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Old 09-28-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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1.) Do you find long term that your Ankle begins to get sore, not after 1 day, but weeks or months of steady Ankle Carry?


2.) Do you find that your Ankle begins to bruise or create indentations?


3.) Does a leather holster make a better choice for ankle Carry VS say the cloth like in the Uncle Mikes type of holster?


I have been Ankle carry for years now, most often as my primary carry method. I am finding that it is now
beginning to hurt my leg, to the point where I am not wanting to carry in that fashion. Most of the time I find it can ride down on my Ankle bone it's self, and start to irritate.


Has anyone else experienced these issues?
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Gila County Arizona
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I have ankle carried a pistol virtually every day for nearly 40 years.

Doing it every day makes one immune to any discomfort.

If I may ask, what size pistol are you carrying?

Regarding the holsters themselves, I find that the leather holsters break in over a period of days (much like a new pair of shoes).

Once broken in I find the leathers by far the most comfortable.

Not asked, but allow me to state this..... In all my years of using ankle carry, I have NEVER been challenged.

It seems most people are blind to this method of carry.

This works well for me.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Most often I carry a Sig Saur P232, and I have been using Uncle Mikes holsters for Ankle Carry for years, I may be switching to leather
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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I used to ankle carry for a second gun when I was younger, 20's, 30's, 40's and even into my 50's but as I aged beyond that it became harder to do without bruising and pain, I now only carry in the pants and/or in a pocket.
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I used to ankle carry for a second gun when I was younger, 20's, 30's, 40's and even into my 50's but as I aged beyond that it became harder to do without bruising and pain, I now only carry in the pants and/or in a pocket.

I just turned 50 in August
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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I just turned 50 in August
Good luck, you may have a few more years of carrying that way but if you are in shape and stay in shape and not on any meds, then maybe longer but as we age things do not work as well, some edema happens and skin seems to thin making bruising easier, well at least that is what has happened to me and many people I know who carried a decent weight gun such as a 5 shot steel .38 spl on our ankle in years past. Nowadays all I can get away with carrying is a North American 22 magnum on my ankle, I find it easier to keep that in my pocket.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Morrison, CO
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Most often I carry a Sig Saur P232, and I have been using Uncle Mikes holsters for Ankle Carry for years, I may be switching to leather
They are nice pistols, but pretty heavy. I don't ankle carry, but carry on my belt either OWB in winter, or IWB in summer. I carry either a CZ-75D PCR, or a Beretta 85FS which is about the size of your Sig. I could never imagine ankle carrying either. You may want to consider a lighter pistol like a Ruger LCP, S&W Shield, Springfield XDs, or Sig P938, or P238.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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A Sig P232 seems to be a pretty big gun for ankle carry, IMO. I'd add the Kahr CW9 or P9 to Pilot's list. They are shorter, thinner, and lighter than the Sig - and are 7+1 in 9mm. Don't forget the Ruger LC9s either.
If money were no object, I'd lean to the Sig P938. Those are fine little pistols.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I have chosen the Sig P232 for 2 reasons, one it fits my hands, I have large hands, and the over size of the grips fits my hands rather well. And the other reason, I know at 10 yards I can put the entire magazine in less than a 6" target rapid fire. So I know if I have to use it, it works for me.


And I have always found my self being partial to Sig Saur's over other models. But then again, that is me, the Sig's just seem to fit my hands better.
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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I have a older version, P230. They are not heavy weighing 18.5 oz in alloy frame. I agree with Rigby, it's very comfortable to hold, much better than mouse guns, and an accurate shooter.
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