The 5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive service holster features a built-in retention wedge that snaps over the pistol’s triggerguard upon holstering. The device is released by the thumb during the execution of a normal draw. The Kydex ThumbDrive’s standard belt slide and paddle adjust to fit 1-inch to 2.25-inch belts and can be mounted in straight drop, FBI cant and muzzle-forward positions as well as positioned on a thigh or chest rig. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.511tactical.com/accessories/gun-holsters.html>http://www.511tactical.com</a> or call 866-451-1726.
Designed specifically for females carrying smaller-framed handguns concealed in an appendix or cross-draw position, the Talon Tuckable is an inside-the-waistband holster. Taking the typical smoother fabric found in female garments in mind, the leatherwork features a pad that won’t grab at more fashionable clothing. This makes for a no-snag presentation from deep concealment. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.alessigunholsters.com>http://www.alessigunholsters.com</a> or call 716-932-7497.
Designed for a heavier, larger-framed handgun, the Watch Six Plus Tuckable features two tuckable belt clips. This has the no-snag qualities of the Talon Tuckable but works better for males carrying larger handguns. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.alessigunholsters.com>http://www.alessigunholsters.com</a> or call 716-932-7497.
Alien Gear’s Cloak Tuck 2.0 is a neoprene-backed IWB holster that offers full adjustability in ride height and cant as well as the amount of desired pistol retention. The holster’s soft backing allows for all-day comfort, and with nine configurations including steel or nylon clips and leather loops, the options for carry will easily match the diversity of any wardrobe. The holster’s material is also completely waterproof, further protecting your pistol. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://aliengearholsters.com/alien-gear-cloak-tuck-2-0-iwb-holster-inside-the-waistband.html>http://www.aliengearholsters.com</a> or call 208-215-2046.
BlackHawk’s Epoch Level 3 holster allows the secure carry of most major service pistols with a weapon-mounted light. The holster uses three levels of retention, including the thumb-activated Pivot Guard that allows users to release the EPOCH Auto Lock retention system, which firmly engages on the pistol’s ejection port when holstered. The movement to release the pistol from the Pivot Guard and the Epoch retention system is based on the natural motion of the thumb (not the trigger finger) to obtain a proper grip. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.blackhawk.com/Products/Holsters-Duty-Gear/Holsters/Duty/Level-3-Light-Bearing/Epoch™-Level-3-Light-Bearing-Duty-Holster.aspx>http://www.blackhawk.com</a> or call 800-379-1732.
The BlackHawk GripBreak Leather Holster features drum-dyed Italian leather with the extra security of a locking retention system. The GripBreak’s patented locking mechanism is a thumb-actuated inner injection-molded copolymer shell that provides a second level of retention to secure the firearm in place while affording a fast draw. The holster fits belts up to 1.75 inches wide. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.blackhawk.com/Products/Holsters-Duty-Gear/Holsters/Concealment/Nylon/Grip-Break-Hlstr-Sz-03-Left-Glock-17-22.aspx>http://www.blackhawk.com</a> or call 800-379-1732.
Based on the popular Eclipse design, the new Total Eclipse has two new features. The contouring curve is now in the attachment itself (which is available in the straight drop and FBI cant) and now includes the Eclipse IWB conversion kit, which has the new Klipt attachment to allow the user to quickly doff and don the holster without having to unthread their belt from their trousers. The holster can accommodate both inside and outside carry for both left- and right-hand shooters and is available for most major service pistols. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://shop.blade-tech.com/index.php?cPath=1_154>http://www.blade-tech.com</a> or call 877-331-5793.
This rigid Kydex holster comes with three sets of mounting clips so the Flatline can be worn as an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster for concealed carry or an outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster for everyday carry or competition. The Flatline offers fully adjustable ride depth to allow the user to carry the firearm higher or lower on the belt depending on their environment, physique or the kind of clothes being worn. The Comp-Tac Flatline is available for handguns by various manufacturers, including Glock, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Springfield Armory and Smith & Wesson. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.comp-tac.com/flatline-holster-10364>http://www.comp-tac.com</a> or call 866-441-9157.
When my wife began carrying a gun several years ago, she decided that purse carry was the best option for her. We looked at several concealed-carry purses and she said they were all ugly and she wouldn’t carry any of them. Finally, I think there’s a purse that my wife might find fashionable enough to use. The Satchel by Concealed Carrie not only looks good, but you can access the gun from both the inside of the purse and the outside, depending on your draw preference. Also, you can remove the holster from the purse and adjust the position to whatever way you like to carry the gun. The purse is designed for compact guns or smaller. (<a target=blank href=http://shop.concealedcarrie.com/all-products/aged-black-leather-satchel.html>http://www.concealedcarrie.com</a>; 844-522-7743)
Keeping your firearm safe and secure but available at all times is essential when carrying off-body in briefcases, messenger bags, bug-out bags, backpacks or purses. The Pac Mat is a combination of a 9-by-8-inch (or 6-by-6-inch with the Mini Pac Mat) Kydex flat panel lined with Velcro and a CrossBreed modular holster with a hook backing. The holster stays secure and positioned on the flat panel to match the bag, weapon and angle of draw. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.crossbreedholsters.com>http://www.crossbreedholsters.com</a> or call 888-732-5011.
