Pocket carry of P-64?

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Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by Wizard6oBaghdad06 » November 15th, 2012, 11:24 pm

Good evening all:
I had first thought the P-64's too heavy for pocket carry, but now wonder? Does anyone have any feedback on pocket carry of the P-64? Good or bad idea? Any good holsters for pocket carry specifically? I had read, with interest, comments by 2 or more members specifically saying that their P-64s outshone their Kahr PM-9s in reliability. The PM-9 had formerly been my top choice for a concealable 9mm. But I have put many rounds thru my P-64, and have found it to be unstoppable, and more accurate than anything I've fired with a 3.5-inch or less barrel. In other words, if there's a way to make it work, I'd be happy to carry my P-64. I just don't think IWB or OWB is always going to work for what I need. Any experiences/suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you, and a pleasant good night!

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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by lklawson » November 16th, 2012, 3:02 pm

Pocket carry is not impossible. Before Kel Tec changed the market with their P11, P32, PF9, and P3AT, if you wanted to pocket carry your choices were a .22 or .25, a snubby revolver, or a PPK (or variant thereof).

The right holster makes all the difference. I've not heard of a specific pocket holster for the P64. Maybe one for the PPK might work. Maybe a custom holster.

Make sure your pocket is big enough for it.

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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by Weasel640 » November 16th, 2012, 4:27 pm

One suggestion from this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3337

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=602113

Another one for a Sig that fit the P-64 here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3667

Mouse pad pocket holster: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3691

DeSantis Nemesis (style N38) suggested here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2630

Just google search this "pocket holster site:www.p64resource.com" and you'll see everything ever posted on pocket holsters.
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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by RobsTV » November 18th, 2012, 9:21 am

I was pocket carrying the P-64.
The link below is a review of how the P-64 compares with one of the latest highly sought after pocket carry pistols out there today, the S&W Shield. The 40 and 9 shields are exact same size. While not as powerful, the P-64 works in that barely pocketable group, and would make a great choice.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4929

Also pocket carry a S&W Bodyguard 380. This is much smaller and lighter then the above nearly identical sized and weight pistols, and therefore can make for a much better pocket carry piece.

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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by Wizard6oBaghdad06 » December 4th, 2012, 12:16 am

Sorry I couldn't log in earlier to say: Thanks, gentlemen, one and all, for a number of useful pieces of information. (My laptop is less reliable than my P64(s)). I just ordered another from Widener's today. If it's as good as my first, it'll do very well as a carry pistol. I think I'll ask Chris at US Gunleather to make me an IWB holster for it. Then I'll also take the above suggestions and work on a pocket system.

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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by Tikka » December 4th, 2012, 10:40 pm

The P-64 is a solid piece of steel in my hand, but disappears in the pocket of my baggy
khaki trousers. I sometimes forget I'm carrying. Very nice that way, solid but unobtrusive.

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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by Wizard6oBaghdad06 » December 7th, 2012, 1:22 am

True, it is a little chunk of steel, isn't it?!! But it runs like a freight train. My second one comes tomorrow, I hope it's the reliability and accuracy wonder that the firt was. My wife ran off with that one...even chicks dig the P-64 I guess...

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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by Legally Armed » December 8th, 2012, 6:16 pm

Does anyone actually think the p64 wasn't designed with concealed carry in mind?

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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by budman46 » December 23rd, 2012, 4:00 pm

i like desantis' nemesis pocket holster that's listed for the ppk. blue jeans, cargo pants or slacks with enough pocket work well...uh, i do wear suspenders to keep the heavy little devil from pulling my pant down, though! :)
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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by seniordom » December 29th, 2012, 6:11 pm

Have worn the Daltech Force PP2 in my front right pocket in both dress clothes and jeans for a while now; carries well and does not print. The only problem I found was that the gun fit very loose in the holster until I added some stitches to tighten up the fit. While carrying the gun after a very short while you don,t even know you are carrying. (See my post under holster alteration.)

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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by Hurryin' Hoosier » August 4th, 2013, 3:44 pm

FWIW, my hard-chromed P64 (wearing a pair of the short Marshall walnut grips and holding a magazine from which I've removed the pinky-extension) rides quite nicely in my Robert Mika pocket holster. Every bit as "pocketable" as my S&W 637 was.
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Re: Pocket carry of P-64?

Post by manicmechanic » August 11th, 2013, 5:24 pm

budman46 wrote:i like desantis' nemesis pocket holster that's listed for the ppk. blue jeans, cargo pants or slacks with enough pocket work well...uh, i do wear suspenders to keep the heavy little devil from pulling my pant down, though! :)
When I pocket carry, I carry the P64 this way also, for the last 7 years or so. IWB, I have a Brigade that has worked nicely that I had before Chris started his builds. I also have a Brigade pocket holster, but still not quite used to it yet. Stay thirsty my friends!!

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