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2017 Holster Guide

by Brad Fitzpatrick   |  August 15th, 2017 0

INSIDE WAISTBAND

BianchiModell155Bianchi Model 155 Subversion
Full-grain leather exterior with laminate synthetic interior for a smooth draw. Offers adjustable cant and comes with an antibacterial and antimicrobial foam backing. Fits belts to 1.75 inches. {$68} safariland.com

 

 

 

EliteSurvivalMainstayElite Survival Mainstay
Unique clipless design uses a silicone outer layer for slip resistance. Holster rides between the waistband and body, and adhesive surface helps retain position. Available in black and designed to fit a variety of handguns. {$25} EliteSurvival.com

 

 

GalcoScout

Galco Scout
New updated design features rough-out leather with injection-molded C-clip attachment. Neutral position allows it to be used for strong-side, crossdraw and appendix carry. Reinforced mouth band allows for easy holstering. Accommodates semiauto pistols and double-action revolvers. Fits belts to 1.75 inches. {$83} GalcoGunLeather.com

 

VersaCarryQuickSlideVersaCarry Quick Slide S3
Ambidextrous IWB/OWB tuckable design fits a wide variety of carry guns. FlexVent design allows for increased airflow and moisture dissipation. Available in 12 different configurations with either black or distressed brown water buffalo leather. Hand-crafted in Texas. {$30–$33} versacarry.com

 

 

 

 

VersaCarryProVersaCarry Pro
Utilizes injection-molded belt clip and barrel retention holster like the original Versacarry Zero-bulk design with the addition of a distressed brown water buffalo leather dual comfort guard that prevents the gun from digging into the body. Leather comfort guard has neodymium earth magnets stitched into the leather for secure closure. {$35} versacarry.com

 

 

BELT / DUTY

BlackHawkOmnivoreBlackhawk Omnivore
Injection-molded design that fits 150 popular handguns with or without lights. Non-light-bearing holster secures to accessory rail of the firearm. Models for firearms equipped with Streamlight and Surefire lights secure to frame. All models come with thumb release to secure firearm. {$60} blackhawk.com

EliteSurvivalElite Survival CR Secure
Auto-locking retention holster made from injection-molded, glass-filled nylon. The locking system is located between the holster body and the user to prevent others from accessing the firearm. There are multiple attachment options, and it is available in black or tan. {$90} EliteSurvival.com

 

GalcoBlakguardGalco Blakguard
Hybrid premium center-cut steerhide and injection-molded plastic design that features twin adjustable tension units and a neutral cant. Trench-style sight rail accommodates suppressor sights, and beveled sight rail design eases holstering. Fits belts to 1.75 inches. {$52} GalcoGunLeather.com

 
GalcoIronhideGalco Ironhide
Similar to the brand’s WheelGunner revolver holster but designed for semiautos. Firearm is secured by hand-molded design and reversible retention strap with polymer tab. Ambidextrous design allows for strong-side and crossdraw carry with four position options. Hammer-fired guns can be carried hammer down or cocked-and-locked. Fits belts to 1.75 inches. {$77} GalcoGunLeather.com

GalcoWraith2Galco Wraith 2
Made from premium center-cut steerhide and injection-molded plastic with a reinforced thumb-break retention strap. Designed to work with most carry-style optical sights. Includes adjustable belt slot and paddle that are interchangeable. Available in black and fits belts to 1.75 inches. {$50} GalcoGunLeather.com

 

Safariland7TSSafariland 7TS Series XC1
Safariland has expanded its 7TS line to include models that can accommodate Glock and Smith & Wesson pistols with Surefire XC1 lights mounted. These holsters feature injection-molded construction with special SafariSeven nylon blend from DuPont. {$57} safariland.com

 

 

 

Safariland578GLSSafariland 578 GLS Pro-Fit
Features a customizable fit for single-stack carry guns. Grip Locking System automatically locks the gun in place when holstered. SafariSeven construction available in either flat dark earth or black. {$55} safariland.com

 

 

 

TripleKLuckyGatorTriple K Lucky Gator
Combination American alligator hide exterior with vegetable-tanned steer leather and waxed nylon stitching. Draw shield allows for a comfortable draw and ride. Designed for four- to five-inch 1911s. Available in brown or black. {$190} TripleK.com

 

 

VersaCarryCommanderVersaCarry Commander
Distressed brown water buffalo leather construction with an extended leather tab to prevent gun from rubbing against the shooter. FlexVent design allows heat and moisture to dissipate and adds dexterity to leather. Stitched-on leather mag pouch included. {$40} versacarry.com

 

 

 

 

WrightLeatherworksBroncoSOBWright Leatherworks  Bronco SOB
Leather construction with paddle-like design that is canted for carry on the small of the back. Extended leather tab prevents gun from digging into the body. Available in five different colors. Fits belts to 1.75 inches. {$98} WrightLeatherworks.com

 

 

 

 

OTHER HOLSTER STYLES & GUN BELTS

TripleKBigThunderTriple K Big Thunder
Leather chest holster designed for hunting revolvers with or without scopes. Adjustable leather harness distributes weight evenly across shoulders and torso and positions gun for rapid draw in various situations. Havana brown and plain finish options. Dual leather retention straps.  {$210, including harness} TripleK.com

 

CrossbreedExecutiveCrossbreed Executive
Available in black or brown hand-oiled leather with a gunmetal buckle with either matte or glossy finish. Leather is cut to desired width and attached to a liner using 277 thread and industrial adhesive for maximum durability. Finished belt measures approximately 1/4-inch thick and is available in 1.25 and 1.5-inch widths. {$75} CrossbreedHolsters.com

EliteSurvivalCOShootersBeltElite Survival CO Shooter’s Belt
Scuba nylon webbing with a stiffened core, 1.5-inches wide. Velcro adjustable. Reinforced stitching helps improve rigidity and Cobra quick-release buckle exceeds mil-spec standards for dust, sand and saltwater environments. Available in black, coyote tan and wolf gray for waists from 26 to 56 inches. {$74} EliteSurvival.com

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