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Ankle carry only?

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by rpenmanparker, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. If1HitU

    If1HitU Member

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    I don't think it will work for me to wear a ankle holster,I lose my breath when I been over to tie my shoes..
     
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  2. tactikel

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    All but the lightest of handguns weigh at least 16 oz when loaded. Try wearing a 1 lb ankle weight on ONE ankle for a day. There are many carry options that are far superior to ankle carry.
    Unable to draw when running, dropping your head when drawing, limiting handguns to the smallest size able to conceal In a cuff, IMHO makes ankle carry a last ditch proposition.
     
  3. paulsj

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    Well, if you can faint heart attack convincenly and collapse w/o hurting yourself I think ankle carry only is a fine choice.
     
  4. scaatylobo

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    12 oz for a Ruger LCP,and 13 oz for a S&W 340 PD LOADED weight for both.

    Easy to wear anywhere on the body and not even noted in an ankle rig after the first day.
     
  5. PapaG

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    Until I get new knees kneeling to draw would be out of the question.
     
  6. George P

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    Take an ankle weight equal to the gun fully loaded and put in on one of your legs and start walking around, or trying to run. The imbalance feels very awkward to say the least.
     
  7. scaatylobo

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    Must disagree.

    Wore an ankle rig for 26 of my years as an LEO.

    From a High Standard o/u derringer in .22 magnum.

    To a Glock 27 with 11 rounds in a Alessi rig.

    Never lost one and did a few foot chases [ most cops try to use the car :) ].

    I still wear one as a BUG,and never had an issue.

    AND btw = I have 2 total knee replacements now.
     
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  8. Jesse H

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    Not for me, but I'm also fit. Safariland rigs are rigid and sit perfectly there. I'll admit it is much easier in a Tahoe than it was in a Crown Vic
     
  9. jimmyraythomason

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    I ankle carry at church and when I have banking to do. I carry a Ruger LC9 on my inside left ankle and find it very easy to draw from a seated position. I also wear a Taurus 709 slim in a pancake slide on my right hip either open or under a light jacket. I find each have pros and cons. As with everything there is no "one size fits all". You have to try several different carry options and settle for what works best...for you.
     
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  10. george29

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    I ankle carry when I'm not supposed to carry such as at my place of employment. It may be slow but faster than running to my car.
     
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