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).
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.
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.
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.