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/watch-6-1/>http://www.alessigunholsters.com</a> or call 716-932-7497.
Designed as a drop-leg system for handguns mounting under-barrel lights, the Epoch is a thumb-activated Level III retention holster. The BlackHawk patent-pending retention system engages the pistol’s ejection port instead of the triggerguard when holstered. In addition, the Pivot Guard opens by thumb activation, retaining the pistol at the back of the slide, and it won’t close accidentally, locking you out of the holster. 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.
QuickMod pouches are suitable for speed-oriented action shooting and duty use. Each holder features a quick-detach belt attachment with 360 degrees of angle adjustment with 16 arrest positions. Made of temperature- and crush-resistant injection-molded polymer, the quick-detach system can adjust to different-sized belts from 1.5 to 2.25 inches wide and the cant angle can be set to be fixed or movable. The pistol model fits both single- and double-stack magazines with a built-in tension adjustment. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.blackhawk.com/products/holsters-duty-gear/handgun-accessories/cases/injection-molded/single-mag-case.aspx>http://www.blackhawk.com</a> or call 800-379-1732.
The Ergo Delta Grip is a patented design originally made for Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolvers. The newest iteration is for the Ruger LCR and LCRx. The textured rubber grip is an overmolded unit consisting of a rigid polymer core specifically made to be more ergonomic and point better than stock grips. The one-piece unit gives a clean look and feel and creates a greater rake angle, which is especially helpful for snub-nose revolvers. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://ergogrips.net/delta-grip-ruger-lcr-lcr-x-frame-black.html>http://www.ergogrips.net</a> or call 877-281-3783.
Designed for rimfire competition, the Ruger Mark 2 & 3 Series grip panels are ambidextrous replacements with palm swells to provide a more consistent grip. Lacking the radical thumb rests found on grips intended only for bullseye shooting, these textured, injection-molded polymer panels reduce slippage during practical shooting events and install on either model Ruger using the factory screws. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://ergogrips.net/products/handgun-grips/ergo-ruger-mark-2-3-grip.html>http://www.ergogrips.net</a> or call 877-281-3783.
The Ergo Warrior 1911 grip panels provide enhanced control for a standard-sized 1911 and are resilient to moisture and debris. Constructed of rigid polymer with soft rubber inserts molded in, the Warrior grip panels provide positive weapon control in even harsh environments. The panels feature Ergo’s SureGrip surface treatment as well as a square-bottom design. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://ergogrips.net/products/handgun-grips/ergo-warrior-grip.html>http://www.ergogrips.net</a> or call 877-281-3783.
A product improvement of Galco’s Instructor’s Belt, the Cobra Tactical Belt features a quick-release “cobra”-style buckle. Made of Type 13 nylon webbing, the Cobra features five independent rows of stitching for extra rigidity, a 1.5-inch width and four available sizes to fit most shooters. It is well suited to all-day carry for even heavy handguns and accessories. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.galcogunleather.com/cobra-tactical-belt_8_254_1371.html>http://www.galcogunleather.com</a> or call 800-874-2526.
Made of Kydex, the Corvus can be used as a belt holster and inside-the-waistband design. The Level I retention, open-top rig provides a fast draw and is adjustable for height and cant. Complete with 1.5- and 1.75-inch belt slots, this versatile holster is an excellent range holster and concealed-carry rig. 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 Majestic Arms Speed Strip is a kit for all Ruger .22 automatic pistols that greatly improves the field stripping and reassembly procedures. New for 2015 is a match-grade version that includes a matching hammer and sear that allows for a lighter 2.5-pound trigger break. The Speed Strip reverses the bolt stop pin and allows for complete disassembly with a few twists of an Allen wrench. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.majesticarms.com/id10.html>http://www.majesticarms.com</a> or call 718-356-6765.
A versatile, compact reflex sight, the MeoSight III is a parallax-free red-dot optic that works for handguns as well as long guns. The non-magnifying 17x23mm lens can be had with 3- or 5-MOA aiming points. The lockable windage and elevation screws have a 60-MOA range of adjustment. Two CR2032 batteries power the unit for a continuous 1,000 hours, and the entire unit weights under 1.3 ounces. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.meoptasportsoptics.com/shop/us/meosight-iii/meosight3/ctgRus.html>http://www.meoptasportsoptics.com</a> or call 800-828-8928.
