Recommendations please.

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    Recommendations please.

    I'm thinking about purchasing a holster and a firearm to keep on my ankle for summer time carry. I'm 6'1 tall and weigh 240. Any input would be great.
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    Cant go wrong with a J-frame from smith and wesson. 642 would be an excellent model.

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    DeSantis ankle holster and a Ruger LCP.

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    Smith and wesson 642 or 442. Or maybe even a LCR
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    Forget about ankle carry and get a Glock 19 with a good iwb holster.
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    While I am not a proponent of ankle carry for a primary weapon, the Renagade Cozy Partner holster is very comfortable. Home Renegade is the origional; DeSantis borrowed the design and call theirs the Apache.

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    Kahr's are great ankle guns. PM9/40/45 will ride well on an ankle. I like the J frames, but I like the capacity of the semi's.

    Either way, make sure you practice your draw.

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    Re: Recommendations please.

    I have considered this before... The small size of the LCP makes ideal for comfort but I feel a revolver would be more reliable... For those who carry the LCP do you have any reliability issues in this carry position? Does the weapon get very dirty or banged around?

    Good question. Thank you for asking...

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    Okay MACC12, do NOT be offended by my observation. It is NOT intended to tweak you. But can you quickly & easily bend at the waist & touch your toes? Can you do 10 reps of squat-thrust? At 6'1"/240 lbs I'm guessing you're not a high-speed, flexible, twitch-reflex kinda' guy. You're likely more of an earth-mover, bone-crusher. If that's true, IMHO, ankle carry puts you at a considerable disadvantage. Yes, it's reasonably handy from a seated position. But presentation from a standing position requires dropping to one knee & then using both hands, one to clear your pant cuff & one to draw your handgun. And if you can't bounce back up from there like a high school cheerleader, you're now facing deadly circumstances...from your knees. There are LOTS of ways to carry concealed. If I were you, I'd reconsider.
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    I'm also looking for ankle holster for sub-compact gun. Sccy CPX 9mm. I don't plan on any quick-draw matches, so I am fine with taking the time to pull from my ankle. I'm more thinking of the scenario where I can take cover, retrieve my gun, and then engage the threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooster24 View Post
    I don't plan on any quick-draw matches...
    You can train for immediately defensive scenarios, you can practice tactics & technique, but IHMO, you can NOT plan...a gunfight. If you're convinced that cover & time are always gonna' be there just because you hope they are, why not simply wish for a nearby LEO as well?
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    To me, the ankle carry is a "Happy Medium". I'm not prepared for a quick draw gunfight, but I am prepared to engage a threat. As soon as I get home I strip off my jeans and put on sweat pants because I like the comfort. I think adding an iwb or owb to the jeans would just make them more uncomfortable. And I can still wear my ankle holster with sweat pants! I do plan to get an iwb for summer time shorts though.

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