What to look for in a concealed carry holster
It takes good judgment
To find the right concealed carry holster for you. The key to finding the right one is to realize that it is not the holster’s job top get the fit right. It is just a holster. The right fit for you comes from your judgment and determining if the design will work for you or not.
The other key to finding the right concealed carry holster is if it doesn’t feel right then it is not the right one for you. You will just be wasting your money even though the holster looks good and is made of some very fine materials
Keep in mind that you have an unlimited amount of holster options so the hard part of the search is finding that one that is best for you. There are a lot to try on.
What to look for
Since all body types are not the same, concealed carry holsters are not going to be the same. You will need some patience in finding just the right one for you. This is not a time to be in a hurry or cheap.
A good quality holster will last you a long time. To help your search here are some tips to guide you.
- You need the right fit- not just for your body but for the gun you want to put into the holster
- It has to be secure- once you place your gun inside it should stay there not moving until you pull it out
- The holster can’t be obvious- in other words you are buying a concealed carry holster so it needs to conceal the gun and keep it hidden from view
- It has to be protective- not just in holding the gun but in keeping sweat, dust, water and other elements away from your weapon
- It has to be safe- the holster needs to cover the trigger so you do not accidentally shoot yourself when pulling it out
- It has to allow you to draw- quickly is the keyword here. Seconds count and your holster can’t interfere with drawing your weapon
- It needs to allow for re-holstering- you do not want a holster whose top closes up once you draw your gun. You have to be able to put your gun back quickly and easily as well
- It has to be comfortable- if you do not have comfort then most likely you won’t wear it. Or if you do, everyone will know you have a gun by the way you keep adjusting the holster
Some final words
Following the right tips will help you find the perfect concealed carry holster for you. Just remember to take your time when shopping for one.