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Best "pocket gun"

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    Best "pocket gun"

    Yes, I'm new here... and yes, I know this is an old and subjective argument... however, I'm trying to make a decision on such a gun that would back-up my regular carry guns, or replace them when I don't want to waist holster-carry for whatever reason. I'm weighing out some of the advantages/limitations that come with this discussion. This is sort of where I'm at... I want a true pocket gun... or, one that might be close, and could be worn with a clip (no holster) on the IWB, i.e. Kel Tec PF9, Glock 26... Aside from those two, considering J frame .38,
    LCP, LCR, Sig 238, a few others. I wear jeans 90 % of the time, and the concealability and weight is more of a factor than having "umpteen" rounds... recommendations and thoughts... Thanks to all of you in advance,
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    My vote for a true pocket gun would be the LCP. Great gun but good luck finding .380 ammo.

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    J frame thread/

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    Will you wear it in summer with the clip? If you're in the Deep South you may need a stainless gun for that kind of carry. Perhaps a Ruger SP101. S&W Airlites are aluminum and titanium, but might have rust-prone parts. LCP .380s, and Kel Tec pocket guns have steel slides and barrels.

    Just brainstorming here, but if you sweat wearing a gun without a holster, you're gonna rust it.

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    My two pocket carry guns are the LCP and the 642. The LCP is both smaller and lighter than the 642. I have looked at the LCR, but being a new pistol, I would stay away from it for a year or two. I can't comment on the PF9 or the P238, but I have a G26 and it's too big for pocket carry in most jeans, but I can carry pocket carry it in my cargo shorts.
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    wow... great quick responses...
    "It's better to have one and not need it,
    than to need one and not have it."
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    Dont forget the Taurus TCP 738.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    S&W 642

    But I would never carry any handgun without a holster.
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    Kel-Tec

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    LCR.

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    Thumbs up

    Jeans? LCP in a rear-pocket, heavy leather, wallet holster. And no, I've never had the magazine release by sitting on it. The idea of using a clip that leaves an exposed trigger just isn't advisable.
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    The Keltec P3AT or Ruger LCP are small enough to put in a shirt pocket. I have a 1st generation Keltec with lots of rounds through it, and the only FTF or similar problem I ever had was with a certain brand of hollow point (sorry, I can't remember which one). I like it a lot as a BUG or for summer carry. It's not my main carry gun, but it does gets lots of use

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    Kahr P 380 is my choice.

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    J frame. LCR in a year or two, when all the bugs are worked out, if it has any.

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    My carry guns are

    I have three guns that I carry depending on way I'm dressing. P3AT, LCR and P238. I have shot all three many rounds on several occasions. Each one is very dependable and easy to carry.

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