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Everything You Need to Know About Holsters for Guns

Are you interested in beginning the concealed carry process? Choosing the right gun holster is of utmost importance in order to ensure your safety as well as the safety of the people around you. Available in a variety of different sizes, styles, and colors, selecting the right holster can be overwhelming. Before selecting a holster, consider how you will actually be carrying your weapon and the types of clothes you will be wearing. Today we would like to discuss holsters in further detail.


Generally, holsters are made out of leather or thermoplastics, including kydex. Leather holsters must be broken in and will lose their shape over time. Additionally, they can lose their shape if they are exposed to water or humidity. With kydex holsters, what you see is what you get, meaning that they retain their shape. Kydex gun holsters require no breaking in and will not stretch or lose their shape over a period of time. Keep in mind that you do not want to leave a kydex holster sitting on the dashboard of your car because the heat could warp your holster.


As a gun owner, the last thing you want to happen is for someone else to grab your gun and shoot you. Guns are meant to protect yourself, not to endanger the lives of others or to intimidate people that you do not like. The bottom line is that you want to use your gun responsibly and not let it get into the wrong hands. Our kydex gun holsters at Eclipse Holsters feature excellent weapon retention so that you and everyone around you remain safe.


For the highest levels of concealability, inside-the-waistband (IWB) holsters are recommended. However, they are not as comfortable as their outside-the-waistband counterparts. If you decide to buy an IWB holster, we recommend buying pants sized two inches bigger around the waist for proper fit. IWB holsters tend to offer more versatility, meaning that you can place them high or low, straight or canted.

Outside-the-Waistband Holsters

OWB holsters are a great option for people who normally wear a sports coat or jacket. Oftentimes, law enforcement agents or security officers use OWB holsters on the job. However, OWB holsters are not nearly as concealable as IWB holsters and could cause panic in your surrounding environment. If you reach up high to grab an item off a shelf or you bend down to reach for something, your OWB holster could be seen. Remember, you don’t want your weapon to fall into the wrong hands, so keeping it concealed is important. However, OWB holsters are by far the most popular type of holster because of their comfort levels.

Our holster manufacturers at Eclipse Holsters offer both IWB and OWB custom gun holsters as well as ready-to-ship kydex gun holsters for your convenience. We create CC holsters to be as comfortable, durable, and safe as possible. Shop our selection of gun holsters as well as conceal carry accessories today for high-quality yet affordable products. Check out our selection today to find the best gun holsters available.