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6 Benefits of OWB Kydex Holsters

by Ben Jimenez 4 min read

6 Benefits of OWB Kydex Holsters

Whether you carry a gun daily or just on occasion, you need a reliable holster that will keep your weapon secure and accessible. Before you spend any money, make sure you know the benefits that OWB Kydex holsters offer. Even if you usually prefer IWB holsters, you will likely find times when you want to carry your gun on the outside of your waistband.

We make a range of high-quality OWB holsters to match your gun’s features and dimensions. Once you try one of our holsters, you will understand why we have such loyal customers.

OWB Kydex Holsters Give You Easy, Fast Access to Your Weapon

While some people prefer IWB holsters because they conceal weapons well, keeping your Kydex holster inside your waistband can make it hard to draw your gun quickly when you need it most. You won’t find that problem when you use an OWB Kydex holster.

An OWB holster keeps your gun secure outside of your clothing. The moment you need to secure a situation, you can draw your weapon to neutralize threats.

Don’t forget that you can use OWB holsters as concealed carry holsters. With the right design, you can hide your weapon by untucking your shirt or wearing a jacket.

Open Carrying Can Prevent Criminals From Causing Trouble

Concealed carry holsters give you the advantage of surprising criminals. Keeping the element of surprise on your side can help you create a safe environment for yourself and everyone around you.

Outside of the waistband holsters give you a different advantage. Instead of hiding your gun, display it proudly. Anyone who wants to start trouble will think twice when they see that you have a gun on your hip. Suddenly, you look like an adversary who could take control of the situation. Most criminals don’t want someone to stand up to them, especially with real force. Keeping your gun holster visible shows people that you’re prepared to stand your ground.

OWB Kydex Holsters Feel Comfortable Throughout the Day

If you prefer carrying a full-size handgun, you will get more comfort by using an OWB Kydex holster. Imagine carrying a Canik TP9SA inside your waistband. The gun has a 7.5-inch overall length and a 4.46-inch barrel.

A large person might feel comfortable carrying such a large gun in an IWB Kydex holster. The average person will find the gun cumbersome under their clothes, though. It’s much more comfortable to keep a large gun in an OWB Kydex holster. That’s one of the reasons we make an OWB Kydex paddle holster specifically for the Canik TP9SA.

Keeping a full-size gun outside of your waistband does more than prevent the length from knocking against your leg. Using belt clips to secure your holster to a leather gun belt helps distribute the extra weight around your waist. Instead of your gun pulling at one part of your waistband, you get even distribution that keeps you agile during conflicts.

OWB Kydex Holsters Can Often Carry Larger Guns

In some cases, you can’t find IWB holsters designed to fit large handguns. An OWB Kydex holster can often solve that problem by giving you the perfect fit for your favorite weapon.

If you’re not concerned about concealing your gun, you can use size to intimidate would-be criminals. No one will want to mess with you when they see a large weapon hanging on your hip. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem like a good idea to start any trouble. Hopefully, that means you can protect people without ever drawing your gun.

Since you want a holster that holds your gun perfectly, look for designs with adjustable retention and ride height. That way, you can keep your big gun secure at all times without blocking access when you need it.

You Can Use Several Carrying Positions With OWB Kydex Holsters

OWB Kydex holsters let you use any waistband carrying position, including the 3 o’clock position, 9 o’clock position, kidney carry position, and appendix carry.

You get to choose the position that feels most the most natural for you. If you prefer a cross draw, you can move your OWB holster to that position on your belt. If you like to draw from your hip, you can move the holster to that position.

Kydex Holsters Protect Guns From Moisture and Scratches

You carry a gun so you can protect yourself and other people. But you also need to think about protecting your weapon. In addition to cleaning your gun regularly, you can keep it in top condition by carrying it in an OWB Kydex holster.

Kydex is an amazing material that can tolerate decades of wear and tear. It’s so resilient that engineers often use it to build aircraft bulkheads.

By choosing a Kydex holster, you protect your guns from moisture and scratches. Over time, moisture can ruin a gun. Kydex will shield your favorite weapons from rain and sweat. By preventing scratches, you reduce friction and improve your draw time. You also help ensure that you keep your gun in perfect condition for years to come.

If you have owned leather holsters in the past, consider trying Kydex. Most people find that Kydex holsters are vastly superior to holsters made from leather, nylon, and other materials.

Our OWB Kydex Holsters Will Last a Lifetime, Guaranteed

Never compromise when you buy OWB Kydex holsters for your guns. We make high-quality holsters right here in the United States to ensure our products last a lifetime. Kydex helps us meet that goal. Kydex is the most durable material used to make holsters for CCW. We trust our designs and material so much that we include a lifetime warranty with every holster.

Find the perfect OWB Kydex holsters for your handguns by browsing our online catalog. We have designs for most popular gun models, so you will find options that fit your favorite CCWs.
Ben Jimenez
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