I just got a unfired nib pocket nine with 3 mags,2 SM&A and one factory .
I put 225 rounds through it, after cleaning and coating the inards with militec. I use shooters choice grease on the slide rails.
Fuction was perfect, ammo was 115g cci blazer,115g win. ball and 115g win jhp's.
The trigger was a little gritty for the first 50-75rds then it really smoothed up nice.
I was shooting indoors at a distance of 25ft and accuracy was excellent once I got use to the trigger and gun feal.
Its a very impressive piece, very well made and seems like it will be very durable. after the range trip I detail stripped and cleaned and took a close look at the frame rails, there was zero wear,marks or galling. I was a little concerned with this as my alloy colt mustangs show quite a bit of wear, I shoot my stainless mustangs instead and use the alloy for carry because of this. But this does not look like it will be a issue with the pocket nine, the frame appears to be a much harder more durable alluminum alloy.
Its an excellent pocket piece I have a fist kydex pocket holster being made and there is a custom grip shop about and hour from my house that can make me some very nice wood grips out of african blackwood.
Not many people know about these gems, they were only made for one year (1999) about 6000 units before colt was sued by kahr arms for copying the barrel lug/lock up. not sure if colt will be able to make them again, its a shame because I believe they would be every bit as popular as the mini kahrs and glocks.
Nice to hear the range report on this little gun. I have read good reviews of the gun in magazines but yours is the first firsthand report I have read. I always wanted to get one but unfortunatly after they went out of production their prices really started going up...if I ever see a used one at a good price I'll have to snatch it up.
well, I bought a Series 80 Commander instead...4th gun this year so far. Blued slide, matte stainless receiver, shows some honest wear but feels fairly tight...the permit won't be in until mid-next week, so I'll report further when I pick it up.
There is a Pocket Nine on AuctionArms that is at about $650 and still has days to run!
I bought one when they came out, hoping it would be like a Pony Pocketlite, except in 9x19. It turned out to be MUCH bigger, about as big and heavy as a Kel-Tec P11, which holds 10+1, so I never used it and just put it away.
It looks like it is a good thing I did not carryi it since the collector value has gotten so high.