When it comes to concealing your handgun, the ankle is one of the most discreet and efficient places to carry your weapon. Whether you’re a military veteran or a soccer mom who wants a little more protection in her life the versatility an ankle holster can provide is awesome. (If you’re looking for IWB holsters, bellyband, or shoulder holsters we’ve reviewed them as well).

Trying to find a holster online without trying how it fits your leg as well as how it fits around your weapon can be tough, especially shopping online. In our review of the 17 best concealed carry ankle holsters below, we only list the models that will adjustably fit 99% of the population; you can rest assured this purchase will be the only one you need to make.

To make our list of the best holsters, we considered different attributes. Size, comfort, material, draw angle, and adjustability. If you’re not convinced of your choice, or need help narrowing down between two ankle holsters, there is a buying guide below our reviewed holsters. Happy Concealed Carrying!

Yosoo Ankle Holster

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A major problem that you can run into with ankle holsters in general is that they will slip farther down the ankle, which is not only uncomfortable but risks your rig being seen by someone else. Fortunately, you won’t run into this issue with the Yosoo Health Gear Ankle Holster, which features an extra strap that wraps around the calf to keep your pistol in place, in addition to a hammer strap that secures your firearm. The Yosoo is fully ambidextrous, meaning it can be effortlessly rotated for either your right or left leg. It is designed primarily for .380 or 9mm compact weapons and as such can accommodate the Ruger LCP, SIG P238, S&W Shield, Glock 43, or the Springfield XDS.


Bianchi Holster



The neatest feature, or series of features, about the Bianchi ankle holster is everything that went into it to make it as comfortable to wear as possible. This includes genuine sheep skin that goes into direct contact with your skin or sock, and an elastic neoprene leg strap that measures two inches wide (longer than most other holsters). You also won’t need to worry about your handgun falling out, because of the hard action snaps that don’t allow the gun to wobble and will only permit the weapon to be drawn when you unsnap them. The holster itself is also canted so it will be easier to draw.


Blackhawk Holster



Blackhawk! is a very reputable brand in the firearm accessories world and their ankle holster is no exception. Specific features of this holster that make it well worth the price includes the non-stretch retention strap, the molded thumb break, and the soft knit fabric that is designed to give you the best comfort that you could possibly want out of an ankle holster. When you invest your money in any holster, you want to make sure that it will be one that lasts you for many years while undergoing extreme conditions. You can be rest assured that the ankle holster from Blackhawk! will definitely deliver in this regard.


Bluestone Holster



The Bluestone Ankle Holster is designed to fit .380 ACP semi-automatic pistols and similar weapons such as the Ruger LCP or Kel-Tec P3-AT. Produced entirely in the United States, the Bluestone Ankle Holster is designed to deliver you with optimum comfort thanks to the vegetable tanned sheepskin design on the inside of the holster that will be in direct contact with your skin. Meanwhile, the adjustable holster straps ensures that your pistol will be kept secure while a separate D-ring locking strap ensures overall stability of the holster on your ankle. All in all, this is a superb choice if your concealed carry weapon is a Ruger LCP or a similar sized gun.


ComfortTac Holster



The ComfortTac Ultimate Ankle Holster is called ‘ultimate’ for a reason: it’s designed to carry virtually every kind of semi-automatic pistol or revolver you can think of, including micro .32 or .380 pocket pistols up to compact to full sized 9mm, .40, and .45 pistols and .38 or .357 Magnum revolvers of varying frame sizes. ComfortTac utilizes a neoprene band that is designed to give your ankle protection from the different pressure points. Meanwhile, a retention strap featuring a metal snap ensures that your concealed carry weapon of choice is kept fully secure until it’s time to draw. ComfortTac sells their holster with a thirty day money back guarantee, so you’ll have time to determine whether it’s the best for you.


CISNO Holster



Another ankle holster utilizing an elastic material is the Cisno Concealed Carry Ankle Holster. Like the ComfortTac, this holster is very versatile in that it fits a wide variety of different gun sizes and calibers, including .22, .380, 9mm, and compact .4 and .45 revolvers and snub nose .38 Special revolvers and even medium framed .357 Magnums. The reason why this is possible is because the Cisno utilizes a universal elastic that can effortlessly hold virtually anything reasonable you put into it. Another nice feature about this holster is how it is fully ambidextrous; while some ankle holsters are designed exclusively for the right or left leg, the Cisno can be alternated between the two and work equally as well.


Crossfire Elite



The Crossfire Elite Wrap Holster is designed to offer the best combination of flexibility and comfort. It can fit ankles with a circumference measuring up to sixteen inches, with a number of features intended to maximize comfort. These features include a sheepskin lining on the holster as well as extra padding around the ankle bone area, which not only gives your ankle more relief but also gives it added protection as well. But perhaps the best feature of this holster is its neoprene body, which serves as a moisture barrier against both water and your own perspiration. The benefit of this is that by resisting moisture, your holster will be more snug when wrapped around your ankle.


