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Mouseguns/Pocketguns for Self-Defense - Selection and Tactics

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I am not handing out legal advice. I make no claim to be an expert on the use of firearms. The following are just my personal opinions and observations. If you carry a concealed weapon, you and you alone are responsible for your own actions. Also, I am writing this article from the standpoint of a "civilian," not a law enforcement officer (LEO). Different rules and tactics apply for LEOS.
Choosing a Mousegun/Pocketgun
I define a "mousegun" as a handgun that weighs less than 16 ounces empty, and/or will fit easily in a front pants pocket. This is my own personal definition, so take it or leave it. If you want to define a mousegun some other way, that's fine with me. A pocketgun is obviously one that you carry in your pocket.
There are many choices in the mousegun world. There are derringers, semi-auto pistols, and revolvers. There are all kinds of calibers available, from .22 long rifle on up to shotgun shells. With single or double shot derringers in particular, you can get any caliber you like, and still stay under 16 ounces, and have a pocketable firearm. On the other hand, one or two shots isn't much. What if you have two assailants? How will you defend yourself? A few extra rounds would come in handy!
My personal recommendation for a mousegun/pocketgun is some sort of semi-auto pistol in either 9mm or .380acp. Why choose a small .32acp pistol, when you can shoot a more powerful .380acp pistol that is about the same size and weight? And if you can pocket a 9mm pistol, why settle for the smaller .380acp? Of course, price and availability come into the equation, as well as "shootability." The 9mm round in a very small pistol may be too much for some people to handle well and comfortably. And a $1000 9mm Rohrbaugh pistol may be an ideal choice for you, but beyond your budget. The small .22 revolvers by North American Arms are too small in my opinion. And they are single-action only, which means they are difficult to shoot quickly or accurately in stressful situations. The grip is very small, and they are hard to hold. It is also my personal opinion (with which many will disagree) that the small j-frame S&W pistols are still a bit too large for comfortable pocket carry. You may feel differently, and if the j-frame works for you, that's great!
Here are some photos of some well-known pocket guns...

Kel-Tec P3AT (.380 ACP)

