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Question: What kind of holster should I buy and why are there so many options?
Answer: 1st and best rule: buy a holster specific to the pistol.
For everyone who has done this for a while, we may forget that there was a time that we thought holsters, magazines, or sights were the same on all pistols -only to spend money before realizing our mistake.
But after realizing that we needed a specific holster, we were confronted with a large array of choices: Kydex or leather? IWB or OWB? Appendix, strong side, crossdraw, SOB, 4 o’clock or even shoulder or ankle; or even more inventive options.
Each choice should be specific to your lifestyle and level of readiness. However, there is one best practice that most people agree on for every circumstance:
1: Cover the trigger: even with a heavy trigger and manual safety, clothing and other items can catch the trigger and work to discharge the firearm without intending to.
And that’s it for universality. Everything else is varying degrees of subjective thought and opinion.
The best way to wade into this subject is to educate yourself - read a hundred different opinions. Some folks will swear only a fudd wears a shoulder rig; but a professional whose security detail is 16 hours a day sitting in a vehicle or desk might find that his access to his waist is limited and the greater range of motion provided at the chest level is preferable. Your mileage may vary.
So, once you’ve done some research, whether you’ve carved out a kangaroo pouch in your stomach, you live in a location where a battle belt doesn’t raise eyebrows, or sport a traditional strong side under a sport coat; train how you carry. Take your sport coat to the range and walk thru the steps of presentation and engagement in a controlled situation. Do it safely and do it often.
Those mental and physical muscle movements don’t occur by themselves.
Learning about holsters is an interesting step in thinking thru how your pistol fits in to your life. There are a lot of great options from a lot of great companies.
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