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Recommendations for ankle holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by massa b, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. massa b

    massa b Member

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    I'm in the market for an ankle holster for my Ruger SP101 revolver and was wondering what fellow members are currently using. I mostly wear jeans with relatively narrow legs. I've tried the Galco AG118 and it was a bit thick to pull the jeans leg over it.

    Any recommendations or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Alton

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    I use a ankle holster alot in the winter and realy like it.
    I looked a long time before I got a K.L.Null, Ken Null make his holster by hand
    and the fit is great.I can run with my ankle holster and gun will not come out.
    Massa b take a look at the K.L Null web site he dose not list all the guns he makes holsters for I had to call and ask himif he made a ankle holster for my 380 when I called the owner Ken Null ansered the phone :what:
    http://www.klnullholsters.com/
     
  3. RustyShackelford

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    Ken Null holsters/ankle rigs

    +1 for the Ken Null holsters. I've also heard the Ken Null ankle rigs are very well made. I'm not sure if Null makes a rig for the heavy Ruger SP-101 model. If you really want to carry on your ankle, you may want to consider a .357/.38spl snub from Smith and Wesson or Taurus. A .357 Protector or model 638 S&W would be a smart choice.
    Other good holster makers include; Fobus holsters www.usgalco.com www.bianchi-intl.com www.miltsparks.com www.mitchrosen.com www.desantis.com www.safariland.com www.blackhawk.com .
    You may also want to look into a pocket holster. I have a great Desantis rig for small frame DA revolvers like the SP-101. It conceals well and is fast to draw in a CQB type event.

    Rusty ;)
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    I don't think the thickness of the holster is really the problem here. This is a little larger gun than is typical for ankle carry, for one thing. Jeans that are "relaxed fit" or "boot cut," cargo pants, etc. should give you a lot more room to work in. Purchasing some newer pants for ankle carry if necessary is no different than when I got all my pants an inch larger in the waist for IWB.
     
  5. harrygunner

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    I use a Galco Ankle Glove with a S&W 640-1 with no problems.

    If that is not working, consider the pants and also the way you are accessing the gun.

    I'm right handed, so, I place my left leg ahead of my right and bent a bit. Then, I use my left hand to grab the left pant leg thigh area at about 1:30 and pull up. This way, the back of the pant leg clears the revolver grip. Then, I grab the gun with my right hand.

    Massad Ayoob has pictures worth a thousand words in a decade old magazine article. Wish it could be re-published for the newer crowd.
     
  6. ak-kev

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    Thats funny you should ask, I just opened a Desantis Apache ankle rig a few hours ago. Im wearing it around the house tonight with my Dockers on. Im trying to get a feel for it if I wear it to church tommorrow. So far, it feels great! Kevin.
     
  7. Texas Colt

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    +1 for the Desantis Apache. I've been using one for the past two years. It's very comfortable and it keeps the gun in place.
     
  8. ak-kev

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    I bought mine because of your recomendation Ed!!:D
     
  9. massa b

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    Thank you all for the great input. Now I've got a few models to look at.
     
  10. ak-kev

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    Just as a follow up (because Im a ankle holster newbie), my Desantis Apache worked out great today. I wore it from 9:00am to 1:30pm with no issues at all. I almost forgot it was there. It was very comfortable. The only thing was, I needed to be careful crossing my legs. If I was careless, a little black would show from under my Dockers. Im very happy with it as it gives me another option for concealed carry. Kevin.
     
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