Opinions on Glock 36 as an ankle holster gun


August 5, 2003, 10:07 PM
I carry a 1911 currently OWB. Would the G36 make a good ankle gun or not? Sometimes fashion dictates carry styles and I'm thinking perhaps a good ankle holster might be the way to go when I am wearing nice slacks, a tucked in shirt, dress shoes with argile socks. You know the scene - exceptionally nice restaurant, clients and or a date. Summer weather which means no sport coat or jacket, etc. Any ideas guys?

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August 5, 2003, 10:34 PM
It could work, but the grip is a bit long - might print against your trousers. Personally, I think that the shorter-gripped G26/G27/G33 would be more concealable in an ankle holster, but I say this having tried them against a G19/G23/G32 size pistol, and the G36 is pretty similar to the latter models (albeit thinner). Try it out and let us know how you get on!

"Is that a pistol on your ankle, or are you pleased to see me?" :neener: :p :D

August 6, 2003, 10:11 AM
I've got fairly monstrous calves, and I owned a G36 for a while, but I never contemplated ankle carry. I can effectively ankle carry a J-frame or Colt Pocket Nine, but that's as big as i want to go. If it must be a Glock, consider Preacherman's suggestions.

Marko Kloos
August 6, 2003, 10:44 AM
I used to carry a baby Glock (G26 and G33) on my ankle at work for over a year. They're about as big and heavy as I'd want to stuff in an ankle rig. The G36 is more like the G19 in size, so the grip will print more. I second the notion that a subcompact small-frame Glock is the practical limit in ankle carry for most folks.

August 6, 2003, 10:50 AM
Although Glock catagorizes the 36 as a subcompact, you would need tree trunk ankles to carry the 36 on your ankle :)

August 6, 2003, 12:16 PM
or cankles? Calf-ankles?

Sean Smith
August 6, 2003, 12:31 PM
Had one. Too big for that use.

August 6, 2003, 12:58 PM
Hope you still have your bellbottoms from the 70's.

August 6, 2003, 01:05 PM
Never say never

I have seen some rather large pistols in ankle carry rigs...

But a Kahr PM9 would be more comfortable

August 6, 2003, 01:11 PM
I've had one and it's definitely not an "ankle" gun. At least not for 90 percent of folks out there.

Good Shooting

August 6, 2003, 07:26 PM
And, while I have never tried the G36 I have tried others such as the G26. Just can't get used to the feel of it on my ankle. Feels like a brick strapped to my "tree trunk". Good shooting;)

Erik Jensen
August 6, 2003, 09:08 PM
hey, if Arnold Schwartzenegger can conceal a Beretta 92 in an ankle holster (see kindergarten cop), a G36 should be no problem!!:D :rolleyes: :uhoh: :neener: :D

August 6, 2003, 09:42 PM
Arnie for Gov'nr !!!

Butt the G27 is difficult enough to hide. The J frames are very good at this role.

August 7, 2003, 11:10 AM
I used to carry a G27 around in a Galco Ankle, and it worked perfect. I am now considering carrying a G30 (which I have not bought yet) on my ankle. I know the G30 is bigger than the G27, but how much bigger?

August 7, 2003, 11:48 AM
When I put a G30, G23, & a G27 all right next to each other, the G30 looks the same size as the G23/G19. The G27 is noticably smaller than the G30, and I only have one or two pants cut right so the G27 hides right on my ankle. The G30 is a great pistol, but bigger than the G27.

August 8, 2003, 07:58 AM
I carry mine in a Fobus GL-4 ankle holster!! (sometimes) :)

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