When it comes to concealed carry, there are many factors to consider. Where and how you’ll be carrying, what kind of clothing you wear, and of course, the type of gun you’ll be carrying are all important details.
It’s also important to think about the quality of materials used in your equipment.
The best craftsmen only use Premium leather to make the most long-lasting holsters
Here are some reasons to carry a leather holster.
1. Leather Holsters Protect Your Firearm from Corrosive Elements
From heat and humidity to rain and snow, your holster needs to not just survive the elements, but protect your gun and make sure it’s ready to use at a moment’s notice.
Leather is a great choice for protecting your firearm because it has the natural ability to repel moisture and withstand extreme temperatures.
Even if you wear your gun inside your waistband (IWB) where there is no direct sun exposure, your body can sweat on the gun creating rust and buildup.
Leather holsters will provide a solid barrier between your body’s sweat and natural oils and the gun – and maintain comfort while doing so.
Whether you are walking on a trail or downtown, bumping and snagging your gun can leave scratches or damage to your firearm.
Secured in a leather holster, your gun won’t be scratched if you get too close to nature.
Brush and the elements won’t go through the solid protection if your holster – and if bumped, the soft leather won’t give away your firearm, either.
2. Leather Holsters Are Discreet and Easy to Conceal
Like Kydex and other synthetic materials, leather holsters are molded around the gun and made to fit snugly against your body.
Unlike Kydex, there are no sharp edges with leather.
A leather holster hugs the gun close to your body, making it much harder to notice.
The leather is also naturally very smooth and can be finished in various ways to soften the overall texture and keep your gun hidden under clothing.
1791 Gunleather’s 4-Way and 3-Way Multi-Fit Holsters give you up to 4 different ways to carry concealed! Check them out here.
3. Leather Holsters Are Durable and Won’t Break.
Thickness, treatment of leather, and even added reinforcements in high-use areas can all contribute to the durability of leather holsters.
But quality matters!
Don’t fall for cheap quality and poorly made holsters. If you see terms like, “genuine” leather, stay away – those won’t last.
Premium leather is the highest leather grade available, and true leather-crafters know how to pick quality leather, work with the leather, and know how to create a solid holster that will last decades.
A high-quality leather holster will last you many years, maintaining shape and function and protecting your gun in all circumstances.
4. Leather Holsters Conform to Your Body and Your Gun – Giving You Comfort and the Perfect Fit
The smooth and supple nature of quality leather makes it very comfortable to wear against the skin.
Even if you’re wearing your gun all day, you shouldn’t be able to feel it much.
With leather, there are no hard edges to pinch or plastic to stick to your skin. A leather holster is also very easy to adjust to your body and will conform to your shape over time.
Conforming to your body will help you conceal your gun and keep “printing” to a minimum.
Comfort on the body isn’t the only thing leather holsters do.
By securely keeping your gun in the same spot at all times, you know exactly where your gun is and are able to access it whenever you need it.
Perhaps the most comfortable of all leather holsters is the Fair Chase Deer Hide Holster. It’s the softest, smoothest, and most comfortable inside-the-waistband holster on the market. Click here to check it out.
5. Nothing Matches the Style of a Leather Holster!
Depending on your lifestyle and activities, your choices can reflect your personality.
There are many styles and options when it comes to leather holsters.
From IWB and OWB (outside the waistband), to attachments and colors, you can find the perfect holster for your gun.
Working outdoors and running cattle? You may choose an OWB with a classic look since people will see it.
Running errands around town? A light color, IWB with loops might be your choice for the day.
In addition to types of holsters depending on placement on the body, some leather makers will add decorative designs or stamp their logo on the holster.
Most leather is dyed and treated to get certain colors and ensure they don’t run on you or your gun. In addition to all the options mentioned, the varying sources of leather can contribute to the ruggedness and quality of the holster
Bottom Line About Leather Holsters
A leather holster is a great choice for anyone who carries a gun for personal protection.
With many advantages including comfort, style, and function, you can know your firearm is protected from the elements, secure and ready when you need it most.
Don’t settle for cheap. Invest in high-quality leather holster and trust your firearm to nothing less.
Snagmag Concealed Magazine Holster$21.99 – $34.95
Gun Belt 01 – Made with American Heavy Native Steerhide$59.99 – $64.99
SCH – Smooth Concealment Holster$45.99
BH1 – 1911 Belt Holster$54.99 – $59.99
BHX – Thumb Break Holster$57.99 – $62.99
BHC– Open Top Belt Holster for Small and Micro-Frame Firearms$54.99 – $59.99
Fair Chase Deer Hide Holster$59.99
BH2.1 – Open Top Multi-Fit Belt Holster 2.1$54.99 – $59.99
Ultra Custom Concealment Holster$99.99