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Re: Best Pocket Carry [Re: Greg] #7793514 04/02/20 09:09 PM
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I rarely pocket carry, but a P365 in a sticky holster for anytime I'm not wearing a belt.

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Depends on your budget, bout like everything. I have a kel tec p3at for that purpose. An lcp or lcp2 would be on the list too. Don’t discount the smith 638 or 642.

My edc is a p365 and I find it too big for a pocket/ankle gun. While it fits in pockets, it isn’t great.


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I have a glock 42. It disappears in my pocket and is comfortable. It is about the most trim pistol that still fills enough of my hand to shoot it well. Probably not a good choice if you wear weasel squeezers.

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Re: Best Pocket Carry [Re: Greg] #7793796 04/03/20 01:27 AM
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Depends on how big you are. I'm 5'9", 195lbs (stocky). I've owned G27, G42, LCP & Sig p365. The only one that I could pocket carry was the LCP. Having said that, I carry a 365 in a Colorado Holsters holster, OWB, & never notice it being there except when I put the extended mag in & sit in my truck. Other than that, it's GTG.


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I have carried a Rohrbaugh R9 for the past 17 years They are no longer made but can sometimes be found on the used market I think I have tried most of the pocket carry and always come back to the Rohrbaugh R9. It weights about 18 to 20 ozs loaded with 7-9MM. I
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Re: Best Pocket Carry [Re: okstatefan] #7793914 04/03/20 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by okstatefan
I rarely pocket carry, but a P365 in a sticky holster for anytime I'm not wearing a belt.


Sticky holsters are awesome. I have one for every pistol I carry.

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Originally Posted by DocHorton
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I rarely pocket carry, but a P365 in a sticky holster for anytime I'm not wearing a belt.


Sticky holsters are awesome. I have one for every pistol I carry.


Yeah I like the sticky holster as well. I have one for my shield, but it’s just a little to big for my pocket.

I wish the 365 was a hair smaller and had a safety. For a pocket gun I’m thinking I want a safety. If the LCP II had one, I’d get it. I might end up going with a body guard because it does... just makes me feel better when having one in the chamber... especially with a soft pocket holster. It’s second nature for me to flip the switch with the shield.

Anyone tried a hellcat yet?

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I have a bunch of self defense pistols, but the only one that I've found that was truly designed for a pocket has to be the Taurus 22 or 25 PLY. Those Brazilian dudes that designed this pistol must wear blue jeans as the shape of this pistol fits solidly into a jean pocket. It is always at the correct presentation to slide your hand right into the pocket and around the stock. It weighs 11 ounces.

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Originally Posted by Greg
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I rarely pocket carry, but a P365 in a sticky holster for anytime I'm not wearing a belt.


Sticky holsters are awesome. I have one for every pistol I carry.


Yeah I like the sticky holster as well. I have one for my shield, but it’s just a little to big for my pocket.

I wish the 365 was a hair smaller and had a safety. For a pocket gun I’m thinking I want a safety. If the LCP II had one, I’d get it. I might end up going with a body guard because it does... just makes me feel better when having one in the chamber... especially with a soft pocket holster. It’s second nature for me to flip the switch with the shield.

Anyone tried a hellcat yet?

My 365 has a safety. They’ve been making them with a safety as an option for a while now.


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Nice. I did not know that.

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I've tried them all and the one I like best is the little Keltec 380, it replaced my 32 Tom Cat. If were talking cargo type pocket there's a bunch of them, I like the Sig 365 and have a fondness for the Charter Arms 44 Bulldog. Don't need a whole lot of gun, just enough to get me out of trouble.


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I carry a Glock 42 in desantis nemesis if I'm going to pocket carry...works well for my cargo shorts and my athletic shorts/windpants I wear most of the time.

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Originally Posted by LFD2037
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I rarely pocket carry, but a P365 in a sticky holster for anytime I'm not wearing a belt.


Sticky holsters are awesome. I have one for every pistol I carry.


Yeah I like the sticky holster as well. I have one for my shield, but it’s just a little to big for my pocket.

