Optics-ready Lightbearing Holsters

Optics-ready Lightbearing Holsters

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Optics-ready Lightbearing Holsters

If you own a firearm with a red dot sight (RDS) or a light, you may be wondering what kind of holster you need to safely and effectively carry your weapon. Luckily, there are many compatible holsters in our offer which are designed to accommodate these types of accessories. Let's take a closer look at what optics-ready lightbearing gun holsters to consider when selecting your new holster.

First, let's define some terms. An optics-ready holster is one that has been specifically designed to accommodate a firearm equipped with a red dot sight. These holsters typically feature a cutout or groove that allows the sight to protrude through the holster while still providing adequate retention. A light-bearing holster, on the other hand, is one that can accommodate a weapon-mounted light (WML). These holsters usually feature a space or channel in the holster body to accommodate the light, as well as additional retention devices to ensure the weapon remains securely in place.

glock 43x holster with light and optic
Glock 43x holster with light

Optic Ready Holster

As we mentioned earlier, an RDS holster is specifically designed to accommodate a firearm equipped with a red dot sight. This type of holster may have a different shape or profile than a traditional holster in order to accommodate the sight. RDS cut holster has a cutout or groove in the holster body that allows the red dot sight to protrude through the holster while still providing adequate retention. It's important to ensure you select a holster that's compatible with RMR. All Red dot compatible holsters also may be referred to as optics-ready holsters or RDS holsters. 

Holsters for pistols with red dot sights from Falco Holsters can be hand-crafted from full-grain Italian leather, American Kydex & nylon. All holsters are custom-made to fit your specific firearm. You can specify multiple options in our configurator and so create a truly unique gun holster.

Custom Holster with light

A holster with a light is one that's designed to accommodate a weapon-mounted light. These holsters may also be referred to as light-bearing holsters or WML holsters. If you own a firearm with a mounted light, you'll want to look for a holster for a gun with light such as leather C113 Bat, Kydex A903 L 2021, or Hybrid C908 L 2021. Falco manufactures pistol holster with light for multiple different brands such as Fenix, Streamlight, Crimson Trace, Surefire, Olight, LaserMax, Klarus, Viridian or Nightstick.

optic ready 1911
1911 holster with light

Holsters For Guns With Lights & Red Dot Sights - Conclusion

Optics-ready & light-bearing holsters have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly as more firearms are being equipped with red dot sights. For those who own a 1911 pistol with a light or other customized features, a custom holster with a light may be the ideal choice to ensure a secure and comfortable fit. Light-bearing holsters that accommodate red dot sights are available for a wide range of more than 3000 most popular firearms, including the Glock 19 with a red dot, the XDM Elite 3.8 with a red dot, the Sig P320 with a red dot, and many other less known combinations. Ultimately, choosing the right Glock 19 red dot holster for your needs will depend on a variety of factors, including your preferred carry position, level of retention, and overall comfort. Be sure to consider all of your options carefully and select a holster that will allow you to carry your firearm safely and effectively.