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 […]

IWB Holsters: Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought My First

The grip panel of this Crimson Trace Lasergrip is textured like skateboard tape, as designed. That’s why I always wear an undershirt with this combination.

I own more inside-the-waistband (IWB) holsters than I care to count. By “more”, I mean enough that if you lined them up end to end, they would reach from here to Hillary Clinton’s email server, wherever that is. I have this, umm, significant collection not because I use them regularly, but because I’ve bought, tried […]

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. […]

The 5 Best Pocket Carry Handguns

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Pocket carry exposes the eighth great mystery of the universe: it’s much easier to put a gun in your pocket than to take it out. It makes sense when you think about it. When you go to draw a pocket carry handgun, your hand is wrapped around it in a firing grip, so the entire […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holster Review: Simply Rugged Cuda IWB / OWB Holster

The Simply Rugged Holsters Cuda is shown here in the outside-the-waistband configuration.

Today’s neat holster design falls squarely into the “Duh! Why didn’t I think of that?” category. While Simply Rugged Holsters makes a number of different holster designs, the shiny one that diverted my attention away from the squirrel was the Simply Rugged Cuda model. Here’s why. It’s all the rage out at Gunsite these days. […]

5 Tips for New Concealed Carriers

One of the first steps is to get a proper holster, like this Galco King Tuk.

Maybe you have recently completed the NSSF First Shots program or recently acquired your concealed carry permit. Alternatively, perhaps you are considering getting a carry permit. In any of these cases, there are a few things you need to know in terms of your next steps. 1. Get The Right Holster! The right concealed carry […]

The Top 10 Concealed Carry Holsters

Galco's Miami Classic II shoulder holster rig.

Holsters have been around a long time, almost as long as Cher has been using doilies for costumes. Over centuries of use, innovation has flourished. We’ve come a long way from the times when Scottish warriors carried sharp objects and their Visa debit cards in their sporrans. Like Moore’s law for microprocessors, which states that […]