at times can be quite dim.as mentioned,go with the p365 with night sights.
     
  4. Southlake

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    It depends on what you are hunting. Of the several I own, the Shield is the slimmest and holds 10 rounds with magguts. The 43X is the fattest and holds 16 rounds with shield mags. The 365 is the goldilocks with 13 rounds and in between thickness of the the shield and 43X.

    DO NOT BUY THE SAS!!!

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  5. Danzig

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  6. John in AR

    John in AR Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No help with the 365, but even though I'm paring down how many guns I own, I doubt I'll ever get rid of my PM9. I switched from it to a G43 last year, but only because of the much wider selections of holsters for the glock. If holster makers included the PM/CM series in their lines as widely as they do glocks, I'd still be carrying the PM9. Some people don't like the revolver-like trigger of the Kahr guns, but I actually prefer it over glock triggers.

    All I can suggest is try some of the +1 or +2 magazines in the Kahr maybe? I carried mine with a factory +1, and eight rounds of 9mm in such a small package was well within my comfort zone.
     
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  8. Danzig

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    I haven’t even handled a Hellcat yet.
     
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  9. Southlake

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    Just played with one. The newer version has a better trigger.
     
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  10. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    The p365 pocket carries a lot like the pm9, imho. If that’s a deciding factor.
     
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  12. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I miss my pm9 a lot more then I thought I would, lol!

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  14. OMCHamlin

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    I never could warm to any of the Springfield XD series, and I guess I just lumped the Hellcat in there. I have held one and the P365 feels better to me.
    I do hope I don't miss the PM9, but it hasn't seen any carry lately, the 10rd on board 43X has seen all of that work instead. Shield Arms mags didn't work 100% in that 43X, or we wouldn't be looking at this thread...
     
  15. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I miss almost every gun I’ve sold or traded, lol..
     
  16. OMCHamlin

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    Admittedly, I miss a few...
     
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  17. Defendandprotect32

    Defendandprotect32 Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple "impulse buy" guns that I rarely use but can't bring myself to sell.I can still handle them,clean them,and appreciate them.if I had any sense,I would sell them.
     
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  18. j102

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    Yep. The Sig P365 is a big competitor for all those small guns.
     
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  19. j102

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    There is another thread about fixing the Shield Arms magazines issues on the G43X/G48s.
    I believe 99% of them run fine.
     
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  20. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I would never carry my pm9 now that I have the p365. I’m just a collect them all kind of guy, lol!
     
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