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Doug Childers of New Braunfels, Texas, runs Bear Creek Holsters, a one-man workshop finely crafting custom holsters that are gaining some attention. In addition to cowhide, he offers holsters made of horsehide, which is denser, smoother and more moisture resistant than cowhide. Color choices are black, brown or natural leather, which has a marbled light brown appearance. Holsters are hand tooled and stitched without rivets. Childers also offers accents and exotic materials such as alligator, shark, elephant, ostrich or stingray. Delivery times can vary based on demand. Check Bear Creek Holsters’ website for current delivery times. (Prices vary, bearcreekholsters.com)
Doug Childers of New Braunfels, Texas, runs Bear Creek Holsters, a one-man workshop finely crafting custom holsters that are gaining some attention. In addition to cowhide, he offers holsters made of horsehide, which is denser, smoother and more moisture resistant than cowhide. Color choices are black, brown or natural leather, which has a marbled light brown appearance. Holsters are hand tooled and stitched without rivets. Childers also offers accents and exotic materials such as alligator, shark, elephant, ostrich or stingray. Delivery times can vary based on demand. Check Bear Creek Holsters’ website for current delivery times. (Prices vary, bearcreekholsters.com)

Editor James Card takes a look at some of the best concealed carry holsters out there – solid rigs to keep your handguns safe and secure.

StealthGearUSA

StealthGearUSA The ONYX IWB holster is for all-day concealment, and what makes it comfortable is the inner VentCore breathable platform that dissipates your sweat and keeps your waistline area dry. The outer shell is Kydex, and the rig attaches with stainless steel clips. Each holster is custom built. Made in the USA.  ($100, stealthgearusa.com)

The ONYX IWB holster is for all-day concealment, and what makes it comfortable is the inner VentCore breathable platform that dissipates your sweat and keeps your waistline area dry. The outer shell is Kydex, and the rig attaches with stainless steel clips. Each holster is custom built. Made in the USA.  (Get it here at GunDigestStore.com)


Crossbreed

crossbreed  The SuperTuck Deluxe is a blend of stability and comfort. The backing is offered in horsehide, cowhide or hard-rolled cowhide. One option to consider is the Combat Cut where some of the leather is trimmed from the backing. This allows the shooter to get a better grip and a faster draw. The trade-off is a slight decrease in comfort. ($70, crossbreedholsters.com)
The SuperTuck Deluxe is a blend of stability and comfort. The backing is offered in horsehide, cowhide or hard-rolled cowhide. One option to consider is the Combat Cut where some of the leather is trimmed from the backing. This allows the shooter to get a better grip and a faster draw. The trade-off is a slight decrease in comfort. ($70, crossbreedholsters.com)


Blackhawk!

blackhawk! The Epoch Level 3 Light Bearing Duty Holster is designed for Glock and Smith & Wesson M&P pistols mounted with an under-barrel pistol light. It will fit with Streamlight’s TLR-1 and TLR-2 and the SureFire X300. Made of a proprietary polymer blend, the holster has the same master grip release principle as the Serpa series of holsters, which involves a thumb-activated release that disengages both the ejection-port lock and the protective pivot guard. ($125, blackhawk.com)

The Epoch Level 3 Light Bearing Duty Holster is designed for Glock and Smith & Wesson M&P pistols mounted with an under-barrel pistol light. It will fit with Streamlight’s TLR-1 and TLR-2 and the SureFire X300. Made of a proprietary polymer blend, the holster has the same master grip release principle as the Serpa series of holsters, which involves a thumb-activated release that disengages both the ejection-port lock and the protective pivot guard. ($125, blackhawk.com) Click here to shop Blackhawk holsters at GunDigestStore.com!


Galco

galco  The Royal Guard is a great choice for larger defensive pistols that are to be worn inside the pants. The rough side of the leather faces out, with the friction adding stability. The smooth side is on the inside for a quick draw and easy holstering. It is made of horsehide with a natural finish. ($130, galcogunleather.com)

The Royal Guard is a great choice for larger defensive pistols that are to be worn inside the pants. The rough side of the leather faces out, with the friction adding stability. The smooth side is on the inside for a quick draw and easy holstering. It is made of horsehide with a natural finish. ($130, galcogunleather.com)


Safariland

SAFARILAND Safariland took three popular holster models and added a Cordura nylon wrap finish over the SafariLaminate thermal-molded shell. They come in MultiCam, Ranger green, coyote and khaki. The models offered are the 6004USN and the 6354DO, two tactical holster rigs; and the 6378USN, an open-top concealment hip holster. ($110-$220, safariland.com)

Safariland took three popular holster models and added a Cordura nylon wrap finish over the SafariLaminate thermal-molded shell. They come in MultiCam, Ranger green, coyote and khaki. The models offered are the 6004USN and the 6354DO, two tactical holster rigs; and the 6378USN, an open-top concealment hip holster. ($110-$220, safariland.com)

This article appeared in the September 18, 2014 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.


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