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IWB Holster Reviews



Ask any plain clothes law enforcement officer or daily concealed carry civilian what type of holster they use most often and 9 out of 10 will tell you that they are using an In-The-Waistband Holster (IWB Holster) on a daily basis.

The major advantage of the IWB holster is the fact that the lower half of the gun is inherently concealed inside the trousers. This small but significant detail might seem trivial, but ask anyone who has carried a handgun for more than 6 months and they'll tell you that it's much easier to choose clothing and outerwear that will conceal a pistol if only the grip section has to be concealed.

Strong side holsters are most popular but Appendix carry holsters positioned inside the pants as well as crossdraw style IWB holsters are also available for those looking for alternative carry options.

A few disadvantages are brought up by those who prefer a duty holster or shoulder holster include the comfort factor, the need to purchase pants in sizes slightly larger than normal, and minor difficulties getting into and out of a vehicle. The majority of these factors, however, are shared with other holster styles that will satisfactorily transport a full-sized handgun and all of those who choose to equip themselves with an IWB holster tend to feel that the benefits outweigh the associated hindrances.

It's because of this overwhelming popularity that most holster manufacturers offer more than one IWB Holster design. Most hand-made leather holster craftsmen like those at Milt Sparks or Lou Alessi have a number of IWB holster designs. Not as many Kydex holsters are made for carry in-the-waistband because the material does not lend well to the application but there are a few if you look long enough.


Newest IWB Holsters Reviewed

Talon Plus IWB Holster by Alessi Talon Plus IWB Holster by Alessi
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The Alessi Talon Plus is one of the most basic IWB holster on the market today that performs consistently well over the course of many years of use. It is small and due to the integration of the nylon Talon Clips, extremely easy to get on an off. When... [Read more of this review]

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MOB Back Holster by Galco MOB Back Holster by Galco
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In recent years, a growing number of shooters have been taking interest in small-of-the-back (S.O.B) holsters. The primary catalyst for this is assumed to be the exceptional level of concealment that such a holster provides. Galco holsters responded... [Read more of this review]

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SuperTuck Deluxe IWB Holster by Crossbreed SuperTuck Deluxe IWB Holster by Crossbreed
Style4.114.114.114.114.11
Durability4.674.674.674.674.67
Concealability4.894.894.894.894.89
Overall Value4.784.784.784.784.78

The Crossbreed SuperTuck Deluxe is the holster that started a mini-revolution in IWB holster design. Comprised of a deep-molded kydex outer holster mated to a large, premium grade leather backing. Many consider it to be one of the most garish holsters... [Read more of this review]

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QwikClip IWB Holster by Crossbreed QwikClip IWB Holster by Crossbreed
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The QwikClip IWB holster is smallest model that Crossbreed Holsters makes which still supports full size pistols. Not everyone likes the overall fit of the SuperTuck Deluxe and the QwikClip fills the gap rather nicely. The QwikClip is secured by a single... [Read more of this review]

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MiniTuck IWB Holster by Crossbreed MiniTuck IWB Holster by Crossbreed
Style4.334.334.334.334.33
Durability4.674.674.674.674.67
Concealability4.334.334.334.334.33
Overall Value4.334.334.334.334.33

Over the years we've seen that most shooting experts deny that the .380 Auto is a viable self-defense round regardless of the fact that it is matched to some of of the smaller, and most concealable pistols available. The advent of .380 +P ammo and the... [Read more of this review]

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MicroClip IWB Holster by Crossbreed MicroClip IWB Holster by Crossbreed
Style44444
Durability55555
Concealability55555
Overall Value55555

The growing popularity of super-small autos like the KelTec P3AT, Kahr P380, and the Ruger LCP, soon required the designers at Crossbreed holsters to return to the drawing board to forge a new IWB holster that can meet the specific needs of the shooter... [Read more of this review]

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Two O’Clock IWB Holster by Comp-Tac Two O’Clock IWB Holster by Comp-Tac
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The number of IWB holsters designed exclusively for appendix carry is noticeably limited. The Two O'Clock by Comp-Tac is one of two models the company makes specifically for this carry mode. The Two O'Clock shares the same tough-as-nails polymer foundation... [Read more of this review]

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