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Smallest for me currently is a 9mm P250SC. A tad big for pants pocket. OK for coat pocket.


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Posts: 7909 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They don't make a pocket da/sa pistol.



Nonsense.

Beretta Tomcat .32
Bersa Thunder 380CC .380
Walther PPK .380

Are all pocketable DA/DA pistols


I cracked the frame on my Tomcat. It is common issue if you look into it.

PPK and Bersa 380 are the next size up and I honestly do not consider them pocket guns as they printed a lot in my experience.

Glad you have had better luck in applying the guns in the pocket pistol role.
 
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Biggest issue with Bersa or PPKs in the pocket is the weight.

Just like people pretending the P230 is a pocket gun. I hear people say that, but I never see any photos of them doing it.

Just like the cargo pocket G26/27 pocket carry. Lots of talk, but I've never met someone doing it.
 
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Not a big fan of pocket carry. If it has to be done, LCP or Bodyguard. If it’s a jacket pocket, nothing beats a j frame. They are laser beams, if a shooter can not produce accuracy similar or better than g43, it’s not the gun.

For a small auto, you should check out the Sphinx SDP Subcompact. Swiss made (not USA) ones are hard to find, but they are smaller than a Glock 19 or P239, hold 13+1 rounds of 9mm with flush fit mags, excellent trigger, excellent sights, top notch machining and workmanship, very accurate.


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That said, there's a model 37 I'm hoping is still for sale tomorrow. Wink
 
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Although they are DA only, when I really want a concealable carry - I chose to carry one of my Seecamps. Granted they are not long range firearms, but they are extremely well made, and with basic maintenance and correct ammo selections - perform very well.
I am partial to the Milford CT guns, that Larry Seecamp, like his father produced - before finally selling the company to Whalley, who moved the operation to Massachusetts. I own all three calibers, .25/.32/.380, mostly for nostalgia, but carry the .380 caliber.
 
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If your entertaining DAO, look at a Keltec PF-9, or an early Ruger LC9 (NOT the LC9s which is striker.)
 
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The Colt Gov. 380 carries very well in the pocket & has been praised for decades for its other virtues. SA only


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Sig 232 would be the nicest DA/SA, but they're borderline on pocket carry as they're a tad on the large side for that.
 
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The small Polish P-64, 6 round 9X18 Makarov is DA/SA.....if you don't mind the 24lb DA trigger pull. Snappy recoil, too.


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I don’t like pocket pistols for a variety of reasons. Anything on my person I want excellent accuracy, low recoil, etc. My own requirement is holster use always. For minimalistic carry it’s a 2” Chiappa Rhino. I carry it aiwb. One or two speed loaders depending on how discreet I need to be.

I’d go shoot some small revolvers and pick the one you shot best.



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I love my DA/SA Sigs. However, the mechanics of the DA/SA internals are not conducive to miniaturization.


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+1 for the Smith and Wesson CS9. Almost exactly the same size as a shield, pps etc. but da/sa with a really nice trigger. I would call it a jacket-pocket or cargo-pocket gun though. For true pocket carry I prefer something like a bodyguard.

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Seecamp .32 truly pocket size and better than a rock
 
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CZ82/83? Too big?




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I occasionally pocket-carry my PPK, but each time I do, I have to blow lint out of the area around the hammer when I take it out for the night. A buildup of lint can cause a malfunction.

I got a pocket holster for it from a forum member a couple years ago, and that helps with all the pocket-carry problems: reduces printing, reduces lint, reduces clothing damage. Doesn't totally eliminate any of them.

Bottom line, pocket carrying an exposed-hammer pistol doesn't really work, long-term. Although I'm glad I no longer have my Browning .380's (I had two at one time), they were both more reliable choices for pocket carry.


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