It’s gratifying to see how conscientious the huge majority of carry permit holders are, and how seriously they take their responsibilities. Despite what the mainstream media would have you believe, these folks are not just numerous—now somewhere north of 14 million nationwide—but also astonishingly law-abiding—6 to 10 times more so than law enforcement, who are in turn 30 times more law-abiding than the general public. However, they are plagued by a few common problems.
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I have been using Serpa holsters since at least 2006. Back then, I had put together a training consortium and created the “727 Counter Terror Training Unit.” BLACKHAWK!’s gear, especially the Serpa holster, proved its durability and reliability time and again making it one of the most popular pieces of gear. Today’s Serpa fills a range of duty and civilian uses. Find out if it is right for you.
As a level 1 secure duty holster, the 578 GLS Pro-Fit automatically retains your firearm when holstering the gun by locking on to the trigger guard. The Shooter’s Log’s Gordon Meehl put Safariland’s Pro-Fit holster to the test with multiple sized firearms and garment combination to see what worked and what did not. Read the full article for the results.
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. The Tuckable Pancake Holster features a three-slot design for strong-side, behind-the-hip, appendix and cross-draw carry on belts up to 1.75” wide. Adjustable cant and ride, along with a built-in shirt shield, add comfort and a moisture barrier between the user and firearm.
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. Highly detailed molding and a reinforced thumb break provide retention. It also has a molded in sight track. The T-Gat can be worn cross draw or strong side.
The facts are not in your favor if you don’t consider your everyday carry (EDC) gear and learn to use it well. Of course, your gear should be chosen after more than a 15-minute investigation. Step through the factors the author thinks you need to consider to be prepared on a daily basis.
What do you learn after carrying the Glock 19 everyday for years—a total of about 5,000 hours? A lot! Read the lessons one particular writer learned from carrying the Glock 19, including the best holster and belt and how to carry spare ammo.
As important as the handgun you buy, is the holster you carry it. It really doesn’t matter what kind of pistol it is or what you intend to use it for—almost every pistol needs a holster of some kind, but how does one go about finding the right holster? This guide walks you through the different types and suggestions on where to carry your concealed handgun.