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Thread: PM9 or PM40?

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    Default PM9 or PM40?

    Hello, new guy here, and I have a question: I'm in the market for a new pistol, always a good thing, and I want something small. I have been debating between a PM9 or PM40 both about the same size but I'm concerned about the recoil of the .40 cal in such a small package. Any help/advice would be very much appreciated. I am very new to the compact pistol "world".

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    I just went through this today, I walked away with a PM9. I guess when in doubt buy both. But if you're like me get the 9, it's a great staple for your collection. I have heard the recoil is not that much fun with the 40.
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    LOL, wish I could buy 3 or 4....on that note....I will check that link, thanks so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkalantzis View Post
    I just went through this today, I walked away with a PM9. I guess when in doubt buy both. But if you're like me get the 9, it's a great staple for your collection. I have heard the recoil is not that much fun with the 40.
    It's no big deal. It's not like the PM's are target pistols.

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    I prefer the 9 in small package. Can you say RECOIL.....ouch... I feel the 45 would even be better than a 40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepster09 View Post
    I prefer the 9 in small package. Can you say RECOIL.....ouch... I feel the 45 would even be better than a 40.
    Big +1 here. 9 first, 45, second, 40, don't go there.
    I have a K40, I can't imagine the same gun even smaller with a tupperware frame. To repeat above RECOIL!

    Heard the PM45 is not so bad but so far only a rumor I haven't shot one.

    Be safe, go with the 9.
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    The PM9 is nice but the PM45 is great... after the obligatory tweaking... as necessary. If you can handle +P in the PM9, you can handle standard rounds in the PM45. I haven't really heard anything good about the .40... if you want a .4 something... get the big boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyntrout View Post
    The PM9 is nice but the PM45 is great... after the obligatory tweaking... as necessary. If you can handle +P in the PM9, you can handle standard rounds in the PM45. I haven't really heard anything good about the .40... if you want a .4 something... get the big boy!
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    That would normally be my answer, wider is better but I'm getting negative vibes on the PM big boys. I know they work, several here have made them work but I'm feeling issues. I know your happy with yours after the trip back to the mother ship but I don't want to steer trunkmonkey down a potholed road and think mean angry thoughts everytime he hears our name.
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    Actually my standard carry is a .45ACP - G21SF - but I wanted another pistol for a B.U.G. that I can just keep in a cargo pocket or an ankle holster. But, I want the same pistol for off duty CC. I thought PM45 may be too big for pocket, but I'm not "against it", I haven't seen one to compare it to the PM9.

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