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Who Really Carries in an Ankle Holster??

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by CoRoMo, Oct 23, 2007.

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What ankle carry experience do you have?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2007.
  1. Primary gun, everyday.

    11 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. Back-up gun, everyday.

    17 vote(s)
    12.7%
  3. Only occasionally, and here's why.

    39 vote(s)
    29.1%
  4. Never have, never will.

    67 vote(s)
    50.0%
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  1. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Member

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    I'm probably going to have to start carrying using an ankle holster for a few reasons and wanted to know who around here actually does this on a daily routine. :scrutiny: Also, let me know what hardware is located in that holster way down there.
     
  2. Ridgeway

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    S&W 37 in a galco ankle glove

    love it

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  3. jojosdad

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    Model 49 Smith in a Galco Ankle Glove occasionally.
    I need to replace the stocks as the checkering on them scrapes the skin off of the back of my calf unless I put medical tape there.
     
  4. CAPTAIN MIKE

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    Occasionally - and Here's Why

    I have carried on an ankle right occasionally. I'd do it more but so far I haven't found one that's really 'comfortable' and doesn't hurt. Any ideas?
     
  5. Mannlicher

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    Ankle carry is just one of many options. I have always found it difficult to draw quickly with that carry option. At times though, it does make sense.
     
  6. VHinch

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    Taurus 85 Ultra Lite in a Galco Ankle Glove every day of the work week. On weekends I belt carry, but that isn't an option for me at my job, so ankle carry it is. The key is a good ankle holster. A no name nylon gun show piece of crap will be horribly uncomfortable, but after a day with a good holster you'll forget it's there.

    V
     
  7. grimjaw

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    I've only had one gun small enough to properly conceal down there, and I've since sold it off.

    jm
     
  8. perpster

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    Only when pocket or belt not practical, or for a backup location. But since I've bought a Scandium J it's the only one I put on the ankle. I never liked carrying a steel J there; just too heavy to work well there (especially if chasing perps was in the cards).
     
  9. denfoote

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    Every so often.

    P3AT in a Barsony ankle holster.

    Not all the time because it has a tendency to cut off the circulation in my leg if I get it on to tight. Plus, I don't wear long pants that often. It's almost November and it's going to be 92 degrees tomorrow!! That's still shorts and t-shirt weather!! :what:

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  10. aguyindallas

    aguyindallas Member

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    Although I do not now, I carried a G26 or my 642 in an ankle holster, as my primary weapon for quite a while. For both guns, I used a Galco Ankle Holster and I used the calf strap in both cases...worked well until I found how nice it was to carry my 642 in my pocket.
     
  11. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Never Have, and Never Will~! :scrutiny: ;)
     
  12. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Never have, might when I become an LEO. Might.
     
  13. sig228

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    Thinking About It.....

    For a lighter gun, such as my Kahr PM-9. Easy access from a sitting position in a car. I can't imagine carrying a heavier gun all day though.
     
  14. 19-3Ben

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    Umm...flawed poll. I have never carried in an ankle holster, but that doesn't mean I never will. I very well might in the future, and have considered it. But for now, I have not had to.
     
  15. hexidismal

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    There should have been another option, "never have, but can't say I never will". That's where I stand. Can't vote because none of them fit. If the situation and the gun was right, I might.
     
  16. hexidismal

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    Argh.. triple post, sorry. Reload problem there.
     
  17. hexidismal

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    Argh.. triple post, sorry. Reload problem there.
     
  18. MinnMooney

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    I've tried several holsters with 2 different guns but nothing stays in place and it's a little uncomfortale at times. It's never reached the point where I actually forget that I'm carrying one on my ankle like when I carry on my belt.

    Maybe I should try one of those above the calf garter gizzmos. That would at least keep it from becoming visible below my cuff.
     
  19. GRIZ22

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    I said occasionally, at least at this time. I will be the first to admit that carrying your primary firerams in an ankle holster is not a good idea. However if you're in a lower danger environment and if fits to conceal with what you are wearing why not.

    I'm a retired LEO that worked a plainclothes job for 27 years. My primary weapon ,S&W M66, 1911, Taurus PT99AF, S&W 6906, Ruger P90, or Glock 17 depending on what my agency authorized at the time, was on my hip or in a shoulder holster. The J frame might move to a hip or appendix carry if I was wearing a shoulder holster. I bought a DeSantis ankle holster about 20 years ago and still use it and it is the most comfortable ankle holster I ever wore. I could wear it for 24 hours and there was no hint of being uncomfortable. I tried cheaper holsters and they all had comfort issues. Can't remember the model number but it's the all leather one with the padding that goes around your ankle. I have one for my 6906 and Glock 26 and they work just as well.

    I still use them with a J frame or G26 in low threat environments.

    You have to remember the only way to draw from an ankle holster is go to the strong side kneeling and draw from the holster on your weak side. If something doesn't look right move the gun from your ankle holster to your belt or pocket.

    Not the best arrangement but I still use them. Buy a good one or you'll wish you did.
     
  20. Exmasonite

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    I like ankle carry while driving. Inside of left leg, i'm a right hander.

    Much quicker access.

    that being said, i usually only utilize this if i'm driving through a bad area or on long distance car trips. I usually have my IWB on, too and transfer to that before leaving the car.
     
  21. isp2605

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    I carried my second in an ankle rig everyday without fail for 31 yrs. Now that I'm retired I still occasionally carry in an ankle rig if nothing else will work at the time.
     
  22. ACP230

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    Usually only on car trips to supplement my other gun.
    It's easier to get to than my regular carry gun when seated in a vehicle.
     
  23. scbair

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    Occasionally, when trveling (via car) for a BUG; primary is too large for ankle carry . . .
     
  24. AK103K

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    I'll second the Desantis holster, so far, of the half dozen or so I've tried, its been the most comfortable holster of this type I've used.

    I use one occasionally, depending on need. If you wear the right pants and practice a little, the gun is not hard to get to, and you might be surprised, but you can do it pretty quick. I practice both dropping to one knee, and on one leg, staying standing. Its great if your in the car a lot.

    Depending on what you do for a living, something you might want to consider is, your placing your gun in a bad place as far as dirt and water go.

    Its also somewhat subject to abuse, and you also need to pay attention when your seated in public and how you place your legs. Next to shoulder holsters, its probably the second easiest to spot.

    As an alternative, have you considered Smart Carry. Since I discovered it, I've used mine daily. It works great with smaller pistols/revolvers, and you forget you have it on. Its got a waterproof backing and your gun is well protected. You'll be amazed at how well it works at concealing your gun and its not hard at all to get to, even sitting.
     
  25. Hokkmike

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    I can't say that I NEVER will, put it seems unlikely.
     
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