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Welcome aboard. I've never tried an ankle holster I liked, so good luck with that.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
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Welcome from South Carolina...Good luck and have fun in your journey...Train Train Train...
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Lots of good advice as always! My vite is for the S+W 442. It is an airweight J frame, that makes it light, and can still pack plenty of punch with +p ammo. Very easy to conceal, even if you do not go with the ankle rig. Some say there is a learning curve, but that seems true with most guns so take it as you see fit. I love mine and it is carried more often than any other gun for versatility and ease.
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My wife's choice was Ruger's LC9. It is very compact, shoots 9mm. It will fit most any place you want to carry. She has a custom leather inside the waist band holster which conceals very well. A small compact auto will carry and conceal much better than a revolver. They are lighter which is a benifit if you are carrying all day long. Also they usually have more rounds than a revolver.
Good luck and let us know how thing turn out.
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A small frame, 5 shot, 38 Special Revolver would fit the bill nicely. I would recommend a S&W® Mdl 36 or 637; or a Taurus Mdl 85. The S&W & Taurus® steel frame guns weigh about 21oz and the Airwight®/Ultra-Lite™ guns are approximately 15oz. I realize you prefer the gun to be light weight; just realize a steel frame gun will recoil A LOT LESS.
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Hello, HollyP, and welcome from Missouri to this great forum. Good people & LOTS of info here! Good luck getting set up, and may you stay safe.
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Welcome from Md. My wife like this carry set up...(even though we are still in a "May Issue" state)
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Welcome aboard. When I ankle it is either a S&W snubby or a Ruger LC9.
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