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Old September 17th, 2020, 07:54 PM #1
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Revolver for Pocket Carry

Hey all,

I'm looking for a revolver for pocket carry. I generally carry a G43 or G43x IWB but on days when I'm feeling particularly lazy or dressing in such a way that it makes it uncomfortable for my body type, I throw an LCP in the pocket with a pocket holster.

LCP has been fine, but all things being equal, I'd trust the reliability of a revolver of the LCP. I'm not a revolver > semi auto guy. In fact, the opposite. I'm speaking only of trusting them more than tiny pocket semiautos like the LCP.

So, does anyone pocket carry a revolver, and if so, what is recommended? I'm assuming I'm looking at a 5 shot 38sp +p as a .357 or a 6 shot cylinder might make weight/size unreasonable for pocket carry.

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I have a S&W airweight. 38+p. It's perfect.
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I keep a model 36 not to far away but the 442 is what your looking for
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Get the Desantis pocket clip grip for it. Perfect for the top of the pocket.
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https://ruger.com/products/lcr/overview.html

Not a range gun, but I was surprised by how well the gun seems to be made. Couple of caliber options.
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I have a S&W airweight. 38+p. It's perfect.
How is the recoil. The LCP is not pleasant to shoot.
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How is the recoil. The LCP is not pleasant to shoot.
Sucks. But I don't have it for it's manners.

I have exactly 5 rounds through it.
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https://ruger.com/products/lcr/overview.html

Not a range gun, but I was surprised by how well the gun seems to be made. Couple of caliber options.
My LCR (not X) rides great in my pocket when things are uncertain around the farm. It isn't exactly fast draw, but with the enclosed hammer, there hasn't been anything to snag on the way out yet (haven't had to draw it for real though). I don't use any sort of holster...just nothing else in the pocket. I'm absolutely confident that it isn't going to go off on its own. It rides naturally canted forward a bit and doesn't print much more than a cell phone. Even if it did magically go off, aside of probably burning my leg, there is no way the projectile would hit me.

Mine's 38+P. Although I really don't know if the +P makes a difference in the short barrel (blast and felt recoil seem the same with 158 gr swc), I use Critical Defense. There is indeed some recoil, but the grip is big enough to hold onto. Katie doesn't really like it, but I think it's pleasant to shoot (on the range, at least. Defensively, with no earpro I'm sure would suck).

If I had to do it over again (or, when I buy the next one), I think I'd go for 9mm. Supposedly the ballistics are better out of the short barrel, and moon clips should be easier for a reload (my speedloader can be a little tricky sometimes).

Can't go wrong with a Ruger revolver
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Sucks. But I don't have it for it's manners.

I have exactly 5 rounds through it.
I figured as much. Just checking.
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There's a number of excellent revolvers to recommend...you have to go with the one that you like best. One thing I will say is there's little reason for +P as the short barrel won't give the velocity benefit plus the added recoil and flash. There are some excellent standard pressure loads made specifically for short barrel guns.
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