What style of holster should you buy? Holsters 101

What style of holster should you buy? Holsters 101

When it comes to choosing a holster, there are so many options it can quickly become overwhelming.  There are so many different thing to consider: IWB vs. OWB, leather vs. synthetic, off the shelf vs. custom made.  The list goes on and on.  Of course you have to also consider your gun model and type as well as your personal preference and style.  If you aren't sure about what holster you would like to purchase, you should check out this guide I found over at PoliceOne.com.  What is your personal preference?  Let us know in the comments.

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  • just received my 3slot pancake holster, lefty by the way, and very impressed with the quality, and goes well with the gun belt that was my last purchase . both my glock 30 and my 17 fit the same holster. I highly recommend not to shy away from the scratch and blemish deals, not a mark on the belt or holster and saved a bunch, thanks again Relentless

  • I just purchase this holster, "Relentless Tactical Ultimate Leather Holster 2 Slot OWB | Made in USA | Fits Most 1911 Style Handguns | Kimber – Colt – S & W – Sig Sauer – Remington-CZ75 SP01 Tactical . It was for my CZ75 SP01 Tactical. I love this gun and found the perfect holster for it. It is the best quality money can buy, best fit and really looks good. I am totally happy. Also happy that it was made in the USA! Big thumbs up!

    Steve Holdren
  • Hi again! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I will figure out the best holsters for four of my handguns and get back to you very shortly!

    Donald Diamond
  • Have the defender leather holster fits the Springfield xd 9 9mms perfect the craftsmanship and quality of the leather is fantastic .

    Neal Mclaughlin
  • I have a Relentless holster that carries my S&W 642 beautifully (IWB). I can also carry the newer Kimber K6s with a 3" barrel in it, but just barely; if I push just a little, the very end of the barrel protrudes through the bottom. Any suggestions about another Relentless IWB holster that might accommodate the longer barrel of this Kimber better?

    John G

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