The Search for the Perfect Pocket Pistol
It’s over! Here follow not one, not two, but seven! Choices for smaller and convenient EDC.
The “pocket” pistol is just that – a gun that fits very well into a pocket, any pocket. These are the little guns for concealed carry. The barrel is typical less three and a half inches long and the guns are light. They usually pack 7+1 heat.
The following list was compiled by Eva Flanigan for guns.com. Please read that original article.
These little beauties come in a variety of calibers. All are affordable. And they will all serve you well, either as a backup or as your mainstay gun of choice. Have a look.
- Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380
2.75 inch barrel
12.5 ounces unloaded weight
2. Ruger LCR
.22LR, 22WMR, .327, 9mm Luger, .38 with +P rating, and .357 (that’s a heck of a lineup)
2 inch barrel
13.5 to 17 ounce unloaded weight
3. Glock 42
13.6 ounces unloaded
4. Beretta Nano
5 inch total size
5. Smith & Wesson Airweight
6 inch total length
6.Ruger LCP II
Also, consider the slightly heftier LC9 in .9mm!
7. Kahr CT380
These are all great choices from trusted manufacturers. Consider adding one (maybe two) to your EDC.
As with any class of gun, there are many other great alternatives available as well. Look around and you can literally find anything your heart desires. Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve – keep it in your pocket!
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.