Urban Carry Holster IWB Shotgun

UrbanCarryHolsters.com posted a video demonstrating the versatility of their holster. The Urban Carry Holster, is a leather style holster that looks more like a small satchel. It hangs onto your belt and is slipped inside the pants and stored down one’s pant leg. To help illustrate this, the first weapon drawn is a pistol grip 12 ga shotgun.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


  • Rick O’Shay

    I wanna see this guy walking around with that shotgun in that holster. Utterly ridiculous.

    • J.K.

      I think you meant “udderly ridiculous.”

  • Bradley

    I’ve been looking for a good way to conceal my pencils.

    • BaconLovingInfidel

      “I’ve been looking for a good way to conceal my pencils.”

      Pocket protector.

      • Pendant

        Geek concealment is very important

      • noob

        pocket protectors would count as open carry

  • MrBrassporkchop

    “Is that a shotgun in your pocket or are you hap…”

    “It’s my penis.”

    • William Nelson

      (hangs head) “…its…just a shotgun…” (cries)

  • Gary Kirk

    This could take “glock leg” to a whole new level…

    • Cymond

      Glock leg, Remington knee?

  • Jim Slade

    Coming soon to a liquor store near you…

  • iksnilol

    12 gauge CCW, also known as CCW done right.

    • Phillip Cooper

      Also known as “yer goin’ to jail”….

      (some places have length limits on CCW)

      • iksnilol


        No, seriously, what happened? Can’t a man stick a shotgun down his pants anymore?

        • BryanS

          It went out the window with the general understanding of “Shall not” and “be infringed”.

      • JustAHologram

        Serbu Shorty

  • Cory C

    I really like the idea of this holster but I bought one and found that it simply doesn’t work. It would snag on my pants every single time I’d use it. I get that it works for other people, but it’s not compatible with my frame.

    • Ebby123

      What’s your build type?

      • Christopher Wallace


      • Cory C

        I’m thin and short. That appears to be the problem. I don’t have a lot of frontal area that isn’t where my genitals reside. Consequently, when I install the holster on my right side, the left-most corner of the holster is pretty close to my zipper whereas the right-most corner is around by hip. In other words, when seen from above, the top of the holster is like a straight line that I’m trying to fish through the curved opening of my pants, so the comer of the holster gets caught on my pants. If I were 6 feet tall and 220, my hips would be set far enough apart that the gun could sit parallel to my abdomen and not at an angle.

        • Matt Taylor

          Don’t talk about my hips like that.

          -6’2″ & 220

          😛 Nice review though. I might have to try it and give you the opposite side of the fence opinion.

          • Cory C

            Haha. I suspect it’ll work well for you.

    • Phillip Cooper

      “A fool and his money are soon parted”…

      • Jack_A_Lope

        I don’t know a gun owner who hasn’t tried multiple holsters, carry styles, weapons, and calibers. This holster system is fine for some people, not so much others, and so what if their ads are stupid. I have nearly 20 holsters, of which only two get regular use. It takes awhile to figure this stuff out, especially if you live, work, and carry in the real world. For you, another adage, “better to be thought a fool than open one’s mouth and prove it…”

        • Cory C


      • Cory C

        Maybe $60 is a lot of money to you, but it’s not a blip on my radar.

        At my place of employment, getting caught carrying a firearm would result in pretty significant consequences. As such, I carry in an ankle holster, which, as you know, is less than ideal. The possibility of having a holster that is easily accessible and well concealed makes the possibility of flushing $60 down the toilet on a gimmick an acceptable risk.

        But if it makes you feel better about yourself to paint me as fool so you can play internet tough guy, knock yourself out.

        • Phillip Cooper

          (deleted, because Yes, *THIS* post was harsh. Not the other one).

          • Cory C

            Don’t worry, I saw it before the ninja edit. You basically doubled down on making fun of me, called me a girl, and said that you didn’t say anything about ankle holsters, so you’re not sure why I brought that topic up, implying that I’m confused or stupid. In fact, you misunderstood what I was saying. I mentioned the ankle holster by way of explaining that I currently carry in an ankle holster and bought the admittedly gimmicky and inherently compromised Urban Carry holster, because, for all its flaws, I was hoping it would still be better than an ankle holster. I explained this because you felt the need to call me fool for being willing to spend what I’d consider to be a nominal amount of money on an option that may make it easier for me to carry a firearm. If you honestly think that being willing to burn less than the price of a good steak on a tool that has even a slight chance of helping me achieve an important safety goal is foolish, then I’d say your barometer for intelligence doesn’t jibe with that of most other people. Again, this only came up because you felt the need to be rude to a stranger. A simple, “You were probably expecting too much from a gimmicky product, so I’m not surprised to learn it didn’t work the way you expected,” would have adequately made your point, but you chose rather to insult me for what I think most people would not consider to be a foolhearty decision. A risky purchase? Sure. But I went into it with my eyes open, your proclamations notwithstanding.

            I await your rebuttal post teeming with insults.

          • Phillip Cooper

            Wow, you’re touchy.

          • Phillip Cooper

            So we’re *abundantly* clear- I was not referring to your purchase of anything when I said “a fool and his money are soon parted”. I was referring to the product in the article. Perhaps I was unclear, but you have really got to get out more, maybe switch to decaf if you get this butthurt over something someone on the internet says to you.

            Literally laughing over here. Lighten up, Francis.

            (that’s a movie quote I’m referencing. FYI.)

