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ncampbell 04-20-2013 03:31 AM

Need help on a backup
I am currently looking for a backup firearm to use in an ankle holster. I would like not to spend over $400 and need it to be good for SD. I have been looking at Kel-Tec small frame pistols. Any opinions or suggestions? I am very open on this.

BeyondTheBox 04-20-2013 04:39 AM

Weight would be key for me. Nothing over 10oz. That would leave very little!

Ruger LCP
Diamondback DB380
Beretta Jetfire 950 (25acp)
KelTec P32
KelTec P3AT
Taurus TCP

You may be okay with larger, so maybe some 38 snub... Ruger LCR

Kahr P380 has great dimensions, slightly heavier but good backup size.

MisterMcCool 04-20-2013 10:13 AM

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PanBaccha 04-20-2013 12:03 PM

Ruger LCP .380 is my backup! A great companion of infinitesimal size! :D

Sniper03 04-20-2013 12:09 PM

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I carry a Kahr P-380 in warm weather and or back up! And a Glock Model 27 other times.
I normally carry it in a DeSantis Ankle Holster and hardly even know it is there!

BeyondTheBox 04-20-2013 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by MisterMcCool (Post 1220411)

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SWIll 04-21-2013 06:21 AM

a j frame revolver would be very good in this role.

DrumJunkie 04-21-2013 06:27 AM


Originally Posted by SWIll (Post 1221628)
a j frame revolver would be very good in this role.

I have a 637 smith that is light enough to almost forget it's there. I use it more for pocket carry though. I have a friend that uses one in an ankle rig and seems really happy as well.

karateguy28 04-21-2013 09:11 AM

i carry a sig p238 in a galco ankle lite holster. i got the sig used for about $400-450. love it. no issues with it after 300-400 rounds of assorted ammo.

robertusa123 04-23-2013 01:55 AM

you cant beat the keltec p32 32acp for size, weight,relibility and price if you looking for a little more stoping power in loue of a hare bigger and heaver the keltec pt380 380acp or ruger lcp also in 380 acp the p32 can be had for less then 300 and the pt38o and lcp go for 350

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