The Bug Bite Holster is a holster with a funny name but much promise.
Here’s what I found while reviewing the Bug Bite Holsters Leg Holster.
Today’s market for holsters offers the concealed carrier with many options previously unheard of. Personal preferences, body types, clothing choices, weapon choice and physical activity of the purchaser must be taken into consideration for any holster purchase.
The Bug Bite Holster is a neoprene holster with tough stitching that pulls up onto your calf. When you zip up the side zipper, you now have a holster that will hold a small-sized pistol or hammerless revolver on the inside of your leg. A separate pocket on the outer part of the holster is for a spare magazine. Now, that is quite handy.
Measuring for the holster is as simple as measuring around the thickest part of your calf. You then choose the size your calf measurement best fits. Size A is 12″-14″, B is 14″-15.5″, C is 15.5″-17″, D is 17′-18″, and E is 18″19″.
I received both size A and size B to try out for the Bug Bite Holsters review. A handy tape measure comes with each holster. I am a slim 14.5″ at the thickest part of my calf. Size B was a bit looser than I would like for normal walking, and the size A fit better. The size chart diagram is below.
Who would be best served by the Bug Bite Holster?
Since the holster keeps your weapon easily accessible from a seated position, anyone who drives or sits for long periods of time would have quick access using this holster. Pocket holsters and other designs might get locked behind your back or in your pocket while seated, but the Bug Bite Holster shines brightly in contrast.
Talking functionality, I found out that a revolver with an external hammer or any pistol with sharp edges may snag into the holster fabric, which will essentially jam the weapon in the holster. For this holster, it’s best to stick with hammerless revolvers and pistols with no sharp edges or corners. In addition, while the holster has no active retention strap, the elastic material is meant to hold the weapon in place. An optional removable retention strap, in my opinion, would be a worthy addition.
The picture below shows what weapons will fit the Bug Bite Holster.
How does the Bug Bite Holster fit the author?
Well, I tried both size A and B Bug Bite Holsters. With my slim build, I did find that even with the tight size A holster, the holster tended to want to end up lower on my ankle than I cared for after walking down stairs or other more vigorous activities. Putting any holster on a moving body appendage will cause inertia and gravity to really test that product. I would not jog while wearing one, but for more sedentary environments like offices or driving, the holster stays put for me.
When using this holster, lightweight pistols such as the Ruger LCP reign supreme. Heavier weapons like the Kahr PM9 caused more movement.
In ending this review, I think the Bug Bite Holsters fit a great spot in the concealed carry market for a more specialized use case.
My advice? Try one for yourself and see if the Bug Bite Holster is right for you. With their great customer service, you don’t have to worry about hassle or buyer’s remorse.