Category | Holsters

DeSantis Nemesis Pocket Holsters

Posted on 22 July 2014

I found myself with four .380s to test and a number of holsters to fit them. With the popularity of “pocket carry” for the smaller .380s like the Glock 42, Kahr’s CW380 and Ruger’s LCP, the Nemesis holsters from DeSantis Gunhide were added to my list to test and evaluate.

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What Is A “Man-Pack”?

Posted on 21 July 2014

What he wanted, and ended up designing himself, was a simple sling pack that would carry his day to day basic necessities, including a gun, and not cost an arm and a leg. He wanted it adjustable enough to feel custom, available in a few basic colors, and simple enough to be of use to everyone without a master’s degree in engineering. Enter the Man-PACK.

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5.11 Tactical Zone Assault Pack (ZAP6)

Posted on 17 July 2014

All-in-all, this is yet another well thought-out piece of kit from 5.11, and you can see the input of a battery of experts in its design and features.

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Off-Duty and Plainclothes Retention Holsters

Posted on 15 July 2014

In the past week, I’ve received a couple of emails requesting information about retention holsters for off-duty or plainclothes use. In an ideal world, a holster with equal retention features to our duty holsters, but easily hidden and immensely comfortable would be easy to find. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world.

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Every Hike Carry

Posted on 15 July 2014

This week’s recreational equipment review is going to discuss what we might (or should) consider carrying each time we head out “into the field”.

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Trunk-Kept Go Bag

Posted on 14 July 2014

Since the advent of Active Shooter Response Training there has been an identified need to have a bag, pack, vest or SOMETHING in your patrol vehicle trunk that you can grab and go (with your gun) and be ready for the event at hand. Forward thinking administrators – and motivated patrol guys – have recognized that this need extends past active shooter events and have developed the concept of a “trunk go bag.”

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Off-Body Carry Done Right

Posted on 09 July 2014

What makes for a proper concealed carry pack or bag? It has to look non-tactical – no PALS webbing, no military colors, and no certainly camouflage. It should have a “civilian” shape – more rounded than rectangular. You goal is to blend, not be tacticool.

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Build Your Holster Platform

Posted on 08 July 2014

The bottom line is that building a tactical thigh platform takes a bit of thought and planning, but can be easily customized to suit your needs – within the confines of the real estate available on the platform itself.

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Off-Body Carry Done Right

Posted on 07 July 2014

Sister companies Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost Gear are well-known for their high-quality military/law-enforcement gear, and both make low-key concealed carry packs for those customers that are also ideal for the concealed-carry citizen or off-duty cop.

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PHLster and Boxer Tactical

Posted on 01 July 2014

While I had seen the clear advantages of AIWB carry, had tried it, and very much wanted to like it, I’d never found a holster that, for me, made it comfortable and provided secure access with my full-size M&P. And while I certainly appreciate the value of a good gun belt, I’d never heard anyone, let alone practitioners at this level, rave about one.

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