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Thanks guys, yeah, I never heard of "pistol rug" before, but it's just perfect for what I need. I just ordered one. Better than placing the gun in a ZipLock baggie......
 

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FWIW I prefer hard plastic cases. They offer substantially more protection against external damage in case they are dropped etc.

Here is the one I use for my PPK. I buy them on base at the BX but I’m sure you can get them from Amazon etc.

Best thing is, it cost me only ten bucks!

Actually I just checked, they are $8.99 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Plano-Protector-Single-Pistol-Medium/dp/B00TY4AMYM

That link takes you to the green one for $32, for some reason, but if you search for Plano 140300 it takes you to the one pictured here, same case, for $8.99.....
 

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Most guns nowdays come in a hard case in any case...my only objection is trying to stuff them in a gun safe. Rugs fit better.... ;)
Plastic bags are a bad idea; they trap moisture. Rugs should never be a problem, assuming dry storage.

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Got the rug this morning - worked out fine. It's slightly bigger than it has to be, but there's room for another magazine.

Went to the range for another attempt at shooting targets, this time at 15 yards. First target shown, 5 rounds. Second target was 20 rounds, all but one in the black. I need to learn how to keep my grip intact as I reload and/or shoot multiple rounds. The slightest change in grip has a big effect on. precision.
 

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For me my EDC is my S&W PPK/s in my Don Hume pocket holster, it sits comfortable all day long. With quick snag free drawing.
 

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I don't know enough about any of this yet, but this seems like an excellent holster for my use. It will go in my right pants pocket (upper or lower, they're "cargo pants"), will cause a "lump", but so does my phone and other stuff already, it looks great, and you've already given me your thoughts.

I think it's a perfect answer.

I assume the gun only stays in it while you're carrying; when you get home, you remove the gun for any storage. Yes?
 

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The PPK/s is pretty big and heavy for pocket carry. It's going to be a pretty big bulge in the pocket. A Kahr P380 or Ruger LCP(II) is much more manageable in the pocket, An IWB holster might be a better choice for the PPK/S.
 

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There are many lighter & smaller choices, but the PPK/S is acceptable for pocket carry given prudent clothing/belt choices, almost as nearly so as the PPK, because the PPK/S is really not much bigger or heavier than the PPK . . . The frame grip is a touch longer (same as the PP) which allows an additional round in the magazine. This extra grip length does cause the PPK/S to potentially "print" more and adds a little more resistance to clearing the pocket. However, this is mitigated by carrying in the pocket with a flat base magazine. Additionally, slide length & width of the PPK/S are exactly the same as that of the PPK.
 

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PeterA I have no use for those lite polymer 2.75 inch barrel guns. For one they produce more recoil, in most cases the velocity is Going to be reduced, they are to small for my hands. With my Don Hume holster the print of my pocket looks a wallet, carrying my PPK/S with the flush magazine only adds to my concealment, and it fits my hand. The draw back to a IWB holster i find is that you need a Tee-shirt to keep the leather off of my skin, then i need a outer shirt to keep it concealed.
 

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I don't know enough about any of this yet, but this seems like an excellent holster for my use. It will go in my right pants pocket (upper or lower, they're "cargo pants"), will cause a "lump", but so does my phone and other stuff already, it looks great, and you've already given me your thoughts.

I think it's a perfect answer.

I assume the gun only stays in it while you're carrying; when you get home, you remove the gun for any storage. Yes?
Your assumption are correct, once i arrived home i remove it for storage
 

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I have been carrying my PPK/S in my pocket for YEARS

I have been a pocket carrier of the PPK/S in stainless and for a long time used a very cheap Uncle Mikes holster but recently switched to a "sticky holster" that you are supposed to somehow wedge between your waistband and it is supposed to stick in place using its peculiar rubbery texture.....but I simply use it as a pocket holster and with some velcro I have it in always the same position in a cargo pocket and of course the holster never gets pulled with the pistol. A couple of years back the wife got me a Crimson Trace laser grip for the thing but though it auto activates when in the hand, I simply never "think" to take advantage of the laser....so its just "there". Love the gun and it gobbles everything I have run through it from very wide mouth HP to cheap Wolf FMJ steel case. Accurate as hell but a lot of that has come with practice and familiarity....have recently gone with what is called +p ammo though I only bought two boxes and only ran two mags of the stuff....dont need to mess with accellerated wear. Mine is a VERY early Smith and Wesson model and I find no problems at all with it and of course will take advantage of Smiths superb warranty should I ever have to. Love the gun and have never found it a bother to carry.....on occasion I do put it in a jacket pocket when I get the evil eye from the wife for wanting to wear cargo pants to some overpriced eatery........such is life. Great gun and in my humble opinion the very best .380 made.....and most certainly the most awesome looking!
Kinda looking for an old smaller PP. Anyone has one let me know if its halfway reasonable in price and in great shape. I know that some have problems with HP ammo but I think my Amish gunsmith can work that problem out if I cant with a dremel and some polishing compound on the feedramp.
New to this forum. Glad I found it! Any hints on where to find spare mags for a .380 PPK/S at the lowest price (factory please or MecGar)
 

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PeterA I have no use for those lite polymer 2.75 inch barrel guns. For one they produce more recoil, in most cases the velocity is Going to be reduced, they are to small for my hands. With my Don Hume holster the print of my pocket looks a wallet, carrying my PPK/S with the flush magazine only adds to my concealment, and it fits my hand. The draw back to a IWB holster i find is that you need a Tee-shirt to keep the leather off of my skin, then i need a outer shirt to keep it concealed.

The Kahr P380 is more comfortable to shoot than the Walther PPK/S. I had written previously on the blowback design versus locked breach. The Ruger LCPII is not as comfortable. I would compare the LCPII to the PPK/S as far as being snappy.
 

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The Kahr P380 is more comfortable to shoot than the Walther PPK/S. I had written previously on the blowback design versus locked breach. The Ruger LCPII is not as comfortable. I would compare the LCPII to the PPK/S as far as being snappy.
Every shooter is different, the Kahr may be more comfortable for YOU, i have no use for it. If it’s not made out of Steel, with a 3.75 inch barrel i wont have anything to do with it.
 
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