Sometimes women struggle with concealed carry because, frankly, it’s difficult to conceal a gun while wearing women’s clothing. Stretch fabrics, form-fitting athletic cuts and spaghetti straps do not accommodate handguns very well—that is, unless you get creative and wear an ankle or a thigh holster. With the growing number of female gun buyers—women who most definitely want to carry for personal defense—holster-makers hear the charge loud and clear: Make an ankle or thigh holster that works for a woman’s shape.
Who Wears Ankle Holsters?
Nikki Turpeaux, 5.11’s new Tactical Training Ambassador and CEO of the Get A G.R.I.P. Foundation, likes the ankle holster option. This former Miss Houston now lives in the Atlanta area and carries a Glock 26 in 9mm in a Galco Ankle Glove. “The wide ankle band and very secure Velcro closures are extremely comfortable. It has a sheepskin padding between the holster and ankle, which allows me to wear it for extended periods of time,” said Turpeaux. “I wear it while travelling in my vehicle, out and about and while instructing in any boot-cut business slacks, jeans or khakis. For added security, this holster has a reinforced thumb-break for a quick draw and is molded specifically for my G26. It also comes with a detachable option for additional over-the-calf support,” she added.
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