Alessi Ankle Holster Review

There are holster makers and then there is Lou Alessi.  Alessi has made his living producing the world’s finest leather holsters for decades.  His designs reflect the knowledge gained from countless hours of studying the products of previous generations.

One of the gems Alessi offers in his standard line of holsters is an ankle holster.  What separates the Alessi ankle holster from others on the market is the thought put into making it.

The construction of the Alessi ankle holster is a leather backing sewn to a heavy felt lining.  Attached to the leather backing is the actual holster, which is made of molded cowhide.  The beauty of the design is that the retention for the pistol increases as the holster is snuggly wrapped around the ankle.

I’ve found that it sits lower on the ankle than other brands.  The upside is that it makes it is easier to draw.  The negative is that you need to make sure your pant’s leg covers the holster.  The Alessi ankle holster also tucks the butt of the pistol tight against your leg to prevent printing and keeps the pistol from banging into things as you walk.

Another often overlooked attribute of the Alessi ankle holster is the fastening method.  Many manufacturers, like Alessi, use hook and loop.  However, the Alessi rig has a metal loop so that you can pull the leather strap snug before securing it to the leather holster backing.

Having worn the Alessi ankle holster for many years for long hours at a time, I forget that I’m wearing it.  To borrow an overused cliché, I can honestly say that the Alessi ankle holster fits like glove.

Also see the Alessi Ankle Holster Review Part 2.

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  1. The Crazy Setter - Sample Time on Thu, 17th Feb 2011 8:52 am 

    [...] by sound, I wheeled back and took a long poke at him. Down he came. Luckily, I was wearing an Alessi Ankle Holster so that I don’t have to worry about losing my firearm in the [...]

  2. The Crazy Setter – Marketing Articles Today on Thu, 17th Feb 2011 9:15 am 

    [...] by sound, I wheeled back and took a long poke at him. Down he came. Luckily, I was wearing an Alessi Ankle Holster so that I don’t have to worry about losing my firearm in the [...]

  3. Selecting and Wearing the Best Ankle Holster | EDC Items.com on Wed, 6th Apr 2011 6:35 pm 

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  4. The Crazy Setter on Mon, 26th Sep 2011 8:20 am 

    [...] by sound, I wheeled back and took a long poke at him. Down he came. Luckily, I was wearing an Alessi Ankle Holster so that I don’t have to worry about losing my firearm in the [...]

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