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Posted: 8/25/2005 7:26:17 PM EDT
I'm going to need a small handgun that will have to be carried in my pants pocket. I can't do an iwb holster. I really don't want to do ankle holster either.
So what's small and safe, but not a derringer?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:29:29 PM EDT
If I had the money, I'd get the Rohrbaugh R9S. It's a lightweight, tiny 9mm and I've read some really good things about them. Kind of expensive...around $950, but they're very well made.

HH
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:31:53 PM EDT
Keltech .32

It's the size of a wallet, easily carried in a pocket.

They have a version in .380 but they sell so fast they're never in the store.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:32:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
If I had the money, I'd get the Rohrbaugh R9S. It's a lightweight, tiny 9mm and I've read some really good things about them. Kind of expensive...around $950, but they're very well made.

HH



Wow that is small, little pricey for me though.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:35:23 PM EDT
either of the kel tecs are decent
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:36:21 PM EDT
NAA Mini-Revolver, .22 Mag. Heard very good things about these guns with regards to serving their intended purpose. Not really effective at ranges over 10 feet or so because of the sights and the size of the weapon, but not a cheap POS, either. My uncle has one he carries all the time, he's very happy with his. He also carries a .357 S&W snubby in a IWB holster at the small of his back. Works for him, the NAA is what he uses for pocket carry, he has the folding grips that cause the gun to print much like a buck knife in the pocket.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:36:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 7:39:24 PM EDT by DriftPunch]
I don't carry much, but when I do, it's usually a Seecamp .32. Very safe due to a very long trigger pull and DAO.

True, it's not much firepower, but a pistol is still a pistol and is thus a deterent. Don't listen to those who say, "Why a .32 could bounce off my skull! Carrying a Seecamp is generally the result of a decision of 'it's either that or not carry at all'. It's more of a life jacket than anything.

ETA: It's suprisingly violent to shoot. The combination of 2 finger grip (barely at that) and light weight makes the .32 seem much stronger than it really is.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:38:52 PM EDT
I can't believe I could be the first to suggest this...

Chose one of the dozen or so S&W Snub .38's, in an
Uncle Mikes pocket holster. 642 works well for me.

DanM
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:40:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 7:41:10 PM EDT by Stealth]
H&K P7

But expensive as well.


(is it small enough?)
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:40:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
If I had the money, I'd get the Rohrbaugh R9S. It's a lightweight, tiny 9mm and I've read some really good things about them. Kind of expensive...around $950, but they're very well made.

HH



Wow that is small, little pricey for me though.



The Rohrbaugh is a tiny fraction smaller than the Kahr PM9, but costs nearly twice as much. The R9 also has the funky heel mag release.

I pocket carry my PM9 about half the time, and IWB the other half. When I pocket carry, it is in a Desantis Nemesis holster. Today was a pocket carry day.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:40:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
I can't believe I could be the first to suggest this...

Chose one of the dozen or so S&W Snub .38's, in an
Uncle Mikes pocket holster. 642 works well for me.

DanM



+1

I like S&W model 38 a.k.a. light weight Bodyguard.
IMHO S&W "J" frame revolvers are the king of the pocket gun
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:42:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
H&K P7

But expensive as well.


(is it small enough?)



What the hell...

A P7 in the pocket?
What kind of pants do you wear?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:42:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 7:43:28 PM EDT by lefthandblack]
My Keltec P32 has been totally reliable. Great little guns and you hardly notice carrying it. I have pocket knives that weigh more than this little pistol. Pretty accurate out to about 10 yards. There is nothing like it because it only weighs 9 ounces loaded with 8 rounds of .32 acp.


ETA: Keltec also has awesome customer service, something most companies sorely lack these days. If your gun does'nt work, they WILL make it right.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:42:25 PM EDT
I carry a North American Arms Guardian in .380 as a back up for my EDC, which is a Para Ordnance C7-.45 LDA. I also carry it when the weather and my clothing don't allow me to carry the full size Para. The Guardian is similar to the Seecamp and a bit less expensive. I have two holsters that I use. The primary is a back pocket holster made by Pocket Holsters.com:

www.pocketholsters.com/

My other holster is a front pocket holster by K&D Holsters:

www.kdholsters.com/pd.shtml
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:43:45 PM EDT
Small snub 38 with spurless hammer....Detective special type
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:44:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 7:44:59 PM EDT by double_wielder]
S&W and Milt Sparks.

This is what I am going to do.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:44:37 PM EDT
I carry a fullsize USP .40 in the cargo pocket of my shorts.
Works great for me!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:45:36 PM EDT
Keltec P32 in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster. Thin, light and totally reliable.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:46:03 PM EDT
I have a Keltec P11 in my pocket right now. If I had the money I'd probably go with a Kahr.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:46:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
I can't believe I could be the first to suggest this...

