Police Holsters



Crossbreed Reckoning Holster

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 CrossBreed overcomes the challenge with a new hybrid approach. You can tighten the mount screws between the Kydex shell and leather back. Rubber washers in [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|

Exclusive: How to Carry the Walther PPX Concealed, Chuck

By |October 16th, 2014|

In The Secret Gun of Walter Mitty, Walther’s PPX proved its worth as a smooth-shooting, ergonomically-fantastic, duty-ready pistol. Reader “Chuck D.”, however, wondered in a comment about the viability of the PPX for concealed carry. “It may have a great trigger; but it will be difficult concealing this baby…” Good [...]

Exclusive: Spoiled by Sig? Carry This Rig

By |August 29th, 2014|

Shooting Sig Sauer’s SP2022 will spoil you, so much so that you’ll do just about anything to carry it concealed, despite its relatively large size. Some options: Detroit Concealment’s INfil holster and Sig Sauer’s own paddle holster. If leather’s more your thing, take a look at the holster offerings from [...]

Carry-Comfort Nirvana?

By |June 4th, 2014|

Just Maybe. Inside the waistband is my favorite way to carry because it gives me the most comfort and control — and who doesn’t like that? Pitbull Tactical Raising the bar when it comes to the injection molded holster, Pitbull Tactical married the durability of the injection molding process with [...]

Practical Exotics

By |May 13th, 2014|

Exodus Gunleather This year at the SHOT Show, I was paying a visit to Ed and Lisa Strange at their Wicked Grips booth and met Carl Collins, who was helping out and showing some of his holsters. Being the tactile guy I am, I couldn’t take my hands off of [...]

Safariland: Way More Than Kydex

By |April 2nd, 2014|

When it comes to holsters Kydex has dominated the synthetic arena. But Kydex (a thermoplastic material of acrylic-polyvinyl chloride, aka acrylic PVC) is to laminate holsters as Xerox is to photocopy machines — it’s a brand. Technology behind these laminate materials gives them the strength to stand up to the [...]

Leather Designs By Jason Winnie

By |February 5th, 2014|

There was a time when cops referred to their duty belts as “leather gear,” but as plastics and other high-tech materials have evolved; much of the “leather” gear is slowly disappearing. It seems a little weird to call it leather gear anymore. Plastic holsters and leather-like belts are great, but [...]

Cop-Friendly Carry Options

By |December 10th, 2013|

Nearly A Dozen Ways To Tote Or Stow Your Roscoe. Many us of have little say in what gun or holster we use while working uniformed patrol. However, when it comes to off-duty concealed carry or detective work, things are usually a little different. Suddenly there’s a world of holsters [...]

Off-Duty Carry

By |December 9th, 2013|

Pockets And Purses. When I started my career, the fanny pack was all the rage. Though the man-purse was convenient, it wasn’t exactly fashionable. More importantly, unless you were on vacation at an amusement park, it simply screamed COP! Then firearms companies got smarter and started making quality handguns smaller [...]

COP’s Holiday Gift Guide

By |September 30th, 2013|

Get ‘Yerself A Goodie To Go. Yeah, I know, what’s gun oil and a red dot sight doing in the Carry Options column? Well, Her Editorship Suzi told me to write about “some good stuff” for the holiday season, and she said it was okay to color outside the lines [...]

Carry Options For Girls

By |August 27th, 2013|

— And Yeah... Guys Too. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know it’s more important than ever to carry on- and off-duty. Why you carry is easy — how you carry is another story. You can’t protect your loved ones with a gun you left at home or [...]

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