Those of us that carry on a daily basis can quickly tell you that our holster is probably the most essential accessory to our EDC firearm. If you conceal carry a firearm for personal protection or you carry a firearm openly for your chosen profession (some would say they are one in the same!!), your holster is undoubtedly and unequivocally the most important part of your garb!
In the firearms world, shooters LOVE acronyms!!! We even have them for holsters! IWB (Inside the Waistband) and OWB (Outside the Waistband) are two of the most common when talking holster work and simply describe how shooters wear their firearm (and or firearm accessories). Holsters serve multiple purposes, and those vary for the shooter. But, there are several aspects of holster work that remain constant. Some that PSA identify as crucial elements of holster selection (not all!) are as follows:
- Your holster should be specifically made for the make and model of gun to be carried.
- The selected holster should allow for you to get your entire hand around the grip….even while it’s still in the holster!!!
- The holster construction should cover the entire trigger guard when the firearm is inserted and should NOT collapse when the gun is removed.
That last point is one of the most important aspects of holster selection, as safety is compromised if those prerequisites are not met.
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.***
We want to thank you for taking out the time to stop by our lane at the shooting range!! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stop back by early and often to catch up on all PSA updates! We truly hope that we were able to hit the target, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot them our way!! We look forward to shooting the breeze with you soon again!!
And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!