Drop Leg Holsters Uses & Practical Situations
I want to put this out here and say, drop leg holsters are not a bad product and serve a very useful purpose – but what is that purpose? Many people see SWAT teams and military personnel running around with all their gear, AR-15’s, Glocks with flashlights, and (you guessed it) drop leg holsters. For some, that sets off a light bulb and they think since those guys have it, then they need it. Because remember the “golden rule,” everything the police and military use is the best! (insert sarcasm)
This article was inspired by someone I know, asking about a drop leg holster. I questioned them as to why they wanted a drop leg holster and he simply said, “because it was ‘better’.” This particular person has short arms and in order to use a drop leg holster, he would have to do an “I’m a little tea pot” move to even reach his firearm.
If you are someone who simply shoots at the range on the weekend only, a drop leg holster is probably not a practical solution for you. It is also very important to train how you plan to carry. If you are going to conceal most of the time, then train that way. Don’t short change yourself by using a drop leg holster, when in reality you will never wear one in a life and death situation.
That being said, do what’s best or right for you and your situation.