It’s indeed a great thing to own a revolver. It guarantees you of excellent defense should you encounter an outrageous situation with some unpleasant individuals. But what is a revolver without a holster? You don’t want to be stacking your pistol on your waist. A holster will help you to carry the revolver safely.holster
Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for a holster:
For a long time, holsters were exclusively made of leather. Unfortunately, some tradesmen who want to make quick money have spoilt the quality of leather used in making holsters. If unlucky, you’ll fall victim to these holsters that often have bad stitching and dye that falls off immediately you perspire. However, you can still get some good quality leather in some genuine shop, but definitely at a higher price. For the best bet, buy a holster made Kydex, a thermoplastic resin. Kydex is as good leather and possibly better. It is wear resistant, relatively inexpensive, light and weather proof. You might be lucky enough to grow old with a Kydex holster.
The type of holster you choose depends on your preferred method of carrying. Most states in the country have very strict provisions for open and concealed carry. Only a few citizens are qualified to carry pistols openly each year. Concealed carry in this case means keeping the weapon away from sight, maybe in your car or your motorcycle. It doesn’t mean that the gun is concealed just because it is not poking out from under your coat. If you have to carry the gun make sure you first examine your wardrobe. If the pistol is compact and short, you can go for an outside-the-waistband holster. You can get a few sport shirts to cover it up. Make sure that the covering garment conceals the holster well without printing the layout of the gun. Holsters for revolvers also vary depending on body types. For instance, is you have a large belly, a hip holster might give you trouble finding it let alone drawing it. A shoulder holster might be comfortable and convenient for such a body type.
A quality holster will go a long way towards making carrying of your gun bearable. There are many types of holsters to choose from; your choice depends on your needs and preferences. Some of the most reliable, best quality, mass produced holsters are Galco, DeSantis and Blackhawk. These once go for high prices though. If you do not want to spend all your money but still don’t want junk, you may opt for custom made holsters. They are inexpensive but you have to wait for a few weeks to obtain them.