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Pocket pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by eastwood44mag, Aug 7, 2007.

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  1. eastwood44mag

    eastwood44mag Member

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    I'm a fan of old guns, and kind of like the idea of a pocket pistol (.45 is too friggin expensive anymore, and .25 or .32 seems better all the time). Anyone collect these? Am I better off getting a Mauser or a Colt? Definitely not a carry piece, would probably be a range gun, possibly a dedicated safe queen (depending on condition). So, what should I be looking at?

    Thanks.
     
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    Doesn't the Seecamp only have a 1 year warranty? N.A.A. has a lifetime. Got to be a reason for that!
     
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    1 old 0311 said,
    The Seecamp Co. has yet to charge for a repair. If you're implying the NAA is somehow superior, you are mistaken or uninformed. Comparing repair rates of these two guns would be very interesting. My guess is the Seecamp has a lower rate of repair than the NAA (I say this based on the comments from the respective company run forums).
     
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    Pocket Carry

    I have a Kahr PM9. It qualifies as a pocket pistol in a DeSantis Nemesis holster. Seven rounds of 147 grain 9mm.

    I think I would like a Rohrbaugh 9. $1000 to find the ultimate carry auto in a decent caliber is a pushing the envelope $$ wise.

    So far I like my S&W M&P 340 revolver at 13 ounces, five rounds of 158 gr .38 plus P for pocket carry best of all.

    Here a couple interesting comparative shots.

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    Rohrbaugh and a S&W 340pd.
    Rohrbaugh and a Seecamp.
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    642, 340, PM9 My Pocket Collection
     
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    Sweet!

    This little baby will soon be moving in.
     

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    I collect a few, everything from a FN 1900 to a 1910/22 in .32, and a few oddball German .32's, and FN Brownings and Berettas in .25. Personally I'd go for the Colt or Browning in .25 over the Mauser as I just prefer shooting them.
     
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    DAdams, that's not a S&W340 -- it's a 342. I should know because that's my photo ;)
     
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    You will not regret a Colt 1903 pocket in .32 ACP. Now, a nice one (not perfect, but nice) goes for 500.00 or less. They won't likely make it's kind again owing to the expense. There aren't many .32's I'd bet on, especially when they are 80+ years old, but I'd bet on my type III (1925) any day of the week. No, a 1911 it isn't in brute power--but it is the match of the 1911 in terms of quality and reliability. And once more, it has class and styling to spare--after all, Bogart doesn't get the drop on Frenchie with a PPK at the end of Casablanca.



    I'm not a collector and never sought the type--I fell in love after rescuing a family gun that was about to be 'turned in' to the County Sheriff following a loved ones passing. It's a sweet littl e gun, and the perfect 'pocket' piece for a 1911 guy--the controls are similar save for the heal magazine catch.



    See Anitbubbas pics above---someone has prettied that one up a bit of course----plain or embelished, it shoots like a dream and is a joy to handle.
     
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    The classic.

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    Not sure what they are going for now!!!
     
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    I like the Colt Hammerless Autos.. These two are 32's and I recently picked up a nice .380 from a fellow board member.

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    They knew what a pocket pistol was about back then.

    They are sweet little pistols if you can find them.
     
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