Now that you have received your concealed carry license and purchased your weapon, it’s time to shop for a holster. However, shopping for holsters can be a little overwhelming. There are different varieties, brands and carry methods. In addition, you will probably need more than one holster based on your dress and activities. Therefore, consider these tips for choosing your holsters.
Ability To Be Concealed
Your primary concern should be whether the holster can be concealed or not. You need to be able to completely hide your weapon under your clothes. Adjustable holsters, those whose angles or positions can be changed based on your clothing are especially helpful. For example, concealed carry belly bands can be moved and adjusted for multiple clothing types. Other good options are those that sit inside your waistband.
Your holster should hold your weapon securely. It should not allow your firearm to move or shift, even if you are running or jumping around. However, you should be able to draw your weapon smoothly and quickly, so a holster that is too tight should be avoided. The holster should also cover your trigger completely to prevent misfiring when you draw it. Consider choosing a holster that is made specifically for your weapon.
You need to find a concealed carry holster that is comfortable to wear. If you aren’t comfortable, you will consistently touch or adjust your weapon, which will signify to others that you are hiding a weapon. Therefore, avoid holsters that dig into your body, such as your side and waist. Again, adjustability will help with this significantly. Test each holster out for a while, and consider purchasing more than one so you can change your placement.
Avoid purchasing low-cost holsters just because they are affordable. Instead, purchase the best you can find within your budget. You want a high-quality holster that is not broken down by wear and tear. Also, some holsters offer lifetime guarantees.
Purchasing a holster for your weapon is just as important as purchasing a firearm. Take time to test out many options before you make your choice.