New Fobus IWB Holster

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Fobus Holsters as announced their new Inside the Waistband Holsters (IWB). The holsters are designed  to maintain a low profile during concealed carry, and to simulate the natural way to carry a weapon inside the waistband through their flexibility. The new Fobus IWB Holsters are going to start shipping right after SHOT Show concludes, and will be available in Large (IWBL) and Small IWB Holsters (IWBS).

The Fobus IWB Holster backing is flexible for a more comfortable fit, but does not have its own pressure retention when not being worn.

The Fobus IWB Holster backing is flexible for a more comfortable fit, but does not have its own pressure retention when not being worn.

A great feature of the Fobus IWB Holsters is the design allows for multiple different firearms to be carried in the same holster. This will be based upon the general size designation for each firearm, for instance, most large or full-size firearms will fit in the Large IWB Holster. Likewise, most small or compact handguns will fit into the Small IWB Holster.

The IWB Holsters will be made with the standard Fobus non-collapsing polymer shell that covers most of the firearm, including the entire trigger guard. The design will position the firearm grip just above the waistline for easy and proper drawing. The IWB Holster backing will be made of flexible and ventilated neoprene for a fit that is both comfortable and cool. Belt clips are fixed polymer, with positive hook securement, and capable of fitting belts up to 1.5 inches in width.

The Fobus IWB Holsters belt clips are sturdy polymer, and capable of belts up to 1.5 inches wide.

Hard polymer belt clips have hook retention, and capable of belts up to 1.5 inches wide.

Retention is achieved by the pressure from the user’s belt applied to the holster shell when worn on the body, and a flexible non-slip surface on the backing of the holster itself. With a flexible backing the holster will conform to each specific user providing a more secure fit and additional retention. Fobus does warn that the retention design requires proper wear, and that inverting the holster when not being worn will cause the firearm to drop out. Personally, I would prefer a holster that has positive retention both when being worn, or when taken off.

The Fobus IWB neoprene backing is designed to breath to maximize comfort along with the flexible design.

The Fobus IWB neoprene backing is designed to breath to maximize comfort along with the flexible design.

Talking to Fobus representative Caseyann Busch on the floor, I was informed that the Medium IWB Holster (IWBM) will be coming in the near future, but an exact release date has not been confirmed. Fobus chose to release the Large and Small IWB Holsters at the same time due to the higher popularity of either full-size, or compact handguns among shooters.

MSRP for all models – $34.99.

http://fobusholster.com



Aaron is a life-long firearm enthusiast and hunter. He has been a police officer for nearly 19 years, and currently is a Sergeant in Special Operations. He has served on the department’s SWAT Team for 14 years, with 8 years as the Sniper Team Leader. When not fussing over fractions of inches, and gut-less wonders, he can usually be found sipping from a ridiculously large coffee mug. Aaron is also the editor and main writer at BlueSheepDog.com.


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  • Dustin

    I got mine a few weeks ago. absolute crap. even my largest gun (glock 20 w/ff III) flops around so much in this thing that I don’t consider it a safe way to carry. If the shell was molded to the gun I’d be happy with it, the backing and clips are both excllent.

    • You could drill out the rivets holding on the Fobus shell, and screw on an AlienGear or Old Faithful Holsters shell.

      • Phillip Cooper

        .. and then have screws digging into your side. Yay, extra retention!!

        It’s not a flaw, it’s a feature…

        • Nah. Nothing sticking out if you use short screws, finish washers, and tee-nuts.

    • USAFRPK

      I am not impressed with FOBUS products. When I purchased a S&W .40 Shield for myself and the same firearm in .9mm for the wife, we initially settled for a FOBUS product at $26.00 each. For what I wasted on those two holsters, I was able to purchase a far superior made leather DeSantis holster which was well worth the investment. If you are looking for an entry level holster and do not have a regard for comfort, FOBUS might fit your needs. Otherwise, if you can concealed for any amount of time, spend the extra money and purchase a leather holster. You will not regret that decision. Tagua and Bianchi also produce a superior grade comfortable and reliable leather holster made to last a lifetime.

  • Chase Buchanan

    I’m not sure how I feel about a holster that merely “simulates” carrying naturally inside the waistband. 😉

  • uisconfruzed

    Umm, NO.
    I’ll stick with the original CrossBreed, not a cheap spin off.

  • Greg

    Don’t waste your time ! Get a crossbreed- molded to fit your exact weapon!!!

  • PARAMEDIC70002

    I read about halfway through this announcement and thought… no effing way. Hey Fobus, if you are going to make such a nasty product, at least put a thumb break on it. Or something. Did you lose your ability to make formed holsters?!?