I have only recently joined the online club but have had my ccw permit for 10 years. Never really carried full time for a number of stupid and lame excuses. (that is about to change) I have read with interest the holster advice and noticed that the underlying theme seems to be that an ankle holster is great as a backup but should never be the primary method of carry.
The most commonly cited reason is it takes too long to access the weapon. I read "Thank God I had a Gun" (a GREAT book btw) and noted that none of those scenarios required the ccw to be drawn in the blink of an eye. I also noted that one recent scenario outside a gas station ended happily when the good guy pulled his 38 from an ankle holster.
So my question is this; is it really such a bad idea to have an ankle rig as your primary carry? Is it really such a bad idea to have a 'built in" time buffer to help you get your head on straight? Is it not a good thing to force you to slow down a bit? I think I already know how the crowd will respond; but I submit that the accounts that have been published so far suggest you dont REALLY need INSTANT access; and in a moment of raging endorphins and catecholamines, perhaps an extra second or two or three may be a valuable asset.
Your thoughts please??