There are many different types of holsters for the concealed carry of firearms, but none is as completely hidden as a belly band holster. Worn wrapped around the torso, holding the gun close to the body and smoothing the outline of the gun, a belly band holster provides the utmost possible concealment. For law enforcement officers in deep undercover assignments, when discovery would be disastrous, this is a vital asset. For civilians who want to carry concealed in public places, this is a great holster to wear under both casual clothing and even some more formal types as well.
Belly Band Holsters Come In Several Types And Sizes
A sample of the belly band holster products available from different sporting goods and hunting stores reveal a variety of different makers and types of these concealed carry holsters. The Bulldog Deluxe Belly Band Holster in Nylon Black holds up to two handguns, two magazines, holds it all very securely and even has a concealed money pocket. Constructed of elastic nylon with Velcro™ fasteners, the belt is six inches wide and comes in sizes of 23 to 32 inches, 32 to 38 inches, and 38 to 42 inches. This band is designed to work well with many different types of clothing. The Galco Under Wraps Belly Band Holster is made of comfortable, stretchable nylon with two leather holsters for up to two handguns. The holsters fit most revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. There are two additional pockets for accessories and other gear.
You'll Want To Look For The Right Size Belly Band For Your Gun
The NRA Store markets the NRA Ventilated Belly Holster. Since belly band concealed gun holsters usually rest against the body, which can sometimes lead to sweating and discomfort, the NRA model's five inch band is made with perforated elastic that allows the skin to breathe while still using this versatile style of holster. It is also ambidextrous with both left and right hand holsters as well as gear pockets. It has adjustable retention straps and a hook and loop closure so it can be fitted to any position. It is suitable for small, medium and large handguns. The Blue Stone Safety Original Belly Band Holster is a versatile high quality belt that accommodates almost all handguns. For left or right hand, in sizes Small through Extra Large, the belt has an extra slot for magazine storage and a small pocket for an ID or money. This extremely durable belt has a Velcro™ thumb break.
Modular Designs Are Becoming Popular Due To Their Convenience
Among new concealed gun holsters is the Modular Belly Band by Crossbreed Holsters. This is the first ever modular belly band. This elastic band is for regular waistline carry but with the efficient convenience of Kydex paddle holsters. The band includes two sewn pouches for gear and magazine storage and one larger sewn pouch for handcuffs. The benefit of a paddle holster is that the holster with the firearm in it can be removed easily without undressing in any way. A leather paddle holster is one of the types of concealed gun holsters that are convenient for plain clothes carry for this same reason but the firearm is sometimes in plain site which is not advantageous in certain situations. Firearms wearers such as detectives in plain clothes who move between their offices to their vehicle to the field to the office again find their use very convenient. They have to frequently remove their firearm and then put it back on again – all the while keeping their firearm protected and clean. With this belly band the holster can be removed with the firearm still in it without having to take off the belt it is on. A leather paddle holster helps a law enforcement office keep that critical balance between comfortable concealment and the ability to have speedy and dependable deployment of their weapon when it is needed.
Paddle Holsters Can Be The Perfect Holster For Some Situations
The Galco Leather Speed Paddle Holster is molded premium grade saddle leather. The open-top design provides for extremely fast draws while the covered trigger guards add additional safety for the holstered weapon. This paddle fits belts up to one and three quarter inches wide. The Gould and Goodrich Leather Paddle Holster Model 807 comes in black or tan and it’s available for right or left hand. This contoured paddle has flexible wings that keep the holster in place securely as it is drawn. The Blackhawk Leather Angle-Adjustable Paddle Holster is built for minimum bulk. It achieves maximum concealment with its flat profile and it has a reinforced thumb break and a wrap-around trigger guard cover for a fast draw and a simple re-holstering.
More Than One Carry System For Your Firearm Is Usually Required
Holsters of any kind take some getting used to, especially those for concealed carry that are worn close to the body. After a necessary adjustment period, you will be pleased to notice the ease with which you can draw and re-holster your firearm from a paddle holster. You will also be very happy with the all-day comfort provided by the concealed carry of a belly band. It’s all about having the options you want and the need to carry your firearm in comfort while maintaining fast, easy and dependable access to it at all times. If you're like most people who carry a firearm, sometimes you'll need a paddle holster and other times you'll need a belly band. Choose what works best for your personal needs when you must have stealthy access to your firearm.