This is a discussion on What is your favorite mousegun? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As the title asks, what is your favorite mousegun and for what reasons? And let's keep this from being a caliber vs caliber thread. This ...
As the title asks, what is your favorite mousegun and for what reasons? And let's keep this from being a caliber vs caliber thread. This is personal opinion. And let's classify a mousegun as a gun that can "truly" be a pocket gun. Not a pocket that can hold a fullsize either. I call that a pocket that can fit a fullsize gun. I was able to carry a Glock 27 in my pocket, but I don't consider that a pocket gun/mousegun.
That said, my favorite mousegun is the NAA Guardian. It doesn't matter caliber so much as I love the platform. I own the .380 ACP version, but would love to get the .32 NAA version too. I like it for its weight. It is heavier than most pocket autos of similar size, but I find it more controllable to shoot. The trigger is a bit heavy, but with a little polishing and practice, it is easily managed. And even though its not the most important thing for a self defense tool, I just love the sexy lines of the Guardian. And mine may be a little sexier than the standard Guardian since I made some modifications. It also will eat anything I feed it.
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I’ll second the Sig P-238. Sorta like a 1911 that's been washed in hot water and shrank.
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I'm a big NAA mini revolver fan. Here's my favorite pocket carry the Pug, with a target from a recent range trip.
Kel Tec P3AT with CT laser
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so not so much the caliber but overall size of the gun?
longest barrel for slide length, built quality and bullpup design.
not sure if this qualify as a true pocket gun but i wouldn't carry a gun much smaller if i can help it, i carry a mid sized gun when ever possible.
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AMT Backup 45
It is heavy but 5+1 of .45 is pretty nice.
Here it is next to an LCP
LCP and LCR.....
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I have several mouse guns. A NAA revolver, kel tec in 32acp and one in 380, SW 642, XDS45, Glock 27, PF9 and a P11. Of all of them the 642 gets carried the most. The only big pistol I own is a Glock 20sf 10mm and I'm thinking of cutting the grip down to a subcompact size since the grip is what's hard to conceal for me.
S&W J-Frame. Most retired LEO I know carry them and I have done the same for over 4 decades. Never had one fail to go bang. I mostly pocket carry and bought about 12 pocket guns just in the last few years. I live in a retirement community and most of the senior citizens here opt for the Ruger LCP/LCR, S&W J-Frame and various 9mm guns. I have been shooting a very long time and the .32 ACP is probably the only modern caliber that I have never shot. Never even seen a gun being sold in that caliber so I cannot comment on it. I like snubnose guns. Even have one in .454 Casull. :-) These are my babies and except for the .454 Alaskan, what I carry most times.
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