August 1999

Hide-and-Seek CCW Style: Concealment Holsters Tested

We found a lot to like when we tested thirteen products from Galco, Michael’s, and Hoffners, but Uncle Mike’s Sidekick Professional Pocket Holster was a Best Buy.

Of main concern to the holder of a state-issued license to carry a concealed handgun is for that gun to remain concealed. That said, it is unwise to use a holster not specifically designed for your gun, because you must be able to put it into action. Furthermore, the gun/holster combination must fit your body style and your environment. Cross-draw holsters, for example, are making a comeback. This is because cross-draw works well for those who spend a great deal of time driving or sitting at a desk, two particularly vulnerable positions.

To investigate some of the variations found to be effective modes of carry, Gun Tests has assembled a number of holsters that offer solutions to the prob...

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