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Old 04-29-2011, 01:47 AM   #21
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I loved my Kahr PM9, so I bet the P380 would be a great pocket gun, but I've never even touched one.

I currently carry an LCP any day that I have to tuck in my shirt. It really disappears. The Sig 238 is definitely on my short list, though. The safety is not, however, as positive on/off as my Kimber Ultra (or any 1911 for that matter). It does make me wonder about about condition 1 in my pocket. In a holster with a heavy trigger, though, I don't think I'd be too worried.

I'm looking forward to seeing your choice, Spitty.

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the 1911 is impractical because of the action. don't get me wrong I love 1911's. I'll take one any day of the week over a glock at the range but in a bad situation I think I would rather have twice as many rounds with a gun that goes bang by simply pulling the trigger If I have to use it.
to each his own I suppose
Please explain to me why a 1911 is impractical for carry.

Shopping will happen for me again soon so the LCP and th 238 will get held next to each other and played with for a little while. I'll let everyone know what I decide. Thanks for the help.
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the 1911 is impractical to me because of the action. don't get me wrong I love 1911's. I'll take one any day of the week over a glock at the range but in a bad situation I think I would rather have twice as many rounds with a gun that goes bang by simply pulling the trigger If I have to use it.
to each his own I suppose
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...carrying a 1911 for CC these days is silly enough....the 1911 is impractical because of the action.
There's nothing "impractical" or "silly" about a single action handgun nor conceal carrying a single action 1911. Those two statements appear to be opinions based on a lack of knowledge and bias towards another weapon. Not sure what pistol you shot that didn't go bang when it needed to but the 1911 is, and has been a sound design for years. The 1911's that don't fire when they should are either poorly built, poorly serviced, or hacked on by an idiot in failed attempt to "customize" it.

There are just too many respected and knowledgeable people carrying, shooting and/or relying on a 1911 for it to be silly or impractical. The only thing impractical is carrying a weapon you're unfamiliar with or one you can't control when it's needed, but that's usually an owner/operator issue and not the particlular weapon. Silly is the confiscated cartel 1911's you've been seeing.
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Shopping will happen for me again soon so the LCP and th 238 will get held next to each other and played with for a little while. I'll let everyone know what I decide. Thanks for the help.
I carried a LCR for awhile and thought I would like a Sig P238 better so I bought one of them. After pocket carring it for a few months I went back to the LCR. There is two reason for that, one is pocket lint and the other is weight. Loaded, the LCR is about 5 ounces lighter. And it seams to me that the revolver is easier to keep the lint out. I know the LCR isn't one of your choices, I'm just trying to help. Besides, I didn't like the long trigger pull of the LCP.
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I carried a LCR for awhile and thought I would like a Sig P238 better so I bought one of them. After pocket carring it for a few months I went back to the LCR. There is two reason for that, one is pocket lint and the other is weight. Loaded, the LCR is about 5 ounces lighter. And it seams to me that the revolver is easier to keep the lint out. I know the LCR isn't one of your choices, I'm just trying to help. Besides, I didn't like the long trigger pull of the LCP.
I've looked at the LCR but I've found that it doesn't fit as well in my pocket. It some pants it's fine in others it's not. I do like the idea of a revolver as a BUG for their simplicity and reliability but if I can't slip it into a pocket it doesn't help me.
I'm not really concerned about pocket lint as I'll be using a holster.
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I'm not really concerned about pocket lint as I'll be using a holster.
The holster doesn't help much with the LCP (for lint). I just cleaned mine after about 1.5 weeks of pocket carrying, and realized it should probably be done every 3-5 days, or more. TONS of lint!

There was such a 'lint ball' on the back of the firing pin, I wonder if it would have dampened the strickers blow enough to FTFire. The lint i the slide grooves probably would have resulted in a FTFeed as well.

But I'm not saying don't get the LCP just for that reason, if you want it. Just make sure you plan on cleaning it REGULARLY.
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The holster doesn't help much with the LCP (for lint). I just cleaned mine after about 1.5 weeks of pocket carrying, and realized it should probably be done every 3-5 days, or more. TONS of lint!

There was such a 'lint ball' on the back of the firing pin, I wonder if it would have dampened the strickers blow enough to FTFire. The lint i the slide grooves probably would have resulted in a FTFeed as well.

But I'm not saying don't get the LCP just for that reason, if you want it. Just make sure you plan on cleaning it REGULARLY.
What kind of dirty pockets do you have?

Man, I thought I had made up my mind but I guess I'll go back to the gun shop and fondle a few more guns....
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The holster doesn't help much with the LCP (for lint). I just cleaned mine after about 1.5 weeks of pocket carrying, and realized it should probably be done every 3-5 days, or more. TONS of lint!

There was such a 'lint ball' on the back of the firing pin, I wonder if it would have dampened the strickers blow enough to FTFire. The lint i the slide grooves probably would have resulted in a FTFeed as well.

But I'm not saying don't get the LCP just for that reason, if you want it. Just make sure you plan on cleaning it REGULARLY.
REGULARLY would be every night that you take it off, inspect it, blow it out and a function check the next morning when you put it on.

I still vote for the Sig 238...but I am partial, cause I have one.
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REGULARLY would be every night that you take it off, inspect it, blow it out and a function check the next morning when you put it on.

I still vote for the Sig 238...but I am partial, cause I have one.
How does the sig fit in your pocket? Does it show in dress pants? Tight jeans?
Does anything want to snag when you draw?
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