Every state in the country has laws on the books that allow for the concealed carry of a firearm. Permitting rules do vary from place to place, but the fact remains, your second amendment right is alive and well in the U.S.
The real question you have to answer before you are ready to take advantage of that right and start carrying your gun is how (or where) you’d like to do that. These 4 common types of holsters allow you to carry any way that feels right for you.
1. Belt Holster
Belt holsters remain the most popular carry option for many gun owners. If you have an open carry permit, you may opt for the OWB (outside the waistband) option. If not, there are plenty of IWB (inside the waistband) holsters on the market, as well.
If you do opt to carry on your hip, you’ll need to invest in a heavy-duty belt designed to carry the extra weight of your firearm.
2. Ankle Holster
Many gun owners opt for the comfort and low profile features of a concealed ankle holster. These holsters fit easy, discreetly, and comfortably under a pant leg and can be worn all day.
One downside to carrying on the ankle is that drawing your gun in an emergency can be difficult and slow.
3. Shoulder Holster
In every cop movie you’ve ever seen, one detective dawns the shoulder holster harness. There is a reason for that. Carrying in a shoulder holster is comfortable, easily concealed under a jacket, and makes for a quick and discreet drawing position.
You can find shoulder harnesses made for right or left-handed shooters. Dual holster harnesses are available, as well.
4. Concealment Clothing
Over the past few years, designers have been busy catching up with the concealed carry market. Today you can find shirts, pants, shorts, jackets, even bras and underwear with firearm concealment pockets built in.
Ultimately, finding the right holster and carry option is very personal. You’ll need to try out several options to find the one that feels right for you.