Gear Review: Best Concealment IWB Holster

With all the madness going on in the world, more and more people are making the correct choice to own and carry a firearm. I have had a carry permit for many years and recently became certified as a RSO (Range Safety Officer) and as a Firearms Instructor. I choose to carry my firearm in various ways depending on the situation. In some situations I open carry, but more often than not I carry concealed. I have long believed that concealed carry gives you an added element of surprise and in a high stress situation you need every advantage you can get. You may have read my previous article on why you need a pocket gun , but as useful as a small gun can be I wanted/needed something a bit larger for everyday carry. After renting and shooting a wide range of guns I finally settled on the compact Glock 43; a small single stack 9 mm with a 6 round capacity. With that settled, I needed a light IWB (inside the waistband) holster that was tough but wouldn’t break the bank. Face it, you can spend a lot on a quality holster.

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I settled on a Kydex holster from Concealment Express. This holster is custom made for this firearm, not one of the generic sized ones that rarely fit right. It has adjustable retention and adjustable carry angle; this comes in handy for me as I carry behind my hip so tilting forward makes for an easier draw.

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Searching their selection, it appears they make a version for every handgun I could think of. Made in the US, a lifetime warranty and priced under $40 made it a good bet. I’ve been using it almost every day for a couple of months now and so far I’m really happy with it. Ultra thin and comfortable; it’s definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for an IWB holster.

Keep your powder dry!

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