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3 years 39 weeks ago, 9:14 PM

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Whats a good pocket pistol? I was looking at 380's but i do not want to spend 700 bucks. I looked at a 357 EEA for 300 but not sure. What you all think?

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 9:30 PM

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Pocket pistol

Take a look at the Taurus TCP380, I own one and it is a nice little weapon and I think that I paid just shy of $400 for it.

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3 years 38 weeks ago, 12:13 PM

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I went with the Taurus PT 709 Slim -
I would much rather have 9mm than .380 ACP, and the 709 has adjustable sights -
The Taurus shoots much smoother than a Kel-TEC PF-9 (that is what I thought I was going to get until I shot the 709 Slim)

The Kel-TEC PF-9 is a handful to shoot - I think mainly because it is so light - and the Kel-TEC P3-AT and Ruger LCP don't really fit well in my hand -
Plus I wanted a 9mm instead of .380

You can get a blued model for around $325 - $350 - SS is only about $10 - $20 more.
the breakdown is just like a Glock - except it is much thinner with the single-stack magazine

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3 years 38 weeks ago, 12:15 PM

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CTC laser, too

BTW - forgot - Crimson Trace just came out with a laser for the 709.

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 12:28 AM

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Most used firearms are perfectly serviceable. Products from good manufacturers should be good for decades, with adequate maintenance.
Try going onto www.gunbroker.com and see what's available. When you see something that you think is reasonable, come back on here & ask for opinions.

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 12:39 AM

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my pocket pistol

is a Beretta 950B,and it truly is a pocket pistol,complete with lint.I've got it loaded with 45G.of sudden discomfort for anyone that has made it past my primary weapon,and they are gonna get all 8 rounds at that point because they will have hurt my feelings by then and I'm a real spoil sport.

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 7:21 AM

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Try the Ruger LCP it's in 380.

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 8:37 AM

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Really, it is what fits the bill for you?? How does it fit you, how do you like it, how & where are you going to carry it, how well you perform with it.
I have several, depending on where I am going, what I am doing & what I am wearing. Everything from a little bitty (True pocket pistol) 22 auto to a P345 45 auto?? What ever you choose, Practice, practice practice, Don't just strap it on & go, thinking your ready.

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 7:07 AM

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Kel -Tec P3AT

Thats my pocket gun.........can pick one up for around $300.

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 1:35 PM

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Depends on your pocket.

S&W 642 5-shot .38 snub is the go-to/standby, and can weather long term pocket carry better than a lot of small autos. Lots of .38sp ammo that beat .380, even from the 642s short barrel.

I have a P3AT as well, but it is a low-tier gun that I carry when I simply can't efficiently conceal the SW642 or a larger piece (at the gym, etc.).

The Bersa .380 is one of the few lower-priced autos I've seen run well. It's usually under $300, flat and small enough for a coat or cargo pocket, and fills my hand well enough for me to shoot it much more efficiently than the P3AT, Seecamp, et al.

3 years 39 weeks ago, 8:07 PM

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there is a gun site for free listings called freegunlisting.org they let you browse by state your in. i have gotten some pretty good deals on it. another good (in my opinion) carry gun is taurus 24/7 , the 9mm carrys 16 rounds and is very concealable. i personally like taurus and carry a pt945 .45 or ruger p95 9mm. i like them both and neither cost me an arm and leg

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3 years 38 weeks ago, 4:48 PM

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Not Exactly

a pocket pistol, but my all time favorite for class, looks, feel, function is a Browning BDA 380.
That's just one sweet little 9mm Short. LOL

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3 years 38 weeks ago, 5:25 PM

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I'm partial to J frame airweights as you all know.. but sure have thought about getting another little star PD, BM.. The slightly smaller 1911 design is great in 9.. and is issue free as far as actually "runing".. That's the only thing about pocket autos of course..Will they function 100% of the time.. The tap rack drill is great at the range, but if your actually past the "hurt feelings" dept. as LBC calls it.. Stove pipes aren't a drill, thier the last thing you might remember..

A revolver ALWAYS works (ok 99.9999%) anyway thats my logic, and also my little freedom arms (a real pocket piece) 22.. That i run thru the wash by accident a couple times a year (find out when its in the dryer) i find thats a great time to change loads..

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3 years 38 weeks ago, 5:41 PM

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Greg

That just show's how ecology minded you are Greg. Wash em then change em?? LMAO
I am also partial to a wheel gun for the same reason 99.9999999999999999999%
But I like em all. Am trying to save now for Lisa her own small 38. & I want a 22 swing out. with at least a 3" barrel. I am also partial to 3 inch over 2 inch. almost impossible to find now days.

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3 years 38 weeks ago, 6:56 PM

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i have bersa s 380s , 38 snubbys rugar 9s and like them all am looking at a kel tec pf 9 all good guns in my opinon they all go for around 300 to 400 around here i like bersa because they are double action and one of the safest guns in my opinon all so have a bersa compact 45 i carry for the stopping power

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3 years 38 weeks ago, 7:18 PM

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Pocket guns

I really like Taurus revolvers. They're inexpensive and quality control isn't as big an issue as it used to be. Of course, I'd take a S&W snubbie over any other wheelgun, but they tend to be pricier. The good thing about pocket rockets is they don't get fired as much as other guns, so wearing them out is a lot harder.

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

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NEVER A 709

I had a taurus PT709, one of 5 taurus firearms I own. Over all, I have a good view of the company. HOWEVER, last week, while at the range, had my 709 explode in my hand. I luckly was only bruised, but the pistol was destroyed. I was firing factory winchester target loads, no hand-loads, no +P. It may have been it's first malfunction, but only need 1 catastrophic failure to influence my opinion.

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 2:58 PM

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Kinda wild...

Sounds nasty, glad to read that you've got all your digits!, there was no squib before it went ka-blewy?

Also, was it the first round fired when it blew??

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 11:58 AM

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PT 709

No warning at all. Had already fired 2 magazines through it about 30 minutes earlier, no issues. And had fired about 250 rounds total through it in total.

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