Gear Review: NPE Holster & Magazine Pouch

    One Source Tactical is selling a minimalist, yet fantastic minimalist holster system dubbed “The NPE” for “Non-Permissible environment”. The holster made by TSD Combat Systems is available for a variety of different handguns, and a matching magazine holder is also available. Both are priced at $29.99.

    I know I hate when I see 5,000 word reviews on the merits of a $30 piece of gear, so lets make this easy.

    As stated, the NPE system takes a minimalist approach. You get a molded bit of holster and some paracord, which you tie as you see fit:


    Gun in one, mag in the other:


    I am tall and slim, and as such I have a very hard time carrying Glocks. The NPE system allowed me to conceal both a mag and pistol easily:




    It feels really, really weird taking selfies of your torso.

    I moved around and adjusted the holster to a point where I thought it was most comfortable yet did not print. Walked down the street to my mailbox to check the mail and found the system to be comfy, especially with such a large pistol.

    Even drawing the pistol is easy. You pull up and the holster is retained to your pants via the cord, while the pistol pops out.


    For $29.99, the NPE gets a thumbs up from me. I am aware of no other system that is smaller, lighter, and as affordable that gives the user the ability to carry as deeply.

    Alex C.

    Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.