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Ruger LCP or another "pocket" gun?

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Shields_police_max50

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Posted over 4 years ago

 

I carry a Glock 26 as an on-duty back up, however, it can be bulky and hard to conceal off duty. I was looking at the Ruger LCP and it seems like a quality firearm. Any recommendations or advise on the LCP or a similar firearm would be greatly appreciated. Looking for general opinions on ease of concealment, firepower, and handling.

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I like my Taurus TCP  it has several advantages over the Ruger LCP 1 being last round slide lock, the second being weight I have the titanium version, the 3rd being safety the hammer of the TCP is completly shielded. I also have a Jiminez 22lr that I carry on occasion its super light and super compact.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Never depend on the Jiminez . I am not a snob but have seen those fail . Taurus has several models that are good back ups.I normally carry a revolver as my backup due to the fact they fail the least of any weapon. Taurus, S&W,Ruger etc make good light weight wheel guns.

Shields_police_max50

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I'm leaning toward the Kel Tec P-3AT. My friend who is a dealer offered me a Kel Tec with 2 mags and a box of .380 for $300 yesterday. That seems like a decent deal and all the reviewers like this gun.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I've carried a Taurus model 85 for years.  I have pretty good size paws and the standard grips are fine.  For it's size I think it's unbelievably accurate.  Very concealable. 

Evil_max50

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Try putting the gun in a holster w/ an IWB holster rather than putting in your pocket.  I have a small frame and can hide guns much larger than a Sub compact Glock with proper holsters and methods of carry.


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Shields_police_max50

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Ended up going with the Kel Tec. Thanks for all the opinions and advice.

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don't be surprised if you have a few problems/jams with the first few mags of ammo, kel tec's seem to need a break-in period, alter that they are fine.

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I own a P3AT.  I've had zero problems with it.  It is a bit of a bear to shoot though.  I would rather a gun with sights but it is an excellent choice for a concealed carry piece.  I recently bought a Kahr PM40 a very good weapon but a bit larger.

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mmmm says ...



I own a P3AT.  I've had zero problems with it.  It is a bit of a bear to shoot though.  I would rather a gun with sights but it is an excellent choice for a concealed carry piece.  I recently bought a Kahr PM40 a very good weapon but a bit larger.



How does the khar shoot, I would thing the 40 would be a handfull to shoot, i am leaning towards a khar p9

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Casscocop says ...



mmmm says ...



I own a P3AT.  I've had zero problems with it.  It is a bit of a bear to shoot though.  I would rather a gun with sights but it is an excellent choice for a concealed carry piece.  I recently bought a Kahr PM40 a very good weapon but a bit larger.



How does the khar shoot, I would thing the 40 would be a handfull to shoot, i am leaning towards a khar p9



I have a K9 its easy to shoot even with +P.  I wouldn't mind a P9 or PM9.  They now have a CW9, its less expensive than the P9 due to some cost savings they claim won't effect performance.


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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I like the S&W 642-2 Centennial Series

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I had a Kel tec P3AT, liked it, shot it, then the wife got me a Ruger LCP for a valentines day present. I ended up selling the KelTec, I think the Ruger is just a tad better, but the upper brass decided we could not carry Keltec, but they approved the Ruger, so that made my decision. I DO think Keltec makes a nice weapon, I have a Sub 2000 in .40 folded up in a back pack in my truck, love that rifle!

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I carry my LCP everywhere. Love it since the first day I purchased it.


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I STILL CARRY MY TRUSTY SIG 230...380..NEVER FAILED ME!!

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Casscocop says ...



mmmm says ...



I own a P3AT.  I've had zero problems with it.  It is a bit of a bear to shoot though.  I would rather a gun with sights but it is an excellent choice for a concealed carry piece.  I recently bought a Kahr PM40 a very good weapon but a bit larger.



How does the khar shoot, I would thing the 40 would be a handfull to shoot, i am leaning towards a khar p9


The 40 is quite a handful.  I really wanted the 45 but couldn't find one and got tired of waiting.  Accuracy is good and reliable as all get out. 


9mm_at_10yds_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I love the size of the kel tec, I have small girly hands and i can nearly conceal it in my open palm gripping with only my thumb, it is nearly invisible in jean pockets and the weight is great. However, make sure you get lots of practice with it as I find I cant hit the broad side of a barn with it which makes it exclusively an emergency gut buster for me. Its also a pain at the range because of the 6 shots, by the time you correct up to target, you have to reload. If you find are accurate with it..outstanding! Otherwise you may want to add the lazer.....

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I have an LCP and a Glock 36 that I use for off duty. Both are excellent and it depends on what i'm wearing as to which one I choose.  The Glock is easy to conceal in an ankle holster and IWB holster, but when I wear shorts I usually just put the ruger in my pocket and it conceals well.  The Glock 36 replaced a Glock 27, is the same size and even fits in all of my G27 holsters.  I also like the 45 caliber over the 40 and carry a full size Glock 45 on duty. 

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Casscocop says ...



mmmm says ...



I own a P3AT.  I've had zero problems with it.  It is a bit of a bear to shoot though.  I would rather a gun with sights but it is an excellent choice for a concealed carry piece.  I recently bought a Kahr PM40 a very good weapon but a bit larger.



How does the khar shoot, I would thing the 40 would be a handfull to shoot, i am leaning towards a khar p9



Casscocop  I have several of the Kahr handguns (45PM,45CW,9micro,40PM and 380PM) and love them all. The do have a little longer trigger pull and the 45PM is a bear to shoot, but I have owned one since they first came on the market. I carry one every where I go. 

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I'm happy with the Kel Tec so far. I have a Glock 26 that I carry with a IWB holster. I'm thinking about getting the pocket clip for my Kel Tec and carrying in my pocket and leaving my Glock at home. Anybody have any experience or thoughts about the pocket clip? I have also heard that people have used them with the Ruger LCP and liked it.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Patrolman, are you happy with the accuracy of the Kel tec? I've only put one box through it so maybe I just need more range time with it?

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I have a Ruger LCP .380 and LOVE it!!  It's VERY accurate!  Highly recommend it! 

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Bluelinegirl, I can't say the accuracy is bad considering its short barrel, light weight and that I've only got 3 fingers around the grip. I think it does pretty well.

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Rate This | Posted about 4 years ago

 

My wife won't do actual gun shopping, so I've had to do trial and error to find one she would actually carry. We finally hit paydirt, after her having a CCL for over a year, with the Taurus TCP, pink and stainless. Unfortunately, she hasn't shot it yet, so we don't know how if's actually going to work out for her. Maybe I should take it to the range and "break it in" for her. Hmmm...

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

I carry a Keltec P-11, which had everything I want in a compact, high capacity, double action only, with no safety lever to fumble with, 9mm, EXCEPT for one little thing RELIABILITY! It bent the assembly pin after the first mag, and broke the ejecter after firing a couple of boxes. I am in the market for another more reliable gun.

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

 I say that you can't go wrong with Glocks G26, but one that I am loooking forward to shooting is the new LC9 by Ruger! I've heard a lot of darn good things about it!


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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

My guy just got the new Smith & Wesson M&P 9c...im not sure, ...but I think he's sleeping with it!! And stroking it!! lol


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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

I now carry the Taurus PT709 in 9mm. Great for concealment. Google for video presentation. I am not comfortable with the 380. Just my personal preference.

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Walther PPS in 9mm or 40s&w stacked with Hornady CD or Winchester Ranger T