S & W 342PD

Kahr PM9 (9mm)
Choosing a pistol is also a very personal decision. You need a pistol that you like. It doesn't matter what anyone else says about it. If you don't like it, then it's not for you. It also needs to be reliable, and you can't take anyone's word about which pistols are reliable. Get yourself a pistol you like, and work with it. Shoot it enough so that you are confident that it will go bang if you have to pull the trigger in a time of great need. Carry it it your pocket long enough that you are confident in your ability to conceal your firearm, and carry it all day long without feeling burdened by it. I love the GLOCK 27 pistol for front pocket carry in my khaki pants. But because it is a bit larger and heavier than most pocket pistols, I had to work up to it. My first pocketgun was a Kel-Tec p3at. Then I found the Kel-Tec PF9, which would fit well in my pocket. Finally I found a holster that really worked well with the GLOCK 27. So, the GLOCK 27 is NOW my personal choice, but it may not work for you, for a pocket gun.
My choice for a pocketgun is really two choices, one for weekdays and one for Sunday. I go to church every Sunday, and I wear a suit. On week days I wear khaki slacks. On weekdays I find that I can comfortably conceal my GLOCK 27 in my khaki pants front pocket. But I can't do it in my thinner suit pants on Sunday. The material is too thin, and the pants are a little tighter, and the GLOCK just won't conceal well and feel comfortable. So when I wear a suit, I carry a Kel-Tec P3AT in my front pocket, and that works very well. The Kahr PM9 and the Ruger LCP (.380acp), or a Seecamp .380 also seem to me to be fine pocketable mouseguns. Some people like the .380 pistols from North American Arms, which are small, but they are a bit heavier. The brand doesn't matter. Find one that conceals easily, is comfortable to carry all day long, and is reliable in your personal experience.
Someone is probably objecting: if you are wearing a sport coat, or a suit coat, then you don't need to carry a mousegun at all! Just carry a larger gun with an IWB (in the waist band) holster, and your coat will conceal it. That's true. However, I find that I am often removing my coat for one reason or another, and the larger guns won't work for me, for absolute concealment. I like a pocketgun, in my front pants pocket. That's what works for me. If you want to carry a larger gun some other way, and if that works with your lifestyle, then go for it! I would if I could, but I can't. If you wear bluejeans every day, with an oversized untucked shirt, well don't worry about a mousegun! I think if that was my daily dress I would carry a GLOCK 22 or a 1911 style .45 all the time. Don't worry too much about caliber. Any caliber will do, if the bullets are placed in vital zones.
For more suggestions about choosing a mousegun, click here for my web page about "Defining a True Pocket Pistol."
Avoid Bullets That Over-Penetrate
One of Jeff Cooper's Four Laws for Firearms is: "Be aware of what is beside or behind your target." We should all have memorized the four laws a long time ago. Here they are for a refresher...
  • 1. All guns are always loaded.
  • 2. Never, ever point a gun at anything you don't want to destroy.
  • 3. Never, ever touch the trigger with your finger until you are ready to shoot.
  • 4. Always be aware of what is beside or behind your target.
Cooper's Fourth Law makes us think twice about our ammunition. Full-metal-jacket bullets can easily pass all the way through a "Bad Guy," and hit another person standing behind the BG. This is "over-penetration." Too much penetration is a bad thing, and may lead to injuring innocent bystanders. You don't want to end up shooting a good person, and bringing about the very grief you are trying to prevent! For .380 pistols, FMJ bullets are probably OK. They will probably not go all the way through the body of a BG. If your pistol shoots .22 bullets, then use hollow points. The smallness of the .22 bullet makes it a slick penetrator. For 9mm, .40S&W or .45acp, hollow points are preferable, as they will expand inside the BG, and won't over-penetrate.
Here is a photograph illustrating full-metal-jacket versus hollow-point bullets...
Mousegun/Pocketgun Tactics
The most important factor with regard to tactics is a realitic admission of the limitations of a mousegun. A mousegun is not suitable for engaging bad guys at long distance. Mouseguns are weapons of last resort, meant to be used really close up and personal. The purpose of a mousegun is simply to give you an edge - a chance to get out with your life. Sights are rudimentary, and mouseguns are not tack drivers. They are not range guns. They are not rifles. Most mouseguns are designed to be "shot little and carried often," not the other way around. If you are under pressure, and are armed with a mousegun, you will do amazingly well to hit a man-sized target at three yards. Fast, excited shooting at over three yards is very iffy.
One reason I am delighted that I have found a way to carry my GLOCK 27 in my pocket is that it is not exactly a mousegun. It shoots 40S&W rounds, compared to the less powerful .380 in my Kel-Tec P3AT. It is 100% reliable, and I find that it is quite accurate at 20 yards. If you can get comfortable with a pocketgun that is really more than a mousegun, that's the way to go.
Whatever pistol you carry, be aware that if you shoot at a bad guy who is more than just a few yards away, you are opening yourself up for a homicide charge. You may ONLY use your firearm if you are truly in life-threatening danger. If the bad guy is more than seven yards away, your life is probably not at risk, and legally (maybe not morally) it is your duty to run, not to fire your weapon, UNLESS YOU ARE A POLICEMAN. Then different rules apply.
Mouseguns are not suitable for firefights. If you are armed with only a mousegun, you do NOT run towards the gunfire. Mouseguns are strictly for personal defense. For example, if you happen to be in a shopping mall, and you hear and see a BG (bad guy) 40 yards down the hallway with an AK47, you had better realize right away that you are simply not equipped to go into battle. Grab your loved ones if they are near, and turn and run away as fast as you can. Discretion is the better part of valor. On the other hand, if you are near the BG when he pulls his AK47 out from under his coat, by all means do your best to draw and take him out. You are too close to run away, and close enough to hit your target.
