You don't have to settle for a .380. Take a look at the Sig P938. Pocket carries beautifully. I use a Remora holster and the fit is fine.
Glock 35 (long slide .40) with streamlight. I'd really like a pocket Glock. I've got a 27 (double stack 40, "baby") which is my normal IWB off duty carry. I haven't been able to make it work as my backup. I've tried it on my vest, on the ankle in a Galco Ankle Glove, pocket. It's just too bulky and I end up taking it off after a couple of hours. I borrowed a 43 (9mm single stack) for a couple of weeks and really liked the gun but it's just a bit too much to drop in a pocket and forget about. It fits in my pockets (I used a kydex "hook" style pocket holster) but it's just very big, prints a lot, and nobody's gonna think it's a wallet.What is your duty weapon? Something that is common to that would be a good idea. I realize it is probably a double stack GLOCK and a subcompact double stack GLOCK may be too big for pocket carry.
That's not an option for me. With my Glock 35 light bearing holster I lose the use of my strong side front pocket.Where is the option to always carry strong-side?
Yeah, this is what I'm thinking. If I go to guns based on reflex, without conscious thought, it's always in my left (weak) front pocket. If I have a bit more presence of mind and can remember whether I've got a "primary" and go there first. The alternative is that I decide to always use my strong hand first... but then I have to remember if it's on a hip holster or in the pocket (Or train try one first and automatically fail over to the alternate location). For the latter option I may also lose some reflexive ability to use the backup from the weak pocket and forget it's there in a situation where it could have been beneficial.Don't know if it is 'right' or not, but I went through a similar analysis/ thought process about a year ago when trying to figure out the best way to incorporate a BUG. My conclusion was to pocket carry the BUG in the weak side pocket ALWAYS. my rationale was that when the crap hits the fan, instincts are going to kick in, and you are not going to have time to pause and think "now,which pocket is it in today?" So for me, always goes in the weak side pocket. However, I almost always have a primary IWB strong side, so VERY rare that I would pocket carry only as my primary. I tested pocket draw times between weak and strong side, and found for me the speed difference was negligible, and again for me the benefit of consistency of the same pocket outweighs the negative of shooting weak hand.