I had never been a huge fan of ankle carry. There are clearly some limitations to this method of carry for your primary firearm. However, I recently took a snubby revolver class that required use of an ankle holster, and I started to see some of the benefits, especially for a back-up gun. I tried several inexpensive ankle holsters during the course of the class, but I was not happy with any of them. To give ankle carry an honest try, I decided I needed a good quality ankle rig. So, I started asking cops I know who carry on the ankle: “What do you use for a holster?” The universal answer was the Galco Ankle Glove.
Experienced law enforcement officers have assured me that the Ankle Glove is the best ankle carry holster on the market…
The Ankle Glove is a top notch ankle holster. The holster has a wide, neoprene ankle band with a Velcro closure and thick sheepskin padding. The actual holster portion is made from premium saddle leather, and is detail molded to fit a particular firearm. The holster is available with an optional thumb break retention strap, if desired.
The Ankle Glove is black in color, and available for right- or left-handed use. The holster can be used with an optional calf strap to prevent the rig slipping down the wearer’s leg. I didn’t find the calf strap necessary for a lightweight J-frame snubby revolver. In short, this holster was quite comfortable and very secure.
Ankle carry takes some getting used to, but with a little time to acclimate, this holster is comfortable enough to wear all day. Experienced law enforcement officers have assured me that the Ankle Glove is the best ankle carry holster on the market, and I have no reason to doubt that.
The Ankle Glove is available directly from Galco (www.usgalco.com) or from authorized retailers. The retail price is $84.95, but street prices are closer to $70, or slightly less. While there are much cheaper ankle holsters on the market, this one truly works. For a quality ankle holster that you will actually wear, I recommend trying the Galco Ankle Glove.