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Ankle holster for J-frame-- recommendations??

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by tihash, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. tihash


    Apr 3, 2009

    I have a S&W 638 J-frame. I would like to find an ankle holster that is all of the following: secure (keep gun secure), secure (holster does not get loose on my leg), and as concealable as can be.

    I would be wearing it with dress pants while at work. I won't say price is no object, but I am willing to pay what it costs to get something that is very secure and very concealed. This is for while I am at work and I cannot have the weapon falling out of the holster under any circumstances and cannot have it look like there is a tumor growing off my leg.

    Any recommendations?
  2. The Galco Ankle Glove isn't bad. You can find some really good deals on used ankle holsters in the Wanted Section...My first choice would be pocket carry, but that's just me.....Good luck....
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011

  3. XNDR17C

    XNDR17C NRA Member

    I also vote for the Galco ankle glove. The quality is top notch. Once it's strapped on, I never had it slip and the gun fits tight and stays in place. I found a new one on ebay, got a good price with free shipping. I prefer IWB but the ankle glove is a great alternative.
  4. tpr7304


    Jan 1, 2006
    I also use the Galco Ankle Glove and recommend it.
  5. Leigh


    May 22, 2000
    Eastern Kentucky
    Same here, 24/7....for the last 4 years.

    Not a big fan of Galco, BUT their ankle glove is well executed.

    There is an inexpensive alternative that I have used with zero issues; Uncle Mikes nylon ankle rig.

    It is much flatter than most leather holsters, cinches up pretty tight, and has an adjustable thumb-break. it can also be hand-washed.

    If cost is a factor, check one out.
  6. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I have carried a BUG in a Uncle Mike's ankle holster while on duty for approx 6years now. I use it becuase it is the most concealable compared to alot of the leather ankle rigs. It also is very secure, my gun has never fallen out, even while fighting, foot chases, etc...

    I carried a 442 in it for about 5 years, then adjusted it to fit a G26 and been carrying it ever since. It handles the heavier gun just fine.

    I do agree that I would prefer pocket carry to ankle though. I cannot pocket carry at work because I cannot get my hands in my pockets when wearing a
    2.25" duty belt.

    Pocket carry is much more secure and concealable. I feel less concerned about it knowing it is in my pocket as opposed to on my ankle where it can be seen when I sit down and my dress pants leg rides up.

    If you are carrying it at work make sure it is concealed 100%, your job could depend on it.
  7. Sarge1644


    Dec 18, 2000
    Try a Renegade "Cozy Partner". These are concealable and comfortable. They are not that expensive, either. I have used one extensively for the last 10 years with a J frame and still happy with it.:cool:
  8. v188

    v188 NFA guy Millennium Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    NE, USA
    I've been wearing a snub nose either as duty gun or back up for 30 years. If you want the best ankle rig for a snub revolver, look at the Lou Alessi line of ankle holsters. Lou recently passed away, but his business still continues. It is THE BEST ankle rig made. Solid, comfortable, wears great, even under dress slacks, etc.
  9. tomgow29


    Feb 10, 2005
    Western WA.
    +1 for the Ankle Glove. Mine is six years old and in great shape despite being worn 12 hours a day four times a week. It's gotten me through foot pursuits, fights and dog tracks without a hitch.
  10. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    have 2 Alessi ankle holsters- one of the best holster makers ever. Also Ritchie leather- Mr. Ritchie shoots at out club and was Mr Alessi's right hand man and is making holsters to the same designs as Lou taught him.
  11. denn1911


    Oct 14, 2010
    New England
    I am a big fan of the DeSantis Die Hard Ankle Rig. It is secure and comfortable.
  12. captcurly


    Sep 14, 2008
    Southern Delaware
    I go with the Galco Ankle Glove for my J frame. Been using this rig for several years with no problems or discomfort.