BugBite Ankle Holster
Ratings & Reviews
Not for duty use
The fit was good and it doesn't cut off circulation. I first tried the Ruger LCR and Glock 42, but the grip stuck out too much. If my pant legs were looser it wouldn't have been a problem. The Ruger LCP fit perfectly. It fit down inside my boots, with the top of my boots clamping approximately 1"+ of the bottom of the barrel to my leg. It never moved from that spot while driving, getting in and out of my vehicle, or walking around over several days. The problem arose when I decided to jump up and down. After three hops of around 6" in height, the LCP, fully loaded, fell out on the ground. I decided to try another experiment, running on padded carpet. After about 25' of running, the LCP fell out on the floor. Great holster, just not suitable for retention during running or jumping.
Good to go
I wrote the 3-star review above. I don't think I was fair enough with it. I decided the LCP is just too small. I was able to get the Glock 42 to work by rotating the slide around to the 8:00 position on my right ankle, barrel clamped by my boot. (I'm right handed primary, draw the backup with left hand). It would not come out no matter how much I jumped, including a simulated foot pursuit over rough terrain. It's only uncomfortable if the slide is clamped to bone, rather than muscle, hence the 8:00 position. I could not find a comfortable position for the LCR, the cylinder digs into my leg too much. The Glock 43 also works, but it's 5 ounces heavier when loaded and slightly larger than the Glock 42.
this ankle holster is the most comfortable ankle holster I have ever used. I carry a tarus titanium 38 revolver and it is held tight but comfortable. it will be slow to retrieve, but no ankle holster is for quick action anyway. will have to wait and see how long it will hold up to every day use. but is comfortable and secure, that counts for a lot since you will carry what is easy.
I wear this holster everyday at work with dress pants and cowboy boots. Up on my leg the end of the barrel just fits inside my boot. I carry two different weapons in this holster. A Smith & Wesson Bodyguard or a Glock 43. Both are carried comfortable. One of the very few leg holsters that work with cowboy boots.