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My First Pocket Gun - LCP

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by VonHoffmann, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. VonHoffmann


    Dec 22, 2012
    Keller, TX
    Picked up my first pocket gun this week and am very pleasantly surprised.

    I live in Ft. Worth Texas where we wear shorts 6 months out of the year and 4 of those months are very very hot. I have always found myself not carrying as much during the hot months due to the heat and the ability to conceal becoming more difficult. Here in Texas it is a big No No if you print so the option of concealing my glock 26 under a t-shirt can be difficult. Plus with the heat wearing a cover garment, like a hawaiian shirt or 5.11 button down, becomes to much for someone who is naturally prone to sweat.

    As a result I decided to pick up a pocket gun and had decided on the Ruger LCP due to it's great reviews, reliability and while I would like to own a Sig 238 I don't want to pay the price tag for it (i have both a son and a wife in college and i am the single wage earner).

    I picket up an extra mag and the DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster to go with my "starter package." I have been very excited about how easy it is to conceal in my front pocket of both shorts and jeans (and i don't wear baggy jeans). In addition to the son in college I also have a 3 year old son and a 5 year old girl (starting over [​IMG]). I love the fact that i can be carrying this pistol and not think twice about picking one of my kids up to hold in public for fear of printing.

    I do miss carrying a larger caliber/higher capacity weapon but I now have no excuse not to carry 7 days a week even at home!

    I will never again be a sheep!


  2. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Congrats on a fantastic firearm!! Mine is in my front pocket as we speak.
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  3. Pier23

    Pier23 Silver Member

    Feb 26, 2012
    The pocket mouseguns are the perfect thing to have with you ALL the time, no excuses!

    Mine is the KelTec P3AT, and the KT fanbois claim that Ruger just wholesale ripped off the P3 design due to poor patent filings. No idea if that has any truth, but it makes for a good reason for the P3 folks to peer down their working man's noses at those who choose press popularity over everyday functionality <gggggg>

    I have played with the LCP, you will really enjoy it. congrats!
  4. TxYankee


    Jul 24, 2012
    I like you am in TX with an infant son. I also picked up a pocket gun yesterday. A S&W Bodyguard. My question is do you like your nemesis? Also, I am a lefty and was wondering if its ambidextrous? Enjoy your new purchase this summer. I know I will
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  5. TexasPOff

    TexasPOff "Dump The Hump"

    I have two of them and they are outstanding for their intended purpose. I pocket carry mine as well even when I am carrying my 19 off duty. FWIW, I actually ran our standard LE qualification course with mine including the 25 yard shots. I put everything in the 8, 9, and 10 with both of them. For a pocket pistol, they are almost unbelievably accurate. I have never had an issue with either of them. I carry one, a hard chromed version and my wife carries the other, standard black. She is a lefty and has no issues qualifying with them either.

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  6. porschedog


    Sep 29, 2009
    My Elsie is perfect for warm-weather carry
    I added a font sight that I can actually see and the accuracy -in my hands-is fine out to 15 yards
    I have no complaints.
  7. C.O.


    Mar 17, 2013
    Congrats. While maybe not the best caliber, they are just about perfect as a CCW. Mine sits in my pocket as I type this.
  8. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
  9. vettely


    Nov 28, 2006
    I use the exact same set up as yours (and a LCR).
  10. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Far West, USA
    Congrats, a .380 in the front pocket beats a .45 left at home any day.

    I have a Kahr P380 which is about the same size as the LCP and it goes with me everyday even if I am carrying a bigger gun.

    Also look into getting a Crimson Trace laser for your LCP, I have one on my P380 and it really improves my accuracy.
  11. DrRobert


    Mar 11, 2013
    I have an lcp and just bought some federal hydra shok HP for it. I'm having a lot of problems getting it to chamber a round reliably. Shoots fmj fine.
  12. VonHoffmann


    Dec 22, 2012
    Keller, TX
    So far the nemesis seems just fine. I have only had it since Thursday but it fits both cargo shorts and levi 501 front pockts just fine. It also does not seem to come out with the gun during my practice draw drills.

    At this point i don't see the need for any other holster.

    It is ambidextrous. The picture of the holster above is actually the back side of the holster and the front side is exactly the same.

    See you around town brother!
  13. DanRoid


    Feb 12, 2010
    I bought this DiamondBack 9mm (DB9) after I sold my LCP. I liked the LCP, but I like the 9mm round better. ImageUploadedByOHubCampfire1366588702.679698.jpg

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  14. mikegun


    Jun 22, 2006
    Congrats, great little gun, I have an lcp w laser on same,i hate to say it but I think u will find eventually the nemesis will print, you should think about a leather back poc wallet, flap, holster. NO PRINT EVER IN FRONT OR BACK POCKET..
  15. VonHoffmann


    Dec 22, 2012
    Keller, TX
    Thanks for the insight! Do you have a recomendation and link for a good leather back pocket wallet?
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  16. mikegun


    Jun 22, 2006
    Sure TALON TRAINING GROOP makes an excellent leather back pocket holster, also POCKETHOLSTERS>COM, about the same, also STONER HOLSTERS makes a good one, with STONER being the cheapest...let me know what y think, I have had all three at one time or another.. BTW TALON has a few demos on u tube if you want to see them and how they work, STONER has one or 2 as well..
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  17. donmor53


    Jan 4, 2013
    Nice weapon...nice choice!

    To me the Nemesis is the best pocket holster around for a small pocket auto. Not only is it a good's extremely reasonably priced for it's funtion.
  18. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Regarding printing.

    I went to a local craft store and bought a 8.5"x11" sheet of 1/4 inch heavy art foam for a couple bucks. I cut out a small rectangle, maybe 2"x4-5" and I slip that in front of my holster. It breaks up any printing, and since it's only 2" tall, it doesn't interfere with the holster or the drawing of the gun.
  19. rednoved

    rednoved NRA Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Congrats on your choice. I love how easy my LCP conceals. I use the DeSantis Nemesis for my LCP most of time. I use the Ruger magazine finger extension and the Hogue LCP grip on mine. I have pretty good sized hands so that combo makes this gun a lot easier to get a good grip and shoot comfortably.

    What kind of ammo do you carry, or plan to carry?

    BTW. I really haven't had an issue with printing. There are days there is obviously something in my pocket, but most people would think it's just another large smartphone.