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Old 03-09-2013, 02:58 AM   #41
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I just bought a Kel-Tec PF-9 and when I get it in and test it I will let you know.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:50 AM   #42
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I started off with the Ruger LCP. I didn't like the sights or how the mag didn't seem the lock all the way in and be solid. Also, it was no fun to shoot so I sold it. Then I bought a KelTec PF9. Talk about no fun to shoot! I sold it. Then came the Diamondback DB9. It seemed better built than the other two but again, no fun to shoot, so I sold it. Then came the Walther PPK/S. It's a nice accurate gun but the controls weren't optimal for me so I sold it. Then came the Bodyguard but I wasn't digging on the laser as it was just out of reach of my index finger so I sold it. Now I carry the Sig P238 and I really like it. The controls fit my reach and the sight are real sights and night sights at that. It shoots well to boot. I carry it in a Barsony #4 OWB holster on a 5.11 Tactical Series belt and honestly, for a test, I've carried it from sun up to sun down all week. I have no complaints, none. The hunt is over.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #43
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I got the Ruger LCP, easy to carry, has about the same kick as my Smith & Wesson 38 Special snub nose, but way lighter. Got an in the waste band holster, a DeSantis, also a bra holster, the "MARILYN", between these two holsters, I can pretty much wear any outfit I want , that means I always carry, which is the most important thing....

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I have two pocket pistols:

Karh PM9: 9mm, 6 in the magazine, 1 in the chamber.
S&W Bodyguard 380: 380 ACP, 6 in magazine, 1 in chamber, for those days when the pants I'm wearing have pockets just a little too small for the Kahr.

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A .45 is def not a good pocket pistol. When you shorten the barrel of a high power load it takes away a lot of the power. The best 3-4 inch pistols are 9mm and .380. My suggestion and personal favorite is the walther p99 QA 9mm. Not quite a pocket pistol, but it is small and a very reliable gun
The Springfield Armoury XDs is a 3.3" barreled .45 and its extremely powerful, accurate and fits in my front pocket of the pants I bought w conceal carry in mind
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The Springfield Armoury XDs is a 3.3" barreled .45 and its extremely powerful, accurate and fits in my front pocket of the pants I bought w conceal carry in mind
If love to get my hands on that pistol. Tax time is coming up...
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If love to get my hands on that pistol. Tax time is coming up...
Its a great weapon, mine is serving as everyday carry and home defence. I believe its very capable in both task, may add a small laser not sure yet but nightsights are high on my "ta do" list as is the lighter trigger spring kit from powder river springs
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Regardless of caliber or manufacturer any pocket pistol that works is the best. Pocket pistols have the most warranty issues of any gun makers line up. I have 2 Kel Tec pocket pistols, a P-3AT and a P-11. The P-11 I polished all the moving parts with emery cloth before it was reliable. The P-3AT went back and forth to Kel Tec for 5 months before it was reliable.

My advice is to use your credit card to purchase any pocket pistol. If I had not used my credit card to purchase the P-3AT I would still be going back and forth with Kel Tec. Once the consumer advocate from my credit card company contacted Kel Tec my P-3AT fixed and returned to me in a few weeks. Kel Tec tried to claim the ammo I was using was the problem. The CC rep told Kel Tec if the most popular brands of ammo don't work in their pistols the consumer should be aware of this issue before the purchase. Once my gun was fixed properly it eats any kind of 380 ammo.

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I don't know what "The best" pocket pistol is but I carry a Diamondback DB9. It's been perfect for me on any and all ammo. It's not particularly fun to shoot but I know it will do the job if the need ever arises.

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I carry an LC9 with the CTC Laserguard, I am very comfortable with it, when wearing heavier clothing.

With warmer weather coming on,I recently bought an I.O.Hellcat .380, one of the newer production units. It's a straight-up copy of the LCP & P3AT. I am only having an issue with the 6th round feeding properly from the magazine. I polished up the ramp and mag. feed lips. I think I may shim the bottom of the mag. spring slightly, I can still push down the top round pretty far when it is fully loaded.

I just added a Laser-Lyte side mount laser this week, need to get out and shoot it with the new sight, but so far, I like it.

BTW, pocket pistols are rarely "fun" to shoot, that's what a "range" gun is for.

I've had and carried an S&W Model 60 Ladysmith for about 10 years, off and on. It's not bad to shoot with .38 spl. ammo, but .357 mag ammo down right hurts to shoot.

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