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    Hey I'm new here from CO. I'm a thirty-something female ultra trail runner who is trying her hardest to figure out how to cc on a lean athletic 5'5" frame. So far for daily wear I have an ankle glove with a .38, or cc purse if wearing skirt/dress but when I trail run I can't figure out where to put it on my body comfortably. Hip grips leave nasty welts and bruising after 5ish miles so I am left to carry in my hydration pack....not exactly a quick draw but better than nothing.
    I have been usually an anti- anything less than .45 cal kinda girl but now am actually peeking at the sig p238 (380) for trail carry. Is this a pointless piece to carry?? Anyone own one or can recommend a similar sized 9mm?
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    Welcome Aboard from the Peach State!

    There's a wealth of knowledge and experiences here and the folks here can point you in directions that might work for you.

    As far as .380's go, they'll work and better than not carrying at all. A good fanny-pak or small 'tactictal-style' carry pack might work for those long trail runs. Pointless it is not.

    LOTS of similar sized 9mm's around. Kahr's come to mind right off but others here will have a few more models posted for you to think about as well.
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    Welcome from Michigan!

    As far as caliber, if you are more worried about two legged predators, the .380 should suffice. However, if it is the four legged kind, I'd stick to .45 or .357, at a minimum.

    Good luck finding a good way to carry in your situation. Keep reading. Some one may have the perfect solution for you.
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    Welcome from Kansas! I'm thinking something like a kel-tec in 9mm might be smallest and lightest, maybe not the best but betther than nothing.
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