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Top 4 Things To Consider When Purchasing An Ankle Holster In 2022

Authored By B. Castillo

With the expansion of concealed carry laws across the United States, more Americans than ever have decided to take their safety into their own hands. While most individuals would choose the classic hip holster many people are now opting for more creative concealment options. The ankle holster is a great option for those who would like to carry a secondary/backup firearm or those whose holster options may be limited by their apparel.

When choosing an ankle holster it is important to consider the four c’s

Comfort - Concealability - Choice of Firearm - Cost


The first and most important thing to consider when purchasing an ankle holster is comfort. If you are planning on using this holster regularly or for long periods of time it is important to choose a model that will fit comfortably around your ankle and is made of a breathable material.


As with your primary weapon it is important to make sure that it is fully concealed. When choosing an ankle holster opt for one that is slim and low profile in order to fit fully and invisibly under your pant leg. Holsters that are too bulky will press tight against the leg of your pants making it obvious to potential assailants that you are carrying a second concealed firearm. 

Another factor that may affect concealability will be the attachment system. Whether you are using the classic velcro strap to secure your holster, or you opt for a more advanced attachment system, it is important to ensure that the holster will meet your requirements based on the gear that you use. The best way to ensure that you make the right choice is to try multiple fits and attachments until you determine the best set up for your needs.

Choice of Firearm

While most people have a favorite firearm that they may choose to use for their concealed carry weapon, the ankle holster provides a unique set of limitations. When carrying a gun on your ankle “Small” is the name of the game. Micro Guns and sub compact pistols are the best option as they provide plenty of firepower while also being small enough to be easily concealed. For this same reason small revolvers would also be a viable option. Anything larger than these guns will become bulky and uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time.


As with choosing any holster it is important to look for a high quality option that has the features that you want within your budget. Fortunately ankle holsters typically are not an item that will break the bank, however if you were to choose an inexpensive one based solely on price alone you usually will end up getting what you paid for in the form of a lower quality holster. 

Fobus holster offers a wide range of ankle holster options that are tailored to fit your firearm at affordable prices. All of our holsters are made with mold injected polymer to ensure a perfect fit. 

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