Remora ankle carry holster?

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    Remora ankle carry holster?

    These forums are littered with folks that are enamored with their remora holsters. They are held in such high regard around here I had to see what all the fuss was about and purchased one for my PM9 several months ago. Safe to say I am now a believer.

    Now, I am looking to purchase an ankle holster for it as well. I was hoping some people would have some experience with Remora's ankle rig that they could share.

    I"m also considering the Galco lite and the fobus as well.

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    I carry a ruger LC9 in a Galco lite, carried for the last 8 months as my patrol back up gun withnthis holster. Can't say a bad thing about it.

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    I like the Fobus as it works well for me I had tried 3 others b4 the Fobus I like the retention with out a strap

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    I have the same Remora ankle/thigh system that I got for an MK9, doesn't work well. There are a lot of issues with the system, one being the gun is heavy, but there is more than that. Check your situation carefully - can you conceal that pistol in your pant leg as well as access it readily? I thought it was a good option to have, but in my case it is a totally worthless endeavor. I can't fit my pant leg over the gun, let alone the gun in the holster, and my pants aren't tight by any means (mostly carhartt carpenter jeans, and others like them).

    Something else to consider with the Remora system is the band. It is a normal stretchy band, like an over-size Ace bandage, but has a non-slip rubbery strip sewn in to about 3/4 of the band leaving the end of it as the functional stretchy part.

    The strap in my case was too big for ankle carry, so I decided to try it as a thigh rig when backpacking. My problem with it there is after I take several steps the whole rig slips down my leg. The strap will stabilize the carry of the pistol, but it won't hold the weight. I would assume that your ankle would be the same way. As a thigh rig you can probably rig up a line to a belt above to keep the rig from falling down, as an ankle holster your only option would probably be to hook it to your shoes/boots somehow.

    Carrying is one thing, access is another. Make sure what ever route you go that you can sufficiently carry and adequately access your pistol.

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    Yes, you can use remora as an ankle holster. BUT it may not work very well.

    Remember that it is held in place by friction forces. Friction depends on, and is proportional to, the 'normal' component of force directed at right angles to the surface. In practical terms, what this means is, you must have a fairly tight sock that will a) provide enough 'squeeze' to keep the gun in the holster and b) enough force to keep the holster from slipping up or down and out of the sock.

    Both of these forces are probably insufficient to counter the reaction to angular acceleration that occurs when you swing your foot forward - especially when running.

    I tried it and found that only a few of my socks were even close to making it possible to hold the holster and the gun, that they were relatively easily dislodged when moving quickly, and the weight of the gun put a little 'hitch in my gitalong'.

    I'd advise getting a regular strap on ankle holster with a retention strap.
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    I believe this is what the OP is talking about
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfreed View Post
    I believe this is what the OP is talking about
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    [blush] Duh...oops [/blush]
    I was unaware that they had added this to their line... Sorry.
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    Dr.Bob; I'm sorry to see your apology above. I thought your "sock" thread was quite clever sarcasm, something worthy of The Onion. It cracked me up! And you played it perfectly straight. Bravo, Sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPO 15 View Post
    Dr.Bob; I'm sorry to see your apology above. I thought your "sock" thread was quite clever sarcasm, something worthy of The Onion. It cracked me up! And you played it perfectly straight. Bravo, Sir!
    I must admit that I have occasionally used sarcasm, and even irony, at times. There was one time when I actually used the opposite of irony-- wrinklery
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    I have a DeSantis Apache ankle holster that I like a lot. I got the optional strap that goes above the holster to help hold it up and I've never had a problem with it. I use this holster to carry a Taurus 605 SS revolver 38/357 and it works great. Never slips with that optional strap. I believe the whole thing cost around $35 about a year ago. It will also fit a Glock G26 but I prefer to use the revolver and keep the whole thing as more of a BUG setup or for car carry (yes, it works...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfreed View Post
    I believe this is what the OP is talking about
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    That is what I took the OP to mean also, and that is the same exact rig I have - rear strap and all.

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