As a plainclothes federal agent, I have been carrying a concealed weapon almost everyday of my life for over 15 years. I have taught concealed carry tactics to both novice shooters and experts alike. I have plastic storage bins full of holsters I have bought. A carry pistol needs to be properly concealed, secure and quickly accessible. This almost always means using a holster. Carrying a gun without any of these requirements invites embarrassment and tragedy. Like firearms, I recommend trying out lots of different holsters before you decide which one will work best for you. Scroll through the gallery above to learn the top 10 tips for choosing the right holster.
This article was originally published in the 2015 issue of CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUNS. Subscription is available in print and digital editions below.