What pocket holsters?
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What pocket holsters?
Glock 23 - CZ 452 ZKM Special
Walther P22 - LMT STD 16
Mossberg 500A - Kahr P380
Henry H001Y - Winchester 12
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
Mossberg 500B - Marlin 336Y
Kel Tec P32 .32auto (b).jpgI always carried a KelTec .32 in my pocket loaded with Speer Gold Dots. It's a DAO pistol with a firm trigger pull (like a revolver). I've tried several 'pocket holsters' but I find them slow and cumbersome to get the pistol out, and the position some of them have the pocket clip, they ride too high in your pocket and have a tendency to pinch when you sit down. I just drop the pistol in the bottom of my front pants pocket and make sure I carry nothing else in that pocket like car keys or change that could interfere with the gun. I've had that KelTec in my pocket since 1989 with no holes of flash burns yet! As you can see the slide is starting to show a rust brown patina on it's left side that comes from the perspiration from my leg...
Early in this thread I saw mention of a TCP... Is that Taurus' .380 auto?
To add my $0.02, I've got a P3AT that I can carry in a DeSantis Nemesis in any pants pocket in my wardrobe. I've recently devised a AIWB (appendix carry) scheme when I'm wearing gym shorts - I bought a pack of those little black metal binder clips and I clip the top of the Nemesis to the top of my waistband. Tie the drawstring tight and I'm set.
I'm seriously considering the Diamondback DB9 as a pocket 9...for me the size of the gun is not as big a factor as the weight when its in my pocket. Sizewise, I can drop my Glock 26 in a pocket but its just too heavy.
SW 642 right front pocket carry 90 % of the time. Other times a kel Tec 32acp or NAA 22 mag or both.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."*
"The Constitution shall never be construed ... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."**
I sold my .380's after deciding I prefer the heavier round that the .38 offers. I also prefer the grip of a small revolver for drawing from the pocket. I know it depends on the holster and pocket, but for me my semi autos just did not draw out of the pocket like my j-frame. I have a S&W 642 and I am very happy.
"When among wild beasts, if they menace you, be a wild beast."
There is one complaint that some have which is the lc9 won't fire without a mag inserted (Thanks CA!). I don't see the issue with this myself. Why someone would try for a reload when they have one round they are trying to fire without a mag in is just, I don't know, doesn't make much sense. Anyway I love the lc9, feels good, comfortable, accurate and brand new is low $300s.
"Best pocket choice"
Simple, I can sum it it with one word, SNUB!
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
I tried carrying a j frame in my pocket but the cylinder gives it away. My LCP on the other hand disappears into my front or back pocket with a DeSantis Nemesis.
My recommendation is the Diamondback DB9. About a 1/4 inch larger in length and height than a LCP. DB9 weighs 11 ounces empty with magazine and about 15 ounces fully loaded 6+1. God Bless