The 4 Best Ankle Holsters for Glock 27 — Reviews 2022

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So you want an ankle holster for your Glock 27. Well, you’ve made a good choice. See, ankle holsters conceal a small firearm under the wearer’s pants, above the footwear.  The advantages are that you don’t have to wear a jacket over your shirt to conceal you gun, if you are in a hot climate, or if you work in an office environment where you can’t have your shirt untucked.

For police officers, the ankle holster offers a place to hold their backup gun. Ankle holsters offer an advantage if you are seated in a vehicle, or at a desk, where drawing a firearm from a belt can be more difficult than from a standing position. Ankle holsters also offer high concealability, in that with the exception of those weirdoes with foot fetishes, most people do not look at people’s feet and ankles. Printing (the outline of the gun through clothes) will be negligible unless you are wearing yoga pants, and flashing, in which clothing rides up and exposes a gun, should not be a problem.

Here are our recommendations for the 4 best ankle holsters for Glock 27 handguns on the market:

Galco Ankle Glove / Ankle Holster for Glock 26, 27, 33 by Galco Gunleather

This product is made in the USA, and features a sheepskin lined neoprene band which fastens around the ankle with Velcro closures. The holster is made of black leather, and has a thumb break retention strap (Level II Retention, which means use of a restraining strap in addition to friction hold to keep the gun in place). The neoprene band will fit on people with up to 13 inch diameter ankles. Note how the neoprene sleeve conforms well to your leg to prevent slippage, and it is concealable under jeans or dress pants. You may want to try wearing short ankle socks, as over the calf socks can slide down, taking the holster with them. This holster is comfortable and doesn’t chafe or pull hairs out of your legs. There is a calf strap available–which is not included–that might be useful to keep the holster in place. Users have noted they have run and waded through water with this holster, and it stayed in place. (By the way, as a side note, Glocks keep working after immersion, even in saltwater.)

DeSantis Glock 26/27/33 Apache Ankle Holster by DeSantis Gunhide

Simple, sleek, and durable are the best ways to describe this holster It is inexpensive and features a sheepskin lined elastic leg band for comfort and a snug fit. The holster is squared off rather than tapered, made of black nylon, and has a Velcro thumb break for Level II retention. It is inexpensive, comfortable to wear, offers maximum concealment with no printing, and holds the gun securely in place. Without a doubt, this is one of the best Glock 27 ankle holsters.

Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement Kodra Nylon Ankle Holster with Retention Strap

This holster and ankle sleeve are made of durable Kodra (Cordura) nylon with Velcro closures, and has a Level II Velcro retention strap. All of the Velcro straps are very wide, for maximum grip, and the exterior of the holster is covered with Velcro, allowing the wearer to adjust the retention strap to their own preference for maximum hold. This rig also features a calf strap. Soft fabric and closed cell foam padding ensure comfort against the skin. It is comfortable and securely keeps your gun in place even when running. Don’t use the holster beyond the scope of its intended purposes. If you try wearing a .50 Desert Eagle on your ankle in this holster, you will be disappointed in this and probably any other ankle holster. A gun that is too big and heavy is not intended for carry in an ankle holster.

Bear Armz Tactical Ankle Holster

This holster is made in the good old US of A. The holster is nylon, with Velcro closures and has a neoprene ankle sleeve which is noted to not stretch over time like elastic materials. It is very comfortable to wear, and has a Velcro retention strap. It is most comfortable with over the calf socks but don’t report slippage. It is inexpensive, and durable. Secure, discreet and solidly constructed are among the descriptions.

Qualities to look for in the best ankle holster for Glock 27 pistols:

Durability- you want to get years of use out of the holster, not spend money on something that is going to fall apart in a few months.

  • Snug fit on the ankle so it doesn’t bounce or come loose when running or climbing stairs.
  • Minimal printing for concealability.
  • Slim profile so the pant leg can be moved out of the way for quick access.
  • Comfort so you won’t hesitate to wear it (if you are going to carry, always carry), no chafing or abrasion on your skin.
  • Price- the cost should justify the quality and amount of service you will get from it.


It is an understatement to say it is advisable to learn to draw from an ankle holster. Live training is of course the best choice; don’t rely on the University of YouTube for training for something so critical. You Tube videos are a great way to learn how to make a good pie crust, or to keep the rice from turning out sticky; not for learning how to respond in what could be a life or death matter for you are someone else. Practice, practice, practice to build muscle memory- the ability to draw quickly from an ankle holster must become a learned response which can be performed under stress. Do that, and your ankle-holstered Glock 27 can prove to be one of the most valuable things you own.

Stay Safe.

About the author:

David A. Porter is an adjunct instructor in Criminal Justice, and a licensed clinician who provides substance abuse and anger management counseling to criminal offenders, and treatment of PTSD in victims of violent and sexually based crimes. He is a gun owner, avid shooter, and second amendment advocate.

  • Owner of, Boyd Smith is a major handgun enthusiast, and although he owns Glocks, he prefers the revolving wheel type. His go-to guns are a Smith & Wesson 642 Performance Center for carry and a Ruger GP100 in the nightstand biometric safe (he has kids). He loads both revolvers with old-school 148-grain Federal Gold Medal .38 wadcutters. It’s OK if you think he’s a wimp. Email him.

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