While there are many holsters available for carrying a gun for protection, it is also true that some are designed much better for particular concealed carry needs than others. The typical holster is designed with the focus on retention and security but the design elements needed to accommodate the lifestyle of the wearer are typically addressed to a much lesser degree.
This raises a specific issue related to carry options for athletic type activities. Take as an example the typical OWB style Kydex holster. They are designed to retain a firearm in a location at the side of the body. While they are sometimes well designed for concealment and afford a fairly secure fit through some physical activities, one might want more from a purpose-built running holster.
Many gun holsters marketed as belly band holsters for running appear practical but do not provide adequate functionality. Oftentimes they fit poorly, are made from thin, low-quality fabric, and roll, bounce or shift on the body, even when they are worn properly. This is unsafe and uncomfortable.
The basic issue here is one of preparation. If you have an active lifestyle, being prepared means finding a holster that will enable you to carry safely in active situations. A traditional holster simply may not work sufficiently in an active concealed carry situation. In other words, if you are not utilizing a purpose-built holster you are not fully prepared.
A running holster that is thoughtfully and purposefully designed can be very effective and versatile. A well-designed running holster is compatible with running clothing like shorts and T-shirts and it is equally well suited for wearing under casual clothing. It goes without saying that a holster that is designed to conceal well with physical activity would also be well suited for casual clothing and related settings.
The forces exerted on a holster while running can cause it to roll, flop, or bounce on the body. This is uncomfortable and potentially dangerous as it betrays the location of the holster. However, there are quality running holsters available, like Pistol Wear’s PT-ONE and PT-2 Concealment Holsters, both of which are made from high-quality, premium materials and will not bounce or roll when properly worn. They’re designed to provide enhanced comfort to the wearer and will not print the firearm, which makes them ideal for concealed carry.
To learn more about these and other innovative solutions for concealed carry, both for athletic use and otherwise, visit pistolwear.com or contact their customer service team. You can reach them at 1-918-289-2976 or at [email protected] with questions or concerns.