p-rices is appreciated to.
Ive been lookin at either the p32, p380 or a small9 to carry on a regular basis. I love my pt145, but it feels like im wearin a 2nd kid on my side after a long day.
Im lookin to spend around 300 bucks and I want a small gun with decent balls. Any of these seem ok? If not, throw me suggestions with man stopping ammo choices n pics if you have em. Tnx, Hemmigremmie
I regularly carry a KelTec PF9. It's in your price range if you shop around (I think I paid $289 for mine). It's small and light enough for ankle and pocket carry, which is what I use mine for. Doesn't really work in the pocket of most jeans, though, so if you wear jeans a lot, look at the KelTec P3AT.
$300 / carry all the time
that leaves - a .380 caliber - ruger lcp or keltec 3AT
and i read somewhere that some cartridge manufacturers are working on a better cartridge/bullet/ballistics
I'd suggest carrying 6 1" rocks to throw at the bad guys.
I've been happy with Kahr arms products. Their P9's are pretty small, thin and lightweight.
I'd say stay away from .32 ACP. No need to carry it, most guns that shoot it either also shoot .380 ACP, or a pistol of similar size shooting .380 can be found.
Of course I'd rather have a 9mm, but I have no problem carrying a .380, even as a primary. I would suggest shooting any 9mm "pocket" gun you may think about buying, as recoil might be an issue.
FWIW I carry a Bersa .380, and also have a Springfield XD9 that will be carried eventually.
Last edited by Mike Barham; 07-16-2008 at 04:40 PM.
Bersa Thunder maybe? Just at $300, and I hear they're good. I'm thinking of picking one up myself.
Bersa Thunder is an okay pistol, but on the big and heavy side for a modern .380.