What’s the best holster for the money?
The answer isn’t something to be taken lightly.
After actually buying your gun…deciding on which holster you’re going to buy is one of the most important decisions you can make.
In a world where you get what you pay for, a cheap holster isn’t necessarily the best option because having a good one is so very important.
There are a lot of different kinds and styles of holsters on the market right now. Sadly, many of them are not ideal for concealed carry. While they may help you hide your handgun of choice, they may be dangerous.
But no worries…we’ll clear up what makes a good holster, the types of carry (inside waist band, ankle, etc), and personal recommendations for each type.
*UPDATED* March 2017: More holsters and personal experiences.
Why Is It So Necessary to Have a Good Holster?
Let’s think about some of the things the holster is supposed to do:
- Protect and hold the firearm.
- Prevent discharge.
- Provide quick access.
- Prevent theft or loss.
So, maybe instead of the original question, we should ask things like: What goes in to a great concealed carry holster?
First and foremost is the concept of safety. You’ve likely heard the safety rulesby now, but in case you haven’t, here they are:
- Treat every weapon like it’s loaded.
- Don’t point your gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you intend to fire.
- Know your target and what’s beyond it.
They’re all particularly important but for right now, let’s concentrate solely on number three…keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you intend to fire.