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Old 12-06-2017, 11:33 AM
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Default Which Ankle Holster

No luck looking for a south paw Galco ankle holster for a S&W Bodyguard 380 w/ OEM laser. A DeSantis might be the next choice, but havenít read much review about it. Anyone have any experience with one or both of these brands? If you have a different brand/model advice please chime in.
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https://www.desantisholster.com/ANKLE-RIG
Not for your gun model, but I've used both models of these holsters over the years and they both work.

The "Die Hard Ankle Rig" will likely outlast the "Apache Ankle Rig" due to the leather used for the main holster. For daily use, I suspect the "Apache" model will still last ~5 years.
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I have the Die Hard for my 642 with only one complaint is that you need you pants a little long so when you sit it's not visible...but that's the case with any ankle holster from my experience.

So I wear it a lot and its very comfortable even when it slides down to your foot, which all that I've owned will eventually do.

Obviously it is affected by your calves, I have large calve muscles and a normal ankle so as you walk, run, drive or generally move your feet around mine works its way down. However, once down it's still comfy and doesnt gouge into my ankle. It has the wool backing which is nicer than my other ankle holsters.

Like I mentioned with an ankle holster, think a little longer leg length in your pants, unless you wear it with shorts.
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I've had a couple galco ankle holsters and love them.
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I'm going to pick up a BUGbite with a couple of gift cards I just got.

https://www.bugbiteholsters.com/prod...nt=16882640134

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I’m sold with the Galco and DeSantis, but finding a left hand model for S&W BG380 in stock is no joy. The Bugbite is looking good.
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You might check Ritchie Leather Company - while I don't have one myself, I've heard that their ankle holsters are nice.

http://www.ritchieholsters.com
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Get something with leather, not nylon. Its much easier to holster the weapon.
I have galco ankle glove.
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http://www.alessigunholsters.com/ale...or-glock-guns/

Alessi Gun Holsters make excellent lifetime lasting quality leather holsters. The felt they use in their ankle holsters wicks away sweat like no other.
Full compliance.... I've been blessed to have worked at their booth at Shot Show a few years ago and have met FBI agents there who have come to the booth men and women... who have used this ankle holster for decades saying "they would never use any other"
They are worth every dollar and yes they are not inexpensive.
I of course have a number of their holsters one I've had over 30 years for my 1911 a "Talon". It has had a lot of use and is as good today as it was new.
Even though they don't list exactly the gun you have on their site... give em a call they can make it for you and yes in SOUTH PAW They are very kind and professional people.
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