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Old 02-04-2013, 23:53   #1
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I'm looking at investing in a pocket sized carry gun. What are you carrying and/or recommend?
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Old 02-04-2013, 23:59   #2
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I have an LCP for a pocket gun. I like it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 00:04   #3
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How much do you want to spend?
A Seecamp 380 fits in a pocket
A Rohrbaugh R9s is the smallest 9mm

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Old 02-05-2013, 00:10   #4
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I have big hands and prefer the LCR. Maybe 1 or 2 less rounds but it doesn't get lost in my hand. It fits in the type of pockets I have because I buy pants and shorts with large pockets.
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Old 02-05-2013, 00:12   #5
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How much do you want to spend?
A Seecamp 380 fits in a pocket
A Rohrbaugh R9s is the smallest 9mm


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Old 02-05-2013, 00:16   #6
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Take a look at the Micro Desert Eagle. Barely larger than the Seecamp, very accurate.
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Old 02-05-2013, 00:22   #7
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Sig P938 9mm for me.
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Old 02-05-2013, 00:31   #8
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My deep concealment gun is a beretta 21. Hides very easily and light enough to forget about. I'm looking forward to the Heizer Defense if it proves itself upon release.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:58   #9
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I pocket carry a Kahr PM9 almost every day. I love it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:31   #10
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I own a Bodyguard .380 and like it, but 99% of the time it's a J frame snubby .38sp;

It's small enough to carry in a pocket all day, reliable for any imaginable application and fires a good round with a heavy bullet. With any practice, you hit better at extended ranges and reload just as fast as most tiny autos too.
If it's too big, then the .380 goes.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:56   #11
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I carry a Kel Tec P3AT when I need a real "pocket" gun. I also sometimes pocket carry a S&W 637 or Walther PPK/S.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:30   #12
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I think the springfield XD-S in 45 acp makes a good pocket carry. I know a lot will disagree but hey I tried it and it works great.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:34   #13
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My first preference is the Ruger LC9, or S&W 2 inch J frame, both with lasers. Mostly though both are just a little too large for my pockets.

I usually pocket carry the Ruger LCP/Crimson Trace laser.

These all work OK for pocket carry and sometimes I'll just grab one of them.

Beretta 21 (22LR) or Beretta MINX (22 Short).

Micro Desert Eagle.

Kel Tec .380 or 32.

North American 22 Mag revolver.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:25   #14
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I am not a big fan of pocket semi-autos. I personally have carried a S&W 442 for many years. It has served as BUG on my ankle, pocket carry, and as a light belt gun.

If I had to pick a semi auto for pocket carry it would be a Sig P238. My dad has one and it has impressed me much more than any other semi auto pocket gun I have shot.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:56   #15
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I don't usually pocket carry, but I have my G27 with me, i like it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:08   #16
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Get a J frame and don't look back. It will be the best choice you've ever made. They're accurate, reliable, reliable, and, did I mention reliable. Five shots, add two 6 round speed strips, you're pack'in 17 rounds in your pocket. If that's not enough ammunition, you're living in the wrong neighborhood.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:14   #17
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:50   #18
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I CC a PM9, but for true up close and personal pocket carry I think the best value, and most reliable would be the KelTec P3at or the Ruger LCP. There both pistols that you can actually but in your pocket and do everything from sitting and watching TV, to playing with your kids in the yard, to painting the house in total comfort. Once broken in they can be as reliable as any gun you own. I can honestly say my P3at has out performed all my expectations when it comes to value, reliability, and safety.
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Old 02-05-2013, 13:20   #19
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A small, lightweight revolver is much better suited to this type of carry, and all deep concealment roles.

The revolver, due to it's shape, is easier to conceal and much easier to grasp in a deep concealment role. 5 shots NOW is better than 7 shots two seconds from NOW. The small autos can be finicky. 5 shots for sure is better than 7 maybe. Need to fire it from the pocket? Only a revolver will offer more than one shot in this situation. I wouldn't go smaller than a shield/Xds sized gun, and those are belt guns to me.

Ruger LCR has an AMAZING trigger. S&W 642 is an undeniable classic. Get em' with crimson trace grips, 135 gr +p gold dots, some speed strips and your GTG!

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Old 02-05-2013, 13:25   #20
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Sig 938 for sure. I like it better than my 642 because it carries more rounds (8 compared to 5), the rounds are more powerful (9mm vs 38 special), the trigger makes it easier to shoot well, the sights are much better (they come with night sights as well), and it is smaller.

Mine has been 100% reliable with every sort of ammo I've thrown at it including 115 gr WWB and 147 gr Federal HST +p.

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