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Looking for a good Mouse Gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jabr0ney, Mar 28, 2011.

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  1. Jabr0ney

    Jabr0ney Member

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    I'm looking to buy a mouse gun for my ccw, i live in south florida and dont wear the clothes that allow me to conceal bigger. I'm only 21 so i mainly where jeans and a t shirt.

    After reading about some mouse guns, ive seen things saying some break after 150 shots and the manufacturer claims its because they aren't meant for shooting a lot.

    Basically im looking for one that i can shoot A LOT and isnt more than 400-500. The cheaper the better but it needs to be durable.

    And im not starting a discussion thread on whether they are adequate for defense, just asking a question about which one. Any caliber shot to the face/neck at close range will give you enough time to get away.
     
  2. W.E.G.

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    Glock 26

    Barely over your budget, and worth it.
     
  3. CoRoMo

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    Keep your money in Florida and buy a Kel Tec.
     
  4. Jabr0ney

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    Ive been looking at the P-11, are there good reviews about that? Does it last with a lot of rounds through it? I plan to shoot thousands
     
  5. Jabr0ney

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    Also the keltec .32 and .380 look like what im looking for. Anyone have experience with them?
     
  6. Remo223

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    the ruger costs more but is nicer.
     
  7. X-Rap

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    I can't think of a mouse gun that I want to shoot thousands of times, why would you do that?
     
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    does a 32 caliber CZ count as a mouse gun? it's not small.
     
  9. eddism

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    Any 1911 would be good.
     
  10. Jabr0ney

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    why would i want to shoot it a lot? So i know it like the back of my hand
     
  11. Davejb

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    Neither a Glock 26 nor a 1911 is even close to a mouse gun.

    To the OP, your not gonna want to shoot thousands of rounds, mouse guns are designed for the purpose of easy concealment, they usually do not make good range guns.
     
  12. rellascout

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    CM9... $419 shipped.

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  13. DesertVet

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    I have & have carried a Colt Pony Pocket Lite .380 and a Walther PPK .380 in hot weather but have not been impressed by 380 Auto's stopping power..I carry a Smith model 60 .38spl, a Smith & Wesson Model 640 .38spl, or a Smith & Wesson m 342 AirLite Titanium model
     
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    My daughter has the P32 and I carry a P3AT on occasion. Both are very easy to conceal. They've been absolutely reliable.
     
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    I bought a KelTec P3-AT just to carry during the summer months when shorts and a t-shirt are pretty much my every day attire. It's small and lightweight enough to qualify as a Mouse Gun, but in a caliber I at least feel comfortable with. I don't really want to carry anything smaller in caliber (.25 or .22), so for now the P3-AT (or Ruger LCP), would be my recommendation as a good Mouse Gun.
     
  16. Davejb

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    "have not been impressed by 380 Auto's stopping power"?

    Have you shot alot of advancing bad guys with a 380?
     
  17. Johnny Lightning

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    If you want a gun you can shoot alot and is compact get a Glock 26 or one of the XD compact pistols in 9mm. 9mm is cheap to buy or reload and is alot less snappy then the .40 cal. If you want a "mouse gun" get a used LCP or P3AT but I would not suggest shooting them alot...not exactly nice comfortable shooting pistols but they are great conceal pieces. If you want a mid to full sized pistol that you can shoot a WHOLE LOT the sky is the limit but I would suggest a Glock 17 or 19 (19 is a great range and conceal gun), or the S&W M&P, or even the Rugers are nice. Don't be afraid to buy a used pistol just make sure you check them over well. I have purchased my last 3 pistols used and have not had one issue after shooting hundreds of rounds through each of them.
     
  18. Kendal Black

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    You're already getting plenty of advice on guns. I'm going to advise you on your pants. Jeans are the worst pants going for pocket carry. You will get better concealment from Dockers, or chinos, or khakis, or something like that. Or, if you get the pants with the big cargo pockets, you can hide a bazooka in there.
     
  19. DesertVet

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    Davejb -
    No I have not fired at advancing bad guys with a 380 but I have fired 9mms in combat and was not impressed with IT'S stopping power...as a Police officer for most of the past 18 years I have seen the effects of a number of handgun rounds with the 380 not having been one of the more "leathal" rounds.....also I have used the 380 to dispatch wounded animals while on-duty and have been disappointed in it's effectiveness.
    I normally carry a Glock 27 or Colt Officer's ACP in hot weather but if I MUST carry something even more discreet...I usually opt for J-frame .38 with hottest loads.
     
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    yes....support your local business...cdnn had kt's for $200...that's hard to say no to, for the best customer service....you can buy more than one at that price...gary
     
  21. DesertVet

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    Mini Glock 26 or 27? I normally carry one in a Desantis pocket holster in front pocket or cargo pocket of shorts in hot weather? Not much larger then some of the other options in smaller less potent calibers.
     
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    I always thought this would make a great mouse gun for the size and price... and it happens to come with a lifetime warranty if I remember right.

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    I have a Kahr CW9, but if I wanted something smaller I would have zero qualms getting a Kahr CM9. Bud's has them for $417.

    Shawn
     
  24. PcolaDawg

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    Take it from a fellow Floridian, you owe it to yourself to check out this little bad boy:

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    It comes with a built in laser sight, it's well designed, rugged, small, and very accurate with or without the laser. The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380. Should be able to pick one up for about $400.00, and it'll fit real well in your front pocket.
     
  25. X-Rap

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    That is a noble goal but you will tire of it before the gun does. There is only so much you will learn from shooting a small gun of mediocre accuracy most of which is how to endure pain and develope bad shooting habits.
    I say this because you expressed the wish to shoot "thousands" of rounds. I shoot a few mags through my 380 a month and that along with it being my pretty much constant companion I feel I know it like the back of my hand.
    Shooting is fun and I would definitely suggest a good 22 or 9mm to shoot a great deal the latter being a fine carry option especially when you were more clothes.
     
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