If you are in an armed robbery situation in a restaurant, and the robbery is going on a room's length away, and you are not personally threatened, then keep your seat, and do no more than get ready. If you can see your way to a rear exit, and think you can get out before the BG notices and shoots at you, then get up and leave. Get your mousegun ready for use, draw it invisibly (under the table would be good), but don't use it unless you must. Maybe the BG won't come to your area of the restaurant. You are not there to be a hero. Your mousegun doesn't give you enough firepower to enable you to be a hero. You are not a policeman, either, so don't try to act like one. Remember this: THE BEST USE OF A MOUSEGUN IS NOT TO HAVE TO USE IT AT ALL. When I say to use it only as a last resort, I mean it! Use it ONLY when you have NO OTHER OPTION AT ALL.
If you are eating in a restaurant, and an armed BG comes in, and starts lining up the patrons, or herding them to a back room, and you have no escape route, you need to be ready for a more aggressive approach. If the BG is a room's length away from you, your mousegun may not be accurate enough to hit the BG, and if you try you may hit innocent patrons. But a deeply concealed mousegun may give you the edge you need to survive and even rescue others. How to use your mousegun in such a situation: 1) If possible, put your hand on your gun and get a good grip; 2) Wait for the BG to get within three yards of you - two is better than three; 3) Stand or sit with your "weak side" towards the BG, and draw your mousegun in such a way that the BG can't see what you are doing; 4) When the BG is not looking directly at you, and his firearm is not pointed at you in particular, immediately turn and immediately fire at the BG.
As Tuco said in the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk." DON'T TALK TO THE BG. Don't say "stop or I'll shoot." Don't say, "Freeze." Don't say "Drop your weapon." Don't say anything at all, just shoot immediately and without any warning. Shot placement is more important than bullet caliber, so shoot into the center of mass, into the neck, or the head of the BG. If you are really up close (within three feet), go for the head shot first. Don't stop shooting until the BG is "stopped." "Stopped" means that he is no longer a threat. Perhaps he has dropped his weapon. Perhaps he is unconcious. You will have to judge the situation, but be certain he has been STOPPED. If he is still moving and still firmly gripping his weapon, he has not yet been stopped. He should be considered dangerous and a threat to your life and the lives of those around you as long as his weapon is in his hand.
Another thought (suggested by a reader at the USRange): "Consider taking one step to either side to provide a 'clearer' background (taking innocent bystanders out of the picture - either behind your intended target or behind you, in the event he returns fire)." This is in line with Cooper's Fourth Rule for safe gun handling. "Always be sure of what is behind or beside your target."
If there is more than one BG, and you have no clear exit, you should use your mousegun to take out the one nearest you. If you are successful, the second BG may flee, or he may shoot YOU. If he is not close to you, it will be difficult for you to engage him with a mousegun. If stopping the BG near you gives you an opportunity to flee out the door, do so. You are not a policeman. You probably can't do a one-man rescue of everyone there. If you can flee, then flee. On the other hand, if the first BG has a rifle, or a larger handgun, you may be able to take it, and use it against a second BG. If there are more than two Bad Guys doing the crime, your goose is probably cooked. It's an uncertain situation, and as always, you are in God's hands. We may be brave and clever, or we may be stupid, but it is certainly God who decides the ultimate outcome. Silent prayer is not a bad idea, but don't close your eyes!
Summarizing Mousegun Tactics
  • 1 Keep your firearm concealed as long as you can, until you are within three yards of the BG.
  • 2 Try to get a grip on your mousegun while it is still concealed in your pocket. This will give you a faster draw.
  • 3 Don't forget that you only have a mousegun. It is not a "go to battle" weapon. It is an "escape" weapon - a weapon of last resort. Your objective is not to defeat the Bad Guys. Your objective is to save your own life. If you can exit the scene before drawing your firearm, then EXIT.
  • 4 Draw from your invisible side, when the BG is not looking directly at you.
  • 5 If it is time to shoot, then shoot. Don't talk, shoot.
  • 6 Place your shots in vital areas, and shoot until the BG is stopped.
  • 7 Pray silently for God to guide and bless - I'm not kidding.
Finally, when the shooting is over, and the BG is not a threat any longer, put your gun back in your pocket or holster, and call 911, and inform the person on the line that "there was a self-defense shooting at" your location. Don't say that you are the shooter. Don't say anything else. Don't tell anyone where your mousegun is. Just put your mousegun in your pocket, and join the rest of the crowd, and wait for the police. Don't leave the scene. Don't talk to the other people about the shooting. Keep cool and keep quiet. Keep your mousegun in your pocket. "Out of sight is out of mind."
Half of the people there won't remember exactly what you did or did not do. They will not remember accurately what you said. It's better to keep quiet. They will all be witnesses at your trial, if there is one, and you may very well be arrested and charged with a homicide. You may also be sued by the BG for a million dollars, if he survives. So keep your mouth shut. WHATEVER you say may be used against you in court.
(A friendly and wise reader sent me the following email about the above paragraph, and I insert it here, because I agree with him about supporting the NRA-ILA. The NRA is a great help to gun owners.)

