Thinking about a ankle BUG

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    Thinking about a ankle BUG

    I carry a XD-45 Iwb no problem. Was thinking about a XDM 45 compact as a bug, because I like 45s and so I will have interchangeable ammo.

    Opinions? Recommendations?
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    If you like the XD line, it only makes sense to stick with that maker. Hard to beat a pair of .45s! You get a very useful New York reload in the big boy caliber.

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    I would think the XD45 Compact would be a little heavy for ankle carry. You might want to look at a J frame.

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    I tried something very similar, Glock 23 IWB and Glock 27 on the ankle, but found the G27 to be very cumbersome to carry on the ankle for long periods of time. But yes it can be done. I personally carry a Glock 30 IWB and a J-Frame .357 on the ankle, as the J-Frame is far more comfortable.
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    I've carried an MK9 as an ankle BUG (before I had my P239)...usually used as a church gun. Ankle guns are also good for long distance driving...sitting for long periods of time.

    Your plan sounds feasible...as long as you have the right holster. I recommend if you get an ankle holster, you use a calf strap to alleviate the weight on the ankle.
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    I either carry my G26 or G19 as my EDC...When I carry a BUG on ankle it is my S&W Airweight 642.
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    Here is what I like, Glock 19 and a No Lock 442 as BUG.
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    Sometimes I go with the 442 on my ankle when situation dictates, and it's very comfortable. Just make sure you try out your trousers with an ankle holster. Some jeans can fit a little snug on the leg, making it bulge on your ankle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Shorts and sandals. Wouldn't work for me.
    might work here with black socks and sock suspenders...nobody would even notice a gun in all that clutter...but then you need a walker to qualify for that outfit...

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    Have carry Kel Tec PF9 in ankle holster.

    It was very near being to big and heavy for me.

    Have carried Kel Tec P3AT and it works well.

    The day can get very long when ankle carry is not very comfortable.
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    My EDC is a custom Glock 27 with a Lonewolf Slide and barrel for .357 SIG. I carry a Rohrbaugh R9 in a ankle holster or in a Smart Carry.

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    I'm big and ankle is hard for me to get to. Gotta wear really loose pants at the bottom. It puts you in a terrible defensive position, kneeling or bending and looking up at the BG. Maybe think about a belly band or concealed shoulder holster?

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    Ha! I'm too fat for anything but SOB carry or OWB4:00.

    I wanted ankle carry mainly for driving and an excuse to buy another gun.
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    Sounds bulky to me, but if you can make it work, go for it.
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    I really tried to ankle carry. Because I am a big dude it was the least revealing. I just could not do it. Too uncomfortable. I would suggest a smaller gun in a pocket or something. If you can make it work tho, more power to you.
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