What is the largest pistol you would carry in an ankle holster?


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Blarelli
November 16, 2007, 05:55 PM
I've never tried one before, but I'm thinking maybe a baby glock is the biggest I would go. What do you guys think?

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strat81
November 16, 2007, 06:47 PM
I carry a baby Glock on my ankle quite frequently. I can't imagine going much bigger. It's not annoying, but you know it's there, and you must where wider-leg pants such as khakis or boot-cut jeans. It's about as big as I'd go, but something lighter like a 642 or 340 would be even better. I carry with a DeSantis ankle rig (Apache?) with the calf garter.

Mushinto
November 16, 2007, 09:08 PM
I regularly carry a G27 in an Alessi rig. Works very well.

I can get away with a G23 or an Officers ACP with loose pants, but it's slightly over the line for me.

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harrygunner
November 16, 2007, 09:31 PM
While driving out of town, I usually carry a SW 640 in a Galco Ankle Glove.

But, I bought a Fobus ankle holster for a Glock 29, same size as the Glock 30 and was surprised to see that it worked. It did not print like I expected it to.

I don't like the Fobus, but, that was the only one I could find for the G29. I rarely carry it on the ankle however. But, when I do, it's not bad.

As an aside, this reminds me of a mistake a writer made where he had his "hero" in the novel carrying a Sig 226 in an ankle holster. :eek:

351 WINCHESTER
November 16, 2007, 09:42 PM
On occasion I'll slip a 642 into a Galco ankle glove, but I don't do it often as it tends to give me a rash.

Lonestar49
November 16, 2007, 09:52 PM
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Autolycus
November 16, 2007, 10:32 PM
I would like to know if anyone carries an HK P2000sk on their ankle. And if so what holster do you use?

The Lone Haranguer
November 16, 2007, 10:38 PM
IMO, a mini-Glock is about the absolute largest practical for ankle carry, and then with pant legs that are wide enough.

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I think I would want something smaller. The thought of ankle-carrying (at times) my Kahr PM9 intrigues me. A snubnose revolver, preferably a light weight one, is also well sized for this.

RyanM
November 16, 2007, 11:19 PM
I tried an SP-101 once. Agony.

Steve B.
November 16, 2007, 11:40 PM
J-Frame is the only thing I've worn in an ankle holster. Didn't like it much, either. I'd only use it as a back-up, anyway.

10-Ring
November 16, 2007, 11:53 PM
The largest I would consider are the S&W airweight j-frame or a baby Glock.

1 old 0311
November 16, 2007, 11:59 PM
My S&W 60 fits but seems heavy. My S&W 340PD is so light I have to 'bump' it at times to make sure it is still there. I wear both with jeans.

gunmn74
November 17, 2007, 12:01 AM
When driving on long trips I carry an airweight J-frame in a cheap ankle
holster and I like it alot.

I have rig for a small but very heavy Firestar M-40. After an hour I start
dragging my left leg (30 oz.) For refrence the J-frame is 15 oz.

rcellis
November 17, 2007, 01:32 PM
I've actually managed my HK P2000sk in a good ankle holster - it worked quite well to my surprise. One thing I did that might make a difference: I work hiking boots, which helped hold it up.

Autolycus
November 17, 2007, 06:01 PM
Which ankle holster is my question rcellis? I am looking for a good one that will fit around my ankle. I had an Alessi but it did not fit. The quality was good though.

Glockman30
November 17, 2007, 06:05 PM
I have a friend who is a detective that carries a Glock 30 on his ankle. I guess if you get used to it it would be okay. I did not know he had it until he showed me so it works for him.

another okie
November 18, 2007, 04:16 PM
I have Galco ankle gloves for both a lightweight snubbie and a baby Glock. They work, though the baby Glock requires a little more effort. I can forget I have the snubbie on, but I never forget the 26 is there. I can't imagine carrying a much bigger gun, but I know there are people who carry a 30 or a 19, which are about the same length and height.

astocks2622
November 19, 2007, 03:59 AM
I tried a desantis apache for my M&P compact (similar to glock 26/27) and it simply didn't work, took it back and now carry with clip-draw.

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