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    Recommendation request for ankle holsters for G42 and G43

    The woman and I want an ankle holster for a G42 and/or a G43. We will argue later which one gets which.
    Do you have any experience/recommendation?
    Thanks in advance!
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    You won't like my experience with ankle holsters. I was walking across an apartment complex with two children (5&6) when I was mugged by 3 guys. Realizing I had no possible chance of getting to my pistol in the ankle holster was a very sickening feeling. Luckily they took the money and ran. A couple months later an elderly man was killed in a mugging one complex over.
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    Anytime, every time the wife and I are not at work, we have our primary weapon strapped on (G26/G19).
    The ankle holster would carry a BUG (G42/G43) during those times and would only be the primary when we are in places that normally do not allow weapons.
    We are becoming increasingly cautious.
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    I'm surprised no one has given a recommendation yet. I don't remember the brand I had (sold it with the sig that rode in it), but in addition to the neoprene strap around the lowe calf, it had a strap that went up the leg and around the upper calf just below the knee. I tried taking it off for awhile but found the holster would eventually work it's way down with normal activity, faster if I had to walk fast or jog. If I were in the market again, I'd want a holster with the extra strap.
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    I have a Velcro ankle paddle type and used it with the doggie gun, (small .22 semi-auto), do not care for it.


    Be prepared to knock the bejeebers out of the opposing ankle with the weapon when walking ...

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    Thanks MT and OT!
    Yeah, we do not know if we are ankle carry people but need to find out. I am thinking of getting this to try out:

    Uncle Mike's Ankle Holster Medium Semi-Automatic 3 to 4 Barrel Nylon
    http://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Mikes-La...olsters+size+1


    Will report how it works out and how many scars we develop on our inside right ankle...
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    I had one of these and really like it but I don't carry on the ankle much.

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    Well, I've been wearing a G42 in this at work for a week now:
    Uncle Mike's Ankle Holster Medium Semi-Automatic 3 to 4 Barrel Nylon

    Comfortable, invisible, holds well (so far) and I have no complaints. I have not knocked my other shin yet either.
    The wife hasn't tried hers yet, still trying to figure out the wardrobe thing....

    I have a Nelson pocket holster for the G42 on order, that may be the route I eventually take...with a J frame...
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    After making the remark about beating up the opposing ankle I got to thinking ... Maybe I am the only one who wears it on the inside.

    My thoughts are that is is a more direct/straight line of draw if I am down/on the ground situation as opposed to having to cross over my leg for the draw.

    Then I thought, what if it needs to be a outside draw, meaning my arm/hand will already be on the outside of my leg. After more contemplation, it seems that is the less likely scenario, as only a standing position would require that, and in that case it will still require a stoop or other move that will require my upper body to be lower to reach the weapon.


    Thoughts on this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otintx View Post
    After making the remark about beating up the opposing ankle I got to thinking ... Maybe I am the only one who wears it on the inside.

    My thoughts are that is is a more direct/straight line of draw if I am down/on the ground situation as opposed to having to cross over my leg for the draw.

    Then I thought, what if it needs to be a outside draw, meaning my arm/hand will already be on the outside of my leg. After more contemplation, it seems that is the less likely scenario, as only a standing position would require that, and in that case it will still require a stoop or other move that will require my upper body to be lower to reach the weapon.


    Thoughts on this ?
    Your analysis points out the issues with carrying on the ankle. Your firearm is at the furthest point away from you when you will need it most. If you have been knocked down in a physical altercation, and you are fighting with someone, it will be that much more difficult to draw the weapon. As I stated before, I do carry on the ankle, but only as a last resort. When I do use that method of carry, I carry it on my strong side, outside leg. I can pull my leg up to draw the weapon, or when bending down, my firing hand naturally falls to that side. Of course, what if your firing hand can't be used.... but that is an issue for any holster.
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