Who has a Galco ankle with a SW 638 or 438?

Who has a Galco ankle with a SW 638 or 438?

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    Who has a Galco ankle with a SW 638 or 438?

    I have a S&W 638 and can not figure out which exact make of the Galco Ankle Gloves to get for it. the best i can figure is the the one for the 442. Would that one be the best fit or would another model fit it better. I plan to get the one with the thumb strap unless someone can convice why I shouldnt. thankx
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    Quote Originally Posted by newmenu View Post
    I have a S&W 638 and can not figure out which exact make of the Galco Ankle Gloves to get for it. the best i can figure is the the one for the 442. Would that one be the best fit or would another model fit it better. I plan to get the one with the thumb strap unless someone can convice why I shouldnt. thankx
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    Quote Originally Posted by newmenu View Post
    I plan to get the one with the thumb strap unless someone can convice why I shouldnt. thankx
    I carry my 638 in the Galco Ankle Glove more than any other holster. I don't recall there be multiple choices - just the one for the J-frame. You do not need the retention strap. The holster fits very tightly and retention has never been an issue. I could run a marathon (if I weren't so old & fat) with the gun in place and never worry. It's hard enough to access and extract a gun from an ankle holster, without the added encumbrance of a thumb strap - nor do I think they make one for the 638's shrouded frame profile. I DO recommend you get the optional support strap, which will go above your calf-muscle and keep the holster from sliding down your ankle. Great holster, good method of carry when (fat) wearing slacks and a polo shirt tucked - certainly not optimum, but better than being naked.

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    I've contact Galco customer service by telephone many times over the last 20 years. They are always very helpful and able to answer such questions.
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    I carry my 442 S&W in the Galco Ankle Gloves everyday and love it. I don't have or think that I would like the thumb strap. Just don't need it. Good luck!
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