pants pocket, if the pocket had a stiffener in it. At 24 ozs, it's a bit heavy, but 9x23 is a very potent rd, and a barrel and mag swap would =9x19 capability. Much less cost than 356 Star, and for "normal times' a 380 Star(or colt mustang) and an appropriate reload would be enough power, 99% of the time, for justifiable civilian self defense. A locked breech 380 can be 50 grs, solid copper hp, at 1900 fps, 400 ft lbs. Beats .45 ball for effectiveness, no more recoil than the top 380 factory loads.