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    beretta BU9 NANO/ walther ppk???????

    Still looking for a good pocket gun... what about berette bu9 or walther ppk

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    Quote Originally Posted by armedindy View Post
    Still looking for a good pocket gun... what about berette bu9 or walther ppk
    The Beretta is WAY too new (anybody actually seen one yet?), and the PPK is WAY too heavy for true pocket carry, IMO.

    In the small 9mm class, look at the Kahr CM9, PM9, or the Diamondback DB9. In the small .380 class, think Kel-Tec P3AT, Taurus 738, Ruger LCP, Kahr P380, Diamondback DB380 or SIG P238, in no particular order.

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    My favorite pocket gun is my Sig P238. I've tried to carry a Bersa Thunder 380CC and a PPK but both require big pockets. The PPK is heavy for pocket carry, but it's doable. The problem is that to carry a PPK in the pocket, you need big pockets like in cargo pants. But, those big pockets also allow movement which makes a heavy pocket gun uncomfortable. The weight makes it move around a lot more than a lighter gun does.

    For me, the Sig works out perfectly. It's a good reliable gun that's also a nice shooter. It fits in the pockets of most pants without flopping all over the place. It has a thumb safety which I want in a pocket gun and it's accurate for something with a barrel that's not much longer than the round it shoots.
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    Don't leave out the venerable "snubby" .38Special revolver...

    An airweight J-frame is my most carried firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy_Guy_77 View Post

    An airweight J-frame is my most carried firearm.
    Do you carry it in your pocket?

    IME, J-frames are too large for pocket carry in modes of dress other than cargo pants/shorts, and the cylinder bulge makes them more difficult to conceal than a semi-auto in the same size class. YMMV.

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    yes, more specifically in basketball shorts/ sweat pants. ive got a .45 that im comfortable carrying with cargo shorts or jeans, just need something that wont pull down my colts pajama pants when im out watching the game..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter521 View Post
    The Beretta is WAY too new (anybody actually seen one yet?), and the PPK is WAY too heavy for true pocket carry, IMO.

    In the small 9mm class, look at the Kahr CM9, PM9, or the Diamondback DB9. In the small .380 class, think Kel-Tec P3AT, Taurus 738, Ruger LCP, Kahr P380, Diamondback DB380 or SIG P238, in no particular order.
    I would add the Ruger LC9 to that 9mm list of pocket guns.

    Another option is a nice little wheel gun, the the S&W 637.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgreiner View Post
    I would add the Ruger LC9 to that 9mm list of pocket guns.
    If you can pocket carry an LC9, you've got WAY bigger pockets than me! That said, if that size gun IS a pocket gun for you, also consider the Kel-Tec PF9 and the Taurus 709.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter521 View Post
    Do you carry it in your pocket?

    IME, J-frames are too large for pocket carry in modes of dress other than cargo pants/shorts, and the cylinder bulge makes them more difficult to conceal than a semi-auto in the same size class. YMMV.
    That IS a gun in my pocket...and I AM happy to see you...

    Yes, pocket carry most of the time. In a pocket holster that masks the cylinder. Doesn't mask the bulk, obviously.

    I also can't wear standard cut blue jeans. My jeans have to be "loose fit" or carpenter-style. My one pair of still-fitting non carpenter jeans, the gun & holster would fit in the pockets...but the pockets aren't deep enough!

    -J-

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    Since you mentioned the PPK, have you looked at the Walther PPS? It's supposed to be like a "modern version" of the PPK. It's lighter although probably a little big bigger. I think is definitely too big for a pocket gun, but then different people have different pockets. In any case, my vote would have to go to the Kahr CM9 for its size and its quality.

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