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Old June 24, 2017, 08:35 PM   #26
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Yeah, James K, I might have better luck with anesthetized rabbits. I will let you know.
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Old June 24, 2017, 10:14 PM   #27
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Harvey, the 6 foot rabbit, is my size target for pocket pistols at that distance.

Currently, my most accurate pocket pistol is my Glock 42 but I have large pockets.
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Old June 25, 2017, 06:24 AM   #28
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Get a shotgun for rabbits! But for a pocket gun I love my Kel Tec P-32.
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Old June 25, 2017, 08:18 AM   #29
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Don't know how big you are or how big your pockets are . . but I once knew a guy who carried a double barrel 16 ga in his pocket - he was able to take lots of rabbits with it . . . .
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Old June 25, 2017, 08:18 AM   #30
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My 1908 Colt is the most accurate compact pistol I own. My PPK' are not bad if I hold them unnaturally tight but even then, not close to what the colt will do.
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Old June 26, 2017, 11:47 AM   #31
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RickB, yeah I was shocked at how accurate my P938 is. Much better than expected, perhaps not bunny rabbit accurate but then...I don't know?
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Old June 26, 2017, 11:50 AM   #32
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I don't have one (yet), but with the good press I've been reading on the Ruger LC9s, I think that might be achievable with it as far as accuracy goes and having decent sights. It could be challenging for my to hit a rabbit with my S&W 642 at 25 yards on the first shot, but with more practice, yes. Some would consider it not a pocket gun but the new 3" Ruger LCRx with adjustable sights should be very do-able.
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Old June 26, 2017, 06:56 PM   #33
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I was dealing with a copperhead in my back yard a couple of years ago when it decided it wanted a piece of me.

I had my Sig p938 in my pocket and quickly drew and put two shots in it. That was at less than 10 feet.

I doubt that I could hit a rabbit with it at 20-25 yards. And I could not shoot that well at the range with plenty of time.

Years ago military uses of a weapon must have come into play with the stress of a poisonous snake almost in striking distance.....only thing that I could figure other than just plain luck....I would bet on the luck.
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Old June 28, 2017, 05:58 PM   #34
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"Accuracy" and "pocket pistol" aren't normally used in the same sentence.

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Old June 29, 2017, 09:22 AM   #35
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I have an LCPII and it was very accurate at 10 yards. I can't vouch for 25 yards though. I'll have to try that out and see.
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Old June 29, 2017, 02:53 PM   #36
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Old June 30, 2017, 07:38 AM   #37
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My Walther PPK is easily capable of regularly hitting a rabbit-size target at 25 yards. It's owner, not so much.
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Old June 30, 2017, 07:51 AM   #38
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I was at the local range a few weeks ago. I was shooting empty 12 gauge hulls off of the target stand at 25 yards with my S&W model 17. A fellow shooter was talking about how accurate he was with his LCP 2. I told him to try to hit on of the hulls at 25 yards. First shot he nailed one and sent it flying. He went through 2 mags trying to hit another. He did get close enough to make a few wobble but did not knock another off. I was very impressed. He let me try it and I could not get anywhere close. I have a early lcp and my wife has a lcp custom. I cannot shoot them anywhere close to what this young man could do with his. I would have no doubt he could hit rabbit sized targets at 25 yards atleast most of the time with his LCP2.
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Old July 7, 2017, 06:31 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by Zorro:
Most Accurate Pocket Pistol?
Looking for a pocket pistol than can hit a cottontail at 25 Yards.

Thinking the best I can get would be some flavor of Walther PPK but does anyone have any suggestions?
You would need relatively "big" pockets but my Walther PPS-M2 is just about as accurate as as any subcompact pistol that I have direct experience with, including my own Sig P6. And I would take a 9x18 Makarov chambered pistol such as a CZ-82 before I took a PPK in .380, just "MHO".
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Old July 7, 2017, 08:40 AM   #40
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Yeah, I don't know how big your pockets are either but the PPS/Shield/G43 would all be capable with practice.
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