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The best deep concealment/pocket gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Maverick44, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. skfullen

    skfullen In the woods... TGT Supporter

    Just an FYI, Bond now offers "Rough and Ready" versions for about half the price of the shiny originals.

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  2. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

    Nov 11, 2008
    Austin - Rockdale
  3. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

    Nov 11, 2008
    Austin - Rockdale
    Those are some of the sweetest shooting micro guns! I just can't see going with a .32 when there are 9mm options that aren't much bigger.
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  4. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 TGT Addict

    Yay. Another Rorbaugh appreciator!!

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  5. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

    May 28, 2008
    Mustang Ridge
    Link to those pimpass grips, please.
  6. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

    Aug 8, 2016
    Yet there are plenty of completely concealable micro guns in more effective calibers. The P938/Micro 9 - P238/Micro .380 variants got mentioned in this thread many times. Metallurgy science sure has advanced since the days when a .32 or or .25 was considered a usable round. Meaning they can make handguns the same size but much more powerful these days.
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  7. dsgrey

    dsgrey Active Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    Denton County
    KelTec P32 with laser I carry in gym shorts or on the waistband since it has a metal side clip. Next size larger is a Kahr CW380 with laser that easily carries in jeans.
  8. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    Generally, I avoid carrying anything less powerful than a 380 acp. From my own experience, 32 acp is dubious as a self defense cartridge. I've used it to dispatch small critters around my property, and was far from impressed. Granted, this was with a lead round nose bullet that was a bit heavier than you'd typically load for 32 acp, but I am doubtful that a lighter, somewhat faster hollow point would improve performance a great deal, especial when you're going from dispatching rats and snakes to defending yourself against a 200lb man.

    This is coming from a worst case scenario point of view. If you have a determined attacker that will not be dissuaded by the presence of a gun, or a non-debilitating shot, then I'm not too comfortable with 32 acp. I prepare for the worse, and hope for the best. From what I understand, most cases are not like that and a 32 acp would be sufficient in these cases. Cases where the mere presence of a gun dissuades a potential attacker, or in which a wound, whether lethal or not, causes an attacker to either flee or to at least stop attacking. I believe these types of situations make up the majority of self defense cases. Like I said though, I prepare for the worse, and hope for the best.

    TLDR: 32 acp is a good deterrent and certainly better than nothing, but I'm not confident in it's ability to perform.
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  9. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust

    Jan 25, 2019
    Red Oak TX
    I like my Walther PPS and p938 for concealment. Neither really print, but I don't carry pocket either. Have too many other things I require in the pockets for work and edc

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  10. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Mar 19, 2008
    Kerr County
    Colt Defender (45 ACP!)! :banana:

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