Favorite Pocket Gun

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Ross82, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Ross82

    Ross82 Well-Known Member Supporter

    881
    850
    93
    Ok.... What's your favorite Pocket Gun and why...
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    17,818
    3,622
    113
    Depending on dress, (and pocket size) either a Ruger LC9S Pro or a Beretta 950, .25 ACP.
     
    Judah_BenHur and Ross82 like this.

  3. tazzman55

    tazzman55 Active Member

    354
    98
    28
    M&P shield.
    I’ve tried pocket pistols from Ruger, Remington, Walther, a couple of others.
    The Shield scores high in every respect.
     
    Ross82 likes this.
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    4,128
    105
    63
    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.
     
  5. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

    6,756
    3,174
    113
    S&W model 36, because it is the smallest gun I own in a proven defensive caliber.
     
    Rentacop, towboater and locutus like this.
  6. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

    759
    1,386
    93
    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.
     
    Ross82 likes this.
  7. Ross82

    Ross82 Well-Known Member Supporter

    881
    850
    93
    I've thought about the Taurus 738. How do you like yours?
     
  8. Judah_BenHur

    Judah_BenHur Member

    71
    68
    18
    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.
     
    Ross82 likes this.
  9. AZdave

    AZdave Well-Known Member

    756
    682
    93
    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.
     
    Ross82 likes this.
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    30,476
    2,742
    113
    My Sig P938 closely followed by my Sig P238.
     
    AZdave and Ross82 like this.
  11. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

    783
    683
    93
    My pocket guns are a Jimenez 22 and 380, I can hit cans at 50 foot with them cheap little guns.
     
    AZdave likes this.
  12. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

    6,408
    2,044
    113
    My Mini Mag !................
     
    Ghost1958 and PaBushMan like this.
  13. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

    1,507
    481
    83
    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 .
     
  14. youngridge

    youngridge Active Member Supporter

    351
    180
    43
    S&W BG 380
    S&W 638
    Ruger LCP

    Least favorite Sig 938. Couldn't get the hang of it and it was finicky on ammo. Traded it in.
     
  15. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    4,128
    105
    63
    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.
     
    Ghost1958 likes this.
  16. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

    10,303
    1,504
    113
    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.
     
  17. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

    5,478
    714
    113
    642 S&W, reasons are obvious.
     
  18. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

    783
    683
    93
    They always work for us. My wife has the 22 and the 9mm. Guess we been lucky.
     
    Ghost1958 and Ross82 like this.
  19. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

    759
    1,386
    93
    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
     
    Ghost1958 and Ross82 like this.
  20. AZdave

    AZdave Well-Known Member

    756
    682
    93
    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.