What's Your Pick for POCKET CARRY??

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  1. TomJones

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    Rhinoh "lately my favorite has been my .45XDs. All pocket carry."

    How do you pocket carry it? I can't even get mine to conceal in my large winter jacket pockets. Is that with the 5 or 7 round Mag?
     
  2. Skribs

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    Hoosier, I think most people who poo poo on the .32 ACP are those who believe .380 ACP is fine in JHP. I personally load FMJ in my .380, which means the .32 isn't that much different.

    TomJones, I can theoretically pocket carry my M&P 9C. I have no doubt someone could pocket carry a single-stack pistol. Then again, it isn't exactly concealed in that case...
     
  3. M2 Carbine

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    For a good while I pocket carried a 32 Kel Tec. When the P3AT Kel Tec came out I carried that for some time. Still have them.

    When the Ruger LCP came out I picket carried it until I bought the Ruger LC9.
    The LC9 proved so accurate and reliable, and is 9mm, I carried it when I could. If the pockets were too small I'd carry the LCP.

    A couple weeks ago I bought a Glock G42....just because....and I'm not really a Glock fan.

    To my surprise I like the thin, small, light weight, very accurate gun. So much so I've ordered another one.
    I plan on mostly pocket carrying it and considering the LCP and LC9 as standby pocket guns.
     
  4. Onward Allusion

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    I would rather have the P32 with 1 add'l round and much lighter recoil for a follow-up shot. My P3AT sits in its box. It had about 2 boxes of ammo through it. Too snappy for a quick follow-up.
     
  5. M2 Carbine

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    I have one. Interesting little gun. Reliable, but kicks BAD.

    I haven't carried it for a good while.

    Way more accurate than it should be.

    Standing, two hands, slow fire, 52 yards.
    All shots hit the 18 inch silhouette but two bullets clipped the bottom of the target because I was aiming too low for the distance.

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  6. Mayday

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    Pick-A-Pocket

    I like small frame ACPs a lot, so my Pocket Pistol is an AMT Backup .380. All stainless, extremely reliable and very accurate.

    HexHead hit the nail right between the eyes when he said ...when it absolutely, positively HAS to go BANG the second time, you need a revolver...(paraphrased), but I hang by a RELIABLE automatic for that quick reload. Yeah, the AMT carries only 5. So with one in the chute, that's 6 out the door in a hurry. And 20 more hangin from my waist.

    But it's like I told a cop years ago. I was young and perennially broke, and I carried a cheap auto. A Raven (*the crowd groans*). He said "You know that weapon you're carrying is guaranteed to jam after the third round, don't you?" I said "Sure. But if I can't hit you in three tries, I need to bring a KNIFE to this gunfight anyway."

    And it doesn't matter WHAT you have, it must be properly maintained if you expect it to function. My ex-Marine neighbor rides me HARD about keeping my weapon loaded and the clip full. "That causes the springs to fatigue and it won't fire when you need it." Yup. He's right. That's why I change the springs twice a year. Maintenance.

    Be safe y'all.....
     
  7. wally

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    I liked the Ruger LCP but I found the mag released in my pocket too often, so I've switched to the S&W Bodyguard 380, a little bigger but also a tad thinner.
     
  8. g_one

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    I can fit G26 in my pocket but I found that since I do a lot of sitting, it was just too thick
     
  9. chicharrones

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    I'm not recommending my choices, it's just that it's what I ended up with and it works for me. There was a shortage of .380 a few years ago that led me to .32 ACP.

    Anyway, due to differences in pants pocket sizes I carry either a Taurus 85UL, a Taurus TCP732, or a NAA Guardian. All have their own pocket holsters.

    The easiest to carry is the TCP, but the easiest to grab and draw (with the right pants) is the 85UL with the bobbed hammer spur. The grip of a pocket revolver and the basic curved shape a revolver has, compared to the "L" shape of a semi-auto, makes a pocket revolver my favorite to carry when I can.
     
  10. Twiki357

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    A S&W Model 37 Airweight.
     
  11. VA27

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    To me the recoil is much less than the Seecamp 380 or any of the plastic guns or light j-frames. And compaired to the Heizer it's a pussycat! Out to 15yds it's at least as accurate as any service gun, if I do my part.
     
  12. rhinoh

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    You aren't thinking of a different XD are you?
    The XDs is pretty small, 5 rnd mag, with spare 7 rnd mag minus the grip sleeve in my other front pocket. It is in a #4 Blackhawk sleeve. No problem at all.:confused:
     
  13. ShortFatHokie

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    I pocket carry two different pistols...S&W Bodyguard .380 and a Sig 290RS.

