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^^^ yep

The G-30 is in a pancake holster on my garrison belt under my duty belt. The Safariland duty holster is actually just foreword of the 3:00 position. (My trigger is in line with the seam in my trousers)

It's NOT a light set-up! And these days I rarely carry the BUG.


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I know at one time, the Troopers of the KY State Police used to have their uniforms altered for a BUG that was issued.

I believe the two places was on their ankle or the inside of their duty shirt.

I used to have a Guns and Weapons of LE magazine where they were featured. It was a great write up regarding the organization. It must have been the last year or so I finally tossed it into the recycle bin.

This was a topic of discussion at my last agency. The Dept was in the process of ordering external vest carriers and one of the topics/concerns was if and where a BUG could be carried.

"External vest carriers make life even easier. A quality holster attached to the inside of the vest on the support side keeps a BUG secure and accessible at the same time. For many officers, carrying to the support side of their trauma plate is a comfortable and concealable location. From this spot, the BUG can be drawn from any position and while moving." (Police1.com)

The only concern/drawback is if an Officer gets in an accident and the air bag is deployed? Could carrying it this way cause any additional damage to an Officer if the air bag is deployed?
 
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There's enough crap hanging off my chest these days, with bodycam, shoulder mic, front pocket contents, etc., that if an airbag goes off, I don't think the J-Frame is going to make it any worse.
 
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I always carried a 442 in my left front pocket. This gave either hand access to a gun. I organized my duty belt to maximize clearance.
 
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I used an ankle holster that was on the boot and threaded into the laces and also had a neoprene strap with Velcro . I think it was a galco brand…just looked it up, it was a g and g boot lock holster.
We wore professional uniform and I’m/was skinny so the revolver didn’t show. I did get smooth wooden grips because the pants leg would get snagged with rubber grips

https://www.amazon.com/Gould-G...olster/dp/B01N13E0SG



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When I did the ankle rig, I had a seamstress split the seam on my pants and put velcro in its place so I could tear away the pants leg to access the gun. But I never felt really comfortable (despite a good quality holster) with ankle carry after I witnessed a buddy kick an S&W Model 60 down the street while chasing a guy. And I was with a Detective in a restaurant in plain clothes and went we left the booth, he lost a Colt snub off an ankle rig and kicked it out into the aisle. That was the high point of the meal! Eek


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Back when I carried the G26, I used a Galco Ankle Glove, and that thing was excellent. I had heard the horror stories, and was always cognzent of the possibilities, but that thing never let me down, even during foot pursuits, mucking though swamps, or rolling around with people on the ground. It's a darn good holster. If I didn't have to worry about the circulation in my feet now, I'd still be using it.

Sadly, Galco didn't makes one for the P320, so I had to switch to a Desantis nylon holster for "small autos". It worked fine...I still never lost the gun...but it never instilled the same confidence as that Ankle Glove.
 
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