Holsters and Their Purpose

From images portrayed of the “wild wild west” to the games children play as “cops and robbers”, the gun holster is an important element. Used to hold items like a handgun, they offer protection securing the object they are holding. This is why holsters have become popular for such items as cell phone holders, to act as a protection to its contents.

In the weapon end of things, holsters play a vital role in the safety of the carrier and others around them. While older styles were meant to show off ones firearm while traveling through town on your horse, today they are made to be concealable – offering security, protection and no visibility that one may be carrying a weapon.

Specifically designed to allow the object in them to be obtained by using only one hand, they are most often worn around a waistband – clipped to a belt or an item of clothing. Some fit inside a pocket where extra security is added, but generally speaking, they are kept at arms reach for easy use.

The common material used for making the holster itself is generally leather. This is because of its tough nature. Using leather allows the carrier to choose from a wide variety of details in their holster, such as embossing or dyed with specific colors. Molded plastics are also used as well as a Ballistic Nylon. While these options do not offer the wide range of cosmetic appeal as leather might, they do offer a stiffer product and water resistance.

Those wanting one in which they can conceal their gun look for something lightweight as well as something that will not be in the way. They are made so the wearer can have it hidden under clothing.

Whatever your using a holster for be it a show piece or concealable, they are an important part of gun safety.


Post time: 04-21-2017