    The BG380 will almost "disappear" in your pocket. Very light and you won't be able to tell the difference between it and a cell phone.

    The Sig hides very well too as long as your pants aren't too tight. However, it is a bit larger and heavier than the BG...you'll know its there.
     
  14. Haywood

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    Wintering in Florida I started with my S&W442 in the pocket and my LCR357 AIWB. Now my wife snagged the 442 so the LCR357 is in my pocket and my SP101 is AIWB. When I get home if she keeps the 442 I'll have to pull my Bobbed M37 S&W out of the safe. You can never have too many pocket Snubs.
     
  15. seastrike

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    My normal carry is Glock 19. Hard to argue with that capacity. Rarely carry spare mag.
    My lazy carry is a TCP. I carry that IWB with a spare mag in pocket.
    New to me last week is a Ruger LCR. Way less recoil that Airweights. Fits nice in front or jacket pocket with Nemesis or without a holster.
    It is hard to get a little auto pocket gun out of your pocket.....little revolvers come right out.
    Revolver went home with girlfriend who has her permit....mixed feelings on this!
     
  16. browningguy

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    I don't like revolvers for pocket carry, just too wide for me. My daughter loves her Walther PPS, she's been through two defensive shooting classes and her CHL class with it and it works fine. For pocket pistols I have a Browning .25, Beretta .25, KT P32, S&W Bodyguard .380 and a couple of Bersa .380's that just barely fit the pocket billing.
     
  17. witchhunter

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    An LCP for me. I have it on me all the time. It is easy to carry, that is why. There are lots of better guns out there but this one is easy to carry so I carry it more.
     
  18. PabloJ

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    Pick thy pocket method very carefully........If armed robber asks for your pants and or jacket and finds gun, wallet and little cash in it you will be left with just your anger management skills to defend yourself with. Most advice you find on the net doesn't pass the litmus test. There is a better way, but man like me needs to keep some info to himself.
     
  19. MedWheeler

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    Another one here who carries a Kel-Tec P32. I carry it in an Uncle Mike's while traveling to and from my no-carry job site and during my one-night-per-week part-time gig in pizza delivery (I used to carry my PF9 on my belt on that gig, but we just went to new uniforms that require shirts to be tucked in.)

    At non-working times, my PF9 rides on my belt.
     
  20. HexHead

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    Two words....tuckable holster.
     
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    Jacket weather when I wear a vest or coat with close fitting pockets, I prefer the SP101 since the weight is neutralized.
    Warm weather, a basic LCP in a back pocket holster. Ridiculously practical and easy to carry. Even fits down in my boot;)
     
  22. Jim PHL

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    80+% of the time I am carrying it is likely to be in a pocket. My dress at work is golf shirts tucked into khaki's most of the time, no jacket. Away from work I come from a "huggy" family and belt guns can get unintentionally fondled. My father and bro's-in-law know I carry (they're likely to give me crap if they hug me and DON'T feel a gun!). The ladies in my family would not "freak-out" if they happened to 'make' me but I'd still rather avoid the detection (without avoiding the hugs).

    Many years ago I bought a first-run Kel-Tec .32. I traded up to a P3AT as soon as they came out. After a while I got rid of it and my Berretta .25 because I decided I never wanted to carry anything smaller than a .38. (S+W 342)

    Well, a couple years ago I got a Ruger LCP because of how often I realized I was not carrying anything at all. With the LCP I am carrying almost 100% of the time I can legally do so. For a while I found myself only carrying the LCP, even though I bought it intending to be carried less than my other options, out of laziness as it's just so easy to drop in my pocket even if I could be carrying something bigger/better that day. Lately I've been trying to force myself to belt carry a larger gun as much as possible or to stick with the 342 as much as possible instead of the Ruger for pocket carry but if mode of dress dictates something smaller, the LCP is the gun I have no reason not to have on me.
     
  23. Coyote3855

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    Kahr .380.
     
  24. JERRY

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    even though my PM9 is thinner than my 642, the 642 is far easier to draw from the pocket.
     
  25. chicharrones

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    Are robbers asking for their victim's entire pair of pants? I'm no expert, but I haven't heard of this method for a simple robbery. The only time I got robbed at gun point (way before I carried) they just wanted my money and had me hand it to them. I didn't empty any other pockets for them and didn't take off any clothes.
     
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