Inside Waistband

One of the Most Concealed Carry Methods... IWB

IWB Holster by the Southern Trapper for Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless
IWB Holsters by the Southern Trapper

There are so many ways to carry your firearm concealed and there are a lot of different styles of holsters. The Inside Waistband is a very good method. I don't always get to utilize it, but when I do, I use the new holsters from The Southern Trapper.

All three guns for which I have IWB holsters are smaller caliber guns, two .380s and that old 1903 is .32 ACP. The smaller frame pistols work better for me than larger, heavier guns when it comes to tucking them in this manner.

IWB Holsters by the Southern Trapper for Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless and Colt Mustang
Pocket Hammerless and Colt Mustang

Note the metal clip on the Mustang holster versus the Alligator strap and snap on the 1903 holster. You won't go wrong with either option. The clip goes on and off faster, but the strap seems to add an extra measure of security.

I love the Ostrich holster!

The best holster is the one you are most comfortable with and will use. I have a lot of variety in selections to choose from and while I use different guns and different holsters all of the time, I have to say that the IWB is the most concealable.

There is an entire section of my website dedicated to Gun Leather, old and new. I also provide links to some of the best holsters on the market, which can be hard to find at times.

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Inside Waistband Holsters

Inside the waistband handgun holsters are designed to mount or clip to a belt and allow the wearer to securely holster the handgun inside their pants. Many inside the waistband handgun holsters allow the wearer to tuck their shirt over the holster to allow for maximum concealment and discretion. Personally, I'm not a big fan of carrying inside the waist band, although I know a lot of guys that almsot exclusively carry with that method.

Most of my days involve sitting at a desk in front of a computer which doesn't work well with IWB carry. When I'm wearing a business suit, I'm often beltless because I wear braces (suspenders) more often than not. I wrote these words in the 2007 - 2008 time frame. They are still true today. However, I have to say that in 2022, I use some of my new Southern Trapper IWB holsters more than ever before.

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