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Tips on Buying High Quality Leather Pancake Holster

Oct 7th 2015 at 5:32 AM

Concealment holsters come in all shapes and sizes. If you are one of those gun carriers who keep a drawer-full of holsters that you don’t use, it might be because you still haven’t found just the right carrier to cradle your gun with. Any experienced gun collector and enthusiast will tell you that it takes a while to find the exact type of holster that best suits your carrying style, and you will probably need a drawer’s worth of holsters for different guns to find the exact match for you. Not all concealment holsters are created equal. Some are well made, and others may not be as good in terms of quality. While it is only natural for you to test loyalties with different types of gun holsters as well as different brand names and manufacturers, you can save a great deal of trouble (and money) from buying the wrong type by understanding the different characteristics and qualities of holsters to begin with.

Leather pancake holsters are quite a popular choice for other kinds of hip holsters like askins or avengers. Pancake holsters are typically made using two pieces of material (usually leather), with the gun sandwiched in between. They feature two or more belt slots and provide leverage on the gun in terms of pulling it much closer to the body. Pancake holsters are therefore a bit more concealable than hip holsters made only of one piece of material folded around the gun. Other common types of holsters you can choose from include IWB or inside-the-waistband holsters, which can be worn inside the pants and attached through the belt using loops or hooks and crossdraw holsters, which can be worn on the off-side of the body. Shoulder holsters are also an option, albeit uncomfortable to carry, along with fanny packs and paddles. Ankle holsters are great for concealing backup guns while pocket holsters offer great convenience in terms of stand-alone concealment as they don’t require any other garment to be kept concealed.

When purchasing a leather holster, it is important to take into consideration different factors like the design security, access, and type of concealment. This will help you determine comfort and practicality, especially when you need your weapon concealed but always on the ready. The material is also an important consideration, especially when you are particular about quality and longevity. Leather is a safe choice, although many other cutting edge materials are available in the market if you wish to venture out to other forms of concealment.

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Tucker Gun Leather Store sells the best quality gun holsters made up of leather and Kydex material. You can find variety of gun holsters that includes OWB holsters, IWB holsters, ankle holsters, pocket holsters, field holsters, revolvers holsters, gun belts, magazine pouches, rifle slings and Kydex belt clips at All the holsters are designed to fit standard factory equipped guns only.

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