The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 4, 2013, 11:08 AM   #1
therealtwitch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 7, 2007
Location: Mesa, Az
Posts: 354
Ankle holster for 640-1; need suggestions

I recently found an untouched s&w 640-1 with forged internals which I promptly bought as a back up gun. I am now wondering if one can safely carry a hammerless j-frame in an ankle holster (worried about it falling out). If one can safely carry a 640-1 in an ankle holster would some one recommend a good one?
therealtwitch is offline  
Old February 4, 2013, 09:34 PM   #2
bamabiker
Member
 
Join Date: September 26, 2008
Posts: 94
I have a M638 and I use a Galco ankle glove holster with it. It does not have a retention strap but is made to hold the gun very tight. I've never been worried about it coming out on it's own but I have never tried to run around the block with it on either. I've worn it all day and it is secure and comfortable.
bamabiker is offline  
Old February 4, 2013, 10:44 PM   #3
therealtwitch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 7, 2007
Location: Mesa, Az
Posts: 354
May I inquire which galco ankle holster you have?
therealtwitch is offline  
Old February 5, 2013, 04:59 PM   #4
bamabiker
Member
 
Join Date: September 26, 2008
Posts: 94
It's called the Ankle Glove. If you go to Galco's website they have them listed for the M640 with or without a thumb break.
bamabiker is offline  
Old February 5, 2013, 10:55 PM   #5
Sgt127
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 13, 2002
Posts: 602
In my opinion, there is only one ankle holster:

http://www.renegadeholstersdirect.com/
Sgt127 is offline  
Old February 6, 2013, 12:32 AM   #6
therealtwitch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 7, 2007
Location: Mesa, Az
Posts: 354
Ill have to look at that holster tomorrow. Stupid iPhone won't let me view the site. There based out of phoenix too which is one of the things that made me concider the galco
therealtwitch is offline  
Old February 6, 2013, 03:42 PM   #7
Jack19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 18, 2001
Location: Nawth Karalina
Posts: 601
Lou Alessi Ankle Rig. http://www.alessigunholsters.com/ankle.html

You can buy cheaper, but not better.

I carried a Glock 19 in one for years and never felt the weight. A J frame would be unnoticeable.
__________________
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

—Malcolm S. Forbes.
Jack19 is offline  
Old February 6, 2013, 06:40 PM   #8
WC145
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 18, 2008
Location: Downeast Maine
Posts: 1,441
I agree with Sgt127. I carry a J frame in a Renegade ankle holster 3 days a week, about 14 hours each day. It is comfortable, secure, and the retention strap is actually designed fo work with ankle carry.
__________________
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
WC145 is offline  
Old February 9, 2013, 11:59 AM   #9
AK103K
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2001
Location: PA -- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 7,932
Ive tried a number of ankle holsters over the years, and have come to really like the Desantis Leather Ankle Holster 044. Its been the only one I can "comfortably" wear, for a full, 18 hour day, day after day. Fits snug, no movement, and easy to access/operate.

http://www.desantisholster.com/store...-MP-360-2-2-14

I have one each for my J frames and Glock 26's.
__________________
“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
AK103K is offline  
Old February 9, 2013, 05:01 PM   #10
buck460XVR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 28, 2006
Posts: 2,066
I've been using one of these for a coupla years with my 637. Gun has always been secure and most times I forget I wearing it. I did have to get the extensions for when wearing boots tho.

Ranger™ Triad™ Ankle Holster
buck460XVR is offline  
Old February 10, 2013, 12:02 PM   #11
Glenn Dee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 9, 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,487
My advice would be to forget the ankle holster.
Glenn Dee is offline  
Old February 10, 2013, 12:12 PM   #12
AK103K
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2001
Location: PA -- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 7,932
Some of us live where we wear pants, and they work well.
__________________
“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
AK103K is offline  
Old February 10, 2013, 02:05 PM   #13
therealtwitch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 7, 2007
Location: Mesa, Az
Posts: 354
I ended up getting a galco and am waiting on a renagade.

As for forgetting the ankle holster, no way. So far having a bug on my ankle has been a great idea. Only problem I have now is it makes me want an airweight. Now to convince the wife I "need" another gun
therealtwitch is offline  
Old February 10, 2013, 02:32 PM   #14
colbad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 3, 2012
Posts: 312
de santis 044 81 great holster. However, I find daily wear of my 640 or 642 on the ankle start to hurt my knee and hip. I had a chiropractor say to rotate sides because it throws off you body balance.
colbad is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10750 seconds with 9 queries