What Type of Pistol Holster Should You Use?
Posted by johnhrq on May 11th, 2021
If you intend to carry a pistol, in addition to ensuring that you have the requisite permits from your local jurisdiction (if any are necessary) you should also make sure to utilize a pistol holster that is safe and practical for your purposes.
The first thing you need to ensure is that the pistol holster you choose secures your firearm, is properly sized for it, and completely encloses the trigger guard when the firearm is holstered. That much is a matter of safety.
Then you need to assess whether or not you intended to carry openly or practice concealed carry, in which case you will need to go a step further - do you need a holster for open carry or a concealed carry holster?
Generally speaking, these are the types of pistol holsters available to most gun owners.
● OWB (Outside Waistband)
While OWB holsters offer quick and easy access to your firearm, they are not usually very practical for concealed carry so most of these types of holsters are used to openly carry a firearm.
● IWB (Inside Waistband)
That being said, they will add inches to your waistline so you will need to wear bigger pants, and your ability to practice concealed carry will be tied to the clothing you wear with them.
● Shoulder Holsters
While these are practical for concealed carry, you’ll have to be very careful about what you cover with your muzzle as you draw the firearm; this is a source of controversy which makes shoulder holsters only practical in a set number of environments.
● Pocket Holsters
● Ankle Holsters
Whatever holster you’re looking for, the people over at Sarco Inc., can help you make the process of choosing easier. Whether you carry a full-size revolver like a Super Redhawk, a 1911 government, or a S&W M&P Shield, they’ll help you find the holster that’s perfect for your needs.
Check out their collection of pistol holsters online at SarcoInc.com or call them at 610-250-3960 today to learn more.
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