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    Firing concealed

    I apologize if this has been covered before, but I couldn't find it on search.

    Just wondering: if close quarters or time wouldn't allow for a full draw, could a semi-automatic pistol be fired (more than once) from inside a jacket's pocket?

    (I'm thinking maybe, the confinement might prevent the slide from ejecting/feeding for a second, third, etc. round to be fired.)

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    One shot would "work", if that's the right word. A second shot?

    It depends whether or not the slide can cycle. In all likelihood, the slide will rip thru a pocket lining and bind. Not only that, trying to fire from a pocket without raising it up will likely have you gripping the gun very high in an unusual way. You might injure your hand.

    Buy a revolver if you want the capability of firing from a jacket pocket.
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    I was thinking about a revolver, too. And I guess it would have to be either 'hammerless' or at least have a shrouded hammer, so it also wouldn't grab the inside of the pocket.
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    If that IS a major concern I second a revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AhSook View Post
    Just wondering: if close quarters or time wouldn't allow for a full draw, could a semi-automatic pistol be fired (more than once) from inside a jacket's pocket?

    (I'm thinking maybe, the confinement might prevent the slide from ejecting/feeding for a second, third, etc. round to be fired.)

    Normally I carry IWB and a semi-auto is fine for that. If I carry in any way which could require firing from concealed I use a revolver, it will go bang every time the trigger is pulled. The revolver that I carry is a S&W 642. It has a concealed hammer so there is nothing to catch and lint can't gum up the works.
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    This old secesh 2nds the SW 642/442 for firing through a pocket. Usually it will be a coat pocket you will be carrying in/firing through,
    and J frame consealed hammers are just about built with that purpose in mind. Get yourself some Snap Caps (dummy inert practice rounds that won't damage your firing pin), and test fire your 642/442 in the pocket first to see how the revolver functions.

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    Way to go Brodon...Two posts to your credit and both are cut and paste hack jobs. I see nothing has changed here.
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    Tried it with an old jacket. Fired, no problem, failed to cycle; problem. My Hi-Standard Derringer will at least get two shots off while so confined. A shrouded revolver may experience cylinder drag under such an environment. Knew a police officer that was 'saved' by a snagged hammer revolver in a coat pocket. my $.02 worth. AC

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