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Old 11-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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I wear a pocket knife as often as I carry my phone keys and wallet, I usually don't carry concealed and if I do feel like it its a glock 19 inside the waistband holster it gets uncomfortable and becomes a hassle so I don't carry as much as I'd like to so I might just buy a pocket gun so I can carry it as often as my wallet i like the glock 26 but its just too big too carry comfortable and not print what do you guys suggest? Must be able to hit a target at atleast 15 - 20 yards and must be chambered for a round suitable for self-defense. Must be able to carry in your back pocket comfortably I'd like a gun as close as I can get to what I want any suggestions? I'm thinking a ruger lcr revolver I just don't like the fact its low capacity

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I really like my Sig P238.

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There are going to be some trade offs with requirements.

A pocket .380 normally carries 6+1, fits in the back pocket, but normally is not that accurate.

I encourage use of a pocket holster be used.

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I use the Sig 938. a tiny 1911-like pocket pistol.

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There are going to be some trade offs with requirements.

A pocket .380 normally carries 6+1, fits in the back pocket, but normally is not that accurate.

I encourage use of a pocket holster be used.
I have the Blackhawk size 3 pocket holster for my 938. Works with and without the laser.
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I currently have 2 (what most would refer to as) pocket guns and the comment above (dan_fl) is right on when it comes to trade offs. Accuracy at 15-20 yards is going to be more difficult to come by with the short barrel guns and, caliber preference, should you have any, can be an issue. I have a Bodyguard 380 and a Kahr CM9 and really like both of them. I couldn't honestly say, though, that I am really accurate at the distance the OP noted but considering that both are defense guns and the fact that I am simply not a great shot anyway, they work just fine for me.

Like most things in life it will be a matter of preference for the OP but seeking opinions is the way to go. Gather as much info as possible - try some out yourself - then go for it.

Do keep us posted as to which way you go with this.

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A friend of mine has a Bond derringer in .357, that is surprisingly accurate to around 10 to 15 yards, recoil is bad with magnum loads, .38 special is much more controllable,, I have heard that the new aluminum and titanium frame double action derringer in 9mm and .45acp, is supposed to be very good, although the brand name eludes me at this time. As stated before , trade offs are a given, but many small pistols I have shot, are adequate at 5 to 7 yards which many consider to be a limit to defensive range as far as many state's regulations in regards to legal issues in a shooting. Have fun shopping for one, good luck.

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I have a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 that carries well in a pocket. 6+1, dependable, never an fte nor ftf.
Also, sometimes I carry a Charter Arms Bulldog Pug in a pocket. %-shot .44 special with 2.5" barrel. Lightweight, but packs a good punch.

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There are going to be some trade offs with requirements.

A pocket .380 normally carries 6+1, fits in the back pocket, but normally is not that accurate.

I encourage use of a pocket holster be used.
My Sig P238 in it's pocket holster.



The downside......here is a target at about 8 yards. That short barrel makes it much more difficult to stay on target. But I have no doubt I can stop a threat with my little Sig.



And I'm not usually that bad a shot. Here's a target with my Mark II at about 8 yards. The wild shots on the upper left is when I put the target out to 25 yards and tried to use my scope. But up close I didn't do so bad.

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I'm thinking a ruger lcr revolver I just don't like the fact its low capacity
Every pocket gun conceivable will have limited capacity. Most are in the same boat, with about 5-6 shots. Nothing wrong with the LCR or revolvers in general, so long as you train on reloads. Plus most pocket guns are .380. You can get the LCR in .38 Special or .357 Magnum. Not trying to start a caliber war, but I think most would agree five rounds of either of those is better than five rounds of .380.

I'm also not saying there's anything WRONG with .380
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