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    I have been to a handful of events over the years where I saw they were using wands. I didn’t have an ankle holster, but a quick jaunt to an alley to break down a glock into “sock carry” and I was able to pass security. After a trip to the stall, I had a full size red dot glock on my belt.

    Sock carry isn’t comfortable. And during that window of time waiting for security check it would suck to have an event. But I judged it was a worthwhile gamble. Ankle carry is not usually worth the trouble for me, but it has its place for one off events.
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    Some snapshots from Chic Gaylord’s book, demonstrating outside ankle carry and drawing while walking (pics courtesy JNobody).

    I personally don’t find much use for ankle carry other than special purposes getting past certain checkpoints. Nor do I think this is a best practice, drawing while standing on one leg. But it may be just the thing for someone given particular circumstances.

    I think it would be interesting to go back in time and discuss ideas with people like Gaylord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Some snapshots from Chic Gaylord’s book, demonstrating outside ankle carry and drawing while walking (pics courtesy JNobody).

    I personally don’t find much use for ankle carry other than special purposes getting past certain checkpoints. Nor do I think this is a best practice, drawing while standing on one leg. But it may be just the thing for someone given particular circumstances.

    I think it would be interesting to go back in time and discuss ideas with people like Gaylord.

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    J.C. Whitney!!!! That book takes me back to my teenaged years. I had a hardcover, read it over and over again along with all of the other writers of the age. As I remember Gaylord -- a holster maker who claimed NYPD cops as clients -- even included a section on how to draw and fire a 1911 from condition three ... showed an MP in full garrison gear (including the old white "bus driver hat) racking the slide in his GI flap holster akin to how we slam the rear sights or optic against a solid object to clear a malfunction. I still have an old High Standard Sentinel .22 that he touted as a perfect practice gun. lol Yeah, things have evolved, but they had to start somewhere.

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    The hell you are. Notice how we're still working out this stuff six decades later?
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    To me ancle carry isn't for a BUG. I like inside leg on the off side cary but the best ways of getting at it are supine or kneeling. I haven't done it in years and likely wouldn't again altho I did a drill a while back that made me go for one that wasn't there
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    When I used to ankle carry, I would carry it on the inside of my right leg butt forward. So right handed draw from right leg. I would prefer pocket carry in my left pocket over ankle carry though. I prefer to carry two guns appendix, and when I can't do that I usually go with the Enigma.
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    I spent most of my J-frame Carry time with it in a pocket holster; however, I have been considering trying an ankle holster for quite a while. Jonathan has convinced me to try one of the Wilderness designs for the J frame once my 340 arrives.

    For those who like the old Chic Gaylord designs, the closest approximation is the Bell Charter Oak holsters. I have a simple deep clip design for a Colt D frame that easily rides AIWB. They are not fancy or modern, but are perfect matches for 50’s and 60’s holster designs.

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    I find that wearing on the inside left leg works well for me from any seated position. Whether driving, at my desk or in church. Of course I wear western boots nearly all of the time with jeans or slacks. I find the boot assists with the draw and does hide the gun perfectly. This is nearly always a backup to my primary but certainly has a place for me. And I agree that it is certainly best as a proactive deployment. Needing it in the middle of the fight would suck rocks.

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    Does a "left" IWB clip holster inside my right cowboy boot count as ankle carry.
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