Spring/Summer Carry? Missing My LCPII ☹️

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With spring and summer coming, I am wondering if I made a mistake by trading off my LCPII.
I really like carrying a j frame 38 airweight. But once and a while the LCPII made sense. On really hot days and with lightweight shorts.

What would you recommend for a lightweight extra small carry when you really want to carry a micro micro because your melting 🫠
 
For me, the Glock G36 in a suede IWB holster is a 4-Season carry.

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Also have a "trunks and tuxedo" carry in an identical rig - a Sig P938.

No complaints.
 
With spring and summer coming, I am wondering if I made a mistake by trading off my LCPII.
I really like carrying a j frame 38 airweight. But once and a while the LCPII made sense. On really hot days and with lightweight shorts.

What would you recommend for a lightweight extra small carry when you really want to carry a micro micro because your melting 🫠
LCP IIs are dirt cheap these days due to everyone wanting a LCP Max. Heck, I just purchased a used LCP II .22LR for $220 out the door.
 
For me, the Glock G36 in a suede IWB holster is a 4-Season carry.

IMG-20211101-072004564-crop-50.jpg

Also have a "trunks and tuxedo" carry in an identical rig - a Sig P938.

No complaints.
That is hardly a step in the direction the OP asked about, given he starts with J-frame and is looking at LCP II class. I'd go back to another LCP, pick the type you want.
 

The OP asked for a recommendation, not a dissertation on how "I'm more tactical than thou"

I'm really not a Micro Nine kind of guy but I think the smallest gun I'd be comfortable with is a 1st generation M&P Shield.

I live in a High Plains Desert, it almost never rains here. So I can get away with cotton most of the year.

If I lived in a humid climate like Minnesota I'd consider some Tech Wear designed to wick sweat for a cover garment.
 
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The OP asked for a recommendation, not a dissertation on how "I'm more tactical than thou"

I'm really not a Micro Nine kind of guy but I think the smallest gun I'd be comfortable with is a 1st generation M&P Shield.
I pocket carry a LCP II or a LC9s most of the time when I'm in sweats going to the local stop 'n rob for a gallon of milk at 2am. The LCP II is the perfect little gun for that. Flat, not too heavy, compact, and good enough for the intended duty. Also, LCP IIs are dirt cheap right now. Dealers can't give 'em away since everyone wants a LCP Max or a micro-compact 9mm.

OP should just find a used one and haggle for the cheapest price possible.
 
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A LCP Max

Use to be making a late night run for something I would just pick up one of a half dozen or more Beretta Jetfires I had, (a slight exaggeration it was more like two or three; it just seemed that way seeing how relatively inexpensive they were) drop it in a pocket and away I'd go. Things were so much simpler back then.

.Nowadays an LCP MAX and/or a KelTec P3AT are about the smallest I'm going to go as far as warmer weather attire and CCW are concerned.
 
I wear the shirts I wore for work in the summer as an optician, loose fitting, light plaid/ checker print short sleeve button down shirts. I wear a Duluth long tail T underneath them sometimes tucked, sometimes untucked. For pants, the stretch Firehose Duluth cargos, both long and short and sometimes jeans.
 
Also have a "trunks and tuxedo" carry in an identical rig - a Sig P938.

No complaints.
That is hardly a step in the direction the OP asked about, given he starts with J-frame and is looking at LCP II class. I'd go back to another LCP, pick the type you want.

Actually, as a 9mm, it is a pistol that exceeds his specs.

Consider micro .380 ACP's sub-optimal for defensive work.

 
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