<b>DeSantis Gatt Holsters</b><br /> At the request of a major supplier, DeSantis created two levels of Gatt holsters; the E, or Economy, Gatt, and the L, or Leather, Gatt. The E-Gatt uses budget-grade leather and stitching and is only available in black. The L-Gatt is a step up and made with higher-quality materials and workmanship, plus it can be had in either black or tan. Both rigs are concealable, open-top, hand-boned belt-slides, providing an exact friction fit on the handgun for security (desantishoster.com).
<b>Aker International IWB & Black Label Holsters</b><br /> Constructed of thin, top-grain leather, the open-top IWB scabbard slips inside the waistband and is secured on the belt by two quick on/off snap loops. To ease re-holstering, the IWB has a polymer insert sewn beneath a leather cover that’s stitched outside the holster mouth. An inner sweat shield protects the body and clothing. The Black Label is a “high-end” design: Basically, it’s a pancake-style belt holster with quick on/off snap loops. It can be had not only in black and brown, but also, as an option, can be trimmed with exotic materials like shark skin (akerleather.com).
<b>Triple-K #655 Amadini Holster</b><br /> This affordable leather concealment holster has a black composite plastic paddle and an inner draw shield to protect the body and clothing. It is an open-top design, which depends on precise hand-fitting and a tension adjustment screw to keep the handgun secure. Made of top grain cowhide, it is lock-stitched with nylon thread and black in color. Right now, it’s available for most popular small and medium frame auto-loaders, and a model to fit the Model 1911 pistol will soon be made available (triplek.com).
<b>Tuff Products Uni-Fit Holster</b><br /> Have you ever bought a new handgun only to find there is no holster made to fit it? With the ability to be worn IWB or on the belt using a steel spring-clip, the Uni-Fit is a fabric and Velcro design that can be adjusted, reconfigured or trimmed to accommodate an endless variety of handguns. A Velcro-backed, removable nylon strip is used to secure the muzzle of the handgun, and an elastic cord with a nylon tab at the top of the rig is used as a weapon-retention device (tuffproducts.com).
<b>Elite Survival Systems CPHS Elite Paddle Holster</b><br /> Paddle holsters are the original easy-on/off rigs and slide right inside the waistband. The CPHS has a contoured paddle with dual stabilizer prongs for security. It combines leather with padded ballistic nylon for a weight of just 1 pound. A bobbed muzzle enhances concealability, and handgun retention is assured with a PowerBand tension device coupled with a Velcro adjustable thumb break. A patented internal Sight Strip protects the sights, and six sizes of the CPHS will fit well nearly 100 different popular pistols and revolvers (elitesurvival.com).
<b>FOBUS Digit Path Level 2 Holster (DPH)</b><br /> Fobus has taken one of their lightweight plastic, concealable, open-top paddle holsters and combined it with a Level 2 security device for improved handgun retention. The design of this device encourages the user to place his or her index finger on the outside of the holster, where the finger tip can then can engage and press the release mechanism. The retention pressure device is automatically reapplied when the handgun is re-holstered. Fobus warns that fine motor skills are required, so the DPH is not recommended for tactical use (fobusholster.com).
by Personal Defense World / Jan 17, 2013