The difference between a good holster and a bad holster means more than just a difference in comfort. It can also mean the difference in your – and your family’s – safety.
But, choosing a good holster isn’t the easiest thing to do, even for experienced shooters. This is double-true when it comes to conceal and carry holster.
Every year, more and more holster options are thrown onto the table.
These are some of the best reviewed holsters of 2017, so far:
7. S&W M&P Shield 9/40 IWB Holster from CYA Supply Co.
“Shield 9mm or 40 cal. This holster is a great option for daily concealed carry.
USA MADE QUALITY: Made in USA, chock full of quality and AMERICA.
SUPERIOR MATERIALS: We use Boltaron for our holsters, this means higher impact and temperature resistance.
LESS FRICTION: Reliefs have been made for the safety, slide release etc which means better draw, re-holster and less wear.
ADJUSTABLE CANT: Some folks like to carry at 0 degrees, others like 15, our holsters cant is fully adjustable with a few turns of the hex screw. Yes folks, we include a hex wrench with your purchase.
WE STAND BY OUR QUALITY: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return it for a full refund.” – from Cyasupply.com
6. The Ultimate Suede Leather IWB Holster from Relentless Tactical
“The Ultimate Suede Leather IWB Holster offers classic American craftsmanship, combining function, comfort, and durability. Hand made from genuine USA suede leather, The Ultimate Suede Leather Holster is the ultimate “inside the waist band” concealed carry holster. Don’t settle for cheap, synthetic materials and shoddy craftsmanship. This comfortable, form-fitting holster is built to last, backed by Relentless Tactical’s Lifetime Warranty, guaranteeing maximum protection, and letting you enjoy day-in, day-out comfort and performance for as long as you own it. The Ultimate Suede Leather IWB Holster is designed for optimum concealment and ease of access when most needed.
The firearms you carry are indispensable, and will be needed at a crucial time. You can’t afford to trust a flimsy, undependable holster. Feel confident wearing The Ultimate Suede Leather IWB Holster from Relentless Tactical.” – from Relentlesstactical.com
5. FOBUS STANDARD HOLSTER
“Setting the standard for concealed carry. State of the art design, injection molding and high density polymer have created a holster which cannot be duplicated in leather or any other material.”
- Lightweight 2oz. holster
- Low profile design for concealability
- Passive retention allowing rapid presentation
- Rubberized paddle insert for extra stability
- Steel reinforced rivet attachment
– from Fobusholsters.com
4. THE ULTIMATE BELLY BAND HOLSTER – BLACK – from ComfortTac
“Are you sick of bulky, hard, uncomfortable holsters? The Ultimate Belly Band Holster is the most versatile and comfortable holster on the market today! Read more to see why.
CARRY IN ANY POSITION!
The Ultimate Belly Band Holster is by far the most versatile holster you will ever see. It can be worn in almost any position on your torso including mid back, behind the hip, on your hip, appendix, 12 O’clock, cross draw, high on torso in a shoulder holster position, shoulder holster cross draw, and deep in your waistband for deep concealment.
Wear what you want without compromise with the Ultimate Belly Band Holster.” – from ComfortTac
3. THE CALAMITY FF1 IWB KYDEX-LEATHER HOLSTER by Outbags
“Designed for conceal, inside pants carry only. The Calamity FF1 will stand out with its black-dyed rustic raw hide leather sweat guard / comfort tab. This is a great option for those seeking a workhorse holster that is also comfortable to carry. Our family worked diligently on the production of the FF1 to bring it to you at an unbelievable price. Recommended for use as appendix carry or in the 4-5 o’clock position (7-8 o’clock for you lefties!).
Note: For small of back carry (6 o’clock), please purchase the opposite handing. For example, if you wish to draw with the right from the small of back, please purchase the Left Hand Draw (IWB) option.” – from Outbags
- Adjustable single retention screw – get the proper “bite” on your pistol!
- Hand dyed raw hide leather sweat guard / comfort tab.
- Kydex – 0.08″ thickness
- Sight channel – provides a tunnel so that the front sight never comes into contact with the Kydex.
- Standard nylon 1.5″ belt clip – adjustable height and cant. Upgrade to ULTICLIP™ is available here.
“This holster is for inside pants (IWB) carry only. This holster is not designed for outside pants (OWB) or small of back (SOB) carry. All OUTBAGS leather holsters are designed and manufactured to balance quality and price. This means that there is a give-and-take relationship between the two. We set the price high enough so that we can maintain our standard of premium quality, but make necessary adjustments in manufacturing to provide our holsters at the lowest price prossible. This message is an attempt to give all customers a realistic expectation in this holster. If you have any questions, please shoot us a message! Firearm and/or dummy gun not included.”
2. Fobus Glock – GL2E2
“FobusGlock was Developed in Israel for the world’s military and special security services, the combat-proven Fobus Standard Holster series is a revolutionary step forward in holster design and technology. Fobus holsters are high riding, and low profile with unbelievable retention, comfort and lightweight construction. Holsters weigh a mere 2 ounces, and are maintenance free. Fobus Evolution Holster Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 31, 32, 34, 35 Lightweight 2oz., Low Profile Paddle Holster Right Handed. Rubberized paddle One piece holster body construction Steel reinforced rivet attachment system Protective sight channel For a Right Handed Shooter Lifetime Warranty – All Fobus products carry a 100% Customer Satisfaction “no questions asked” policy. Maintenance Free – No need to oil, doesn’t breath or sweat. Stands up to the most severe elements and can be washed out with soap and water. Paddle Version- Attaches using a rubberized Paddle” – from Amazon
1. SERPA® CQC® CONCEALMENT HOLSTER MATTE FINISH from Blackhawk!
“Featuring our patented SERPA Auto Lock™ release, the SERPA CQC Concealment Holster delivers a smooth draw, easy re-holster and unparalleled handgun security in a sleek package that is perfect for concealed carry.” – from Blackhawk.com
- SERPA® Auto Lock™ release
- Passive retention detent adjustment screw
- Speed-cut design for rapid draw, target acquisition and re-holster
- Includes Belt Loop Platform and Paddle Platform
- Fits Shoulder, S.T.R.I.K.E., Quick Disconnect and Tactical Holster Platforms
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