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Posted: 1/24/2009 3:50:06 PM EDT
between Armscor .38
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or

Keltec 9mm
HERE
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 3:51:55 PM EDT
[#1]
keltec
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 3:52:18 PM EDT
[#2]
Kel-Tec FTW. The wheel gun will print too much in your pocket.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 3:55:53 PM EDT
[#3]
bersa thunder .38
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 3:59:42 PM EDT
[#4]
PF9
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:03:43 PM EDT
[#5]
Keltec PF9

That's a very easy decision

HH
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:04:17 PM EDT
[#6]
Ruger LCP 380.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:08:34 PM EDT
[#7]
how about a KelTec P3AT (380 auto)

I have the P3AT and the P11 (9mm, same length and height as the P9, but shightly wider)

The P3AT I can pocket carry all day long, the P9 & P11's are a little too big, unless you wear something with huge pockets
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:11:26 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
how about a KelTec P3AT (380 auto)

I have the P3AT and the P11 (9mm, same length and height as the P9, but shightly wider)

The P3AT I can pocket carry all day long, the P9 & P11's are a little too big, unless you wear something with huge pockets


+1

The thing is so damn small and light I can carry it while I'm working out in a t-shirt and mesh shorts without even knowing its there.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:12:31 PM EDT
[#9]
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:12:48 PM EDT
[#10]
Lorcin... Jennings... or Hi Point - well, maybe a Raven.

J/K

I'd go with a Bersa or a Kel Tec.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:14:31 PM EDT
[#11]
Kelly FTW
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:14:40 PM EDT
[#12]
Kel Tec
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:16:14 PM EDT
[#13]
Kel-Tec P3AT in .380.  Will fit in anyone's pocket and packs a very good punch for it's size.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:22:55 PM EDT
[#14]
That PF9 seems like a great 380 to me, except in a good caliber  Id go with it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:25:24 PM EDT
[#15]

Bersa .380 is vastly under rated for the price.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:29:05 PM EDT
[#16]
Quoted:
Bersa .380 is vastly under rated for the price.


I was looking at a Bersa .380 at the fun shop not long ago, and I am inclined to agree the piece might have a lot to recommend it.

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:32:17 PM EDT
[#17]
Surplus Makarov.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:34:01 PM EDT
[#18]
I have both a S&W J-frame 642 and a PF-9...I find both to be a little big for pocket carry unless you wear cargo pants/jeans.
I am steering towards a Ruger LCP for pocket carry/BUG but at the same time I am having a hard time accepting a .380 as a defensive round...

I would say PF-9!!
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:36:42 PM EDT
[#19]
Quoted:
Kel-Tec P3AT in .380.  Will fit in anyone's pocket and packs a very good punch for it's size.


The P32 has better penetration in ballistic gelatin. Check out boxoftruth.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:38:34 PM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
Ruger LCP 380.


Got the wifey one for C hristmas (and a nic e watch. I'm not an idiot....well) anyway. I might get one for myself too. Shoots well and carries right in your pocket.

PS got it to replae her SW 642.

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:44:03 PM EDT
[#21]
I carry a SW 442 5 shot J-frame snubby but am planning to get a Ruger LCP or a Kel-tec P3AT, it that works out I'll carry that.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:46:41 PM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
bersa thunder .380


Fixed but still, this gun is a good one and accurate as hell. At least mine is.

Also, your dog can chew your kel tec to hell and back. Bersa, not so much. ask me how I know.

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:51:36 PM EDT
[#23]
Kel Tec p32. Trigger pull is long but you can conceal it in just about any article of clothing. Light weight enough that you will never come up with a reason for not having it on you.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 4:54:47 PM EDT
[#24]
Keltec PF9 or P32

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 5:43:34 PM EDT
[#25]
I always stuck with the 9mm as a minimum rule.  But my wife got to where she was only carrying her G26 every now and then.  So I got her a Keltec P32.  She keeps it with her 100% of the time now.  I figure a 32 in her possession is better than the 9mm sitting at home.

