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Old August 7, 2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Most Reliable Pocket Pistol?

Any opinions?

I am talking about true pocket pistols, something you have personally carried in a pocket holster inside your pants pocket.

I am currently using a Colt Mustang but it is finicky. Gotta be clean, clean, clean, lubed just right, and with right ammo. Gone through alot of magazines to get a few good ones.
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Old August 7, 2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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Old August 7, 2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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True Pocket Pistol, totally reliable, low recoil, 8 shots, locks slide back on last shot. Yes, I like my Kel-Tec P-32. I sold my Seecamp and Tomcat.
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Old August 7, 2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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Shooting about 400 rds a year... my nearly 20 year old .32 Seecamp has never failed to go bang.
Of course, .32ACP is passe now, with the current crop of .380 and 9mm micro-wonder pistols.

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Old August 7, 2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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My Elsie Pea has been 100% reliable. Hardly can tell it's in my pocket. It does get a run through at the range, and I have had no malfunctions in approaching 1000 rnds. It has easily digested any ammo I have tried.
I now also have a KAHR Arms CM9 that is a little more noticable to me, but not to others. It has also been 100% reliable, but I have only fired a little over 250 rounds through it.
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Old August 7, 2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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Ruger LCP or Colt 1908 vest pocket in .25 ACP. The first one will do the job, the second one just makes 'em mad.
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Old August 7, 2012, 10:51 PM   #7
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I've shot and owned a boatload of pocket pistols. My favorite is still the KT P-32. I've tried swapping it with NAA Minis, Guardians, KT PF9, KT P3AT - I still come back to it. Heck, even in a recent visit to the Smokies, I'd carried the P32 (WITH an 8 shot 357 mag, of course! ) I've carried mine so much that the finish looks pretty crappy and has some light freckling due to sweat, but as the sayin' goes - she ain't too pretty but she'll always perform.
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Old August 7, 2012, 10:56 PM   #8
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Yes, I too have had good results with the Ruger LCP.

I assume you are looking at semi-auto handguns, but have you considered a revolver? I have also had good luck with the S&W J-Frames. While the .38 +P does have more power than the .380 they only have a five round capacity. Anyway, just another option to consider.
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Old August 7, 2012, 11:21 PM   #9
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I would not rule out a 38 special.

Several people I respect carry 32 KT. Just wish it had better sights.

Reliability is job no. 1 though.

Keep your experience coming.

Thanks!
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Old August 8, 2012, 12:50 AM   #10
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I have owned and tried to rely on Kel-tecs, SW Bodyguard 380, Kahr P380, and Ruger LCP.

The LCP is easily the most reliable in my experience of these, and the only one I still carry.

If you find the right ammo, and have a steady supply of it, the Kel-tec P32 should be OK also. I admit still having one of these in the safe, but it doesn't get much use. I use FMJ out of it also to avoid misfeeds and to get penetration. Use hollowpoints for carry in the LCP, and it hasn't been picky.

Lately, as another suggests above, I have been carrying an Airweight WITHOUT a holster in the pocket. Without a holster to bulk things up, it slips in easily and doesn't look like it prints much, still stays butt up too. A thought.
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Old August 8, 2012, 01:00 AM   #11
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I'm a fan of the LCP - excellent little pistol for the money.

Wish Ruger would have matched it exactly for 9mm.
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Old August 8, 2012, 01:27 AM   #12
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I gotta say my LCP.
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Old August 8, 2012, 01:32 AM   #13
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The LC9 is not much bigger than the LCP and is still pocketable. I've shot one and it's a pretty good pistol.

LC9 and LCP are my suggestions depending on your caliber of choice.
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Old August 8, 2012, 04:03 AM   #14
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LCP......

I consider a true pocket pistol one that can fits and conceals well in most pockets....the LC9 ain't that in my book, but i'm just one opinion.

Ive seen some folks call the PPS a pocket pistol. I have one and do not consider it so either. Its a wonderful IWB gun though.
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Old August 8, 2012, 04:41 AM   #15
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If you like your Colt Mustang you can have it made 100% reliable by a died-in-the-wool 1911 gunsmith. I had that done by Briley's.
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Old August 8, 2012, 06:11 AM   #16
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My twentyfive year old Seecamp has always worked. Very reliable.

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Old August 8, 2012, 06:43 AM   #17
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keltec p32 gets my vote.
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Old August 8, 2012, 06:44 AM   #18
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I second kcub; you'll end up with a sweet, lifetime lasting gun. No new holster issues either.

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Old August 8, 2012, 08:23 AM   #19
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LCP or BG380. 0 malfunctions through hundreds of rounds through both. The BG380 would be my pick.

My BG380 Review Video Link

Either will get the job done at an affordable price though.
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Old August 8, 2012, 10:05 AM   #20
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I have a LCP in my back pocket for a bug, and a LC9 in my front pocket.
Both of them are accurate at the distances they're made for, and I have had no hic ups with either one of them.
I like the LCP so much I bought my wife the" Coyote Special True Texan" and my daughter the "Zombie Slayer" for her birthday just this week.(girls like designer guns) LOL
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Old August 8, 2012, 03:00 PM   #21
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.380 ACP

Ruger LCP works for me, pocket carry in DeSantis with one in the chamber and four in the mag. If ya can't protect yourself with one shot in the right spot, ya still have four more to make em mad.

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Old August 8, 2012, 03:46 PM   #22
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Ruger LCP works for me, pocket carry in DeSantis with one in the chamber and four in the mag.
Why not 6+1?
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Old August 8, 2012, 05:43 PM   #23
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My LCP has been flawless and I've put all kinds of assorted HP and FMJ ammo through it. As far as pocket pistols go, the LCP is hard to beat.
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Old August 8, 2012, 05:47 PM   #24
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Old August 8, 2012, 08:19 PM   #25
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I can give an unqualified thumbs up to the following pocket pistols which I have personally owned, carried and fired.

KelTec P3AT, P9, P11
Ruger LCP, LCR (in .357 mag), LC9
S&W model 36, 640

Although not well received by the Internet bunch, I carried, fired and had no problems with the AMT Backup single action in .380.

The AMT Backup in .45 acp gave no problems but I didn't carry it.

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