Best Pocket Gun??

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    Best Pocket Gun??

    I currently carry an AMT DAO .380. I like it, but am having problems with it. It has broke 3 times already and I have owned it for only a year. I am looking for something similar, .380 or larger. I don't like the feel of the keltecs or the Ruger LCP. Any other options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
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    Second, +1 to the above as a pocket carry... personally I don't pocket carry.
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    I love my S&W 642.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian84 View Post
    I currently carry an AMT DAO .380. I like it, but am having problems with it. It has broke 3 times already and I have owned it for only a year. I am looking for something similar, .380 or larger. I don't like the feel of the keltecs or the Ruger LCP. Any other options?
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    If you want a well made, small .380 to replace that boat anchor of yours you might consider a Seecamp .380. Not cheap, but you'll be done with it once and for all and have the best little pocket .380 made.......in my ever so humble opinion.
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    Ruger LCP
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    Quote Originally Posted by mslaughtertx View Post
    I love my S&W 642.
    +1... There is no better for pocket carry. Should you ever need it, that baby will work. No feeding problems, magazine issues, etc, etc. It just plain works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerKid View Post
    +1... There is no better for pocket carry. Should you ever need it, that baby will work. No feeding problems, magazine issues, etc, etc. It just plain works!
    I gotta agree, I have one of them too....but the LCP is nice, as is the Kahr PM9...which I also have one. All 3 nice options.
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    I also like the S&W 642 and Bersa has a nice .380
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    I will add a big +1 for the 642!

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    S&W 340 (or 642 even)

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    I highly recommend a Kahr MK9 9mm. It is in my opinion a far better weapon than the Ruger LCP .380. I carry a Kahr daily
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    + 1 for the J frame. Mine is the 638.

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    +1 for the Ruger LCP. I have snubbies, but the LCP is more compact.

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