A concealed ankle holster is a great concealed carry holster choice for small handguns. These holsters come in a variety of sizes and build to fit anyone comfortably. However, there are always things you can do to make it more comfortable to wear your holster. Below are some tips that both men and women can use to make it easier to access your concealed weapon and make the holster more comfortable to wear.
No matter what your concealed ankle holster is made out of, if you wear it for hours on end, it is likely to start chafing at some point. One way to prevent this is to wear long socks underneath your holster. How long do the socks need to be? They just need to be long enough that the holster is not touching your skin. Generally, most men’s socks (that are not ankle socks) and women’s socks will work for this. It is also best to not wear thin socks. Breathable cotton or acrylic blends are probably your best option.
Your pants should be loose-fitting below the knee. This will make it easier to grab your weapon when you need it most. Bootcut jeans are one of the best jean styles to make this work. Most men’s jeans are already in the bootcut style. Women may need to look for jeans that are specifically listed as bootcut.
Also, when wearing bootcut jeans and an ankle holster at the same time, it is best to not wear boots. Wearing boots can make it more difficult to reach your weapon. Instead, try to wear low shoes. Most sneakers should work well for this.
If trouble appears, it is important that you are able to get to your weapon quickly and easily. By wearing long socks and bootcut pants, it will be much easier to do so. These clothing options can make all the difference between getting to your gun in time and being too late to help.