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When you need a defensive handgun, it should be at arm’s reach, so finding the finest concealed carry method is critical to live a safe and secure armed lifestyle.
Types of holsters
There are four basic types of holsters available:
- Outside-the-Waistband (OWB) holsters are worn on the outside of your pants.
- Inside the Waistband (IWB) holsters, in which the pistol and holster are placed between your waist and your beltline.
- Appendix Inside the Waistband (AIWB), in which the gun is carried on the front of your body between your clothes and your body.
- Pocket holsters, which are only suitable for tiny pistols that can fit in a pocket.
Inside the waistband (IWB) holsters
The benefits of using an IWB Holster include better concealing since the gun is mainly tucked within your pants, with little visible on the outside. Furthermore, your body’s natural curves will help conceal it inside the contour of your pants. An IWB holster has three points of contact with your body: two on the belt and one where the holster rubs up against your skin, making it more stable.
Because it is closer to your body in an IWB holster, it requires more effort to wrap your thumb around the grip of your handgun when drawing it.
Outside the waistband (OWB) holsters
If you already wear very loose clothing, OWB Carry is simple to include. Aside from your gun belt (which, regardless of whatever choice you select, is a must), you are ready to go.
Because your handgun is farther away from your body, it is simpler to acquire a solid, firm grasp on it before you draw.
A disadvantage is that there are only two places of touch on your body which implies that without a suitable gun belt, your gun will slide around on your waistline.
Appendix inside the waistband (AIWB) holsters
Because your belly is a flatter surface than the rest of your body, it is simpler to conceal the flat surfaces of your handgun here than it is on your curvier hip region. Your draw will also be a little faster.
A handgun in your trouser pocket is hardly noticeable and may seem to be a random bulge in your pocket. Getting your hand on your pistol inside your pocket cuts your draw time in half.
They are, however, limited to tiny firearms that can fit in your pocket and drawing from a pocket holster while sitting is nearly impossible.
Concealed carry for women
When it comes to picking the finest concealed carry weapon for their lifestyle, women have some unique problems.
Women can however have their own distinctive flair while yet maintaining a consistent look that is conducive to concealed carry. Because a gun disrupts your silhouette, you can use the same apparel that conceals bumps or lumps to conceal your pistol.
You may also want to consider a means for attaching your gun to your pants or skirt. However, keep in mind that the fabric of the clothes it is fastened to is the weakest link in that design.
The ideal manner to carry hidden varies from person to person, because everyone is built differently.
Personal wardrobe selections and weather-appropriate attire will also influence how you hide your defensive handgun. Whatever combination of holster, gun, and cover clothing you choose, it is critical to remember that concealed carry allows carrying your pistol whenever and wherever it is legal.