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  • Trailboss

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    Apr 2, 2013
    Norwood LA
    Favorite pocket gun is S&W 649 in .357mag., although have carried a Makarov at times.



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    Nov 8, 2015
    Currently trying to transition from a g27/43x to a g19mos.

    As for caliber, it depends on the plateform. Id wouldnt be 100% against rim fire but it would have to be in a revolver in case a round is a dud.
    I think one of the biggest issues with even considering rimfire for carry, is the ignition reliability. A lot of us have seen large game taken down with a well placed 22, but I can't recall any brand/line of .22lr ever being 100%.

    Big H

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    Nov 3, 2010
    Lake Charles, La. 70607
    No brand of any caliber has ever been proved 100% reliable that I'm aware of---although I'll agree rim fire
    would be the most/more likely to misfire. I have several friends that carry small .22s or .22 mags. as secondary
    (back-up) CC firearms.

    drill sgt

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    Oct 19, 2019
    denham springs ,la
    Yes caliber has a lot to do with it but probably shot placement has as much or more to do with the effectiveness of the caliber... Remember you could probably kill a elephant with a 22lr. .............. ................................................ drill sgt.


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    Jan 25, 2023
    Central OR
    My smallest is a p238, small .380 but my normal edc is the common p365. 238 is good for gym shorts etc. I carry in a hybrid kydex/leather appendix from Crossbreed, otherwise it’s the p365 at 4 o’clock


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    Mar 5, 2011
    I have a .22 mag that is pretty ferocious with the HPs. I wouldn’t feel to vulnerable carrying it. That said I have a .32 that is pretty handy. .380 /.38 is pretty capable too.
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    Apr 30, 2014
    Piney Woods, LA
    Smith & Wesson 317 8-round 22.LR weighing in at 10.8 oz. is ultra concealable in a belly band and completely controlable. Ruger LCR is noticeably bigger, heavier, but carries well OWB, has a better trigger than the Smith. Both are desirable carry weapons when "nothing is going to happen", according to Bill Jordan. Something goes down, and it will, shot placement is on you.


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    Jan 20, 2023
    Baton Rouge
    Ruger LCP .380. I carry this and a Shiedl 9mm. Ruger if in a hurry and just going to the store. Any gun is better than no gun. Winter can carry my Colt Defender in .45 under a vest. Love the Defender.
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