Your gun holster serves three primary purposes: security, safety and accessibility. It has to securely hold your firearm so you maintain positive control over it at all times, and at the same time, it has to protect the trigger from accidental contact. Finally, it has to keep your gun accessible so you can reach for it and draw without thinking, even when you’re in a tough situation.
But not every holster is right for every situation. You’ll need a different holster for working out than you would for patrolling the streets or shooting in a competition. These are five main types of holsters:
Concealed carry holsters need to be secure, stay hidden and provide you with easy access to your firearm in an emergency. A holster shirt may be the ideal solution for you because it allows you to reach your gun quickly and easily while minimizing the risk of printing.
H3: Best Holsters for Concealed Carry
Every competition you participate in will have its own rules about holsters, including USPSA and IDPA competitions. You’re looking for speed on the draw, comfort and flexibility – especially if you’re participating in a competition that requires you to move between targets quickly.
If you’re shooting in a 3-gun competition, you might need additional equipment like a VTAC® 2 Point Padded Sling.
When it comes to everyday carry, it’s important to put your personal preferences first. You have to be able to reach your gun under any conditions, so think about where you naturally reach, and get a holster that suits your draw.
Holster Hack for EDC: Muscle memory goes a long way, and it should go without saying that practice is essential – especially if you EDC.
Choosing the right holster will help ensure you’ll ALWAYS BE READY®. Use these tips to make the right choice:
As long as the holster you choose meets its primary purposes – security, safety and accessibility – you’ll be in great shape. That is, of course, as long as you’re practicing often enough to build up the reflexes you need to draw fast and true in any situation.