Best Drop Leg Holster Pros & Cons
1) No need to remove belt or pants.
You don’t have to worry about your clothing getting caught in the trigger guard.
2) Your firearm stays put when not in use.
3) There are no sharp edges on the gun which could potentially cause injury if it accidentally went into something else (like skin).
4) There is minimal risk of dropping the gun while wearing it.
5) It’s comfortable to wear even during strenuous activities like running, hiking, biking etc.
1) If you’re carrying a large amount of ammunition, then you might want to consider buying a separate magazine pouch for your pistol.
2) If you carry a revolver, then you’ll probably want to buy a second holster for it.
3) It doesn’t offer any additional protection against accidental discharge.
4) You may have to purchase extra holsters if you plan on using different types of firearms.
5) It’s a little difficult to re-holster the gun.
How to Use a Drop Leg Holster
Thigh holsters are normally worn on the inside of your leg, just below the waistline or on the outside of your thigh near the top. The lower position is ideal for cross-draw and the higher location is better for strong side carry.
However, you may have to experiment a bit to find the most comfortable position for your body type. You’ll also want to make sure that you can easily reach your pistol with your strong hand.
If you’re using an inside the pants holster, you’ll need to wear baggier pants to accommodate the holster and gun. If you’re using an outside the pants holster, then you may need to tuck in your shirt so that the gun doesn’t print (i.e. create a bulge at the location of your gun).
You may also want to wear a jacket to further conceal the gun.
With either type of holster, you’ll need to practice re-holstering your gun until you become proficient.
What is Drop Leg Holster?
Thigh holsters are holsters which are worn strapped around the thigh, usually on the inside or outside of the thigh. They are sometimes equipped with a pass through or loop so that they can be secured in place, such as under a pant leg. In military use, these thigh holsters are usually issued to snipers or other specialized units who may need to quickly conceal a large weapon, yet easily access it while prone or other positions making a normal belt holster impractical.
What are the Pros and Cons of a Drop Leg Holster?
The advantage of a drop leg holster is that it allows you to conceal a large pistol or revolver on your person without drawing attention. The disadvantage is that they can be uncomfortable and get in the way during normal activity, not to mention if you need to run or engage in strenuous activity the gun will just flop around.
What is the Best Holster for Carrying a Handgun?
In my opinion the best holster is one that fits your needs for carrying. I have several different holsters for my pistols because I like to rotate what I carry and how I carry it. To me having a few holsters of each type is perfect because I can choose exactly what I am in the mood for that day. As long as you get a good quality holster with solid retention and aren’t going to be tortured by it all day, then you should be fine.
This is just my opinion though and if you are in law enforcement, military, or some other line of work that requires you to wear a certain type of holster, then obviously that is what you need to wear unless you have options.
Whatever holster you decide on, make sure that it is of good quality and a reputable brand. I have had cheap holsters destroy my finish on my pistols. Just something to keep in mind when choosing one.
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Remember that your choice of gear is an important one when it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones during a dangerous situation. Take the time to choose wisely and don’t skimp on quality because you never know, you may have to save your life or someone else’s with it one day.
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