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Different Types Of Holsters

 

The Belt Holster

The belt holster is the most common type of holster out there. It can attach to your belt via a clip. Pancake type holsters have slots which allow you to run a belt through them. As you can probably imagine, this slotted type of holster does not fall from your belt and is therefore more reliable than a paddle type when your opponent attempts to wrestle you or wrest the gun away from you.


Inside the Waistband Holster (IWB)

IWB holsters offer more concealment than belt holsters since you can safely tuck them inside your pants and underneath your shirt. These holsters use J-hooks, clips, and loops to connect to your belt. Since the gun is kept closer to your body through this kind of holster, it will be twice as difficult to remove the firearm from your person.


Pocket Holster

Pocket holsters allow you to fit a gun into your pocket and keep it positioned upright for easier drawing. What’s great about a pocket carry is its ability to make you appear casual and ordinary even though you are packing some heat. Other holsters make it obvious that you’re drawing a gun. Pulling out your pistol from a pocket carry can deceive a mugger into thinking that you’re just going for your wallet.


Shoulder Holster

A shoulder holster uses loops and straps in order keep your firearm at your side. Shoulder holsters are great if you want the weight of the gun distributed to your upper body. People with back problems prefer these holsters because of this fact. Shoulder holsters can be worn instantly which greatly increases response time. A person who hears a possible home invasion or burglary can just wear the shoulder holster with the gun and be instantly prepared for the attacker.


Fanny Pack

A fanny pack provides superior comfort while looking casual. Normal holsters cannot easily be mixed and matched with clothing but fanny packs appear more like accessories than weapon concealers. Fanny packs also protect guns from the elements thanks to their resistant material.


Ankle Holster

People who work in fields that require close contact with people prefer to use ankle holsters. Ankle holsters conceal well since no one really bothers to look down at another person’s ankles when talking to them. If you’re in sales, a bulge in your pocket or by your belt will deter you from closing deals. When it is difficult to conceal a gun in your upper body or your waist, ankle holsters are the way to go.

Additional Holster Information

  

There are many types of holsters available to one looking to buy one. Choosing the right one for yourself is vital to what you may need it for. All holsters, no matter what type it is, are made to carry and provide easy access to a handgun.
There are: Duty holsters- designed to be carried openly for people where concealment is not an issue, but retention and appearance are (such as security and law enforcement). Duty holsters can be made of leather (plain, basketweave, or glossy), nylon, or plastic; they are designed to be attached to a duty belt, and worn on the dominant side. Duty holsters are generally only found for service and compact size handguns. Tactical/Military holsters- Designed for military use. They are usually made of nylon or plastic. They may be made in a camouflage pattern to match the wearer's uniform. 
They are often of a drop-leg design. Some military holsters still use the old flap design (also referred to as a "suicide" or "widow maker" holster), which is cumbersome and slow on the draw, but provides greater protection for the holstered firearm against the elements. Concealment holsters- As the name suggests, are designed to be easily concealed, as well as lightweight and unobtrusive; they are generally designed for subcompact and compact handguns, since they are easier to conceal.
 They can be designed for full-size handguns, however. "Sporting" holsters- cover the widest range, from holsters with maximum access for Fast Draw shooting, to highly adjustable holsters used in IPSC and pin shooting, to old-fashioned holsters used in Cowboy Action Shooting such as the Bridgeport rig, to high retention, maximum protection holsters used for handgun hunting, to simple holsters used to hold a handgun while out plinking. Like any sporting equipment, sporting holsters evolve to maximize the benefits given the rules of the game, where applicable, so the competitive sports have the most specialized holsters.

Choosing A Holster

 

When choosing a holster for a firearm, factors of interest include:


  • Safety – a well designed holster will provide protection to the handgun during insertion into or removal from the holster or while being carried that will prevent three things: accidental trigger movement, accidental disengagement of the safety mechanism, and forward or rearward movement of the hammer. These features will vary greatly as applicable to the action of the handgun. The safety features of a holster very much require that the holster be engineered and designed for each specific manufacture and model of handgun.


  • Retention – a holster designed with retention in mind will help prevent a gun from being removed from the holster by anyone other than the person wearing it. Modern duty holsters have multiple hidden retention devices to this end. Frequently, retentive holsters are custom designed for a specific model of gun.


  • Basic amenities- Stealthy concealment of short [8] is ideal for any ambience like swimming or driving and better when long period of walking or limited running.


  • Concealment – it is often desirable not to alert other people of one's being armed. A carefully designed and worn holster can make a gun virtually invisible. Almost all concealment holsters are designed to be worn with a covering garment that is part of the wearer's everyday attire.
  • Comfort – ability to wear a gun for an extended period without excessive discomfort.


  • Finish – a well designed holster should not snag a pistol or excessively abrade its finish.


  • Draw ease – practical shooting holsters allow a gun to be presented quickly, but drawing ease is often compromised in concealed carry


  • Durability – ability to withstand abuse and long-term usage without mechanical failure or impaired performance


  • Ease of re-holster – a rigid holster will allow a gun to be returned to it with one hand, while a flexible one may collapse after the gun is drawn, requiring the use of both hands to re-holster.


  • Adjustability – a holster that provides for the adjustment of gun cant and position can aid in both comfort or concealment.

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