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  • C & A s Dad

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    You can see I am new here and I was sent to you by some crazy guy that goes by Zembonez on a truck forum I frequent. I saw his link to TGT and sent him a PM with a gun question. He reffered me to you.

    I have used your search feature and have picked up some good info.

    I am about to buy a pocket gun or possibly would consider carrying it on my ankle as I wear western boots 100% of the time when working. I want to spend $300.00 to $400.00 on the gun.

    I am leaning very heavy towards the Ruger .380 LCP with a pocket holster but am open to other suggestions. I really wanted a 9MM but what little research I have done has not turned up anything small enough to conceal comfortably in my pocket. I have to wear Khakis at work and really do not want my clients and associates to know I am carrying.

    I own a really nice 686 S & W 357 but have not been able to get it into my pocket.:D

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     

    lunchbox

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    at academy you can get a rossi 38 for less than 300
    also there is kel-tec they make 32 380 and 9mm very small
     

    Hoji

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    The Ruger .380 is an excellent choice. I have shot it and it is a very true shooting little gun. Kel Tec makes a 9mm that is just a little bigger, and NAA makes a .32 that is about the same size as a Seecamp{ without the waiting list}

    I would however reconsider "ankle carry" the LCP is small enough to put in a front or back pocket and thay make holsters that cover the outline of the gun.

    I say this because if you need it you will probably need it "Right Now" and if you have to go down to your boot for it you will probably end up dead.
     

    C & A s Dad

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    Thanks,

    I looked at a Kel Tec today and while one guy that worked in the gun shop was bragging about it and how good it was, another employee came over and began talking to me about the LCP and suggested I wait if at all possible.

    Hoji, that is just what I was thinking about "ankle carry".

    Thanks again and I welcome any other input.
     

    kingofwylietx

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    I will go +1 on the Kel-tec P3AT. They offer a metal belt clip that screws onto the pistol. I can carry mine on me no matter what I wear. Even with your shirt tucked in, you can have in in your waistband and nobody will know. No holster needed with the screw-on clip.....and you can have pistol & clip brand new for under $300.
     

    baboon

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    Ankle holster are TV bullshit! It's the farthest away from your hand thats possible. I bought one eons ago when I was but a wee lad. It's about as uncomfortable & usless as holsters get. Anyone who sugests one either has them a bunch to sell, or never wore one.
     

    lunchbox

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    Ankle holster are TV bullshit! It's the farthest away from your hand thats possible. I bought one eons ago when I was but a wee lad. It's about as uncomfortable & usless as holsters get. Anyone who sugests one either has them a bunch to sell, or never wore one.
    i dont know about you but my leg is quite large and i ware pull up work boots and tryed to put a 38 it them there just isnt enough room and it digs into the bone every step you take

    plus one on the ankle holsters being a bad idea
     

    Shiner Bock

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    For pocket carry I have a S&W 642 and a Ruger LCP and those are both great guns for this. I prefer the 642 and have a lot more confidence in its abilities but it doesn't always conceal well with all my wardrobe choices. The LCP will always disappear into anything that I wear.

    The Rohrbaugh R9 is a 9mm that you can pocket carry that but it doesn''t fit your stated budget. If you're willing to go higher you might want to take a look at that.

    Make sure you get a good pocket holster whatever you decide.
     

    9x19

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    Kel-Tec's P-32 (.32) or P3AT (.380) are each good pistols. If they weren't the new folks at Ruger wouldn't have chosen that design as the basis for their Little Copycat Pistol.

    Here's how I carry my Kel-Tecs when force to wear slacks... it's an Uncle Mike's pocket holster modified to also hold a spare mag.

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    Here is a group photo of my three Kel-Tecs, the one in the middle is their PF-9, a single-stack 9mm.

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    czechmate82

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    I'm going to throw in a comment. I dont' have one of these, nor have I ever fired one, but I hear good things about the Taurus 709 Slim. I myself, plan to purchase one at some point. It's in 9mm, has an 8 round capacity, and claims to only be slightly bigger than the 9mm Kel-tec (but with higher capacity). My $.02.
     
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