One of the most complicated accessory items you could possibly purchase for your firearm and its intended use is a firearm “Holster.” The firearm accessory industry would not exist if holsters were a one-size-fits-all accessory. With so many variations to choose from, choosing the correct holster can be a daunting task. More often than not, this leads to entire closets stuffed with holsters that never get used, except maybe for door stops. Depending on the number of options, materials, colors, and so forth offered, people tend to rely on one or two of the previously purchased ones to avoid spending hours searching for other variations that might not meet their needs.
In the next few pages, we will cover what you need to know about understanding, searching, and identifying the foundation from which you can then move forward with narrowing down your options significantly before you even begin browsing through possible Gun Holster on the market.
HOLSTERS: A GUIDE
Rather than starting with traditional approaches such as choosing the right holster, we must first ensure that the concepts and topics that relate to these tools are laid out and understood from a basic perspective. It will then be easier to understand how these topics and concepts are applicable to the selection process, narrowing important elements to best meet our intended needs. I’m excited to begin!
A leather holster is perhaps the oldest material that has been used to make holsters. You can count on a leather holster to last you a lifetime and to actually age with you. Wearing a leather holster more often will make it more comfortable since it will conform to your body.
Wearing leather against the skin occasionally causes little irritation. While it may stick a little, it won’t scratch or chafe as much as nylon or kydex.
Leather has the advantage of being very eye-catching. When compared to others, there are many holsters that look very stylish and professional. Leather holsters come in common colors and can even come in brown or black combinations. You can choose from either a smooth finish or a subdued suede finish, and they can be treated to be quite soft, thick, and sturdy, so no matter what your preferences are, there is usually a leather holster to suit them.
Most modern holster designs include a mix of materials, such as Leather and composites of some sort. The leather portion of these holsters is usually designed to fit next to the body to provide maximum comfort.
Holsters made of kydex or other types of synthetics or plastics are available on the market today. Generally, these materials are durable and relatively affordable due to their very nature. Having these characteristics has also made it possible for many of these holsters to begin incorporating mechanical devices that lock the firearm into the holster, providing leverage and security in a way that most holsters made of other materials cannot.
Because these materials are available in many colors, when it comes to choosing a holster that is pleasing to the eye or matches your gear, you are almost certain to find what you are looking for.