September 03, 2021
So you just purchased your first firearm. Congratulations, and welcome to gun ownership. Your next step should be to purchase the right holster for your weapon so you can begin training with it to perfect your carry style and draw.
Holsters are important for several reasons:
Choosing the right holster can be challenging if you’ve never done it before, so below we’re outlining a few key considerations you should keep in mind.
The Mainstay Clipless IWB/Pocket Holster is a classic holster from Elite Survival Systems and is a great option for new gun owners because it allows for multiple styles of carry. The slip-resistant outer shell keeps the holster firmly in place as you draw. It’s even ambidextrous and comes in a variety of sizes to fit popular handguns.
New gun owners may prefer overt carry as it can be more comfortable. If you plan on carrying your firearm outside the waistband, the Dura-Tek Belt Holster from Elite Survival Systems is a great option. Constructed of dense, padded ballistic nylon and an injection-molded polymer belt panel, it provides maximum coverage for your firearm. The built-in SightStrip™ even offers protection to front and rear sights.
If you prefer abdominal-strap carry, you should try the Core Defender Belly Band Gun Holster from Elite Survival Systems. Belly band holsters are a comfortable option for concealment, and since the firearm is held snug to the abdomen you’ll get an added feeling of security and stability. They are also made for people of all shapes and sizes, from 24”-50” wide.
For maximum concealability, the Inside the Pant Clip Holster is a solid choice. Constructed of multi-layer, turned and quilted ballistic nylon with a spring-steel clip, this holster is crafted to last. It is ambidextrous and suited to multiple draw styles, making it a great choice for new gun owners who aren’t certain which style suits them best yet. Great for appendix carry, or small of back.
Starting your gun ownership journey with a quality holster will help you protect yourself, your weapon, and your technique. We hope you’ll consider one of these top four holsters for your first holster. Let us know in the comments what questions you may have.
Elite Survival Systems is your choice for premium quality holsters, cases, and tactical nylon. At Elite Survival Systems, we believe that an individual has a right to safety and defense of life, and that an immediate threat to life requires an immediate response. The responsible carry and use of firearms makes the world a better, safer place. We envision a world where firearms blend seamlessly into all aspects of life. Our mission is to create high-quality, intelligently designed products for concealment, discreet transport, and rigorous carry. We strive to better serve our customers and users while promoting best practices in our industry. Our broad line of concealment holsters, packs, backpacks, and discreet rifle cases support almost every style of concealed carry. We are proud to say that the vast majority of our products continue to be made in the USA.