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Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Ross82, Jan 20, 2018.
Ok.... What's your favorite Pocket Gun and why...
Depending on dress, (and pocket size) either a Ruger LC9S Pro or a Beretta 950, .25 ACP.
I’ve tried pocket pistols from Ruger, Remington, Walther, a couple of others.
The Shield scores high in every respect.
MY all time favorite pocket pistol is the Kahr CM-40. It's the most firepower you can stuff in an very concealable, almost 380 size package, offering serious punch. While it's NOT a range gun or fun to shoot, for MY exact purposes/uses, it's the best choice in that category.
S&W model 36, because it is the smallest gun I own in a proven defensive caliber.
I've had a few over the years that I really considered pocket guns (light enough to easily conceal and carry in variety of holsters, pockets, weather, dress, sitiations etc)
S&W Bodyguard .380 pistol
S&W Bodyguard .38 spl DAO 5-shot snubby
Taurus TCP .380
Taurus Curve .380
Keltec P32 .32ACP
Charter Arms 5-shot snubby .38 spl
Taurus M85 5-shot snubby .38spl
And now a Kahr CW380 (being broken in)
I carry a .45 Shield when I can...but those guns above are/were carried more often.
The bodyguard .380 was my favorite... I may go back to it if my Kahr does not settle in as 100% reliable
I've never found a 9mm small enough of light enough to be considered my pocket gun.
I've thought about the Taurus 738. How do you like yours?
LC9s. I'm not as brave as @locutus. I like the external safety on a pocket-carried striker fired pistol...something that close to jungle jim and the coconuts.
It is a tad big for regular pockets but still do-able, and the trigger is sweet. I have an LCP too and do that sometimes during dressy days but I really like having the 9.
I'm old school 380 colt mustang.
A little heavy in ss, but reliable.
Just got a new used rat gun. Sig 938 9mm. May become my edc when i get the time to clean and practice with it.
My Sig P938 closely followed by my Sig P238.
My pocket guns are a Jimenez 22 and 380, I can hit cans at 50 foot with them cheap little guns.
My Mini Mag !................
The newest Smith Bodyguard revolver . Reliable, safe, can be fired from a coat pocket without jamming, plastic part soaks up recoil, no exposed hammer to snag .
Tiny semi-autos are often unreliable because a lot has to take place in a short time in a confined space .
S&W BG 380
Least favorite Sig 938. Couldn't get the hang of it and it was finicky on ammo. Traded it in.
I'm wondering if you can trust your life to those cheap guns? I've seen/shot/owned/worked on a BUNCH of examples of them & that wasn't the case.
S&W 638. I am old and not fast. Running is not an option. It is likely an assailant would be on me before I could draw and fire. I want something that wont go out of battery if I jam it into someone. 21' is the danger zone not the actual shooting distance. Most civilian shooting incidents are considerably closer and many in full contact. I start practice at touching distance and back away as I am shooting.
642 S&W, reasons are obvious.
They always work for us. My wife has the 22 and the 9mm. Guess we been lucky.
I had no problems with it
I might even get a Taurus Spectrum- it is the same size and I need to get my hands on one to try
That is the reason I got this used 938. The original owner had a hard time getting his mitt around the grip. Only 3 fingers. So he had a hard time hitting anything. he also didn't like the recoil.
I just hope I can shoot it better than a glock 43.