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Carried at church yesterday, for the first time. My ankle holster FINALLY arrived (ordered on 2/13) so I strapped it on and went to church. I learned a valuable lesson. That is, the thickness of your socks makes a HUGE difference when wearing an ankle holster. Putting it on after work, over my nice, thick black Hanes is 100% more comfortable than wearing it with thin dress socks.

I think for everyday carry, I will stick with the paddle holster. It's easier to put on over my civvie's and would certainly offer a faster draw if needed. The ankle holster will be reserved for deep-concealment days (like church) and maybe long road trips.
 

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Must be nice, living in Montana where you can carry in church. A large percentage of church-goers in Utah cannot legally carry in church.

I've never tried an ankle holster, but I always wonder whether or not it would show when I cross my legs. I can't imagine it being terribly comfortable.
 

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I ankle carry about once a week due to conditions that make IWB impractical and I have found out that socks do make a difference. Initially I was putting the holster on my bare skin so I could pull my sock over the lower part of the holster for better concealment. However, this method isn't very comfortable so I now wear it over the socks and the comfort is much better. The key for me has been getting it tight enough to not be loose, but not too tight to constrict blood flow.

Ankle carry isn't something that I would enjoy on a daily basis, but it isn't too bad and for me the comfort of ankle carry vs SmartCarry is a toss up. Ankle carry usually wins because a spend most of my day at my desk and I find it more comfortable and easier access while sitting.

BTW I too am jealous about being able to carry in church. Something needs to be done to fix this problem in the State of Utah. I have written my representative, but got no response. My senator's seat is up for election this year, I'll have to start querying the candidates on this issue.
 

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Jeff, some people wear another sock over the ankle holster to offer greater concealment if the pant leg does ride up a bit.
 

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I pocket carry a P3AT w/extra mag while attending Mass, IWB 1911 w/extra mag for Golf League BBQ's.

I wear cowboy boots (nice ones) when I dress up a bit so ankle carry will not work for me.
 

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My wife ankle-carries on a daily basis (b/c she can't conceal her firearm IWB in a majority of her work clothes.

She likes it. Initially, she complained. But eventually she found the "sweet spot" between it being too tight or too loose and says it work just fine now.

She DOES wear it UNDER her sock and against the skin and I haven't heard much complaint from her on that. The sock over it helps her feel more confident that she won't have an inadvertent exposure at her work. All 3 of her superiors are pretty strongly anti-gun.

Granted, she's armed with a pretty small P3AT.
 

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bane said:
She DOES wear it UNDER her sock and against the skin and I haven't heard much complaint from her on that.
That and she (hopefully) doesn't have that sasqwatch legs that I have!

:lolbang:
 
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