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Pocket carry Q's

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by durango#95, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    I just got a Kel Tec P3AT for just this. What I am wondering about is this: With a thin poly frame, would back pocket carry be safe for this gun? I weigh 220lbs, would sitting on this gun 4-5+ hrs a day eventually warp the frame?
     
  2. Teufel_Hunden

    Teufel_Hunden Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    But my vote would be yes. Beyond potential damage to the weapon I'd be really concerned about the overall functionality after putting that much stress on it.

    I carry a P3AT every day and it functions beautifully when fired. I don't sit on mine though.

    Lets face it. This is to protect you and possibly those that you care about. One must be certain it will function properly and I'm really afraid this would compromise it.
     
  3. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    front pocket carry works well with many trousers for the KelTec and Ruger pocket guns.


    also, you might look into an in waistband holster.. that thing is so small, it would almost disappear. More readily accessible, confortable, out of the way...... check out both a soft holster and a hard boned one. Hooks over your belt, drops down inside your britches. A little bit sticks up above the belt, but a flap of shirt, or a shirt tail, Pendleton, sweats, sport coat, Tee shirt tail, will easily cover these small guns.
     
  4. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    I should point out that this is a BUG for me, NOT my primary weapon;) That would be the Glock 23 on my hip :)
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Have you asked Kel Tec? They might have a good response for you.
     
  6. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    Not a bad idea at all! I think I will do just that in the AM :thumbup:
     
  7. Razloga

    Razloga Oregon Member

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    That is one of the few small guns that I would strap to my ankle... You probably wouldn't even feel it...
     
  8. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    I plan on getting an ankle holster, a pocket holster, and poss. a belly band for it. I am just looking into all my options due to the wide range of dress/activities that I will be doing while packing this little gem with me.
     
  9. Razloga

    Razloga Oregon Member

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    In that case, a little tape and you are good to go :) You can put it almost anywhere...
     
  10. keltonkrew

    keltonkrew TEXAS New Member

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    I've been carrying my Keltec P-32 for over 4 years in my back pocket every day! I've changed the oil in my truck laying on it, sit on it etc. it has never failed and everything moves fine. I'm pushing 250lbs. I don't see it being a problem. I do have it in a pocket holster...biggest problem is the jean lint/fuzz....have to clean it out every so often. I love it in the back pocket as I don't carry a wallet so it looks like a wallet....bad guys want my wallet, I'll go for my wallet but it's a wallet that has a sharp "BITE"!

    This keltec has been in my pocket when I fell off my pier into the water (water was 2' above pier and going to take jetski out and mis-stepped). I abuse that little gun and it never fails!

    The P3AT is basically the same size. I also have a Ruger LCP .380 which is same size as the P3AT and it fits my P-32 holster.

    I've abused this gun and sit on it in the truck, everywhere and nothing is warped. I say go for it in your back pocket, but put it in a anti-print pocket holster and you're fine. granted my only experience is 4 years daily carry with it in my back pocket so that may not make me an expert.
     
  11. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    That's the type of 1st hand experience I was looking for :thumbup: I have an email in to Kel Tec, would like to hear what they have to say about it as well.
     
  12. keltonkrew

    keltonkrew TEXAS New Member

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    well post what they say. I'd like to hear it too. yes it's been an inexpensive gun, but it's been a good one!
     
  13. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Do you wear cargo pants or shorts??

    I wear cargo pants for work, and when I get my concealed carry permit, I will get a P3at or the new Taurus 380, and it will ride in the side pocket.

    Just a thought........

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  14. keltonkrew

    keltonkrew TEXAS New Member

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    i've never worn Cargo pants. I wear normal jeans and the P3AT will fit in the normal back pocket. Only the mexican gangsta's here wear the cargo pants, and they are usually ridin down past their @ss as they walk!
     
  15. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    I am slowly converting to all cargo pants & shorts so I think that will be the usual way that I carry it. It's not that I have no better places to carry it, just keeping all my options for carry in mind;)
     
  16. keltonkrew

    keltonkrew TEXAS New Member

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    I don't wear cargo pants as that's not my style, but jean short, jeans etc i carry my keltec or ruger....perfect for pocket carry and don't worry about the weight... i'm a big ole boy and been sittin on it for 4 years and it's good and works! that's my experience and my .02 worth~
     
  17. donovan

    donovan Eugene, OR Member

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    I carry a keltec p3at pretty much every day. i started out with it in my back pocket but i noticed when i downloaded it at the end of the night the magazine would not be fully seated. obvously when i sat on something i tripped the mag release. i switched to a belt clip that attaches to the frame and i carry in IWB. It has been a better position to carry from.
     
  18. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    I must say, I tried it in the back pocket today, and found the SAME thing happening! Every time I checked it, the mag release had been hit, and the mag was lose :eek:
    That'll never work!:p
    That ever happen to you Tex?
     
  19. keltonkrew

    keltonkrew TEXAS New Member

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    it did before I got the pocket holster.
     
  20. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    Got an email back from Kel Tec today, they say "It will not damage the pistol". So I have no warranty issues to worry about from doing so :thumbup: