Concealed Carry Holsters Alternative
Clipdraw is not the same as a traditional concealed carry holster, because it is not actually a holster. Typically, a person will carry their pistol with a device that attaches to the belt or hip in some away, independent of the weapon itself. It can sometimes be bulky, and other times not so much. Normally the traditional holster is worn attached to a belt or other location on the body such as the ankle or shoulder. They also differ in the way in which they actually secure the weapon itself. Many holsters include a strap that prevents it from falling out easily and more difficult for a random person to simply grab the gun. Other holsters protect the pistol from the elements using a small flap.
The purpose of the holster is to provide ready access to the firearm in a situation where security and protection are needed. It must be designed with the user in mind, providing quick and easy access in a situation when self-defense or an emergency occurs. A traditional holster also typically offers ease of use so that only one hand is required to draw the weapon. The device must also be designed in such a way that it is stiff enough so that when the gun is returned, it fits easily and securely back into place without the device changing shape in any way.
A traditional holster is attached to the waistband or belt or simply clipped to another article of clothing. Ankle holsters might have some kind of integrated support built-in. Others fit into a pocket to add extra protection and stability to the firearm which would be more reliable than simply sitting in the pocket on its own.
Common locations for them to be worn are OWB (outside waistband), IWB (inside waistband), upper thigh, elastic band on the belly, shoulder holster, at the chest, or behind the small of the back. Many of these solutions require them to be made out of leather or Kydex.
How is Clipdraw different?
The Clipdraw is an alternative to traditional concealed carry holsters because it attaches directly to the pistol itself. It can be installed on Glocks, Springfield XDS, M&P Shield, Ruger LCP, Model 1911, Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolver, and other traditional handguns and revolvers.
This video demonstrates how it is installed on a Glock:
You can see that there is not actually a holster involved in this setup as it merely attaches to the side of the gun. This way you can draw it easily, as demonstrated in this video:
This provides a very slim profile and is less bulky than a traditional holstering solution. If you are not used to this kind of setup, it might be worth a try! The only way to know if this setup is more suited for your needs is to simply give it a try. Our product is highly rated and is one of the most well-known in the industry, so we stand behind the quality and versatility of this product.
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