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Are Thigh Holsters (you know, for women) Hollywood B.S. Or Actually A Good Option?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by damien, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. damien

    damien Member

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    I'm not talking tactical thigh holsters, but the kind that is worn under a grament. Been seeing them in movies forever. Maverick, Mr. And Mrs. Smith, now Burn Notice, etc. Is this just typical Hollywood B.S. like shooting two guns at once and shooting "gansta" style, or is it actually a good concealment option for a woman in a skirt or a guy in a kilt :eek:?
     
  2. Kind of Blued

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    I don't know, but I like them. :)

    ...on women! :uhoh:
     
  3. Code3GT

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    I love Burn Notice but havent noticed the thigh holster? Is it Fiona that wears one? Have a pic you can post for reference?
     
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    +1 to loving Burn Notice. +10 to needing a picture.
     
  5. Bennett Prescott

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    I was about to ask the same thing in a new thread about ankle holsters in general... I wanted to carry a back up gun that way, but all the holsters I've tried have been total crap. Bulky, prone to slipping down your leg (limping around with a gun around your ankle is NOT COOL). One of the "movie style" ones with a garter around the top of the calf might work... but where to find a good maker?
     
  6. Soldiersurfs

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    It might look hot on TV , but I thing outer thigh and it would be pretty hard not to print and inner theigh would make walking akward. And I cant imagine being able to draw it efficiently or discreetly.
     
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    Probably not quite what you're talking about, huh?

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    Well, if Lori likes it, I guess there's a lot to like!

    Thanks for the link to the Galco, Soldiersurfs. They don't make it for the LCP, maybe I'll have to buy a gun to fit a holster... ;)
     
  11. damien

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    Fiona from Burn Notice:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30442046@N05/2897245581/

    This is after she pulls the strap. On the strap is a pink flower.

    Unfortunately, there is no longer shot of this, we assume it is her because she has the Walther in the next shot of her sitting in the car. I think this might be the only place we have seen her holster, the gun just appears in future scenes without additional explanation.
     
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    I've got an AnkleGlove and it carries a Model 49 like it's not even there
     
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    Ooooooooooooooooooooh Fiona! I love Burn Notice!
     
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    Might work for dudes wearing Kilts :D
     
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    thanks Damien, the visual defintely helps. I did a quick search and there was a patent for a shorts/holster combo that sounded pretty functional. I'm thinking the inventor has cargo shorts with an integrated thigh holster involved and access from a pocket. Interesting to say the least!

    Great pic of Lara Croft BTW :)
     
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    Hey, I can actually contribute to this one

    As a person of Scottish descent, I do occasionally wear a kilt
    In that sometimes I have also been required to be armed on these occasions (It's involved, I won't go into it), I do happen to have a garter holster.

    I have to agreed with Kind of Blued, I prefer them on women.

    However, the holster does work, though you will know it is there as you walk, and the draw is not terribly compromised, though I have to practice at it a few times, as it is so markedly different from any other holster I use.

    Hope this helps
     
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    One of these?

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    Considering how close fitting a woman's clothes are, I think thigh holsters are impractical. It's much harder for a woman to conceal a handgun than a guy. We guys can be slobs and still look good (in our eyes). Womens' fashion tends to dictate tighter clothes to show off their figure. Of course, if she's smart, she'll wear looser fitting clothes that allows her to CCW (and not in a silly purse that may be snatched).
     
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    If Rosie O'Donnell had one, she could wear a Super Redhawk down to the thickness of a dime just by walking to Starbucks.
     
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    I wanna know how these things stay in place instead of migrating down to your knees in a bunch....
     
  24. nalioth

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    Have you never heard of a garter belt?
     
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    I strongly suspect that they would only work to hold small guns and only for women with slim legs -- neither heavy nor muscular -- and a broad bony structure in her pelvis. Both heavy and narrow-hipped women have problems with their legs rubbing together as they walk.

    I have NEVER, not even when at my ideal weight, been able to keep thigh-high stockings from sliding down and falling off. A thigh is normally a tapered cylinder and the only stop where a garter can be securely fastened without the use of the special glue used for medical compression stockings is immediately above the knee. On the knee joint is not a good place for a gun.
     
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