Depring Concealment



For those of you on a serious budget, the Depring Concealment Ankle Holster will naturally be an attractive option since it retails for only around $12. But does this low price translate to a dip in overall quality? Not at all. The Depring is a fully ambidextrous holster, meaning it can be positioned on either ankle for a right or left hand draw. The holster and strap is constructed out of a ventilated and yet lightweight elastic material designed to provide you with maximum durability, flexibility, and comfort. Another nice feature about this holster is its versatility; while it can certainly be used to store practically any small handgun, it can also just as easily hold a taser, knife, or a can of OC pepper spray.


DeSantis Apache



While ankle holsters are an appealing carry option for many people, for many others they seem to be a recipe for discomfort. DeSantis recognized this and set out to produce a holster that would minimize soreness on the leg. They accomplished this by using an elastic leg band that is designed to not move significantly around the leg unlike other holsters. At the same time, the Velcro thumb break keeps your handgun fully secured in a holster that can work for both small-framed semi-automatics and small snub nose revolvers. This represents a good option for you if you want an ankle holster you can guarantee will not rub against your skin.


D.T.O.M. AH3



While ankle holsters are an appealing carry option for many people, for many others they seem to be a recipe for discomfort. DeSantis recognized this and set out to produce a holster that would minimize soreness on the leg. They accomplished this by using an elastic leg band that is designed to not move significantly around the leg unlike other holsters. At the same time, the Velcro thumb break keeps your handgun fully secured in a holster that can work for both small-framed semi-automatics and small snub nose revolvers. This represents a good option for you if you want an ankle holster you can guarantee will not rub against your skin.


Galco Ankle Glove



While ankle holsters are an appealing carry option for many people, for many others they seem to be a recipe for discomfort. DeSantis recognized this and set out to produce a holster that would minimize soreness on the leg. They accomplished this by using an elastic leg band that is designed to not move significantly around the leg unlike other holsters. At the same time, the Velcro thumb break keeps your handgun fully secured in a holster that can work for both small-framed semi-automatics and small snub nose revolvers. This represents a good option for you if you want an ankle holster you can guarantee will not rub against your skin.


Loglife Concealed



If you’ve done any research with ankle holsters so far, you’ll notice that most of them are designed to fit very small guns such as pocket .380s or snub nose .38 revolvers. If you were wishing to ankle carry a mid to large framed pistol, however, you’ve come to the right place with the Loglife Concealed Tactical Gun Leg Holster. This holster incorporates a universal elastic that can accommodate larger pistols such as the 1911, Glock, HK USP, or the SIG 220 series. It is ambidextrous can be easily swapped for either the right or left leg.


Outbags Holster



Produced out of southern California, the Outbags Ankle Holster is designed primarily to conceal .38 Special snub nose revolvers one of the most unique of its kind on the market. Built out of the highest quality nylon, something that sets the Outbags apart is how it utilizes a neoprene ankle base. In contrast to this, most other ankle holsters utilize an elastic brace, which while comfortable can also stretch over the course of time and cause problems. The neoprene brace from the Outbags will not present you with this issue.


TufForce Concealed



The next holster we will discuss is the TufForce Concealed Ankle Holster. This hoslter is designed for both small to medium framed revolvers and pistols, and is fully adjustable to ensure the best personal fit for you. It features a very soft padded back that is adjustable, while a leg strip that measures two inches wide and ties around your leg above the holster (for extra security) that is also adjustable. In addition, TufForce has installed the holster with a moisture barreir for hot days where you may perspire. The only possible negative to having one of the most adjustable ankle holsters is that it can be somewhat confusing at first to determine which adjustmants do what, but by playing around with it you’ll get the hang of it.


Uncle Mike’s Holster



Another fairly big name in the ankle holster world is Uncle Mike’s. Their law enforcement ankle holster model is a nylon holster that does a superb job of concealing not only small framed pistols but large framed compact models as well. The holster utilizes a soft knit fabric that is very ergonomic to be worn directly against your skin. The closed cell foam material serves a dual purpose as extra padding and as a moisture barrier to protect against perspiration. The retention strap is constructed out of nylon and is designed to provide extra support to the overall holster.


UTG Concealed



This holster system utilizes an adjustable elastic band similar to many other models, only the elastic on the UTG is more heavy duty. UTG also installed this holster with an integral padding that fits nicely with the design and adds much desired comfort. To ensure that the holster and weapon are held secure to your ankle, the Concealed Ankle Holster has a wrap-around strap and loop adjustment that ties around your calf above the holster (this strap is also padded). This ensures that your holster will not rub against your leg even while you’re running or doing other strenuous physical activities.


Windaze Adjustable



Another holster that is designed to accommodate larger framed pistols (1911s, SIG’s, Glocks, etc) available on the market, as we saw with the Loglife Ankle Holster, is the Windaze Adjustable Concealed Universal Ankle Leg Holster. This holster is constructed out of a very heavy duty and durable elastic webbing that secures itself around your left with Velcro. It’s strong enough that you’ll be able to trust it for rugged use. The gun itself is secured with a top strap that is very easy to pull away so you can quickly draw and present the hangun in an emergency situation.


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