PHLSTER is a fairly new company, started in 2010 by its owner Jon Hauptman messing with Kydex in the spare room of his Philadelphia home. It has grown to offering several types of holsters as well as an innovative concealment system called the Enigma that’s based on Jon and his wife Sarah’s experiments with beltless concealment. PHLSTER carries parts to upgrade their holsters and weapon mounted lights, as well as a WML of their own. [...]
I seems most folks (including members of my family) tend to like compact models of handguns as opposed to full-size models. The number one reason given is that the compact and sub-compacts are easier to conceal, and they’re probably correct. With that said, I’ve dressed around my guns in [...]
One of the best parts of owning a handgun is customizing it to fit your needs. From changing sights to swapping stock controls for extended or ambidextrous components, the options to personalize a gun are endless. However, finding a holster to accommodate a newly customized gun can be a real challenge.
Hybrid holsters are comfortable and stable thanks to the large back panel between your handgun and body. With a basic design of a Kydex shell fastened to a leather backer, you don’t have the option of adjusting retention because the backer material, usually leather, can flex. The Reckoning holster from [...]
Previously only available for revolvers and compact/full-size semi-autos, the Galco Switchback holster is now available for 4-5” 1911 pistols, with and without red dot sights. An outside-the-waistband belt holster designed for strongside or crossdraw carry, the Switchback combines the best elements of leather and synthetic. The holster body is constructed [...]
https://youtu.be/8S_AXDFaOc0 The ShapeShift Modular Holster System seamlessly switches holster configurations without any tools. You could say AlienGear’s holster designs are out of this world clever.
Tough As Their Name Says They Are By Mark Hampton As the story goes, Rob Leahy started making holsters at his kitchen table because he was having a difficult time finding the perfect fit for his S&W N-Frame. While experimenting with different designs and leather, Rob soon discovered he could [...]
Proof The Entrepreneurial Spirit Is Alive! By Roy Huntington I’ve had the pleasure to watch this little company grow from a “Gee, we have an idea” stage to a company doing splendid work supplying honestly innovative products to people like you and me. The two Nate’s, Nate Beard and Nate [...]
Fast, Safe — And Comfortable By Roy Huntington Some things coming across our desks often look like holsters, some even sorta’ act like holsters — until they wear out, lose the gun or just plain fail, usually catastrophically. So it’s challenging to try to get our attention these days. Unlike [...]
Don’t Agonize Over The “Right Gun” Just To Grab The First Holster You See. It Takes Culling To Find What’s Best For You By Tom McHale The 17th Law of Nature states when you decide to start carrying a handgun, you’re going to collect more holsters than caviar appetizers served [...]
Old School Is Good School By Roy Huntington I’ve known of Greg Kramer and his solidly designed holsters and penchant for using horsehide for going onto 20 years. We’ve visited a few times at trade shows, but I’ve never had my hands on his gear until now. He actually first [...]