"This is a REAL and serious threat to law-abiding CCWers even in "good shoots." Fortunately, the NRA-ILA is well aware of it and has been fighting to pass their model Castle Doctrine law in states throughout the nation. Half of the states have passed it so far.
"For info on their model law, see:
"For their successes in passing their model law, see:
"I encourage you to encourage your readers to join the NRA and help pass this law in more states. If nothing else, please encourage your readers to sign up for the NRA-ILA's free email alerts so they know when to help the NRA pass this, and other pro-RKBA laws, when the time is right. See:"

When the police show up, just obey orders like everyone else. When they ask "Who shot the BG," raise your hand slowly and say "I was afraid for my life." Don't pull your mousegun out of your pocket until they order you to do so. Do exactly what they tell you to do, right away. Don't argue. Don't say anything except, "I was afraid for my life. That's all I can think about right now." Don't boast about what you did. If you are taken into custody, don't talk with the police about the shooting. Just say, "I was afraid for my life." You should have already called your lawyer, right after the 911 call. If you have a permit to carry a concealed gun, you should also have already found a lawyer who handles firearm self-defense cases; and his card should be in your wallet right now. Don't talk with anyone else about what happened.
Some lawyers advise you to NEVER talk with the police. Not just in the few minutes after an incident but NEVER. An innocent person (YOU) can be hung by his/her own seemingly innocent words. For example, suppose a murder happens and you tell the police truthfully that you were 20 miles away, but there is no EVIDENCE of that. Then suppose a witness makes an honest mistake and genuinely but incorrectly says he saw you two blocks from the murder. Your talking (and telling the truth) has you caught in a perceived "lie" that will look bad and help convict you. If you had not talked there would only be a witness putting you in the area. There are many other risks that talking opens up. For example, the police may make a genuine mistake and misquote what you said. A policeman once commented: "Going into a interview with an experienced LEO thinking you can win is like going up against a pro boxer and expecting to win. It is naive pride."
Xavier's Five Rules for Concealed Carry (From his Blog: Nurse with a Gun)
We all should know the Four Rules of Firearms Safety. They should be ingrained in our bones. Recently I read of the Five Rules of Concealed Carry. It was a good start, but did not quite make the grade. I have borrowed heavily from them though, and present my own Rules of Concealed Carry here.
1. Your concealed handgun is for protection of life only.
Draw your concealed firearm solely in preparation to protect yourself or an innocent third party from the wrongful and life threatening criminal actions of another. A CCW license does not give you any greater rights or responsibilities than any other citizen. It merely provides you with the means of legally carrying a firearm to protect your own life or the lives of others.
2. Know exactly when you can use your gun.
A criminal adversary must have, or reasonably appear to have:
a. the ability to inflict serious bodily injury (he is armed, reasonably appears to be armed with a deadly weapon, or a considerable disparity of force exists),
b. the opportunity to inflict serious bodily harm (he is physically positioned to harm you), and
c. his intent (hostile actions or words) indicates that he means to place you in jeopardy -- to do you serious or fatal physical harm.
When all three of these "attack potential" elements are in place simultaneously, then you are facing a reasonably perceived deadly threat that can justify an emergency deadly force response.
3. If you can run away -- RUN!
Just because you are armed does not necessarily mean you must confront a bad guy at gunpoint. Develop your "situation awareness" skills so you can be alert to detect and avoid trouble altogether. Keep in mind that if you successfully evade a potential confrontation, the single negative consequence involved might be your bruised ego, which should heal with mature rationalization. By contrast, if you force a confrontation you risk the possibility of you or a family member being killed or suffering lifelong crippling/disfiguring physical injury, criminal liability and/or financial ruin from a civil lawsuit. Flee if you can, fight only as a last resort.
4. Display your CCW, be prepared to go to jail.
You should expect to be arrested by police at gunpoint, and be charged with a crime anytime your concealed handgun is seen by another citizen in public, regardless of how unintentional, innocent or justified the situation might seem. Choose a method of carry that keeps your gun reliably hidden from public view at all times.
You have no control over how a stranger will react to seeing (or learning about) your concealed handgun. He or she might become alarmed and report you to police as a "man or woman with a gun." Depending on his or her feelings about firearms, this person might be willing to maliciously embellish his or her story in an attempt to have your gun seized by police or to get you arrested. An alarmed citizen who reports a "man with a gun" is going to be more credible to police than you when you are stopped because you match the suspect's description, and you are found to have a concealed handgun in your possession. Under these circumstances, you have been accused, apprehended, and are in a defensive position. If you must draw your gun, make certain you are the first to notify police.
Before you deliberately expose your gun in public, ask yourself: "Is this worth going to jail for?" The only time this question should warrant a "yes" response is when an adversary has at least, both ability and intent, and is actively seeking the opportunity to do you great harm.
5. Don't let your emotions get the best of you.
Develop and practice self control. If, despite your best efforts to the contrary, you do get into some kind of heated dispute with another person while you are armed, never mention, imply or exhibit your gun for the purpose of intimidation or one-upmanship. You will simply make a bad situation worse -- for yourself. You can carry a gun, or you can have a temper. You may even do both for a while, but it will not last very long.
With the growing population of gun toters, it is imperative that we establish a few simple guidelines to help introduce others into the world of concealed carry. These five are the best I've found.
Xavier has also written "The Concealed Carry Creed," which is worth reading and reciting from time to time:
  • My weapon is for the protection of my life and the lives of others. That is its sole purpose. It does not confer rights, responsibilities or authority greater than that of other citizens. It merely allows me to protect life.
  • I will seek never to have to use my weapon. If I can avoid conflict, I will. If I can resolve conflict, I will. If I can escape danger, I will. If I am forced to bring my weapon to bear and use it, I will.
  • I will acquire superior training with my weapon. It is not the weapon that saves lives, but my effective use of the weapon. I will ensure my training is sound, my knowledge is current, and my mind is prepared.
  • I will know, understand, and obey all laws and ordinances concerning my weapon no matter where I happen to be. Failure to do so harms all who seek to legally carry an effective means of self protection.
  • I will know and follow the Four Rules of safe gun handling. I am a member of a growing community that must foster and teach safe and responsible gun handling if the community is to survive.
Finally, read "The Mouse That Roared," (Ken Giorno)

