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Old March 8th, 2020, 05:15 AM   #166
 
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Old March 8th, 2020, 08:21 AM   #167
 
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I am in "deep concealment" daily because of my work conditions. During working hours, it is an LCP II in a Vedder Kydex pocket holster.

My favorite carry gun [Shield 2.0 9mm] can be carried in front pants pocket, but why?

More than anything, my concern is with ammunition and every defensive gun I carry has Underwood Extreme Defender loaded. I know it's a preference. They are fast, light, barrier blind and do stupid good damage on penetration. They certainly will never plug up and fail to expand like hollow points.

https://www.underwoodammo.com/collec...tridge_380-acp
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Soon to own a LCP II, plan on alternating between the LCP and the LC9s. That all depends on where I'll be and the clothing I'll be wearing.
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I carried a Walther PP in 32 ACP at one time. The PPK is a smaller version of the PP.

Although I have a 380, whenever possible I carry my Sig Ultra Compact in 45 ACP.
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Old March 8th, 2020, 09:16 AM   #170
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...The LCP is a fine gun but it is hard for me to shoot. It kicks too much and actually hurts to shoot it.
Just my thoughts to others (like me) who have found the LCP a painful little gun to shoot. While I LOVE my pea, shooting it stock is not fun. That said, I have gone for all the usual accessories/mods (13lb. Recoil spring, rubber grip sleeve, oversized magazine extensions) and it is really not bad. I would still not want to shoot 50+ rounds at the range on a regular basis, but running a few mags is now certainly fun. I just installed the Trigger spring kit that M*CARBO puts out, and while it does not effect the recoil, the improved trigger pull is amazing, and I find myself wanting to shoot it almost as much as it's big bother LC9s Pro (ok, that last part is not true, but still).

P.S.: The LCP is way sexier than the LCP II, can we all agree on that? The II sorta has a tacti-cool vibe, but the LCP is more 'Secret Agent' than a Walther PPK.


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P.S.: The LCP is way sexier than the LCP II, can we all agree on that?
Maybe, but I'm 66 with mild arthritis in both hands and severe arthritis in the pinky finger of my shooting hand, and I can go 150+ rounds with my LCP IIevery time I go to the range.. Practice with my carry gun is very important to me.
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I am in "deep concealment" daily because of my work conditions. During working hours, it is an LCP II in a Vedder Kydex pocket holster.

My favorite carry gun [Shield 2.0 9mm] can be carried in front pants pocket, but why?

More than anything, my concern is with ammunition and every defensive gun I carry has Underwood Extreme Defender loaded. I know it's a preference. They are fast, light, barrier blind and do stupid good damage on penetration. They certainly will never plug up and fail to expand like hollow points.

https://www.underwoodammo.com/collec...tridge_380-acp
I was running Black Hills Honey Badger until I found the Underwood version. I run the extreme penetrator in my LCP II and the extreme defender in my wife's. Accurate and feeds flawlessly. IMHO best .380 ammo available based on everything you mentioned.
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Old March 8th, 2020, 01:27 PM   #173
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Maybe, but I'm 66 with mild arthritis in both hands and severe arthritis in the pinky finger of my shooting hand, and I can go 150+ rounds with my LCP IIevery time I go to the range.. Practice with my carry gun is very important to me.
Wow, that's awesome. With the weight being so close between the LCP and LCP
II, I would expect it to also be super snappy. Did you do anything to tame it? I know I can enjoy shooting that many rounds with my LC9s Pro, but she's my baby (and has more weight to her).
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My favorite pocket carry is a Kimber Micro 380. I also have a Smith J Frame 5 shot .38 SPL. Both fit nicely in my jeans front pocket. I've got "holsters" that look like a front pocket wallet. And I can draw them fast.
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I carry a Sig P238. Sometimes my P365 9mm but I like the lighter weight of the loaded 238 vs. the 365.
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Wow, that's awesome. With the weight being so close between the LCP and LCP
II, I would expect it to also be super snappy. Did you do anything to tame it? I know I can enjoy shooting that many rounds with my LC9s Pro, but she's my baby (and has more weight to her).
The only thing I've done is to use the finger extension on the mag. I've never shot the original LCP, but I've read that the wider grip on the LCP II aids in shootability.
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Pocket guns, I own a NAA 22 Mag, S&W 38 and 22 Mag J frames, two Colt 38 Detective Specials, a LCR in 327 Federal Magnum, and a Taurus 605 357 Mag as far as usable snubbies go. Twelve pocket 380's, including LCP, LCP Custom, LCP II, LC-380. LC9s Pro and Taurus G2C for 9 MM. Glock 33 in 357 Sig. Two Springfield XD40 SC Mod 2's, XDS40 Mod 1 and Mod 2, Taurus G2C all in 40. XDS45 is retired pretty much.

I like the XDS40 Mod 2 for pocket carry, but I started small and worked my way up

I find it hard to draw most guns from the pocket, but thinner is easier
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I usually prefer to read all previous posts before posting in a thread. But with 177 posts here, I've only started. Page 1.

I'll continue reading over time, because I have an interest in mouse guns. Interesting concept. As a biologist, I've studied mice and other rodents, and find them interesting. But I don't currently own one. I considered an LCP II. But after a lot of reading, I was reminded of f=ma. That smaller mass pistol firing a small -- 380 -- but rapidly accelerating projectile results in (=) a lot of FORCE (aka kick).

So I wound up with a rat gun: an EC9s. I liked my LC9s, but had to sell it for financial reasons. But now, I own it's econo-cousin, and really like it.

Admittedly, it's not a mouse gun by the strictest definition. But I can put it in my front pocket with a DeSantis pocket holster. In summer here, during the hot days (85 - 90F), that'll be useful. It also goes in my vest pocket with no holster at all. But my Alien Gear shoulder holster is ordered. It should be here in a couple of weeks. Most of the year, I'll wear that under a vest with extra insulation or a heavy coat.

It weighs less than a Sigmodon (genus name of the hispid cotton rat), and is better looking than a Rattus.

I'll keep reading this thread over time ... which I'm a bit short of right now. Trying to make my next professional move while dealing with a medical issue.

But I'm interested in the topic.

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Regarding the 'kick' of a smaller pistol.

It is my subjective opinion that the felt recoil on some micro .380's such as the TCP and Pico is approximately equivalent to or less than the recoil on polymer compact 9mm pistols.

I don't consider my .380's to have very much kick at all, frankly. I quite honestly find the recoil of a 9mm even in a G19 size pistol to be more obnoxious. And (shame me if you will) I'm a guy who thinks 9mm in a polymer gun is pretty snappy.
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Old March 22nd, 2020, 05:56 AM   #180
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I carry an LCP Custom in a Blackhawk size 2 pocket holster with Hornady Critical Defense rounds primarily. It is concealable and convenient to access. I also have an LCR 9mm and Glock 43 which share an Uncle Mike’s size 15 pocket holster with 9mm H CD also, although I don’t consider them mouse guns. Not the most intimidating defensive group but I don’t want to be on the receiving end of any of them. The LCP is very discreet to carry year round. I’m fortunate to live in a rural area and consciously maintain good situational awareness in public places. Home break ins, usually unoccupied dwellings, for drug money (or salable items) seems to be our biggest crime problem.
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