How to Choose the Right Holster for Your Gun

Man placing gun in holsterPeople who buy a gun sometimes take it for granted that a good holster is needed for it. They usually buy one based simply on price and not design, which can be a big mistake. When you are buying a holster for your gun, you have to remember that there are actually different kinds for different purposes. This is why you need to choose correctly.

One type of holster that you might find in gun shops is the competition holster. This is the one used by those who compete in shooting competitions. 

Holsters come in many different designs and can be made from many different kinds of materials. Leather is the most commonly used one, and has been used for as long as guns have been around. Modern holsters, however, can be made from synthetic materials and from plastic. These are usually molded holsters, and are often inexpensive, waterproof, light, and do not wear easily.

When you are choosing a holster, no matter what materials you find these in, the considerations you need to make apart from price include safety, comfort, and accessibility.

For safety, you should always make sure that your gun fits well into your holster. If it does not fit properly into your holster, various problems will emerge. For a tight fit, accidental discharge is a possibility. For a loose fitting holster, you may find yourself with a gun that falls out a lot.

Always test your gun with the holster you are thinking of buying for it to ensure that it is indeed the right fit. You should also make sure that your holster protects your trigger properly. This is to prevent any accidental pulling, which may cause your gun to go off.

For comfort, choose a holster that you won’t be uncomfortable wearing. An uncomfortable holster will often result in you not wearing your gun, and this can be a problem should you come into a situation where you will need it.

For quick access, you must make sure that the holster you choose is built in such a way that when you need to get to your weapon, you can easily do so. It should be worn in a position that allows you easy access, whether your holster is worn in the back, or on your hip.

You need to take into consideration the kinds of clothing that you wear from day to day. This will allow you to choose the best possible holster that will fit your wardrobe. The style of your holster will also depend on how you want to wear it, so you should try out a few different types with the usual clothing that you wear.

To find out more about guns, holsters and other gun accessories, as well as to read up on safe gun use, check out our many articles on our GunCo Arms’ blog. If you have any questions about our products, do not hesitate to call us at 940-341-2501.