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Old 11-01-2019, 08:34 PM
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You must have a lot of pockets.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:38 PM
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I carry a Colt 1903 pocket hammerless on occasion.

Not my first choice to take to a gun fight. But I figure that I can generally ruin some thugs whole day with it if required.
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:09 PM
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I like to have choices.... probably too many choices. But honestly itís been an amazing 10 years in small pistol design
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:20 PM
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:48 PM
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S&W Centennial works for me.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:01 PM
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:02 AM
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I always loved the seecamp
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:42 AM
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Pocket gun......

If you are in a life and death situation, there is "no good pocket carry gun."
Choose the gun that you think will best save your life in a shoot-out, and don't fall into the mistake of saying....."well my .380 is better than nothing!" Otherwise, you may end up at the morgue with a toe tag!!!

When it comes to saving your bacon or the lives of your loved ones.....don't carry a mouse gun in a pocket.....!
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:11 AM
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This is what I have been using for a pocket gun tha last couple years. To me a pocket gun is a back up gun.i have many many choices for strictly pocket carry if I would need to just carry pocket only but as a last ditch gun this is what I am most comfortable with for left hand shooting.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:09 AM
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:42 AM
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I have a couple of Colt .380 gov't models.

I carry one of them from time to time also.
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:19 PM
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Size comparison vs Commander .

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Old 11-02-2019, 01:55 PM
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I will even carry my baby Browning from time to time.

I bought it on a whim, but it kind of surprised me. I could shoot it clean through three sheets of nominal 1/2" plywood at ten feet.

Here is next to my H&K Mark 23
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Old 11-02-2019, 03:04 PM
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LCP custom. It's actually got sights so I can hit stuff. Hell, I even carry this gun in my pajamas

Though I prefer something bigger most days.

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Old 11-02-2019, 03:26 PM
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Original LCP.
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Old 11-02-2019, 03:42 PM
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I don't know everyone's situation, but a S&W 36, 60 etc or the Ruger LCR with a good pocket holster will fit in the front pocket of a pair or Wrangler jeans! The .38 Special has been solving problems for decades. That was before some of our better loads available these days.😉
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:54 AM
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If you are in a life and death situation, there is "no good pocket carry gun."
Choose the gun that you think will best save your life in a shoot-out, and don't fall into the mistake of saying....."well my .380 is better than nothing!" Otherwise, you may end up at the morgue with a toe tag!!!

When it comes to saving your bacon or the lives of your loved ones.....don't carry a mouse gun in a pocket.....!


In a real life or death situation the other guy is five feet away. A snub nose or a .380 is perfect.

Potential situations are different for all people. There is no situation in my life where I would need a handgun at a range of more than 10 feet. Even better... my latest subcompact... my Sig365... is almost no compromise at all. It has great sights and I shoot it great at 25 yards... and it holds 11 or 13 rounds.

99 percent of the time a pocket gun would be a perfect gun... so 99 percent of the time I Carry a compact gun.
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:43 PM
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In a real life or death situation the other guy is five feet away. A snub nose or a .380 is perfect.

Potential situations are different for all people. There is no situation in my life where I would need a handgun at a range of more than 10 feet. Even better... my latest subcompact... my Sig365... is almost no compromise at all. It has great sights and I shoot it great at 25 yards... and it holds 11 or 13 rounds.

99 percent of the time a pocket gun would be a perfect gun... so 99 percent of the time I Carry a compact gun.
I have never understood all those who say you need this or that to engage a threat at 25 yds. I agree with you, more likely 10 yds. 99% of the time if they are 25 yds away I'll have space to Get The F Out of Town.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:01 PM
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My two pocket guns Ruger LC9S or Seecamp .32. I tried the J frame but my pockets aren't that big.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:27 PM
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Glock 42 in a Talon pocket holster.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:38 PM
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Kimber Micro .380 is my pocket gun
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:18 AM
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In a real life or death situation the other guy is five feet away. A snub nose or a .380 is perfect.
Really? In a dynamic, fast moving shoot-out....where a bad guy may not be stationary....it takes a good shot/hit to disrupt the Central Nervous system to stop a bad guy from continuing to return shots even if he is mortally wounded. This means a good head shot or a shot that penetrates deep enough to hit the spine...… Do some research, and you may change your mind about what you choose to carry concealed.

A good self defense gun has a grip that allows the shooter optimal control when shooting very fast.....I have medium/large hands, and rapidly shooting with a short grip does not allow optimal recoil control. Also, for every inch a barrel is shortened, it loses about 50 fps in velocity.....a small .380 may be very concealable, but with a short barrel it is doubtful JHP bullets will expand for optimal wound trauma...…

My most often EDC is my STI 2011 .38 super Commander in an OWB holster. My self defense loads leave the muzzle at 1,300 fps, the gun is very accurate, and with 16 rounds carried cocked and locked, I doubt if I have to reload......yet I carry a spare 17 round mag on my opposite hip. I like and use Speer Gold Dot 125 gr bullets, or Hornady XTP 124 gr. bullets. I built the gun using a Bar Sto .38 super commander barrel, and the gun will shoot just under 3" five shot groups at 50 yards off sand bags with my self defense ammo. The gun is extremely reliable and accurate....and I can shoot very fast and hit where I aim...… I am prepared to defend myself or my loved ones at ANY distance, and will not make any presumptions about what distance I may be involved in a self defense situation......I do not have a crystal ball, and statistics only document past history..... Statistically, being in a shoot out is quite rare......but IMHO, being armed is better than being a victim with no way to defend yourself.....!!! Having "enough gun" is always best and short barreled pocket pistols are often "not enough gun." If they were, the Military and LE agencies worldwide would use them as their primary sidearm weapon.....but they know better....and don't use small pocket carry pistols.....

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Old 11-04-2019, 05:30 AM
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"Your choice for a pocket gun ."

We're straying from the OP's topic .
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:57 AM
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:54 AM
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I have never understood all those who say you need this or that to engage a threat at 25 yds. I agree with you, more likely 10 yds. 99% of the time if they are 25 yds away I'll have space to Get The F Out of Town.


Youíre right... but it is an awesome bonus when your micro compact is also super accurate. My walther PPK, my Sig 238 and 365... are really accurate for micro guns
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