Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – John

John's everyday carry gear featuring a Ruger LCP

Some think a mouse gun is too small and ineffective to carry as a self defense firearm. The funny thing is, though, we’ve never met anyone who’d be OK taking a .380 round just to show how underpowered they are. See all of John’s gear at Everyday Carry . . .

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  1. avatar tmm says:

    Eek. A mouse gun.

    Seriously, I have no qualms about it.

  2. avatar Joe says:

    I call my Beretta Jetfire .25 my ‘face gun’…because at under 10 feet, a double tap to the face gets the job done.

  3. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    Ive carried my Beretta 21A when no other gun I currently own will do the job.
    Ive never really felt comfortable depending on a 22LR. So I went and got a Sig P238 380acp. Even less dependable!!!! Back to Sig 4 times. I know it will go bang once. Twice in a row?? Maybe, sometimes?? Its a crapshoot.
    So now its my Officers 45acp 20/24/7. it goes bang all the time every time.

    1. avatar Charles P says:

      For a pocket gun I like the Ruger LCP. Mine has never failed to fire. It is no fun to shoot, but does shoot. Sights are near worthless but at the intended range that is not a problem.

    2. avatar Matt in SC says:

      I had some feeding issues with my P238 during the first 100 rounds or so. It’s fired every time since then, including the Lehigh rounds that shootingthebull410 reviewed and were highlighted here. PNC range ammo and some S&B is what goes through it the rest of the time. I over oiled it when cleaning at about 60 rounds and I think that had something to do with the feeding issues from there. I’ve shot a TCP and an LCP and the 238 is more accurate for me. If you still have it give it a chance to break in.

      1. avatar Matt in SC says:

        No notification of the comment even though I subscribed to follow up comments. Same as with the old format. This is from my phone so I guess I’ll try it from the laptop. Name and email not saved.

  4. avatar Daniel Bryant says:

    I don’t know why people constantly say things like “we’ve never met anyone who’d be OK taking a .380 round just to show how underpowered they are.” in regards to mouse guns, birdshot or FMJ. I wouldn’t want to take a .22 pellet from a pellet gun either, but you would be nuts to make that your home defense gun. Its about picking the best tool for the job, and one that has a good chance of being able to stop the threat.

    1. avatar The Dude Abides says:

      I wouldn’t want to stand in front of a super soaker full of piss, apparently that makes it a good self defence weapon to some.

  5. avatar Holdfast says:

    Who makes the Mag Carrier?

  6. avatar Hank says:

    I liked ya’lls old layout better than this current system. I don’t know about the rest of the visitors here but this new layout seems super fake and wierd. Go back to the old system.

    1. avatar Noishkel says:

      Seconded. This whole ‘low contrast style’ big tech is trying to push everyone onto just looks like crap. I know all the big websites are trying to push us all onto it, but it really really looks like shit and actually hurts my eyes to look at.

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “I liked ya’lls old layout better than this current system.”


      Worse, the name and e-mail data field issue IS STILL THERE !!!

      Is this something that we readers are just going to have to choke on and suffer with, TTAG?


  7. avatar tmm says:

    Hello new look. Well, I know there will always be bitchin (I still like the “original” look from late ’12) but it’ll just take a little getting used to. Right off, I’d say I like the banner transition better…works more smoothly, where the previous one kinda jumped in transition when paging down.

    1. avatar beefeater says:

      Things are way smoother on my phone now, so I’m down with this layout change.

    2. avatar tmm says:

      Although I usually run a sidebar with links. If the title (banner) text runs too long, it shifts into the body of the article. Just an observation 🙂

      1. avatar Anner says:

        Test test. Seeing if it auto fills data after I post.

        1. avatar Anner says:

          It does. Count me a fan of the new layout. Especially with all the stunning Asian women in my area that want to meet me. Who knew?

  8. avatar Ed says:

    Nice bitch session

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Nice bitch session”

      A pissing and moaning, whining and crying TTAGer is a *happy* TTAGer…


  9. avatar joetast says:

    I am looking for a ttag ‘s blog where I can discuss(debate) firearm’s designs, and stuff like mirror polish vs jeweled, vs rough but worn friction factors. Progressive rifleing compared to button rifleing? Bullet designs n stuff like that.

  10. avatar Rokurota says:

    Gerber Dime! I gots one too and it’s the most used part of my EDC.

  11. avatar Aaron says:

    The foundational rule of armed self defense:

    First, have a gun….

    A “mouse gun” on your person is better than a full-size 1911 left back home in your gun safe.

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