Many concealed carry permit holders choose to carry an ankle gun for a variety of reasons. Although there are reasonable concerns about the amount of time it takes to draw a firearm from an ankle holster, there are many reasons why ankle carry makes sense.
1 – Backup Gun
Ankle carry is a great option for licensed gun owners who want the security of having a backup gun. It may take longer to draw from a standing position, but an ankle gun can save your life if your main weapon is unavailable.
2 – Concealability
As far as concealability goes, you can’t beat ankle carry. Ankle holsters are generally designed to carry the gun on the inside of your weak leg, just above the ankle. This location makes it easy to conceal your pistol inside a boot or under your pant leg.
With ankle carry, you don’t have to worry about adjusting your holster, shirt or jacket to make sure your weapon is properly concealed. As long as you’re wearing proper pants, you can be confident that your firearm will remain concealed from view.
3 – If Your Only Other Option is No CCW At All
In some lines of work, it’s not feasible to carry a concealed weapon at your waist. If your job involves physical labor, it isn’t always possible to keep your firearm concealed. If you work in a job that involves lots of human interaction (and you’re legally allowed to carry concealed at the workplace), ankle carry is an excellent option. You don’t want to run the risk of having an unwitting client or customer seeing your CCW.
Practice, Practice, Practice
If you plan to ankle carry, it is important to practice drawing your handgun from a variety of positions: standing, sitting, crouching and lying down. Make sure you train regularly to develop your muscle memory so that you will be confident and prepared to quickly draw your weapon if you’re faced with a life-threatening situation.
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