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Open Carry Holsters

Just like their name suggests, open carry holsters are an ideal choice for those who aren’t required to carry concealed. There are several different types of holsters for open carry, depending on which region of your body the holster is attached to.

The most common type of open carry holsters are outside the waistband holsters. This group includes holsters carried on one’s dominant side (standard OWB holsters), holsters carried on the weaker side (cross draw holsters) and holsters attached to the 6 o’clock position (SoB holsters). Other popular types of open carry holsters are shoulder holsters, paddle holsters, drop-leg holsters and duty holsters.

No matter which carry method you prefer, holsters designed for open carry come with a couple of advantages not every single concealed carry holster offers. As they are not hidden underneath your clothing, open carry holsters are easily accessible, which also means they offer much quicker and more convenient draw and re-holstering than CCW holsters.

Open carry holsters are most frequently used in the states that allow for open carry. However, this group of gun holsters isn’t all that uncommon even in the states that only issue concealed carry permits. The reason for that is that holsters for open carry are utilized by pretty much every single Law Enforcement agency as well as military professionals.

Handgun holsters for open carry can be made of pretty much any holster material. Most commonly, these holsters are made either of leather or kydex. If a custom leather open carry holster is built well, then it will last you for ages (provided you take proper care of it). Also, open carry leather holsters look incredibly stylish and they are a great addition to any gentleman’s EDC set. Kydex open carry holsters are mostly employed by military professionals as they come with higher retention than nylon open carry holsters or those made of leather.
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Best Gun Holster Accessories

Choose the right accessories below that will enhance your carry. Don't forget that a proper magazine pouch, a belt or a concealed carry bag are always good choices.


A custom magazine/speedloader pouch is your best choice if you want to carry enough spare ammo ... not that there was anything like "enough ammo", right?

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A solid and stable gun belt is what you need to prevent your holster and the rest of your EDC from sagging. Get a custom made gun belt now so that you don't need to search for one later on.

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Get yourself a Premium Holsters Care kit so that you can take proper care of your new holster. The kit contains everything you need to make sure your holster will last you a lifetime.

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