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Everyday carry is a beretta nano..but sometimes I want to carry my backup gun, a taurus 738tcp .380'
Where do you guys carry your back up?
I'm thinking off getting an ankle holster
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Ankle holsters are good for a backup backup. If you need to get to a gun in an ankle holster in a hurry,,,,, well, it's probably not going to happen.
(1) bend down
(2) pull up pant leg
(3) unsnap retention device
(4) draw gun
(5) assume firing position

If you are a "ground fighter", it may be a little more (or less) accessible.

I've got a cheapie that I've carried an LCP in a couple of times "just to see". It carries fine, but seems like it would be real slow to deploy.
 

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When I used to carry a bug, I'd carry it on the weak side, either IWB or pocket-carry.

In addition to draw-backs that bugboy mentioned, try running with an ankle holster. It may even stay secure, but it's still feeling of pending disaster.
 

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Ankle holsters look really gay with shorts...

I think I'd put the nano in my pocket and carry something a little bigger
 

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I sometimes carry a kahr pm45 but I really like how the nano is streamlines..nothing to snag on. Tucks nicely in the pants
 

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Best spot? Somewhere that can both complement primary carry and be an effective fall-back option. That includes accommodating the possibility of the strong-side not functioning effectively. So, for me, it would be either weak-side pocket/belt carry, or weak-side ankle carry. If not doing a BUG but instead doing some other defensive weapon, I think a similar weak-side option is important.
 

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To me the Nano IS a backup gun. :redface:

I only ever carried a BUG once, yesterday. I wanted to try it just for giggles so I put my Glock 23 where it always rides (IWB at 4pm) and the snub revolver went cross draw at 10ish. Pretty practical I guess, but to me, a BUG is not needed in civilian life. A spare mag or speed strip is my "backup".
 

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Weakside IWB about 3:00 or 2:30 butt forward (for revolvers) so I can draw it with either hand
 

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To me the Nano IS a backup gun. :redface:

I only ever carried a BUG once, yesterday. I wanted to try it just for giggles so I put my Glock 23 where it always rides (IWB at 4pm) and the snub revolver went cross draw at 10ish. Pretty practical I guess, but to me, a BUG is not needed in civilian life. A spare mag or speed strip is my "backup".
In hell hole philly, I feel more comfortable with a back up gun

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Weak side pocket, especially if you carry your primary on the belt. Big advantage to carry in the pocket is that you can casually have a firing grip on the gun, without escalating things. Very nice option to have, IMHO.

And to you smart alecs who say the Nano is already a back-up gun...get over it. Your big blaster is a back-up to the long gun you will wish you had. Stop raining on the OPs parade. :wink:
 

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And to you smart alecs who say the Nano is already a back-up gun...get over it. Your big blaster is a back-up to the long gun you will wish you had. Stop raining on the OPs parade. :wink:
I do carry a Nano as a backup though, to my IPAD!
 

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When I carry a BUG it is weak side pocket; either trouser or if wearing heavy cover garments in the outermost offside pocket. J Frame is king for me as a BUG.
 

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If I carried my LCR as a BUG I'd put it on the weak side, butt forward. Lets me cross-draw, or draw with my off hand if my strong hand is unavailable.
 

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I don't wear very loose fitting clothing (corporate job) so that kinda limits my options for bug locations.

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