Rio Grande manufactures premium grips with unique and custom designs for handguns such as 1911s as well as revolvers and semi-autos made by Taurus and Ruger. The units begin as durable panels tested on multiple models to ensure the best possible fit. From there the company takes full-color, full-coverage images and embosses them onto the grip. Rio Grande has a growing library of stock images and can work with customer-supplied images to fully customize the look. The grips are molded from a proprietary high-strength, engineered polymer that is tough and designed specifically for this application. The images decorating the grips are created with a patented process that is the most permanent of any maker today. Unlike other decorated grips, the images on Rio Grande Custom Grips are salt, oil, solvent, water, impact and abrasion resistant. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.riograndecustomgrips.com>http://www.riograndecustomgrips.com</a> or call 303-330-2812.
Steiner has released its Micro Reflex Sight (MRS), a non-magnifying holographic sight ideal for handguns and other small optic applications. Weighing in at only 2.5 ounces, the MRS has a hardcoat anodized finish and is capable of enduring rugged use. The 3-MOA dot is powered by a single CR1632 battery for up to 550 hours of continuous use. The unit has three brightness levels and adjusts in 1-MOA click adjustments with 60 MOA of total adjustment. The screw mount is integrated into the unit, can be attached to any Picatinny rail or similar sight platform and is waterproof and fully submersible to 10 meters. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.steiner-optics.com/riflescopes/mrs-micro-reflex-sight>http://www.steiner-optics.com</a> or call 888-228-7747.
The UM3 Optic Mount utilizes the integral lower Picatinny rail on most newer pistols to provide a stable mount for optics. The UM3 installs without tools, can be moved between multiple pistols and holds zero if removed and replaced on the same gun. Designed by UM Tactical co-founder and design engineer Brian Wilson, the idea was to utilize the existing rail found on many modern semi-automatic handguns to create a universal mount. The mount is constructed from CNC-machined aluminum and finished with a mil-spec Type III anodizing. Attaching to an under-barrel Picatinny rail, the UM3 installs and removes in seconds and provides an above-slide rail for the optic of your choice. Once set up and zeroed with a chosen scope or red-dot sight, the mount and optic can be taken on and off while retaining zero. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.umtactical.com/store/p3/UM_3_Sight_Mount.html>http://www.umtactical.com</a> or call 866-979-4486.
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.
Based on the previously released duty line, the new Competition Reflex Holster utilizes the company’s Integrated Retention Technology (IRT) and integrates a removable holster system, useful to competition 3-Gun shooters who need to attach and detach equipment for differing stage and match requirements. Designed to work with gross motor skill function, Integrated Retention Technology uses a fast, simple grip and twist action to release the firearm without needing a separate thumb- or index-finger-activated switch. The Competition version has the same injection-molded, impact-modified polymer construction but is removable with a quick detach and positive reattachment. 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.
Started by shooting enthusiast John VanZyck, VZ Grips manufactures a wide variety of grips and accessories in Micarta and G10. These thermoset composites date back to the 1890s and are highly durable (the material has a higher tensile strength than steel and is used in some armor applications), impervious to temperature (it can’t swell, warp or crack and insulates against heat) and leave a highly slip-resistant textured surface when milled. Models are currently available for all 1911s, Hi-Power, Sig 226, Beretta 92, S&W J-Frame, Ruger 22/45, CZ 75 and numerous others with dozens of different patterns for various applications. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=https://vzgrips.com>http://www.vzgrips.com</a> or call 850-422-1911.
So you bought a handgun. Now what? Hopefully you’ve also taken some time to learn how to use the gun, and even enrolled in a firearms training course so you can better protect yourself in a variety of situations. But another important consideration is a holster, or how you’ll carry the gun. Grips are another consideration if you’d like to get the best possible grip on the gun when you need it the most. Here are some of the best grips, holsters and handgun accessories hitting the market in 2015 to make sure you get the most from your handguns.
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