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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A Comment from JC..."A great memorial to Dr. St. John. I am so happy to see this site back up on its original domain. About 9 months ago, when I saw a Jimenez JA-22 in a local gun store at a really good price, I decided to do a little research online before buying. Well, that research led me to and I discovered a whole new world of small pistols, and I had to learn more. I have now become an avid collector of mouse guns all because of the wonderful reviews and information assembled on the site by Dr. St. John. Thank you for continuing his work and keeping his memory alive. I wish I had known him personally, but I almost feel like I did because of the website. "
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August 20, 2011 -- Not much new to report about my cancer, except that I am in a clinical trial, trying some new medicines. I also have a nasty infection of something, so I have twice a day infusions of vancomycin for that. I have had to increase my pain medication. The biggest change that I can see is that I am amazingly fatigued all the time. One little walk around the house is enough to take away all my energy. My family is wonderfully good to me. The mercies of God are new every morning. Thanks all of you for your prayers and well-wishes.
July 25, 2011 -- Pray for my healing, please. Thanks to all of you who are praying for me. I cannot begin to tell you have much my heart is touched, and all the tears of gratitude and brotherhood in Christ that I have shed. Please keep on praying for me. For the many of you who have offered to keep going, let me just say this: Please feel free to copy any of to your hard drive, and include it and upload it to your own website. Give me credit or not, I don't care. That should enable the useful parts of to continue to survive here and there.
July 3, 2011 -- I have malignant melanoma stage four, and it is in the lining of my left lung. I am not able to do much these days, and will be going to doctors and hospitals regularly, so cannot do anymore. Thanks to all of you for being faithful readers. I have canceled the credit card that pays for this site, so it will go away pretty soon. But let me say this: I am trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, and whether I live or die, it is by His grace, and I will gladly receive it from His wounded hand. He is my Savior and Lord in all circumstances. Bye everyone!
June 17, 2011 -- I will be seeing a Pulmanologist on Monday morning, and may not be posting for a week or two. Thanks for the get well wishes some of you have sent along.
June 16, 2011 -- No more Observations until I am well. The combination of pneumonia and my medications is making me light headed in more ways than one. Blessings to all.
Beretta Neos pistolJune 14, 2011 -- Comparing Five .22 Semi-auto Pistols...First, I apologize for being slow to post comments I am receiving this week. But I still have pneumonia, and I'm tired all day long, and just not up to doing much. But, passing time yesterday before seeing my doctor, I spent a few minutes at Books-A-Million reading gun magazines. I can't remember the name of the magazine (maybe it was Guns and Ammo), but there was one with a very interesting article that compared and reviewed the Ruger 22/45, the Browning Buckmark, the Walther SP22, the S&W 22A, and the Beretta Neos. The Ruger and Browning came out on top, and they gave the best marks to the Browning Buckmark. Some time I ago I was shopping for either the Ruger or Buckmark, and finally bought a stainless Ruger MkIII. I think now, instead of waiting for the Diamondback DB9 to show up, I will venture out and get the Buckmark to add to my collection. I LIKE shooting .22s. They are accurate, and the ammo is still inexpensive.
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A Comment from MV..."First get better and don’t push it too much. Give the Lord the opportunity to get you well without any additional problems. Second, several folks at the range I frequent have the .22 pistols and I have shot them, though I don’t get the thrill that others obviously do. If all you're looking for is time on the range they certainly serve that purpose and evidently, with some pleasure. As for myself, I haven't owned a .22 pistol in over 30 years, though I do still have a 50 year old rifle my brother gave me when I was 12. When considering the cost (I'm told they start at about $250 and go up) I'd rather concentrate on larger calibers. I realize it's simply personal choice, and certainly don’t begrudge anyone their 'particulars.'"
Kel-Tec P-11 trigger spring and bar kitJune 13, 2011 -- Replacement Parts from Kel-Tec...Last week while I was in Virginia, the replacement parts for my P-11 arrived. My trigger spring had been jumping out of its groove in the trigger bar. Kel-Tec sent me not only a new trigger spring and trigger bar, but also a new hammer, hammer spring, and a pin. (Click on the photo for a larger view.) Even though I bought the gun second-hand, there was no charge from Kel-Tec, and they also paid the shipping, which was only $1.56. When I feel better, and have time between CT scans and visits to the doctor for my pneumonia, I will install the new trigger bar and trigger spring. I don't think there is anything wrong with my hammer or hammer spring, so I will leave those alone and just save the parts.
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A Comment from DH..."I'm surprised you have issues with yours. I've put about 200-300 rounds thru mine, and it's a clock. Not one mis-fire, with a variety of gun food. If I could only grab one gun, it might well be the littlest 9. (or the S&W 38snubby)."
A Comment from A in Texas..."I look forward to reading your posting each day. Hope you are feeling better soon."
