Something To Hide In Your Hand?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by pumpkinball, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. pumpkinball

    pumpkinball New Member

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    Man.... Ya'll believe this? My wife said I can't get another gun until after the turn of the year. It's gonna kill me not to be able to keep a check in at the local pawn shops for the next four months. So, I figured I'll be patient through it and go get what the heck I want in January. I'm thinking that I'm giong to pick something in subcompact. Not like G26, but something along the lines of LCP. I need it to be something smaller than a wallet. I've thought alot about this new item over the last several months. Ijust don't know what I want. I'm hoping you can help me out. I haven't decided if I'm going to go with pistol or revolver. If it'll poke a hole when needed to, any caliber is fine with me. The NAA Mini .22lr/wmr revolver has gotten alot of attention from me. This gun will be on me at all time and I don't expect any good target abilities because "get off me" is the purpose. And no I'm going out and spending a small fortune on this, but I am willing to spend a little to get something worth having.

    Thanking you in advance.
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I think the NAA in 22mag is a nice little gun. But I would not use one as a primary defense gun. Besides the fact that is is a 22 mag, I would be concerned about the ability to use a tiny single action gun in a panic situation. When the adrenalin kicks in fine motor skills go out the window.
     

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Look at the KelTec P32. It is 32 ACP and looks just like the LCP. It looks that way because Ruger took the KelTec design. Nifty little pocket guns.
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    I have a Ruger LCP that stays in my pocket and can totally recommend them. Why pack a .22 or .32 when you can pack a .380? Also look at the Kahr PM40-not much bigger than the LCP but a lot more powerful. I'm thinking about getting 1 myself.
     
  5. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    As always, Bear had good advice there. I was just thinking about price and staying away from .22. Obviously, the .380 is a better defense round than both. For price, size and defense rounds, why not the Makarov?
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Skull, What model of Makarov will be small like the LCP?
     
  7. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    My buddy has a Kahr pm40 and he loves it.
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Would this be considered too big? It's about an inch or so bigger than the LCP but it is a 9 mm luger. If I'm learning my lessons right, that's quite a bit more stopping power then a .38, right? Please correct me if I'm wrong. I am very, VERY new and still have a lot to learn.

    Ruger® SR9c™ Compact Centerfire Pistol Models
     
  9. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Lots of snap to them, (I've got a P40 Covert) so double taps won't be the norm - but you can tell you've just sent something substantial on it's way. :D

    Love my pocket rocket!
     
  10. Biohazurd

    Biohazurd New Member

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    I second that, Even though i love my lcp. I can get mad fast follow-up shots with my p32. I like the 10 round mags too.
     
  11. pumpkinball

    pumpkinball New Member

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    like danfl, what mokarov is going to be comparable to lcp. as for kel-tec, i know they have made lots of improvements and the fact that the 3at is a 380 on the same frame as p32. what about that one?
     
  12. BunnyWabbit

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    I have shot the KelTec and the Ruger LCP 380s. I see no difference between the two other than Ruger has a locking slide. And to tell you the truth, I would rather take the pin out than try to lock the slide. I see no true use for it. Also, the KelTec frame is not the prettiest in the world and there are usually several rough spots than have to be filed down. The Ruger on the other hand has a beautiful smooth frame. I was able to get the Raspberry one for $289. The black KelTec was $269 at the time. I love this gun. It is really fun to shoot.