This is a discussion on Best Pocket Choice? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; my LCP goes in most of my pant pockets without any printing or in/out issues....
No problems with my DB9. However I have only shot 115gr and 124gr which is what the factory recommeneds and no +P. Though when it first came out last year, they had a youtube video of one of the employees shooting +P 9mm ammo out of it without any problems and there are several people on the Diamondbacktalk forum that have shot +P also without any problems. However there was some guy on the internet that had a kaboom with his I believe using +P ammo and then the factory now says not to shoot +P. I like the gun it is very small. I once had a Smith&Wesson Bodyguard 380 and laid the BG380 and DB9 on top of each other, next to each other, etc. and they are both just about the same size. Mind you the BG380 is also just about the same size as the Ruger LCP with Crimsontrace laser installed. After firing about 500 problem free rounds though my DB9 I sold my BG380. I now have close to 1000 rounds through it. The DB9 is so light that shooting more than 25 rounds though it and your hand will start getting tired. Also remember that this is NOT a range gun and also with it being so small and light, my opinion is that the tolernaces are very small and tight. So in the beginning during breakin period of approx. 250 rounds that the factory recommends some people will have problems with FTE, etc. but seems to smooth out after a few hundred rounds. When I first got my DB9 I stripped it clean and sat there and cycled the slide a few thousand times while watching a movie on a Saturday afternoon to help break in the tight and very strong recoil spring and any mating surfaces of the slide and frame. Also with this gun being so small and light even experienced shooters when first shooting this can and will limp wrist it causing problems. Some will not admit it and blame the gun. I know and have seen this as I had a friend that is an experienced shooter that weighs over 200 pounds try and shoot my DB9 and the first few shots he had FTE problems. He gave me back the gun and I shot a full magazine fine. Gave it back to him and again he had problems. Gave it back to me and I shot the rest of the magazine fine. He called it my little hand cannon !!! So take that for what it is worth. Would I recommend this gun to someone ?? For a first time gun owner.....NO, even for experienced gun owner......NO, but if the experienced gun owner know of what to expect... then....YES. I hope this helps. God Bless
However, I acquired a P238 and p938 and I have been happy with that combination. No failures of any kind. Still fits the pocket, has night sights, and for both, they can handle +P.
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Glock 33 (.357 Sig). There's a reason the Secret Service and the U.S. Air Marshalls (not to mention numerous highway patrol agencies) have adopted it. Better-than-.357 mag ballistics (when loaded with Doubletap ammo), and you get 9+1. And if you happen to miss, the massive muzzle flash and blast may just scare the bad guy to death! I recommend the Superfly pocket holster. Even though "baby Glocks" are not all that small, they disappear in a pocket in the right holster.
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I couldn't imagine pocket carrying in gym shorts. :-o
If I pocket carry my Poly Taurus 38 in normal shorts/pants I feel like I'm carrying a brick in my pocket.
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Ruger LCP w/Crimson Trace in a Recluse pocket holster. I carried everyday (business casual for work and jeans off work) for over 15 months before my girlfriend even noticed. She had touched it several times in my pocket and made a couple of comments about my wallet being big. And she is normally pretty observant, I guess she never noticed that I carry my money clip wallet in my other front pocket. She only recently saw the LCP laying on the bed while I was changing into jeans after work and asked why I was carrying one of my guns. Little does she know that I carry it EVERY day!
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