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Friday Faves: The Trigger Guard IWB Holster

Friday Faves: The Trigger Guard IWB Holster

Women who carry handguns on their person are always on the search for a holster that's comfortable and doesn't add bulk.  Generally that means they end up with a smaller gun.

I carry a Glock 19, whose grip is a bit wider than, say, an M&P Shield, but I prefer to carry that over my .380. 

The trigger guard-style holster was my best bet to make that Glock as skinny as possible.  I call it my "Skinny Holster" because it reminded me of those Skinny Margarita mixes.  I don't have to sacrifice enjoyment out of my favorite gun simply because it makes me "fat."

The holster snaps over your gun's trigger guard like a tupperware cover.  That one loud click you hear as it snaps in place tells you it's undoubtedly secure.  The only extra bulk you have now is your own gun's dimensions.  This holster doesn't add inches.

For the models currently on the market, you do need a belt, but this isn't a training holster where you practice repeated draws and reholsters.  Remember it's an IWB holster for concealed carry.   Hopefully you'll never have to pull it out.  If you do need to reholster, you won't be eyeballing it and simply sticking it back in your pants.  You'll need to manually slide it back in place.

The one pictured here is made by Raven Concealment and is called their Vanguard 2.  

This is how you wear one on your pants:

 

The loop rests outside your waistband.  The gun and holster lie inside your waistband, against your body. They make these for the Glock 17/19/26/34 size guns as well as the M&P compact/standard/long-slide, but not the Shields or .45's.

The loop rests outside your waistband.  The gun and holster lie inside your waistband, against your body. They make these for the Glock 17/19/26/34 size guns as well as the M&P compact/standard/long-slide, but not the Shields or .45's.

No belt?  Not a problem.  Not all us women wear belts, so here's a female-adapted model that I conjured up, with Mike Pannone's help. It uses an UltiClip which is essentially a large VERY secure binder clip that clamps onto your waistband.  

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Here are the two versions side by side:

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You don't have to ask "Does this make me look fat?" anymore with these holsters!

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