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Posted: 3/6/2006 3:37:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 3:46:37 PM EDT by Msokol13]
Looking for a pocket pistol. Something that I can take along with me when I normally couldnt find a way to pack my HKP2000SK or Colt 1911 Lightweight commander.

I am looking for a pocket pistol from a practicality standpoint. I want something that I can put mass rounds down range and have it stand-up to the abuse. BUT I also want something that will be reliable.

I am personally leaning toward the Beretta 21A...the only thing stopping me is the whole "NO extractor" thing.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:48:26 PM EDT
Out of your list the beratta is the best firearm. Have a look at the Kahr PM9. It is the same size with more punch.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:17:50 PM EDT
J Frame Smith & Wesson, 38 or .357. I've got one and a Keltec P3AT. The Keltec has been reliable and is easier to stick in any pants pocket, but I'm much more comfortable carrying the S&W. I shoot it better, I feel it has more power and I also think it is less prone to problems from pocket debris than an auto.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:27:41 PM EDT
Ok, I voted Keltec before I read the "lot of rounds downrange" part. Best of the group defensively, but not built for lots of range use. I wouldn't use any of the ones listed a ton but the Beretta would probably hold up best. Pocket pistol and lots of range use don't usually go together. If you want a smaller size, small caliber pistol for range use I would look more at stuff along the lines of a Beretta 87 (not the target model), Walther PPK .22, or a other similar types. A little bit bigger but more durable and easier to shoot.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:30:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:42:50 PM EDT
Walther PPK
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:49:39 PM EDT
I voted the Kel-tec because I do. I handled the PT22 from Taurus and would only find it acceptable if one already owned it and could not afford another gun.

The Kahr PM9 or PM40 is pretty small for a little more punch.

I just handled a Colt Double 9 this weekend and if I did not have the Kel-tec I would have bought it. I still would like to buy, but the funds are not available now.

Mike
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:45:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 5:45:25 PM EDT by VBC]
NAA - North American Arms has a line of tiny, reliable, revolvers if you want truly pockettable, like pocket knife size.

Other than that, I am partial to the Kahr PM9.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:23:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:31:33 PM EDT
Makarov.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:58:00 PM EDT
If you're going to use a small caliber, I'd suggest a S&W 317 in .22 lr. You don't have to worry about bad primers, because it's a revolver, and you can put snake shot in it, if you live in an area where that could be a problem. The airweight .38 spl or .32 S&W are other options but you won't be able to put as many rounds down range comfortable. I have the 317 and love it.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:59:25 PM EDT
Glock 27
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:03:23 PM EDT
Walther P22
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:12:33 PM EDT
If I am not carring my G19 I carry my Tomcat .32 its been a good little PP.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 11:09:25 PM EDT
G26
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 11:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
web.fastermac.net/~twist/Pics/Glock%2026%209MM.jpg



+1
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 11:52:21 PM EDT
Khar 9mm or Keltec P-11
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:46:55 AM EDT
i would add the sig p232 to your list. it will be a lot more comfortable to shoot than the kel-tec. and if you slap some hogue grips on it that will make it much nicer. it can sure take about whatever abuse you can put it through. i would suggest buying the stainless version as the extra weight will make the .380acp feel a bit better as the blued version is lighter and that round has some muzzle flip to it.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 4:11:12 AM EDT
I shot my MIL Keltec .380 the other day. Too small, I had to bend my finger like a hook to shoot.
I haye to say I keep a pocket .22 in the truck, but I'd hate to have to use it.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:47:30 AM EDT
These cover all of my CCDW handgun needs.



GLOCK 19
Kahr PM9
Kel-Tec P-32
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:19:42 AM EDT
In .22 rimfire - NAA mini-revolver in .22mag. (Mine has the 1-5/8" barrel & spare .22lr cylinder).

In center fire semi-auto - NAA Guardian or Seecamp.

If you can tolerate the size, a revolver will typically be more reliable than ANY semi-auto pocket handguns. (Your choice of S&W, Taurus, or Ruger)

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:20:42 AM EDT
I would look at the Kahr PM9 or a good S&W J-frame.

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:23:31 AM EDT
Glock 26 or 27 depending on your choice of calibers. Don't screw around with anything less than a 9mm. Personally I carry a G27 backup in a Galco ankle holster, but it could easily work with a good pocket holster.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:05:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cross_Steel:
I would look at the Kahr PM9 or a good S&W J-frame.




I've owned both of them in the last two weeks. Guess which one I'm keeping?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:25:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 9:26:35 AM EDT by Cross_Steel]

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By Cross_Steel:
I would look at the Kahr PM9 or a good S&W J-frame.




I've owned both of them in the last two weeks. Guess which one I'm keeping?



I've had a PM9 for almost 2 years and have never had a problem. For a lightweight pocket sized power house it is hard to beat.

My brother has the all steel S&W model 640 and it's a lot more comfortable to shoot than the alloy framed pistols. A little heavier but not that noticable. I think I remember your post about your experience with an alloy framed S&W and it's hard hitting recoil.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:43:56 AM EDT
Kahr 9mm.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:44:04 AM EDT
Haven't shot any of the little guys, but the PM9 felt pretty good when I held it at the dealer's.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:58:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AKsRule:
Kahr 9mm

www.kahr.com/pistols_9mm.html

www.kahr.com/images/pm9094.gif




Plus One....Mine is the CW9 All the go, None of the show.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:58:58 AM EDT
Depends how big your "pockets" are. I would carry this, with a XML.



Nathan
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:03:05 AM EDT
I ownded a Kel-tec P3AT, but sold it for a Kahr. I'll never go back.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:29:50 AM EDT
Kahr CW 9
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:38:02 AM EDT
NAA .22mag. Best mouse gun you can get IMHO.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:16:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nyeoj:
NAA .22mag. Best mouse gun you can get IMHO.



Except that it is impossible to shoot quickly or accurately. They are cool little toys though.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:06:14 PM EDT
if you decide to go with the .22LR, the Walther TPH is a very nice pistol- just make sure you test it for reliability/function prior to carry
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