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Galco Ankle Glove

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by JACKINMYGLOCK, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. JACKINMYGLOCK

    JACKINMYGLOCK

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    I have a glock 23 and never tried an ankle holster. Was wondering if a 23 would be too big/heavy for an ankle holster??? Also any opinions on the Galco Ankle Glove???
     

  2. Goldstar225

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    +1. I carried a G27 for several years in an Ankle Glove. IMO the 23 would be a bit much.
     
  3. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    For me that would probably be too heavy and certainly be too big.

    I have an ankle glove for my Smith and Wesson 642 and it works very well.
     
  4. RustyDaleShackleford

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  5. I carry a G27 as my back up gun on duty in a Galco Ankle Glove. It is not that difficult to get accustom to. I did try a G23 for a week and it was a bit much, but can be done.
     
  6. mikegun

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    I carry a G27 in a Renagade ankle holster, also have a Galco, but the renag seems more comfy and WILL NOT MOVE AROUND...needs no garter.but never a G23 its just to large...
     
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  7. Have an ankle glove for my PPK/S and my Smith 642, very comfortable.
    A 23 would be too big for ankle carry.
     
  8. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I vote 26, but agree the G23 is too big for ankle carry. I have tried it before and it was not practical.

    The ankle glove is a great holster, just expensive.
     
  9. devildog24

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    I carry a 27 or a 23 in a Galco from time to time. The 23 is a little heavy but not enough to discourage one from carrying. I think the important thing is to wrap the glove around your boot. I wear mine reversed on my right leg and can draw it with either hand. Without a boot on it would not be comfortable.
     
  10. glockurai

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    I tried a 26 in an ankle glove and did not like it. Ended up getting a PM9 for ankle carry.
     
  11. HarleyGuy

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    [QUOTE =glockurai;18198305]I tried a 26 in an ankle glove and did not like it. Ended up getting a PM9 for ankle carry.[/QUOTE]

    Would it be practical (or possible) to use an ankle holster while wearing cowboy style boots?

    I ride quite a bit and the idea someone had about reverse carry sounded interesting.

    I'd probably carry my G-27 if possible or if not, my S/W 642.

    I have many IWB holsters, and a Coronado vest but sometimes I don't want to have to wear something that will cover an IWB holster and gun.

    I've been pocket carrying a Kel-Tec .32 but I'd like a litle more firepower should I ever need it.
     
  12. Fearless40

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    I think the G23 would be too large and too heavy. G27 works and I carry in that fashion quite often (several days each week, depending on attire) however that is probably as large as I would attempt. I usually use the Galco Ankle Glove and even that does not work well with all pants and shoe combinations.
     
  13. Tank44

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    I carry a Ruger SP101 in a Galco Ankle Glove. It is extremely comfortable and I love it as a backup to my 1911 that I carry in a Galco Royal Deluxe.
     
  14. devildog24

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    Would it be practical (or possible) to use an ankle holster while wearing cowboy style boots?

    I ride quite a bit and the idea someone had about reverse carry sounded interesting.

    If your boot top is large enough you can wear it inside and the boot will give support and keep it from sliding down. I have a pair of pull-on work boots that I do this with.
     
  15. devildog24

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    Would it be practical (or possible) to use an ankle holster while wearing cowboy style boots?

    I ride quite a bit and the idea someone had about reverse carry sounded interesting.

    .[/QUOTE]
    I have a pair of pull-on work style boots that I do this with. You need enough room to wear the glove inside the boot. the boot will give support and keep it from sliding down. Actual cowboy boots may be too tall though.
     
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  16. VanguardMP

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    I have carried my G27 on my ankle, but there's no way I could pull it off with my G23. Normally I carry a Ruger LCP, Kahr PM9, or S&W 38 on my ankle. I've also found it's a little difficult for me to carry on my ankle with my cowboy boots on. It does provide some extra protection from dirt, dust, etc., and secures it a little more. However, it also prints more.

    There's no way I could carry my G27 with my boots either. It's just too much. You also have to remember you must be able to pull your pants leg over the boot and weapon to access it. Boots add at least another 1/4 of an inch to the weapon and holster.

    Now if you're a big guy (tall, etc.) then you may be able to pull off the G23 or another similiar sized pistol in an ankle holster and boots. It's trial and error because of the difference in body types, etc. Good luck.

    VMP