db9 firearmJune 12, 2011 -- Still sick but moving on...Sometimes you just have to make yourself do things, so here goes. I want to make a few more remarks about the Diamondback DB9. I had corresponded with DB Firearms quite some time ago, because I wanted a DB9 for testing and evaluation. They responded that they would put me "on the list." I have a feeling that I'm waaaay down on the list (and that's OK). Also, since then there have been some really good and thorough reviews done by others. Gunblast did a great job, as did MousegunAddict (fantastic photos and thorough range report). So, I have decided to quit waiting for the DB9 and to spend my gun money on other things. There's no need for my review. It's already been reviewed as well as could be wanted. I have also made up my mind finally that the best gun for front pocket carry is either the Kel-Tec P-32, or one of the many Kel-Tec P-3AT clones. Notice that I did NOT say that the P-32 or the P-3AT is the best gun for concealed carry. If you can carry a GLOCK 19 in your waistband, or a Kimber 1911 in a shoulder holster, then more power to you, and way to go! For me, front pocket carry is what works. And as always, these remarks are just my personal opinions.
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A Comment from Bob..."Gabe Suarez put out a relatively new dvd called Pocket Pistols which I just finished watching. It did not feature GS but one of his instructors who spent most of the run time trying to convince the viewer that a Glock 26 was really a pocket pistol. The instructor even put the G-26 in his front pocket (for a second) and said "see". Too bad there isn't some sort of universal law regarding pocket pistols and concealed carry. If there were, I'm sure the P-32 would rank much higher than the G-26.
PS - Glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. My wife has been under the weather for 4 weeks, and I'm just starting my 2nd week of an uncomfortable cold and I never get sick."
A Comment from DJ..."Hope you feel better, if possible you should do the review, after all your speciality is mouse guns."
statue of NeptuneJune 7-11, 2011 -- Going gunless in Virginia...This morning I will board a US Airways flight for Virginia Beach (Norfolk International) via Charlotte, NC, and will be in Virginia Beach (at the Convention Center) this afternoon, home of the giant bronze Neptune statue. I suppose I could take a gun with me in my luggage, but from what I read about it, it is just too much of a hassle. So I will be unarmed except for my trusty ballpoint pen, and whatever is at hand. If my flight is boarded by Zombies, I will roll up my in-flight US Airways magazine, and smite them with it. My denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America holds an annual "General Assembly." We move around every year, and have met in Dallas, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Orlando, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, and many other places. I've only missed one meeting in the past 22 years. We are strongest in the Southeastern USA, so we orbit around the South, generally. There will be about 1200 pastors in Virginia Beach. How would you like to spend four days with 1200 pastors? I will enjoy myself, though I'm sure it is an acquired taste! I will not be home and able to "blog" anymore until Saturday morning, so this will be my last post until then.
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A Comment from PW..."I hope you enjoy your General Assembly meeting. While it may be an acquired taste, it is important to fully participate, so God may use you to accomplish His purposes. In our denomination, the Presbytery is tedious, but good things often come from General Assembly. I submit you are not unarmed (pen and magazine aside), because you have your "wits about you." One of the things that you bring to the table among gun enthusiasts on the Internet, is that you include an appropriate amount of reason and logic to guns as weapons, history, and art. This perspective makes you a good advocate and champion of handguns, particularly small guns, that is difficult for detractors to defuse. Your congregation might think General Assembly will be good for you. I submit that you might be good for General Assembly."
A Comment from PB..."Too much of a hassle to take a firearm in checked luggage? What nonsense!! I've traveled all over the United States with my pistol in checked airline luggage. Only once (in San Francisco) did I have any problems, and that time it only was an extra 5 minutes to straighten things out."
Stephen CampJune 6, 2011 -- Stephen Camp Has Passed Away...Stephen Camp was man who loved guns, especially the Browning Hi-Power. He reviewed scores of guns, and he was always informative and and accurate in his reviews. I read his website from time to time. He had a lot of common sense. His website is HERE, and you should take a look at it before it disappears. Here's some information about Mr. Camp from the Star-Telegram newspaper (May 30, 2011): Stephen Allen Camp, 59, of Krum passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011. Steve was born on June 18, 1951...Mr. Camp was a Christian, and a member at Birdville Baptist Church in Haltom City. He retired in 1998 from the Denton (Texas) Police Department after 25 years of service. He had a passion for guns that was legendary. Target practice was a part of his daily life, and he was known as the premier expert on the Browning Hi Power. Read the whole obituary HERE, if you are interested.
