Ankle Holsters

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An ankle holster is great if you are fine with carrying a small, light gun. I have never heard of anybody carrying a full size 1911 in an ankle holster, a Glock 26 or small revolver would be ideal. Ankle holsters are great if you are wearing dress clothes and other methods would be too obvious.

    Pros:

  • Ultra high concealment. Not many people will be looking for a gun at your ankle …
  • Generally a comfortable method assuming the holster doesn’t ride down the leg.

    Cons:

  • A poor carry rig might ride down the leg. Doing a quick pull on your belt is one thing, but adjusting a sagging ankle rig in public will definitely not go without suspicion.
  • One of the slowest draws of all the methods. It isn’t so slow it’s useless but that’s the price you pay for this deep of concealment.
  • Many guns too big to work. Similar to pocket carry, a small and light gun will be needed.
  • No shorts can be worn, obviously.

Gun Choice:
For ankle carry I choose either my Kahr PM9 or Kel-Tec P3AT. The Kahr PM9 is bordering on a little too big depending on what type pants you are wearing. The smaller Kel-Tec is a better choice for most cases.

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7 Responses to “Ankle Holsters”

  1. Roger says:

    I have been using a Galco AnkleGlove for about 6 months now. I have tried other ankle holsters and they generally slide down, but worse, after maybe an hour the gun starts digging into my ankle. I have not had that problem with the AnkleGlove. I carry a Colt Cobra .38 (aluminum frame) in it. It has a snap-type retention that works without getting in the way when drawing like straps can do. It doesn’t slide down if I put it on properly. That means tight and above the actual ankle. It is no problem when I wear boots to stuff it all in, but I have worn the rig with loafers. Again, put it on right. Only time I nearly had a problem with it was when I forgot and crossed my legs in a meeting. I saw it first and there was no issue, but… You can get it with an attachable garter that rides above the calf, but I haven’t tried it or needed it myself. No a fast draw, but I use it as a backup rather than primary carry. The AnkleGlove has a large velcro band and elastic that works well. It is also lined with sheepskin. I have worn it all day and without any discomfort. I never forget I’m carrying, but this holster is not one that keeps itself in the front of your mind. THis is an everyday wear item for me.

  2. Mike says:

    I tried many different holsters and then tried the smartcarry. I can now draw the pistol just as fast as with OWB holster. Plus I can wear any clothing including my jim shorts. I can even use a tread mill. Hope this helps you.

  3. Morgan says:

    I’ve been carrying a LCP in an ankle holster for several years now and I find it to be one of the best and most comfortable ways to carry. True that it may be a slower draw, but I find it to be convenient enough that I actually always carry and never leave home without my gun. I got my LCP at Impact Guns in Utah. They have a website (http://www.impactguns.com)and they ship. Not only do they have good prices, they have a 100% replacement guarantee on all their guns. Amazing warranty. Check them out.

  4. lilbear68 says:

    with the countless ppl now carryin cellphone/blackberry pouches i tried the ‘bulldog’ cellphone pouch and while its not what id call fast draw it is very smooth and fairly quick with a lil practice with ‘draw and fire’ at my local range my ruger lcp come out very smoothly

  5. Larry Eastwick says:

    Hey, check this out, I really like my ankle holster, there are so many on the market to choose from.The “Undercover Ankle Holster” was featured in American Rifleman magazine. The holster comes with a leather velcro strap retention device. The strap features a thumb break snap as well as the option to un-velcro the entire snap. Inside the holster the strap is adjustable to ensure a great fit for any handgun! The Undercover Ankle Holster is backed with genuine, vegetable tanned sheepskin for serious comfort.I found mine at http://www.personaldefenseservice.com/cart/products/Blue_Stone_Undercover_Wolverine_Ankle_Holster-811-239.html

    This holster wont cut or bind you or slide down 10 minutes into wearing it,sometimes i forget I even have it on. Made in the USA of high quality!

    Larry

  6. Sh. Ahmed H. Al khalifa says:

    Dear Sir
    Just i am looking for 1 unit Ankle Holster for Glock 26 Gen 4
    Please arrange for that i will await for your kind response.
    Regards
    Sh.

  7. Thomas DeVercelly says:

    how much for ankle holster

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