Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Nalapombu, Feb 10, 2014.
9 % LCR .38
1 % LCR .357/Nano/P290RS
All in the same Blackhawk #1 pocket holster
At 25 yards it will shoot under a 3 inch group with a two hand hold, unsupported.
I am thinking of getting an LCR though. As I get older the lighter weight of the LCR is appealing.
Edit to add:
Sorry forget to add why.
Revolvers are easier to get into action,
no safety to mess with,
easy to give second gun to friendly with no training,
simple to load and unload, cannot load rounds in backwards,
grips easy to change if above is not happening
Easier to maintain (I did not say clean)
Easy to clear a failure to fire...just pull the trigger again
Top 4 Reasons:
1. Can fire when in contact with assailant
2. Can fire through a pocket
3. Revolvers are assumed to be reliable. All auto testing involves reliability testing. Fewer rounds to prove reliability in a revolver.
4. Can not fatally foul the grip. Bad grip on an auto will induce a jam...yes, even on a glock
CCW is preparing for the worst case scenario. As the law abiding citizen we are already behind in a deadly force encounter. This means we have to react to someone else causing harm. The snubby revolver gives a tactical advantage. Mind set, Skill set, Tactics, Equipment.
There is a reason snubby revolvers are so popular.
They are perfection.
I just bought a GLOCK 42 a couple of months ago and it is now my carry gun. 360 rounds of ball and hollow point without any ammo problems. It is light, accurate and powerful. What more could you ask for?
Pocket Carry Choice
S&W J frame Model 38, BodyGuard Airweight.
Or M&P 340.
I've also tried a Kel-Tec P3AT and Glock 26. The Ruger holds fewer rounds, but more potent ones than the KT. The Glock I can manage "pretty" well, but the revolver is a easier-packing package.
Overall I was happy with my Kel-Tec. Only one jam with it, and I blame myself for having a weak hold. Recoil is pretty nasty with it, but it is tough to beat for concealability.
Also, practice your pocket draw (with an unloaded gun)! Better to come across nasty surprises in practice than on the streets - surprises like "the LCR is a nice, snag-free gun...except for that nice big tritium night sight..."
ETA: I should add that your body size will be a factor in what you can pocket carry. I'm not huge, but not at all small either. Put it this way - I owned one pair of pants that I could have managed to pocket carry a Glock 19 in, if I'd been inclined to find a holster....!
Both work fine for pocket carry as they're DA with a good trigger pull and no real sharp edges. The Smith is a light finish so it's more likely to show if the edge of the grip sticks out, but I've never had an issue (that anyone's mentioned, anyway).
Pocket Carry ?
Because it is an old Colt and is collectible, doesn't make it a good SD gun. It's still a .25 acp. It doesn't shoot any better than my .25 Bauer (SS copy of Baby Browning). That's why I'd carry the Bauer only in very limited situations.
The least I'd carry is a KelTec P-32, but I'm more comfortable with my J frame S&W Model 638 (in .38 Special + P) AirWeight BodyGuard in my pocket.
Maybe it works for him.
[EDIT: The OP is asking "What's Your Pick for POCKET CARRY?? ". Not "what is the least you'd carry compared to the next man?". When others give their input, it is rather rude to second-guess it. This isn't the first time I've seen you do this. You really ought to work on that.]
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