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    Default Detonics Pocket 9

    Any thoughts or anyone own. I can pick one up pretty cheap and don't know enough about Detonics. I see prices all over the board. My thoughts are the pocket 9 is one of the later, cheaper versions, but wondering if they are still a good pistol.

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    They had a rep for breaking parts. Heavy spring, sharp corners, heavy in the pocket. If its really cheap I'd buy it. I like the odd balls so take that with a grain of salt. I never ran into one.

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    What do you call pretty cheap? G&W has pretty well hit the pertinent points. Do not confuse this with the Detonics 45s which are good guns, but not cheap.

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    Detonics,now that's a name that I have not heard in years.Is the company still in business?

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    Spare parts are unobtainium. Mags from Triple K, FWTW.

    My issue with it is horrendous recoil.

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    Thanks guys. On the fence. It's $299 which is cheaper than I've seen them go for by $100-$200. The pocket 9 appears to be the least expensive in their old line.

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    I had one many years ago.
    Recoil was brutal for such a heavy handgun.
    I sold it relatively soon after buying it.

    I recently came across this page while searching info on a Combat Master.
    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...onics-pocket-9
    There is a video embedded in this page showing the author firing one.

    I'd not recommend one unless someone collects pocket pistol oddities.
    No participation trophies 'round here...

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzans View Post
    Thanks guys. On the fence. It's $299 which is cheaper than I've seen them go for by $100-$200. The pocket 9 appears to be the least expensive in their old line.
    for 300 I'd add another 50 bucks and get a SW Shield unless you just want the Detonics as an addition to your gun collection.

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    Yeah, it was just a novelty thought, didn't have any detonics pistols. Thanks - so far I've passed.

    Quote Originally Posted by wellcraft View Post
    for 300 I'd add another 50 bucks and get a SW Shield unless you just want the Detonics as an addition to your gun collection.

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    Default Re: Detonics Pocket 9

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzans View Post
    Yeah, it was just a novelty thought, didn't have any detonics pistols. Thanks - so far I've passed.
    Look for a Combat Master.
    You'll enjoy it more.
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