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4th February 2008, 01:39
will a new defender fit in a holster made for an Officers ACP? bianchi makes a ankle holster called the ranger and bianchi does not list the defender as a gun that they make holsters for. but they make holsters to fit the officers ACP will this work?
4th February 2008, 07:26
A Defender will fit in a OACP holster, with 1/2 inch of extra length room. However, the Defender loaded weighs over 30 ozs. With the ankle rig you are going over 2 pounds. It may not seem like a lot of weight, however two pounds is a significant amount on an ankle. And ankle holsters are very slow on the draw. In the days of bell bottom trousers, one could get away with an ankle rig without significant printing or cuffs riding over or getting hung up on the gun. With todays clothing, it is near impossible to hide the gun, or draw the gun with one hand.
You may have ample reason for the choice of an ankle rig. However if you have a choice, I would seriously consider another method of carry.
4th February 2008, 08:50
I am going to use it as a back up weapon what would you suggest. it makes a lot of sense about the ankle holster. if it is that cumbersome I cant imagine what would happen if I got in a foot pursuit .
4th February 2008, 09:18
Uniform Duty, a weak side pocket holster, to be utilized in a jacket or trousers.
Plain Clothes Duty or off duty, above would apply. Or a cross draw holster on weak side which would be available to both hands.
In the winter time, my hand can be in my jacket pocket clutching my back up and no one notices. Summertime wear, in trousers with same effect. My back up has saved me twice in close encounters. Wherein my strong side gun was inaccessible due to being pinned by assailants.
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