Outside the Waistband

Outside the Waistband

OWB CONCEALED CARRY HOLSTER

OWB concealment holsters allow a few carrying styles. Open, and concealed. In certain countries, the lawsuit does not allow open carry holsters except at the shooting range or sports contests.

CONCEALED CARRY HOLSTERS OWB

THE GREATEST ADVANTAGES OF OWB CONCEALED CARRY

  • Comfort holster. The gun is placed further from the body which eliminates the pressure on your skin.
  • The Gun Draw. There is no significant difference between drawing from an IWB or OWB
  • Various possibilities. Unlike IWB or Shoulder Rigs, the OWB concealment holster category offers a wide range of material and design options. 
  • Safety. It is the gun user that defines safety and the gun draw and re-holstering rely on training. 

CZ holsters OWB
CZ holsters OWB

DISADVANTAGES OF CONCEALABLE OWB HOLSTER

  • Psychological Effects. You need to realize that concealed carry is difficult, especially during summer. This might discourage the aggressor, but if he nevertheless decides to attack you, he will be aware of the gun you carry, and the attack will be that much stronger.
  • Gun Draw. In winter, while wearing a buttoned coat, any gun draw is problematic, but the OWB holster will cost you more effort than IWB one.

HOW TO CHOOSE AN IDEAL CONCEALED CARRY HOLSTER OWB?

There is no best OWB concealment holster. The choice depends on the individual needs and requirements of a person that carries a gun, and on the occasions on which the gun is needed. If you want to choose the best solution for you, answer the following questions:

HOLSTER MATERIAL

As we mentioned before, OWB concealed carry holsters belong to the most popular ones, and so there exist a lot of material and design variations.
Concealed carry leather holsters – a traditional material for holster production. These holsters are long-lasting and firm. Plus, they are gentle not only to the weapon but also to your skin.
Nylon holsters
concealed carry – in comparison to leather, Nylon offers different advantages. It is lighter, more resistant to abrasion, offers higher sweat resistance- all of this while staying soft and comfortable to wear.

Kydex holsters
open carry – is a current trend in holster production. The best concealable OWB Kydex holster is compact, light, firm, long-lasting, and water and abrasion-resistant.

      LOCKING CONCEALED CARRY HOLSTER

      Another question is whether to opt for a lock. In most cases, you will see various thumb breaks, and trigger locks (manual lock holding the trigger guard of a gun, released by pushing). In some holster designs, the holster retention screw might be incorporated, to regulate the force of resistance while drawing. 

      OWB CONCEALED CARRY TECHNIQUES

      • OWB Cross Draw Holster

      Carrying a gun on the left hip and drawing across your body is not effective in Self-defense, because of the long trajectory the gun must follow, this prolongs the time needed for a gun drawn. The main potential of this carry style is while driving, or at work. Springfield hellcat concealed holster is top-notch.

      • Hip holster

      The most practical and common carry style for OWB holsters. The gun usually sits at a 90° angle to the belt. Of course, the carry is possible under different angles too, according to your individual needs and requirements. Our concealed carry Glock 19 holster is the best seller.

      • Small of the Back

      Small of the back for carrying guns further on the back and slightly tilted. The further back the gun is carried, the bigger the tilt must be, to enable smooth gun draw. This carry style offers the best gun concealment but is less comfortable and far from ideal concerning self-defense. Try our 1911 concealed carry holster.

      Glock 17 concealed carry
      Glock 17 concealed carry

      CUSTOM MOLDED OWB HOLSTERS FOR CONCEALED CARRY

      If you just plan to buy your EDC, consider its size and weight. It is recommended to keep at least one OWB holster for each gun of yours. We offer pistol and revolver concealment holsters. The price-quality ratio is present, although it is a quality you can rely on every time. You need to be sure that the gun is always in the place where it is supposed to be.