holsters & carry

September 01, 2022

Nexbelt Review

Nexbelt is a newer company, just seven years in at this point, but the Rancho Cucamonga upstart is taking the belt industry by storm. While Nexbelt didn’t invent the ratchet system, they re-engineered it and improved upon existing tech. They design and build all their tools and molds, so what you see in the final… Continue reading Nexbelt Review

April 23, 2022

CrossBreed Holsters Review

Springfield, Missouri’s CrossBreed Holsters began in 2005 when Mark Craighead, an avid shooter and concealed carry permit holder — like many of us — gathered a collection of holsters, quickly finding what did and didn’t work for him. Out of frustration, Mark started to work on a design for a holster he would want to… Continue reading CrossBreed Holsters Review

March 23, 2022

Best Belly Band Holsters: Carry In (Relative) Comfort

The Crossbreed Modular Belly Band is the best belly band holster for most people. The Kydex holster is higher quality than other options, and the band feels more durable — with less twisting binding than lesser elastics. While not universal, these hybrid holsters are available in as wide a selection as we found anywhere, so you’re likely… Continue reading Best Belly Band Holsters: Carry In (Relative) Comfort

March 05, 2022

The Best Concealed Carry Pants

5.11 Tactical’s Defender Flex Jeans are the best concealed carry pants for most people. They use a 65% polyester/35% cotton blend that has offers rip-stop to keep your pants in one piece, are water-resistant yet breathable, come in multiple inseam lengths, have rear-slanted side pockets that work well when seated, offer such features as front… Continue reading The Best Concealed Carry Pants

March 03, 2022

We The People Holsters Review [Hands-On]

There’s no shortage of holster brands out there, and in my time as a competitive shooter, I’ve tried most of them. Given I’m always up to try something new, We The People Holsters contacted me about reviewing some of their products and provided the holsters and mag pouch in this review free of charge. As… Continue reading We The People Holsters Review [Hands-On]

February 27, 2022

The Best Car Holsters in 2023

Wearing a firearm while seated (even for short hops) can be cumbersome, and longer road trips will be downright irritating. Plus carrying a firearm on your person while seated will seriously compromise your ability to draw. A concealable, easy-to-install car holster will almost certainly make things a little easier and give you a better experience… Continue reading The Best Car Holsters in 2023

February 22, 2022

The Best Running Holsters

The Crossbreed Modular Belly Band is the best running holster for most people. It pairs a molded, gun-specific CrossBreed Kydex holster with a high-quality elastic band that gives you the best of both worlds – a super-stable gun/holster fit with the flexibility of an elastic belly band. Plus the Kydex holster is backed by a… Continue reading The Best Running Holsters

February 16, 2022

The Best Concealed Carry Belts

No shame – everyone has at one point used a regular belt to carry their firearm. Eventually, you realize they don’t offer the support you need – and they just don’t feel right. However, if you’ve ever tried a true concealed carry belt, you’ll notice a significant difference between a regular belt and a purpose-built… Continue reading The Best Concealed Carry Belts

February 13, 2022

The Best Concealed Carry Vests

Over 2 months, we sent 15 concealed carry vests out with 6 EDC enthusiasts and law enforcement professionals across 3 states to tackle the kinds of tasks you’ll do every day with a vest like these – shopping, hitting a sports bar, going out to dinner, sitting, standing, and general running around – to find… Continue reading The Best Concealed Carry Vests

February 10, 2022

The Best Ankle Holsters

An ankle carry holster lets you carry a gun or backup weapon on your lower leg while keeping your upper torso unencumbered from larger, bulkier holsters. These holsters are designed to make it nearly impossible for people to detect (or print) your firearm, are small, stable, and do their job without jostling or discomfort. We… Continue reading The Best Ankle Holsters

February 02, 2022

The Best Concealed Carry Jackets

The Rothco Special Ops Soft Shell CCW jacket is the best concealed carry jacket for most people. It is lightweight, comfortable, and easy to use, and has a huge number of pockets. Most importantly, the internal carry pockets are easy to get into and make pocket carry a breeze.