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Offline bm303

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Need a pocket gun!!
« on: February 13, 2017, 06:36:35 PM »
I am in the market for a pocket gun. Leaning toward the LCP Stainless(Second Gen, not Ruger LCP II). The reason being is that the LCP II is essentially single action and has a short trigger with no manual safety. I am not interested in such a gun for pocket carry.

My other option is the Sig P238. I like the gun a lot but I also don't use safeties on any of my firearms so it would be a new manual of arms. I have a SP-01 tactical for home defense and PCR for carry. I carry the PCR all the time but there are some instances where I can't do IWB and need something for deep concealment.

Curious to get some input from fellow CZ addicts regarding what pocket gun you decided on. Thanks!

Offline Meechy7648

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 06:49:17 PM »
I carried the Sig P938 for over a year. Everything else I owned other than my 1911 was decocker. For a few days I worried about carrying cocked and locked. Besides a different manual of arms, I was afraid of having it in my pocket as such. Someone gave me a great piece of advice: we're intelligent beings who are capable of learning different things. We do it all the time. Get a good holster that covers the trigger (I used a Remora) and practice as you would with any other firearm. It got incredibly easy, to the point where I didn't feel right if I didn't have it with me.  Find whichever one you like the best and learn it. You'll be more than fine, is my guess.

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Offline JRhodes

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 07:10:12 PM »
After buying and trying several I ended up with the LC9S and put a technaclip on it.   Works great for me. 


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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 07:28:57 PM »
I carried a S&W 442 for years for deep concealment.  I switched to an LCP about a year ago and have been very happy with it.  A deDantis pocket holster has worked quit well for me in combination with the LCP.
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Offline painter

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 07:31:06 PM »
I carry a Kahr CM-9.
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Offline eastman

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 07:32:32 PM »
I have a first generation LCP. It eats everything I feed to it. I probably have 600-700 rounds through it. It currently has Hornady Z-Max loaded in the magazines.
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Offline Rmach

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 09:56:13 PM »
Another vote for the Kahr CM9.
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Offline Tyerone

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 10:12:28 PM »
I recommend considering a 9mm if you can take the weight and don't wear skinny jeans.  I find my Beretta Nano in front pocket duty often in a Desantes Pocket Holster.  There are lighter nines than the Nano and some don't like the long trigger pull -- but works for me.

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Offline Smitty79

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2017, 10:45:07 PM »
Another vote for the Kahr CM9.

And still another vote for the Kahr.
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Offline ZardozCZ

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2017, 10:58:38 PM »
Kahr CM9 for bigger pockets, Seecamp LWS32 for backup (380 version if you can find one). Kahr CW380 would be good but can be finicky I hear. LC9 is good. Go handle some and see which talks to you!
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Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2017, 04:43:08 AM »
When dress prohibits anything larger it's either an S&W 640 Pro Series or a Sig P238. I have no worries about manual of arms I always know what I have on so it's a non issue for me.

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2017, 05:12:36 AM »
Okay, I know I'll get some flak for this...  Taurus 709 Slim. Single action striker with a safety. Second strike capable. Carry it in my front pocket in a Sticky Holster. Can be found for a little over $200.
G&A did a 1600 round test on a bunch of pocket guns and it finished at the top of the heap.


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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2017, 06:52:36 AM »
Okay, I know I'll get some flak for this...  Taurus 709 Slim. Single action striker with a safety. Second strike capable. Carry it in my front pocket in a Sticky Holster. Can be found for a little over $200.
G&A did a 1600 round test on a bunch of pocket guns and it finished at the top of the heap.


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That was a great Single Stack 9 shootout!  I chose the PPS as it was the other one that ate everything without a single failure.  Been extremely happy with it but seriously considered the 709Slim.
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Offline gwvt

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2017, 10:59:39 AM »
I find that my LC9s is about the largest 9mm pistol I can pocket carry and I keep a magazine with no pinky extension with my pocket holster for that purpose. They do sell them with no safety (the 'pro').

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Re: Need a pocket gun!!
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2017, 04:17:14 PM »
My pocket gun is a concealed hammer Taurus 85 stainless 5 for sure 38 specialties! My IWB is a G19 soon to replaced by a PCR. And a Beretta Bobcat (mouse) .25 in a wallet holster. What's in yours? Don't leave home without it!