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Old 02-23-2013, 07:46 AM   #31
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I too carry an LCP - in a back pocket leather holster - similar to the one pictured earlier in the thread. It goes everywhere. But even with it's small size, I must be careful that the "top" is not noticeable - meaning the pockets are not deep enough or are too loose at the top. I am in close, many-people, social situations often in dress slacks. Some slacks are fine - some you need to be careful with.

I have other choices for carry - been looking for the perfect conceal - like so many others.... - LCR, Smith Airwieght 438 revolver, LC9 - the LCP is the best for conceal. I prefer revolvers for their simplicity and reliability - but not for deep carry.
If the back pocket is not deep enough, you can carry it in the same holster in a front pocket. It just does not print in those holsters.
Kick - Yes - the LCP kicks. But that is range time. Concealed carry self defense would be a short distance point and shoot quickly - two or three shots at the most. Not 40 - 100 shots at the range. "Hurts to shoot" wouldn't matter. You wouldn't even feel it. But if you didn't have a gun - you might feel something else... It's a comforting thing to have a reasonable gun concealed.

As an aside, I got the LC9 as a 9mm alternative. It shoots with a lighter kick than the LCP380! It's the weight difference - though there is not much of a difference. But the LC9 is just large enough and heavy enough that I really don't carry it - the LCP wins the selection every time I go out - as the most concealable.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #32
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I need a handgun for truly deep-carry purposes. This gun needs to be able to be carried in a pocket with NO chance of it ever printing, bulging out the pocket unnaturally, or being noticed in any way. It must also, however, be (reasonably) accurate and shootable. I was considering a Ruger LCP but, I owned a similar little .380 once (a S&W baby Sigma) and it HURT to shoot. Any suggestions?
Deep carry? NAA .22 mag on a neck chain.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:55 PM   #33
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I have carried a P3AT for years in my Guru Dave holster. It does not print and looks like a billfold in your hip pocket. Since buying and carrying a Sig P238 I am using a new version of this holster with a fake zipper. If you want to be comfortable shooting a small pistol you should try a Sig P238 before you buy anything else. Shoot one beside a LCP or a KelTec and see what I am talking about

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I have carried a P3AT for years in my Guru Dave holster. It does not print and looks like a billfold in your hip pocket. Since buying and carrying a Sig P238 I am using a new version of this holster with a fake zipper. If you want to be comfortable shooting a small pistol you should try a Sig P238 before you buy anything else. Shoot one beside a LCP or a KelTec and see what I am talking about
I'm not sure I like the idea of sitting on my gun...
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Correct me if I'm wrong but......isn't it now illegal to carry a pocket pistol in one of the "shoot through" wallet holsters? Pretty sure I read an amended law saying the gun cannot be able to fire in the holster and that I must be drawn out. I also believe its illegal to carry a pen gun and/or cane gun.

I personally think the LCP is the best bang for your buck in pocket .380's....wife loves hers, as do I. probably the highest quality is the seacamp .380 or .32.

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:55 PM   #36
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Don't get much deeper than this.

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This is what my dad carries his LCP in every day. He had it for three months before I ever knew he was carrying the gun. Just looked like a wallet in his pocket. You can also fire the gun without removing it. He has carried in both front and rear pockets.

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Those open trigger holsters just don't make sense to me. The #1 job of a pocket holster is to protect the trigger.
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Didn't think anyone mentioned the derringer. Only 2 shots but small and concealable, and in any caliber.. New barrels are less than 200$ and swap out in seconds. I believe it comes in 22 different calibers

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Those open trigger holsters just don't make sense to me. The #1 job of a pocket holster is to protect the trigger.
The trigger is well protected. Like I said my dad has been carrying this rig for well over a year with no issues what so ever. Besides the LCP has such a long trigger pull that it would take something really crazy to happen for an accidental discharge.
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Just looked like a wallet in his pocket. You can also fire the gun without removing it.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but......isn't it now illegal to carry a pocket pistol in one of the "shoot through" wallet holsters?
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Not quite illegal but a gun that can be fired from a wallet (as opposed to a wallet holster where the gun must be drawn to fire) are NFA firearms and require special tax stamps like SBR or sawed off shotguns.
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