Need help on a backup

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by ncampbell, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. ncampbell

    ncampbell New Member

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    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.
     
  2. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    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.
     
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  3. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Ruger LCP .380 is my backup! A great companion of infinitesimal size! :D
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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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!
     

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  5. SWIll

    SWIll New Member

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

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    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.
     
  7. karateguy28

    karateguy28 New Member

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    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.
     
  8. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    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
     
  9. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret Member

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    The LCP works great for me I mostly carry it in a Guru wallet holster
     
  10. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    here are 3 pouplar backup for a side by side
    the s&w aireweight chief special 38spl 5+0 rounds 16.6 oz loaded
    a keltec p32 32acp 7+1 rounds 10oz loaded
    and a old school amc backup stainless 380acp 5+1 rounds 19.6 oz loaded
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  11. gunsmoke11

    gunsmoke11 New Member

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    The NAA .32acp loaded with Federal Hydra-shoks has been very dependable for myself for about 10 years. It's never ftf and that ammo can cause real damage. They're available in .380 nowadays, but I'm comfortable with what I got. They are stainless steel and heavier than the other plastic guns and are the perfect belly gun to be carried where ever your heart desires. I carry in my pocket using a DeSantis holster. A boot knife won't hurt either.
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  12. daniels1911

    daniels1911 New Member

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    Ruger lcp is a good gun for a backup. Never had a problem with mine. Reliable.
     
  13. nixfix

    nixfix New Member

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    Love my Bodyguard .380, great little shooter and holsters of all varieties are easy to find.
     
  14. ncampbell

    ncampbell New Member

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    I ended up getting an SCCY CPX-2 for the time being. It had a price that i couldnt pass up. More than likely i will end up trading it for something else though.
     
  15. ltcfb118

    ltcfb118 New Member

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    Great gun for the money. I have seen several in my CCW Classes and they seem well made and shoot well.
     
  16. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    For the ankle or pocket, I go with the Ruger LCP

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