Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Obviously uncompensating for something

Written By: Bob - Aug• 20•12

I’m a fan of service-size pistols, and for the past few years my “go-to” carry sidearm has been a Springfield Armory XD 9mm. It’s accurate, reliable…

and big.

That’s no so much an issue ┬áin the winter under heavy clothes, but in North Carolina’s jungle-like summer heat and humidity, it simply isn’t easy to carry covertly when wearing a tee shirt and shorts. As a result, it spent far more time in the gun safe that it did on my side where it belonged.

I’ll have another one someday, but I traded it this evening for something a bit smaller, and lighter.

Kahr CM-9. Sure it’s little, but it’s how good you are with it that really matters.

It isn’t one of the sexier (and far more pricey) high-end Kahrs, but the entry-level CM-9 will perform the role I required of it just as well as a higher priced pistol, and I won’t mind as much if it gets dinged up during regular use.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


  1. thebronze says:

    Bob, it isn’t nearly as hard as you think. I carry my Glock 19 appendix in a cheapo Uncle Mikes holster in the Sacramento heat. My summer uniform is shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops.

  2. JH in Texas says:

    Bob, Look for the deep concealment holster at I carry a Glock 17 under shorts or pants. I was a little concerned about printing at first but it’s completely hidden. Works well.