Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.

MDTS Concealed Carry Principles


PRACTICAL CONCEALED CARRY- ANKLE: While common for back up guns, there are situations and events where waist mounted, even tuckable holster carry of the primary #EDC firearm can be problematic. Ankle carry is an option that should be studied and can be utilized for such situations. Some considerations for ankle carry: 1) It's a compromise- The gun is far from your hands so draw time will be doubled or tripled without A LOT of practice. Wear it around home for 8hr or more and iron out any issues prior to going live in public. Few things are more noticeable than someone constantly messing with their lower leg. 2) The taller (from top of rear sight to bottom of magwell), thicker and heavier the handgun the more uncomfortable and more it will print. I've seen people ankle carry guns way too big for their body type and it showed. Again, comprise a little to live your life. It's about living and enjoying a safe lifestyle to the fullest not limiting yourself because of "what if" situations. 3) Holster- should be rigid with some type of retention strap. Running is still the number one defense when possible. Without a retention strap these guns can come out during dynamic movement or grounded grappling and without some type of rigid backer the points and edges of the gun pressing into the ankle gets old quick. 4) Some type of sheepskin padding vs a straight neoprene only cuff – helps with comfort and moisture management over long duration. 5) Inside of support side leg-this position seems to work best for strong hand access both on the feet and when grounded and on your back (like you've been knocked down). 5) Bring your hands to the gun not the gun to your hands-lower yourself by kneeling or squatting to access. Attempting to balance on one foot accessing the pistol while in danger is not recommended. 6) Skinny jeans or tapered pants- Styles have changed with some jeans and dress suits being more tapered, consider this when buying. 7) A textured sock will provide friction and help limit movement vs. a smooth dress sock 8) Do your research-ask around to people who ankle carry regularly prior to buying. @glockinc #G42 in a #galcoankleglove #mdts #training #picofday #CCW

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