Pancake holsters were initially designed by Roy Baker nearly 60 years ago as a flat-style carry holster that holds a handgun close to the body. Intended to be worn on the belt, either strong side or cross draw, Baker’s three-slot design is incredibly versatile allowing the wearer to position the pistol at differing angles depending on where the holster is worn.
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One of the things that have always been a dilemma for me when carrying concealed is how to keep a weapon concealed in warm weather. A move to the desert southwest has led to several different carry styles and, yes, even though I’m several hundred miles from Area 51, an Alien (Gear) encounter.
You can blame global warming for all I care, but whatever the cause, summertime means warm temperatures. As the mercury heads north, concealing your firearm becomes more difficult. However, the threat is just as high or higher than it has ever been, and leaving my firearm at home is an option I refuse to consider. So, I began looking for warm weather solutions. If you are of the same mind, here are a few tips, tricks, and alternative ways to carry a firearm without telegraphing or sacrificing your safety.
Not having the right holster is a problem often encountered by shooting enthusiasts and instructors. As an instructor, I often have students show up for defensive pistol classes wearing belt holsters that work fine as storage devices or for daily carry, but are insufficient and unsafe for serious training.
In January of 2017, I will be entering my 37th year as a law enforcement officer. For 90% of those 37 years, I carried a snubnose .38 Special revolver for off-duty or backup carry while on duty.
It’s gratifying to see how conscientious the huge majority of carry permit holders are, and how seriously they take the responsibilities that come with the Carry Life. Despite what the “mainstream” media would have you believe,
As a former SWAT officer, I am very familiar with the Blackhawk line of tactical gear and apparel. Simply put, Blackhawk makes some of the best gear on the planet, and it is constantly upgrading its line with new products, innovations, and variations. One such variation is the Matte Finish Serpa CQC Concealment holster.
I’ll admit it; I’m a little ADD when it comes to which holster I pull out to wear for the day. I change “favorite” holsters more than Paris Hilton changes boyfriends (is she even relevant anymore?). A lot of it is driven by which firearm I deem
Galco Gunleather has announced the introduction of several new holster fits for the new Smith & Wesson for the Smith & Wesson .45 ACP! Galco worked closely with the S&W prior to the Shield .45’s release highly successful introduction at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Louisville Kentucky.
BLACKHAWK!‘s new Leather Tuckable Pancake Holster offers maximum versatility and the ability to adapt to most popular carry configurations. Plus, more versatility means one holster to do it all saving you money.
1911 fans looking for a new carry solution should put DeSantis at the top of their list—especially with the introduction of the T-Gat Slide #131 holster.The T-Gat Slide, #131, is a trailing-slot belt scabbard made of premium saddle leather.
The new year is upon us, and it’s time to steer people into enlightenment and out of the old ways. While fate looks after some who
I’d estimate that I’ve got right around 5,000 hours of experience carrying a Glock 19, almost all of it in the
As important as the handgun you buy, is the holster you carry it in. It really doesn’t matter what kind
A safe, strongbox, coffer, vault, trap, hidey-hole—you can call it what you like, but essentially you’ll be describing a secure box used for securing valuable objects against damage from fire.
A guest article by Jason Hanson
I own a lot of holsters. I literally have a box that’s overflowing, full of holsters that I’ve tested over the years. I’m sure that I’ll be testing holsters for the rest of my life, but for now, I’ve found a few that work well for me and I’ll give you their names in a moment.