Paddle holsters are designed as an alternative to the standard belt holster for concealed handguns. While they generally look the same and feature the same options as concealment-belt holsters, the key difference is that paddle holsters do not attach to your belt. Instead, they use a paddle on the back of the holster that is used to slide between your body and your pants. The wide surface area of the "paddle" uses select materials, which create friction to prevent the holster from being pulled up and away when you draw your handgun.
One primary advantage of paddle holsters is that they are easy to put on and off, since you do not need to remove your belt. Anyone wearing a firearm that wants a bit more flexibility may employ paddle holsters thanks to the added convenience. This can be particularly helpful when removing the holster and firearm to sit, and then it’s easy to replace it when needed. This flexibility allows users the option of not even wearing a belt and still using a paddle holster.
However, this advantage also relates to the main disadvantage, which is that paddle holsters are less secure since they are not attached to your belt loops. To help mitigate this risk, some paddles holsters feature a locking mechanism on the paddle that grabs the underside of your belt.
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Ankle holsters are a common type of concealment holster, which are designed to be easily concealed, as well as lightweight and unobtrusive. These holsters are typically designed for subcompact and compact handguns, since they are easier to conceal. Concealment holsters are designed to be worn under clothing – in this case under the pants, on your ankle.
Also known as boot holsters, ankle holsters offer excellent concealment and are often used by those who wish to carry a secondary weapon to back up their primary firearm. Especially when you won’t be carrying your primary weapon but still want to be armed, the ankle holster provides a great option as a highly concealable holster for your firearm. This is particularly great for those hot summer days when you just want to wear a t-shirt or if you choose to tuck your shirt in.
One of the primary drawbacks of ankle holsters is that they are not appropriate for carrying your primary gun, since you can't move while drawing from them. This is important, and is why the focus of these holsters is for use with your secondary or back up guns.
A few other challenges of ankle carry to keep in mind when considering an ankle holster are the following:
- Sometimes the holster will move around on the ankle and will end up out of position. This makes it harder to draw when needed.
- Depending on the size of your ankle, some holsters may not sit quite right and will be uncomfortable, especially if worn for a prolonged amount of time.
- 3. Most importantly, during vigorous activities, such as running, many people find that even a small handgun bounces around too much.
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