Holsters are one accessory that we can never get enough of. If you have been carrying for any decent amount of time you likely have an ample stash of holsters for different attire, scenarios, and seasons. For this reason, holster manufacturers like Galco Gunleather are constantly innovating in attempts to quell that need for more and more holsters. Their latest holster to debut is the Switchback belt holster. It is currently being made for different medium-frame revolver models from Colt, Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Taurus in 15 varieties.
At the moment, it is just being offered in a black finish with a full retail price of $46. It is also backed by Galco Gunleather’s “Satisfaction Guarantee” like all of their products. A quick nitty-gritty on the specs for the Switchback can be read below as presented by Galco Gunleather:
- Hybrid Leather-Synthetic Design
- Strongside or Crossdraw
- Layered Ballistic Nylon, Closed Cell Foam, Packcloth construction
- Top Grain Steerhide “Exoskeleton”
- Reversible Retention Strap
A hybrid design that combines the best elements of leather and synthetic, the Switchback is fully ambidextrous and can be carried in the strongside or crossdraw positions. The main body of the holster is constructed of layered synthetics, beginning with an outer layer of durable black ballistic nylon. Beneath that is closed cell foam that imparts stiffness and sturdiness to the holster body. Finally, a layer of 420 denier gunmetal-colored packcloth lines the holster.
An ambidextrous “exoskeleton” made of top grain steerhide allows the belt to be threaded through either side of the holster body in strongside or crossdraw positions, for right or left hand draw. The safety strap has a hammer slot and is reversible for ambidextrous use.
It is pretty difficult to re-invent the wheel when it comes to holsters, but what do you think? Is this something that you would be willing to give a try and use as a potential carry holster? Would you like to see something different done on the Switchback? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.