Chose one of the dozen or so S&W Snub .38's, in an
Uncle Mikes pocket holster. 642 works well for me.

DanM



+1
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:47:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:50:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
A .38 needs a big pocket!

I normally use a NAA .22 magnum for a pocket gun. It's small enough to not print too badly when worn in a special wallet holster.

Even a tiny Beretta 22a prints pretty well in a pair of jeans. I was walking the dog around the 'hood tonight wearing one as the NAA was in the truck. Very easy to see as it's heavy enough to be nothing but a gun.

I have a Taurus 85 ultra-light .38+P revolver that's as light as they come but you might as well have a brick in your pocket as it's cylinder prints and it's pretty darn big. Makes a perfect ISWB revolver but not for a pocket.



A "J" frame revolver hides well in all my Levi's jeans.
You just need to use a good holster.
Don't carry it in the picket with a holster as it will print and can be difficult to draw.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:53:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:

Originally Posted By Stealth:
(is it small enough?)



What the hell...

A P7 in the pocket?
What kind of pants do you wear?



Yea, I had to do a quick edit and add the "is it small enough?" line after giving that one an actual thought.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:53:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
A .38 needs a big pocket!

I normally use a NAA .22 magnum for a pocket gun. It's small enough to not print too badly when worn in a special wallet holster.

Even a tiny Beretta 22a prints pretty well in a pair of jeans. I was walking the dog around the 'hood tonight wearing one as the NAA was in the truck. Very easy to see as it's heavy enough to be nothing but a gun.

I have a Taurus 85 ultra-light .38+P revolver that's as light as they come but you might as well have a brick in your pocket as it's cylinder prints and it's pretty darn big. Makes a perfect ISWB revolver but not for a pocket.



Paul: Ya gotta have the pocket holster. Even the cheap $7 Uncle Mikes works very well. No printing that I can see.
DanM
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:54:09 PM EDT
Kel-Tec P3AT in .380. I wouldn't want to carry anything smaller than a .380.

I keep mine loaded with Speer Gold-Dots.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:55:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
A .38 needs a big pocket!

I normally use a NAA .22 magnum for a pocket gun. It's small enough to not print too badly when worn in a special wallet holster.

Even a tiny Beretta 22a prints pretty well in a pair of jeans. I was walking the dog around the 'hood tonight wearing one as the NAA was in the truck. Very easy to see as it's heavy enough to be nothing but a gun.

I have a Taurus 85 ultra-light .38+P revolver that's as light as they come but you might as well have a brick in your pocket as it's cylinder prints and it's pretty darn big. Makes a perfect ISWB revolver but not for a pocket.



The cylinder nor the gun will print if you have a good pocket holster. I have been carrying a lightweight .38 for years in the pocket with no problems.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:56:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:

Originally Posted By yobo:

Originally Posted By Stealth:
(is it small enough?)



What the hell...

A P7 in the pocket?
What kind of pants do you wear?



Yea, I had to do a quick edit and add the "is it small enough?" line after giving that one an actual thought.



Actually it could work if you were 7' 10" / 450 lb. and purchased pants from BIG and TALL stores
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:59:13 PM EDT
CZ92
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:06:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 8:07:50 PM EDT by tctlrld]
The Kel-Tec P32 and P3AT are excellent for the price (around $200).

If you're not happy with either .32 ACP or .380 ACP for their lacking terminal effeciency, I would have to agree that you look at the Kahr PM9.

But it's hard to beat the Kel-Tecs from a carry perspective. They're tiny and carry better then any other pistol I know.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:07:51 PM EDT
I'll be wearing khakis mostly, I'm thinking the keltec would be nice.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:10:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:

Originally Posted By DanM:
I can't believe I could be the first to suggest this...

Chose one of the dozen or so S&W Snub .38's, in an
Uncle Mikes pocket holster. 642 works well for me.

DanM



+1

I like S&W model 38 a.k.a. light weight Bodyguard.
IMHO S&W "J" frame revolvers are the king of the pocket gun



get the S&W Airweight hammerless 38
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:23:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 8:28:56 PM EDT by OBird]
C'mon people...you actually had to ask? This is the obvious best choice.





Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:30:06 PM EDT


Keltec for pocket carry. I have a 32, thinking about a 380.

Hey, did you ever drive the Land Rover????

If you buy the LR, I guess it will be a Webley for you 'ol chap!

