"Never let your gun suffer from separation anxiety, Always carry." ~ The Recoil Recitals

Monday, May 2, 2016

Hybrid Inside the Waistband Holster (IWB)

  Hybrid Inside the Waistband (IWB) holsters are becoming more and more popular due to their comfort, adjustability and ease of concealment. They normally consist of a leather or polypropylene back and a Kydex™ front, which is molded for a specific firearm which provides great retention that is normally adjustable by the wearer; they can either utilize a single or double belt clip system and usually have adjustments for cant and ride depth. Though the double clip style can be slightly more difficult to put on they offer less *walking of the holster and are very comfortable.  Hybrid IWB holsters can be positioned anywhere on the waist including appendix carry depending on body type. I find the 4-5 o’clock position with a 15° cant extremely comfortable; while still providing excellent concealment for myself as a slightly bigger guy. The leather backing may stretch over time and change color due to wear, but most will have the adjustable retention screws so that you can tighten down the hold on the firearm.  Kydex™ comes in many different color opinions so there is a good chance you can find the perfect one to match your style. There are many manufacturers of hybrid holsters but I personally use an Osborn Holsters TacticalTuck IWB whereas Angie uses the Osborn Holsters SuperMini Appendix IWBThis is just a little bit about the Hybrid IWB style holsters, they are practical, comfortable, sturdy, customizable, adjustable and very concealable.  No matter what holster you use or prefer; always remember to wear a sturdy belt.  Also as with any IWB holster you may need to wear pants that are 1-2 sizes bigger than normal to allow for the width of the holster and firearm. Make the decision to carry and carry everyday.

"Never let your gun suffer from separation anxiety;  Always carry." ~ The Recoil Recitals

*Walking of the holster- movement of the holster on the wearers waist and belt

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