Suggestions please.... Pocket gun for "big guy"

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  1. Lee D

    Lee D New Member

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    Sig 238. mine will shoot as well as some full sized pistols.
  2. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    How bout a Springfield EMP? Idk if it's a pocket gun, but it's thinner, easier to conceal, and they are available in 9mm and .40 (which are more powerful than .380s or .32s).
  3. gun runner

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    How about a little derringer?
  4. Big Shrek

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    I'm in the same boat as you...hence the name Big Shrek...
    In the past I was referred to as "Bull" ("Night Court tv series") & Grape Ape & The Irish King Kong ;)

    OK, since absolutely NOTHING looks good on us, we can feel free to be able to do as we wish...which means...
    Biker Attire...
    Fanny Packs...
    Backpacks...(nothing like a big guy walking around with a Hogwart's Book Bag...they won't be thinking GUN BAG...)
    Cargo Shorts with Belt...(my personal fav)

    Everyone hates Fanny Packs as a fashion issue in the USA...in the EU, perfectly normal...
    mostly because in the USA, they're usually holding a gun, in the EU, they're holding booze...lol
    But...inside the pack, can be ANYTHING!! I've used a Large FP and stuck a tape player in the front pocket,
    with small headphones/earbuds hanging out...so everyone thinks Music Nut...instead of Gun Nut...
    in the rear gun section, a full-size Star model 30P 9mm 15+1 capacity & two extra mags.

    And where do I hide a Calico Liberty III w/ additional Three 100-rd mags??
    In a Diaper Bag...cause I've got TWINS!! NOBODY thinks I'm hiding enough firepower in there to take out an entire Flash Rob Mob ;)
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    And here's why a cheezy Backpack over a briefcase/etc...
    you can show off your favorite Superhero (Spiderman/Batman/etc)...people think Harmless Comic Geek...
    The Hogwart's/Harry Potter backpack...people think Geekyest human on earth...but not a threat...
    My wife, carrying a Disney Princess backpack...looks as innocent as they get...but it holds PLENTY :)

    Look, as a big guy, we tend towards Natural Jollyness due to the ability to eat anything and be happy...hehehe
    Play up the Jolly Factor!! Be the Good-Time Jack Black!! Do the Baby Huey!! Pull the Santa Effect!!

    Or you can go the other direction and be a Biker Bunghole if you wanna go that route... ;)

    Its all in how you wish to be perceived...as a threat all the time, or no threat at all.
    To a LEO, you want to be as invisible/boring as you can get...ya go thru less cavity searches that way...
    To a bad guy, you want to be Beneath Notice...so you can be Ignored...which gives you Misdirection Benefits!!

    Also, do NOT draw when the BG is looking right at you...let something else distract him or create a distraction...
    THEN draw & plug 'em while their attention is Elsewhere...at least then, if both armed, you've got the EDGE!!
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012
  5. jrprich

    jrprich New Member

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    :thumbsup: Just handle one and I think you will be pleased :D
  6. chrislind2

    chrislind2 New Member

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    I agree, I really like my Sig 238. I can shoot groups at 20 feet, but it drops off fast any farther, but I can still hit center mass at 30 feet.
    I like the looks of the new Beretta Nano. But I know nothing about it.
  7. jce07a

    jce07a New Member

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    i carry a bond arms texas defender with a blackhawk size 3 pocket holster. im only an XL guy but it just looks like my wallet or cell phone. ill post a pic or two when i get a chance this evening
  8. Bud0505

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    Im a 2XL guy and I have carried a Tarus titanium .38 spcl for years in a front pocket holster. But not while wearing nylon shorts or sweat pants. I recently bought a Ruger Lc9 and it is now my EDC. IMO you need a good belt regardless of what you carry.
  9. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the belt Bud. I carried same model Taurus for a number of years as well.
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