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Old 03-18-2017, 08:29 AM
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WHY JIMMY DOES NOT USE A ANKLE HOLSTER:

Years ago when I was younger (seems like I have always been old) I carried a Colt Cobra 2" as a BU in a ankle holster. One night attempting to arrest a wanted person who did not want to go to jail, we began fighting. We fell to the ground with me on the bottom and the arrestee on top. As we rolled on the ground my pants leg pulled up exposing my BU. The arrestee reached and grabbed it and rose up to his feet and aimed it at me. I was able to draw my issued Browning P-35 and fire twice. I missed but two bullets going past his head decided him to flee the scene. I recovered the Colt where he had abandoned it along his escape route as I ran after him. The next morning I located him and took him into custody.

Lessons learned:
1. never use a ankle holster again
2. never use a service pistol with small sights where it is difficult to pick up the front sight in dim light.
3. I am not ten foot tall and bullet proof.
4. I should have listen to my Mother and became a firefighter.

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Old 03-19-2017, 08:09 AM
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My $.02...which ain't worth much. There are some of us who, for whatever reason, can't carry any other way. We need to be dressed appropriately, shirttail tucked in, don't always wear a jacket, and the tuckables often print, get "untucked", bulge or are just plain uncomfortable. That being said, at the very least a "good" ankle holster is one of the few options that enable one to always have a weapon close by. Surely at the bottom of the list of carry options, but it's an option non-the-less.

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Old 03-19-2017, 12:31 PM
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Thanks. You have given me a lot of very good advice, both pro and con. It is a highly personal decision based on my lifestyle and intended use. I'm still not sure which way I'll go but I will be able to make an informed decision thanks to all your help. You have given me things to consider that I had not thought of before.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:38 AM
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I used an ankle holster for a BUG for a number of years. They have their pluses/ minuses like any other deep concealment method.

The good news is ease of access from seated. Also reasonably ambidextrous if needed.

They can be quicker than you would think, but requires being stationary to draw. Main.reason I consider them unacceptable for Primary carry.

When you first try one it will feel strange and uncomfortable. You have to commit to a two week trial period to make an informed decision.

I mainly used the propriety LFI version , mfg by DeSantis. Very secure, and comfortable enough that more than once I literally forgot I was wearing it.
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I use a Renegade for my 442 and it fits my Colt Cobra also..it's worked fine for the past 18 years. I'm more concerned with having a gun on me than needing a QuickDraw ever since I moved out of Tombstone, AZ
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Btw. The Renegade is no longer available but the wilderness tactical company makes a pretty decent homage rig. Also check out the Galco ankle glove. The main difference is the Renegade/wilderness uses a pouch while the Galco uses a molded holster. The former tends to conceal a bit better but either should do fine. Stay away from cheap nylon rigs. Your ankle will thank you. Do a search here of ankle holsters and you will see I know of what I speak.
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Btw. The Renegade is no longer available but the wilderness tactical company makes a pretty decent homage rig. Also check out the Galco ankle glove. The main difference is the Renegade/wilderness uses a pouch while the Galco uses a molded holster. The former tends to conceal a bit better but either should do fine. Stay away from cheap nylon rigs. Your ankle will thank you. Do a search here of ankle holsters and you will see I know of what I speak.
I still use my original Renegade that's about 16 years old now. It works great and is very comfortable even when wearing for 12hrs. I also have one of the modern Wilderness Tactical versions of the Renegade. The version they made is of the all nylon Renegade holster. It's made of better/stronger materials vs the vintage originals. When I wear a suit or dress clothing I use the vintage Renegade as it's less bulky but with casual clothing I use the Wilderness version.
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