Things to Consider When Selecting an IWB Holster

October 11, 2017

Things to Consider When Selecting an IWB Holster

Carrying a concealed weapon sounds simple enough, but in reality it's a very important decision. Like an article of clothing you wear it must not be uncomfortable except it also needs to be functional in your ability to draw your firearm safely and quickly. The good news is that there are plenty of choices available to both men and woman. It’s important to take into account one’s lifestyle when choosing your inside-the-waistband concealment option and just because one option works for your friend the same may not be true for you. 

IWB Holsters

Inside-the-waistband also known, as IWB is currently the most popular.  The reason for their popularity is because the holster goes inside the waistband between your underwear and your pants. Some IWB holsters have a tuckable feature that allows one to tuck a shirt into your pants while maintaining a tidy appearance while maintaining concealment. 

Ultimate Concealment

While appearance or lack thereof is important so is accessibility in ones selection of a holster. The selection you make has to also take into account how is it for you to draw your weapon without difficulty and your ability to re-holster it.

Comfort is King

Possibly the final requisite in making your selection is comfort. The need for comfort is paramount because if it isn’t comfortable you won’t want to use it. A popular material with IWB holster is a material called Kydex. Kydex holsters do not collapse and retain their shape when the firearm is withdrawn, which aids in one handed re-holstering. Make it a point to wear your most often used pant style when trying to check comfort and fit as your pants my feel a little tighter than usual.

Try the holster for a couple of weeks before making a determination on whether it’s the right one for you. If you find that you forget your even wearing one after a week or so, then you’ve found the right one.

Start Shopping

Take a few minutes and look at some of our IWB kydex holsters. From camo to blue, from black to orange, we've got you covered. As always, get FREE expedited shipping on your order of $50 or more, and all in-stock orders ship within one business day.


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