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Looking for a pocket gun.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by guitarguy69, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. guitarguy69

    guitarguy69 Glock'N Roll

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    I am debating back and forward about what pocket gun to purchase. I have read lots of threads about this and that, but am still undecided. I am looking at Kel-Tec, and the DB in .380, or the Beretta .32 Tomcat. I am bad at making up my mind on this,...... :faint:
     
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    Get hold of "The American Rifleman", current issue, Feb 2010. They have a great review of 380 pocket pistols. Per the review, and if cost was not an issue, I'd buy the Rohrbaugh but in their 9mm version. A 380 with few issues was the Taurus 738 TCP and it was only $18 more than the Kel Tec P3AT.
    Plan on experimenting with a variety of expensive ammo as most are very particular on what they like. In fact, Kahr recommends at least 200 rounds for break in.
    The article was not kind to the Kel Tec, too prone to malfunction.
     

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    S&W J-frame or Ruger LCR
     
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    Tough to beat a J-frame. The 38 special self defense ammo should easily surpass both the .380 and .32 caliber.
     
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    This is a good comparison of pocket semi-automatic handguns

    Check it out HERE
     
  6. guitarguy69

    guitarguy69 Glock'N Roll

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    I really like the S&W 442. I completely forgot about this option. I have just never owned a revolver.
     
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    Ruger LCP

    I love mine and it has been flawless so far.
     
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    I love mine too and recommend that.
     
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    For years I've pocket carried the 22LR Beretta 21A, the Kel Tec .32 and .380 and now carry the Micro Desert Eagle.
    The MDE being probably the best gun of the four but also the most expensive and a little heavier.


    If my pockets were a little larger I'd carry a Crimson Trace laser equipped pre lock, steel, hammer, 2 inch, S&W J Frame.
    This gun is totally reliable and good for arm's length to 50+ yards shooting.
     
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    Not a single problem. Love this little gun. It is with me always. As primary or as a BUG.
     
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    I'm in the same dilemma. My CC permit should be in around 2nd week of April and I've been driving myself crazy on what gun to carry. I'm about certain on buying a Ruger LCR. I've shot one and really liked it. J frame smith's are nice but the LCR was so much nicer to shot. What I may do is LCR now so I have something proven (revolver) and try some pocket autos later. So many choices!
     
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    j-frame s&w or taurus 85ul
     
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    Another plug for the Ruger LCP - my main summer CCW.
     
  15. guitarguy69

    guitarguy69 Glock'N Roll

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    Any insight on availability of .32 ammo as opposed to .380?
     
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    I have First hand experience with a lot of pocket .380s's, lots of keltecs and LCP's.
    I Never had a problem with any of them.
    I shot hundreds of rounds through them all and never had a glitch.

    It was just a personal preference on which one I thought shot better.
    7 shots, point shooting, very fast, I prefer the Keltec p3at over the Ruger LCP.
    It's raspy, and sits a little taller in the hand, which makes the Keltec easier to shoot
    in my opinion.
    I have no experience with the Ruger pocket revolvers so I cannot comment on them.
     
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    I've had everything from a Tomcat, KelTec, Walther and so on and the best one I've ever had is the one I carry now. SigP238. It's wonderful. Not a problem with over 300 rounds through it. Check it out. It costs a little more but it's worth it. You won't be sorry.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Love my LCP with a CT in a Nemesis.
     
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    airweight j frame. tough to beat the centennials and bodyguards for pocket carry
     
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    go for the original pocket auto, the kel-tec p32 or p3at (w/all due deference to seecamp and NAA, kel-tec really made it available in price to the regular joe). The recent glut of pocket autos copy the kel-tec. I wear fairly loose jeans and stil can't imagine a j-frame as a true pocket gun, but if you can, probably a good idea. A P32 in a jason schafer pocket holster, THAT is an unobtrusive pocket gun imo. So much so in fact, you can forget you even have it. Loaded with some nice hot Fiocchi ball ammo and there ya go.
     
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