I wish the 365 was a hair smaller and had a safety. For a pocket gun I’m thinking I want a safety. If the LCP II had one, I’d get it. I might end up going with a body guard because it does... just makes me feel better when having one in the chamber... especially with a soft pocket holster. It’s second nature for me to flip the switch with the shield.

Anyone tried a hellcat yet?

My 365 has a safety. They’ve been making them with a safety as an option for a while now.




That's right. I bought two of them, one with and one without the safety. I love the 365 but I don't consider it a good pocket pistol.

I bought a Ruger LCP and a Taurus TCP for pocket carry. I ended up gifting away the Ruger and stayed with TCP. To me it's the perfect pocket gun and I shoot it well, you forget that it's there. Which is nice when you're working/doing stuff around the house. The low profile sights never hang up. If I've got clothes on, that TCP is in my front right pocket 24/7 whether I'm carrying a bigger gun or not. I used to frown on the .380, until I did my own ballistic tests on a big boar hog. As mentioned before, modern day ammo makes all the difference. For my pocket gun, I don't keep one in the chamber...but I can draw/rack slide/be on target in about 2 seconds so that's good enough for me.

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Skinner, I have both the 32 and 380 TCP, they are also my favorites. I've shot a spot and stalk hog with both.


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Originally Posted by Ranch Dog
Skinner, I have both the 32 and 380 TCP, they are also my favorites. I've shot a spot and stalk hog with both.


Ha ha, that's awesome. I've had to finish off a few deer & pigs with mine, but never actually hunted with it.
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Went with the S&W Bodyguard. Felt better than the LCP2 in my hands, and I’ve had great luck with my shield .40 so I figured why not stick with what’s working. Thanks for all y’all’s advise and input!

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Skinner, I have both the 32 and 380 TCP, they are also my favorites. I've shot a spot and stalk hog with both.


Ha ha, that's awesome. I've had to finish off a few deer & pigs with mine, but never actually hunted with it.
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I've shot them at close range, under feeder lights, with the 32 Auto, 380 Auto, 9mm Luger, 9mm Makarov, and 45 Auto. Here are my TCPs, "pinky" belongs to my wife. I chose these over the LCP.

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You'll like the Bodyguard. Mine is very accurate and recoil is not significant.

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Back in the days many years ago of collecting $5-20K? in cash payments in a gym bag for orders from the Pawn Shops around Fair Park, Deep Ellum & east Dallas, I carried a 1st edition pin barrel S&W M60 in an ankle holster & a Colt 70 series LtWeight Colt Commander 45ACP in the small of my back for the bad guys to see imprinted and worry about before there was a Carry Permit required. Still have the pin barrel Smith and it's trigger been highly tuned to under 2lbs SA & about 2 1/2lbs DA let off. More fun to shoot than a barrel of monkee's, and was fantastic to hunt bunnies with in the deep brush piles along a certain retired RR Track Right of Way somewhere around the Lavon dam in the winter.

Been talking with the BH about finally getting her a carry piece and really like the looks of that M638 Smith. How is it for DA & SA trigger pull & gross weight ? 38Spl is my minimum Self Defense round.
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I'm a fan of the .32 Seecamp, myself.


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I'm a fan of the .32 Seecamp, myself.

They are nice pistols with many followers.


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Originally Posted by kmon1
LCP for me on pocket carry. Usually it is in a wallet holster, but sometimes in a front pocket.


This...After working thru several larger .40s and 9mm, including the 365, I find the LCPII the most practical most of the time simply due to its size. Snappy? Yes, a bit, but not to the extent that it is uncontrollable. Merely uncomfortable for extended range sessions. Oh, almost forgot, not ONE faiure to feed or fire in several hundred rounds of various types. Hornady Critical Duty is my edc round of choice.

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Glock 43 or shield

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Originally Posted by syncerus
I'm a fan of the .32 Seecamp, myself.


I like mine too but it's so heavy compared to the new stuff.

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I’m happy with the bodyguard. Have it in a soft sticky holster and don’t even know it’s there.

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