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Does anyone carry Glock 43 on their ankle?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by RustedBeef, Mar 14, 2019 at 12:57 PM.

  1. RustedBeef

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    I've carried my J frame on my ankle for 3 years just about. Works fine and all, but I got to thinking... Would a Glock 43 carry just as comfortably? I once tried a G27 and it was awful.

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    I ankle carry a BUG daily. I carried a G42 for a long time until I went to a P365. A G43 is the largest I would attempt. I specifically bought a G42 because I really didn’t want to attempt a G43. Regardless, the holster selection is going to be a very important factor. An Alessi or Sherrick is the only thing I have had any experience with that I liked. I tried several over the years that just don’t do it for me.

    G26/27, I’ll bet that wasn’t too pleasant.
     
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    Is this your main carry weapon or a BUG (BackUp Gun)?

    If it's your main carry and "works fine and all," I'd be wary of change (i.e. if it ain't broke, don't fix it).

    If it's a BUG, I'd suggest a smaller 8-shot revolver in .22LR or .22mag, or a small frame 9mm rather than another full or medium size weapon.

    Your call. Just my two cents. :drunk2:
     
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    Try Alien Gear ankle holster for the shape shift. It works great. Carry my XD sub 40 sometimes that way.
     
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    Bug mostly. Since I have a bunch of junk hanging in my belt, sometimes I opt out of the belt holster if it's a bad start to the morning. I use a Galco Ankle glove.

    Guess zi could see me trying a small .380 Friend of mine carries an LCP, but I think Rugers are ugly.

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    How is the 365 treating you on the ankle? It's my current primary. I've handled neither the 42 nor 43, so not sure about the actual size difference.

    And yeah, the 27 was painful at the end of the day. I gave it a full month hoping it would smooth over. Wrong lol


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    The P365 is closer to the G42 in size. The G43 is a tad bigger. Ive been wearing the P365 on my ankle for about 4 months now after the holster finally made it in. The 42 about 16-20 months before that. It goes on in the morning and usually stays on until I head to bed. Some nights I might pull off my shoes an hour or so before bedtime, and it comes off with the shoes.

    Edit. I carry the P365 on the ankle with a flat 10rd magazine.
     
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    Woah, woah, woah.... You wear shoes indoors?

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    Have to. There are too many rocks in my dirt floors for my tender feet to tolerate.
     
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    Made a trip to Academy yesterday to look at their Glocks and compare them to a j frame. I was surprised to see just how small the 42 was compared to a snubby, especially when considering the grip. I'm leaning towards getting one tomorrow during their Glock Week sale.



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