In a dangerous emergency situation when every second counts, the last thing you want to encounter is a weapon snafu. While comfort has its merit and is key for daytime errands and low-risk situations, effectiveness will always trump comfort any day. The perfect holster for a quick-draw situation should not snag when being drawn from its holster, should sit close to your body, will not get entangled in clothing and does not cause extreme discomfort when wearing. Here are some of the best types of holsters for dangerous situations.
Arguably the safest and easiest to access weapon holsters on the market are the exterior and interior waistband holsters. They may shift around a little as you move about throughout your day, but the accessibility cannot be beat with a waistband holster. They are also relatively comfortable, but they are not very discreet.
A concealed ankle holster is ideal if you travel a lot by subway or are sitting quite frequently. It is virtually undetectable under jeans or pants and offers minimal fuss with clothing to retrieve your weapon.
Back holsters require a little more finagling with your clothing, especially if you are wearing many layers on top. However, in terms of being discreet, comfortable and readily accessible, they are one of the best holster options available on the market. You can draw your weapon just as quickly with a back holster as you can with a hip or waistband holster.
Purse, briefcase and bag holsters are among the least effective in an emergency situation. However, for people who find it uncomfortable or unsafe carrying a weapon on their person, fanny packs, crossbody bags or purses with built-in holsters are better than not carrying your weapon at all.
While no one wishes they are ever in a situation that warrants needing a quick-draw holster option, it is always better to be safe than sorry. You never know when danger may be lurking around the corner, and you want to be able to protect yourself and those you love at a moment’s notice.