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What's the most convenient/comfortable pocket gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Seattleimport, May 28, 2010.

  1. Seattleimport

    Seattleimport Well-Known Member

    Is it an LRP with a wallet holster in the back pocket? Or some other combination?

    Seems like IWB would be uncomfortable, which is why I'm looking at pocket carry.
  2. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Depends on the pockets. The LCP, TCP, P3AT baby .380s are popular for those that don't shop for their pants with carry in mind. Me, I prefer the baby nines.
  3. springwalk

    springwalk Well-Known Member

    As a marginal pocket gun, glock 26 will definitely out shoot anything smaller than it, but you do need to pick your pants wisely. Cargo for me. :D
  4. Haifisch

    Haifisch member

    Desert Eagle .50AE :evil:
  5. jonnyc

    jonnyc Well-Known Member

    Keltec P32.
  6. IdahoSkies

    IdahoSkies Well-Known Member

    keltec p32. You may not like the 32 ACP but it literally disappears on you. YOU will forget you have it. Its that easy to carry.

    I think that is why keltec's adverts feature it with a pile of keys and change. It supposed to go where ever you go, when ever you go.
  7. MifflinKid

    MifflinKid Well-Known Member

  8. Seattleimport

    Seattleimport Well-Known Member

  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Kel-Tec P3AT .380 ACP.

    Don't leave home without it!

  10. rmfnla

    rmfnla Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking of picking up the new Taurus .380

    It compares well to the Kel-Tec spec-wise; anyone tried one?
  11. harmon rabb

    harmon rabb Well-Known Member

    isn't it the exact same size as the P3AT and LCP?

    i have a LCP and it carries as easy in the pocket as a cell phone.
  12. RevDerb

    RevDerb Well-Known Member

    I carry the LCP in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster very comfortably in my back pocket when I need a more discreet carry than my G26 in an IWB holster which I do not find uncomfortable at all.
  13. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Well-Known Member

    If that is your only concern then an NAA Mini would win every time.

    I personally would rather have a 45 in my pocket, so I carry a PM45. But that's just me, I like BIG bullets.:D
  14. CDW4ME

    CDW4ME Well-Known Member

    Pocket carry

    I've tried a J frame S&W, Kahr PM9 and Ruger LCP / Kel-Tec P3AT.

    The 380 pistols are the lightest, thinnest, quickest from pocket, and the only ones out of those I've tried that you might "forget" you are carrying.
  15. sniper5

    sniper5 Well-Known Member

    The one thought on a wallet holster is it MIGHT allow you discreet access: "OK, no problem, here let me get my wallet out. It's here in my back pocket." Or: "Please, please mr. badman, I don't want to die. Don't shoot me. Look, I have money. . ."

    On the downside: Pickpockets, Sciatica
  16. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    The very small pistols like the Kel-tec, Seecamp, LCP, etc. are convenient to carry. But you will sacrifice shootability and cartridge power. I am not comfortable with these as my only armament unless the dress or social situation absolutely precludes anything larger.
  17. Nasty

    Nasty Well-Known Member

    Kel-Tec PF9...maximum firepower, minimal package, totally usable. Disappears in either my back or front pocket.

    6' 4", 250# so your fit may vary.
  18. Caliper_Mi

    Caliper_Mi Well-Known Member

    6', 155# here and the PF9 works in larger front pockets (like khakis or cargo pants, not jeans) back pocket works if the shirt is long enough, because the butt does stick out. I tend to go for IWB. Probably going to make a cloth IWB because the Blackhawk/Uncle Mikes IWB's add alot in thickness to such a thin gun.

    For MOST convenient, I would still have to lean towards a .32 or .380 gun because there is no way I can argue that a 9mm is easier to conceal than those.

    I will also add that since my g/f got a revolver, I have learned that they are deceptively concealable. Despite the additional width, their rounded shapes (hers has a rounded grip even) blend in far better than the more angular semis. It may not look like you have nothing there, but it isn't recognizable as a gun. Depends on your concealment situation.
  19. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    I have a TCP and so far after 250 rounds like it.

    I say "so far" because the TCP replaced a Diamondback that I liked too until I started having problems. After I sent the DB back to Diamondback and still having problems with it I traded it for the TCP.

    The TCP is an easy shooting and accurate 380 that has so far been reliable with all but Herters ammo.
  20. gb6491

    gb6491 Well-Known Member

    The P-32 is slightly smaller than the P3AT in width and length. The difference is probably negligible in regards to carry and handling, but you can feel it when comparing the two side by side.

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