Galco Ankle Glove Review

So I first got to thinking about ankle carrying after talking with my cousin who works in federal law enforcement and stated he carries is back up Glock 26 on his ankle. I had seen in movies and what not but it didn't really interest me or seem practical.





In doing what I do for a living, I have found it necessary to try new and different things as to be well rounded in my experience and be able to talk more intelligently on various topics. So back in September I bought a Galco Ankle Glove holster for by Glock 43 (no light). Going into it I thought it would be awkward, that it would make me walk funny and that it would be tough to fit my pant's leg over it.


In wearing it, I quickly became used to it- often times finding that I forgot it was there until the end of my day when I go to get undressed. I have never had anyone notice and often times at classes when I bring it up, many mention that they had no idea.


When I first started ankle carrying it, I was utilizing my Hyve extended magazine base plate. In order to cut weight and overall profile- I have now started carrying with the stock flush magazine.


Pants-wise, I wear mostly Vertex jeans and 5.11 pants. I haven't yet tried ankle-carrying in a suit but I will be fitment testing those soon and getting an necessary adjustments made accordingly,


Drawing. I haven't practiced as much as I should really, which I will be doing over the holidays but I will say I can't imagine getting as comfortable/proficient as I am with from the hip. That is why I carry it as a backup. Only occasionally will I carry it alone, and that is usually at non-permissible environments.


Now I won't be able to do this in shorts, obviously. But I have other methods of carrying my backup- more blog articles to come.


The holster, as I bought it, didn't come with the calf strap but I did buy it separately. I put it on one time and returned it. It is supposed to help keep the holster from sagging down but it was extremely uncomfortable. With the low cut boots that I wear daily, I wear the holster low so it rests on top of the lip of my left boot ( I am right handed).






This holster wasn't cheap, costing me $104. But I have learned with firearms- buy once, cry once. You get what you pay for. This holster utilizes a wide neoprene ankle band and a quality hook/loop velcro system to secure the holster to your leg. The lethal holster retains the firearm in with a retention strap with a snap in the reinforced thumb break. On the inside of the neoprene wrap is a sheepskin padding that makes it more comfortable and helps to limit movement.


Are there much cheaper options available out there, of course. But Galco definitely built this holster right and I am confident it will last me years. I have carried this everyday, 12hrs+ plus each day without any problems.


One thing I did notice with this holster is that the gun tends to collect an absurd amount of lint and dirt. Not a huge problem, I just would recommend doing a quick cleaning on it every 2-3 weeks.





Drawing. I haven't practiced as much as I should really, which I will be doing over the holidays but I will say I can't imagine getting as comfortable/proficient as I am with from the hip. That is why I carry it as a backup. Only occasionally will I carry it alone, and that is usually at non-permissible environments.


Now I won't be able to do this in shorts, obviously. But I have other methods of carrying my backup- more blog articles to come.

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