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Advice for Pocket Pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by 308nato, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    My daughter is looking for a pocket pistol and we need the pros & cons
    on the Baretta Tomcat and a Keltec as far as reliablity goes.
    Thanks for any help and advice.

  2. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

  3. xaiver56

    xaiver56 New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    I own a Berretta Tomcat in .32 auto and I carry it every now and again for pocket carry. The Tomcat is a good gun but requires a bit of practice to aim correctly. Also the slide is a bit stiff if you do not have the hammer back, I say this because my wife hates to pull back the slide. In my opinion the smaller the gun, the harder to aim effectively, but if you put in the practice a Tomcat is a great gun. I have not had a single problem with FTF or FTE...
  4. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    Seecamp dont think I have seen one before,pretty good?
  5. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    Xaiver56 thanks for the info,my daughter dont like doing the slide ether.
  6. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    Texas of course
    The Seecamp in the best pocket pistol in .32 or .380 (if you can afford the .380 at about $800-1000 :eek:) IMO. Once I got my Seecamp .32 the Tomcat went into the safe and the only time it came out was when I gave it to my sister to carry. The Tomcat does have a little bigger grip than the Seecamp (which some prefer) but I think the Tomcat was just to heavy and bulky over the Seecamp to keep it.

    Can't talk on the Kel-Tec's as the only one I've owned was teh PF9 and I sold it because it was too big for me to pocket. I do however have the Ruger LCP which gets more carry tiime than anything due to it's light weight, size and .380 (compared to my .32 Seecamp).
  7. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    IMHO the best you can get! Hell it's your daughter!
  8. Texas Patriot

    Texas Patriot Member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I've got a KelTec P3AT and carry it almost every day. I have a generation 1 model and have had no malfunctions of any kind. Some of the gen 1 models had some ftf or fte problems which I understand are mostly non existant in the gen 2 model.
    I recommend this for anyone, but I would seriously look at Ruger's new .380. It is almost identical to the Kel Tec in appearance and size, but it does have a slide hold open lever which the KelTec does not have. This feature may or may not be a good idea. I have found that the less stuff on a gun, the better it is for pocket carry. If you carry in a holster, it may not matter. But a snag is the last thing you need to have if you have to draw quickly in an emergency situation.
  9. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    Thanks for all the replies and will start looking into all the good sugestions.
  10. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Denis, was your daughter the gal that was helping you at the event?

    Either way, I'd suggest Ruger LCP as an option too.

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