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    I am getting a small pistol for CC but am unsure how to carry it. On my belt means always wearing a coat or a baggy shirt. An ankle holster seems better .

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    Welcome to the forum.
    I wouln't carry my primary weapon in an ankle holster. Too hard to get to.
    If you have something like a Ruger LCP, get a pocket holster. Just carry it in
    your strong hand front pocket, & you're good to go.

    Good luck.

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    Also, a good IWB holster can do you well. I echo missoak in saying stay away from the ankle holster for your primary weapon. Ankle holsters are purposed for a back up.

    What firearm do you have?
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
    ~ Benjamin Franklin (maybe)

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    Howdy,

    Don't listen to the above posters and carry it in an ankle holster.

    The neat thing about ankle holsters is that when the BG attacks you and you have to bend over at the waist to get to your gun this gives the BG a great opportunity to either:

    A.) Kick you in the face.

    B.) Smoke a blunt while you pull you gun.

    C.) If you turn around while bending over it will give him a nice shot at/of your booty. ( No pun intended ).

    D.) A good laugh as you hop around on one leg while trying to draw you gun.

    Paul
    I'm so Liberal that I work at the Bill and Hillary Clinton Regional Airport!

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    Thanks for the laugh. That advice is pure gold.

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    I am a 30 year plus concealed carry person. Started out with a jackass rig way back when. Used briefcases, lunch bags, man purse, IWB, OWB, about anywhere you can imagine. I have also used calf holsters over 30 years, and that is one system I always return to. In a car, where most all of us spend much of our time, it is one of the best places to carry. Office chair, same thing, very easy draw. Couch, recliner, etc.

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    I use three weapons for calf carry. In no order, I switch between them. Beretta PX4 Storm Sub Compact 9mm 18 rounds, Glock 23C .40 S&W 16 rounds, Glock 32 .357 Sig 16 rounds. My calf rig is a lightly modified Serpa II using the belt attachment, and adding 2" Velcro.

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    I can release the gun without raising my pants to allow it to hit the floor, or the top of my foot to make it quiet. I can also raise my pants leg and draw from the holster. Keeping the weight higher on my leg, makes it easier to walk and easier to access from a sitting position.


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    I find it odd how many people think that the mere presence of a concealed gun is going to magically ward evil away from them like a talisman with special powers. A concealed handgun will save your life in only one way - you are able to draw and present and have the firearm ready to shoot on target before the criminal who has already surprised you and already has the upper hand in the situation can take countermeasures against your defensive action. Digging your gun out of a purse, fanny pack, zippered case, or from your ankle under your pants leg just isn't helpful in accomplishing that goal at all.

    Police officers don't carry their primary weapons on their ankles for a reason.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock20 View Post
    I am a 30 year plus concealed carry person. Started out with a jackass rig way back when. Used briefcases, lunch bags, man purse, IWB, OWB, about anywhere you can imagine. I have also used calf holsters over 30 years, and that is one system I always return to. In a car, where most all of us spend much of our time, it is one of the best places to carry. Office chair, same thing, very easy draw. Couch, recliner, etc.

    .

    I use three weapons for calf carry. In no order, I switch between them. Beretta PX4 Storm Sub Compact 9mm 18 rounds, Glock 23C .40 S&W 16 rounds, Glock 32 .357 Sig 16 rounds. My calf rig is a lightly modified Serpa II using the belt attachment, and adding 2" Velcro.

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    I can release the gun without raising my pants to allow it to hit the floor, or the top of my foot to make it quiet. I can also raise my pants leg and draw from the holster. Keeping the weight higher on my leg, makes it easier to walk and easier to access from a sitting position.

    Ummm.... Yeah... That looks friggin easy and convenient to draw from.....NOT!

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    Part of my being a responsible gun owner, is only placing myself in situations where I don't need a gun.

    My gun stays tucked away when I am on alert, and no threat is perceived. If I perceive a threat, I remove myself from the situation, or if need be, my gun goes from my leg to somewhere at hand. Pocket, armpit, etc.

    I carry Glocks, round chambered, trigger block safety installed, so my gun is just as safe in or out of a holster to a degree. I train this way, trigger block safety in gun before ammo ls placed in gun. On a range, trigger block safety back in gun before gun is replaced in holster.

    I have IWB and OWB holsters, and when circumstances dictate use, I do use them. I rarely avail myself to one single firearm.

    Few undercover LEOs do not have a gun up their pant leg. Sometimes the only prudent way to carry is the leg carry, sometimes, it is not adequate enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtashmore View Post
    I am getting a small pistol for CC but am unsure how to carry it. On my belt means always wearing a coat or a baggy shirt. An ankle holster seems better .
    When I started carrying, I tried a Ruger LCR in an ankle holster, but found it too slow to access. So to achieve a better sense of readiness, it now rides in a neoprene sleeve inside my front pocket-strong side, while my wallet rides in my front pocket-weak side. This gives a balanced look and works well in shorts or long pants if they are not too tight fitting. Also, I've found that some pants pockets cut are too shallow and don't cover the gun's grip well enough, so for them I have to wear my shirt tail out.

    My other carry mode is a tuckable IWB holster housing a compact 9mm semi auto or a belly band sometimes in the winter.

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