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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.

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2 Comments

  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 http://lightningwear.net/ 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.