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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blarelli, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Blarelli

    Blarelli Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. strat81

    strat81 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Mushinto

    Mushinto Active Member

    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.

  4. harrygunner

    harrygunner Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Lonestar49

    Lonestar49 Well-Known Member


    Sig P232 SL 380

  7. Autolycus

    Autolycus Well-Known Member

    I would like to know if anyone carries an HK P2000sk on their ankle. And if so what holster do you use?
  8. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    IMO, a mini-Glock is about the absolute largest practical for ankle carry, and then with pant legs that are wide enough.


    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.
  9. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

    I tried an SP-101 once. Agony.
  10. Steve B.

    Steve B. Member

    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.
  11. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    The largest I would consider are the S&W airweight j-frame or a baby Glock.
  12. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311 member

    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.
  13. gunmn74

    gunmn74 Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. rcellis

    rcellis Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Autolycus

    Autolycus Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. Glockman30

    Glockman30 Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. another okie

    another okie Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. astocks2622

    astocks2622 Well-Known Member

    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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