[SHOT 2024] Falco Has New Carbon-Fibre Holster, Updates 600-Series Holsters

Slovakian holster maker Falco has unveiled its new CX-85 carbon-fiber Outside-the-Waistband (OWB) holster at this year’s SHOT Show. The new holster, which retails for $599, unfortunately became the target of a theft; leaving the makers with just a photograph to display for the rest of the event. This state-of-the-art holster option is a 100 percent carbon fiber construction, thereby offering a lightweight yet incredibly durable solution for carrying handguns. The optional red dot-compatible design adds to its advanced features, however, the high-end construction and features are reflected in its price – it is one of the more expensive options on the market.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Best To Worst Carry Positions

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed the biggest mistakes concealed carriers make when starting out. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. For this week’s topic, I wanted to dive into some of the most common carry methods and rank them from best to worst in my experience. I often question why I carry a certain way, so I figured this would be the easiest way to break down how and why I carry the way I do. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best to worst carry positions.

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NEW Light-Bearing And Red Dot Holsters From Craft Holsters

Craft Holsters recently added new light and laser bearing offerings to their lineup, which cover a myriad of belt, chest, and shoulder holster options. The new light and laser-bearing holsters, and light-bearing and red dot holsters are built of leather, Kydex, and nylon, and include inside-the-waistband (IWB) and outside-the-waistband (OWB) configurations as well. Let’s take a look at some of the new holsters.

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TFB Review: Bianchi Shenandoah OWB/IWB Convertible Holster

It’s hard to set yourself apart these days when it comes to holsters – especially ones that are geared towards concealed carry applications. However, I recently took the opportunity to review one of Bianchi’s hybrid leather holsters that caught my eye, and today we’ll be taking a look at it. The Bianchi Shenandoah OWB/IWB holster is a fully convertible, dual-carry holster with the ability to easily switch between IWB and OWB carry positions with minimal parts change and also with a 50% leather construction but in the reverse of how many other companies accomplish this. This holster is more interesting than meets the eye and today I hope I can properly demonstrate its features and advantages to you.

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Comp-Tac Adds Holster Support for M&P9 Shield EZ

Houston, Texas-based Comp-Tac Victory Gear had already been producing a variety of holster types, as well as other gun-related gear, for many years before they were purchased by HSGI in 2017. Since this merger, they have continued to expand their product lines and offer continually growing holster support for new handguns as the market’s demand directs. With Smith & Wesson’s pistol product lines experiencing ongoing growth, the need for new S&W-compatible holsters never seems to cease. After last year’s release of the M&P9 Shield EZ, as well as its upgraded Performance Center version, yet another new holster need was born. Comp-Tac got to work on it, and now with the following August 2020 press release, they have announced that five of their holster models will now include fit options for the M&P9 Shield EZ.

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1791 Gunleather Introduces Tactical Kydex Outside The Waistband Paddle Holster

1791 Gunleather is proudly introducing their 1791 Tactical Kydex Outside The Waistband Paddle Holster (TAC Kydex OWB Paddle). This holster features rounded polished edges and an enlarged opening for easier reholstering.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Concealment Defined

Many talk about concealed carry and assume it is all about getting a license. Some take it a step further and attempt to prevent printing, but there is far more to concealment than not printing. Some even attempt to achieve the “instafamous” sub-second draw. While a quick draw can be a useful skill, is it really the end goal? Concealment can also not be simply bought by selecting a good holster.

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TFB REVIEW: DSG Arms Kydex Holsters

Buying a holster for a friend or a family member is akin to picking out a special sweater as a Christmas present – everyone has their own tastes, body styles and requirements. It’s best to buy a gift card and write a meaningful note rather than risk getting them something that will never leave the bottom drawer. Along those same lines, you won’t hear me suggest a style of holster in this review (hey, if you want to triple-mag appendix carry, that’s on you). However, without spoiling the rest of the article, I can fully recommend the Kydex holsters made by DSG Arms, no matter what style makes you feel like John Wick.

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Alien Gear OWB "Cloak Mod" Paddle Holster

Alien Gear, well known for their versatile IWB holsters, has introduced an OWB holster that has some interesting features. Similar to their IWB versions, the “Cloak Mod” paddle holster is very diverse with what kind of polymer covering is affixed to the holster, being able to choose from a wide variety of handgun designs. However, this is only half the retention, the other half being a thin strip of metal that acts as a spring, underneath the actual firearm and towards the body. This is separated from the firearm by a similarly shaped piece of plastic. The two together, allow the spring to press the gun into the correctly shaped outer molder. All these pieces together allow the gun to lock into place while in the holster. The holster itself has a paddle type belt retention backing, that can be switched out with a much more traditional loop style backing that a belt is ran through. Both of these backings are included in the package. The entire holster system is available for $47.88 on their website.

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[SHOT 2016] Comp-Tac's Q Line of Multi-fit Holsters

With as many pistols as we review here at The Firearm Blog finding a holster in the big box o’ discarded holsters can be a bit of a pain in the tush. I have resulted to a Safariland Pro-Fit paddle holster as my catch all T&E holster because it fits just about everything. Few other holster makers offered something similar leaving me forced into a holster. Comp-Tac saw this void in the market and decided to do something about it. With their new Q line of holsters 4 sizes will fit just about any current production handgun out.

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Holster Review- Black Rhino Concealment

Really Miles? Another Kydex whopdeedoo holster has hit the market? Never mind I can make the things in my garage with a couple of presses and a heater, now I have to find another excuse to shell out for this thing that is apparently so special and unique from every other Kydex contraption on the market?

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