Me.  I'll stick with my M&P9c.  It's as small as you can get and have 13 rds. of Gold Dot +P+ 115 ready to go.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 5:52:34 PM EDT
[#26]


I'd get this.  Charter Arms Undercover .38 +p.  The Charter .38's go for around $250 at my local shop.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 6:10:02 PM EDT
[#27]



Quoted:

Bersa .380 is vastly under rated for the price.







One of the best guns I have ever seen, much less owned. STUPID accurate. Great trigger. It's a SHOOTER.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 6:17:11 PM EDT
[#28]
I have shot the Bersa's. I like them.

What is the recoil like on the Kel-Tecs?
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 6:17:37 PM EDT
[#29]
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 6:21:50 PM EDT
[#30]
Of your choices, I'd be pretty happy with a Kel-Tec.  Another option to consider is a Charter Undercover.  J-frame size at a price that's probably in your range.  I recently had one of the newer Bulldogs, and found it to be OK for the price.

A little over a year ago, I got a lightly-used S&W 637 with speedloaders and other accessories for $320 shipped here on the EE... so you can do better still if you broaden your horizons and look for bargains.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 6:23:11 PM EDT
[#31]
keltec p3at

unless you have bigger pockets then get a CZ82/83.
it points and draws naturally, has standard controls, and good sights.
follow up shots are easy and mag capacity is decent.

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 7:59:34 PM EDT
[#32]
Quoted:
http://www.charterfirearms.com/images/products/prod_pgs/13811.gif

I'd get this.  Charter Arms Undercover .38 +p.  The Charter .38's go for around $250 at my local shop.


This. Revolvers never lie.

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:01:03 PM EDT
[#33]
keltec pf9. i have one in my pocket right now.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:02:39 PM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
Surplus Makarov.


Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:05:42 PM EDT
[#35]
CZ-82.

Compact, good sights, carry it in unsafed double-action or cocked-and-locked, 9mm Makarov (a CZ-83 in .380ACP will cost a little more, but is the same gun), 12+1 capacity, steel frame.

You can find for $200-250. Comes with two magazines, a leather holster, and a cleaning rod.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:07:45 PM EDT
[#36]
P3AT
P3AT
P3AT
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:08:11 PM EDT
[#37]
This.


Quoted:


Keltec PF9



That's a very easy decision



HH






 
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:12:17 PM EDT
[#38]


I carry a Kel tec pf-9 in a desantis pocket holster in levi 569 jeans front pocket.  Just walked around the mall all afternoon.   Wear it in cargo shorts pocket all the time..

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:12:53 PM EDT
[#39]
FWIW, I'm very happy with my J-Frame (Smith 442). It fits easily in all of my pants - khakis, corduroys, jeans, and cargo shorts - and gets carried in a DeSantis Nemesis. It just about disappears in larger-pocked cargo-type pants, and prints like a wallet in everything else.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:14:51 PM EDT
[#40]
Quoted:
CZ-82.

Compact, good sights, carry it in unsafed double-action or cocked-and-locked, 9mm Makarov (a CZ-83 in .380ACP will cost a little more, but is the same gun), 12+1 capacity, steel frame.

You can find for $200-250. Comes with two magazines, a leather holster, and a cleaning rod.


Another vote for the CZ-82.  Feels good in your (well, my) hand, shoots well, and if you have a C&R they ship straight to your door.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:14:55 PM EDT
[#41]
keltech p3at, loaded with magtech guardian gold. 85gr at 1080fps, mine actually was closer to 1050 through my chrony, and 220ft.lbs, energy at the muzzle. That's plenty good, and you can hide it easy. Also has great trigger for this type of gun, and can stage the trigger for more accuracy, although it was plenty accurate.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 8:57:40 AM EDT
[#42]
KT, I carry a Seecamp.  It's more money but I love it...
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