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Old 04-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #31
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I agree, spare mags need to be off hand. I carry my pocket gun off hand with a extra mag in the same pocket. Just in case my carry gun is either empty or broken, I can get to it while holstering the carry gun. This gives me the option of off hand or strong hand shooting, by the time a reload is needed the mags would then be off hand.
I'm not gonna carry a gun and a spare mag in the same pocket holster!
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I'm not gonna carry a gun and a spare mag in the same pocket holster!
I never thought of needing a quick, instant reload on the spot

for a current threat. More of a thing for

reloading without going home again...
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maybe the best idea would be don't miss

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If you've never shot a pocket sized gun, be ready for quite a bit more than your accustomed kick. Shorter grip gives you less leverage for managing recoil. Shorter barrel means more of the charge burns off outside the gun (more flash).

Also, shorter sight length makes it harder to aim. I just started shooting in August last year and started with an XD subcompact (rental). Finally bought the slightly larger XDm Compact 9mm. I do OK with that gun, but when I rent a full frame gun (even 45cal) I get tighter groups, closer to center.

Whatever you do, make sure you try before you buy. Don't buy solely on recommendations here. Mostly good recommendations, but none of them knows what feels good to your hand!

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Trying to find some recommendations on a good reliable pocket pistol for conceal carry!!!!
Any one have any thoughts on this?
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Might be time to jump on You-Tube and watch some reviews by guys like Hitchcock(?),Nut'nFancy,Average Joe and a few others.

Some of them do some good reviews and at the least may help you sort through the noise and see some side by side comparisons of various popular platforms.They all lay down some strong reasons for their opinions and preferences.

It doesn't take long to figure out whose style you like and then track their list.

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I know you said auto, I've got a S&W Bodyguard .38spl+p revolver. Light, compact, easy to conceal and the .38's a better choice as a SD round than a .380 IMHO. You can't get much safer or user friendly than a hammerless DA only wheelgun. Trigger's a little stiff, but no worse than the pocket autos.
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I know you said auto, I've got a S&W Bodyguard .38spl+p revolver. Light, compact, easy to conceal and the .38's a better choice as a SD round than a .380 IMHO. You can't get much safer or user friendly than a hammerless DA only wheelgun. Trigger's a little stiff, but no worse than the pocket autos.
I'd have to say, if I were in need of a dedicated CCW "pocket pistol"

the S&W 38 snubbie is hard to beat. I'm actually looking for a

hammerless SS S&W .357 mag as we speak.
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Trying to find some recommendations on a good reliable pocket pistol for conceal carry!!!!
Any one have any thoughts on this?
I would have to say if it is a compact and dependable lightweight. Then it would have to be the Rugers LCP 380.

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My KelTec PF9 has been trouble free. I carry it when the weather gets warm and the shorts come out. I like having 7 rounds of 9mm over any number of .380. I can't pocket carry it very well in jeans, but in baggy shorts it works great.

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