Pocket Carry Lesson Learned

Pocket Carry Lesson Learned

This is a discussion on Pocket Carry Lesson Learned within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've routinely carried a Colt Pony Pocketlite .380 for the past 10+ years. It is a good little gun and until very recently the top ...

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    Pocket Carry Lesson Learned

    I've routinely carried a Colt Pony Pocketlite .380 for the past 10+ years. It is a good little gun and until very recently the top of the line .380 as far as I was concerned.

    As it is with a lot of guns like this it was carried a lot and shot a little.

    I would fire a couple of mags through it each time I went to the range and was always happy with the results.

    The other day I was cleaning my carry pieces and deciided to do a detailed cleaning of the Pony. I was amazed at how much crap had built up inside this gun.

    I removed the grips, trigger return spring, hammer and strut and mainspring and pulled a couple of relatively large dust bunnies out there.

    I cleaned it, lubed it, inspected it and reassembled it.

    I'm glad I found this out at my kitchen table and I won't take this for granted again.

    BTW, I think the Kahr P380 is top of the line right now. One great big advantage is the striker fired design allows the gun to remain more 'sealed' and eliminates some of the problems listed above.

    Stay safe,

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    Good post! It's amazing the "lil secrets" your pocket can contain, that find their way into your pocket holster/weapon.
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    If the fuzz can fill your belly button....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    If the fuzz can fill your belly button....
    Duh. That's why I don't 'belly button carry'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymeister View Post
    Duh. That's why I don't 'belly button carry'...
    Oh Lordy.....
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    Using a Pocket Holster, if you're not doing so already, will help to cut down on some of those "dust bunnies".

    Check out my review of the Mika Pocket Holster. I'm sure he can make one for your Colt if you want. I have no connection with Robert Mika, other than being a very satisfied customer.

    Those "dust bunnies" are why many people opt for a revolver for pocket and ankle carry. I'm currently carrying a Glock 26 in my pocket, but if I needed a smaller gun it would be a J-Frame.

    I wipe my pocket gun down nightly and clean it weekly. The weekly cleaning is not a fully detailed cleaning, unless I've shot the gun, but a general wipe down of all the internals. It also helps to cut down on the dust bunnies. The nightly wipe down is with a dry rag.

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    I agree on the Mika pocket holster. One suggestion, regardless of which pocket holster you use, is to vacum out the holster weekly. This will keep down the amount of stuff that gets into your gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    I agree on the Mika pocket holster. One suggestion, regardless of which pocket holster you use, is to vacum out the holster weekly. This will keep down the amount of stuff that gets into your gun.
    This is a good tip. I usually just turn my holster upside down and bang it against my hand. I'm going to do that now.
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    I've done the same thing and they call collect alot of junk.
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    Thanks Top. I'm off to strip down my LCP.
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    I used a Galco Horsehide pocket holster or a Nemisis Super Fly.

    The problem with the Colt Pony was not the muzzle end but the hammer end. The space around the hammer seemed like a magnet.

    Bottom line was I didn't properly maintain a key part of my EDC and wanted to share the information in the hope that my mistake could help someone else from making the same mistake and getting let down when they really needed their firearm.

    I appreciate all the comments.

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    I keep canned air for cleaning electronics in my safe, and blow out my pistol and holster on occasion. Lotta dog hair and dead skin comes out.
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    lol belly button carry...lol

    a trick i learned on other forums is to turn your pockets inside out before washing them, this helps get rid of mostof the lint...

    and if u carry a folding knife, make sure u check the locks for pocket lint, some people have been biten by their knives because of the lint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    I agree on the Mika pocket holster. One suggestion, regardless of which pocket holster you use, is to vacum out the holster weekly. This will keep down the amount of stuff that gets into your gun.
    Nice idea, don't know how a person could miss this. Might be a good idea to clean all holsters and gun cases from time to time.
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    I use to pocket carry but gave it up for lint. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
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