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    New Member, seeks advice!

    Hello All!
    While I've had a CHL for over 7 years, I rarely carry. Mostly when we are traveling with our 5th wheel! I can't find a setup that is comfortable. I guess the guns I have are just too big? I purchased what fit my big hands, long before thinking of a CHL. 357 S&W, 9mm S&W, old SA 38 (8Ē Barrel), S&W 44mag (10Ē Barrel), plus 20 or so old assorted revolvers, before 1940. I would like this forumís opinion concerning an ankle gun. Seems that might be easy to get use to. I wear loose fitting jeans 90% of the time. What would be a practical choice, keeping in mind Iím 6-4, 295lb, big hands? Iím a S&W fan, but will try another. I really canít afford the really expensive brands, but donít want a cheapo either!!
    I spent the past 4 hours, reading your old posts, Iím more confused that before I started. Donít understand a lot of the abbreviations you fellows throw around yet! Been making me a list of them.
    I look forward to your input!


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    Welcome from Middle Tennessee!

    As for your dilemma, would you find a Glock Model 26 (9mm) or 27 (.40 S&W) too small for your hands? I think many manufacturers make ankle holsters for them. I have heard of at least one ankle holster made for a Model 30 (.45 ACP).

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    I would suggest a good/decent compact automatic in a polymer gun. Look at Springfield XD compacts, S&W M&P Compacts, Glock and Kahr. All of them have very reliable compacts that are light, thin and comfortable to carry. A good IWB holster would help (CompTac, Crossbreed, K&D).

    I assume you are carrying inside waist band (IWB)?

    Ankle carry isnt my favorite while traveling. Too hard to reach if you are sitting behind the wheel. Heavy guns arent ankle friendly.
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    I would go with any 1911 with a Brommeland Max Con V IWB holster. Comfort, concealability, and plus, it's a 1911.

    If you would let us know your price range we might be able to better guide you.

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    Welcome aboard from the Old Dominion. I would NOT recomend carrying your only gun on your ankle. I can not envision one single realistic senario in which you would ever be able to draw such a weapon in time.-Jay
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    You didn't mention what belts or holsters you have used. I'm much much smaller than you and carry some large, heavy revolvers with relative comfort. The right belt/holster combo might be what you need. Anyhow, nice to see you on the forum. Welcome.

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