OWB Holsters

Doug Childers of New Braunfels, Texas, runs Bear Creek Holsters, a one-man workshop finely crafting custom holsters that are gaining some attention. In addition to cowhide, he offers holsters made of horsehide, which is denser, smoother and more moisture resistant than cowhide. Color choices are black, brown or natural leather, which has a marbled light brown appearance. Holsters are hand tooled and stitched without rivets. Childers also offers accents and exotic materials such as alligator, shark, elephant, ostrich or stingray. Delivery times can vary based on demand. Check Bear Creek Holsters’ website for current delivery times. (Prices vary, bearcreekholsters.com)

Home Sweet Concealed Carry Holster

Editor James Card takes a look at some of the best concealed carry holsters out there - solid rigs to keep your handguns safe and secure.

Concealed carry holster cant for women.

Holster Cant and Ride Considerations for Women

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.

The Crossbreed SuperTuck Deluxe combines the comfort of leather with the gun retention and speed of draw of Kydex.

Hybrid Holsters for Concealed Carry

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.