Ankle Concealment Holster for small semi-auto pistols

My AMT Backup .380 is a small enough semi-auto pistol to be properly termed a “pocket gun”, and the pocket holster I use with it is usually great for carrying it VERY concealed. As light as is is, however, there are sometimes when I wear “exercise pants”, or lounge type wear with no belt that will not support the weight sufficiently. When I walk out to get my morning paper, it is usually still dark, there is a lot of traffic on the road,of who knows what all types, and we often have wandering skunks between me and the mailbox – and at least once a big rattlesnake – so I would like to be able to “carry” the small pistol in warmer months when I won’t be wearing a jacket with big pockets. By the way, when I told the story about the rattler to our city manager and told him I almost had to ask “forgiveness” for violating the city ordinance against discharging a firearm, he told me he considered killing a rattlesnake to fall under the Texas “Castle Law” that gives homeowners the right to use deadly force to defend themselves or their property!

This ankle holster offers reasonable concealment for small semi-auto pistols, like my AMT .380 Backup

This ankle holster offers reasonable concealment for small semi-auto pistols, like my AMT .380 Backup

The latest option I am trying is an ankle holster that attaches with a wide velcro strap. It is designed for small autos, and holds the .380 Backup well – even has a retention strap. While not especially designed for it, and a bit heavier, my .45 ACP DAO Backup can also be carried in the same holster.

Attachment is via a wide velcro strap, which is comfortable and secure.

Attachment is via a wide velcro strap, which is comfortable and secure.

So far, this seems like the solution I was looking for, and I carried the .380 in this holster on my last woods trip, instead of in a front pocket.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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