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Old September 2, 2001, 08:44 AM   #1
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"Renegade" Ankle Holster ?

Dose anybody use a Renegade ankle holster. Have S&W 640 looking for a good ankle holster. Any recomendations
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Old September 3, 2001, 05:40 AM   #2
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ankle holster

I have a DeSantis Apache, which is similar in construction IIRC. Have worn one out, working on second one. For me, very comfortable once you learn not to wear it too tightly. Do a search here, it should turn up a lot on both Renegade and Apache.
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Old September 3, 2001, 08:37 AM   #3
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PDshooter,
I use a Renegade for a 442 .38. Definitely recommended by me. Also, the head use of force trainer for the Highway Patrol where I live uses and recommends Renegade to all his trainees. Hope this helps.

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Old September 3, 2001, 06:50 PM   #4
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442 in renegade 500....great rig....at 46 bucks, well worth it....
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Old September 8, 2001, 02:36 PM   #5
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Have you looked into the Galco Ankle Glove?
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Old September 9, 2001, 09:53 AM   #6
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My friend has the ankle glove...great rig...my second choice...only reason I go with renegade first is the leather pouch is slightly more concealable under jeans and easier on my gun's finish than a stiff molded holster...
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Old September 14, 2001, 01:13 AM   #7
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MODEL 4750 TRIADâ„¢ ANKLE HOLSTER from Bianchi
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Old September 14, 2001, 11:28 PM   #8
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Has anyone tried the Fobus ankle rigs? They sound like they are really light which would seem to be an advantage.
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Old September 16, 2001, 05:14 AM   #9
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I have the renegade for a Glk 26 (not a 640 ) that I don't like. It holds the gun and the snap at a weird spot that rubs my ankle bone. It's probably just me.

I like my ankle glove a lot for my 442. Never tried one, but I've heard good things about the Alessi - except price.
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Old September 16, 2001, 10:01 AM   #10
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Vern, that's normal with ankle most rigs...the key is to wear the gun slightly behind the ankle bone...it also conceals a bit better this way...give it a try...ankle rigs, like IWBs take a little time to find that "sweet spot".
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Old September 18, 2001, 08:35 AM   #11
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I've been using one for over 10 yrs. (on my second) for a 642. For a J frame they're the best you can get!

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Old September 4, 2002, 01:25 PM   #12
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I am interested in trying one of these. Several have steered me towards the Model 500. Anybody have direct experience with this holster, or one of the other models?

I am also having difficulty finding a place to get this, at least on-line. Anybody have any leads? I am surprised about this because I have heard so many rave reviews. I've been to a few sites but am not sure if the dealers are reputable.

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Old September 4, 2002, 01:46 PM   #13
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Actually, I just ordered from them directly over the telephone.

(602) 482-6777

Model 500 (leather pouch with strap):
$44.95 plus $7.00 S&H for a total of $51.95.

Pleasant lady answered the phone.

This will be my first ankle rig. Spend much of my waking hours seated, unfortunately. Can't wait to give it a try!
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Old September 4, 2002, 04:36 PM   #14
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Old September 4, 2002, 07:23 PM   #15
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I got mine from www.emergencysec.com
same price...here's some good pictures of the rig
http://photos.yahoo.com/p7newbie
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Old September 4, 2002, 07:45 PM   #16
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thanks don't shoot it's me,

your posts here at TFL are one of the reasons i want to give this holster a try. you are quite adament about it's positive qualities , including:

1) leather pouch versus molded holster takes up less space and thus rig should be more concealable
2) leather pouch is easier on blued finishes
3) holster looks like an athletic wrap, in case pant bottoms ride up (I exercise a lot so having my leg/ankle wrapped would not seem abnormal)
4) rig material is more breatheable
5) retention seems adequate w/ strap

primary use of the rig would be confined to sedentary office activity mostly...

thanks again..
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Old September 6, 2002, 08:13 PM   #17
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Glad to be of help....You won't be dissapointed...more more thing..when you take it off, don't let the velcro stick to the sheepskin....also, when not in use, I keep it in a drawer...the less dust and lint the velcro collects, the better it sticks....I also fold the band backwards (or let it lie flat) when not in use so I'm not sticking and unsticking the velcro twice as much as neccessary....a little anal, I know, but that stuff does wear out eventually....
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