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Pocket Holsters

What is a pocket holster?

A pocket holster is a small holster made to carry an equally small weapon in a front pocket, trouser pocket, or jacket pocket. There are many pocket holsters on the market today, each with its advantages and disadvantages. A well-designed pocket holster should do the following:

  • Provide a safe method to carry a weapon. Covering the trigger area not only maintains safety during your draw, but also keeps debris out.
  • Conceal the weapon. A properly constructed pocket holster should break up the outline of the weapon in the pocket and minimize printing.
  • Make the weapon readily accessible. The pocket holster should be wide enough to keep the weapon in an upright, accessible position within the pocket.
  • Allow for immediate deployment. An effective pocket holster should allow for quick access, a full firing grip, and quick weapon deployment.


What is a pocket holster made of?

Today’s pocket holsters are produced from leather, nylon, or kydex.

Leather - About 80% of all pocket holsters on the market are made from leather. Some manufacturers use a stiff grade leather, while other use a softer style leather. The stiffer leather tends to be thicker in width, which can add to the overall bulk of the holster.

Nylon - Many of the lower priced pocket holsters are produced from nylon. Though budget-friendly, a nylon pocket holster can occasionally lack the rigidity to properly break up the weapon outline.

Kydex - As kydex continues to evolve in holster applications, a select few manufacturers are now using it to produce pocket holsters. Kydex is significantly more rigid and stronger than leather or nylon, and kydex pocket holsters tend to be very thin.

 
What else should be considered when choosing a pocket holster?

Release Device – Examine the release device that is used when the weapon is drawn from the pocket. Some manufacturers use a hook, while others rely on friction or a combination of the two. Be aware that if these release devices fail or don't work properly, you could experience a draw problem or draw a holstered weapon.

Concealability - The level of concealability for pocket holsters will depend greatly on the size of the weapon carried. Pocket holsters are specifically designed for, and work best with, small handguns. With the right size weapon, pocket carry becomes much simpler. Some popular weapons that conceal well in a pocket holster include:

    Ruger LCP
    S&W J Frames
    Kahr PM9, P380
    Beretta Tomcat
    Sig P238

Here are some of our more popular pocket holster models:

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Don Hume 001 Front Pocket Holster MTR Custom Front Pocket Holster MTR Custom Back Pocket Holster Don Hume 002 Rear Pocket Holster

 

 

 

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