Calf Strap or Not?

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    Calf Strap or Not?

    I plan to buy a Kahr CM9 and ankle holster carry. The ankle holsters that I've seen seem to eventually slide down and rest on the tall shoe or boot. But that is no good if you wear a low shoe or take your boot or shoe off. So I think I should also get a calf strap. I'm wondering how many people do or don't wear calf straps.

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    I use the calf strap with my ankle rig. It helps support the rig a lot IMO.
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    Oh btw Welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome from South Carolina...

    IF I choose to ankle carry, which is seldom, I always use a calf strap...JMO
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    Hello from Indiana. To answer you question, I don't use the strap. Nothing against it, just pretty much always have some form of boot on and the holster rides up on the top of the boot.
    I would rather die on my feet, than to live on my knees.

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    The only ankle holster that I was comfortable in laced into my boot laces.It stayed put no mater what. DR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerranger View Post
    The only ankle holster that I was comfortable in laced into my boot laces.It stayed put no mater what. DR.
    In the boot laces? I guess it would stay put.
    I would rather die on my feet, than to live on my knees.

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    I carry a S&W Walter ppk in a ankle rig I really find it convenient. I however do not use a calf strap. I find that if positioned were I want it around a sock rather then on bare skin prevents most movement I however were my rig rather low if wearing tennis shoes. And with my cowboy boots this is a non issue as it stays rather high.

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    Sounds like if I always wear boots, or if I'm OK with it riding low when wearing sneakers, then no calf strap. However, if I want it to always stay in place reguardless of boots, shoes, or socks, then get a calf strap. So, I guess I'll get a calf strap. Thanks for your input!

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