Ankle Holster Carry Options by Alien Gear
An ankle holster is often an afterthought for concealed carry.
Although its accessibility is further from the gun owner's immediate grasp while standing, this carry style is particularly useful in a few key situations, purposes and demographics.
Those in a seated position within, for example, a car or wheelchair benefit from the comfort and concealment of a handgun positioned on the lower leg.
Those who prefer to carry a backup handgun (more power to them) also stand to benefit from an ankle holster if disarmed and/or knocked to the ground.
However preferred, the ShapeShift Ankle Holster is a fix for flawed designs in traditional ankle carry methods.
The ShapeShift Ankle Holster uses two textile straps:
One wraps beneath the heel and around the ankle, secured by a hook and loop fastener.
The second strap inserts a polymer spine into a tight pocket on the prior heel strap, and then wraps snugly around the lower calf and over the surface of the Shape Shift Shell. This strap, too, is held tightly in place with hook and loop fasteners.
These straps work together to comfortably restrict the holstered firearm in one position throughout the entire time carrying.
Generic ankle holsters can only keep the handgun in place by means of a thumb strap and soft textile.
The ShapeShift Ankle Holster's polymer shell rigidly encloses the slide and trigger guard, and has a passive retention unit that can easily tighten or loosen the tension on the holstered firearm.
That polymer shell can be positioned in six ride height levels. Its open mouth design removes obstructions to reduce draw time once lifting clothing out of the way.
Its deep concealment is made possible by the flexible, soft straps that tightly hold the firearm close to the lower calf.
The straps are made in USA from perforated neoprene, ballistic nylon and malleable thermoplastic, which further grips the firearm to reduce its movement throughout the day.
If you don’t currently have a Shift Shell, the full ankle holster is the best option, or if you would just like a second shell. If you would prefer to use your existing Shift Shell then we offer the ankle carry expansion pack.
The holster also accommodates and conceals any size handgun that is compatible with the ShapeShift Modular Holster System.
This interconnected combination fuses several carry styles into one cohesive system that uses the same polymer shell in one of two configurations.
This means a Shape Shift Shell can be removed in moments without tools from a strong-side IWB holster or OWB slide holster and transitioned to the ankle holster carry style.
This ankle holster allows the gun owner to get a leg up on lethal threats.
Give it a go. It comes with a 30-day test drive and lifetime warranty.