          • Cory C

            Don’t you tell me to calm down! I’m perfectly calm! (Drops dead in office chair). Haha.

            We’re good, man. You meant to reply generally but the site thought you were addressing me specifically. We’ll chalk it up to a misunderstanding. Friends forever? 🙂

          • Phillip Cooper

            Yep. Kiss kiss, don’t you go using no damn tongue…. 🙂

      • VanDiemensLand

        Harsh dude.

      • Phillip Cooper

        Have gone back and checked the original reply, I can see how this looks like I was referring specifically to you. I wasn’t. I was referring to the article and just dropped a comment along the way- as have we all.

        I’ve got a bunch of holsters that seemed like good ideas at the time as well. I still can’t see how trying to carry a shotgun IWB is anything approaching a decent idea, let along a good one.

        • Cory C

          Ahh, I see. It appeared you were ripping on me specifically, but it’s easily to hit the wrong reply button. I’ve done it before. All is forgiven. Sorry for reading too much into your statements.

        • Jack_A_Lope

          Ha. I thought you were calling him a fool for purchasing that specific holster. The shotgun demo was silly. The actual holster system for pistols or revolvers could very well be a solution for some folks. To each their own. My beer gut would definitely get in the way of this system working properly for me.

          • Phillip Cooper

            Nosir, and again apologies for the misunderstanding.

            Also, I’m right there with you on the gut situ. Working on it…… :/

  • TheNotoriousIUD
  • AC97

    This product and the company in general is by far one of the biggest contenders for the mall ninja market I’ve seen in a while.

    I mean just listen to the first sentence of that ad that you’ve probably seen at least a dozen times:

    “What if you could carry a gun on you, so hidden, it was like the footsteps of a Navy Seal?”

    I’ll probably never buy any of their stuff because of the tacticool aura they have.

    • Porty1119

      That sentence was actually used in the ad?

      • AC97

        It’s literally the first sentence in the ad for the Urban Carry G2 holster. I’m not joking.

      • Giolli Joker

        Confirmed, I have just done the effort of clicking the link and starting the ad.
        It is there… and cringeworthy.

        • VanDiemensLand

          So much cringe!! That’s some lowest common denominator shizzle right there. Mall Ninja’s unite!

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      So my gun is a Navy SEAL or SEAL footsteps? And his footsteps are hidden? How does that work? Some kind of cloaking device?

      • iksnilol

        I imagine seal footstepts are loud. I can just imagine the flap flap sound now

        • Dougscamo

          I would have thought the barking gave them away first….

          • BryanS

            Or the stripey balls they balance on their nose. Ive seen the historical documents.

        • Tassiebush

          Flap flap splash… I don’t think seals are that stealthy though. They sleep in the water with their flippers sticking up in the air.

        • noob

          The US Navy Marine Mammal Program used to give the big guns and glory to dolphins, but they had seals in the program as well


    • pun&gun

      They also add that little blurb on the end about “you didn’t ask for this fight.” Just too tryhard.

    • Badwolf

      Godamnit! They invoked the navy seal name. I’m gona have to buy it now.

  • Christopher Wallace


  • marine6680

    I do believe the shotgun was a joke, and some may not have picked up on that. 😛

    The following pistols demonstrated were much more practical. Seems like a decent concept, I wonder if it will work as well as they make it seem.

    • gunsandrockets

      Yeah, a shotgun holster for those people whose thigh length exceeds 26 inches! Joke indeed.

  • DaveP.

    Three words: Andrews Custom Leather.
    Two More words: Firepower Rig.
    There’s your “Shotgun CCW” solution.

    • Matt Taylor

      You forgot to say “Five more words” so I didn’t get to finish reading your comment. 🙁

  • Creepermoss

    What do you say to a man with a shotgun in his pants? I don’t know either, but you’d better be polite!

  • Martin M

    Man that would be some serious pimp limp trying to walk with that. Style.

    • Rick O’Shay

      Lucky for me, I already have a limp…

  • Richard

    It doesn’t look like the shell would eject from the shotgun.

  • Don Ward


    Wearing a trenchcoat and fedora isn’t good enough for kids these days?

  • Karl Vanhooten

    Wonderful idea! The rogues, crazies, and lone-wolves will love this.

    Uh, isn’t it early for April 1st?

  • DanGoodShot


  • DanGoodShot

    I will say there ad campaign is a little hokey. I use the word “little” with a heavy emphasis on sarcasm. They REALLY gotta drop that “SEAL footsteps” thing. With that said. I do like this idea for certain clothing or places I go. I haven’t checked the price yet and if it’s not retartedly priced, yeah, I’ll give it a shot.

  • “Wow, that guy must be hung like a Mossberg.”

  • El Duderino
  • jeffrey melton

    I don’t think that shotgun qualifies as a concealed carry weapon. Or did they change the law while I was asleep?

  • Tom Currie

    Dumbest gun-related ad I can recall ever seeing. I’d love to see them have that guy walk just three or four steps, with a shotgun that extends below the knee and weighs enough to pull his pants off with any belt loose enough to allow for the draw.

  • Tassiebush

    Now I know how Lexi Foxx concealed that shotgun!

  • 22winmag

    What happened to a good old fashioned trench coat for stuff like this?

  • Costa

    I bought one of their holsters for small sized handguns, and, I have to say, it’s a total ‘mall ninja’ wannabe gimmick. The idea might be good, but it’s slow to draw, unwieldy, and weirdly unassuring due to the way it points the barrel to one’s feet.