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Ankle Holster

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Crawford, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Crawford

    Crawford Go Gators!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Wanting to buy an ankle holster for my Glock 27. A fellow Officer suggested a Fobus and on the surface it seems like a good holster for the price. I have zero experience with an ankle holster so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. LT642


    Oct 19, 2008
    I use the Galco Ankle Glove for my j-frame and G27, from time to time. The Galco holster is well made and is secure, you may need to buy the extension if you plan to wear it over boots.
    Another holster that has received great reviews is the Renegade ankle holsters, people seem to really like them.
  3. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central Pennsylvania
    I use a Desantis Apache ankle holster for my G27 BUG. It works great on duty and I often use it off duty during the colder months.
  4. nitesite10mm

    nitesite10mm Dog Lover

    Jun 9, 2006
    North Alabama
    For my 442 I found the best for me is a Gould&Goodrich 716 BootLock holster. Great retention, good positioning, excellent comfort, inside thumb snap, molded leather that allows easy re-holstering, etc. Only down side is you must wear tall laced boots to stabilize it. I wear mine attached to 8" Bates side zip Dura-Shok footgear. You can order these for many compact GLOCKs as well (each holster is custom fit to a specific gun).

    Although the weight is supported by the laces, it still has a 3" wide elastic velcro strap wrapped around your ankle to really cinch it on snug but allow un-velcroing it and un-zipping your boots at the end of your shift.

    They costs almost a hundred bucks each with shipping.

  5. Krauty

    Krauty CLM

    Nov 13, 2006
    I personally stay away from anything Fobus. I have a Galco Ankle Glove for my G27. It is very high quality and comfortable. There is a calf strap you can purchase. I only use the strap when when carrying the G27 as my BUG.
  6. DennisW


    Apr 17, 2004
    Cheesy web site, but the most comfortable and low profile ankle holster there is. I have been wearing one daily for 10 years. The Galco Ankle glove is a copy that is not as low profile anymore.

  7. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

    Feb 21, 2009
    Don't do the Fobus on the ankle. For civilian off duty carry, go ahead....but not for on duty ankle carry. You will have some problems with retention on that thing. A coworker of mine had one for a week and he hit it or knocked it enough for it to fall out right in front of me in an ambulance.

    We were holding down a 15 year old combative suicidal and he was half kneeling and banged it or got it tripped up hard enough on the ambulance cot to knock it out. Get something with a thumb snap.
  8. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

    Feb 21, 2009
    I've heard good stuff about the above mentioned boot lock with heavier guns like the sub compact glocks.

    I've used the Desantis Apache and the Bianchi Triad and I have been very happy with both. I would prefer the Triad had it's button snap as a thumb break though so it can't get caught on something.
  9. +1 for the Renegade. I think the holster is extremely well made and comfortable.
    The folks at Renegade are very nice as well.
  10. ditchdoc24


    Jan 15, 2009
    +1 for the ankle glove. I've been carrying my G27 in one at work for over 2 years with no problems.
  11. BSA70


    Aug 14, 2007
    Just remeber GALCO! I'm on my second one which is a galco. The first one was not and wore out in 4 years. This is an excellent durable holster. It's pricey, but ifyou are wearing it often. It's worth it. I carry a g33 in mine daily.
  12. walkin' trails

    walkin' trails

    Apr 24, 2005
    An ankle holster is not one to skimp on because you've be wearing it for 8+ hours a day and want it to stay attached and keep the gun secure all that time. I've seen the Fobus but something about them just didn't make them appear comfortable. I've used an Alessi and a Galco Ankle Glove. My personall preference is for the Galco. My first Galco lasted 10 years. I'm on my second one now, but not because the first one failed. I just thought it was about time.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  13. andy4731


    Dec 6, 2006
    +1 on the Galco Ankle Glove. Mine has seen constant use for years, and is still going strong. For the money, it would be hard to beat it.
  14. Lawgiver


    Sep 3, 2002
  15. AngryBassets

    AngryBassets Jagenden Übel

    Galco ankle glove has held my 27 for years; wore it all day today. Ran around my kid's soccer game, etc. "Lent" a newer one to a friend and went back to using the "worn out" one, which works flawlessly. I now carry my 642 as my BUG exclusively (used to be 60/40 27/642).

    Never needed the strap; the gun sits low on my ankle and I find it very comfy.

    IMHO, the Renegade design lends itself best to the X42 Smith and Wessons. As a matter of fact, I just gave my dad my new one (for his neat new bodyguard) as I still use my ancient, tattered one every day I work.
  16. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

    Jul 15, 2002
    Roanoke, VA
  17. I think I had an uncle mike's ankle holster for my Glock 33 a while back. I didn't like the weight of it on my ankle when running and i couldn't wear boots comfortably with my pants in the winter. i ended up getting a desantis nemesis pocket holster and carry my 33 in one of the side cargo pockets (we're allowed to wear bdu style pants on duty now)
  18. Goldstar225

    Goldstar225 NRA member

    May 24, 2005
    Central Arkansas
    I've used the Galco ankle glove for over ten years for the G-27 and S&W 642 with complete satisfaction. In a full range of activity (fights, running, fences) it's remained completely secure. If you're not accustomed to ankle carry your legs will feel unbalanced at first but after 1-2 weeks you won't even think about it.
  19. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

    Jun 30, 2004
    Unmarked Rustbox
    I'll be the first one to piss on the ankle holster.

    Not secure enough for me.

    5.11 Vest holster an option?