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Posted: 6/3/2003 11:37:16 PM EDT
Smith and Wesson lightweight 5 shot snubbies such as the Model 342, 342PD, 337PD, 642, 442, 638, and similar models?

Smith and Wesson 3913TSW or 6906 9mm's?

Sig-Sauer P239 9mm?

Whatever I get will probably be carried in a Kramer Confidant undershirt holster or in an ankle rig. Out of the above choices, which gun would you rather have and why?

Thanks,

-Charging Handle
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:41:25 PM EDT
The S&W 3913 or the SIG - and Id carry it on the belt.

A 5 shot .38 snubby is a back up gun to me.

Link Posted: 6/4/2003 2:47:37 AM EDT
I'd go w/ the Sig, but that's just my personal preference. Like I tell everyone who asks the "which gun should I get" question. Shoot before you buy, if you can. Find a range that has range guns, and see what you like. I've got the Sig 239 .40cal, and LOVE it. Looks good, feels good, and most of all shoots/functions beautifully. If you do go w/ the 239, get the Hogues...you'll thank yourself
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 3:11:35 AM EDT
well I have had numerous j frames, a 3913 and a P239 in 9mm. If ankle carry, I'd go with the 442 or 342. I've tried carrying small/medium autos in ankle holsters and they don't seem to conceal as well, are harder to draw and seem more prone to dirt, dust, lint, etc induced malfunctions. As to the Kramer shirt, either the 3913 or P239, depending on which fits your hand better and which mood of operation is most comfortable for you (decocker vs hammer drop - safety with a mag disconnector).
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 3:14:01 AM EDT
I'd go with the sig, I don't do s&w anymore.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 4:38:49 AM EDT
Sig-Sauer P239 9mm

Of all the guns I like this one the best.

But........my personal choice is a SA .45 ACP.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 4:54:20 AM EDT
Of your choices...Sig

Of all choices for that kind of carry.... Kahr

Link Posted: 6/4/2003 4:54:57 AM EDT
For an "only" gun, the 239, ditto with on-the-belt carry, but the S&W 340PD is a great ankle or pocket gun and I sometimes use mine as a second CCW to the belt gun (carry on the ankle).
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 4:56:32 AM EDT
i like the 5 shot snubbies. i have a Taurus ultralight .38spl with laser grips i carry a lot. also have a Ultra CDP i like.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 7:13:16 AM EDT
Sig Sauer P239.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 7:39:15 AM EDT
5-shot snub .38 because it's a lot easier to always have it with you.

Drop it in a pocket and you don't have to hassle with strapping on a holster, or worry about "printing."
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 2:14:05 PM EDT
Thanks for all of the replies folks, it's appreciated. I have thought it over and based on my own thoughts as well as your opinions, I may just go with two guns! A Smith and Wesson lightweight snubby in an ankle rig and either the Sig or the Smith and Wesson auto in the Kramer. I much prefer the Sig's feel, trigger, accuracy, etc to the Smith & Wesson. But the Smith and Wesson does have a manual safety option that I like. If you have someone come up to you goofing off and try to pick you up or place you in a bear hug, etc (hey, my friends always do this kinda stuff...lol), I fear a gun with no manual safety in a rather flimsy holster might be accidentally discharged. Which I have yet to buy the Kramer shirt and the holster may be far more sturdy than I am thinking. I guess I'll choose that gun once I get the shirt.

Thanks,

-Charging Handle
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 4:58:57 AM EDT
CH, if you plan to go the ankle biter route the best rig out there by far is from Alessi. As an added bonus, Lou Alessi and crew are great to deal with.

I have at least 2 Alessi holsters for every handgun I own with the exception of my SAA.


Alessi Holster Incorporated
2465 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 691-5615
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 5:06:42 AM EDT
I'll second the Alessi ankle rig vote. They are a top notch outfit and produce very nice products.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:59:47 PM EDT
another vote for alessi ankle rigs. I used one for years on duty with a PPK and never had it come loose.
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