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5 Great Pocket Pistols for Personal Defence

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Introduction

Pocket pistols that can be easily carried are popular to provide effective protection in personal defence.

Since the need for a firearm that can be well-hidden until needed but is still reliable, shootable and comfortably carried, has increased, so-called “pocket” pistols have become quite popular.

The following is a list of firearms that is manoeuvrable and short-barrelled, and able to make up in concealability for what they may sacrifice in accuracy:

 

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Beretta Pico

Beretta Pico

With a width of less than 2 cm, the Beretta Pico is unquestionably the thinnest handgun on the market and one of the smallest total concealed carry alternatives available, making it an excellent choice. Along with its exceptionally compact dimensions, the Pico includes an array of desirable features, like adjustable sights, an ambidextrous magazine release, and a specifically developed low-recoil mechanism.

The gun is designed for pocket carry, having a rounded profile that blends in readily with the use of a quality holster. Two six-round magazines are included with the weapon.

Caliber: .380 ACP

Capacity: 6+1

Barrel Length: 6.9 cm

Overall Length: 13 cm

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Colt 380 Mustang

Colt 380 Mustang

The Colt 380 Mustang combines the conventional look, feel, and reliability of a full-size pistol in a pocket-sized package. This handgun combines a typical single-action trigger with a stainless-steel slide and a polymer frame to create a lightweight platform that weighs less than half a kilogram when loaded.

This is a compact, dependable pocket pistol that is an excellent choice for concealed carry. Carriers should exercise caution around potential snag places, but this pistol is a typical, albeit smaller, representation of Colt’s trusty design.

Caliber: .380 ACP

Capacity: 6+1

Barrel Length: 7 cm

Overall Length: 14 cm

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Glock G42

Glock G42

The Glock G42 is shaped and feels similarly to its larger brothers, making it an obvious pick for anyone accustomed with the platform. It fires the.380 ACP round in a typical 6+1 capacity and measures around 15 cm in length. Despite being significantly larger than the majority of the handguns featured here, the G42 is a popular choice due to its smooth curves and manageable pocket carry.

Serrations on the rear of the slide may however be too slick for rapid racking in wet weather.

Caliber: .380 ACP

Capacity: 6+1

Barrel Length: 8.3 cm

Overall Length: 15 cm.

Remington RM380

Remington RM380

The Remington RM380 strikes a balance between ergonomics and functionality. However, due to its size and lengthy trigger pull, it is more suited to close-range personal defence.

Carriers with larger hands should consider a magazine extension due to the short grip. Additionally, the RM380’s extended trigger pull causes the trigger to fire late. Carriers should practice drawing, firing, and holstering their firearms to increase ability.

Caliber: .380 ACP

Capacity: 6+1

Barrel Length: 7.4 cm

Overall Length: 13.4 cm.

Ruger LCP II

Ruger LCP II

The Ruger LCP II provides the optimal combination of ergonomics and function. The reduced size of the iron sights, combined with its curves, creates a handgun that is both reliable and durable. Smaller than the majority of sub-compacts, the Ruger LCP II excels in terms of pocket concealability.

The LCP has grown in popularity and may be difficult to locate in a gun shop, owing to its utility and affordability. The new LCP II is reasonably priced for the typical consumer.

Caliber: .380 ACP

Capacity: 6+1

Barrel Length: 7 cm

Overall Length: 13.2 cm

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