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Ankle holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by bucktails, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. C0untZer0

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    is the rig supposed to go all the way down to your shoe?

    Do ankle rigs basically ride down your calf/ankle until the top of your shoe holds them up?
     
  2. C0untZer0

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    I want to carry an RM380 as a backup to my R9, but if I carry it in my back pocket with a traditional back pocket holster - people can see it. I wear a tucked in shirt, usually business casual, and a traditional back pocket holster allows people to behind me to see the top of the gun in my pocket. There are a few holsters out there that completely cover the top of the guyn, but then that complicates deploying it.

    I'm looking into possibly using an ankle holster.
     
  3. 27hand

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    The Apache did got down to.the top of my work boot. I had no problem with it resting there and could do all my normal work activities without it shifting or flopping even when I ran.
    Retired now and still carry like that with the exception of covering the bottom of the ankle holster / gun with a sock. Sock actually stabilizes the gun a bit. I never used a calf strap but I suppose it would prevent the gun from sliding down. I try to secure it a bit above my shoe and have only had it creep down a few times.
     
  4. TRX

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    I've been carrying an LCP in an ankle holster for four years now. I picked up a cheap Uncle Mike's nylon holster to do until I found something better, and I've been using it ever since. The Uncle Mike's holster is quite bulky, but it turned out to be a non-issue.

    There are two basic types of ankle holsters: the kind with the strap that uses your calf to hold them up, and the kind that ride on top of your shoe. Some of the latter have optional calf straps.

    The other two basic types are 'right hand' or 'left hand.' Ankle holsters are designed with the idea that you'll wear them on your gun hand side, use your off hand to raise your pant leg, and then jam your fingers between the gun and the holster or your leg until you can get a grip on it and pull it out. The gun is carried with the butt pointing to the back.

    I've found it *much* more convenient to use an opposite-hand holster that lets the butt point forward.

    One of the things I didn't like about the Uncle Mike's holster was that it had elastic straps with Velcro. I wanted D-rings and buckles. However, I now have a medical condition that makes my legs swell during the day. The elastic turned out to be quite useful.

    The little LCP collects an *amazing* amount of dirt riding down there, even in the winters when I'm not mowing the yard. The holster is machine-washable. I use the air nozzle in my workshop to blow the crud out of the gun and use graphite as a lubricant. Silicone wipes help keep rust away without leaving an oily surface for dirt to collect on.
     

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