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Old 01-08-2010, 04:37 PM   #11
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Elsie Ahrrrr......

The 13.4 oz Ruger LCR



And loaded with Cor-Bon 38 Special +P 110gr DPX Defensive Ammunition.



Still less than a pound!

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The 3 best sub compacts that i've found are the Khar PM9 (I pocket carry daily) J frame smith (I have 2 1alloy 1steel) and the glock 26. The 26 is a little large for pocket carry but with a good IWB (Kramer horsehide) holster it is as viable as a full size weapon. My hands are large and all 3 work well even the J can be adjusted with a variety of grips.

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Someone on here probably has a link, but I read a head-to-head review of the Kel Tec P3AT and the Ruger SR9, and the reviewer gave the nod to the Ruger.

That said, for an "extremely concealable gun," i.e. something used only in a SHTF scenario, I'd go with a revolver, because that thing absolutely, positively has to go bang every time. The Ruger LCR is a pretty nifty little weapon, and the Hogue grips shouldn't be too bad for large-handed individuals. The LCR can handle .38 Special +P loads, too, giving it a big leg up in penetration and stopping power over the .380 Auto.

EDIT: By the way, Cane, why do you prefer the DPX over a heavier bullet, like the 125-gr. Gold Dot? I have no preference one way or another, I'm just curious, as I thought the conical DPX bullets were meant to prevent feeding issues in autos, for the most part.

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EDIT: By the way, Cane, why do you prefer the DPX over a heavier bullet, like the 125-gr. Gold Dot? I have no preference one way or another, I'm just curious, as I thought the conical DPX bullets were meant to prevent feeding issues in autos, for the most part.
I got them on sale.
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I got them on sale.
Lol. Anyway, a quick Google told me that the DPX bullets are also solid copper, which supposedly means better penetration? Unfortunately, I can't find any third-party info on this, someone e-mail Box o' Truth.
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Take a look at the Kimber Ultra Carry II Stainless in .45 ACP. I love mine.

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If you want the ultimate concealable pistol check out the Rohrbaugh 9mm.
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That little Ruger LCR is unbelievable. Mine fits in my front jeans pocket and I don't even know it's there (not that I would recommend pocket-carry as an every day practice). .38 +P. Hard to beat for concealability, reliability (revolver) and punch. Great double-action trigger, too.

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I have a Ruger SR9. It's nice & slim for carry and as a bonus for you, it has a larger finger guard. That was one of the reasons I bought it as I often wear leather gloves. I'm a girl, BTW, and prefer lighter, slimmer guns but don't always care for the subcompact look.

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If you want the ultimate concealable pistol check out the Rohrbaugh 9mm.
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Does anyone have experience with any Rohrbaugh pistol? I'm in the market for a pocket pistol for the summer (im a skinny dude, even my XDsc prints in the summer) and im trying to decide between an LCP, a P3AT, or an R9.
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