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Old November 12th, 2019, 09:34 AM   #106
 
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Is a Bersa Thunder Concealed Carry (in .380) a mouse gun? If so, it's what I carry. Rock solid little pistol - shoots everything I feed it and very accurate. Trigger reset is amazing. And available at a pretty decent price for a hammer-fired pistol.



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Old November 12th, 2019, 10:40 AM   #107
 
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When I'm not feeling like carrying the G26, I opt for the G42 in my Vedder's Pocket Locker.
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Old November 12th, 2019, 02:28 PM   #108
 
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Seecamp .32acp.
YEP! Same here




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Old November 13th, 2019, 08:35 AM   #109
 
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Anyone carry a single action mouse gun? Like a Single Six, Seven or Bearcat short barrel?
I've carried a Bearcat shopkeeper birds head a little bit.
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I have to say I am a small barrel light weight gun enthusiast. Actually train with them and have done so for over 10 years. When I hear someone say they are not effective, I just laugh it off. I was shooting my LCR22 one day, a gun I train and shoot often, I realized, my gosh, 8 fast rounds into a attackers face, and some internet guy is going to say it is not effective at stopping a attack?

I only have one mouse gun. A Keltec P32. Not pretty, but it can fight and totally reliable. And 8 rounds of Underwood Defense Plus P would screw up someones day.

I also own a number of "Pocket Guns"
My favorite is the Pico and the Kahr. Just extremely well built guns that will go far beyond the standard limits in amount of training rounds down range. I mean a lot of training rounds and yes you do have to train on a frequent basis. Train often and they can be very effective up to 15 yards. But heck of a job at 7 or under.




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I also own a number of "Pocket Guns"
My favorite is the Pico and the Kahr. Just extremely well built guns that will go far beyond the standard limits in amount of training rounds down range.
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I marvel at the build quality of the Pico. Nice pic of it disassembled and I agree wholeheartedly with the "Built to last a lifetime"

Also agree re: the 22LCR.
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Mouse Gun

Got a chuckle after I read mouse gun. First mouse gun I saw was a TC. frame with a custom barrel bored for .14 cal . They reloaded a .32 cal brass.
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I'm not really into the 'mouse' sized pistols...and 9mm is the 'least' I consider as truly viable for home / personal defense.
This past summer I picked-up a Glock 43 and have been playing around with various ammo and holsters for it...preferring an OWB 4:00 position with 2 mags in a pouch at the 8:00 position on the left side..
I installed a Hackathorne rear with a Tritium front sight and Pierce +1 finger extension on 3 of the mags...and that's comfortable in my small hands.
I stippled the grip with a light tree-bark texture and removed the 'hook' on the trigger guard and it really fits nicely in my smaller-sized hand.
Ammo-wise, I've tried several different manufacturer's and have kinda settled on Hornady's XTP 124 grain JHP +P ammo...it seems to hit right where I point it and that's a big factor for me!
Previously, my 'mouse' gun was a Glock 36 .45 acp...and that's a good mouse-killer too!

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My Kimber RCP in 45ACP. 3" barrel with Crimson Trace red laser. Easy to conceal. I'll trade muzzle velocity for caliber.
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The .32 Tomcat is my mouse carry choice.
An LC9 if I have room for something a bit larger.
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I marvel at the build quality of the Pico. Nice pic of it disassembled and I agree wholeheartedly with the "Built to last a lifetime"

Also agree re: the 22LCR.
Ounce for ounce, one of the finest fire arms made.

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"Mouse guns" are for shooting mice. I carry a Ruger EC9S - 9mm & 7+1. It's about
1-1/2 mice.......
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First off, let me mention i pocket carry only.. Unlike most i simply cannot get used to any other carry style. I feel uncomfortable, and am forever fumbling around, repositioning the holstered weapon.. I am just not a natural "carry guy" unfortunately .

Like others I was finding I was leaving my EDC at home too often.. It was/is a Sig 938.. Great gun , but at times when just running to the store or to the gas station, I didn't want it pulling my unbelted pants down. At my age NO ONE wants to see that.. The P938 is not big, but for its size not especially light.

I had a Ruger LCP II, and carried it for a year or so, and it was great little light carry pistol. In retrospect I should have just kept it, and carried it. However at the range, that was one nasty little shooter.. Just too damn snappy even for a decent size guy like myself.
I would run 2 6 round mags through it, and then move onto my other pistols-
Sig 938/Shield 9 mm/ ruger 22/45 and SR 22, and my wife's Sig P238.. all much more comfortable to shoot.

Researched a bit and sold myself on the fact I NEEDED to buy a Keltec P32
Similar size and weight to the LCP II, much less refined, and much worse trigger.
However so much more comfortable to shoot at the range.
Not much for accuracy, but really neither was the LCP II.
All my other guns are much more accurate than the LCPII and the P32..

So really I settled on the mouse gun that was easier to shoot at the range and really thats about its only advantage over the LCP II.. Not sure it was worth it, but I do like the .32 acp as a self defense round and do not feel "undergunned" with it, although I would rather have my Sig 9mm on me if ever I was in trouble..
I am always in transition, and still do carry the P938 at times..
The Keltec is ok, and its tiny, light and unobtrusive for EDC.
Typically my wife and I are together 95% of the time, and she carries a Sig P238, and we live in a blessedly safe area. [ NY Finger Lakes Region ].
That all being said, I feel a 9 mm is a better choice for SD than a .32 any day..

However as others have said, a .32 thats on your person, is much more likely to save your life than a .45 at home in a safe.

So you know what happens to me, and others here I suspect?.. One day I will be looking into a glass gun case, and a $175 LCP or LCP Custom will be there, and I will buy it. Only because I know I will carry it, not look at it thinking-"man I don't want that damn thing jangling around in my pocket, weighing me down", the way I did with both my Shield and my P238.
As those that choose to protect ourselves and our loved ones by carrying our first duty is simply to carry . Whenever and wherever.. So if all you want to carry is a tiny NAA .22, thats fine. Its still a lot better than harsh words or even a closed fist.. bob

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