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NAA The EarlJune 5, 2011 -- Looking at "The Earl"..."The Earl" is a five-shot, single action, 1860's- styled mini- revolver chambered in 22 magnum, and manufactured by NAA (North American Arms). It is named after the NAA gunsmith who originally developed the product to resemble the old percussion revolvers. The Earl's loading lever merely secures the cylinder pin. The Earl is finely crafted of 17-4 pH stainless steel, and the barrel is four inches long (overall length is 7.75 inches). The gun is only 3 1/8 inches high, and only 7/8 inches wide, weighing in at 8.6 ounces, with a suggested retail price of $289.00. The NAA revolvers (and some are smaller than The Earl) are the most "pocketable" revolvers available. True, the length is a bit long. However, for pocketability the length is much less crucial than the other measurements. The Earl will be MUCH easier to carry in a front pocket than even the lightest Smith and Wesson .22 caliber air weight revolver. The Earl is safe to carry, even with a round in every chamber. The .22 magnum cartridge is a respectable self-defense cartridge, especially from the long four inch barrel. The only drawback I see with the NAA revolvers is that they are all single-action only. In other words, you cannot pull the trigger until you first cock the hammer, and this would be true for all five shots. did a nice review of this gun. If any of you readers own The Earl, please send me a comment, and let me know your experiences.
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A Comment from RF..."Just one point - the 'Earl' (and all NAA revolvers) is NOT safe to carry with all chambers stoked unless secured to protect the hammer and the cylinder from turning. The 'safety notches' are anything but. A slight brush of the hammer will release the cylinder, and it is free to spin the hammer down on the rim of a live cartridge. Hammer down on an empty cylinder locks the bolt into the cylinder cut and thus is secure."
Jennings Bryco Model 48June 4, 2011 -- Cheap Guns...Last week I saw a Jennings/Bryco Model 48 (.380ACP, long slide) for sale at a local pawn shop. The Bryco Model 48 came with several finishes: black, shiny nickle plate, and a low shine "stainless steel" finish. This one was the low shine version. It looked almost new and unused, and I was sorely tempted to buy it. The price tag was $150; but I see on the internet that they regularly sell for between $70 and $100. I may go back next week and offer $100 for it. My personal take on these guns is that they are good to go, except for the 9mm pistol. I believe that the straight blow back function, and the zamak material, is less suited for the more powerful rounds. The history of Jennings, Bryco etc is interesting. In 1968 Congress passed a "Gun Control Act," banning the importation of low-cost pocket pistols. The Jennings family stepped in to meet the demand, starting Raven Arms, Davis Industries, Jennings Firearms, Inc., CalWestco Inc., Lorcin Engineering, Sundance Industries, Bryco Arms, Phoenix Arms, and B.L. Jennings, Inc. Bruce Jennings and his wife started Jennings Firearms, Inc. in 1978 to manufacture and distribute a pistol called the J-22. They divorced in 1985, and the corporate assets of Jennings Firearms, Inc. were sold to plant manager Gene Johnson, who continued to manufacture the J-22 under the name CalWestco Inc., using the same building, employees and equipment. Bruce Jennings continued as in-house consultant to CalWestco Inc. By 1990, Bruce Jennings was manufacturing pistols under the name Bryco Arms, a Nevada corporation nominally owned by Janice Jennings and his children's Nevada trusts. Through these various companies Bruce Jennings has manufactured millions of inexpensive pistols. Bryco Arms went into bankruptcy in 2003 as a result of losing a lawsuit filed in Oakland, California which resulted in a jury award of a record $24 million judgment against it. Bryco's former foreman, Paul Jimenez, bought the bankrupt Bryco Arms for $510,000 in August 2004, and renamed the company Jimenez Arms. These guns are not on the same level as a GLOCK. But you can today buy a Jimenez firearm for less than $150. They come with a lifetime warranty. Even a poor man or woman can exercise the right to keep and bear arms.
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A Comment from PW..."Excellent history of the infamous 'Saturday Night Special' handguns. I completely agree with your assessment that these are a low cost means of self-defense alternatives to going unprotected. I'm not sure that 'cheap' guns is an entirely accurate description. I think they are, more accurately, 'Inexpensive' guns, well suited to their intended purpose of arming an individual who cannot afford the price of a higher quality handgun. (Without invoking the discussion of 'defensive caliber' or 'what is the value of your life.') I think they are often maligned more than they deserve, especially in .22 and .25 mouse gun calibers. I routinely encounter these low cost pistols that are often 50 years old and still fully functional. They do not take abuse well, and they will not function if not properly cleaned and maintained. When they are, they are generally better guns than the reputation that often proceeds them."
A Comment from Bob..."The J-22 caught my interest because of its small size and light weight; and it was in my favorite caliber, so I called the Jimenez website phone number to locate a dealer nearby. I was given another number by a Spanish accented fellow who seemed surprised that his phone number was still listed. Before calling the new number I checked out the Bryco, Jennings, Jimenezarms forum on-line, and read some disturbing posts about gun reliability and warranty service problems, and decided to pass on pursuing this gun. I expect Glock reliability but in a smaller package, and at a more affordable price. So far, my Kel-Tec P-32 appears to meet those standards, but not cheap guns."
A Comment from DJ..."Inexpensive options are good, but dependable cost effective options like Kel-Tec are better."

