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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    Oh...I will add this.

    AT nearly 61 I am in the best physical shape of my life. I tend to dress in a way that showcases rather than hides my physique. I don't skip leg day and with the size of my calves, unless I sport bell bottoms from the 1970s, trying to access an ankle carried weapon is absolutely ridiculous.
    Same here. I have been doing a bit if practice with it to become familiar, but I donít think it conceals well on me.
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    I think LE uses the ankle when in uniform as there really aren’t other accessible areas. The soft external carriers that once had pockets now have spare M4 magazines and radio gear. I could completely see a UC or detective putting a j-frame in his back pocket, but with the modern dress code so often requiring tucked in shirt that might create an issue. The only guys with untucked shirts that I see now which might assist in hiding the back pocket carried revolver are Intel and Gangs.

    This is why I think a j-frame class could be good as it would show in real life what works and what does not.

    I use an ankle rig from Kramer or The Wilderness as in uniform I don’t have much choice. Both rigs work great and fit over Solomon boots. It’s not ideal, but it’s always there.

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    I like to wear shorts in the summer. No Go

    I like to wear Kuhls during the mid weather and cold months. Those are tight legged and speak of squats deads and kicks on the bag. If I wore an ankle rig with those people would think I had an ankle monitor and that I absconded from house arrest.

    When I am in social events I wear American Eagle jeans that not only highlight my physicality...but (don't laugh motherfuckers) also stretch. Yup...I can drop into a rice paddy squat, knee some homie in the head and catch the eye of every lady in the room. Yet ankle carry won't work there either...specially over the boots.

    Honestly for me I see ankle carry in the same realm as a behind-the-back sword carry. Interesting academically...but not for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanNobody View Post
    I think LE uses the ankle when in uniform as there really aren’t other accessible areas. The soft external carriers that once had pockets now have spare M4 magazines and radio gear. I could completely see a UC or detective putting a j-frame in his back pocket, but with the modern dress code so often requiring tucked in shirt that might create an issue. The only guys with untucked shirts that I see now which might assist in hiding the back pocket carried revolver are Intel and Gangs.

    This is why I think a j-frame class could be good as it would show in real life what works and what does not.

    I use an ankle rig from Kramer or The Wilderness as in uniform I don’t have much choice. Both rigs work great and fit over Solomon boots. It’s not ideal, but it’s always there.
    Working on it brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    ...but (don't laugh motherfuckers) also stretch. Yup...I can drop into a rice paddy squat, knee some homie in the head and catch the eye of every lady in the room.
    Lol... anyone that laughs hasn't tried them. I recently got some shorts that stretch. Its nice not having my legs and massive junk smashed when I do more than stand still or be forced to wear very baggy shorts to move well.
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    It's not dropping into rice paddy prone that's the problem. It's jumping out of it that leads to involuntary, um, exclamations.
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    I tried ankle carry of J frames at the beginning of my martial training, as my Farnam-trained instructor told me that was "What a real man does".

    Ankle carry was not comfortable, but I kept it up for 2 years including considerable practice drawing and reloading. I could not get ankle carry and cowboy boots to work together. A J frame is trim, but bulky enough, that it only worked with extra long and baggy pants. A Glock 43 would be trimmer, but I don't want a striker pistol in that awkward location. Perhaps, a Sig P290 - if I could find one.

    Over time, I decided that the only sensible situations for ankle carry was either long driving trips or sitting in my office grinding out spreadsheets.

    During my first class with Gabe, I quickly determined that ankle carry interferes with dynamic getting off the X. No more ankle carry since that day.

    These days, a pocket holster with a J frame or a Seecamp often rides in a pants pocket or coat pocket if it's really cold.
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    I was assigned in southeast asia for several years, and security theater has been in force there for decades. I was wanded with handheld Garret metal detectors, multiple times a day, and sometimes walk through detectors at malls. Almost every decent restaurant, mall, hotel, public building checked everyone entering.

    Less than a week of just watching how they screened showed me the way.

    By the end of my tour, I was screened probably nearly a thousand times. My ankle gun was not found once. Not once. In a walk through detector, I would just display my belt buckle, keys, and get waved through. Sometimes if the environment called for it, after the screening the pistol would get discretely moved to holsterless AIWB.

    Ankle carry -while not ideal by any means- 100% has it's place in the toolkit for specialized purposes.

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