2 Ways to Holster Your Concealed Weapon

How you choose to carry your concealed weapon is a very personal decision. This can be based on the size of the sidearm, the type of clothing you’re wearing, how active you will be throughout the day, or a number of other factors. Each person must take these things into account when they consider purchasing both their weapon and the holster, they will use to safely conceal it. There are many options when it comes to what type of holster you can choose, and it is often a good idea to have more than one available.

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Outside Waist Band (OWB)

If you prefer your gun to be held at your waist but outside the waistband, then this type of holster may be right for you. As long as your waistband or belt is strong enough to hold the weight of the gun, this is a very secure and common way to carry. Competition holsters and everyday wearable holsters can be worn this way. Concealment is more difficult, however, unless you have a shirt or jacket that covers the weapon well. A jacket may allow for better access, while a shirt may get in the way of the draw.

Inside Waist Band (IWB)

Wearing a holster inside the waistband of your pants is another common way to conceal your weapon. Often, these are not easily visible even without a jacket on. They can also be worn at the front, back, or side depending on what you’re are comfortable with and what will allow you to access it easily.

However you decide to wear your sidearm, be sure to test the different options available to you. If you are unable to access the weapon of it doesn’t feel secure when worn a certain way, that may not be the best position for you. Just like choosing your weapon, how you conceal it is a process that should be taken seriously.

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