Thursday, November 01, 2012

ISAIAH 60-12 For that Nation and Kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish:


Zechariah Chapter 14 זְכַרְיָה

יב וְזֹאת תִּהְיֶה הַמַּגֵּפָה, אֲשֶׁר יִגֹּף יְהוָה אֶת-כָּל-הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר צָבְאוּ, עַל-יְרוּשָׁלִָם; הָמֵק בְּשָׂרוֹ, וְהוּא עֹמֵד עַל-רַגְלָיו, וְעֵינָיו תִּמַּקְנָה בְחֹרֵיהֶן, וּלְשׁוֹנוֹ תִּמַּק בְּפִיהֶם. 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.


LED Bar 

The Fundamental Transformation Of America


Two Distinct Roads for 5773 until 5776 

Netanyahu vows to stop Iran, even in defiance of the United States

Giuliani: Where the hell are the generators?

NY, NJ residents arming with anything they can find - shotguns, bows, bats, machetes

Kodak retirees lose health, welfare benefits

Benghazigate Shocker: Obama Lied! Allowed Ambassador Stevens to Die

So, Why Did the DHS Buy All That Ammo?

Obama scorched as 'delusional' on final day

Obama Supporters Mark Election Day With More Threats to Kill Romney

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Election News and Major Post Waiting

Hurricane Sandy just made the election even closer.  Rasmussen in its daily 3 day average running poll, now says that Obamanation and the Romani are tied 48 to 48%.  The Evil One looks Presidential.  The media is refusing to discuss Benghazi or looting in Coney Island and other coastal areas of Brooklyn.  And besides that, Staten Island, the entire island seems like a disaster area.  Yet, a very evil man stands posed to win the entire game (so he thinks), have more flexibility (so he thinks), and rule by Executive Order which is what he really desires.  So given that sorted detail this most important of elections must be followed.

Claim: Obama to target Netanyahu in 2nd term

After The Flood Comes The Freeze: “Tens Of Thousands Need Housing” Says Cuomo, As Nor’Easter Approaches

Ambassador Stephens Death and the Coming Military Coup

NYC Mayor Bloomberg says up to 40,000 may need relocation

'Obama gift-wrapped Libya to al-Qaida'

Record Breaker: Long-Term Unemployment Over 40%

200,000 Death Certificates Ordered By Louisiana

U.S. general: Obama paralyzed by fear

Obama Campaign Struggles to Explain 'Revenge' Remark 

Breaking => Many May Die From NWO Orchestrated B.P. Gulf Disaster: Methane Mega Disaster In The Works!

Explosive video indictment of Obama rocks YouTube

Forecasters predict nor’easter may hit East Coast election day

Foster On Why Romney Will Win Big Next Tuesday…

Chicago Gun-Buyers Face First-in-Nation $25 Tax

“We Are Surrounded By a Nation of People Who Will Not Step Out of Their Perceived Reality”

Pennsylvania is Tied, Romney Map Expands

Rudy Giuliani Calls on Obama to Resign

Martial Law Declared In Jersey Shore Town/Seaside Heights In Wake Of Sandy

Gun Grabber Schumer’s Photo Op with Desperate Sandy Victim


Feds Lie, People Die in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Hospitals paid to put patients on death 'pathway'

Romney's Foreign Policy Approval Skyrocketing

Biden Gaffe: 'Never Been... Proud To Be His Vice President'

Barone Predicts Landslide

Impeach Obama for treason

'Obama is telling kids, f--- your parents'

Thursday, November 01, 2012

The Improbable Storm 


Hurricane or Superstorm Sandy might not be the most costly storm in human history (Katrina was the costliest storm in American history), but it is one of history's most unusual storms.  And it comes a week before the most important American election since 1860.  If Romney wins, then America will likely survive until 2016.  Obamanation wins, well, America might have 18 months left...maybe.  So this is a reprint of my latest comment in my last post about this improbable storm named Sandy.  I don't know if it will propel this most evil of men  to re-election, but it is definitely possible.  And if the Zohar in VaYeira 119 is to happen as described, it will be unlikely to occur if Romney wins.  So if this is b'itah, then so is the Divine purpose of this crazy storm that dared to turn due west north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Man Arrested For Threatening to Shoot Romney

Lindsey Williams Issues A Dire WARNING : There Is Something Very Drastic In The Works 

Oklahoma Prepares for Open Carry Gun Laws

Brooklyn Residents In Fear Of Looters Pretending To Be FEMA Workers

Obama's inauguration reverend: All whites going to hell

Fraud? More ballots for Romney show Obama

Former Libyan PM: Obama Responsible for Benghazi

Cleanup begins after 15,000 fish die in Galveston 

Pew: Obama's Early Vote Average Collapses 26 Points over 2008

US to Focus Exclusively on Arming Al Qaeda in Syria