How do I buy a holster?

How do I buy a holster?

Ordering the correct holster for your firearm involves careful consideration of several factors. Follow these steps to ensure you make the right choice:

  1. Identify Your Firearm Model: Clearly identify the make and model of your firearm. Check the manufacturer's specifications to ensure you have the correct details. Even slight variations in models can affect the fit of the holster!  

  2. Holster Compatibility: Look for holsters specifically designed for your firearm model. Holster manufacturers often provide compatibility lists on their websites. Ensure that the holster you're interested in is explicitly mentioned as compatible with your gun, and any accessories such as lights, lasers, or optical sights you have mounted on your gun.

  3. Research Holster Types: Understand the different types of holsters available and choose one that suits your preferences, carry style, and intended use. Whether it's an inside-the-waistband (IWB), outside-the-waistband (OWB), or another type, make sure it aligns with your needs.

  4. Material and Construction: Decide on the material for your holster based on factors such as comfort, durability, and maintenance. Kydex, leather, and nylon are common materials. Ensure that the material chosen is known for providing adequate trigger guard protection.  Of course here at Cold War Concealment, we strongly recommend Kydex for many reasons!

  5. Holster Adjustability: Check the information provided by the manufacturer. Some holsters are adjustable to accommodate different cant and retention.

  6. Comfort and Concealment: If comfort and concealment are priorities, choose a holster that aligns with your clothing and carry preferences. Consider factors such as the holster's profile, type of belt attatchment. how it sits on your body, and whether it can be easily concealed.

  7. Read Reviews and Recommendations: Look for reviews from other gun owners who have the same firearm model. Their experiences can provide valuable insights into the compatibility, comfort, and overall performance of the holster.

  8. Ask us: If you're uncertain, consider reaching out to us. After all, we were a nominee to be the "Coolest thing made in North Carolina"! We are happy to guide you in selecting the right holster for your specific firearm.

By following these steps and thoroughly researching your options, you can confidently order a holster that not only fits your firearm correctly but also meets your preferences for comfort, concealment, and safety.

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