Now that you have your concealed weapons permit and have purchased your weapon, you need a concealed weapons holster. Choosing your holster is just as important as choosing your weapon, and practicing with your holster is just as important as practicing with your gun. These are a few tips for choosing your concealed carry holster.
Your holster should be comfortable. It should not chafe or rub on your skin, and it shouldn’t shift or move. It should feel like a natural extension of your body or another piece of clothing you put on each day. If your holster is not comfortable, you may not carry your weapon or you may touch and adjust it frequently, revealing that you are carrying.
Your holster should be made for your specific weapon. It should completely cover the trigger to prevent accidental firing. Be sure to choose a holster that is made with strong, durable materials, such as leather or Kydex, so it doesn’t loosen up and or rip easily. Your holster should feel as if it grabs your weapon without using any retention systems.
Your holster should also hold your weapon secure to your body. The weapon should not move around within the holster. Shake, jump around, run and dodge around to ensure your holster holds your weapon secure to your body.
Choose a holster and carry method that allows your weapon to be completely concealed. The more of your weapon that sticks out of your clothing, the easier it will be to see. You want your weapon completely out of sight. Because your clothing will differ, you may need more than one holster for different outfits. For example, you will not use an ankle holster when you wear pants with tight ankles.
After you have chosen your holsters, practice drawing with each one. Make sure you can draw with both hands.