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Ankle holster advice

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by beranimus, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    OK I'm looking for an ankle holster. I know, I know. Not the best option for CC. Harder to get to and so on. I know. I carried IWB for about 6 months and tried to make it work but for my job, which is mostly were I carry, it won't work. Shows to often. So while I'm on the job I'll be carrying in an ankle holster and want some advice in what to buy.

    My friend has a Blackhawk ankle holster that he says is OK just want to see what you all think. If possible I'd like to not spend $50 or more but if that's what I have to do to get something that will work then so be it.

    My pistol is a Kahr CM9. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Only for a secondary mini weapon and they are a pain in the A-nkle.
     
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  3. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've tried five or six different models of ankle holsters. I've trained a lot with them in classes and weekly practice and would only use it as a secondary-back up. Anyway of all the different models I've tried including some high dollar custom units the Renegade has fit the bill the best.

    You might want to consider one on your short list to consider.
     
  4. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Anyone have any opinion on either the galco COP ankle band or the ankle lite?
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I think the gun you put in it is more important than the holster. I have a cheap "bulldog" holster, It was like 15.00 IIRC. I put in that holster a Charter ultra lite .38, I absolutely forget it is there after about an hour. I have worn it shopping for 15 hours or more.
     
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  6. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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  7. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Galco are great
     
  8. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    I've not used an ankle holster for the past 35 yrs, not believing I needed one. Kid brother took off for Kabul and left me access to his safe. So occasionally, I tried this Airweight. I got used to it to the point where, upon brother's return, I found myself missing the snubbie. After a few months, I bought myself a S&W, then started to examine holsters.

    Well, it doesn't matter how well someone else likes their ankle rig and in the end, it has to fit your comfort level, fit and function.

    I ended up with the DeSantis Apache. Well padded sheepskin against the leg. Strong elastic shaped holster around the gun and almost negates the need for the safety strap. I don't need the calf strap so I clipped the metal ring off. Very broad velcro and very strong elastic all around.
     
  9. The Courier

    The Courier Newberg, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would highly recommend a crossfire undercover, its not an ankle holster but it should fit your KHAR nice simply tuck your shirt under the clip and you're good to go. And it stays in place very well, someone would have to turn you upside down and shake you violently in order for it to move at all. Retail is $15-25.
     
  10. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the Apache. I've carried this on 50 mile backpacking trips with river fordings/scrambles and it stays comfortable. Remember to clean the gun every day though. Unlike IWB, it's more in the water and mud down on your ankle.
     
  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, 22LR type mini-gun or nutin, honey
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a FOBUS holster and LCP .380 for ankle carry but that is the biggest gun I would consider, and I look at it as a derringer, not a primary
     
  13. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Well after more research I went with the Desantis Apache. Thanks for the input
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    As a primary, imagine the situation you will face point blank against an attacker, you trying to draw.. not good, my friend

    Have you looked at Thunderwear type carry?
     
  15. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Thanks everyone for all the input and to all that are trying to talk me out of ankle carry. I have considered all the other options and I was carrying in a Theiss Iwb holster. It wasn't working for me at work. It was showing a lot. I've considered every other option and nothing else would work either. So I went with having a gun in an inconvenient holster is better than no gun at all. I will be carrying probably IWB when I'm not at work. Thanks everyone
     
  16. The Courier

    The Courier Newberg, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thunderwear? sounds erotic and tactical...
     
  17. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Only in San Fran, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver: Seaports mainly
     
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  18. Frankenrifle

    Frankenrifle Clatskanie Active Member

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    The wife carries a compact S&W in Thunderwear, you can't tell it's there since the carry position is right in the abdomen.