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Need an ankle holster recommendation...

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by ripnlips46, May 4, 2013.

  1. ripnlips46

    ripnlips46 Canby,OR Member

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    Have a Sig 938. Love the gun and would like an ankle holster that is comfortable and works well. Any thoughts? Thanks
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yes every ankle holster I have ever tried sucked unless I was wearing 8" high work boots to hold the POS up from dropping down to the level of the arch in my foot. Unless you have the oddest shaped ankles and lower legs where the holster mounts is tapered down towards the foot so as soon as you move a muscle the ankle starts working its way down.

    So look for one with the Gaiter that comes up above your calf muscle and creates a way to hang the thing in your pant leg.

    YMMV
     
  3. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There are no ankle holsters that are comfortable and work well, except in the movies.

    WAYNO.
     
  4. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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  5. EagleEyeEOD

    EagleEyeEOD Pacific NW Member

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    Unless you are wearing scrubs everyday, I can't think of a reason to recommend an ankle holster.
     
  6. boarder4life81

    boarder4life81 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    I've been looking for a good one to hold a P238 in for when I volunteer at my daughters school. I spend several hours a week working with kindergarteners and while I CC with an IWB holster for my XDS, the everyday requirements I deal with in this class really necessitate a deeper concealment somewhere kids won't find it when they try and tackle me. Granted it isn't the fastest drawing holster, not every setting requires you have that kind of access. Should something occur in my kids school, I know I have, at least, 2 minutes to draw and take a defensive position either in the classroom or building the classroom is in.
     
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  7. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    the upper end Galco's are comfortable
     
  8. UncleSugar

    UncleSugar East County Member

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    I have a Galco, and it is very comfortable, but I agree, the thing slides down constantly.

    Good excuse to get rid of your highwater pants.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Buy a small auto and a back pocket holster then get one of the thin 4 card type wallets. I carry a Bauer .25 auto in a wallet holster with a thin black wallet that is almost the size of a jeans back pocket. I have carried everywhere and no one has ever seen it. I can tuck my tee shirt in I can wear nothing but a pair of cutoffs (gotta use a belt due to body shape) and still be totally concealed.

    Heck I stood next to the Security section at Portland air port with TSA agents walking all around me while I watched the wife go through security and No one had a clue.
     
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  10. Mainsail

    Mainsail Puget Sound Active Member

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    I carried a S&W Model 15 on my ankle for many years when I was active duty. The cut/fit of the flightsuit made our issued shoulder (armpit) holsters very uncomfortable, and I spent a lot of time in flight sitting at the FE station.

    I didn't carry the gun on the side of my foot- it was too heavy and made me walk funny. I rotated it so the gun sat in front of my leg. It could only slide down to the top of my foot if it was going to slide at all. It was just a cheap nylon holster with some elastic running up to a velcro strap that wrapped around the calf. I had to fold the elastic and sew it together- the shorter length kept the gun up high on my boot.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I will only carry that way in a boot top
     
  12. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    I carry my Airweight J-frame in a Galco ankle holster, when wearing slacks. It's so comfortable, and the pistol's so light, I have to double check it's still there.
     
  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I would not ankle carry anything heavier than an LCP or airweight Colt Pony. Never as a primary. Third gun, it would be "got hit in the head and disarmed, last ditch bugout gun they missed" kinda thing