Looking to get a new CCW. I have a glock19 but to me it’s getting heavy, a bit hard to conceal compared to micro,etc. Doesn’t have to be a Glock or a 9mm. But would like to stick to .380 or 9mm. Thought about lcp2max,Mossberg mc2c, I’d really just like reliable,and something I can poss put in a holster in my pocket??? Something around 400.00. I did have a Taurus g2c but was like the Glock and just to big if that makes sense. Thanks everyone!
I’ll second the P365. Though I’m not a big guy and can just barely get away with pocket carrying it with the right pants. The LCP Max disappears in my pocket for when I need to be a little more discreet. Both are accurate, reliable and have good capacity.
Third for the P365.
Kimber EVO SP - 9MM
Springfield 911 - .380
Ruger LCR - .38Sp
Forth for P365. Easy to find any type of holster for it.
Mossberg MC2C is a great option… but it’s not so popular to find holster and accessories .
After moving to Florida, the G19 became the house gun and I purchased a new Sig P365.
So 5th on that recommendation.
Stay safe out there in 2022.
Unless you are a large person, IMO P365, G43, Hellcat (and similar size) are too big for pocket carry. They are great options for discrete carry along the waist though. They are significantly thinner (and lighter!) than a G19. Unfortunately they are all above your price point I think.
I don’t have experience with them, but for pocket carry I think you need to go .380. I’ve seen quite a few vids on the LCP
2 MAX and people seem to really like that one. Not sure about price though.
no “2” with MAX
Definitely within range of $400, with good search even less.
Yeah, this is a good handgun for pocket carry.
I was curious what is the price for it… and it’s amazingly not expensive as a 10 rounder
$329 + free shipping… pretty nice.
Sig Sauer P 365, 365X, 365XL, go to the range and rent one to see how well it works for you!
If I was looking for pocket carry I’d check out that LCP II or max. I think keltec had a similar 380 too that’s less than $300.
You got lots of good options smaller than a 19.
It is definitely hard to beat the LCP Max for pocket carry. It is barely any larger than the LCP 2 but carries 4 to 6 more rounds depending on the magazine. It is also noticeably easier to shoot due to much better sights, the barely wider but much more comfortable grip, and some subtle changes in the way the barrel unlocks after firing.
My only regret is that I can’t find some Federal Hydroshok Deep to feed it:(
Shield or shield plus.
Keltec’s is P3AT. I recommend you check into S&W Bodyguard, it is a 6+1, but has a very thin profile and the price point should be under $400
I’ve heard of light primer strikes with that one, BUT I have a feeling it may just be a little ammo picky. (Ammo picky isn’t the same to me as unreliable)
Your G19 is a real fighting pistol. It would be unwise to replace it with a toy.
Suggest you evaluate your belt and holster.
Personal preference, but I don’t consider “ammo picky” firearms to be reliable in a self defense type capacity. To me, if pistol A is “ammo picky” and pistol B is not picky, pistol B is more reliable not just because of the ability to run other ammo, but also, that indicates to me that pistol B has more margin for error even when running ‘good’ ammo
Although, to be clear, some ammo is just not good and it’s not necessarily the firearm’s fault if the ammo is bad. I’m referring to ammo that is reliable in most pistols.
But I also try not to buy certain ammo that I have found to weaker powder charges and worse quality control…like Winchester
I agree with that. My only caveat would be buying a gun that has a reputation for being reliable and then finding out it’s picky. That happened with my brothers Rugar 10/22. Everyone says it’s the bees knees and then it stove pipes and breaks while shooting Remington. After getting it fixed and shooting it, it just doesn’t like that Remington ammo.
If I already owned a bodyguard I wouldn’t write it off right away. I’d do some testing, BUT I personally would buy an LCP or The Keltek P3 over dealing with that.
I am fascinated with pocket carry, but I also trust larger guns more. I personally would not go smaller than a p365 for a striker fired gun. Larger guns are less likely to malfunction (probably due to ease of use) and they’re easier to operate without messing up. That being said, I do understand why people would choose carry them.