Things To Consider When Choosing a Concealed Carry Holster Sport
Anyone who has carried a weapon understands that your holster is just as important as your gun. If your holster fails, you will have difficulty drawing or reholstering your weapon. In some cases, your firearm may move around or fall out of an improper or low-quality holster. Therefore, it is vital that you choose a great one for your weapon. These are a few things to consider as you research and test holsters.
Is it Secure?
The best concealed carry holster is the one made for your weapon. You can choose any carry position, but make sure your weapon is fully secured. For example, if you choose a concealed shoulder holster, test whether you can jump around, run or bend over without the weapon shifting or falling. A high-quality holster uses shape, molding and friction to secure your firearm. Some even have manual release retention systems.
When you are testing options, place your unloaded weapon in the holster and shake it around. Don’t put it on. Then, stand over a soft surface and turn the weapon upside down and shake. Did your firearm stay in the holster? Did it slip, suggesting it may fall out when it has ammo in it?
Can You Draw Easily?
Your next test should determine whether you can draw your weapon quickly and efficiently. You don’t want to get caught on the concealed carry holster as you draw, and you want to be sure the trigger is completely protected so you don’t accidentally fire the weapon as you pull it out. Try drawing your gun in several positions, including sitting, standing, bending over, walking or running. Can you reach it easily, and are you able to pull your weapon smoothly without having to look at it or your holster? Make sure you can draw and present your weapon with one hand.
Your ability to draw and present your weapon can literally be the difference between life and death. Therefore, choose a holster that keeps your weapon secure and that allows you to present your weapon smoothly from any position.