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Recommend an ankle holster

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by cowboy1964, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    I've spent countless hours researching belt holsters but have never checked into ankle holsters. I've decided I want one for my S&W 642 in case I ever want to carry like that (would probably be a BUG rather than primary). Bonus points if the holster can also carry an ammo strip and also if it's available for a PM9.
  2. RetailNinjitsu


    Jun 1, 2007
    IMHO The best ankle holster is the one that is still on the rack at the store. I am not a fan of ankle carry...they are hard to get to, uncomfortable, and make it hard to run (which is always a better option)!

    With that said...Alessi makes the best ankle holster money can buy.

  3. i use galco ankle gloves, they have worked great for many years. with my j-frame i put the ammo strip under the velcro that goes around my ankle with the tag end of the strip sticking out the top. it is slower than most but with a little well thought out practice it can be faster. an ankle holster can be really fast while driving though.
  4. I use a Galco Ankle Glove to carry a Glock 36 as a BUG. It's quite comfortable. I would not use an ankle holster for the primary gun; the draw is too slow.
  5. jamaicanj


    Nov 25, 2007
    As others have said ankle carry is slow. I've used galco ankle glove holsters for over 15 years.
  6. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311

    Jan 2, 2006
    Planet Earth
    I use one by Assault Systems. It has been carrying my J frame BUG for 10+ years with NO issues.
  7. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

    Feb 21, 2009
    Bianchi Triad or Desantis Apache are my favorites.
  8. harrygunner


    Sep 4, 2010
    I use a Galco 'Ankle Glove' for my S&W 640-1 in .357 Mag.

    I wear a very thin sock I buy at camping stores underneath my regular sock. The ankle holster is placed on this thin sock. Then I pull the regular sock over the bottom of the ankle holster.

    This setup is comfortable enough and concealable enough to meet particular needs. An ankle holster is just a tool that helps on occasion.

    If I'm:

    1) driving long distance, my arms are long enough for me to reach my ankle much easier than a gun on my side.

    2) going to family gathering where lots of hugging will be going on.

    3) going to a business meeting with customers or prospective customers and want to avoid any possible issues with their position on self defense.
  9. tdfirearms


    Oct 25, 2010
    I use a Galco Ankle Glove for my Glock 33. It is very comfortable. After about 2 weeks, I hardly notice that it is there.
  10. denn1911


    Oct 14, 2010
    New England
    I like the DeSantis Die Hard Leather Ankle Rig. I have one for the S&W 340PD and one for the G26. Both have been comfortable and concealable.
  11. Powermwt

    Powermwt Millennium Member

    Sep 23, 1999
    Fort Worth Texas
  12. isis07734

    isis07734 Nice guy

    Feb 8, 2006
    Alessi & 5 Shot Leather for jeans, Renegade for fancy pants.