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This is a discussion on Pocket Pistol? within the Pistols & Revolvers forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by petergunn People who pocket carry a .50DE will have Saggy Britches So is that why I see the saggy britches. They all ...


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Old April 29th, 2017, 04:45 AM   #76
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People who pocket carry a .50DE will have Saggy Britches
So is that why I see the saggy britches. They all are carrying Desert Eagles.



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I have to be a little cautious how I word things, living where I do where CCW is illegal...but I didn't always live here and when I traveled for many years I carried a model 36 Smith snub double action with no exposed hammer (doubt in a real situation I'll want to mess with pulling a hammer back)...it was a revolver..5 shot...that I shot a great deal and felt very comfortable with...I'm no cowboy and was not planning for a "15 paces" duel in the streets of Laredo...my 36 was the last ditch 10 footer or less and having more than 5 rounds at that distance was just more stuff to carry...A revolver doesn't drop a magazine in mid volley...it probably won't jam and it's an instinctive point and shoot. Being a double action only it forced my practice to be double action and mostly point and shoot rather than carefully aimed shots with a hammer to cock.

I have a "safe" location in the house and that is the first line of defense...if pushed we (just the Wife and me) head there and let the bad guys do what they will unless they try to get to us before LEO arrives....our house is an "armed camp" with a couple of Gp 100's loaded with +P 38 special Golden Sabers....If I did carry these days I have a model 36 Smith 3" bbl that shoots great with standard 38 specials (Wadcutters). I do carry the little Smith at home when in the garage, etc...carry at home is legal where I live but not off the property and not in the car..

Just a personal observation..almost all "experts" on the subject of self defense have never had to put any of it into play...I doubt much would be going on if pushed would be to control the panic and get it done without much thought...I think muscle memory is imperative, whatever the firearm and my thoughts are that a 38 special is the absolute smallest caliber I want to deal with.

Joe Biden said a 12 gauge shotgun is the perfect self defense weapon...maybe you should look into that.

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I normally carry a 1911 type Pistol, but when I can't carry my 1911, I drop my NAA 380 Guardian into my Hip Pocket. I know that there are lighter pocket pistols out there but I don't like Plastic Guns and don't mind a few extra ounces to have an all steel gun. It has been 100% reliable with Speer Gold Dots.
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An ex is a has been and a "spert" is a drip under pressure. My guess is more people have put a weapon into action than we realize, or at least had their hand on it while it was tucked away. They just prefer not to say anything about it.
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People who pocket carry a .50DE will have Saggy Britches
I have the fix for that. I wear bibbed overalls about 80% of the time that I'm not working. But I still don't carry a 50, just a 45 Colt New Agent or a 38 Colt Cobra.
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So is that why I see the saggy britches. They all are carrying Desert Eagles.


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Is that a 50 AE in your pocket or are you just glad to see me!


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I normally carry a 1911 type Pistol, but when I can't carry my 1911, I drop my NAA 380 Guardian into my Hip Pocket. I know that there are lighter pocket pistols out there but I don't like Plastic Guns and don't mind a few extra ounces to have an all steel gun. It has been 100% reliable with Speer Gold Dots.
I'll second the NAA Guardian, as I don't like plastic either. Mine melts away in a Galco pocket-scabbard. Usually, run 100-gr SIG Elite Performance rounds in it. Never notice the weight!



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I have a SD9VE. It's $259 after rebate ($284 without rebate) here. At 16+1 it's about the size of the G19. Depends on what deals you can find but, for me, deals are great. I've bought 3 guns since February. Springfield armory XDs and Canik TP9SF were the other two. As far as self defense is concerned the XDs is the best option. Although, that grip safety is hard to get used to. I find I can shoot well with it but, when I go the others and then go back I have a hard time gripping it just right.

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I am a pocket gun shooter enthusiast
. Have gone through 4 lcp's, but then found the Beretta Pico. Man I love this little gun. Streamlined to perfections, and one of the most mild shooting pocket guns I have shot. I now have over 700 rounds of mixed ammo and not one hiccup. I have only owned the gun for about two months now. But like it so much I just received my second one.

Streamlined, Steel frame, designed for hot ammo, Very mild recoil, does not have that "High five Snap" as the LCP and others are know for. A wonderful double action trigger, very similar to the Ruger LCR, Firm but smooth all the way through'
It has double strike capability, and is a modular design.
Shoots hot ammo better than most small pocket guns shoot range ammo.
Because of the thin design, it carries well in both the pocket on iwb.
I have a large hand size 9 with long fingers and have no problem shooting it.
The machining and tolerences are true Beretta Quality. Virtually a small streamlined tank,



It is not a gun for a beginner. But if you like to shoot pocket guns you will appreciate it. By the way, it comes with fantastic sights but very easy to upgrade and install yourself the Trijicon night sights which I did.

I carry it as a backup to my LCR9mm or my LC9S,

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Dave, that Beretta PICO looks like a nice-little BUG. I'm assuming, that they retail around the $400 dollar-mark. Looks like a serious contender for my next pocket-pistol. Thanks, for posting it!
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Dave, that Beretta PICO looks like a nice-little BUG. I'm assuming, that they retail around the $400 dollar-mark. Looks like a serious contender for my next pocket-pistol. Thanks, for posting it!
Actually I paid $250.00. I went to slick guns and did the search for the lowest price. I found one and Buds gun shop will match the price, with free shipping. Did the same thing with the second gun. [B]Best purchase I have made in a long time.
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Is there a pocket pistol in your opinion that would be good for a new shooter?

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I take grief for it every time I mention it but... my wife is relatively new to shooting. I tried starting her on my SR22 and Single Six. When I moved her to my SR9c, Glock and LC9s she said no way. She decided to rent an LCP. I was concerned about recoil and snappiness. She loved it. I bought her Tiffany blue with stainless slide and laser. She loved it and I have a new shooting buddy. A win for everybody. So, pocket pistols aren't necessarily great guns for beginners BUT sometimes it's the solution to getting newbies into the fold. She's become quite proficient and I'm proud of her progress to date. She has probably about seven hundreds round through it and shooting extremely well.


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+1 on the LCP for the beginner--that's how I got my wife into shooting pistols. She has moved onto my 1968 S&W Mod 10 snubbie and shoots/carries it regularly.
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