Ankle holster question

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    Ankle holster question

    So here is my question. I have a sigma 40 that is my EDC. I want to carry a BUG. The gun I have at this present time to fit this role is my pt140. Yes, it may be a bit large. I just bought a desantis ankle holster. I am curious as to what is the best position on my ankle to wear it. Is it best on the lower point of my ankle or up higher ? I carry my sigma on a SOB right by my right kidney. I am just trying to find a good way to carry my other gun. I have grown quite fond of the 40 cal platform and dont want to downgrade just for a BUG. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. No I do not want to carry a mouse gun, so please dont offer this as advice. I want to make the gun I have work. Thanks for your help!
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid.

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    I used to carry an colt officers model on my ankle..had to pull it once..glad I had the colt .45.

    As low as you can go is good..I buy my pant 2" longer so they kinda bunch at the bottom but don't ride up when I'm sittin..

    Packing an akle rig is no time to wear pants that are too short. If you carry the gun too high the grip will start to print..It's a balancing act.

    I have used a ankle rig for a long time and have never been made..And you won't believe some of the places I have packed it...
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    TapRackBang.....
    Where are some of the places you packed it?

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    Alcatraz..
    Superdome in New orleans..got wanded there..but only did under arms (sugar bowl)
    Grand old opry, Ryman theather, Purple orchid bar
    Washington DC
    Chicago Ill (I love packing in states where its not allowed)
    Disneyland
    Every gun show I have ever been to
    NRA National convention in Louisville
    Around 10 different casinos in vegas
    Energy soultions arena..Home of the UT Jazz..also a disney on ice there.
    House of blues, vegas and New Orleans
    SLC Airport..inside the restricted area ..LEO business, had premission
    Yellowstone NP

    Never been made..guess I look harmless enough

    basically everywhere I go..I do not however avocate ignoring signs and carrying illegal..
    "Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion..in private self defense." John Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by TapRackBang View Post
    Alcatraz..
    Superdome in New orleans..got wanded there..but only did under arms (sugar bowl)
    Grand old opry, Ryman theather, Purple orchid bar
    Washington DC
    Chicago Ill (I love packing in states where its not allowed)
    Disneyland
    Every gun show I have ever been to
    NRA National convention in Louisville
    Around 10 different casinos in vegas
    Energy soultions arena..Home of the UT Jazz..also a disney on ice there.
    House of blues, vegas and New Orleans
    SLC Airport..inside the restricted area ..LEO business, had premission
    Yellowstone NP

    Never been made..guess I look harmless enough

    basically everywhere I go..I do not however avocate ignoring signs and carrying illegal..
    Thats really great and all, but do you have anything to add in response to my question?
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid.

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    I thought I did add to the question..reference my first post

    As low as you can go is good..I buy my pant 2" longer so they kinda bunch at the bottom but don't ride up when I'm sittin..

    Packing an akle rig is no time to wear pants that are too short. If you carry the gun too high the grip will start to print..It's a balancing act.

    then second was in response to J400Cali's question, but is shows the excellent concealability of the ankle holster.

    Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b1780 View Post
    So here is my question. I have a sigma 40 that is my EDC. I want to carry a BUG. The gun I have at this present time to fit this role is my pt140. Yes, it may be a bit large. I just bought a desantis ankle holster. I am curious as to what is the best position on my ankle to wear it. Is it best on the lower point of my ankle or up higher ? I carry my sigma on a SOB right by my right kidney. I am just trying to find a good way to carry my other gun. I have grown quite fond of the 40 cal platform and dont want to downgrade just for a BUG. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. No I do not want to carry a mouse gun, so please dont offer this as advice. I want to make the gun I have work. Thanks for your help!
    Not sure if it applies with a pistol your size, but I have carried, and still do carry a snubbie on the ankle with some frequency. What I found is that there is a sweet spot, where the holster bottom is just above the ankle bone, and the holster is positioned in the area between the calf crease and the shin bone (sorry for my lack of vocabulary). Anyway, at this point, it is high enough it does not show below the pants leg, even when sitting, and it does not poke the ankle bone, but is low enough that it can be drawn quickly, and the grip does not poke out the back of the pants leg.

    I've used this settup even with light dress pants in places that would have been detrimental to printing (no place illegal though).

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    You just have to find the sweet spot as posted above.

    I carry mine just above the ankle... not for comfort but to keep enough tension so the grip doesn't clank against my high activity ultralight knee frame. YMMV


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    You just have to find the sweet spot as posted above.

    I carry mine just above the ankle... not for comfort but to keep enough tension so the grip doesn't clank against my high activity ultralight knee frame. YMMV

    Now there's a "sweet spot" advantage I never thought of! Outstanding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TapRackBang View Post
    Alcatraz..
    Superdome in New orleans..got wanded there..but only did under arms (sugar bowl)
    Grand old opry, Ryman theather, Purple orchid bar
    Washington DC
    Chicago Ill (I love packing in states where its not allowed)
    Disneyland
    Every gun show I have ever been to
    NRA National convention in Louisville
    Around 10 different casinos in vegas
    Energy soultions arena..Home of the UT Jazz..also a disney on ice there.
    House of blues, vegas and New Orleans
    SLC Airport..inside the restricted area ..LEO business, had premission
    Yellowstone NP

    Never been made..guess I look harmless enough

    basically everywhere I go..I do not however avocate ignoring signs and carrying illegal..
    I hope your LE because carrying in DC is otherwise illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennvol View Post
    I hope your LE because carrying in DC is otherwise illegal.
    I think he knows it and don't care LOL
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