Women, many of whom are short-waisted, benefit from dropped and offset holsters because carrying the gun lower on the torso moves the grips of the gun out and away from the ribcage and positions the barrel of the gun below the hipbone.
When it comes to holster material, combining leather with polymer gives the armed citizen the best of both worlds. No wonder hybrid holsters for concealed carry are so popular.
A Gun Digest reader asks, “I’m taking my first concealed weapons class with a small frame 9mm pistol. Can you recommend a specific holster to get started?”
A good handgun needs a holster like a bolt-action rifle needs a scope and peanut butter needs jelly. Here are 8 best holsters for concealed carry.
Your life circumstances affect your "risk profile," which has as much bearing on choosing the best concealed carry holster as which gun you choose to carry.