Ankle Carry 3 inch 1911?

Ankle Carry 3 inch 1911?

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    Ankle Carry 3 inch 1911?

    Yes, I have always had this "thing" for 1911 style pistols. Between Jason Hansons book where he recommends a BUG, and the fact that I made be forced to wear dressier clothes I have been thinking a lot about ankle carry. I don't think it's ideal at all, but I am curious if many of you guys if and with what?


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    My 3” SA Micro-Compact weighs 28oz unloaded add in the weight of 7 rounds of 45ACP and I think it would just be too heavy for ankle carry, I think a J frame S&W would be much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    My 3” SA Micro-Compact weighs 28oz unloaded add in the weight of 7 rounds of 45ACP and I think it would just be too heavy for ankle carry, I think a J frame S&W would be much better.
    Thank you for the reply, what if I could deal with the weight?
    What do you think about overall size and CC with dress trousers?

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    Considering the size I think it would very prone to catching the cuff and being exposed unless the pants are somewhat large or belled. A much smaller but similar weapon such as the Sig P-238 or P-938 would be much easier to conceal.
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    Alessi still makes one of the best ankle holsters in case you are ever pondering on which rig to buy.
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    Way too heavy in my opinion. You would need to counter your other ankle with something of equal weight. After years of an ankle back-up (lightweight kahr pm9) I still noticed that my right leg was getting bigger / stronger. I now counter it on my other leg with 2 backup mags for my primary gun. By the time I retire i'll be able to cut glass with my calves :)
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    The only cofortable ankle carry rig Ive seen was one my son found that was laced into his boot laces. Its very stable, and has the boot top to keep the gun from rubbing his leg. DR

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    Only carry knives down there.

    Have you considered off body carry? Day planner or a laptop case designed to hide a large semi-auto?
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    I use a Galco ankle holster with my S&W snubbie on occasion and it hides fairly well with loose-fitting dress trousers. I think it would be difficult o hide my 3" Kimber in an ankle holster. I have a friend who carries a G26 in an ankle rig but only as a BUG.
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    I'm with msgt on this one ... I have the same gun he does, and I'd not want to carry a two pound ankle weight around on one ankle all the time.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I am not sure if this change is gonna happen but I need to plan ahead so that I can be prepared,
    Thanks Again

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    Pocket carry a LCR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Once View Post
    Pocket carry a LCR?
    Maybe this is why many do pocket carry? Not their first choice, but perhaps best option available?
    I may have to consider it. I like big pistols and I have the luxury of being able to dress very casual. If that changes I have to be open minded to all options as I am not going back to being unarmed!

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    Ankle carry with a 3" 1911 would be difficult. The shape of the gun would make moving pants out of the way pretty difficult unless flared leg jeans came back into style. If you are seriously considering ankle carry and like the 1911 platform a Sig p238 or a kimber micro carry would actually fit the bill pretty nicely, and wouldn't weigh you down too terribly.
    I think guns are like insurance. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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