An inside-the-waistband or pocket holster needs to be comfortable while providing easy access without shifting. That means it must be anchored. The Crossfire Grip uses a rubberized covering that is both durable and comfortable, and it provides a level of friction almost like temporary adhesion to surrounding fabric. The ambidextrous Grip is made from laminated materials that are rip and moisture resistant. The Grip fits most single-stack pistols like the Glock 41 and the S&W M&P Shield. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://crossfiregear.com/the-grip-low-profile-conceal-carry-series.html>http://www.crossfiregear.com</a> or call 208-461-8888.
This skeletonized, black polymer holster is made to provide multiple carry options, as the movement of just one screw will configure the holster for either right- or left-side carry. The holster also features an adjustable tension device and a triggerguard detent to keep your handgun secure. The CHAMP is made for many compact and subcompact pistols, including models by Glock and Smith & Wesson, with many more to come. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.desantisholster.com/C-H-A-M-P>http://www.desantisholsters.com</a> or call 800-424-1236.
Combining the ease of a shoulder rig, the comfort of beautifully tanned American leather and the quality of El Paso Saddlery, the El Paso Allegiance Shoulder System is designed to carry full-sized autos and revolvers in style with beautiful hand-carved belts and holsters. The eight-point pivoting harness features am ammo carrier and holster with positive tension screw adjustment. The system is available in black or russet finishes. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-152-20-allegiance.aspx>http://www.epsaddlery.com</a> or call 915-544-2233.
Elite Survival Systems has responded to the needs of the concealed-carry community by releasing the Elite Pocket Holster Concealment Kit. Offering an Elite Pocket Holster and an Elite Pocket Magazine Carrier together, this kit gives concealed carriers a discreet, easy-access system for personal defense. Made from non-slip ToughTek material, the holster and magazine carrier hold your firearm and an extra mag in an upright position, away from clutter or pocket debris. The kit is available in four sizes to accommodate firearms from, among others, Ruger, Taurus, Sig Sauer and Kahr Arms. (<a target=blank href=http://www.elitesurvival.com/concealment-holsters/pocket-holster-concealment-kit/>http://www.elitesurvival.com</a>; 866-340-2778)
The Fobus Kydex CH holster provides Level 2 retention while allowing virtually unhampered presentation of the pistol by releasing a paddle without the need to alter the draw stroke. The index finger slides upward across the paddle while forming a grip on the pistol during the draw, instantly releasing the retention mechanism within the triggerguard so as the draw is continued. The operator’s index finger is naturally positioned alongside the slide/frame, well above the trigger. The CH Rapid Release System is available in belt, paddle, roto-belt and roto-paddle configurations. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.fobusholster.com/catalog/CH_Rapid_Release_System-448-1.html>http://www.fobusholster.com</a> or call 267-803-1517.
I own many Fobus holsters and have used them for years at my pistol courses. However, these are the standard outside-the-waistband (OWB) Kydex holsters that most of us are familiar with. Finally, Fobus has come out with its version of the popular hybrid holsters. What makes the company’s IWBS hybrid concept unique is that the backing is polymer injected, which means it won’t absorb sweat and get all nasty during the summer months. But what I really like about the design is that this holster is not made for a specific gun but can fit a variety of firearms of a similar size. This will keep you from having to buy 10 different holsters that you likely won’t use. (<a target=blank href=http://www.fobus.com/Holsters/IWB-Holsters/IWBL/>http://www.fobusholster.com</a>; 267-803-1517)
The CarrySafe is an elasticized nylon holster that attaches securely with Velcro to a stiff leather backing plate. An adjustable metal clip on the backing plate allows the user to adjust the ride height of the holster, which has a reinforced thumb-break retention strap for safe and effective handgun carry in handbags, briefcases, messenger bags and bug-out packs. The CarrySafe provides users with plenty of options by offering multiple holster sizes and a variable cant. The new CarrySafe Accessory Carrier can be quickly and easily adjusted to fit a spare magazine, a speed-loader, a flashlight, pepper spray or a knife. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.galcogunleather.com/carrysafe_8_393_1048.html>http://www.galcogunleather.com</a> or call 800-423-3537.
The American-made Corvus quickly and easily converts from a belt holster to an inside-the-waistband design with an open top for a fast draw. The holster is also adjustable for ride height and cant with a comfortable forward molding. The molded-Kydex Corvus comes complete with belt slots as well as straps for conversion to inside-the-waistband carry so the user gets two, fast, concealable holsters in one. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.galcogunleather.com/corvus-belt-iwb-holster_8_4_1365.html>http://www.galcogunleather.com</a> or call 800-874-2526.
