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I'm relatively new to carrying and have learned one thing as the summer begins to evolve: I absolutely can't stand carrying my beloved 3.8 XDm when it's hot. I've tried different combinations of holsters, shirts, positions, etc. and I'm over it. So, my beloved XDm will be a luxury for the 7 or 8 cooler months of the year.

So. Gun show is next weekend and I'm thinking of picking up a used pocket SA for shorts carry. Any suggestions? I'm being very illogical about this but I don't actually want to spend much money on it even though it's not like I'll need a LESS dependable firearm just because it's summer. But my budget won't allow for an XDSC or or an SR9C.
 

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Ruger LCP or LC9, Taurus 85 revolver. Chsrter Arms makes cheap revolvers too, although experiences are mixed

I will stay away from Kel-Tec's after many bad & unreliable experiances.
 

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Love my LCP - perfect size
 

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Kel-Tec PF9 is literally the most bang for the buck.
 

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Over a 1000 round through my Kel Tec P3at and still going strong. IMO greatest bang for the buck out there for hot summer time carry. It's so good that Ruger felt the need to make a clone of it.
 

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I agree with the keltec pf9.
 

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Over a 1000 round through my Kel Tec P3at and still going strong. IMO greatest bang for the buck out there for hot summer time carry. It's so good that Ruger felt the need to make a clone of it.
And Kel-Tec's new .22 magnum polymer pistol was stolen and copied as well. Of course, they have come to a complete hault & stopped shipping ANY of them. Had to take it back to the drawing board. You would think cloning a working design would mean KelTec's would work...but it doesn't

My P3at broke twice, one mag shattered. My Ruger is flawless with several hundred rounds. That is several hundred more than the 3at. CS was horrible.

With Critical Defense rounds, I feel ungunned a little by the .380. But it's my backup piece and will go bang accurately when I need it. For hot summer concealed carry, practice on shot placement brother!

OP, you could get a CZ-82 for under $190. That is serious bang for buck.
 

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Gotta love TX summers.
If you think concealing an XDM is bad, try an HK USP 45 fullsize LOL
 

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I carry a Ruger LCR .357 loaded with .38 special +P year around in my pocket...I love it.

That is my choice.
 

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Whats the smallest 9MM semiauto made ? not that I don't like the .380 but I already reload for 9
 

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Rorbaugh I believe is still the smallest.

I'd much rather spend about half of the price and get a PM9. you get real sights and a slide stop. It's a little bigger than most of the small 380's out there.
 
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