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    What's the best pocket gun

    I wanted a pocket gun for a backup and I might need to use it as a primary on super hot days. I will not carry anything less than a 9mm. I wanted the Kel-Tec P9 but it won't be out for a few months. My dealer told me to get the Kahr p or pm but the price is up there and I hear they can jam at times and you must shoot 200 round for break in. I picked up the Kal-Tec p11 last week and have not shot it and it only cost 210. I don't want to trust it for a primary and don't want to drop 6 bills on a Kahr. Any suggestions?

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    You have a Glock 26? Try throwing that in your front pocket. It is bulky, but you get used to it.

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    It's to fat and leaves a print. I want a true pocket pistol.

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    I've put alot of rounds through my P-11 in the last 8 months, I would not worry about it's reliability. It's definately has a safer trigger pull than a Glock, especially for pocket carry. I have learned through practice to treat the trigger like a 2 stage military trigger. A fast pull until the striker starts to move, which can easily be seen, and then squeeze after that. Also mine prefers 124 grain bullets in general and thw Speer Gold Dots in particular.

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    I would probably make due with a Kel-Tec 32acp or 380 until the pistol you want comes in. I have a P32 and it is a great little gun; the 32acp performs better than it should. Regards, Richard :-D

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    a couple of years ago, I had a Colt Pont .380 semi auto, and I used that for pocket carry.

    Now, though, I just toss my Walther P99c in my front pocket. It's about the size of the Glock 26.

    Yea, it prints a little. But, I have it in an Uncle Mike's holster - it's just a bulge in your pocket. Could be keys or something else. Who will know.

    I used to be the same way - something like that was too big. But, a friend of mine who is a state trooper in Louisiana carries his off duty Glock 27 in his front pocket. Only, the fool does it without a holster

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    I have 2 that I chose from. The Sig Sauer P232 is great for a rear pocket pistol but is a little on the pricey side. The one I always reach for to go in the front pocket is my Keltec P3AT .380. It shoots great and for a pocket pistol, price and comfort...I can't complain. I have the clip on it so it's easy to just clip and go.

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    I swear by the Kahr PM9. Mine works great. If you shop around they can be found for less than $450.

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    The best pocket gun that I have found is the Seecamp LWS-32.

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    Best cheap pocket pistols is KelTec in 32 or 380 I perfer the 32.
    Next up Seecamp or a Colt Mustang.
    Then my # 1 pocket a PPK/S
    Wheel guns a S&W J frame.

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    Light weight revolvers.

    Best, IMO, for light weight, with a lot of power is either the S & W 642 38 +P (under $350.00) or the S & W 442 38 + P(around $375.00). Very light weight (around 15 oz.) and dependable with just a little cylinder buldge.

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    I've had a KelTec P11 for a couple of years.. So far it's been 100% reliable and accurate at self defense range. (5-7'). I think the accuracy drop off at greater distance is more because I'm an old with declining vision and lack of hand stability...



    I was so pleased with the P11 I bought a P32 and it has been just as reliable and accurate...

    Best Wishes,

    J.P

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    Pocket gun

    I have a a S&W Airweight J frame that I use now but I have a Kahr CW9 on the way.

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    I recently shot a P32 and found it pleasant to shoot. It was accurate for it's size. I was hitting steel poppers around 7-10 yards away. Didn't knock them down but I did hear them ting.

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    KT P11

    Spacedoggy got to KTOG keltec owners group look up fluff & buff its real EZ and you gun will really smooth out. next shoot shoot and shoot somemore they a great little guns I carry the KT 32 DAILY GOOD LUCK MOSES

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    I put a box of 50 through imy P-11 today and no problems. Most of the work and time spent at the range was loading it 5 at a time. I'm glad I got it and look forward to the PF9. I might have to get the P3A. Everyone I know who has one loves it. I go to the KTOG all the time and will register. This is the first forum I've ever belong to and I really enjoy it.


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    i wont carry or buy anything smaller than a back pocket pistolie kimber uc 45,colt det. spec.,walther ppk/s or makarov in 9mm mak.anything smaller iis a toy and too uncomfortable(knukkle busters).shoot.

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    Well, it is true - many of those little guns aren't a type of gun U would stand at the range for a long time, plunking down rounds at 15+ yards. But, for what they are, some are not that bad.

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    Beretta 3032 Tom Cat in stainless.

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    I picked up the Keltec P3AT .380 today. I'm really getting into these little ones. Just for backup. Can't wait to shoot it.

    This forum is costing me a lot of money.

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