GUN I want a pocket pistol for CCW v. help me pick one

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  1. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    My XD subcompact is great and all, but the reality is that it's too big to carry around most places comfortably. I'm looking for a real pocket pistol.

    I'm strongly considering the
    Rohrbaugh R-9

    http://paulcarras.com/Uploads/r9s1.jpg

    Anyone heard anything about it? Any better ideas?
     
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    aww how cute
     
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    do you have the 3 inch Sub-Compact XD Pistol? [​IMG]

    only other one i can think of is the glock [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, I have the 3" XD subcompact, but I want something that I can literally just put in my pocket.

    After some more research I'm now leaning towards the [SIZE=-1]Kahr PM9.


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    Screw the Kahr. This looks like what I need. :eek3:

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    thats much prettier
     
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    Kahr's and Rohrbaugh's are both nice pistols. If you're thinking of a Guardian, check out Keltecs. Lots of people will talk shit about them, but my P32 has been 100% since the day I bought it. And with the new model of .32 and .380 out most of the problems have been eliminated. And they're cheap.

    What about a J-frame or other snubbie?
     
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    As I research the Rohrbaugh, it seems that it's problem ridden, which is unacceptable for a thousand dollar pistol. The Kahr isn't really a pocket pistol, at least compared to the Guardians, although it is very small. I looked into Keltecs a bit, and I saw some stuff saying they're prone to problems.
     
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    theres mixed reviews of the kel-tec and the kahr.. dont know much about the rohrbaugh..

    as far as kel-tec, supposedly they have great customer service :dunno:
     
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    You can't fit an XD SC in your pocket? You must have tiny ass pockets.
     
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    Jeans, no, I cannot fit it in my pocket. Dockers or something like that, yes, I can, but it's huge and weighs them down.
     
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    I've thought about buying one, but I've heard mixed reports of feeding issues for some people. At $900 I want it to shoot rocks if I load them. I may buy one eventually but in the meantime I think the s&w 642 is great.
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    Drop it in my pants pocket, guarenteed to go bang every time you pull the trigger, no hammer to snag, and its light weight. You can buy 2 and a case of ammo for the price of the rohrbaugh too.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    J frame for the win!
     
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    I think I'm gonna go with the Guardian .380 :wiggle:
     
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    .32 strikes me as a little underpowered for self defense. :hsugh:
     
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    There is one here that says Kel Tec that is dinky. .380. it would fit in my jeans pocket.
     
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    I think the Kel-Tec would be a great choice.

    You could also look at the Kel-Tec P11.
     
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    Surprised no one's mentioned the Bersa Thunder .380 yet:

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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    and .380 is a fucking insta-manstopper
     
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    With .380 Magsafe Defender rounds the velocity and energy are [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1,360/246.

    [/FONT]That's equal to or better than 9mm performance, no?
     
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    no, thats shy by a good 100 lb-ft.

    in fact, the 124grain Gold Dot in 9mm is packing that much energy at 100 yards.
    Thats not even the +P.
     
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    Performance is penetration to vital organ depth. Your birdshot-esque round doesn't do that. A 9mm jhp will spank any frangable .380 round like it belongs in freakyshiat. Personally I'd carry .380 fmj, .38spl lswchp, 9mm jhp.
    http://www.firearmstactical.com/tacticalbriefs/volume4/number3/article432.htm
     
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    From what I gather, Magsafe has more punch than any conventional bullet of the same caliber. However, as you point out, it has less penetration. So what it really comes down to is whether or not the person throws his arm or hand in front of the bullet. Magsafe and other tests I've seen show their bullets are NOT stopped by heavy clothing, leather, etc. So it's really a give and take...if you do land a shot with the magsafe, you're going to pack a bigger punch than a conventional bullet, but if the guy's arm absorbs the bullet, then you're worse off with Magsafe. At least that's how I view it...
     

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