They actually wear this?


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PinnedAndRecessed
March 9, 2006, 01:59 AM
http://www.bianchi-intl.com/prodimages/4751_l.jpg

Bianchi holster. Seriously, this has got to be some fit dude to be able to walk/run/jump with this on his leg. Figure, what, Glock with hicap mag?

He's a better man than I.

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Logan5
March 9, 2006, 02:09 AM
Bah, anyone who's ever read The manual of the mercenary soldier knows ankle guns are silly. They'll never get through the titanium plate duct taped to your back before your partner nails the ankle gunner with the dissasembled handi rifle in your briefcase.
Plus, there's the hidden danger of them making you run in circles under stress, when you're not wearing them after years of 5 mile runs with them strapped to that one ankle. ;)

Optical Serenity
March 9, 2006, 02:28 AM
I often times wear an ankle holster, with a Glock 27 in it, and well...it sucks. Its very slow to get to (my main off duty weapon is a HK USP or USPc, with the Glock 27 as backup.) and heavy.

But yeah, I hate ankle carry.

PlayboyPenguin
March 9, 2006, 03:37 AM
Ugh...reminds me of the ankle weights they used to make us wear for track practice when you were in cross country. Turns out they were pretty damaging to our knees and ankles. :)

Nematocyst
March 9, 2006, 04:09 AM
Just gimme my High Noon topless (http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/_Topless/_topless.html) with my 9 in it,
and a pair of sandals.

:rolleyes:

Nem

LAK
March 9, 2006, 04:23 AM
A liability IMO. Good way to get your foot stuck somewhere at a time when you most need it not to - and a general snag and trip hazard. Still, very trendy looking.
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Monkeybear
March 9, 2006, 05:06 AM
Good for either

A.) Someone trained and in a profession that actually requires things involving the word "tatical". i.e. SWAT team, Special Forces, Military.

B.) Airsoft hobbiest.

UWstudent
March 9, 2006, 05:23 AM
i ankle carry my g27 with a FOBUS ankle holster about 50%.. the other 50% is a glock19 in a Kramer.

nothing wrong with ankle carrying.. i enjoy it, and it doesn't slow me down a bit. i imagine it also depends on who you are, i'm nearly 6 foot tall, 190 lbs and i weight lift almost daily.

UWstudent
March 9, 2006, 05:24 AM
the only slow thing about it is drawning the damn thing, takes me nearly 5 minutes :confused:

Nematocyst
March 9, 2006, 05:28 AM
Someone trained and in a profession that actually requires things involving the word "tatical"Wearing one on the medial surface of the left tibia...oh, sorry, the inside of one's left leg (if you're right handed), does make sense.

When landing on uneven surfaces (from several feet up), the medial surface (inside) side of a leg is far, far less likely to turn {as in a sprain} than the lateral surface (outside) of said leg.

That is, far and away, most ankle sprains occur because one's ankle turned "OUT" rather than "IN".

(The anatomical reasons for that involve extreme ligamentation on the medial surface of the lower leg/foot articulation in Homo sapiens. More complete explanation available upon request.)

Therefore, I think it makes sense that, if one is going to strap a revolver or pistol to one's lower leg, that it should be strapped to the medial surface.

That position makes it easily accessible by the opposite hand (upon kneeling) AND adds mass to that medial surface, reducing the tendency for an outward turn of that ankle. :eek:

Add a pair of high top boots that further support the ankle...

Yeah, I can see that.

I still like my sandals better for comfort, but if I was going to ride a peice of parabolic fabric down to Earth into enemy territory from a low flying plane, I'll take a good pair of boots and a medially placed holster.

;)

Nem

Coronach
March 9, 2006, 06:06 AM
I wear an all-steel j-frame (640) on my ankle, pretty much all the time. I dunno how that compares to the glock in weight, but I never really notice its presence. I use a Galco angle glove.

Mike

shooting time
March 9, 2006, 08:02 AM
I also carry a S&W M60 in a ankle riig and always forget i am wearing it .You have to wear loose fitting pants to access it quickly.

Biker
March 9, 2006, 09:23 AM
I carry a Taurus 450 (once in a while a G27) on my left ankle all day every day. Have for years. I can get to it in 3 seconds usually. Slow, but it's always with me.
Biker

cracked butt
March 9, 2006, 09:42 AM
What, not wall climbing cleats on those boots?:confused:

:D

pauli
March 9, 2006, 09:57 AM
those are on the other leg.

isp2605
March 9, 2006, 10:45 AM
I carried my backup (49 and 649) in an ankle rig for 31 yrs. That's everyday, all day carry. Ran with it, climbed thru windows, thru doors, wading in chest deep water, crawling thru mud and crud, and while on SWAT. Several of my guys carried Glock 26 and 27 in ankle rigs everyday. It takes a couple of weeks to get use to, then it feels strange when you don't have it on.
I carried for a while with the Bianchi rig that is shown in the pix. I found the narrow straps to not be the most comfortable but the rig was secure.

PotatoJudge
March 9, 2006, 12:02 PM
That is, far and away, most ankle sprains occur because one's ankle turned "OUT" rather than "IN". -Nematocyst

You're right that the three deltoid ligaments (medial) are stronger then the three lateral ligaments. Because of this, the ankle turns "in" in most sprains (that is inversion, or lining all the toes up vertically with the big one on top). As I remember, the foot is turned outward in car wrecks when people plant their feet on the floor of the car- but this takes much more force.
More on topic, I was searched by a cop about a year ago and it didn't occur to me until much later why he pulled my pants legs up about 6 in. Sharp guy, nice too after we both settled down and talked.

ball3006
March 9, 2006, 03:17 PM
on each ankle, you would not have a balance problem when walking or running......A Keltec 3AT on each ankle would hardly be noticable.......chris3

f4t9r
March 9, 2006, 03:33 PM
No ankle weights for me

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