What is the ideal pocket gun?

What is the ideal pocket gun?

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    What is the ideal pocket gun?

    As a CCW, what is the perfect light weight gun to carry in a front jean pocket. I have a .45 in the vehicle, and a38 snubby in the dresser drawer at home, both are larger than what I'd like to carry in a front pocket.


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    Well first, Welcome to the forum.

    What caliber are you looking to carry? There are several good semi-auto pistols in 9mm or .380 that will fit a pocket well. Kel-Tecs are on the low end price-wise with the Rohrbaughs on the higher end. A 5 shot snubby works well too if you don't mind the cylinder bulge.
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    Welcome to the forum.

    As to your question, it sort of depends on what you are looking for. Many years ago I actually carried a Browning .25 as a really small pocket gun. Most folks would recommend something more substantial.
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    Hi scott



    Lightweight probably means something like KT P3AT. That too is about as small as you'll get. If budget allowed and a bit more weight acceptable then Rohrbaugh R9 is an ideal option IMO.

    ''Perfect'' tho?? Well - much of that assessment is down to the individual so I doubt global ''perfect'' exists!
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    Welcome from Alabama.

    I am going to move your post to the Concealed Carry Guns forum. You'll get more answers there. You may want to start another thread in the New Members area.
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    My ideal pocket gun is a .45 ACP Kimber Ultra Carry II. It is about the same size as a snubby .38 and offers much more "Bang for the buck," pun intended. I carry mine very often in dress, casual and jeans pants and in a good pocket holster it prints like a wallet in your front pocket. It is comfortable and easy to draw. If you can carry a snubby .38 then you certainly can carry a 3" .45. I carry mine in a Sam Andrews www.andrewsleather.com holster.
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    I pocket carry a smith and wesson mod. 642.it's an Airweight 38 j frame.It would be hard to go back to belt carrying something heavier.If you practice enough with it a snubby can be viable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tegemu View Post
    My ideal pocket gun is a .45 ACP Kimber Ultra Carry II. It is about the same size as a snubby .38 and offers much more "Bang for the buck," pun intended. I carry mine very often in dress, casual and jeans pants and in a good pocket holster it prints like a wallet in your front pocket. It is comfortable and easy to draw. If you can carry a snubby .38 then you certainly can carry a 3" .45. I carry mine in a Sam Andrews www.andrewsleather.com holster.
    I didn't know that they made pocket holsters for 1911's . Learn somethin new everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Lightweight probably means something like KT P3AT. That too is about as small as you'll get. If budget allowed and a bit more weight acceptable then Rohrbaugh R9 is an ideal option IMO.
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    The keltecs are great for the money, and are VERY small. My wife carries a P3AT when she is not carring her glock 27. I carry one too when I need a "pocket gun" or feel the need for a "back up gun".

    It is a good little gun for $250
    Info can be found here:http://www.kel-tec.com/p3at.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tegemu View Post
    My ideal pocket gun is a .45 ACP Kimber Ultra Carry II. It is about the same size as a snubby .38 and offers much more "Bang for the buck," pun intended. I carry mine very often in dress, casual and jeans pants and in a good pocket holster it prints like a wallet in your front pocket. It is comfortable and easy to draw. If you can carry a snubby .38 then you certainly can carry a 3" .45. I carry mine in a Sam Andrews www.andrewsleather.com holster.
    I second 'TEGEMU'...the 3"Ultra (mine is the CDP) is the perfect 'pack of power'. It IS easy to conceal...mine in an SOB or an IWB. It give plenty of bang for the 'bucks'...so to speak!

    Lots of choices out there...

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    Has anyone shot or carried a Kel Tec PF9?

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    I carry my S&W 642 a lot, along with a speed strip or two.
    It disappears in my pocket, in a Nemesis holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott Laird View Post
    Has anyone shot or carried a Kel Tec PF9?
    Not yet...nobody outside of Kel-Tec has one yet. Should be shipping in the next few weeks allegedly...I've got one on order but the rumors are that I may not see it until Christmas or even next year. We'll see...they have a vendor supply issue that has been pushing the release back.

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    Welcome from North Texas!!!

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