The next evolution of the popular KingTuk, this hybrid Kydex and premium steerhide holster provides a comfortable backing of lined saddle leather with a Napa leather front combined with a rigid Kydex holster pocket for speed and easy reholstering. The KingTuk 2 integrates a Velcro-attached adjustable magazine carrier and has removable metal belt clips that can slide the holster up and down for an improved fit. Optional C-hooks offer an even lower profile on the belt for improved concealability. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.galcogunleather.com/kingtuk-2-iwb-holster_8_7_1370.html>http://www.galcogunleather.com</a> or call 800-874-2526.
The Gould & Goodrich Inside/Outside Pants Holster is made for most service automatics. It is full leather and features the ability to carry the pistol inside the pants using the supplied snap-on swivel belt loops. The user can also simply take these belt loops off and use the slots cut into the leather on the back of the holster to thread a belt through for outside-the-waistband carry. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://gouldusa.com/products/productLine_catType.php?type=Inside%2FOutside+Pants+Holster&line=Gold+Line+Concealment+Holsters%2C+Belts+%26+Accessories>http://www.gouldusa.com</a> or call 800-277-0732.
Kirkpatrick has unveiled a new holster fit for its popular Undercover series. The leather pancake-style design now fits the Kel-Tec PMR-30, one of the few belt holsters available for this semi-auto. The holster is covers up most of the slide for comfortable all-day use. The pancake style design of the Undercover evenly distributes the gun’s weight while keeping the gun close to the body. Contoured to fit the body, it remains open for one-handed holstering. The Undercover is molded for retention and a smooth draw, and it’s double stitched at stress points for durability. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com/concealment/under-cover-77>http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com</a> or call 956-723-6893.
The new Evil Roy Wild Ride holster from Mernickle Holsters was purposely built to show that you can have the nice look and feel of leather and still compete in the production class of IPSC and other such organizations .This holster is on the weight factor of a Kydex holster yet is metal lined and two-ply smooth leather throughout. The holster, currently available in black, attaches easily to your belt. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.mernickleholsters.com/er/ERWR/erwr.html>http://www.mernickleholsters.com</a> or call 800-497-3166.
The N82 IWB holsters have a unique feature of a suede leather backing that wicks away moisture, along with a neoprene layer between the suede leather and holster, to prevent sweat from reaching the pistol. New for 2015 is the IWB Magazine Holster designed for double-stack 9mm and .40 magazines that is fully tuckable and can be shimmed for complete customization. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=https://www.n82tactical.com/store/magcarrier/mag-carrier>http://www.n82tactical.com</a> or call 336-237-1943
The Model 578 holster has been designed to fit dozens of firearms based on their barrel length with one simple tool; four holster models with fit more than 60 firearms. It features Safariland’s GLS system, which automatically retains and secures the weapon when holstered and releases it upon application of the middle finger with a standard shooting grip for a quick and safe release. The low-cut and compact Model 578 Pro-Fit holster rides close to the user’s body for concealment while still providing easy access for a quick draw. The holster includes an injection-molded paddle and an injection-molded belt loop that is adjustable for maximum comfort. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.safariland.com/paddle/model-578-gls-pro-fit-holster-57800.html>http://www.safariland.com</a> or call 800-347-1200.
The UMH3 Universal Holster is a Level I retention speed holster designed to attach to the UM3 Optic Mount and not the pistol. With it, you can holster virtually any firearm that has the UM3 installed. To make it universal, the UMH3 actually holsters the UM3 mount and the specific make, size or profile of the pistol doesn’t matter. The only purchasing choice with this holster for a UM3-fitted pistol is choosing right- or left-hand holster versions. The UMH3 is compatible with Blade-Tech accessories and includes an attachment (belt loop, paddle or Tek-Lok) of your choice. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.umtactical.com/store/p4/UMH3c_Universal_Speed_Holster_Carbon_Fiber.html>http://www.umtactical.com</a> or call 866-979-4486.
Built in the U.S.A. to meet the rigorous demands of competition shooting, the injection-molded Competition Reflex Holster blends the Integrated Retention Technology (IRT) that uses a fast, simple grip-and-twist action to release the firearm. The holster is also easy to attach/detach. Now competition shooters can safely store their firearms between stages and then reattach them in the same belt position every time. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.unclemikes.com/holsters/reflex-holsters/competition-reflex-holsters>http://www.unclemikes.com</a> or call 800-423-3537.
Viridian offers Reactor 5 green laser sights to fit a variety of compact pistols, including the Glock 42 as well as Sig’s P238 and P938. The company also offers holsters to carry your laser-equipped pistol with ECR (Enhanced Combat Readiness) Instant-On activation technology, which shuts the laser off while holstered and ignites the laser immediately when drawn without additional switch manipulations. Several holster versions are available from Viridian, including a belt slide model. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.viridiangreenlaser.com>http://www.viridiangreenlaser.com</a> or call 800-990-9390.
An everyday-carry holster is an important decision whether you’re a concealed carrier, a competitive shooter or a member of law enforcement. The holster needs to be lightweight, comfortable to wear and consistently position the gun for fast access. Whether you’re looking for inside-the-waistband, belt, pocket or shoulder carry, check out the following new holster designs to see how you can optimize your everyday carry.
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