Hello,Does anyone conceal carry a Phoenix Arms HP22? If so how do you carry it? Especially looking for suggestions in regards to the safeties.
AGREED. I'd never recommend the HP22/HP25 just because the slides are prone to breakage. Obviously a "modern" Ruger LCP or similar pistol is better. A larger bullet is preferable. However, sometimes we have to fight with the gun that we have and not the one that we want. I do not know if the person above has a income that allows them to get a newer or better gun.You'll be chasing your ass with one of these stupid turds. Get a Ruger LCP2 .380. Probably lighter, packs more punch, and is smaller.
For a pocket .22 the old reliable S&W 2213's are hard to beat. They aren't cheap. Smith & Wesson Model 2213 Sportsman .22 LR Good luck finding one under $400. Again LCP2 would be lighter and be cheaper.
I'd go with a Beretta or Taurus .22 over the HP (my opinion). NAA Revolvers (really, any derringer is hard to use under stress), a P17 would be fine. I carry a full sized pistol (BrowningP35 or 1911) all year and I don't have a problem with concealing it. A P17 would be decent to carry.First off, thank you for the responses. I agree that the HP22 or 25 is not a particularly great carry gun. With that said, 22LR has been by far the most reasonable ammo currently available. And given the current environment I have been considering what I would do if I HAD to carry a 22LR. Would it be a HP22? NAA Mini? Kel Tec P17 (a bit big for pocket carry, but does seem to fit some pockets)? Ruger LCP II 22LR?
Amazingly, I have had much better reliability with the 22s than the 25s.
I agree that the thumb safety would be the way to go. The firing pin safety is too small and would be nearly impossible to deal with under stress.
I did find a pretty nice kydex IWB holster for the HP22. But if I were to ever carry it, I would need to find a good pocket holster (preferably kydex).
I thought the frames were more prone to cracking?
That S&W looks nice! However, I have been leaning towards getting a LCP II 22LR. That would solve the ammo issue noted above and it would it mirror the LCP that is a constant companion.
I'd go with a Beretta or Taurus .22 over the HP (my opinion). NAA Revolvers (really, any derringer is hard to use under stress), a P17 would be fine. I carry a full sized pistol (BrowningP35 or 1911) all year and I don't have a problem with concealing it. A P17 would be decent to carry.
I have not seen the frames crack but the slides do, constantly. It's the weakness of the open slide design. Beretta's/Taurus's can do it because they have steel milled and not cast slides.