Tips for Choosing a Concealed Carry Holster
Your pistol and holster make up your concealed carry defense system. Therefore, both should be chosen with care and consideration. Consider the following factors when you are choosing your holsters.
Your weapon must be concealed if you want to surprise your attacker and don’t want to create uncomfortable, embarrassing or dangerous circumstances caused by accidental exposure. In addition, you are responsible for keeping your weapon concealed if you are granted a concealed carry permit. Therefore, your holster, whether it is a concealed thigh holster or in-the-waistband holster, should be in a position that you can conceal completely.
The more comfortable your weapon and holster are, the more likely you are to carry them. Therefore, test out several holster types to ensure that each of the holsters you purchase are comfortable. They should not move or chafe your skin. They should also sit in locations on your body that don’t bend frequently. You also don’t want them to dig into your body. For example, carrying at the waistline is sometimes uncomfortable for women because of their body shape, causing the weapon or holster to dig into their hips and ribs as they move around.
Your holster should completely cover your trigger guard. You should also be able to have a firm grip on your weapon prior to drawing it out of your holster. In addition, the material the holster is made of should be rigid so no one can pull your trigger while your weapon is holstered. Avoid holsters that disengage the safety on your weapon. Choose a holster that is positioned in a location that does not endanger you when you draw. These requirements prevent misfiring and hurting yourself or others.
Your concealed weapon should become part of your everyday wardrobe. Choosing the right holsters will increase your desire and willingness to carry your weapon consistently.