Since the bodyguard lineup of pistols first become popular I was fascinated with it. The first time I saw it in person I was bringing it home. With such a compact design and excellent reliability it was perfect for ankle carry.
Not so big that it’s uncomfortable yet sturdy enough to handle serious recoil it’s the perfect gun for ultimate concealment. I just needed to find an ankle holster that’s comfortable enough to wear all day long.
Luckily I scoured the web and found a few of the best bodyguard 380 ankle holsters money can buy. Don’t Worry! You don’t have to spend a lot of cash to buy a great ankle holster.
What’s The Best Bodyguard 380 Ankle Holster?
There’s a fine line between the best and worst ankle holsters on the market. When you’re driving, working and moving all day you need to find a holster that’s going to be comfortable all day.
You don’t have to suffer in silence with an uncomfortable ankle holster. All of the following holsters are going to be perfect for your new bodyguard pistol.
1) Desantis Die Hard Ankle Rig
Desantis Die Hard Ankle Rig is by far the best Bodyguard 380 ankle holster. It’s the only ankle holster on the market specifically designed for the bodyguard. All the rest of the holsters have universal sizes for medium framed pistols.
Desantis really does make one heck of a holster. Their Die Hard Ankle Rig is made out of premium top grain saddle leather with a protective coating overtop. Designed specifically for law enforcement the Die Hard holster is guaranteed to handle some serious abuse.
With its smooth leather lining you don’t have to worry about damaging your gun. Plus the smooth surface offers a silky smooth draw.
The neoprene leg band is what really makes this holster worth the price. Padded with foam and lined with sheepskin you won’t have to worry about chafing and rubbing. There’s no other ankle holster that comes close to the quality of this Desantis Die Hard Holster.
2) Desantis Apache Medium Frame Ankle Rig
Unfortunately there aren’t a lot of companies that are making ankle holsters specifically for the bodyguard 380. Luckily, the bodyguard 380 will fit into just about any small-medium frame ankle holster designed for semi-autos.
That gives you a wide range of products from absolute junk to better than you’d expect from a universal holster. Unless you plan on regularly switching your concealed carry gun(which I don’t recommend) I would go with the above Die Hard Holster over this apache universal holster.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy a universal ankle holster for the bodyguard. The Apache holster is affordable, downright comfortable and offers a secure fit.
If you’ve never bought a Desantis holster you’re missing out. For the price they’re hard to beat. Desantis is known for making excellent holsters at an affordable price.
Personally I would go with the Apache Rig designed to fit medium framed semi-autos. The small framed holster is just a little to tight for my liking.
With its overly wide elastic leg band you don’t have to worry about your gun rocking and rubbing on your ankle. This thing is downright comfortable.
With a slim design you won’t have to worry about printing in jeans. There’s not much more you could ask for out of a ankle holster.
3) Uncle Mike’s Off Duty Ankle Holster
Uncles Mikes holsters have always been popular in the law enforcement community(and for good reason). Uncle Mikes holsters are extremely durable for the price, but it’s not as comfortable as the above desantis holster.
The secondary strap that further secures your gun just isn’t comfortable in standard shoes. However it is actually perfect in standard duty boots or work boots.
That being said, the cinch down design really does keep your gun secure on the move. With its hook and loop adjustment you don’t have to worry about your gun rocking on your ankle. Uncle Mikes size 1 holster should be the perfect size for your bodyguard.
The wraparound design guarantees a snug fit, but the knit fabric could be a little less abrasive. Definitely wear thick socks when using this holster.
To further stabilize your gun Uncle Mike included a removable calf strap. That’s paired with the durable nylon retention strap and reinforced thumb break. Unlike cheap universal holsters the thumb break is designed to withstand serious abuse.
4) Creatrill Universal Ankle Holster
You’ll find generic universal ankle holsters at just about any gun store. They’re cheap and uncomfortable, but they get the job done. I would probably go with one of the holsters listed above unless you’re on a seriously tight budget.
That being said there is one universal ankle holster that most people I’ve talked to seem to love. This ankle holster offers a sturdy design for the price.
They really did try to make a high quality holster when designing this product. There’s loads of padding to protect your ankle/calf and it’s actually pretty comfortable. It’s easy to adjust and big enough to fit my oversized legs so it has that going for it.
Durability isn’t going to be a problem if you only occasionally ankle carry. What can you really ask for at this price. If you use this holster everyday you’ll eventually have issues with the retention strap. Other than that this is actually a pretty nice holster.
Choosing Ankle Holsters
Choosing your ankle holster is easier said than done. You need to find the perfect balance of comfort, conceal-ability, durability and security. Nobody wants to accidentally show off their gun at church or in the office. Here are a few things you need to consider when looking for ankle holsters.
Comfort is by far the most important factor when looking for ankle holsters. Ankle holsters are notoriously uncomfortable if you don’t get the right fit. Finding the right fit is all about the band. You need to find a band that’s both easy to adjust and reinforced with thick padding.
If you can find the right fit all your other needs should fall into place. The gun will be more secure and easier to conceal. Nobody should ever be able to know that you have a gun on your ankle.