The Beretta 3032 I carry is also 32ACP. The 9mm is 38 cal AND it has more velocity. I would not consider the 9mm as being smaller. In fact, I consider this as a "punching pistol" where I use it to increase the effectiveness of a good gut punch.Not your caliber but I have a Kel Tec 32acp for pocket carry. I was told Nazi officers carried 32acp's as a back up because they would penetrate a skull or winter clothes when a similar sized 9mm would not. I use a sticky for it
Not your caliber but I have a Kel Tec 32acp for pocket carry. I was told Nazi officers carried 32acp's as a back up because they would penetrate a skull or winter clothes when a similar sized 9mm would not. I use a sticky for it
I’ve tried S&W J-frames and Ruger LCP, but found the best shooting, best trigger is the Ruger LCR. Head and shoulders better trigger than the S&W‘s. Not even close. Now that Ruger has the LCR in 9mm, rapid reloads with moon clips makes it the clear standard in pocket carry. I also like 9mm so that if I carry the LCR as a backup gun, I’m using the same ammo as my IWB carry pistol.Anyone got a pocket pistol set up they like and feel is capable? Going to have to start pocket carrying at work instead of 3oclock tucked under dress shirt. Please prefer 9mm or 38/357.
Most officers did not want to carry a full size issued pistol such as the Luger or P38, so they usually bought one on their own dime. A lot of officers carried personally acquired firearms as well. Some common smaller ones include theSome Nazi Officers did carry 32 ACP, including their Luftwaffe (Air Force). I don’t believe it has nearly as much to do with terminal ballistics as economics. As the Nazis made their move, they took over several factories - including FN. They needed arms and it was much easier to continue making what the tooling was set up for instead of retooling to make something else.
I think that's pretty much the same as the 3032 Tomcat I use. TRUE pocket gun. Literally in my back pocket no holster or even front pocket, no big deal.But as for the OPs question. I carry a Beretta Jetfire on a regular basis. Super small and has 7 rounds. Granted it’s not a 38/9, but it’s better than nothing
Bond Arms 6" 10mm derringer. Tiny, only 2 shots, but tiny with 6" barrels, meaning you'll have all the damn power that round can muster.
Good point. If approached by someone suspicious, you’ve always got the option for “hey man, here, you can have my wallet” OR “here take my car keys” as you draw the pocket pistol.+1 @blue_ridge
Nicest part of pocket carry (in addition to waistband carry as well) is that you can have a conversation and smile nicely and politely with whomever approaches you unthreateningly with your hands in your pockets if you wish. Quick backstep on the gun side with a fast draw and you can have the non gun hand up to deflect incoming blows while easily shooting pelvis and up
John Farnam used to teach something called the "zipper". Start with the groin and just work your way up the centerline to the chest or head. At close range/while getting hit, it will be easier to execute than backpedaling with your gun at arms length.
As always, safety rules apply. Don't flag your own arm.
I like the Denny Crane method, except I won't be such a good aim and only shoot him in the foot. BCM from below the belt on up.Good point. If approached by someone suspicious, you’ve always got the option for “hey man, here, you can have my wallet” OR “here take my car keys” as you draw the pocket pistol.
Ask yourself, Honestly, when You get out to pump gas, are you carrying? How about if you have to run into a store for just one or two items? Are you strapping the IWB rig back on for that? How about in the summer and you‘re wearing shorts and t-shirt? YMMV, but I find pocket carry to be the best option more than 50% of the time.
Here is my every day carry...
I know, I know...Taurus SUCKS. This one has sucked so bad that after more than 500 rounds, it is 100% reliable. Not one single issue with it.
Really? Is there some magic number?Wow, 500 rounds! You’re really wringing that thing out.
Just yanking your chain. But, it’d be a good idea to put a lot more rounds through that before bragging too much about its reliability.