Opinions on pocket guns

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    Opinions on pocket guns

    I always have my G30 on my hip, and pocket carry my Taurus 85UL, but the 85 still seems a little big for pocket carry in most of my pants. What are some other pocket guns you all carry and recommend?

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    The P3AT is hard to beat. As well as the Pf9. Although it's starting to get on the big side.

    You can get by with the revolver though I imagine. It probably feels huge and is printing like crazy, but a decent pocket holster will go a long way. 99% of people would never notice it anyway.
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    I agree

    The P3AT just disappears into my pocket and is the only pistol I have ever used a clip with that did not annoy me; the cartridge is on the weak side. The PF-9 fits well in my hip pocket and provides a cartridge of acceptable power while being very convenient.

    I am still looking at pocket holsters and will buy one when I find one I like. I would solicit any advice on this subject if you have experience.



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    The P3AT is hard to beat. As well as the Pf9. Although it's starting to get on the big side.

    You can get by with the revolver though I imagine. It probably feels huge and is printing like crazy, but a decent pocket holster will go a long way. 99% of people would never notice it anyway.

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    Keltecs, Kahr PM series, 642/442...
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    For most I think the KT mini rockets have to be the easiest and best for price too. If tho funds did permit the Rohrbaugh R9 is a great lil gun and, 9mm to boot.

    Other good option for real ''mouse'' small is the NAA mini revo - I have one in .22 mag and it'll disappear in any pocket!





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    P95,the NAA .22 mag mini looks like a real up close screamer...how does it shoot?

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    Simon ........ many will say somewhat jokingly - you put the lil devil in the BG's eye or ear!!

    It shoots very well actually considering it's so small ...... and you have to make do with a grip that is really only your middle finger! However, at a distance such as 5 to 6 feet all shots will easily go where they matter simply by pointing - tho if time allows some ''sighting'' will help. There is an option to have a grip addition into which the whole thing folds up - this makes for more to hold but for me it adds too much bulk.

    It seems to be reckoned that the .22 mag out of this shorty barrel will approximate the fps of a 22lr out of a rifle ... so it has it's uses. I do tho still have a suspicion of rimfire as now and again a dud can come up - not useful if it's needed in a hurry tho as it's a revo you'd move on to the next round - and hope that went 'bang'!
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    Thanks Chris, this may just fill the bill for a carry weapon that you just do not want to leave the house without something..just something you could drop in a pocket vs going without...like a suit coat or sportcoat ..
    Thanks again ...good info here!

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    Another vote for the Kel-Tec P-3AT (with ArmaLaser):

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    There is an option to have a grip addition into which the whole thing folds up - this makes for more to hold but for me it adds too much bulk.
    I have this option and carry it at work. While it does make it look bigger, the folding handle has a clip on it so you can carry it like a folder knife. Makes it easy to retrieve from the pocket and here in KY no one thinks twice about a knife clipped in your pocket.

    It does make it bigger though.
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    i vote for the kel tec p3at. small and the price is right. also kel tec stands behind their guns if anything goes wrong.
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    My vote is the P3AT providing my next 200 rounds are trouble free. I made a front pocket holster and it prints like a wallet.

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    I have a Kahr pm9 as a BUG and sometimes its becomes my primary, depending on how hot it is. It resides in my front pocket and doesn't print any more thne a pack of smokes.
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    S&W Model 340

    I was in buying a little .22 for my son to use, and the guy next to me was purchasing the 340. Wow! this thing was light and compact. Made with scandum & titanium.

    Very concealable & with some power. Pricey, but I think this one's now on my list.

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    I have the KelTec P-3AT...my wife tucks in the KT .32...
    The .380 is sometimes the only thing in my pocked for short trips, or just around the house.

    The p-3AT disappears in the front pocket (in a Fist kydex #5)...

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