How to choose a gun holster:
IWB Holsters vs OWB Holsters
Welcome to another Alien Gear original hidden holster carry training video. In this episode, we’ll compare IWB holsters vs OWB holsters and dive deeper into concealed carry vs open carry by covering five key decision points including:
- Carry open vs discreet
- Holsters Holsters vs OWB IWB
In order to determine canon law and carry preference, let’s revisit these key points. By the end of this video, you should have a better idea of which type case would work better in your personal life. We will begin.
1) Open vs Discreet Carry
This is like carrying a gun openly rather than keeping it hidden from your personal vision. Some consider open carrying a crime deterrent, while others believe that hidden carry allows you the element of surprise. You may wonder what makes you feel safer?
2) IWB Holster vs. OWB Holster
It’s more important than people may think. It is absolutely crucial to acquire a gun holster with a high level of comfort for everyday wear. If you’re not comfortable with your gun holster, you’ll never wear it. Period. Even off the belt, gun holsters can be uncomfortable, especially if they weigh down your belt and sag. We recommend investing in a quality leather gun belt to properly support an OWB holster.
3) holster concealment
This link to our first point. Prefer to hide carry? If so, your best bet is an IWB holster. These inside the waistband holsters are designed to be worn under a layer of clothing to prevent others knowing you are a carrier. Some OWB holsters also have the ability to be concealed if worn with the right clothing.
We consider the “decisive factor” in the purchase of a case. If you’re not 100 percent confident in your abilities with a holster, it can prove disastrous in a defensive situation. To gain confidence with IWB or OWB holster, you can take the time to carry it around. Become familiar with it. As long as you’re wearing the correct clothes with a case that can set a profile alongside you with ease, you should be good. We hope these points prove helpful in your holster buying process.