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:31:46 PM EDT
I haven't shot one, but the Kahr PM9 looks promising.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:20:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:

Originally Posted By DanM:
I can't believe I could be the first to suggest this...

Chose one of the dozen or so S&W Snub .38's, in an
Uncle Mikes pocket holster. 642 works well for me.

DanM



+1

I like S&W model 38 a.k.a. light weight Bodyguard.
IMHO S&W "J" frame revolvers are the king of the pocket gun



+2
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:26:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 9:28:45 PM EDT by JoelK]

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
If I had the money, I'd get the Rohrbaugh R9S. It's a lightweight, tiny 9mm and I've read some really good things about them. Kind of expensive...around $950, but they're very well made.

HH



Wow that is small, little pricey for me though.



The Rohrbaugh is a tiny fraction smaller than the Kahr PM9, but costs nearly twice as much. The R9 also has the funky heel mag release.

I pocket carry my PM9 about half the time, and IWB the other half. When I pocket carry, it is in a Desantis Nemesis holster. Today was a pocket carry day.


I like the Kahr PM40 myself. 5+1 of 40 in a pocket sized gun (same size as the PM9, just a little larger than the Rohrbaugh). However not for the recoil sensitive, on the other hand way less recoil than a J frame 357

Edited as I can't type.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:40:30 PM EDT
What about the Kahr MK9? Even smaller than the PM9
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:41:25 PM EDT
Keltec .32 is what I carry. i would go with the keltec 380 if you can find one.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:46:13 PM EDT
If you're a single action fan, I would recommend the Colt Mustang Pocketlite! Great little .380 if you can find someone willing to part with one!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:47:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
What about the Kahr MK9? Even smaller than the PM9



MK is stainless steel frame, PM is polymer frame.
MK (while being a good gun) is really to heavy for pocket carry (in my opinion).
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:52:11 PM EDT
I pocket carry a Glock 26, but only when I'm wearing baggy pants. I would go with one of the keltec's. They are small, affordable, and well made.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:53:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
A .38 needs a big pocket!

I normally use a NAA .22 magnum for a pocket gun. It's small enough to not print too badly when worn in a special wallet holster.



Are you not aware that wallet holsters are illegal?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:58:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 9:59:31 PM EDT by GUNGUY1911]

Originally Posted By Londo:

Originally Posted By Paul:
A .38 needs a big pocket!

I normally use a NAA .22 magnum for a pocket gun. It's small enough to not print too badly when worn in a special wallet holster.



Are you not aware that wallet holsters are illegal?

Not illegal, NFA AOW, paperwork and $5
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:02:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
either of the kel tecs are decent



YUP!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:04:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Londo:

Originally Posted By Paul:
A .38 needs a big pocket!

I normally use a NAA .22 magnum for a pocket gun. It's small enough to not print too badly when worn in a special wallet holster.



Are you not aware that wallet holsters are illegal?


Since when? Not here.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:07:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Originally Posted By Londo:

Originally Posted By Paul:
A .38 needs a big pocket!

I normally use a NAA .22 magnum for a pocket gun. It's small enough to not print too badly when worn in a special wallet holster.



Are you not aware that wallet holsters are illegal?

Not illegal, NFA AOW, paperwork and $5

and then only if you can shoot the fun from the holster
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:14:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 10:15:40 PM EDT by BillofRights]
I have the S&W .38 Airlite. It is exellent, but in the pants pocket it does feel a little bulky.

The Keltecs would/will be my choice.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:15:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cyrax777:

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Originally Posted By Londo:

Originally Posted By Paul:
A .38 needs a big pocket!

I normally use a NAA .22 magnum for a pocket gun. It's small enough to not print too badly when worn in a special wallet holster.



Are you not aware that wallet holsters are illegal?

Not illegal, NFA AOW, paperwork and $5

and then only if you can shoot the fun from the holster

Oops! Forgot about that part!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:16:17 PM EDT


S&W 642 Airweight Centenial.


Safe, simple, fairly hard-hitting.


BUT, carry a real gun when you can.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:37:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
I can't believe I could be the first to suggest this...

Chose one of the dozen or so S&W Snub .38's, in an
Uncle Mikes pocket holster. 642 works well for me.

DanM



Ditto.....S&W Airweight .38spl+P << It's light, easy to conceal, accurate,RELIABLE

If it says Kel-Tec...and its a .40....run far far away. << That jam-o-matic could quite possibly get you killed. Even Kel-Tec knows its a POS, that's why they quit making them....but I still see them popping up at gunshows.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 3:31:26 AM EDT
Kel-tec .32 / .380 (have both only because they came out with a .32 first)
Flat & 10 oz. $200-250

S&W Sc J frame, choose variety $550-600

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