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Rich in Lincoln
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Ok,
We went over a few different pistols under $200 and came up with a good few work horses, now (within reason) what is the best concealed carry pistol at any price? I feel when it comes to my protection (and the protection of my loved ones) I don’t mind coughing up a little more cash!

Here are two I have been looking at:

Bond Arms Super Defender loaded with two .450 Bond Supers (100 grain .45 ACP at 2400 fps with 1250 ft-lbs.)

Kel-Tec in .40 S&W (I’d like a barrel in .357 sig)

I have a Glock 33 (.357 sig) that I have spent more cash than the gun costs on uncomfortable gimmicky holsters that don’t work. I also installed grip extensions to my mags that improved the shot ability without much of a sacrifice in concealabality.

Please add to the list, and list why you believe your choice is the best.

-Rich


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Kahr in 9mm or .40. I prefer the 9mm in this pistol.

Kel-Tec, not to shabby either

Regards LTS

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Springfield Armory MicroCompact .45 ACP
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Wilson Combat Stealth .45 ACP

1911-pattern .45 ACP. The standard by which all others are judged.


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Rich in Lincoln
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"1911-pattern .45 ACP. The standard by which all others are judged."

OH YA! Nothing like a .45 ACP!

Two .45s to the center of mass is much better than a whole swarm of .32 ACPs
Lesser calibers strive to achieve .45 inches dia..

-Rich





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Since the criteria is "pocket pistol", my hands-down choice is my 1903 (190 Colt Pocket Hammerless in .380. Plenty of defensive power, flat, thin, concealable, fast out of concealment, reliable, safe to the user (loaded chamber indicator/grip safety). I own and have owned most "pocket" and carry pistols from .22s to .45s, and this c. 1922 produced Colt is my #1 choice. You can still find them (in .380 or .32) for a couple of hundred bucks to $500 depending on condition if you look around.

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Pocket pistol at any price??? Hands down...9mm P-7 heckler & Koch squeeze cocker. Most accurate auto I have ever fired. However get out the billfold, they aint cheap. swede
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models. A blowback 380 might as well be a .22, for all the "power" it lacks. The polymer framed, 16 oz 6"long, PM compact Kahr, rechambered to 356TSW, is about the best you can come up with, without extensive gunsmithing. I much prefer cocked and locked SA autos, though. So it's a 6.2"(cocked) 19 oz, 6 rd mag, "chopped' Star BM 9mm, rechambered to 356. If you had to pay a competent smith to create such, the price would be $2000, to include 2 spare mags, and luminous sights.
 

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The question is "What is the best pocket pistol at any price?" The key word here is "pocket".

I haven't found it yet, but I lean towards the "airweight, featherweight, what ever," light hammerless revolvers. I don't own one, but I think I would be able to carry one in my jeans front pocket and it not be detected.

Apparently my pockets aren't as big as some peoples pockets. I also have a problem with the disease called "noassatal", it is hard to keep my pants up with much weight in my pockets.

Oops, I done said too much.

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How big is your pocket? Too many to list.
I have heard some call a Glock 26/27 pocket pistols.
Also which pocket, front, rear or cargo?
 

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WOW! Amazing pistol, high price point.

I had never heard of them before, thanks sabashimon.
 

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Kahr PM40... .40 Cal. and fits in the pocket with a nice pocket holster that masks print. I know this is an old post but I also noticed that Kahr was even mentioned way back then. :D

If your duds are a bit tighter, I'd go with the Ruger LCP in .380. I've got the KelTec P3AT that I carry when the Kahr just won't do. In my opinion the KelTec has some work to do in the area of case extraction. Mine is not 100% reliable with all ammo in that department. Hotter loads tend to cause more failures to extract in the P3AT.
 

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i have a smith and wesson 642 and i cant hide it in any pockets well. i can get it in my front all the way, but you definately see it's a pistol. and unless it is laying sideways it always sticks out of the top just a tad either front of back, i wear wranglers by the way. and im fat so i wear a big size.
 

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i have a smith and wesson 642 and i cant hide it in any pockets well. i can get it in my front all the way, but you definately see it's a pistol. and unless it is laying sideways it always sticks out of the top just a tad either front of back, i wear wranglers by the way. and im fat so i wear a big size.
I live in Fl, so we wear baggy shorts - 9-10 months per year. I use a Nemesis holster which conceals the outline of the weapon very well and my pockets are deep enough to conceal he weapon completely. When I shop for shorts the S&W comes with me to check the pocket depth and room.
 

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kel-TEC P3-AT is a .380 or Kel-Tec PT-9 is a 9mm. real light, under 3 bills and lifetime guarantee. I also wear shorts about 10 months of the year, and am posterior defecient. I don't need anything that helps the shorts slide down, and I can't do the street thug thing.
 

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Smith & Wesson J frame in a Mika's pocket holster. The gun will not print and most importantly the holster stays in your pocket when you draw the gun.
 

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Kel-Tec PF-9 in my strong side front pocket
 

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Seecamp 32 is always in my pocket, it replaced a Kel-tec p3at which was also a good gun I just prefer the Seecamp.
 

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Here is a most interesting one soon to be in production. It uses a novel rear ward unloading mag, as well a very long barrel relative to it's size. It is also oddly a modern remake of the british Mars pistols of nearly a century ago.

http://bobergengineering.com/

Check out the animations of a cutaway view. Most interesting, as it drags the cartridge rearward to a carrier/lifter that raises it up to the bore centerline. Thus the barrel is actualy above the clip, giving it full length barrel performance in a true compact size pistol. And two lug turn bolt style locking. Cool.....:):D:D
 
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