Like many devices, guns have other parts that we can affix to the main component. These parts usually aid proper working conditions and carriage, provide safety or other properties that the device doesn’t possess in itself. They’re known as gun accessories. These add-ons include muzzle, laser sight, silencer, blank, holster, choke, and lots more. The type of accessories you need would depend on the kind of gun.
That’s because they all serve different purposes. However, out of all of them, the most necessary accessory is the holster. The holster makes it both possible and easy to carry a gun safely and inconspicuously. It’s like a pouch in which the weapon is put and attached to the carrier’s belt. Hence, we’ll take the discussion about holsters further.
Holsters have to keep the gun in a readily accessible position while ensuring its safety. They make them with stuffed materials, usually leather, to maintain their shape after removing the weapon. It also enables one-handed operation. In a situation where the carrier has to bring out the gun, they have to do it quickly. Failing to do that might result in a compromise of their security, which is not the desire.
Hence, based on the situation which necessitates their use and other different factors, there are four types of holsters. They include duty holsters, tactical holsters, concealment holsters, and sporting holsters. Depending on where you’re to attach them, we have ankle, pocket, shoulder, outside the waistband (OWB), and inside the waistband (IWB) holsters. Others are groin, chest, strut, pancake, snub, and cross-draw belt holsters.