Drop Leg Holsters
Ultimate Guide to Drop Leg Holsters
What is a drop leg holster and how does it work
A drop leg holster is a type of holster that attaches to the thigh, as opposed to being worn around the waist or hip. Also called “thigh carry”, drop leg platforms are popular among law enforcement and military personnel as they are used in conjunction with tactical holsters. Drop leg holsters work by attaching a clip or strap to the gun belt while having a holster attached to the thigh rig which is secured by one or more leg straps. This allows the user to draw their firearm more easily and quickly, as it is already in hand.
History of the drop leg holster
The drop leg holster has its origins in the American West, where cowboys and U.S Cavalry needed a way to carry their guns on horseback. The thigh was the natural place to put a holster, as it allowed for a quick draw and was out of the way of the saddle while still being easy to reach. Thigh carry became more popular in the 20th century, as it was adopted by the military and law enforcement and was used for tactical holsters. Today, they are still used by these groups, since traditional belt-mounted hip holsters may be obstructed when wearing bulky body armor and equipment.
When to use a drop leg holster
There are many occasions when a drop leg holster is the best option, from duty use to competition shooting. Here are some times when it makes sense to use one:
When you need quick access to your firearm
A drop leg holster allows you to draw your firearm more quickly than a traditional hip holster worn on a carry belt. This can be important in a self-defense situation, where every second counts.
When you’re carrying a lot of gear
If you’re going on a hike or doing any other activity where you’ll be carrying a lot of gear, it can be helpful to have your firearm attached to your thigh rather than your waist. This will keep it out of the way and allow you to move freely. If you are carrying a lot of gear that you may need to switch from your belt to somewhere else on your body, our TMMS attachment makes it quick and easy to move
How to choose the right drop holster for you
When it comes to choosing the right drop holster for you, there are a few things to consider such as:
The first thing to consider is what type of firearm you will be using with the holster. Some holsters are designed specifically for certain types of firearms, so make sure you choose one that is compatible with your gun.
Your body type
Not all drop leg holsters are created equal. Some drop leg holsters are designed for people with larger thighs, while others are more suited for smaller legs. Make sure you choose a drop leg holster that is comfortable and fits your body type correctly.
Your activity level
If you plan on using your thigh holster during strenuous activities, choose a holster that is made from durable materials and can handle a lot of wear and tear.
How to wear a drop leg holster
When wearing a leg holster you’ll want to make sure you have the drop leg holster in the right position and that it fits properly. This will ensure your drop leg holster stays in place as you move and allows you to draw your gun quickly and easily.
Adjust the thigh strap or clip accordingly
The thigh strap or clip that holds the holster in place should be adjusted so that it is tight against your thigh. Thigh straps should be worn as high as possible on the thigh to prevent the holster from rotating but not so tight that it becomes uncomfortable. We have built our drop leg platform with a swivel loop buckle that allows for a full range of motion without compromising comfort or stability.
If you’re considering using a drop leg holster, make sure you choose the right one for you and wear it correctly by following these tips.
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