You probably heard the comment before: “I’ve got a box full of holsters”. Choosing the most suitable Concealed Carry holster requires a few careful thought reminders. This article offers some guidance for purchasing a rig that is most suitable for you.
So what’s the problem? First of all; there is no such thing as a “perfect holster” which means that you will need to compromise. Using Concealed Carry for taking weekly cash deposits to the bank is significantly different than daily carry practice during all seasons. Your desired holster features will most likely be focused on affects to lifestyle including normal dress appearance, handgun concealment and comfort assurance.
Locating the best holster can result in a search of more than 140 holster manufactures. Popular holster types for Concealed Carry are: Ankle Holster, Belly Band Holster, Inside the Waistband (IWB), Outside the Waistband (OWB), Pocket Holster, Shoulder Holster and Strut Holster. It is advisable to become acquainted with each type to decide which one is most suitable for you.
Wikipedia defines the major holster styles available. A major point, not often considered enough, is gun size and weight; how tolerable is it to carry a 20-30 ounce, 7 inch long, so called “compact”, handgun? A large gun handles comfortably and shoots well at the range, but, it’s not a Concealed Carry gun.
Large caliber handguns are important to some people; however, vital area shot accuracy is most effective for stopping an assailant regardless of cartridge size. After looking at the (above) holster “types”; also plan on buying a holster for full-time Concealed Carry to assure constant protection against unpredictable life-threatening experiences.
IWB holsters can require wearing larger waist size trousers that cause a bulge at the waistline affecting comfort and concealment. Larger size trousers require additional expense and disrupt your dress style. Other holsters that fit tightly around the waist, to help concealment and retention, can cause discomfort. Changing from your normal dress preference to wearing “cover” clothing will interfere with personal appearance and reduce your incentive to carry.
Consider a product that can be worn with your current clothing to provide comfort and access during; driving, sitting and standing with complete freedom of movement while; bending over, walking etc.; without exposing or dropping your weapon. Personal reach restriction due to disabilities and/or body shape has an influence on which holster style to choose. Belly overhang can cause problems with belt type holsters and physical reach limitations can be relieved with proper holster selection.
Thorough considerations of the holster “type” best for you, along with features that provide maximum comfort and concealment wearing ordinary clothing, will help avoid accumulating a box full of holsters and also; if you don’t…you won’t carry. Good hunting and be safe.
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