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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.