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Mini carry pistols - your suggestions please

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Barry C. Roach, Mar 18, 2009.

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  1. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Thanks in advance............Barry
     
  2. 3200 tony

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    Ruger LCP
     
  3. dverna

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    Don't go cheap. The life you save may be yours.

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    Check out the KelTec P3AT in .380. A true pocket pistol with a good bite if needed. I have carried one for years. Never a hiccup or problem. Works first time, every time and really easy for licensed CCW, even in a shirt pocket. Better than its Ruger clone, the LCP, in my opinion.

    Jim R
     
  6. gun fitter

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    one lesson I have learned the hard way is you should carry a big gun.

    If it's really small and comfortable you might forget you have it on you.

    Of course my mini concealed is a Kershaw ken onion and inside of 7 feet I'm faster than you are!

    Just my opinion
    Joe
     
  7. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    I'm talking about a gun the size that I carry. Beretta tomcat. I have a friend that has limited use of his left hand but is righthanded and the Beretta's the right size but he wanted more options, if any.
     
  8. PerazziBigBore

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    The new Walther 380 a friend of mine bought is pretty impressive..For me.. a LLama 380..(copy of a 1911)..
     
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    I agree with jimrich60. I have a Kel-Tec P3AT in .380. Fits in my back pocket. I really like it. I have shot it @ the range, and groups they way a pistol that size should. I also agree with Vern. I have a NAA in .22LR. Great little gun for the money. They also fit in your eyeglass case, I believe they make the NAA in .22Mag also.

    Matt
     
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    Really like my Kimber Eclipse Ultra II in 45 Auto (1911 style pistol with 3" barrel).
     
  11. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Any conceal carry pieces near this small with a .4 in front?
     
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    Glock make a few really nice small handguns.. and they start with a 4.. but I would not rule out the 357 Sig.. It's a humdinger of a shell.. Just my stupid little brain remembers how a revolver and a 1911 work..
     
  13. Barry C. Roach

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    Keep'm coming and I'll forward your suggestions to my buddy.
     
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    Anyone that thinks a .38 Special is too small has never been shot with one. For a little buddy you will always want to take along, check out a Smith & Wesson Model 60 with 3" barrel and adjustable sights. There are now three in my family.
     
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    My smallest carry pistol is a Walther PPK-L.<br>
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    It's an aluminum frame PPK in .22LR, with a lightened slide. It was made in 1964.
     
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    Kimber Ultra .45acp or a Kahr P9 or P45. I don't like the smaller grips of the PM series in the Kahr line. If they fit you, they are a tad smaller for concealed carry.

    Both of these choices are winners.

    Tim
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    The Ruger LCP is a great little gun, 380acp, has quite a bit of kick to it, not something you want to shoot a couple boxes through for practice. It weighs 9.4 ounces, The Keltec 380 weighs 8.7 ounces and i have not shot the Keltec, but have been told it has more recoil than the LCP. I also have a Taurus 605, 357 which is the same size as the model 85 for a 38 special, once again the 357 is not something you want to shoot a couple hundred rounds through but will both work just fine with plenty of stopping power. all of the above are pretty easy to conceal
     
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    Get a gun that is "comforting" not "comfortable".
     
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    My carry gun is a Glock 27 in 40 caliber. My wife has a Smith & Wesson Air Lite "T" in .32 H & R mag, without exposed hammer, it's so light you can't believe it. Federal Hydra-shok bullets.

    Tom Strunk
     
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    M36 S&W with Barami Hip Grip. Larry
     
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