Concealed Carry Myths: You Can’t Carry a Full-size Gun

Our "her" model (left) is carrying a Sig Sauer P229 with a Galco KingTuk holster. She's 5'6. Our "him" model is a 32" waist size and he regularly carries a full-size 1911, also with a Galco KingTuk. Shirts are tucked in only so you can see the guns.

I’d like to carry a full-sized gun, but I’m too small. I carry this pocket .380 because I have to keep it concealed. Generally speaking, I call B.S. on all of these types of comments. Yeah, I know, we’re all shaped and sized differently, so it’s impossible to make a universal statement. It’s also wrong […]

6 Ways to Carry a Gun Concealed (And the Holsters You Need)

How do you choose which holster is right for you?

If you listen to the internet, you might think that belt carry is the only sensible way to carry a gun. Any other way sucks on general principle, will get you killed, or result in Pluto plummeting from the sky into western Kansas. That’s probably OK though, considering Pluto isn’t a real planet anymore. I […]

Concealed Carry: Find the Method That’s Best for You

Galco's Kingtuk is supremely elegant and the attention to detail is evident.

Several years ago I was carrying a Glock 32 in one of those spandex undershirts that has a gun pocket. While bending over to pick up something off the ground, the spandex material and the polymer of the gun frame combined to create what seemed to be an anti-gravity effect, like a high-speed train speeding […]

Review: The Galco KingTuk Hybrid Holster

Galco's Kingtuk is supremely elegant and the attention to detail is evident.

Hybrid holsters, which use a leather backing for comfort and stability and a Kydex gun pouch for a secure fit and easy re-holstering, have become popular the past several years. The hybrid offers the advantage of an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster that’s fully functional, but is as thin as possible. A number of companies now manufacture […]

People of the NRA Annual Meeting

Elvis is risen! At the NRA Annual Meeting...

I have a serious love/hate relationship with the NRA Annual Meeting. The hate part is easy – it’s always a logistical nightmare. Hosted in cities that are completely unprepared for 75,000 instant hotel-stayers, hotel rape is rampant. If you can find a room downtown, it’ll cost ya north of $300 a night for a flea […]

The 5 Best Inside-the-waistband Concealed Carry Holsters

A Galco KingTuk with a Springfield Armory 1911 TRP

I’m a holster geek. You know what they say, the first step to dealing with a personal problem is to admit that you have one. I’ve been collecting holsters for years in search of the perfect carry solutions for various guns and lifestyles and am now the proud owner of somewhere north of 250 holsters. […]

5 Best Non-traditional Concealed Carry Methods

What do you choose when you can't use something like this Galco KingTuk IWB holster?

When you stop and think about it, all forms of concealed carry represent a compromise. Unless you’re stumbling through life carrying your gun at eye level, like characters on the Walking Dead, you’re always going to have to sacrifice some degree of speed, concealment and/or gun security with any carry method. Let’s be clear about […]

Pic of the Day: Ankles of Doom

Galco Ankle Glove Ruger LCR 357 Hornady Critical Defense

My favorite ankle carry setup? That’s easy. It’s a combination of the Galco Ankle Glove ankle holster, Ruger LCR 357 and Hornady Critical Defense 357 Magnum ammo. I like the ankle glove for a number of reasons. The band is neoprene lined inside with sheepskin, so it’s stable and comfortable – even in hot weather. […]

A Galco Gunleather Tour: How Many Holsters Can You Make From 44 Miles of Cows?

Got leather?

Got cows? Galco does. Lot’s of them. You know Galco, right? They’ve served billions and billions of holsters. Well, maybe not billions, but at least dozens of boatloads, judging by the size of their factory and activity level of all the folks in there. I recently had the distinct pleasure of a factory tour. You […]