Pocket Pistol??

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by 7.62 Man, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    I'm looking for a good pocket pistol something that is easy to carry in a loose pocket. I would like it to be in 9mm but would settle for a .380 if it has a good rep. And I want it to have a laser on it or be able to have a laser attached to it & still be small enough to fit in a pocket.
    My budget for this gun is $600 but only if it is a top end gun.
    Can anyone give me some suggestions? :confused:
    Ooh & I can't stand Rugers so don't point me that way.
     
  2. downsouth

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  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    EMP is a fine gun, but not nearly small enough for a pocket gun. And no rail for a laser like the OP wants.

    Check the Sig P238 and S&W Bodyguard. Both pocket .380s. The bodyguard has an integrated laser and the Sig has a model that has a laser too. Those are going to be your best options for what you are looking for under $600.
     
  4. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    S&W Bodyguard .380 and the Sig 238's and 938's can have lasers and fits in the pocket.
     
  5. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Ruger lcp with the laser on the trigger guard. Imo you cant get a better gun than ruger for the price. It is strictly .380 but if you look around on this forum and other forums it has nothing but a good reputation.
     
  6. silverado113

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    He can't stand rugers though.
     
  7. Sentry18

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    S&W Bodyguard in .380acp or in 9mm I highly recommend the S&W Shield. With the short mag it is easily concealed in a pocket holster. Definitely outshines most other pocket 9's.
     
  8. ineverFTF

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    Wwhhhaaatttt!!!! Nooooooooooooo. Ok im done, im horrified, but im done

    My ranting being done, the s&w body guard is an excellent pocket pistol.
     
  9. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    My wife has the Sig P238 & P938. The P238 is barely broken in & only one range trip on the P938, so jury is still out on reliability, etc but both are nice shooters & will easily work as a pocket pistol. The P238 can be had from $500 to $600, depending on model & her P938, the "Extreme" was $700.

    Her P938 came with the standard 6 round mag & the extended 7 round mag. The 7 rounder makes it a little easier to control & doesn't interfere with pocket carry. I may get one for myself. The thinness of the grip does irritate her artritic hands a bit so she'll probably get a set of Hogue rubber grips when they become available. However, the rubber tends to drag on clothing, so may present a problem carrying in a pocket.

    For a lower cost pistol, I have the Bersa .380 Concealed Carry. Pretty close to a pocketful, but doable.
     
  10. silverado113

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  11. Tackleberry1

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    I've had flawless perfromance out of my Kahr PM 9. This gun runs 600 w/o laser but the newer Kahr CM9 is essentially the same guy minus a few touches and is 200 less.

    You could get into a CM 9 plus a trigger guard mounted laser for under 600.

    Tack
     
  12. orangello

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    I'm not sure about the lazer option, maybe CT grips are available, but i really enjoyed my lil Bersa Thunder 380. They are inexpensive (about $300) and good-looking and reliable in my experience.