Originally Posted by CarmelPaneristi
Have carried both (well...a keltec P3AT which is pretty much identical to the ruger) in a stoner IWB in the 4:00 position. I saw no discernible difference between the two except the p238 was slightly heavier. They were both extremely comfortable to carry that way and my p938 is my most carried gun in that position.
Yeah - I have a Stoner IWB hlster for my LCP, too. I have never worn it outside though. The back pocket holster is just so perfect. I don't even realize the gun is there. It's been my best ever holster purchase - and best conceal gun.
But I like the 238. I've been tempted to buy it. It is heavier - which would make it more pleasant to shoot at the range. Not much heavier - but in that size gun a little extra weight does make a shooting comfort difference. And I could see that inside the waistband you would be able to tell almost no difference.
But - my LCP is so concealable and I like the long double action only trigger pull as the "safety" -- I just wonder if I would carry the 238 if I bought it. I'd have to switch over to thumb safety thinking. But I like the looks of it so much and the slightly larger size and weight - that I might buy it --- you know how the sickness goes....
The safety thing is a concern though - because I want to carry the gun chambered and ready to fire - as I do with the LCP - and the long trigger pull of the LCP with the trigger inside the holster - trigger covered and completely safe from any possible movement - that it is just the right set-up for me.
The thumb safety is something that is possible to get switched accidentally. And it is another step you have to take to get the gun fireable. And in a "situation" you have to be fighting your panic and remember to switch that thing off - or your gun is dead. And it's possible to mix up the safety position - forget that it was "on" or "off".
It just leaves a lot of possibilities that a revolver type trigger doesn't have - and that is the type trigger the LCP has - by design. Perfect for me. Same with my LC9 9mm for that matter... same long trigger pull. I love it for safety.
But the 238 is a fine gun... and I like it. Talk me out of it....