Galco Ankle Guard

Galco Ankle Guard

I’ve had a bias against ankle carry for a long time. At the conclusion of a concealed carry class 17 years ago, a fellow student had strapped one on that he had made by sewing Velcro and neoprene to the back of a holster. When it was time to test his idea of an everyday-­carry (EDC) rig, one problem produced another. He struggled to pull his pantleg high enough to clear the grip of his pistol, and then attempted to make up for lost time by drawing faster. In an instant, he had punched a hole in the floor adjacent to his foot while the ricochet went downrange. Witnessing that negligent discharge (ND) and watching the fear melt over the man’s embarassment set my feelings against ankle carry early on.

Since that time, I’ve had the chance to observe others and learn a few things. While techniques have improved, they are not a substitute for safety. That man’s ND was a result of violating the second NRA Safety Rule: Always keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot. Had he done that, there wouldn’t be a hole in the floor.With that said and all personal bias aside, I’m becoming more open to the concept of ankle holsters for EDC.

Knowing Galco updated its line of ankle rigs, I decided to give ankle carry another chance and ordered one of the new Ankle Guard holsters for a Glock 43. The rig’s MSRP of $85 hints that it’s a premium product, and I find no cause to doubt its worth in materials or construction.

Galco’s new Ankle Guard improves on the common neoprene solution by combining the best features from its BlakGuard belt holster and Ankle Glove holster, creating a better fit for gun and human. The inside of the Ankle Guard is lined with sheep skin that comfortably cushions the holster against the ankle bone when the holster is tightly stretched around the lower leg. $85

Galco’s new Ankle Guard improves on the common neoprene solution by combining the best features from its BlakGuard belt holster and Ankle Glove holster, creating a better fit

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