There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a holster to compete with. Here are some of the top things you must consider if you want to get the right option for you.
1. Sweat Guard
The height of your sweat guard is how high the Kydex, Nylon, or other material will sit against your skin. If you get sweaty during competitions, it is a good idea to buy one with a high sweat guard.
Often, you will be able to choose the color of the outside of your holster. Typically, this will not affect the performance of this device. The only time it will affect your holster’s quality is if you order a heavy-duty color, which is thicker. Otherwise, this is merely a cosmetic decision. This is most important if your sponsors ask you to wear a specific color.
3. Attachment Method
Competition holsters can be made to fit a lot of attachment methods. Most companies will support several different options. If you choose a holster with one of these methods, it will come with it in place, so you don’t need to worry about scratching the finish during installation. However, you will need to pay extra to purchase an attachment method. Therefore, most people buy the one they want separately and install it themselves.
A good holster to compete in has a lower cut in the front for a faster draw. Just make sure the cut is legal for the competitions you will be entering.
Chances are, your holsters for competing are going to be covered in your sponsors’ logos. While it may seem a little vain at first, you must consider how the logos will look on the holster you choose.
This can seem like a lot to consider, but each item is important. Thinking about all of these options will help you find the right holster to compete with.