A properly adjusted thigh holster will sit high enough to clear your body armor or side pouches and allow you to draw comfortably in any position, including seated, prone, or lying down. It will also reduce the likelihood that it becomes inadvertently positioned behind your knees while moving or running, causing rotation and movement of the gun inside the holster.
Measure Your Thigh
While a thigh holster womens may not be ideal for concealment, it can offer quick and easy access to your firearm. However, if you carry your gun this way, you must ensure that the holster fits properly.
Start by measuring around your thigh. Stand erect, with your feet shoulder-width apart, and find the thickest part of your thigh, usually on the front side of the leg. Wrap a tape measure around this area, ensuring it is snug but not tight, and record the measurement.
This measurement will construct a custom thigh holster that will sit comfortably against your body while offering a secure fit. The thigh holster can then be mounted to the platform with the included fasteners, or you can mount it directly on your belt using the belt loops. Either option is acceptable, though a thigh holster mounted to the platform will allow you to quickly swap between them without needing additional hardware.
Pull the Straps Up
A thigh holster, also known as a drop leg holster, rests high on your thigh and is secured by straps (and belt loops if the model you choose has them). They are popular among women who want to conceal carry while wearing skirts or dresses.
Secure the thigh straps tightly enough to keep the holster in place but not so tight that they cut off circulation or are uncomfortable. If your model has belt loops, pull them up and fasten them around your belt.
Test the holster out to see how it feels while moving around at home or in public. Practice drawing from the holster to get used to its position and the movement of your arms when carrying a gun. Doing this will help you train for active retention draws when the time comes. It will also help you determine whether the holster is comfortable enough to wear for long periods.
Secure the Holster to Your Thigh
Thigh holsters, also called drop leg holsters, typically attach to your belt and run down your thigh. They can be worn for concealed carry, especially when wearing skirts or dresses, and are one of the most effective ways to carry your firearm.
When concealing a thigh holster, it must sit well below your hip and above where your hand hangs naturally at a natural position. This will make it easier to draw your firearm when needed and will help to prevent printing in your clothing.
Thigh holsters are usually secured to your thigh with straps that can be tightened or loosened. These straps must be tightly secure but not so tight as to restrict circulation or create pressure points on your thigh. You can fasten your holster to your belt once you have a comfortable, secure fit. Some models of thigh holsters come with an additional magazine pouch on the thigh platform, giving you the option for additional storage.
Fasten the Holster to Your Belt
A thigh holster, also known as a drop leg holster, sits inside your pants and lower legs to allow you to carry openly or concealed. Most people find this holster more comfortable than having a gun in a waistband or pocket.
Grab the straps at the back of your leg to fasten your thigh holster and pull them tight. Ensure they are tight enough to anchor the holster in place but not so tight that they restrict circulation.
When you are done, you can fasten the holster to your belt. It is important to note that you should only do this after your holster is secure on your thigh and is comfortable for extended periods. Doing so will prevent it from rotating when you are sitting, kneeling, or prone and will keep your firearm from being in the way of your movement. It is also more comfortable than having it resting by your ankle.