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For those of you who conceal a firearm on your ankle via holster, I have a question.

Carrying a small pistol, like a G27 for example, what sort of discomfort do you encounter for causal carry? Is it pretty comfortable for every day carry? Can you easily hide it to the point where no one would be able to see it unlike some other standard CC areas on the body. Does it feel like a big weight on your ankle?
 

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Never done a compact Glock but I have done a Kahr P9... Its ok for about two hours then it starts to get anoying as hell. I guess if you got used to it it would be ok but im stick with a pocket holster for that anyday.
 

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my posts are few and far between, but i figure i could give you my opinion here...

uncomfortable and heavy, no. bad spot to carry, yes. lets throw a few quick scenario:

confronted by an armed attacker and you need to return fire and move to cover. hi let me hop on one foot while i try to draw my weapon and move... bad idea.

you know you are about to be robbed/mugged and you need to be able to turn around and put rounds on target. hi let me reach down to my ankle and pull out my gun before i get jacked... not going to happen.

if you carry on your hip it is always easy access. there are many iwb (inside the waistband) concealment holsters available for a variety of guns. leather to kydex, the choice is yours. its always a better carry option. hell, even shoving a gun down your pants and sinching your belt is better than an ankle holster imo.

just my $.02!
 

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my posts are few and far between, but i figure i could give you my opinion here...

uncomfortable and heavy, no. bad spot to carry, yes. lets throw a few quick scenario:

confronted by an armed attacker and you need to return fire and move to cover. hi let me hop on one foot while i try to draw my weapon and move... bad idea.

you know you are about to be robbed/mugged and you need to be able to turn around and put rounds on target. hi let me reach down to my ankle and pull out my gun before i get jacked... not going to happen.

if you carry on your hip it is always easy access. there are many iwb (inside the waistband) concealment holsters available for a variety of guns. leather to kydex, the choice is yours. its always a better carry option. hell, even shoving a gun down your pants and sinching your belt is better than an ankle holster imo.

just my $.02!

I agree with every one of your points, but I'm asking for a very particular situation where one wouldn't be able to conceal VIA pocket or hip because of a certain dress code, and ankle conceal would be the viable option. The glock would probably be a Glock 36, the single stack .45, or a the G26, or G27. (G36 will be my next pistol).

But two hours before it starts getting annoying eh?
 

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Hey Dan,

I would say that a small j-frame (or similar) revolver would be better for ankle.

It is not bad, I do it on occasion. Usually the ankle carry is as a second or back-up and/or for people who are usually seated at a desk or in a vehicle.

As mentioned above, from a standing position it is not as good as waist or pocket, but both of those can suck if seated or in a vehicle with a seat-belt on.

Also if one's clothing makes it difficult for CC ankle can be good.
 

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I walked around the house with a Walther PP in a ankle holster and it annoyed the living hell out of me. But a lighter gun would make it tolerable.
 
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